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RECORDS 



OF THE 



TOWNS OF 



North and South Hempstead, 



Long Island, N. Y. 



Edited by Benjamin D. Hicks. 



VOLUME VL 



PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF 
NORTH HEMPSTEAD. 



.JAMAICA. N. Y. : 
Long IsUiiid l''iii'mer Print. 

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PUBLIC I,lRi:,M!Y 

ASTOR, I !  t' 

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These volumes are inscribed to tlie memory of Henry Onderdonk, 
Jr., to whose generous public siiivit and patient research, our county 
is more indebted than to any other person, for promoting a general 
interest in the records of the past, and for transcribing and preserv- 
ing many incidents invaluable to the future historian of our Island. 



RECORDS 

OF THE 

TOWNS OF 

North and South Hempstead, 

LONG ISLAND. 



LIBER F. 

(continued.) 

Page 324. 

This Indenture made the Eleventh day of April in the 
Year of onr Lord Seventeen hundred and Seventy Seven 
Between James Wood and Elias Dorlon both of Hemp- 
stead in Queens County in tlie province of New York 
Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Daniel Pine 
late of Hempstead aforesaid Deceased of the one part and 
Richard Green of the Sanu; place Yeoman on the other 
part Witneseth that Whereas the Said Daniel Pino by his 
last Will and Testament did order Direct Impower and 
Authorize the Said James Wood and Elias Dorlon to Sell 
Certain Lands and Tenaments for the Uses and ]>urposes 
therein Declaired the Said James Wood & Elias Dorlon by 
Virtue of the ]X)\ver A' Authority as for and in the Consid- 
eration of the Sum of One hundred and twenty live pounds 
twelve Shillings Lawfnll Money of New York to them or 
one of them in hand paid at and before the Ensealing and 
Delevery of these prc^sents by the Said Richard (Ireen the 



40 AiO 97 



4 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Iloci])t whereof is hereby Acknowledged and thereof and 
every part and ]iarcell thereof do hereby Clearly And Ab- 
Sfihitely Ilidease Accpiit and fully Discharge the Said Rich- 
ard Green his Ex's And Adnir's forever have Given Granted 
Bargained Sold Remised Released Assured And Continued 
and by these presents do and each of Us fully Clearly and 
Absolutely Give Grant bargain Sell Remise Release Assure 
and Confirm unto the Said Richard Green and his heirs 
and Assigns forever all that one peice or parcell of Wood 
Land Situate Lying and being at the South Side of the 
Township of Hempstead at a place Commonly Called and 
known by the Name of Hicks's Neck belonging to the Es- 
tate of the Said Daniel Pine Deceased Containing Twenty 
live Acres and Twenty Square Rods Bounded as followeth 
South by Land which the Said James Wood <t Elias Dor- 
Ion lately Sold Increas Pettit Easterly partly by Land 
belonging to the Estate of Thomas Carmon Deceased and 
partly by Land of Abijah Beadle North by Land Now 
Claimed and in the possession of Adam Carmon and 
Westerly by Garett Golders Land Togather AVith all and 
Singular the fences pasturs Woods and under Woods unto 
the Same belonging or in any Manner of ways Appertain- 
ing To Have and to hold the heretofore Granted Wood 
Land and premises with all and every of their Appurten- 
ances Unto the Said Richard Green and his heirs and As- 
signs forever and the Said James Wood and Elias Dorlon 
for themselves Severally and Respectively and for their 
Several and Respective heirs Ex's & Admr's doth hereby 
Covenant promis grant and Agree to and With the Said 
Richard Green and his heirs and Assigns in Manner and 
form following that is to Say that the Said James Wood 
and Elias Dorlon by Virtue of the af on said Last Will & 
Testament of the Said Daniel Pine have good Right full 
power and Lawfull Authority to Grant and Convey the 
aforesaid Lands and premises unto the Said Richard Green 
his heirs & assigns in Manner and form afore-said and also 
that the Said Richard Green his heirs & assigns Shall and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 5 

Lawfully may at all times forever hereafter peaceably and 
Queitly have hold Occupy possess and Enjoy the heretofore 
granted Land and premises and Appurtenances without 
Any Lawfull Let Sale Trouble Denial Hinderance or In- 
ternption of or b}^ them the Said James Wood or Elias 
Dorlon or Either of them Respectively or their Respective 
Heirs Ex's Admr's or assigns or of or by Any Other person 
or persons Lawfully Claiming or to Claim by or under them 
or Any of them or under the Said Daniel Pine Deceased 
and that free & Clear and freely and Clearly Acquitted and 
Discharged or by them the Sd James Wood And Elias 

Page 325. 

Dorlon their Ex's and Admr's well and Suffeciently Saved 
Defended and kept Harmeless and Indemnified of from and 
against all and all Manner of former and Other Gifts Grants 
Bargains and Sales and Against all Other Estates Titles 
Troubles Charges or lucundjrances whatsoever had made 
Committed done or Wittiugly and AVillingly Suffered to be 
had made Committed done or Suffered to be done by them 
the Said James Wood or Elias Dorlon or Either of them 
Respectively or the Said Daniel Pine Deceased or by thro 
with or under their or any of their Act Means Consent 
Privity or procurement In Witness whereof the parties to 
the presents have hereunto Interchaingably Set their hands 
and Seals the day and Year first herein Written 

Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of James Wood (S) 

Samuel Green 

S Clowes Elias Dorlon (S) 

Queens ) 

/ s s 
County ) 

Memoraiidom that on the 2IJtl day of A})ril 1777 ])erson- 
ally Ap])eared before me Valentiue H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the ('ourt of Common Pleas for Queens County 
the AVithin Named James ANOod A' Elias Dorlon and Ac- 
knowledged that they Ex(!cuted the within written Instru- 



6 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ment as their Volentary Act and Deed Wliicli having Ex- 
amined and finding no Rasurs Nor Interlination.s do alow 

the Same to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered & Compared with the Orriginal 

By Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



This Indenture made the Twenty Sixth Day of March in 
the Year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven hundred 
and tifty Six hy and between John Wood of Hempstead in 
Queens County on Nausaw Island and in the province of 
New York Esqr of the one part and Fredrick Simonson Son 
of Moeras Simonson of Oysterbay and in the County and 
province aforesaid Yeoman of the other part Witnescth that 
I the Said John Wood for and in Consideration of the Sum 
of two hundred and Sixty pounds of good Lawfull Money 
of the Said province of New York to him in hand well & 
truly paid by Said Fredrick Simoscn at the time of the 
Ensealing and Delevering of these presents the Recipt 
whereof I the Said John do hereby Acknowledge and my 
Self therewith fully Satished Contented and paid and there- 
of and therefrom and from Every p.irt and parcell thereof 
Do hereby full}^ Acquit Exonerate And Discharge him the 
Said Fredrick Simosen and his heirs Ex's Admr's and as- 
signs forever by these i^resents Have Given Granted Bar- 
gained Sold Aliened Con vejed and Confirmed and by these 
presents do give grant bargain Sell Alien Convey <k Contiim 
unto him the Said Fredrick Simonsen and to his heirs and 
assigns forever all that of one Mesuage and Several peices 
of Land which I the Said John Wood purchaised of Joseph 
Carmou Son of Caleb Carmon Deceased Situated at the 
South Side of the plains Near the Town Spott of Hemp- 
stead aforesaid and is part of the plantation which the Said 
Caleb Carmon Died Seized of the first peice Contains 
al)out half and Acre of Land joyning to the Barn as the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. I 

fence Now Stands With the Westermost End or half of the 
House and Barn on or Near the premises Which Sd Caleb 
Cannon Died Siezed of as abovesaid the Second peice 
bounded Notharly by Carnion Rush mors Land as the fence 
and Marked trees Now Stand Westwardly by the Great 
plains as the fence Now Stands Easterly by Land Claimed 
by Samuel Willis as the fence Now Stands and Southardly 
partly by the Highway that Leads to the east Meadow 

Page 326. 

Swamp and partly as the fence Now Stands Untill it Comes 
to a Cleared fcild by the Side of the East Meadow Claimed 
hy Samuel Willis the third peice bountled Notharly part- 
ly by Solomon Seamans Mill and the great plains as the 
fence Now stands Westerly by Carmon Eushmors Laud as 
the fence Now stands Southarly by the Said Carmon Rush- 
mores Land as the fence Now Stands and Easterly by 
Thomas Carmons Land and the sd two Last Mentioned 
peices Containing by Estimation one hundred and Nineteen 
Acres be the Same More or Less as they are above bound- 
ed ' Also the Moity or Equall half of a peice of Land Lying 
undivided between me the Said John Wood and Carmon 
Rushmore the whole peice Bounded Northerly by the High- 
way that Leads across the East Meadow Swamp AVesterly 
by Land belonging to Beujamin Smith as the Line Runs 
East by Land of Thojnas Carmons and Southarly So far as 
to Contain forty three Acres the Same Lying in the East 
MeadoAv Swamp with all the timber trees Grass Water 
Water Courses with their Conveniances and Commodities 
to the Same belonging or appurtaining to Any and all the 
above peices and parcells of Land To have A- to hold all 
and Singular the above Granted and bargained peices of 
Land and premises With all I he Advantages Conveniances 
Commodities and Appurtenances to the Same belonging or 
in Any Wise A])pertaiiiing unto him the Said Fredrick 
Siniosen his heirs aJid assigns and 1 tlu; Said John Wood 
do hereby Covenant for my Self my heirs Ex's t^ Admr's to 



8 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

and with the Said Fredrick Simoiisen his heirs and assigns 
that at the time of the Ensealing Sc Delevery hereof I am 
the true Sole and Lawfnll Owner of the above bargained 
premises & am Lawfully Seized and possessed of the Same 
in Mine owne proper right as a good perfect And Absolute 
Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and have in my Self 
good right full power and LaAvfull Authority to Sell and 
Convey the Same in Manner as abovesd And that the Sd 
Fredrick Simoseu his heirs and assigns Shall and may from 
time to time and at all times forever hereafter l)v force and 
Virtue of these presents Lawfully peaceably and Queitly 
have hold Use Occupy possess and Enjoy all the above 
Bargained premises with the Appurtenances free and Clear 
and freely and Clearly Acquitted Eeleased and Discharged 
of and from all and all Manner of former and other Gifts 
Grants Sales Wills Entailes Mortgages Dowers Judgments 
Executions Extents & Incumbrances AVhatsoever and I the 
Said John Wood do further Covenant and bind my Self my 
heirs Ex's & Adinr's to Warrent Secure and forever defend 
the above bargained and every part thereof with all their 
Appurtenances unto him the Said Fredrick Simonsen his 
heirs and assigns against the Lawfull Claims & Demands 
of all persons Whatsoever and Mary Wood Wife of me the 
Said John AVood doth by these presents freely Willingly 
and of her own free Will and Accord (iive Yeald up tV Sur- 
render all her Eight of Dower and power of thirds of and 
unto the above Bargained premises unto him the Said 
Frederick Simosen his heirs & assigns In AVitness where- 
of wee the Sd John AVood & Mary AVood have hereunto Set 
our hands and fixed our seals the day and Date al)ove 
written 

Sealed & Delevered 

in the presence of John AVood (S) 

ElCHARD AA'lLLITTS 

her 
David Seaman Maiiy :X: AVood (S) 

Mark 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. ^ 

Queens } 
County ) 

Be it remembred that ou the 7tli day of June 1777 Came 
personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the Judges 
of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County Richard 
Willitts one of the Subscribing Witneses to this Instrument 
of Writing and on his Hollemn affermation Deelaired that 
he Saw the Grantor John Wood & Mary Wood Execute the 
Same as their Volentary Act and Deed which Instrument 
haviiii;- Examined and finding!; No Meteral Rasurs Nor In- 
terlinations do alow the Saiue to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 



Page 327. 

Att a Town Meeting held in Hempstead the 7th day of 
April 1778 the under Named ]>ersons Was Chosen Town 
officers to Serve the Ensuing Year Viz 

Samuel Clowes Esqr Supervisor 

David Beadle & Joseph Thorne Constables & Collectors 

Peter Titus, George Hewlett, Merock, & James Smith, 
Herrick, Com's for Laying out H'ways 

Benjamin Lester, Cap't Timothy Cornell, John Morrell 
& Rich'd Townsend Jr, Assessors 

Benjamin Lestsr & Silvanus Beadle Apprisors of In tested 
Estates 

Samuel Langdon, John Dorlon Jur A' Henry Woolly 
Fence Vewers 

Samuel Langdon A' Richard Smith, Herricks, L\'ndtns 

Samuel Langdon, Sam'l Clowes <S: Rich'd Titus Trustees 

Valentine H. Peters Town Chu-k 

Cap'n' Sam'l Seaman, Benjamin Dorlon, Ste])h(ni Willis, 
John Rainor, Tho's Tredwell, John Smith, of Wm, Joseph 
Beadle, Joseph Caidles, Jacob Williams, Martin Vanos- 
tront, Lewis Davanport, Silas Hicks, Jno Dorlon Jur, Wil- 



10 HEMPSTEAD TOWN REC'OEDS. 

li-am Langdou Jur, John Pettit, Gedian Seaman, Richard 
Hewlett, of Geo, Frances Davanport, Uriah Phitt, Daniel 
Mudge, James Hewlett, Jos Kissam, Adam Mott, Phillip 
Woolley, & Cap't Charles Cornell. 

Entered hy 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



This Indenture made the Eleventh day of May in the 
year of our Lord one thousand 8even hundred and Seventy 
eight by and Between William Smith Liviug at the head of 
Cow Neck and George Hewlett of Whale Neck on the 
South Side both of the Township yf Hempstead in queens 
County and in the province or New York Yeomen Execu- 
tors of the Last Will and Testament of Jonathan Smith of 
the North f>ide of the i>l^tiu« Late of the Township of 
Hempstead aforesaid Deceased ou the one part and Rich- 
ard Townsend of the Township County and province afore- 
said Merchant on the other part Witneseth that whereas 
the Said Jonathan Smith by his Last Will and Testament 
did order &. direct Impower and Authorize the Said Wil- 
liam Smith and George Hewlett to Sell his Lands & tena- 
ments in the Said Will Mentioned for the uses and purposes 
therein Declaired the Said Wilham Smith aud George 
Hewlett by Virtue of the Said Power aud Authority for and 
in Consideration of the Sum of two hundred and twenty 
pounds of good Current and LaAvfull Money of New York 
atforesaid to them or one of them in hand Well & truly paid 
at or before the Ensealiug and Delevery hereof by the Said 
Richard Townsend the Recij^t whereof they do hereby Ac- 
knowledge and of As from every part and parcell thereof do 
fully Clearly And Absolutely Release Acquitt and fully 
Discharge him the Said Richard Townsend his heirs Ex's 
& Admr's forever have given granted Bargained Sold Con- 
veyed and Confirmed and by these presents do S: Each of 
them doth fully Clearly aud Absolutely give grant Bargain 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 11 

Sell Couvej and Coufirm unt(j the Said Richard Townsend 
and to his heirs aud assigns all that one Certain Dwelliug 
House and Barn and fourteen Acres of plain Laud where- 
on the Said House and Barn Standeth Situate Lying aud 
being on the North Side of the plains within the Bounds of 
Hempstead afforesaid bounded on the South by peter titus 
his Land on the North by the Said Richard Townsend his 
Land aud on the East k on the West by two Highways 

Page 328. 

Which Said House and Land the Said Jonathan Smith 
purchaised of Ambross Seaman as by Deed bearing Date 
the twenty Second day of March one thousand seven hun- 
dred aud sixty and also one Certain peice or parcell of Land 
])art thereof being Wood Land aud a small part thereof 
being Cleared Land Situate Lying and being in the North 
Woods Within the bounds of Hempstead aforesaid Con- 
taining about fourteen Acres be the Same More or Less as 
it is bounded on the North by James Lewis on the West 
by the Townsends Land on the South by Samuel aud 
Ste])heu Titus and on the East by Lands of Richard Titus 
all which Said two peices of Laud aud Dwelling. House and 
Barn togatlier with all the out Houses Gardens Yards fencers 
pasturs Wells fruit Trees Timber trees AVoods Cleared 
JjHuds under Woods lyiug and Standing or growing there- 
upon with all the preveliges and Apjnirtenances to the same 
belonging or in any wise Appertaining To Have aud to 
Hold the said granted Lands and premises unto the Said 
Richard Townsend aud to his heirs and Assigns forever 
and the Said William Smith & George Hewlett for them- 
selves Severally <S: Respectively and for their Several A- 
Respective heirs Ex's & Admr's and Not the one for the 
other nor for the heirs Executors or Admr's of the other of 
them Do Covenant promis and Agree to and With him tlie 
Said Ricluird Townsend his heirs and Assigns in Manner 
and foi-m following that is to Say that they the Said A\'il- 
liam Smith <!c George Hewlett by Virtue of the aforesaid 



12 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

Last AVill and Testament of the Said Jonatliaii Smith 
Deceased have good Right full power and Lawfull Au- 
thority to grant and Convey the aforesaid Lands & prem- 
ises With the Appurtenances unto the Said Richard Town- 
send his heirs and assigns in Manner and form atibresaid 
and Also that he the Said Richard Townsend his heirs and 
Assigns Shall or Lawfully May at all times hereafter peace- 
ably and queitly have hold use Occupy possess and Injoy 
the Said Granted Lands, and premises Without any Law- 
full Let Sute Trouble Denial or Interuption of them Re- 
spectively or their Respective heirs Ex's Admr's or assigns 
or of or by Any other person or persons Lawfully Claiming 
or to Claim from by or under them or any of them or under 
the Said Jonathan Smith Deceased or 1)y or through with 
or under their Act Means Consent or procurement In 
Witness hereunto the Said William Smith and George 
Hewlett hath Set to their hands and tixed their Seals the 
Year and Day above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence of William Smith (S) 

Samuel Seaman 

Richard Ellison George Hewlett (S) 

Queens ) 
- s s 

County ^ ' ' 

Be it Remembred that on the lltli day of May 1778 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for, (Queens County 
the Avithin Named William Smith tt George Hewlett and 
Acknowledged that they Executed the within Written In- 
strument of Writing as their Volentary Act and Deed which 
having perused and finding No Rasurs Nor Interliuations I 
do aloAv it to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered & Compared With the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 13 

Know all men bj these presents that I Samnel Way of 
Hempstead in qneens Connty do by these presents for my 
Self my heirs Ex's & Admr's Covenant grant and Agree to 
and With Increes Pettit and his heirs & Assigns that the 
Said Increes Pettit and his heirs & Assigns Shall and may 
at all times forever hereafter have fnll Liberty to pass and 
Repass with any Team or other ways throngh the Meadow 
which the Said Samuel Way hath lately purchaised of the 
Said Increes Pettit that is to Say to begin at the West end 
of the Cross Ditch So Called and from thence to go on the 
East Side of a. Ditch that parts Said Samuel Ways Meadow 
from the Meadow of the Said Increes Pettit and to Run 
Northardly u'ntill it Comes to the Spring AVithout Any Hen- 
derance of Any person or persons Whatsoever In AVituess 
Whereof the Said Samuel way hath hereunto Set his hand 
& Seal the 23d day of May 1778 it is Agreed that the AVay 
out of the Meadow Shall be twenty feet and No More 

AVitness present 
Benjamin Lester Samuel Way (S) 

S Clowes 



Page 329. 

To all Christion People to AVliome these presence Shall 
Come Greeting know ye that I Edward Spragg Senor of 
Hempstead in queens County in the province of New York 
for and in Consideration of the Sum of four pounds Lawfull 
Money of New York aforesaid to me in hand paid or Se- 
cured to be paid by Edward Spragg Junor of the Same 
place County and province the Recipt AVhereof I the Said 
Edward Spragg Senor do hereby Acknowledge And my Self 
to be therewith fnlly Satisfied and C.ontented and paid and 
thereof <S: therefrom Sl of & from Every part tt parcell 
thereof do Exonerate accjuit and Discharge the Said Ed- 
ward Spragg Junor and his heirs Ex's tt Admr's forever by 
these presents have given granted bargained Sold Aliened 



14 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Conveyed aud confirmed and by these presence do freely 
fully & Absolute!)' give grant bargain Sell Alien Convey & 
Confirm unto him the Said Edward Spragg Junor his heirs 
& assigns forever One Certain three Shillings patten to the 
Said Edward Spragg Junor to be Layed out on the plains 
or Marshes as he the Said Edward Spragg Shall See tit 
To Have and to Hold the Said granted and bargained 
three shilling Right With all the premises and privileges & 
Commodities thereunto belonging or in Any Wise Apper- 
taining to him the Said Edward Spragg Junor or to his 
heirs Ex's Admr's or Assigns forever to his ct their only 
proper Use beuifit and behoofe forever And I the Said Ed- 
ward Spragg Seuor for me ray heirs Ex's & Admr's do 
Covenant promis grant and Agree to and With the Said 
Edward Spragg Junor and his heirs and Assigns that before 
the Ensealing hereof I the Said Edward Spragg Senor am 
the true Sole and Lawfull Owner of the Above bargained 
]light and premises and am Lawfully Seized and possessed 
of the Same in mine Own proper and Lawfull Right as a 
good perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance And have in 
my Self good Right full power and Lawfully Authority and 
power to grant Bargain Sell Convey and Confirm the Said 
bargained premises in Manner & form as abovesaid and 
that the Said Edward Spragg his heirs and assigns Shall 
and may from time to time and at all times forever here- 
after by force ct Virtue of these presents Lawfully peaceably 
A' queitly have hold Use Occupy possess A: Injoy the Said 
Demised And bargained premises with the Appurtenances 
free & Clear & freely & Clearly Acquitted Exonerated and 
Discharged of & from all and all Manner of former gifts 
Grants bargains Sailes or any other Licumbrance whatso- 
ever and Lastly I the Said Edward Spragg. Senor for iiiv 
Self my heirs Ex's & Admr's do Covenant tt Inguage the 
above Demised three shilling Right and premises to him 
the Sd Edward Junor his heirs aud Assigns against the 
Lawfull Claims or pertences of any person or persons what- 
soever Shall and Will forever Secure Warrent and Defend 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



li 



iu Witness whereof I the Said Eihvard Spragg Seiior have 
hereunto Set m}- hand and Seal this third day of May iu 
the Year of ourLord Christ 1758 

Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence of us his 

John Carmon Edward :X: Spragg (S) 
Richard Barns Mark 

Queens ) ^ ^ 
County ^ ' • ' • 

Be it remembred that on the 13tli day of May 1762 

Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 

Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 

the within Named Edward Spragg and Acknowledged that 

he Executed the Within Written Instrument as his Yolen- 

tary Act and Deed Which having Examined I alow to be 

Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered and Compared With the Orriginal 

By Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



Page 330. 

This Indenture Made the Twenty fifth day of Febuary'in 
the Year of our Lord Christ One thousand Seven hundred 
and Seventy Nine by and Between Samuel Cornell of the 
Township of Hempstead in queens County and Province of 
New York Wheelwright of the one party and John Mackin- 
tosh of the Township County and province aforesaid Cord- 
wainder of the Other part AVitneseth that the Said Samuel 
Cornell for and in Consideration of the just and full Sum 
of three hundred and fifty pounds Current Money of New 
York to me the Said Samuel Cornell well and truly in hand 
])aid by the Said John Mackintosh before the Ensealing of 
these presents the Recipt whereof I the Said Samu(il Cor- 
nell do hereby Acknowledge and my Self there with fully 
Satisfied Contented and paid cV thereof and of and from 



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HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



Every part and parcel thereof doth Exonerate Acqnit and 
fully Discharge him the Said John Mackintosh his heirs 
Executors & Admiuistraitors forever by these presents 
Hath Given Granted Alienated Sold Enfeoffed Assured 
Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents do fully 
freely Clearly and absolutly give Grant Bargain Sell Alien 
Enfeoff Assure Convey & Confirm unto him the Said John 
Mackintosh and to his heirs and Assigns forever all that 
one Cert.-iin tract or parcell of Land Situate Lying and 
being on the North Side of the Great Plains in the Town- 
ship of Hempstead afoiesaid the Same being Butted and 
Bounded as followeth Viz Southwardly by the Rhoade or 
highway that Leads from Benjamin Smiths towards Great 
Neck and Eastwardly by the Land of the Said Benjamin 
Smith Late Deceased and Bounded Westwardly by the 
Land that Uriah Piatt purchaised from Josiah Martin Esqr 
Late Deceased and to Extend So far Northward as that 
the Whole Shall Containe twenty Six Acres the Said tract 
is Bounded on the North by Cornelius Cornell his Laud 
And Also One other tract of Land Situate Lying and being- 
Nigh unto the above Said tract and is bounded Westward 
by the Road or highway that L(sads from Cow Neck to 
Suckcess and bounded Southwardly by the Land of the 
Said Uriah Piatt which he purchaised from the Said Josiah 
Martin and Easterly by the Land of the Said Cornelius 
Cornell and bounded Northwardly by the Said Cornelius 
Cornells Land Containing the full quantity of four Acres 
Togather with all the Improvements Houses Barns Gardens 
Wells Waters Orchards fences woods timber and timber 
trees Standing Lying or growing upon the Same with al} 
Rights privileges And appurtenances unto the above Said 
two tracts belonging or any Wise Appertaining (Except- 
ing the two third parts of the green grain Growing on the 
premises) To Have and to Hold all and Singular the Said 
Granted premises with the Appurtenances thereunto be- 
longing unto him the Said John Mackintosh and to his 
heirs and Assigns forever to his And their only proper use 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOllBS. 17 

beuifit aud lieboof from henceforth & forever And the Said 
Baiiniel Cornell for himself his heirs Executors & Admiuis- 
traitors Doth Covenant grant and Agree with the Said John 
Mackintosh his heiis And Assigns that at the time of the 
Ensealing and before the Delever}' of these presents He 

Page 33i/ 
the Said' Samuel Cornell was the trae Sole and Lawfnll 
Owner of all the Said bargained premises aud was Lawfully 
Seized and possesed of the Same in his own Right as a 
Good perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee 
Simple and hath in himself good Right full power and 
Lawful! Authorit}' to Sell and Dispose of the Same in 
Manner as Abovesaid and that the Said John Mackintosh 
his heirs and 'assigns Shall it may from time to time and at 
all times forever hereafter queitly <fc peaceably Have hold 
Use Occupy possess and Enjoy all and Singular the Said 
bargained premises free and Clear and freely and Clearly 
Acquitted and Discharged of & from all Manner of Incum- 
brances Whatsoever and Lastly the Said Samuel Cornell 
for himself his heirs Executors and Administraitors doth 
Covenant to Warrent Secure aud Defend the vSaid granted 
premises unto the Said John Mackintosh and to his heirs 
aud Assigns forever against the Lawfull Claim or Claims of 
all Manner of person or persons Whatsoever In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and fixed my Seal 
the day and year first above Written 

Note the words in the 29th line (the two third part of the 
green grain growing on the premises Exce})ted) before the 
Executing of this Deed 

Signed Sealed A: Delevered 

in the presence of Samuel Cohnell (S) 

Henry Woolly 
Luke Cummings 

Queens ) 

/ s s 
County ) ' ' 

Be it Rememl)red that on the 'i^th day of februar}- 1779 

personally Appeared before me Valentine H. Peters cue of 



18 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

tlie Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens 
County tlie Within Named grantor Samuel Cornell and 
Acknowledged that he Executed the Within Written Instru- 
ment as his Volentarj Act & Deed which having Examined 
I alow to be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered & Compared With the Orriginal \)j 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



This Indenture Made the twenty Second Day of April in 
the Year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Sixty Nine by and Between the Said William Gritman of 
Hempstead in queens County on Nawsaw Ishmd in the 
province of New York Husbandman of the one part and 
John Watts of the Same Town County & province Afore- 
said Weaver of the Other part Witnesoth that Ik; the Said 
William Gritman for and in Consideration of a Certain 
Competent Sum of Lawfull Money of New York well and 
truly to him in hand paid by the Said John Watts at 
and before the Ensealing and Delevering of these presents 
the Recipt whereof the Sd William Gritman Doth hereby 
Acknowledge and himself to be therewith fully Satisfied 
Contented and paid and thereof & therefrom and Every 
part and parcell thereof Doth Exonerate Acquit and by 
these presents forever Discharge him the Said John Watts 
his Ex's & Admr's forever by these presents Hath Given 
Granted Bargained Sold and by these presents Doth of his 
Ow^n free Will and Accord Give Grant Bargain Sell Remise 
Release Assure and Confirm unto him the Said John Watts 
and to his heirs and Assigns forever a Certain tract or par- 
cell of Land Situate Lying and being in the Township of 
Hempstead in the County and province at the South Side 
Bounded as followeth Northardly by Land belonging to 
Andrew Skidmore Easterly by the Middle of a Run of 
Water that parts the Said premises and the Land belong- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 19 

iiig- to William Watts Soutlianllj by Laud beloD<j;iiig to 
William Coruell aud Westerly by a road or Hij^fliway That 

Page 832. 

Leads from Andrew Skidmores down to the Meadows Con- 
taining about tiftv Acres be the Same more or Less as shall 
be found within the Said Bounds also a peice of Meadow 
Ground Situate Lying & being in the Township of Jennxica 
in the Countj- and province aforesaid at the South Side and 
a Small peice of An Island of Up Land Adjoyning to the 
here described peice of Meadow Ground at the South west- 
erly Corner Bounded as followeth Northerly b}- Meadow 
Ground formerl}' balonging to John Foster Easterly by a 
Crick Southardly parti}" b}^ the Crick & partly b}' William 
Watts Ground and Westerly by a Rhoad that Leads Down 
the Meadow Containing in the whole about fourteen Acres 
be the Same More or Less as Shall be found W^ithin the 
Said Bounds it being all the Upland and Meadow Ground 
that is Now in the possessifm of the above Mentioned Wil- 
liam Gritmau Togather with one Dwelling House Barn 
Orchard Standing on the first Mentioned Tract of Land with 
all fences Hedges Swamps Ditches Timber Trees woods 
and Underwoods all Lying and Standing and Growing upon 
the hereby Granted Land and Meadow Ground To Have 
and to Hold the Said Mesuages Tracts of Land and Meadow 
Ground and Every part parcell and Member thereof with 
all the Plight Tittle previliges and advantages and Com- 
modities to the Same belonging or in Any Manner of Ways 
A]ipertaining unto him the Said John Watts and to his 
heirs and Assigns forever to his and their only proper Use 
benitit and behoof forever and he the Said William Grit- 
man at the time of Executing of these presents I am the 
tru Solo and Lawfull Owner of the above hereby Granted 
Lauds and ])remises and am Lawfully Seized and possesed 
of the Same in mine owne proper Right as good and Abso- 
lute Indefeasable Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and 
have in my Self good Right full power and Lawfull Au- 



20 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RfiCORDS. 

thority to Sell and Convey the Same in Manner and form 
aforesaid and that the Said John Watts his heirs & Assigns 
Shall and may forever hereafter Ijy Virtue of these presents 
have hold Use Occupy possess and Injoy the Same free and 
Clear and freely and Clearly acquitted Exonerated and 
Discharged of and from all former Gifts Grants bargains 
Sailes Leases Mortguages AVills Intailes Joyntors DoAvers 
Judgments Executions and Incumbrances Whatsoever and 
Lastly he the Said William Gritman Doth hereby Covenant 
and bind himself his heirs Ex's & Admr's and every of them 
that the above hereby granted Lands & premises and Every 
part parcel and Meml)er thereof unto the Said John AVatts 
his heirs & assigns Shall and Will Warrent and by these 
presents forever Defend Against all Manner of person 
Claiming the Same from by or under me William Gritman 
in Witness Whereof he the Said William Gritman hath 
hereunto Set his hand & Seal the Day and Year tirst above 
Ritten 

Sealed & Delevered 

in the presence of his 

her W^iLLiAM :X: Gritman (S) 

Charity :X: Denton Mark 

Mark 
Isaac Denton Sen 

Queens ^ ^^ ^ 
County ^ ' • ' • 

Be it Remembred that Isaac Denton one of the Sub- 
scribing Witneses to the Within Written Instrument per- 
sonally Appeared liefore Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 
and made Oath that he Saw William Gritman the Grantor 
Execute the Same as his Volentary Act & Deed Which 
having Examined & finding no Rasurs Nor Interlinations 
do alow the same to be Recorded Feb'ry 1st 1779 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered & Compared With the Orrigiual by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



hempste.u) town eecords. 21 

Page 333. 

This Indenture made this thirteenth day of March in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy 
Nine by and Between Hezekiah Bedell of Hempstead in 
queens County and province of New York Blacksmith and 
Hannah Beadle his Wife on the one part & William Hush- 
more of the ToAvnship County and province aforesaid Yeo- 
man on the other part Witneseth that the Said Hezekiah 
Beadle and Hannah Beadle his Wife do for and in the 
Consideration of the just and full Sum of one hundred and 
ten pounds of Good Current and Lawfull Money of the 
province of New York Aforesaid to them in hand Well and 
truly paid by the Said William Rushmore before the En- 
sealing & Delevery hereof the Recipt whereof the Said 
Hezekiah Beadle and Hannah his Wife do hereby Ac- 
knowledge and themselves to be therewith fully Satisfied 
Contented and paid and therefrom and from Every part 
and parcell thereof do Exonerate Acquit and fully Dis- 
charge him the Said William Rushmore his heirs Ex's Admr's 
and Every of them forever by these presents hath Given 
Granted Bargained Sold Conveyed and Confirmed and by 
these presents Do fully freely Clearly and absolutely Give 
Grant Bargain and Sell Convey and Confirm unto the Said 
William Rushmore and to his heirs and assigns all that of 
the One Moiety or Equal half part of one Certain Mesuage 
or Dwelling House and Lott of Land Adjoyuing whereon 
the Said Dwelling House Standeth Situate Lying and being 
at the south side of the plains at a place Called Turkel 
Hook within the pattent and Township of Hempstead in 
queens County afi"or(;said Called by Estimation about fifty 
Acres be the same More or Less and is Bounded South- 
ardly by Thomas Rushmore his Land on the East by the 
Land of Richard Ellison and by Un lotted Land as the fence 
Now Stands on the North by the Said Richard Ellison his 
Land and on the West partly by the Land of th<! Said 
Thomas Rushmore and partly by the highway that Leads 



22 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

from Westbuaiy to Waslibaiuls Neck all wliicli Moiety 
thereof Dejived unto the Said Hannah Beadle as one of 
the Coe heirs of her fatliei- John Rushniore Deceased and 
Also the One Equal half part or Moiety of Another peice 
of plain Land Situated Near the first peice on the West 
Side of the aforesaid highway and is bounded on the South 
by the Said Thomas Rushmore and also on the West on 
the East by Said Highway and On the North by Said 
Richard Ellison his Land Containing within Said bounds 
about Seven Acres be the Same More or Less ;dl wduch 
Moiety or Equal half })art of .the two above Descril)ed 
pieces or parcells of Land and premises to gatlnn- with the 
one Equal Moiety of the Said houses barns out houses 
Wells gardens Yards fences pasturs Orchards tind)er trees 
Woods Lying Standing or growing thereon with Every of 
their Appurtenances and all the Estate Right Tittle Inter- 
est property Claim and demand wh;itsoever of him the Said 
Hezekiah Beadle and Hannah his Wife of in and to tlie 
above Bargained moiety or half i)art as afibresaid and 
every part and parcell thereof To Have and to hold the 
Said hereby Granted and bargained premises with the Ap- 
purtenances unto the Sd William Rushmore And to his 
heirs and assigns forever to his and their Owne Sole and 
proper Use Benifit and behoof forever and the Said Heze- 
kiah Beadle and Hannah liis Wife Doth hereby Declare by 
these presents that at the time of the Ensealing and ])efore 
the delevery hereof they was the true Sole and Lawful! 

Page 334. 

Owners of the above Bargained premises and is Lawfully 
Seized and possesed thereof in their own })ro|)])er Right as 
a good perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee 
Simple and hath in themselves good Right full power and 
Lawfull Authority to Dispose of the Same in Manner as 
aforesaid and that the Said Willi.-un Rushmore his heirs 
and assigns Shall And may from time to time and at all 
times forever hereafter by Virtue hereof Lawfully peaceably 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 23 

and qaeitly Lave hold Use Occupy possess and injoy the 
Same freely and Clearly Exonerated and Accpiitted and 
fully Discharged of <Sc from all Manner of Incumbrances 
Whatsoever Lastly the Said Hezekiah Beadle Doth bind 
himself his heirs Ex's Admr's and Every of them by these 
presents to Warrent Secure and forever Defend the above 
Ijargained premises With the Appurtenances unto the Said 
AVilliam Rushmore and to his heirs and Assigns forever 
Against the just and Lawfull Claims and Demands of all 
persons Whomesoever In Witness hereunto the Said 
Hezekiah Beadle and Hannah Beadle his Wife hath here- 
unto Set their hands and fixed their Seals the Year and 
day first above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence of Hezekiah Beadle (S) 

SiLVANUS Beadle 

Benj'n Beadle Hannah Beadle (S) 

Queens ) 
County > '   

Be it Bemembred that on the 13th day of March 1775 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Coniinou pleas for queens County 
the Within Named Hezekiah Beadle tt Hannah his Wife 
and Acknowledged that they Executed the Within Written 
Instrument as their Vdentary Act and Deed the Said Han- 
nah being by me Examined A[)art from her Husband De- 
clared that She Executed the Same freely of her owne 
Accord without any fear threats or Com])ultion from her 
Said Hus])aiid which Instrument having Examined and 
tiiidiu'^ No Basurs Nor Inteilinations do allow the Same to 
be Becorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Examined S: Compar'd With the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



24 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

Wee Whose Names that are hereunto Subscribed two of 
the Commisinors Chosen this Year to Lay out & Regulate 
Highways in the Township of Hempstead having- taken a 
Vew of a Certain Highway that Leads through the Land of 
Daniel Hewlett at Rockway Where his Mother Now Lives 
begining Nigh the House of Solomon Doxse tt Leading 
Down to John Brewers which Highway we Conceive to be 
a Very damage to the Said Daniel Hewlett as it Cuts off a 
Narow Slip on the west side and as wee dont perceive it to 
be very Little Damage to any person to Alter part of the 
Said Highway we do According to the power in us residing 
allow the said Daniel Hewlett to Stop up the Sai<l High- 
way from the begining by Doxsees as far South as his 
Land runs and we also Lay out a highway three rods wide 
Runing from the Aforementioned Highway on the North 
Side of Jonas Abrams's Land through the Said Hewletts 
Land into the highway Leading down to Rockway the 
Said Daniel Hewlett to have the Laud Contained in the 
highway Stoped u]) in Lue of the Land Now Laid into a 
highway 

Witness our hands at Hempstead the third Day of July 
1780 

Cteokge Hewlett 
James Smith 

Entered and Compared With the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peteus Clerk 



Page 335. 

At an Annual Town Meeting held in Hempstead the 1st 
Tuesday in April Anno Domini 1779 Then the under 
Named persons was Chosen Town othcers to Serve for the 
Ensuing Year (to wit) 

Samuel Clowes Esqr Supervisor 

David Beadle & Joseph Thome Constables & Collectors 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 25 

Peter Titus, George Hewlett & James Smith Commisin- 
ors for Laying highways 

Benj'n Lester & Silvanus Beadle Apprisors of Intested 
Estates 

Samuel Langdon, Henry Wolley tt -John Dorlon Jur, 
Fence Vewers 

Samuel Langdon & Ricli'd Smith, hericks, Fenders 

Samuel Clowes Esqr, Sam'l Langdon Ar Silvanus Beadle 
Trustees 

Valentine H. Peters Town Clerk 

Benjamin Lester, Cap't Tim Cornell, John Morrell, & 
Rich'd Townsend Jur, Assessors 

Cap't Sam'l Seaman, Benjamin Dorlon, Stephen AVillis, 
John Rainor, Tho's Treadwell, John Smith, of William, 
Jos Beadle, Jos Caidles, Jacob Williams, Martin Vano- 
stront, Lewis Davenport, Silas Hicks, John Dorlon Jur, 
George Weeks, John Pettit, Gedian Seaman, Ricli'd Hew- 
lett, Frances Davenport, Uriah Piatt, Daniel Mudge, James 
Hewlett, Joseph Kissam, Adam Mott, Phillip Woolley & 
Cap't Charles Cornell, Overseers of Highways 

Att the above Mentioned Town Meeting Liberty was 
granted to James Sealey And Abraham Benee to Build a 
Saw Mill or Grist Mill ui)on the Stream of Water Nigh 
the Laite Dwelling House of Daniel Pine Dec'd 

It Was also Voted that the time of begining to Cutt the 
Common Meadows and Marshes in this Town shall be the 
Eleventh day of September 

Enter 'd by Valentine H. Peteus Clerk 



This Lidentnre Made the tiftli day of April in the Year 
of Our Lord one thousand Sevtui hundred and Seventy 
Nine Between Isaac Pettit of Hempstead in ([ucens (\)unty 
in the ]irovince of New York Yeoman of the One part and 
Newbury Davanport of Oysterbay in the County and prov- 



26 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

inee aforesaid of the Other part Witueseth that the Said 
Isaac Pettit for and in Consideration of the just and full 
Sum of four hundred pounds Good and Lawfull Mone}^ of 
the province of New York aforesaid to him in hand paid or 
Secured to be paid by the Said NeAvbury Davanport at and 
before the Ensealing and Delevering of these presents the 
Recipt Whereof he the Said Isaac Pettit doth hereby Ac- 
knowledge and himself to be therewith fully Satisfied 
Contented and paid & thereof & therefrom and of and from 
Every part and parcell thereof Doth hereby forever Acquit 
Exonerate Release and fully Discharge him the Said New- 
bury Davanport and his heirs Ex's & Admr's & every of 
them Hath (liven Granted Bargained Sold Remised lie- 
leased Assured Conveyed and Coutirmed and by these pres- 
ents Doth Give Grant bargain Sell Remise Release Assure 
and Confirm unto him the Said Newburj' Davanport and to 
his heirs and Assigns forever all that one Certain Mesuage 
Lotts of Land & Meadow Ground Situated Lying and being 
at the South Side of the Township of Hempstead aforesaid 
On the West Side of a Neck Commonly Called & known by 
the Name of Hicks's Neck Containing by Estimation about 

Page 336. 

thirty Acres of Land and Meadow Ground be the Same 
More or Less bounded North partly by Benjamin Carmon 
and partly by Land formerly belonging to John Carmon 
l)ut Now to Garrett Golder Westerly by a Crick Called the 
parsouag Crick and partly liy the Al)ove named Benjamin 
Carmon South by George HeAvlett East partly by the High- 
way that Leads Down the Neck it Ijeing ;dl that Land ct 
Meadow that the Said Isaac Pettit had Conveyed to him 
by Richard Southard by Deed bearing Date the twentyeth 
day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven 
hundred and fifty Nine To Have and to Hold all and Singu- 
lar the Said Mesuage Lotts of Land and Meadow Ground 
With every of their Appurtenances unto the Said Newbury 
Davanport and to his heirs and assigns to the Onlypropper 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 27 

Use Beuifitt and behoof of him the Said Newbury Davan- 
port aud his heirs and Assigns forever and the Said Isaac 
Pettit for himself his heirs Executors and Admiuistraitors 
and Every of them Doth hereby Covenant i)roniis Grant and 
agree to and with the Said Newbury Davanport and his 
heirs & assigns in Manner and form following that is to Say 
that he the Said Isaac Pettit at the time of the Enseahng 
and Delevering of these presents was the true Sole & Law- 
full Owner of all and singular the Said Mesuage Lotts of 
Laud and Meadow Ground And that he was Lawfully Seiz- 
ed & possessed of the Same and that he had good Eight full 
power and Lawfull Authority to Sell and dispose of the 
Same in Manner Aud form aforesaid Lastlj' the Said Isaac 
Pettit the said Mesuage Lotts of Land tt Meadow Ground 
With all the Houses Barns Orchards Gardens fences Woods 
& Underwoods unto the Said Newbury Davanport and his 
heirs and assigns Against the Lawfull Claims or pertences 
of Any person or persons Shall and will Warrent and by 
these presents forever Defend the Same In Witness 
Whereof the Said Isaac Pettit hath hereunto Set his hand 
aud Seal the day and Year above first Written 

Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of Isaac Pettit (Sj 

James Peters 
Valentine H. Peters 
Know all men by these presents that I Jane Pettit wife of 
Isaac pettit do for tlie Consideration Within Mentioned 
quit A' Release all my Ilight of Dower in the jjremises 
Within Mentioned Imto Newbury Dayani)oit and to his 
heirs A- assigns Witness My hand and Seal the ")tli day of 
April 1779 

Witness Jane Pettit ( S ) 

Valentine 11. Peteks 

Queens ) 

S S 

County 5 

Be it Ilemend)rcd that Isaac Pettit and -b'an Pettit his 
wife personally A})peaied before me Valentine H. Peters 



28 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

one of the Judges of the Cort of Common pleas for Queens 
County & Acknowledged that thej Executed these Instru- 
ments of Writing as their Vollentary Act & Deed (the Said 
Jean being by me Examined privately and Apart from her 
Said Husband declared that She Executed the Same freely 
of her Owne Accord Without fear threats or Compultion 
from her Said Husband) Which Instrument having perused 
and finding No Erasurs Nor Interliuations do allow the 
Same to be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entr'd and Compared with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



Page 337. 

This Indenture Made the twenty Ninth day of March in 
the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
Seventy Seven Between William Vanostront of Hempstead 
in queens County in the province of New York Blacksmith 
of the one part & John Vanostront of the Same Town 
County & province aforesaid of the other part Witneseth 
that the Said W^illiam Vanostront for & in the Considera- 
tion of the just ct full sum of Sixty live pounds ten Shill- 
ings good & lawfull Money of the province of New York 
aforesaid to him in hand paid by the Said John VanNos- 
trant at & before the Ensealing & delevery of those presents 
the Becipt whereof he the Said William Vanostront doth 
hereby Owne and Acknowledge and himself to be there- 
with fully Satisfied Contented and paid and thereof ck there- 
from & of & from every part & parcell thereof doth hereby 
forever Acquit Exonerate release & discliarge him the Said 
John Vanostront his Ex's & Admr's Have Given Granted 
Bargained Sold Abend released assured A: Confirmed and 
l)y these presents do give grant bargain Sell Alien Re- 
mise Release Assure & Contirm unto him the Said John 
Vanostrant his heirs and Assigns forever all that Mesuage 



HEMPSTEAt) TOWN RECORDS. 29 

teuament & Lott of Laud Situate Lyiug & beiug ou the 
South Side of the Towu of Hempstead ou the Road that 
Leads froui the plaius to Merrock begiuiug at the North 
West Coruer of the Said Land on the east side of the Road 
above meutioued And from thence Ruuing South forty 
three Degrees & one half East twenty two Rods thence 
South Sixty Seven degrees East Eleven Rods thence North 
Seven Degrees East fourteen Rods thence North twenty De- 
grees East Nine Rods & Eleven Links of Chain thence 
South Eighty Seven Degrees West thirty Rods and Seven- 
teen Links of Chain to the place of begining being the 
Southermost part of the farm or Homestead of Jonathan 
Smith when he Conveyed it to Valentine H. Peters and is 
Bounded West South & East by highways and Northarly 
by Land of the above Named Jonathan Smith, Rock, Con- 
taining two Acres and Sixty Eight Square Rods of Land 
Togather with the Dwelling House wherein the Said Wil- 
liam Vanostront Now Lives and the Barn or Stable both 
Lying Contiguous to the Said Land and also the fencing 
that Incloses the Same To have and to hold all and Sin- 
gular the above hereby Granted and bargained tenament 
Lott of Land and premises with every the Appurtenances 
unto him the Said John Vanostront for himself his heirs 
Ex's & Admr's & assigns forever and the Said William 
Vanostront for himself his heirs Ex's & Admr's do hereby 
Covenant promis Grant and agree to & With the Said John 
Vanostront and his heirs and Assigns in Manner and form 
following that is to Say that he the Said William Vanos- 
tront is the true Sole & Lawfull Owner of the above Men- 
tioned Lands and Tenaments and that he had good Right 
full power tt Lawfull Authorit}' before the Ensealing & 
Deleveriug of these presents to Sell Convey & Dispose of 
the Same in Manner and form aforesaid as also that the 
Same and every part & parcell and Member thereof is free 
and Clear from all Manner of Trouble Intaugelment or In- 
cumbrances Whatsoever Lastly the Said William Vanos- 
tront and his heirs Ex's & Admr's the above Granted and 



30 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

bargained premises Unto hi in the Said John Vanostront and 
his heirs Ex's & Admr's the Above Granted & bargained 
premises unto him the Said John Vanostront and his heirs 
And Assigns Against the Lawfull Chiims or pertences of 
An}- ])erson or persons Shall (S: Will Warrent and forever 
Defend the Same in Witness Whereof he the Said Wil- 
liam Vanostront hath hereunto Set his hand Seal the Day 
and Year Above first Written 

Sealed and Delevered  

In the presence of William Vanostront (S) 

William AVitjdku 

Valentine H. Peters 

On the Date above William Vauostraudt Appeared be- 
fore me Valentine H. Peters one of the Judges of the Court 
of Common pleas for Queens County n,nd Acknowledged 
that he Executed this Instrument of Writing as his Volen- 
tar}' Act li' Deed Which having Examined I alow to be 
recorded 

 Valentine H. Peters 



Page 838. 

To all Christion People to Whome these presents shall 
Come or any wise Concern know Yee that I John Jackson 
Esqr of Jerusalam in the Township of Hempstead in cpieeus 
County in the Colony of New York and for the Love and 
Good Will Which I do bear unto my son In Law Richard 
Jackson and More Especially for the sum of Nine Hundred 
Pounds of Good & Lawfull Money of the Colony aiibresaid 
in hand paid at and before the Ensealing and Delevery 
hereof by Richard Jackson of the same place County and 
Colony aforesaid the Recipt whereof I the Said John Jack- 
son Esqr do hereby owne & Acknowledge and my Self to be 
therewith mlly satisfied Contented and paid and thereof and 
of and from Every part and parcell thereof do Exonerate 
Acquit and fully Discharge the said Richard Jackson his 



HEMPSTEAi) TOWN RECORDS. 3l 

lieirs Executors and Adininistraitors forever have {granted 
bargained Sold Alienated Enfeoffed Conveyed & Confirmed 
and by these presents do fully freely Clearly and Absolnte- 
ly ^ve grant bargniu Sell Alien Enfeoff' Convey and Con- 
firm unto him the Said Richard Jackson his heirs and as- 
signs forever all that of Certain peices or parcells of Land 
Situate Lying and Ijeing nigh Jerusalam where I Now Live 
in the Township of Hempstead County and Colony afore- 
said bounded East partly b}' the Land of Solomon Seaman 
and parti}" by the Land of Jacob Seaman and partlj^ by the 
Laud of Thomas Seaman and Northarly by the Road that 
Leads to Hempstead by John Birdsells, Cap't, And West- 
erly by the Land that was former'}' Cap't John Birdsalls 
Now in the possession of Permenus Jackson Westerly & 
Southarly as far as my Land Extends and to the East by 
the Seamaus Laud aforesaid be it in Quantity of Acres More 
or Less To Have and to Hold unto him the Said Richard 
Jackson his heirs and Assigns forever all the aliove De- 
scribed Laud as above Bounded and Expresed Togather 
with the Houses Barnes Stables Orchards Fences Waters 
and all and Every other previleges. and Appurtenances to 
the said Land belonging or any Way Appertaining to his 
and their Owne proper Use beniiit & behoof forever Clearly 
and Absolutely Acquitted and Discharged of & from all 
Manner of Incumbrances whatsoever and I the said John 
Jackson Do by these presents for me my heirs Exec- 
utors and Administraitors Covenant and Agree to and With 
the Said Richard Jackson his heirs Ex's Administraitors 
and Assigns in Manner and f jrm folloAving that is to say 
that I the Said John Jackson am at the Time of Executing 
these presents the True Sole and Lawfull Owner of Sd Land 

Page 339. 

And Am Lawfully Seized thereof in my Own powiT and 
Lawfull Authority to sell and Dispose of the Same in Man- 
ner as abovesaid and do furth(;r promis and Oblige my Self 
my heirs Executors & Administraitors to Warreut Maintain 



32 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORD?!. 

aud forever Secure and Defend the Sd Kicliard Jackson his 
heirs and Assigns in the quite and peaceable possession of 
the Said Granted Lands and also my Right in my plain Lott 
N(n"th of the aforesaid Road with the Appurtenances as 
Abovesaid Against the just and Lawfull Claim of all per- 
sons Whatsoever In Witness Whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand &. Seal the tenth Day of November Anno 
Domini one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Eight 

Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of John Jackson (S) 

Jacob Seaman 

Jacob Jackson 

Queens > 

 s s 
(bounty ^  • ' • 

Be it Rememlued that on the 7tli day of February 1780 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters Esqr one 
of the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens 
County Jacob Seaman one of the Subscribing Witneses to 
this Instrument of Writing and Made Oath that he Saw the 
Within Named Grantor John Jackson Execute the Same as 
his Voleutar}" Act & Deed and that the Word Nine in the 
fourth line and the words Westerly and Southarly in the 
twentyith line was first Wrote on Erasurs which Instru- 
ment having Examined I alow to be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enter'd & Compared With the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Town Clerk 



This Indenture made the Sixteenth day of February in 
the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and 
Eighty Between John Simonson of Hempstead in Queens 
County in the province of New York Yeoman & Rachel his 
Wife of the one part and Stephen Carmon of Jemaica and 
in the County & province aforesaid on the Other part 
Witneseth that the Said John Simonson for and in the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 33 

Conskleratioii of the Sum of fifteen Uuiidred and fifty 
pounds Lawful! Mone)' of New York to him in hand paid 
by the Said Stephen Carnion at and before the Ensealing 
and Deleveriug of these presents the receipt whereof he 
Doth hereby Acknowledge and himself to be therewith 
fully Satisfied Contented and paid and thereof and of 
Ever}' part S: parcell thereof Doth hereby forever Acquit 
Exonerate Release Ar fully Discharge him the Said Stephen 
Carmou his heirs Ex's & Admr's A: every of them Hath 
Given Granted Bargained Sold Eemised Released Assured 
and Confirmed and by these presents Doth Give Grant 
Baruain Sell Remise Release Assure and Confirm unto the 
Said Stephen Carmon and to his heirs and Assigns forever 
all that Certain Mesuage Tenameut Lotts of Land and prem- 
ises Situate Lying and being in the Town Spott of Hemp- 
stead aforesaid whereon the Said John Simonson Now lives 
Containing by Estimation Twenty Acres be the Same More 
or Less Bounded North by a Highway or Road that leads 

Page 340. 

Along by the Presbyterian Meeting House thro the Town 
Easterly Westerly a Highway Southarly by a Highway and 
Saint Georges Church and Easterly by a Highway also 
one Other peice and parcell of Land wdiich the Said John 
Simonson purchaised of William Beadle Situate Nigh the 
Town Spott of Hempstead Containing by Estimation about 
tifty Acres be the Same More or Less Bounded as follow- 
etli Northarly by Land of Silvanus Beadle Esqr Wester- 
ly by the Said Sylvanus Beadle A' Benjamin Lester South 
by Lands of Silvester Beadle and Easterly jiartly by the 
Highway that L(\-uls from Saint Georges Church to John 
De Motts and partly by Lands Lately belonged to Samuel 
Totteu Deceased Togather With all and Singular the 
Houses out Houses Barns Orchards Gardens fences pas- 
turs Wood Land and Waters Advantages and Appurten- 
ances with the Reversions and Renniindei-s thereof To 
Have and to Hold all and Singular the above hereby 



34 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Grautecl premises With all aud every of their Appiirten- 
aiices unto him the Said Stephen Carmon aud his heirs and 
Assigns to the only proper Use benifitt and behoof of him 
the Said Stephen Carmon and his heirs and Assigns forever 
and the Sd John Simonson for himself his heirs Executors 
and Administraitors Doth hereby Covenant promis grant 
aud agree to and with the Said Stephen Carmon and his 
heirs and Assigns in Manner and form following that is to 
Say that he the Said John Simonson at the time of the En- 
sealing and Delevery of these presents was the true Sole & 
Lawfull Owner of the heretofore granted Lands and prem- 
ises and that he had in himself good Right full power aud 
Lawfull Authority to Sell S: Dispose of the Same in Manner 
aforesaid and also that the Same is free and Clear from all 
Intangelments and Other Incumbrances Whatsoever Last- 
ly the Said John Simonson the Sd Mesuage Teuameuts 
Lotts of Land and premises with every of their Appurten- 
ances which is heretofore granted Mentioned or Intended 
to be granted unto him the Said Stephen Carmon and to his 
heirs and Assigns Against the Lawfull Claims or pertences 
of all Manner of person or persons Shall and AVill Warrent 
and by these presents forever Defend the Same and the 
Said Rachell Simonson Wife of the Said John Simonson d(^ 
by these presents for the Consideration above Mentioned 
Surrender aud Yeald up all the Right Tittle Interest Clame 
or Demand which I Now have or hereafter may have of in 
or to the heretofore Mentioned granted Lands and premises 
or to any part thereof by Virtue of my Right of Dower unto 
him the Said Stephen Carmon and to his heirs aud assigns 
forever In Witness whereof the Said parties to these 
presents have hereunto luterchaingably Set their hands and 
Seals the day and year first herein Written 

Sealed & Delevered 

in the presence of John Simonson (S) 

Valentine H. Peters her 

S Clowes Rachel : X : Simonson (S) 

Mark 



HEMP.-iTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 35 

Queens ) 
 s s 
Coimty y  '  

Be it llemembred that ou the KJth day of fel)iuary 1780 
personally Came before nie Valentine H. Peters Esqr one 
of the Judges of the Conrt of Common pleas of Sd Connty 
the Within Named John Simonson & Rachel his Wife & 
Acknowledged the within Written Deed to be their Vollen- 
tary Act and Deed & the Said Rachel being by me privatly 
ExaiuintMl Apart from her Husband Saith that She Exe- 
cuted the Same freely of her Owne Accord Without Any 
threats of her Said Husband to oblige her to it Which Said 
Deed having Examined I allow the Same to be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 



Page 341. 

Att the Annual ToAvn Meeting held in the Town of 
Hempstead the first Tuesday in April Anno Domini 1780 
the under Named persons Mas dul}' Elected Town officers 
to Serve for the Year Ensuing (to wit) 

Supervisor Samuel Clowes Esqr 

Constables (S: Collectors David Beadle & Joseph Tliorue 

Commesinors for Laying Out Highways Peter Titus, 
George Hewlett tt James Smith, Herricks 

Apprisors of Infested Estates Benjamin Lester & Silvauus 
Beadell 

Fence Viewers Samuel Langdon, Henr}^ Wolley k Jno 
Dorlon 

Renders Samuel Langdon ct Richard Smith, Herricks. 

Assessors Benjamin Lester, Cap't Timoth}' Cornell, John 
Morrell, S: Richard Townsend 

Truste(!s Samuel Clowes, Samuel Langdon A: Silvanus 
Beadle 

Overseers of Highways Cap't Samuel Seaman, Benjamin 
Dorlon, Stephen Willis, Sam R. Smith, Thomas Tredwell, 



36 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

John Smitli, Joseph Caidels, Joseph Beadle, Jacob Wil- 
hams, Martin Vanostront, Aaron Vanostront, Silas Hicks, 
John Dorlon, George Weekes, John Pettit, Gedian Sea- 
man, Eichard Hewlett Samuel Davanport, Daniel Toffee, 
Jackson Mott, James Hewlett, Benjamin Kissam, Adam 
Mott, Phillip Woolley & Cap't Charles Cornell. 

Town Clerk Valentine H. Peters 

At the Said Town Meeting Samuel Rainor Made Appla- 
cation that he might have the Use of a Small peice of 
Meadow that his father Ditched off from the Cow Meadow- 
Nigh Raynors, it was Unanimously Voted that the Said 
Samuel Rainer have the Intire Use thereof During his Life 

Enter'd by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 

To all to whome these presents shall Come I Thomas 
Willett Esqr high Sheriff of Queens County Send Greeting 
"Whereas a Certain Writ of Our Lord the King of Fieri 
Facias to me directed tested or bearing date the twenty 
Ninth Day of October last issued from and out of the 
Supreme Court of Our Lord the King for the province of 
New York Under the Seal of the Said Court by Which 
Writ I was Commanded that of the Goods & Chatties 
Lands & Tenaments of Jeremiah Beadle Juner otherwise 
Called Jeremiah Beadle Juner of Hempstead in Queens 
County and in the Colony of New York in my Bailew^yck I 
Should Cause to be Made three hundred and Twenty pounds 
Ten shillings Lawf ull Money of the province of New York 
Debt which Benjamin Tredwell lately in the Court of our 
Said Lord the king before our Said Lord the king at the 
City of New^ York against him the Said Jeremiah Beadle 
Junor had Recovered and also Nine pounds two shillings 
Like Money Which to him the Said Benjamin Tredwell in 
the Said Court before our Said Lord the king were ad 
judged for his Damages which he had Sustained as well by 
Occation of the Detention of that Debt as for his Costs and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 37 

Charges by him about his 8ute in that behalf Expended 

Page 342. 

whereof the Said Jeremiah Beadle Jnnor in the Said Court 
before our Said Lord the King at the City of New York on 
the Twentyeth Day of January then Next to lieuder to the 
aforesaid Benjamin^ Tredwell for his Debt and Damages 
aforesaid which writ of Fieri Facias after the Date and be- 
fore the Bet urn thereof was delevered unto me in due form 
of Law to 1)6 Executed By Virtue whereof and of the 
Statute in Such Case lately Made and provided of the 
Lands & Tenaments Avliich did belong to the Said Jeremiah 
Beadle Juuor I did Seize and take the Lands And Tena- 
ments in my Bailewick hereinafter particularly Mentioned 
and Described And Whereas after the Said Lands and 
Tenaments ware so Seized as aforesaid, to Wit, On the day 
on which the Said Writ of Fieri Facias was Returnable as 
aforesd I did Make returiie thereupon as follows, Viz, that 
I had Levied on the Said Goods Chatties Lands and Tena- 
ments to the Value Fifty Pounds which Remained in my 
hands unsold for Avant of time Wherefore those Monies 
before our Said Lord the King at that day I Could Not 
have as by the Said writ I was Commanded and Whereas 
afterwards a Certain Writ of Venditoni Exponas to me 
directed theirein reciting the Said Fieri Facias bearing date 
the Twenty first day of January last past did issue from and 
out of the Said Supreme Court under the Seal of the Said 
Court Commanding me that the Goods and Chatties Lands 
and Tenaments aforesaid by me in form aforesaid taken I 
should Expose to Saile and that I Should have those Mon- 
ies before our Said Lord the king at the City of New York 
on the third Tuesday of April then Next to render unto the 
Said Benjamin Tredwell for his Debt and Damages afore- 
said which Said Writ of Venditioni Exponas after the date 
and before the returne thereof (to Wit) on or about the first 
day of April last was also delivered to me in due form of 
Law to ])e Executed By Virtue whereof and by Force of 



38 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the Statute in Sncli Case lately made and ])rovided all tlie 
Same Lands and Tenaments so as aforesaid by me Siezed 
and hereinafter perticularly described and all the Estate 
EijTjht Title Interest and possession Avhich he the Said 
Jeremiah Beadle had of and in the Same I did on the fif- 
teenth day of April last past expose to Sale at public Yen- 
due and the Same Sold unto John Simqnson of Hempstead 
in queens County Merchant in fee Simpell, he being the 
highest Bidder, for the Sum of Two hundred and Twenty 
pounds Lawfull Money of New York pnrt whereof (to Wit) 
the Sum of One hundred And Seventy Seven pounds ten 
Shillings and five pence is to be rendered and Applied in 
Satisfaction of the Debt and Damages aforesaid and the 
residue thereof is to be rendered and paid unto the Said 
Jeremiah Beadle Now Know Ye that I the Said Thomas 
Willitt by Yirtue of the Said Writ of Yenditioni Exponas 
to me as aforesaid delevered and by Yirtue of the Statute 
in Such Cases Lately made and provided and for and in 
Consideration of the Said Sum of Two hundred juid twenty 
pounds Lawfull Money of New York to me in hand paid by 
the Said John Simonson to be rendered and Ap[)lyed as 
aforesaid the receipt Whereof I do hereby Acknowledge 
have granted bargained Sold Aliened Assigned Set over 
and Conveyed and by these presence do Grant bargain Sell 
Alien Assign Set over and Convey unto the Said John 

Page 343. 

Simonson to be rendered and Applyed as aforesaid the 
Recipt Whereof I do hereby Acknowledge have granted 
bargained Sold Aliened Assigned Set over and Conveyed 
and by these presents do grant bargain Sell Alien Assigne 
Set over and Convey unto the Said John Simonson his 
heirs & Assigns forever all that Certain Dwelling House 
Mesuage and Tenament Tract piece and parcell of Land 
Situate lying and being in the Town Spott of Hempstead 
aforesaid Bounded as followeth (t) wit) Westerly by Land- 
late of the Said Jeremiah Beadle now of the Said John 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 39 

Simonson Nortliaily l)j the Highway Or Road that leads 
along by the Presbyteriau Meeting House thro the Said 
Town Easterly by another Road or Highway that Leads 
along by the Said Dwelling House towards South and 
Southarly by the Road or High Way that leads along by 
the Church towards Jerusalani being part of that Tract or 
parcell of Land Commonly Called the Square Containing 
by Estimation about Sixteen Acres be the Same More or 
Less Togather with all Houses out Houses Barns Or- 
chards Gardens Fences Woods Lands and Waters Advan- 
tages Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing or Appertaining and all the Estate Right Title Interest 
possession Eipiity and Right of Redemtion of him the Said 
Jeremiah Beadell of in and to the same and every part and 
parcell thereof To Have and to Hold all and Singular the 
Premises herein before Mentioned & intended to be hereby 
granted With the Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the 
Same belonging and every part and parcell thereof unto 
him the Said John Simousen his heirs and Assigns to the 
only proper Use and behoof of him the Said John Simon- 
sen his heirs and assigns forever as fully and Absolutely as 
I the Said Thomas Willett Might could or ought to do by 
force and virtue of the Said Writs of Fieri Facias and Ven- 
ditioni Exponas or either of them by force and virtue of 
the Statute aforesaid or otherwise howsoever In Witness 
whereof I the Said Sherriti" have hereunto put my hand and 
Seal this first day of May in the Year of our Lord One 
thousand Seven hundred and Seventy live 1775 

Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of Thomas Willett, Sherriff (S) 
Daniel Kissam 
Samuel Tredwell 
Received of the within Named Jolm Simousen the sum 
of Two hundred and twenty pound Ix'ing the full Consider- 
tion Money Within Mentioned this 1st May 1775 

Pr me 

Thomas Willett, Sherriti", 



40 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

Queens | ^ ^ 
County ^ ' • '  

Be it Kemenibred tliat on the 18tli day of April 1780 
personally Appeared before lue Valentine H. Peters one of 
the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for queens 
County Samuel Tredwell one of the Subscribing Witneses 
to this Instrument of Writing S: Made Oath that he Saw 
the Grantor Thomas Willett Esqr Execute the Same as his 
Volentary Act & Deed which having Examined I alow to 

be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered S: Compared with the.Oriiginal by 

Valentine H. Petehs Clerk 



Page H44. 

This Indenture made this Eighteenth Day of April in the 
Year of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy 
Nine Between Richard Townsend of Hempstead in queens 
County Yeoman & Rosatta his AVife of the one part and 
Samuel Mott of RockAvay in Queens County aforesaid Yeo- 
man of t'le other part Witneseth that the Said Richard 
Townsend and Rosatta his Wife for and iu Consideration 
of the Sum of Seven hundred jiouads Current Money of 
New York to them in hand paid at and Immediately before 
the Ensealing and Delevery of these presents the Recipt 
Whereof is hereby A^cknowledged and themselves to be 
therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid and thereof 
and of Every part & parcell thereof do Acquit Release 
Exonerate and discharge the Said Samuel Mott his 
heirs Executors and Administraitors and Assigns by these 
presents they the Said Richard Townsend and Rosetta his 
W^ife Have granted Bargained Sold Aliened Released En- 
feofed Conveyed & Confirmed and by these presents Do grant 
Bargain Sell alien Release Enfeofi' Convey and Confirm 
unto the Said Samuel Mott in his Actual possession Now 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 41 

being by Virtue of a Bargaiu Sale and Lease for one Year 
to him thereof made by Indenture bearing date the day 
Next before the day of the date of these presents and by 
force of the Statute for Transferring uses into possession 
and to his heirs and Assigns forever all that Certain tract 
or parcell of Land Situate Lying and being at Rockway 
aforesaid begiuing at a A\"ild Chery Tree thence Runing 
North forty Nine degrees West Twenty one Chaine and 
Twenty live Links to a White Oak Tree thence North 77 
Degrees East Eleven Chains and Sixty Links to a Stake 
thence South Seventeen Degrees East Seventeen Chains 
and Eighty one Links to the place of beginiug and also all 
that Certain Tract or parcell of Land Situate on Roc-kway 
aforesaid begining at a Stake Standing in the Easterly 
Corner of Jacob Fosters Land thence Runing South 7*.) 
Degrees West 16 Chains and 75 Links thence South 
60 degrees AVest one Chain and thirty Links thence 
South 47 Degrees West one Chain and Eighty Links 
then North 52 AVest two Chain and Eighteen Links thence 
South fifty five Degrees AVest three Chains and Seven Links 
thence North 26 Degrees AVest 5 Chains & 29 Links thence 
South Sixty Degrees AVest 11 Chains & forty two Links 
thence North forty two Degrees AA^est Seven Chains and 
Eighty Six Links thence North 60 Degrees AA'est to a pond 
in the Meadow and a Cross the Said pond to a Ditch thence 
a Long the Ditch as it Runs to the Bay and thence along 
the Bay as it Runs Easterly to the AVidow Cornells Line 
thence S(juth forty Nine Degrees East 16 Chains and thirty 
Six Links thence South S3 East two Chains and Eighty Six 
Links to a Bunch of Alapell Trees thence Runing from the 
Said Trees Round the Swamp and along the Southerly Side 

Page 345. 

of the AVidow Cornells to a Stake Standing in a Line North 
Eighteen Degrees AVest from the i)lace at the Distance of 
Twenty one Chains and Nintv Liidvs from the begining 
Togather with all and Singular the fences Trees AVoods 



42 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Underwoods Meadows Marshes Swamps ponds pools Runs 
Streams of Water Fishing Fowling Hunting and Hawking 
and all other profits preveliges Advantages Emolments 
Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the Said Tract of 
Land belonging or Appertaining and the Reversion and 
Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issus and 
profits thereof and Also the Estate Right Title Dower Right 
and Title of Dower Interest property possession Claim and 
Demand whatsoever of them the Said Richard Townsend 
and Rosetta his Wife of in or to the Said premises' and 
every part and parcell thereof To Have and to hold all and 
Siugidar the Said Tract of Land and premises with the Ap- 
purtenances unto the Said Samael Mott his heirs and 
Assigns to the only proper Use and behoof of the Said Sam- 
uel Mott his Heirs and assigns forever and the Said Rich- 
ard Townsend and Rosetta his W^ife for themselves their 
heirs Executors and Admiuistraitors do hereby Covenant 
grant promis and Agree to and with the Said Samuel Mott 
his Executors Admiuistraitors and Assigns in Manner and 
form following that is to Say that he the Said Richard 
Townsend at the Time of the Ensealing and Delever}' of 
these presents is and Stands Lawfully Seized in his De- 
mesne as of fee of a good Sure perfect Indefeazible Estate 
of Inheritance of and in the Said Tract of Land and prem- 
ises and that he had in himself good Bight full power and 
Absolute Authority to Release and Sell the Same in Manner 
and form aforesaid and also that the Same Now is and 
Shall forever hereafter Remain and be free and Clear of and 
from all Manner of Judgements Mortgages Extents Execu- 
tions Dowers fines Amerciaments Recognizances and all 
other Charges Titles Incumbrances Whatsoever had Made 
Committed done or Suffered or to be had made Committed 
done or Sufiered by them the Said Richard Townsend and 
Rosetta his AVife or by Any other person or persons What- 
soever And Lastly that the Said Richard Townsend and 
his heirs the Said Tract peices or parcells of Land and 
premises hereby granted and Every part and parcell there- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 43 

of Against him the Said Richard Towuseud and his heirs 
and Against all and Every other person and persons Claim- 
ing or to Claim any Estate of in or to the Said premises or 
any part thereof by from or under him the Said Richard 
Townsend Shall and Will Warrent and by these presents 
forever Defend In AVituess Whereof the parties of these 
presents have hereunto Interchangabley Set their hands 
and Seals the day and year tirst above Written 

Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of us Richard Townsend (S) 

Samuel Titus 
Robert Titus Rosetta Townsend (S) 

Page 346. 

Queens > ^ ^ 
County ^ " 

Be it Remembred that on the 2'2d daj of febuary 1780 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 
the within Named Richard Townsend and Rosetta his Wife 
and Acknowledged that they Executed this Instrument of 
Writing as their Volentary Act and Deed the Said Rosetta 
being by me Examined. Apart from her Said Husband De- 
clared that she Executed the Same freely of her own Accord 
without any fear threats or Com[)ultion from her Said Hus- 
band which Instrument having Examined I allow to be 
Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered and Compared A^'ith the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



This Indcinturc made the fifth day of January in the 
year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy 
Eight by and Between Isaac Smith R of the Townshi]) of 
Hempstead in Queens County and province of Now York 
on the one part and Jolin Rainor of the Townshij) County 



44 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

and province aforesaid Yeoman on the other part Witnes- 
eth that the Said Isaac Smith do for and in the Consider- 
aiton of the Just & full Sum of one hundred and twenty 
three pounds Seven Shillings and Sixpence of good Current 
and Lawfull Money of New York aforesaid to him in hand 
well & truly paid before the Ensealing and delevery hereof 
by the Said John Rainor the Recipt whereof he Doth 
Acknowledge and himself to be therewith fully Satisfied 
Contented and paid and from Every part and parcell 
thereof do Exonerate Acquit and fully Discharge him the 
Said John Rainor his heirs Executors & Administraitors 
and Each and Every of them forever by these presents 
hath given granted bargained Sold Conveyed and Con- 
firmed and by these presents do fully freely Clearly & Ab- 
solutely give grant Bargain Sell Convey and Confirm unto 
him the Said John Rainor and to his heirs and assigns one 
Certain piece or parcell of Land Situate Lying and being 
in the South Woods Avithin the Township of Hemjistead 
Afforesaid Containing forty one Acres and twenty Square 
Rods of Land the bounds as followeth begining at a 
Certain Stump Standing at the Southwest Corner of the 
Said Land and from thence Runing North Westerly by 
the Lands of Ezekiel Rainor and John Mott Seventy Rods 
to a Stake thence North Eighty five Degrees East forty five 
Rods to a Certain white Oake Tree Marked thence South 
Eighty Nine Degrees East Sixty five Rods and one half to 
a Stake Standing at the North West Corner of the Land of 
John Smith thence Southwardly by his Land twenty three 
Rods and One half to a Certain Oake Tree Marked thence 
South Sixty Seven Degrees AVest twenty one Rods and Six 
Links of Cliaine to a Stake thence South five Degrees 
East thirty two Rods and One half thence South Eighty 
Six Degrees west Eighty four Rods and Nineteen Links of 
Chain to the place of begining and is bounded on the 
West by Land of the Said Ezekiel Rainor and John Mott 
on the North by Land the Said Isaac Smith hath this day 
Sold unto Silvanus Smith on the East by John Smith and 



Hempstead town records. 



45 



Said Silvanus Smith on the South by the Said Silvanus 
Smith Josiah Eaiuor and Ezekiel Eainor it beinfj; part of 
the farm of his father Henry Smith Deceas'd all which 
Said forty one Acres and twenty Square Rods of Land 
aforesaid togather with all timber Trees Woods fences 
pasturs water Courses with all and Every the priveliges 

Page 347. 

and Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in Any Wise 
Appertaining and all the Estate Right Title Interest prop- 
erty Claime ct Demand whatsoever of him the Said Isaac 
Smith of in and to the Same and every part And ]-)arcell 
thereof To have and to hold all and Singular the hereby 
granted Land and premises unto him the Said John Rainor 
and to his heirs & assigns forever to his and their own 
Sole and proper Use benitit & behoof forever and the Said 
Isaac Smith do for himself his heirs Executors & Admiuis- 
traitors Covenant grant and Agree to and with him the Said 
John Rainor his heirs And assigns that at the time of the 
Ensealing and before the Delevery he was the true Sole 
and Lawfull Owner of the above bargained premises and 
was Lawfully Seized and possesed thereof in his Owne 
proper Right in fee Simple and hath in himself good Right 
full power and Lawfull Authority to Dispose of the Same 
in Manner as aforesaid and that the Said John Rainor his 
heirs & Assigns Shall and may from time to time and at all 
times forever hereafter by Virtue hereof Lawfully peaceably 
and queitly have hold Use Occupy possess and Injoy the 
above bargained premises free and Clear and freely and 
Clearly Exonerated Acquitted and fully Discharged of and 
from all manner of Incumbrances Whatsoever (and whereas 
the Said Isaac Smith do this day Sell unto the aforenamed 
Silvanus Smith a peice of Land Southeastwardly from this 
within granted Land therefore the true Intent and Meaning 
of the grantor and grantee is by these presents that the 
Said Isaac Smith or his heirs and Assigns shall and may 
have free Liberty forever hereafter to pass and Repass to 



46 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

and from his or tlieir Lands by tlie west Side of John 
Smiths Land whenever Oceation shall Require he and they 
putting up the fence after them and Doing the Said John 
liaiuor his heirs and assigns as Little Damage as they Con- 
veuiantly Can) Lastl}' the Said Isaac Smith do bind himself 
his heirs Executors and Administraitors by these presents 
to Warrent Secure and forever Defend all the above Bar- 
gained premises with the Appurtenances unto the Said John 
liainor and to his heirs and Assigns forever against the just 
and Lawful! Claims And Demands of all persons Wliome- 
soever In Witness htreunto the Said Isaac Smith hath 
Set to his hand and fixed his Seal the year and day first 
above AVritten 

Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence of his 

David Batty Isaac :X: Smith (S) 
Richard Ellison Mark 

Queens ) 

 s s 
County y •' ' 

Be it Remembred that on the 29tli day of May 1780 

Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 

Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 

the Within Named Richard Ellison and Sollemnly Declared 

that he Saw the; grantor Isaac Smith Execute the within 

Written Instrument as his Volentary Act ct Deed which 

having Examined I Alow to be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Eutr'd A: Compared with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



Page 348. 

This Indenture made this twenty sixth day of April in 
the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and 
Seventy five by and between James Pool iV Hannah Rush- 
mur both of the Township of Hempstead in queens County 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



4:1 



in the province of New York on the One part and John 
Kainor of the Township Coiint}^ and province aforesaid on 
the other part Witueseth that the Said James Pool & 
Hannah Eushniore do for and in Consideration of the just 
and full Sum of iiity pounds of *^ood Current & Lawfull 
Money of the province aflforesaid to them in hand Well and 
trul}' paid by the Said John Rainor before the Ensealing 
* and Delevery hereof the Receipt whereof they and Each of 
them Do hereby Acknowledge and themselves to be there- 
with fully Satisfied Contented and paid and from every 
part and parcell thereof do Exonerate Acquit and fully 
Discharge him the Said John Rainor his heirs Executors 
Administraitors and each S: Every of them forever by these 
presents hath given granted bargained Sohl Conveyed and 
Confirmed and by these presents do fully freely Clearly & 
Absolutely give grant bargain Sell Convey and Confirm 
unto him the Said John Rainor & to his heirs and Assigns 
all that of one Certain piece or parcell of Wood Land 
Situated Lying and being in the South Woods within the 
pattent and Township of Hempstead afforesaid and is 
bounded on the West by a highway that Leads from 
Hempstead Town to Washbands Neck on the South partly 
by the Land of Joseph Rainor and partly by the Land of 
Henry Smith Deceased on the North by the Land Late in 
the possession of Amos Rhoades and so Extending East- 
ward so far as to Containe the quantity of thirteen Acres 
all which Said tliirteen Acres John Rushmur father of the 
Said Hannah Rushmur purchaised of Jonathan Smith as 
may Appear by his Deed for the Same bearing date the 
first day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand 
Seven hundred & fifty three Reference thereunto had may 
more fully Appear all which Said thirteen Acres of Wood 
Land togather with all the Timber Trees Woods Under 
wood Lying Standing or growing thereof and all the Estate 
Right title Interest property Claim and Demand whatso- 
ever of them the Said James Pool and Hannah Rushmur of 
in and to the same and every part and parcell thereof the 



48 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

part of the Said James Pool he purchaised of his Son Percy 
Pool and Elizabeth Pool his Wife as may Appear by their 
Deed for the Same bearing Date the Seventeenth Day of 
April in the year of Our Lord one thousand Seven hun- 
dred and Seventy three To Have and to Hold the Said 
hereby granted and bargained premises with the Ap]>ur- 
tenances unto him the Said John Rainor and his heirs and 
Assigns forever to his and their own Sole and proper Use 
benefit and behoof forever and the Said James Pool <t 
Hannah Ptushmore Doth hereby Declare by these presents 
that at the time of the Ensealing and before the Delevery 
hereof they was the true Sole and Lawfull Owners of the 
Above bargained premises and was Lawfully Seized and 
possesed thereof in their own ])roper Rights as a good per- 
fect and absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and 
hath in themselves good Right full power and Lawfull 
Authority to grant bargain Sell and Dispose of the Same 
in Manner as aforesaid And that the Said John Rainor his 
heirs and Assigns Shall and may from Time to Time and at 

Page 349. 

all Times forever hereafter b}' Yirtue of these presents 
Lawfully peaceably and queitly have hold use Occupy 
possess and Injoy the same freely and Clearly Exonerated 
Acquitted and fully Discharged of and from all Manuer of 
Incumbrances Whatsoever Lastly the Said James Pool 
Doth bind himself his heirs Executors and Administraitors 
to warrent Secure and forever Defend the one Moiety or 
Equall half part of the above Bargained premises unto the 
Said John Rainor and to his heirs and Assigns forever 
against the just and Lawfull Claims and Demands of all 
persons whomesoever and the Said Hannah Rushmore doth 
bind herself her heirs Ex's & Administraitors to Warrent 
Secure and forever Defend the Other Moiety or Equall half 
part of the above bargained premises unto the Said John 
Rainor and to his Heirs and Assigns forever against the 
just and Lawfull Claims A: Demands of all persons whome- 



tiEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECORDS. 49 

soever In Witness hereunto the Said James Pool and 
Hannah Rushmore hath Set to their hands and fixed their 
Seals the Year and Da)- above Written 
Sealed S: Delevered 

In the presence of James Pool (Sj 

William Smith 
Richard Ellison Hannah Rushmure (S) 

Queens ^ ^ ^ 
County S 

Be it Remembred that on the 29tli day of May 1780' 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 
the Within Named Richard Ellison and On his Sollemu 
aftermation Declared that he Saw the grantors James Pool 
tt Hannah Rushmur Execute this Instrument of Writint*- as 
their Volentary Act & Deed AVIiich having Examined I 
alow to be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entred A: Compared With the Orriginal 

By Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



This Indenture made the twent}' Sixth Day of Febuar}^ 
in the Year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Eighty Between Micajah Comes of Hempstead in Queens 
County and province of New York Yeoman of the one part 
tt John Rainor of the Same place Yeoman of the Other 
part Witneseth that the Said Micajah Comes for and in 
Consideration of the Sum of Sixty five pounds Current 
Money of New York to him in hand i)aid before the En- 
sealing hereof l)y the Said John Rainor the recipt Avhereof 
he doth luH-eby Acknowledge; to his full Satisfaction and 
thereof and of every part thereof Doth Exonerate Actpiit 
and Discharge the Said John Rainor his Executors Admin- 
istraitors and Assigns Forever by these presents Hatii 
granted Bargained Sold Assured released Convej'ed and 



50 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Confirmed and by these presents absolutely freely and 
Clearly Do grant bargain Sell Assure Release Convey and 
Confirm to the 8aid John Rainor his heirs and Assigns 
forever the One Equal half of a Certain peice of Meadow 

Page 350. 

Situate at-Coes Neck in the Township of Hempstead afore- 
said which lies in joyntenacy between the Said Micajah 
Comes and his brother Henry Comes by Virtue of a Devise 
made to them in the Last Will and Testament of their father 
Cooley Comes Dec'd wdiich peice of Meadow is bounded On 
the East by a Certain Creek known by the Name of South- 
ards Creek on the South by Hicks's Neck Bay and On the 
AVest and North by Meadow Land Now belonging to the 
WidoAV Heviland and Contains Fifty Acres More or Less 
Togatlier with all the ways Preveliges Hereditaments and 
Advantages thereunto belonging and all the Estate Right 
Interest Clame and Demand AVliatsoever of him the Said 
Micajah Comes of in or unto or any part thereof To Have 
and to hold the one equal half of the above bounded peice 
of Meadow and Appurtenances unto the Said John Rainor 
his heirs and Assigns to the Sole and Only propper Use 
Benifet and behoof of the Said John Rainor his heirs tt 
assigns forever and the Said Micajah Comes for himself his 
heirs Executors Administraitors And every of them doth 
Covenant and grant to and with the Said John Rainor his 
Heirs and Assigns lirml}' by these presents that he the Said 
Micajah Comes by Virtue of the Devise and Will above 
Mentioned Stands joyntly Seized of the above bounded 
peice of Meadow Land and that he hath in himself good 
Right and full power to Sell and Dispose of the one half 
thereof in the Manner as above said and that the Same and 
Every part thereof is free from all former Gifts grants 
Leases Mortguages and Incumbrances whatsoever which 
Ma}' any Wa}'S Demnify or Make Void this present Sale 
and Lastly that he the Said Micaijah Comes and his Heirs 
the One Equal half of the above Bounded peice of Meadow 



Mempstead town records. 51 

Laud and Appuitcuuiices uuto liiiu tlie Said John Iiaiiu)r 
his heirs and Assigns Against him the Said Micajah Comes 
and his heirs and Against all other persons whatsoever 
Shall and Will forever Warrent Secure and Defend by 
these presents In Witness whereof the parties to these 
presents have hereunto luterchaingabl}' Set their Hands 
And Seals the Day and Year first above Written 

Sealed and Deievered 

in the presence of ns his 

MiCA.TAH Rainor Micajah :X: Comes (S) 
Samuel Rhoades Mark 

Qneeus ^ ^ ^ 
County ^ '  ' • 

Be it Rememl)red that on the 20th day of August 1782 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas in and for Queens 
County Samuel Rhoades one of the Subscribing Witneses 
to this Instrument of Writing aud Made Oath that he Saw 
the within Named Grantor Micajah Comes Execute the 
Same as his Volentary Act and Deed which having Exam- 
ined and finding No Erasurs Nor Interlinations do alow the 

Same to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Euter'd & Compared with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



Page 351. 

This Indenture Made this Thirteenth day of March in 
the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and 
sixty four by and Between William Rainor of the Township 
of Hempstead in queens County on the Island of Nausaw 
in the province of New York weaver on the One i)art and 
his brother John Rainor of the Town County Island and 
province afforesaid weaver on the other part Witnest^th 
that the Said William Rainor for aud in the Consideration 



S2 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

of the just and full Sum of Ninety four pounds two shill- 
ings and three pence of good Current and Lawfull money 
of New York aforesaid to him in hand well and truly paid 
before the Ensealing and Delevery hereof by the Said John 
Rainor the Eeeipt Whereof he Doth hereby Acknowledge 
and himself to be therewith fully Satisfied Contented and 
paid and thereof and from Every part and parcell thereof 
do Exonerate acquit and fully Discharge him the Said 
John Rainor his heirs Executors Administraitors and Each 
and Every of them forever by these presents do give grant 
bargain Sell Assure Convey and Confirm unto him the Said 
John Rainor and to his heirs and Assigns all that of one 
E(|ual c[uater part of Certain peices and parcells of Land 
Situate Lying and being in the South Woods Within the 
bounds and Township of Hempstead afforesaid the first 
peice is whereon my father John Rainor Lived Bounded 
on the south by the Land of Samuel Smith R on the West 
by the Land of Daniel Beadle on the North by the Land 
of Josiali Smith on the East by the Rhoade or Highway 
that Leads from the plains to Washbands Neck Contain- 
ing AVithin Said bounds about forty Acres be the same 
more or Less the Second peice is the one quater part of 
Eighteen Acres and one quator of and Acre Situate Near 
the first peice bounded on the North by the Land of 
Joseph Rainor on the East by or Near the Swamp on the 
South by a Highway on the West by the first Mentioned 
Road or Highway the third peice is the one quater part of 
Eleven Acres and one quater of An Acre Situate on the 
East Side of the Aforesaid Swamp Bounded on the North 
by the Land of Samuel Rainor Jur and on the South by 
the Land of Joseph Rainor all which Said one Equal I 
quater or fourth part of the three afforesaid peices or par- 
cells of Land and Mesuage was Devised Lhito me in and 
by the Last Will and Testament of my Father John Rainor 
Deceased all Which above bargained three parcells of 
Laud Togather with the Equall quater part of the Dwelling 
House out Houses Barns gardens Yards Wells Waters 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 53 

Fences feedings pasturs orchards frute trees timber trees 
Woods Under AYoods to the Same belonging or in Any- 
wise Appertaining Avith the Reversions and Remainders 
thereof and all the Estate Right Title Interest property 
Claim and Demand whatsoever of me the Said AVilliam 
Rainor of in and to the above Bargained qnater part of the 
affortsaid Houses Lands and premises with Every part and 
parcell thereof To Have and to Hold the said herelw 
granted & bargained Lands and premises with every of 
their- Appurtenances and previliges unto the Said John 
Raynor and to his heirs and Assigns forever to his and 
their only proper Use Benitit and behoof forever and the 
Said William Rainor do for himself His heirs Executors 

Page 352. 

Administraitors Covenant grant and Agree to & with him 
the Said John Rainor his heirs and assigns that at the 
time of the Ensealing and before the Delevery hereof he 
the Said William Rainor Avas the tru Sole & Lawfull 
Owner of the above bargained premises and was Lawfully 
Seized and possessed thereof in his Owne propper Right 
as a good perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee 
simpel and hath in himself good right full power and Law- 
full Authority to^ grant bargain Sell and Dispose of the 
Same in Manner as afforesaid and that the Said John 
Rainor his heirs and Assigns Shall and may from time to 
time and at all times forever hereafter by Virtue of these 
presents Lawfully peaceably and queitly have hold Use 
Occupy possess and Injoy the Above bargained premises 
With the Appurtenances free and Clear and freely and 
Clearly Exonerated Ac(piitted and fully Discharged of A- 
fi'om all Maimer of Incumbrances Whatsoever Lastly the 
Said William Raynor do bind himself his heirs Executors 
Administraitors and Every of them to AVarrent Secure and 
forever Defend by thesi; presents the above bargained 
premises unto him the Said .John Rainor and to his heirs 
and assigns forever against the just and Lawfull Chiims 



54 HEMPSTEAD TO\YX RECORDS, 

and Demands of all Manner of persons Whomesoever In 
Witness whereof the Said William Eainor liatli Set to his 
hand and fixed his Seal the Year and Day above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of William Raynor 

Richard Ellison 3d 

Thomas Ellison 

Queens } 
County ^ ' ' 

Be it Remembred that On the 29th day of May 1780 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Conimon i)le;is for Queens County 
Thomas Ellison oue of the Subscribing AVitneses to this 
Instrument of AVriting and Made Oath that he Saw the 
grantor William Rainor Execute the Same as his Yolentary 
Act A: Deed which having Examined I alow to be Recoided 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enter'd <fc Com]iared With the Orriginal h\ 

Valentine H. Petei;s Clerk 



These presents Witneseth that I John Mott ye 3d of 
Hempstead in queens Couuty on Nausaw Island and in the 
province of New York boatnian for iV in Consideration of 
the just and full Sum of One hundred and tifty pounds of 
good and Lawfull Money of New York to me in hand paid 
before the Ensealing and Delevery of these presents by 
John Rainor of the Same place the receipt whereof I do 
hereby Acknowledge and my self to be therewith fully Sat- 
isfied Contented and paid and thereof and of Every part 
and parcell thereof do Acquit and Discharge the Said John 
Rainor his heirs Executors Administraitors and assigns 
forever have by these presents given granted bargained 
Sold Alienated Conveyed And Confirmed and by these 
presents Do hxily freelv and Al)solutelv nive urrant l)argain 
Sell alienate Convey and Confirm unto him the Said John 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 55 

Rainor his heirs and Assigns forever one Certain Peice or 

Page 353. 

parcell of Land in the Township of Hempstead Adjourning 
to the Road that Leads from Thomas Faringtons to the 
Mill NoAV belonging to Stephen Hewlett bounded West 
by the above said North by Land belonging to Joseph 
Rainor and East and South by Land Belonging to the 
above Mentioned John Rainor Containing ten Acres be it 
More or Less as it Shall be found Within the Said bounds 
Togather AVith Houses Barns woods Underwoods Water 
and Water Cources fences pasturs fruit Trees With all the 
profits and priveliges thereunto belonging To have and to 
hold all the above granted & baigaiued premises with all 
the profits thereunto belonging or in Any ways Appertain- 
ing to him the Said John Rainor his heirs and Assigns 
forever to his and their only proper use benifit and behoof 
forever and I the Said John Mott do Covenant and Grant 
for me my heirs Executors & Adnir's to and With the Said 
John Rainor his heirs & assigns that before the Ensealing 
and Delevery of these presents I am the true Sole and 
Lawfull Owner of all the above granted and bargained 
premises and am Lawfully Seized and possessed of the same 
and have in my Self good Right full poAver and Lawfull 
Authority to grant bargain Sell Convey and Confirm the 
Said granted and bargained premises as in Manner and 
form as aboyesaid and tlie Said John Rainor his heirs and 
Assigns Shall and may from time to time and at all times 
forever hereafter have hold Use Occupy Enjoy and possess 
the above granted and bargained premises with the Ap- 
|)urtenances free and Clear and freely and Clearly Accpiit- 
ted Exonerated A' Discharged of and from all and all 
maimer of former gifts grants bargains Sak^s Wills Entailes 
Joyntors Dowers Judgments Troubles or Incumbrances  
Whatsoever and I the Said John Mott do further Covenant 
and bind my Sflf my heirs l<]x"s A- Admr's firndy by these 
presents to \\ arrc^it and forever Defend the abovesaid 



56 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

John Eainor Lis heirs & Assigns in (ineit jind peaceable 
possession of all and Singular the above granted and De- 
mised premises Against the jnst and Lawfull Claim or 
Ckiims of any Person or persons whatsoever in Witness 
whereof wee the Said John Mott & Abigal Mott his Wife 
she as a Confermatioii to the above granted and bargained 
premises have hereunto Set too our hands and Seals this 
Sixth day of March in the Year of our Lord Ciirist Seven- 
teen hundred and Eighty 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of John Mott (Sj 

John Mott 3d her 

Joseph Carmon Abigal :X: Mott (Sj 

Mark 

Queens } 
County ) 

Beit Remembred that on the Oth day of October 1781 
Came personally before me Valenti)ie H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens County 
Joseph Carmon one of the Subscribing Witneses to this 
Instrument of Writing and Made Oath that he saw the 
Grantor John Mott and Al)igal Mott execute the Same as 
their Volentary Act and Deed Avliich Instrument having 
examined I alow to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enter'd A: Compared With the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clk 



Page 354. 

This Indenture made this Twelfth Day of May \n the Year 
of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Six by 
and between Willett Eainor of the Township of Hempstead 
in Queens County on Nausaw Island and in the province of 
New York Cordwainer on the One part and his Brother 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 57 

John Rainor of tlie Town County Island and ]n-ovince 
aforesaid Weaver on the other part AVitneseth tliat the 
Said Willitt Rainor for and in the Consideration of the jnst 
and full Sum of one Hundred and Ninety four pounds of 
Good Current And. LawfuU Money of the province afore- 
said to him in hand well iS: truly paid before the Ensealing 
and Delevery hereof by the Said John Rainor the Recipt 
whereof he Doth Acknowledge and himself to be therewith 
fully Satisfied Contented ct paid i\.nd thereof and from 
Every part and parcell thereof do Exonerate acquit tt fully 
Discharge him the Said John Rainor his heirs Ex's cV 
Adinr's and Each A: Every of them forever by these pre- 
sents Hath Given Granted Bargained Sold Assured Con- 
veyed and Confirmed and by these presents do freely fully 
and Absolutely give Grant bargain Sell assure Convey and 
Confirm unto him the Said John Rainor and to his heirs 
and Assigns all that one Equal half part or Moiety of Cer- 
tain peices and parcells of Land Situate Lying and being in 
the South Woods Avithin the bounds and Township of 
Hempstead aforesaid the first peice is whereon My father 
John Rainor Lived bounded on the South by the Land of 
Benjamin Stimest on the West by the Land of Daniel 
Beadle vjn the South by the Land of Josias Smith and On 
the East by the Road or Highway that Leads from the 
plains Down to Wash1)ands Neck Containing Within the 
Said liounds about forty Acres be the Same More or Less 
the Second peice is one equal half part of Eighteen Acres 
and one quater of An Acre Situated Near the first bounded 
on the North by the Lands of Joseph Rainor Senor On 
the East by or Near the Swamp on the South l)y a, 
Highway and on the West by the first Mentioned Road or 
Highway the third peice is one Ecpialhalf of Eleven Acres 
and one quater of an Acre Situate on the East Side of the 
afoiesaid Swanq) Bounded on the North by the Laud of 
Samuel Rainor Junor on tin; South l)y the Land of Joseph 
Rainor on the West by or near the aforementioned Swamj) 
and On the East by a Ceador Swamp all which Said one 



58 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Equal lialf })ait of the three Aforesaid pieces or parcells of 
Lands and Masuages was Devised unto me and my brother 
Daniel Rainor in and by the Last Will and Testament of our 
father John Rainor Deceased all which above bargained 
three parcells of Land togather With the Equal half part of 
the Dwelling House out Houses Barns Gardens Yards 
Wells Waters Fencings feedings pasturs Orchards fruit 
Trees Timber Trees woods Under Woods to the Same be- 
1 Higing or in any wise Appertaining with the Reversion and 
Reversions Remainder and Remainders thereof and all the 
Estate Right Title Interest property Claim and Demand 
Whatsoever of me the Said Willitt Rainor of in and to the 
above Bargained half part of the aforesaid Houses Lands 
and premises wdth every part and parcell thereof To Have 
and to Hold the Said hereby Granted and Bargained Lands tt 
premises AVitli every of their Appurtenances and preveliges 
unto the Said John Rainor and to his heirs and assigns 
forever to his and their only proper use Beuifit and behoof 

Page 355. 

forever and the Said Willitt Raiuor do for himself his heirs 
Executors and Administraitors Covenant grant and Agree 
to and with him the Said John Rainor his heirs and Assigns 
that at the time of the Ensealing and Before the Delevery 
hereof he the Said Willitt Rainor was the tru Sole and Law- 
full Owner of all the above bargained premises and was Law- 
fully Seized and possessed of the Same in his Own propei" 
Right as a good perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance 
in Fee Simpel and hath in himself good Right full power 
and Lawfull Authority to grant bargain Sell and Dispose of 
the same in Manner as aforesaid and that the said John 
Rainor his heirs and assigns Shall and may from time to 
time and at all times forever hereafter by Virtue of these 
presents Lawfully peaceably and Queitl}' have hold Use 
Occupy possess and Enjoy the above bargained premises 
with the Appurtenances free and Clear and freelv and 
Clearly Exonerated Acquitted and fully Discharged of and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 59 

from all Manner or Ineiimbrances whatsovei- and Lastly the 
Said Willitt Rainor do bind himself his heirs Executors 
Admr's and Every of them to AVarrent Secure and forever 
Defend by these presents the Above l)argaiued premises 
unto him the Said John Rainor and to his heirs tV: assi<^iis 
forever Against the just and Lawfull Claims and Demands 
of all persons whomesoever In AVitness whereof the Said 
AVillett Eainor hath hereunto Set his hand and fixed his 
Seal the year and Day above A\ ritten 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of AVillett Rainor (S) 

Samuel Mott 3d 
Richard Ellison third 

Queens > ^ ^ 
County ^ ' 

Be it Remembred that on the 7th Day of April 1782 
Came personally before me Valeutine H. Peters one of his 
Majesties Judges of the Court of Conmiou pleas for Queens 
County Samuel Mott 3d and Made Oath that he Saw Wil- 
lett Rainor the Grantor Execute this Instrument of Writing 
as his Voleutary Act k Deed which having Examined and 
finding No Rasurs Nor Interlinations do alow the Same to 
be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enteral k Compared with the Orriginal 

By Valentine H. Peters CUk 



This ludcuture made the Ninth day of October in the 
Year of Our Lord Seventeen Hundred and Seventy Nine 
Between James Casted of Hempstead in Queens (■ouiity 
iu tlu! province of New York Yeamaii and Elizabeth his 
AVife of the one part and Joseph Place of the Same 
place Yeomaij of the other part Witiieseth that the Said 
James Casted for and in Ccnsideration of the Sum of 
Fifty tive pounds Lawfull Money of New York to him 



60 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

iu hand paid l>y the Said Joseph Phioe at and before 
the Ensealing and Deleveiiug of these presents the Re- 
eipt whereof he doth hereby Acknowledge and himself to 
be therewith fully Satisfied Contented And paid and there- 
of and of Every part and parcell thereof Doth hereby for- 
ever Acquit Exonerate Release and fully Discharge him the 
Said Joseph Place his Heirs Ex's & Admr's and Every of 
them Hath Given Granted Bargained and Sold and by 
these presents Doth Give Grant bargain and Sell unto him 
the Said Joseph Place and his heirs and Assigns forever all 
that Certain Mesuage Tenament Lott of Land &: premises 
whereon the Said James Casted Now Lives Situate in 

Page 356. 

Hemjistead South woods and bounded as followeth East- 
erly by a Highway that leads from the ])lains to Skidmors 
Mill Westerly by a Brook Southarly by John Burtis and 
Northerly l)y a Highway that leads to Fosters Meadow 
Containing Two Acres More or Less Togather with all and 
Singular the Houses Barns Gardens fences pasturs and Im- 
provements and Appurtenances thereunto Belonging To 
Have and to Hold all and Singular the above hereby granted 
and Released Lott of Land and premises and Appurten- 
ances unto the Said Joseph Place and his heirs and assigns 
to the Only proper Use benefit and behoof of him the Said 
Joseph Place and his heirs and assigns and the" Said James 
Castid for himself his heirs Ex's & Admr's Doth hereby 
Covenant promis grant and Agree to and With the Said 
Joseph Place and his Assigns in Manner & form following 
that is to Say that he the Said James Casted at the Time of the 
Ensealing & Delevery of these presents was the True Sole S: 
Lawfull Owner of all and Singular the heretofore Granted 
Lands and premises and that he had in himself good Right 
full Power and Lawfully Authority to Sell and Dispose of the 
Same in Manner aforesaid as also that the Same is free and 
Clear from all Intangelments and Incumbrances whatsoever 
Lastly the Said James Cersted the Lands and premises 6: 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 61 

Improvements Unto the Suit! Joseph Phice and to his heirs 
and Assifi^ns against the Lawfull Chiims or pertences of all 
Manner of persons Shall and will Warrent and by these 
presents forever Defend the Same and the Said Elizabeth 
Caseted first herein Mentioned Doth by these presents yeald 
and Give np all the Right Title Interest or Claim which She 
now hath or hereafter may have off in or to the heretofore 
granted Lands and premises by Virtue of her Right of 
Dower unto the Said Joseph Place and his heirs and assigns 
forever In Witness whereof the parties to these presents 
have hereunto Interchangably Set their hands and Seals the 
day and year first above Written 

Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of James Keirstead (S) 



his 
John : O : Abrams 



her 
Elizabeth :X: Keirstead (S) 



Mark ^ ^"^'sigu*''^ ^^^^I'k 

S Glowes I 

Timothy Gornell J 
Gilbert Flower 

Queens ^ ^ ^ 
Gounty y ' ' ' 

Be it Remembred that on the 1st day of December 1780 

Samuel Glowes Esqr Appeared before me Valentine H. 

Peters one of the Judges of the Gourt of Gommon pleas for 

Queens Gounty and Made Oath that he Saw the Grantor 

James Keirstead Execute this Instrument of Writing as his 

Volentary Act & Deed which having Examined I alow to be 

recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enter'd A: Gonip'd with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Glerk 

Page 357. 

This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of March in 
the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and 



62 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Eighty Between Silvester Beadle of Hempstead in Queens 
County in the province of New York of the one part and 
Bichaid Smith of the Town County and province of the 
Other part Witueseth that the Said Silvester Beadle for 
and in Consideration of the Sum of Two hundred and Sixtj' 
pounds Lawfull Money of New York to him in hand paid 
by the Said llichard Smith at and before the Ensealing & 
Delevery of these presents the liecipt Avhereof the Said Sil- 
vester Beadle Di th hereby Acknowledge and himself to be 
therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid and thereof 
and of every part and parcell thereof doth hereby forever 
Acquit Exonerate Release and fvdly Discharge him the Said 
Richard Smith his heirs Executors and Administraitors 
Hath given granted bargained and Sold and by these pre- 
sents doth give grant bargain aod Sell unto the Said 
Richard Smith and to his heirs and Assigns one Certain 
Mesuage Lott of Land and premises Situate Lying and 
being in the Township of Hempstead aforesaid lieing 
butted and bounded as follows Westerly by the Road 
that Leads from Benjamin Lesters to Samuel Pettits 
Soiitharly by the Said Samuel Pettit's Land Easterly by 
Land that formerly belonged to Samuel Totten Dec'd 
Notherly by Land Now belonging to Stephen Carmou and 
Land belonging to Benjamin Lester Containing b}^ Esti- 
mation about thirty two Acres be the Same More or Less 
Togather with all and Singular the fences pasturs Timber 
wood Under Wood With ;dl and Every of the Appurten- 
ances thereunto belonging or in Aoy Manner of ways Ap- 
pertaining To Have and to hold all and Singular the 
above hereby granted and Released Lott of Land with 
ever}^ of the Appurtenances Unto the Said Richard Smith 
and to his heirs and Assigns forever to the only proper Use 
benetit and behoof of him the Said Richard Smith and to 
his heirs and Assigns forever And the Said Silvester 
Beadle for him self his heirs Executors and Administrai- 
tors Doth hereby Covenant promis grant and agree to and 
with the Said Richard Snjith and his Assigns in Manner 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. CS 

and form I'ollowiu^ that is to Savtliat lie the Said Silvester 
Beadle at the time of the Eusealiiii-- and Deleverin<i; of 
these presents was the true Sole and Lawfull Owner of the 
above Mentioned Lott of Land and premises and had in 
himself good Right full power & LawfuU Authority to Sell 
aud Dispose of the Same as aforesaid as also that the same 
is free aud Clear from all lutangelmeuts or Incumbrances 
Avhatsoever Lastly the Sd Silvester Beadle the Said Laud 
and premises above Mentioned with every of the Appur- 
tenances Unto the Said Richard Smith and his Assigns 
Against the Lawfull Claims or pertences of all Manner of 
persons Shall and will Warrent and by these presents for- 
ever Defend the Same In Witness Avhereof the Said Sil- 
vester Beadle hath hereunto Sett his hand and Seal the. 
day and Year first above Written 

Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence of Silvester Beadle (S) 

A Seabury 
Valentine H. Peters 

Queens ) ^ 
County y ' "' 

Be it Remembred that on the day of the Date within 
Mentioned personally Appeared before me Valentine H. 
Peters one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas f(n- 
Queens County the Within Named grantor Silvester Beadle 
aud Acknowledged that he Executed this Instrument of 
Writing as his Volentary Act and Deed which having Ex- 
amined and tinding No Rasurs Nor Interlinations do alow 

it to be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enter'd & Compared With the Orrigiual by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 

Page 858. 

Wee whose Names that are heruiito Sul)S(.'ribed two of 
the Commisinors for Laying out and Regulating Highways 



64 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ill the Townsliip of Hempstead having Vewed a Certain 
Highway that begins Nigh tlie House of Soh)mon Doxsee 
Leading by the House of the Widow Hewlett down to John 
Brewers which Highway wee Conceive to be a great dam- 
age to Daniel Hewlett as it Cutts oft" a Narow Slipe the 
whole Length of his Land the West side we dont Judoe it 
to be of very Littel damage to any person to Stop up part 
of the Said way we do therefore according to the power in 
us Residing allow the Said Daniel Hewlett to Stop the 
Said Highway from the begiiiing by Doxsees as far South 
As his Land Runs and in Lue thereof we Lay out a high- 
way three Rods Wide Ruuing from the aforementioned 
Highway Westward on the South Side of Jonas Abraham's 
through the Land of the Sd Daniel Hewlett to Run into the 
Road Leading to Rockway the Said Daniel Hewlett to 
have the Land included in the highway Stoped up in Lue 
of the Land Now Layed out into a highway 

Witness our hands the tenth day of August 1780 

James Smith 
Geo'r Hewlett 

Entered & Compared with the Orriginal 

By Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



Att a Town Meeting held in hempstead the ftrst tuesday 
in April 1781 then the under Named persons was Chosen 
Town ofticers to Serve for the Year Ensuing (to Wit) 

Samuel Clowes Esqr Supervisor 

David Beadle & Joseph Thome Constables tt Collectors 

Peter Titus, George Hewlett & James Smith, of herricks, 
Commessoners for Laying out highways 

Benj'ii Lester & Justice Beadle Ajjprisors of Intested 
Estates 

John Dorlon, Henry Wolley & Richard Wiggens fence 
Vewers 



liEMPSTEAD TOWN KKC0KD3. 65 

Benj'n Lester, Cap't Tiiuotliy Cornell, John Morrell & 
Ricli'd Townsend Assessors 

Nelieniiali Sammis &: William HeAvlett peuders 

Sam'l Clowes, Silvanus Beadle & Jos Hall Trustees 

Valentine H. Peters Town Clerk 

Cap't Sam'l Seaman, Stephen Willis, Sam'l Mott, John 

Pettit, Ben Dorlon, Silvauns R Smith, John Smith, Rous, 

Jonathan Gildersleve, John Dorlon, Joseph Beadle, Jos 

Caidles, Jacob Williams, Martin Vanostrandt, Aaron Van- 

ostrandt, Silas Hicks, Cap'ii Charles Cornell, John Carmon, 

Ricli'd Hewlett, Sam'l Davanport, Daniel Toffee, Jackson 

Mott, William Valentine, James Hewlett, Benjamin Kissam 

Jur, Adam Mott, & John Allin Junor 

Euter'd by 

Valentine H. Petees Town Clerk 

Page 359. 

This Indenture Made the Sixth Day of October in the 
Year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and sev- 
enty Eight between Richard Valentine of Hempstead in 
Queens County and province of New York of the One part 
and Jeremiah Bobbins of the Same place of the Other part 
Witneseth that the Said Richard Valentine for and in Con- 
sideration of the Sum of three Hundred and twenty five 
pounds of good Current and Lawfull Money of the province 
aforesaid to him in hand paid by the Said Jeremiah Rob- 
bins the Recipt he doth hereby Acknowledge he the Said 
Richard Valentine hath granted bargained Sold Aliened 
and Confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain 
and Sell Alien and Confirm unto the Said Jeremiah Rob- 
bins his heirs and Assigns forever all that of a Certain 
House Barn and Lott of Land Situate lying and being at 
Hem])stead harbour aforesaid being the whole Real Estate 
which my Grandfather Richard Valentine bequeathed me 
by his Last Will and Testament Reference being thereunto 
had may more at Large Appear the whole of that Estate 



66 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

Excepting three Acres which he the Said Richard Valentine 
has Sold unto Richard Kirk Togather with all the rights 
and previlidges thereunto belonging and all the Title In- 
terest Clame and Demand whatsoever of him the Said 
Richard Valentine in and to the Said premises To Have 
and to hold the Said premises above Mentioned unto the 
Said Jeremiah Robbins his heirs and Assigns to the only 
propper Use and behoof of him the Said Jeremiah Robbins 
his heirs and Assigns forever and the Said Richard Valen- 
tine for himself and his heirs the Said granted premises 
and Every part thereof against him and his heirs and 
Against all and Every Other person & persons to the Said 
Jeremiah Robins his heirs and Assigns Shall and Will 
Warrent and forever Defend by these presents In Wit- 
ness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the Day 
and year above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

In the jjresents of Richard Valentine (S) 

Charles Titus 

Richard Maree 

John Golden 

Queens ) 
/■ s s 
County y • ' ' 

Be it Remembred that on the 3d Day of April 1781 Came 

before me Valentine H. Peters one of the Judges ^f the 

Court of Common pleas in and for Queens County Charles 

Titus one of the Subscribing Witneses to this Instrument 

of Writing and Made Oath that he Saw the Within Named 

grantor Richard Valentine Execute the Same as his Volen- 

tary act and Deed and at the time thereof he the Said 

Charles Titus Subscribed his Name as a Witness to the 

Same which Instrument having Examined and finding no 

Rasurs Nor Interlinations do alow the Same to be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered and Compared with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



HEitfPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 6? 

Page 360. 

This Indeuture made the third day of April Seventeen 
himdied and Eighty One Between Stephen Carmon of 
Hempstead in Queens County in the province of New York 
Yeaman of the one part and George M. Kein of the Same 
place Yeoman on the Other })art Witneseth that the Said 
Stephen Carmon for and in tlie Consideration of the Sum 
of Six pounds Lawfull money of New York to him in hand 
paid by the Said George M. Kein at and before the En- 
sealing and Delevering of these presents the Receipt where- 
of he doth hereby Acknowledge and himself to be therewith 
fully Satisfied Contented and paid and thereof and Every 
part & parcell thereof doth hereby forever Acquit and 
Discharge the Said George M. Kein his heirs Executors and 
Administraitors and Every of them Hath Given Granted 
bargained and Sold and by these presents Doth Give Grant 
bargain and Sell unto him the Said George M. Kein and 
to his heirs and Assigns all that of two Shillings Pattent 
Right throughout the whole pattent of the Township of 
Hempstead aforesaid which Said pattent Right Decended 
from John Carmon Grandfather of the Said Stephen Car- 
mon Togather with all and Singular Rights privilidges & 
Appurtenances unto the Same belonging or in Any Manner 
of Wa3's Appertaining unto the Said George M. Kein and 
to his heirs and Assigns to the only proper use benifit & 
behoof of him the Said George M. Kein and to his heirs 
and Assigns forever and the Said Stephen Carmon for him- 
self his heirs Executors and Administraitors doth hereby 
Covenant promis Grant and Agree to and with the Said 
George M. Kein and his heirs and Assigns that at the time 
of the Ensealing and Delevering hereof Was the true sole 
and Lawfull Owner of all and Singular the heretofore 
Granted Two Shillings pattent throughout the whole pat- 
tent of the Township of Hempstead and that ho had in 
himself good Right full power and Lawfull Authority to 
Sell and Dispose of the Same in Manner as aforesaid as 



68 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

also tliat the Same is free aud Clear from all Intangel- 
ments or Incumbrances Whatsoever Lastly the Said 
Stephen Carmon the Said two Shillings pattent Right with 
their and every of their Appurtenances unto the Said 
George M. Kein Against the Lawful! Claims or pertences 
of all Manner of person or persons unto him the Said 
George M. Kein and his heirs and Assigns forever Shall 
& will Warrent and by these presents forever Defend the 
Same In Witness whereof the Said Stephen Carmon Hath 
hereunto Set his hand and Seal the day and Year first 
herein Written 

Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of Stephen Carmon (S) 

Robert hubbs 

S Clowes 

Queens ) 
County ) 

Be it Remembred that on the 8th Day of April 1781 
Came before me Valentine H. Peters one of the Judges of 
the Court of Common pleas for Queens County Stephen 
Carmon the grantor of this Instrument of Writing and Ac- 
knowledged that he Executed the same as his Vollentary 
Act and Deed which having Examined I alow to be Re- 
corded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enter'd & Compared With the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



Page 361. 

This Indenture made the twenty Ninth day of March in 
the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and 
Eighty one by and between Phillip Morrell of the Town- 
ship of Hempstead in queens County and province of New 
York Yeoman on the one part and John Heavilaud of the 
Township County and province afforesaid Carpenter on the 



HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECORDS. 69 

Other part AVitnesetli that the Said Phillip Morrell do for 
and iij the Consideration of the just and full Sum of four 
hundred and fifty pounds of good Current and Lawfull 
money of the province aforesaid to him in hand well And 
truly paid by the said John Heaviland before the ensealing 
and delevery hereof the receipt whereof he doth hereby 
acknowledge and himself to be therewith fully Satisfied 
Contented and paid and therefrom and from every part and 
parcell thereof do Exonerate acquit and fully discharge him 
the Said John Heviland his heirs Executors and Adminis- 
traitors and each and every of them by these presents hath 
given granted bargained Sold Conveyed and Confirmed and 
by these presents do fully freely Clearly and Absolutely 
give grant bargain Sell Convey and Confirm unto him the 
Said John Heviland and to his heirs and Assigns all and 
Singular one lott of land Situate lying & being in Hemp- 
stead South Woods it being bounded as follows the begin- 
ing at the North West Corner thereof at a Mapel bush 
standing by the brook that leads from the plains down on 
the east Side of hicks's Necb and from thence runing 
South by the east side of said brook to a Mapel bush at 
the South West Corner thence runing east by george 
Smiths land to a Chesnut sapliug at the South east Corner 
thence runing North by the land of Joseph Rainor and 
John Vanostrandt and Obediah Smith to a White oak sap- 
ling or Tree at the Northeast Corner thence runing West 
by said Obediah Smith to the highway and thence to the 
Mapel bush first Mentioned Containing about Sixty Acres 
of land be the same more or less a highway runing a Cross 
the lott of land near the West side to be left out all Which 
said land togather with all and Singular the dwelling house 
out houses Barns gaidens Yards orchards water Courses 
fences pasturs timber trees Woods Under Woods lying 
standing or growing thereon with all and Every the preve- 
lidges and Appurt(MiaiU'(^s to the Same belonging or in any 
wise Apj)ertaining A\'ith tlu^ reversions and remainders 
thereof To Have and to Hold the Said hereby granted 



70 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS, 

and bargained premises with all and every tlie prevelidges 
and Appurtenances unto the Said John Heaviland and to 
his heirs and Assigns forever to his and their own and Sole 
proper use benilit and behoof forever and the Said Phillip 
Morrell doth hereby declare by these presents that at the 
time of the ensealing and before the delevery hereof he was 
the true sole and Lawfull Owner of the above bargained 
premises and is Lawfully Seized and possesed thereof in 
his own proper right in fee simple and hath in himself good 
right full power and lawf all Authority to grant bargain Sell 
and dispose of the same in Manner as aforesaid and that 
the Said John Heaviland his heirs and assigns shall and 
may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by 
Virtue hereof lawfully peaceably and queitly have hold use 

Page 362. 

Occupy possess and iujoy the same free and Clear and freely 
and Clearly Exonerated acquitted and fully Discharged of 
and from all Manner of Incumbrances Whatsoever lastly 
the Said Phillip Morrell do bind himself his heirs Execu- 
tors Administraitors and every of them by these presents to 
Warrent Secure and forever defend all the above bargained 
premises with the Appurtenances unto the Said John 
Heaviland and to his heirs and assigns forever Against the 
just and lawfull Claims and demands of all persons Whom- 
soever and Matlia Morrell wife of Said Phillip Morrell do 
also Sell all her doAver and right of thirds unto the Said 
John Heaviland and to his heirs and Assigns forever in 
Witness hereunto the Said Phillip Morrell and Matha his 
Wife have put to their hands and fixed their Seals the Year 
and day first above written 

Signed Sealed and delevered 

in the presence of Phillip Morhell (S) 

his her 

Joseph :X: Heviland Matha :X: Morrell (S) 

" Mark - Mark 

Richard Ellison 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 71 

Queens 
County 

Be it Eemembred that on the 25th day of may 1781 
Came personally before me Valentme H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for queens County 
Joseph Heaviland one of the Subscribing Witneses to this 
Instrument of "Writing and Made Oath that he Saw the 
grantors Phillip Morrell and Matha Morrell Execute the 
Same as their Volentar}- Act and Deed which Instrument 
having Examined and finding No Erazurs Nor Interlina- 
tious do allow the Same to be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered and Compared with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



This Indenture made the third day of may in the year of 
our Lord Christ one thousand Seven hundred & fifty in the 
twenty third Year of his Majesties Eeigu Between Thomas 
Cornell of Hempstead in queens County in the pro\dnce of 
New York of the one part and William Smith of the town 
County and province aforesaid of the other part Witneseth 
that I the Said Thomas Cornell for and in Consideration of 
the Sum of five Hundred and Seventy three pounds Seven- 
teen Shillings and Eight pence Lawfull Money of the 
province aforesaid Well and truly in hand paid by the Said 
William Smith before the Ensealing of these presents the 
Recipt Whereof I do hereby Acknowledge tt my Self there- 
with full}' Satisfied Contented and paid and thereof and of 
Every i)art k parcell thereof Do Exonerate Acquit and 
Discharge the Said William Smith his heirs Ex's ct Admr's 
have Given granted bargained Sold aliened Released Con- 
veyed and Confirmed and by these presents do fully freely 



72 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

and absolutely give grant bargain Sell Alien Eelease Convey 
and Confii-m unto the Said William Smith his heirs and 
Assigns forever all that Certain Tract of Land Mesuage 
Tenement and Homestead on which I now live Butted 
and bounded as followeth beoining at the North West 
Corner by the Highway that Leads along the head of Cow 
Neck Bounded Westerly by Schencks Land as the fence 
now Stands which Euns South ten Degrees Eastwardly one 
hundred and Sixteen Eods to a Certain Stone being the 
South West Corner thence Euning Eastwardly along 
partly l)y Schanks Land and parti}- by Marvins Land 

Page 363. 

along By Marked Trees Seventy Seven Eods to a Marked 
Walnut Saplin thence South four Degrees and a half 
Eastwardly by the Side of Marvins Land to an Oak Stump 
thence Euning South eighty one Degrees Eastwardly by 
the Side of Marvins Land by a line of marked Trees thirty 
three Eods and twenty two liinks to a Marked black Oak 
Tree thence runing North twenty four degrees ^^'est^vardly 
Eleven Eods by the Side of Searings Laud unto a Stump 
thence South Seventy Six Degrees Westwardly Along the 
Side of Searings Land twenty Eods and Seventeen Links 
to a Stake Standing About Eight or ten foot from the Line 
on the South Side thence runing North partly by Searings 
Land and partly hj the Land that was Joseph Halsteads 
Deceased one hundred and thirty Nine Eods and an half 
unto the above said Highway thence runing Westwardly 
along the Said Highway as the fence Now Stands one hun- 
dred and four rods to the first bounder which Said Tract 
of Land Contains Seventy three Acres and three qmiters 
being Situated Lying & being in the Township of Hemp- 
stead in queens County aforesaid as also one Small Lott of 
Salt Meadow Lying at Little Neck in the Township of 
Flushing in the County aforesaid being a point of Meadow 
Joyning unto Benjamin Cornells Meadow To Have and to 
hold all the above Bargained premises AVith the Appurten- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 73 

ances previliges Hereditaments and Commodites unto the 
Same belonging or any Wajs Appertaining witli all the 
Houses Barns Buildings Orchards Woods under Woods 
Timber and all that may be Esteamed as part parcel or 
Member of the Said granted premises (Excepting and Re- 
serving the Equal half of the Smook House for the Use of 
the heirs Ex's & assigus of Joseph Halstead Deceased and 
the preveliges for them to Come to the Spring for Water) 
unto him the Said William Smith his heirs and Assigns to 
his and their Only proper use Benefit and behoof hence- 
forth and forever and he the S.iid Thomas Cornell for him- 
self his heirs Executors and Administraitors Doth promis 
graiit and agree to and with him the Said William Smith 
his heirs and Assigus and that at the time of the Ensealing 
and before the Delevery hereof he the Said Thomas Cornell 
was the true Sole and Lawfull owner of all the above bar- 
gained premises and was Lawfully Seized and possesed of 
the same in his owne proper Right as a good perfect and 
Absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and had in 
himself full power good Right full power and Lawfull Au- 
thority to Sell and Dispose of the Same in Manner as 
Above Said and that the Said William Smith his heirs & 
assigns Shall and may by Virtue hereof Lawfiilly queitly 
and peaceably have hold use Occupy Command and Enjoy 
all the above bargained premises With the Appurtenances 
free and Clear and freely and Clearly Acquitted Released 
and fully Discharged of and from all Manner of former 
Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Lease Release Joyntors Wills 
Mortgages Entailes and all Manner of Incumbrances What- 
soever and furthermore he the Said Thomas' Cornell Doth 
hereby Covenant and ol)lige himself his heirs Ex's c^^ Admr's 
to Warrent Secure and forever Defend all the above Bar- 
gained premises unto him the Said William Smith his heirs 
and Assigns in queit and peaceable possession of nil and 
Singular tin; above Bar_ained premises Against all the just 
and Lawfull Claims and Demands of all Manner of ])ersons 
Whatsoever In Testimony W hereof I the Said Tliomas 



74 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Coraell have hereunto Set my haucl and fixed my Seal the 
Day and Year above first Written 

Signed Sealed & Delevered 

in the presence of Thomas Cornell (S) 

James Pearsall 

Isaac Smith 

Laurence Halstead 

Page 364. 

Queens 
County 

May the 4th 1751 then personally Appeared before me 
Joseph Kissam one of the Assistant Judges of the Court of 
Common pleas for Queens County assigned l^homas Cornell 
the Within grantor and Acknowledged the Within Instru- 
ment to be his Spontanious Act and Deed and having Ex- 
amined the Same and tiudiug no Easurs nor Interlinations 
Except the Word Land in the Margint and allow the same 
to be Recorded 

Joseph Kissam 

Ewter'd and Compared With the orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



To all Christian People to Wliome these presents Shall 
Come Greeting Know Ye that I Roeloff Schenck of the 
Township of Hempstead Near the head of Cow Neck in 
Queens County on Nausaw Island in the province of New 
York Yeoman for and in the Consideration of the full and 
just Sum of Six hundred and twenty three pounds Sixteen 
Shillings & Eleven pence of good Current and Lawfull 
money of the province aforesaid to me in hand well and 
truly paid before the Ensealing and Delevery hereof By 
William Smith of the Same Town County and Island cVrc 
aforesaid Yeoman the receipt whereof I do Acknowledge 
and my Self therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 75 

and thereof and from every aud pareell thereof do AcHjiiit 
Release and fully Discharg him the Said AVilliam Smith his 
heirs Executors and Administrators forever by these pres- 
ents have granted Bargained Sold Conveyed and Confirmed 
and by these presents do fully freely Clearly and Absolute- 
ly grant Bargain Sell Convey and Confirm unto him the 
Said William Smith his heirs and Assigns forever all that of 
two Certain peices of Land one on the South Side of the 
Highway that Leads a Cross Cow Neck Between the Laud 
of Thomas Appelbe and the Land of William Smith and is 
Butted and bounded as followeth Begiuing at the North 
West Corner of the Said peice of Land at the Corner of the 
fence the South Side of the Highway and thence Runing 
South two Degrees and one half East thirty one Chains and 
fifty Six Links to a Stake Standing in a hollow thence Run- 
ing North Seventy one Degrees East by a Line of Marked 
Trees about fifteen Chains and thirty one Links to a Small 
Walnut Sapling Marked by the Side of a Clear'd field and 
thence North about three Degrees West four Chains and 
Seventy five Links thence East three Degrees South one 
Chain and Seventy three Links and thence North Nine 
Chains and Seventy five Links thence Nortli five Degrees 
and a quater West thirteen Chaiue and Seventy five Links 
to the Highway or fence Standing by the Said Way and 
thence Westerly along the fence as it Stands to the first 
Bounds Containing in this piece forty Six Acres three 
quaters and thirteen Rods of Land the other piece Lying 
on the North Side of the Hi<>"hwav that runs a Cross the 
Neck a Little Eastward from the first piece aud is Butted 
and Bounded as followeth Begiuing at the South West 
Corner of "aid peice in the fence the West Side of a Hollow 
and thence Runing Easterly a Cross the Hollow as the fence 
Stands to the South East Corner being in Distance in a 
right Line fourteen Chains and thirty Seven Links and from 
the Southeast Corner Runing Nortli Twelve Minits West 
Eighteen Chains And fifty nine Links to the Nortli Side of 
the AVood Land to the fence and thence Westerly along the 



76 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

fence fourteen Chains and thirty Seven Links and thence a 
Eight Line Near South to the first bounds Eighteen Chains 
and Seventy three Links Containing in this piece twenty 
Six Acres one half and ten Rods Containing Seventy three 
Acres one Quater and twenty three Square Rods of Land in 
both peices Togather With all the fences fields Inclosurs 

Page 365. 

Timber trees woods Under woods Waters Rights members 
and Appurtenances Whatsoever To have and to hold all the 
above bargained premises with all and Singidar the Appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging unto him the Said William 
Smith his heirs and Assigns to his and their own Sole And pro- 
per use Benifit and behoof from henceforth and forever and I 
the SdRoeloof Scanckfor my Self and my heirs Executors and 
Administraitors Do Covenant promis grant and Agree to and 
With him the Said William Smith his heirs and Assigns 
that at the time of the Ensealing and before the Delevery 
hereof I am the true Sole and Lawfull ow^ner of all the 
above bargained premises and am Lawfully Seized and 
possesed thereof in my own proper Right of a good perfect 
and Al)solute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and have 
in my Self full power good Right and Lawfull Authority to 
grant Bargain and Sell the above Bargained premises with 
the Appurtenances in Manner as aforesaid and that he the 
Said William Smith his heirs and Assigns shall and may 
by force and Virtue of these presents Lawfully Quitly and 
peaceably have Hold use and Improve all the above Bar- 
gained premises With the Appurtenances free and Clear 
and freely and Clearly Acquitted Released and fully Dis- 
charged of and from all and all Manner of former and other 
gifts grants Bargains Sales Leases Joyntors Mortguages 
Dowers Executions and all other Incumbrances Whatso- 
ever and furthermore I the Said Roloof Schancli Do Cove- 
nant Bind and oblige Myself my heirs Executors and 
Administraitors to Warreut Secure and forever Defend the 
above bargained premises With the Appurtenances unto 



fiEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 77 

the Said William Smith his heirs and Assigns forever 
Against the just and Lawfull Clames and Demands of al 
persons Whomesoever In Witness whereof I the Said 
Roeloof Schenck have Set to my hand and fixed my Seal 
this Ninth Day of March in the Year of our Lord one 
thousand Seven hundred and sixty four 1764 the words (in 
both peices) Interlined between the twenty fourth and 
twenty fifth Lines Interlined before Signed 
Sealed and Delevered 
In the presence of Eoelof Schenck (S) 

Martin Schenck 

Samuel Willis 

Queens 
County 

Be it Remembred|that on the 2d day of August 1781 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 
the Within Named Martin Scanck and Made Oath that he 
Saw the grantor Rooloff Scanck Execute this Instrument 
of Writing as his Volentary Act and Deed which having 
Examined & finding No Easurs nor Interlinations Do Allow 
the Same to be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entr'd & Compr'd With the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



Page 366. 

This Indenture made the Sixth day of May in the Year 
of Our Lord Christ Seventeen Hundred and fifty Eight 
Between Jacob Searing of the Township of Hempstead in 
Queens County and in the })rovince of New York of the one 
part and William Smith of the Town County and province 
aforesaid of the other part AVitneseth that the Said Jacob 
Searing for ;iiid in Consideration of the just and full Sum 



18 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

of Seventy four pounds fourteen Shillings and Nine pence 
Lawfull Money of New York to liim in hand paid by the 
Said William Smith the Recij^t Whereof he doth hereby 
Acknowledge and himself therewith fully Satisfied Con- 
tented and paid and thereof and of every part and parcell 
thereof dotb Exonerate Acquit and discharge the Said 
William Smith his heirs Executors and Administrators and 
every of them l)y these presents hath given Granted Bar- 
gained Sold Aliened Enfeoffed Released Remised Assured 
Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents Doth fully 
freely and Ai)solutely give grant bargain Sell Alien Enfeoff 
Remise assure Convey and Confirm unto the Said AVilliam 
Smith and to his heirs and Assigns forever all that one 
Certain peice of Wood Laud lying and being Situate in the 
Township of Hempstead aforesaid in the North Woods 
Containing the just quantity of Nine Acres and one hun- 
dred and thirty four Square Rods being bounded as fol- 
loweth begining at the North west Corner at an Oak Stake 
and Runing Southwardly along Side of the Said William 
Smith's Land Eleven Rod and Seven Links of Chain to a 
Chesnut Stake thence Runing North Seventy Six Degrees 
East twenty Rod and six Links of Chain along by the Side of 
William Smiths Land to a Chesnut Stake Standing in a Stump 
thence Runing South twenty three Degrees and an half East 
ten Rods and an half along the Side of the Said William 
Smith's Land to a black Oak Marked Tree thence Runing 
South Eighty one Degrees East thirty five Rod along by the 
Side of Robert Marvius Land to a Chesnut Stake Standing 
near the Corner of Samuel Searings Cleared field thence Run- 
ing North forty two Rods and Seven Links along by the Side 
Samuel Searings Land to a Small Walnut Sapling thence 
Runing South Seventy two Degrees and quater West Sixty 
two Rods along by the Side of the -said Samuel Searings 
Land to the first Mentioned Bounder Togather with all the 
Woods & under woods Trees and Timber Standing Lying 
and growing upon the Same with all the Rights and previ- 
leges thereunto Belonging or Appertaining To Have and to 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



?d 



Hold all and Singular the Said Granted premises with the 
Appurtenances unto the Said William Smith and to his 
heirs and Assigns forever and the Said Jacob Searing for 
himself his heirs Ex's & Admr's Doth Covenant and agree 
to and With the Said William Smith and his heirs and As- 
signs that at the time of the Ensealing hereof he is the true 
Sole and Lawfull Owner of the Said granted premises and 
is Lawfull}- Seized and possessed of the Same in his ovvne 
proper Right as a good perfect and Absolute Estate of In- 
heritance in fee Simple and that the Said William Smith 
his heirs and Assigns Shall and may from time to time and 
at all times forever hereafter Queitly & peaceably have hold 
Use Occupy possess and Enjoy the Said Granted premises 
free & Clear and freely and Clearly Exoneiated Acquitted 
& Discharged of & from all Manner of Incumbrances What- 
soever and the Said Jacob Searing for himself his heirs 

Page 367. 

Ex's & Admr's Doth Covenant to Warrent Secure and De- 
fend the Said granted premises unto the Said William 
Smith and to his heirs and Assigns forever Against the 
Lawfull Claims of all persons Whatsoever and abigal the 
Wife of the Said Jacob Searing Doth hereby Renouns and 
forever quit all her Right and title of Dower or power of 
thirds in Witness whereof the Said Jacob Searing and 
Abigal his Wife hath hereunto set their hands and Seals 
the- Day and Year above Written Before the Ensealing 
hereof the words (forty two Rods & Seven Links) is Inter- 
lined & the word (west) 

Signed Sealed & Delevered 

In the presence of Jacou Searing (S) 

Timothy Smith 

Martin Schanck Abigal Searing (S) 

Queens > 

S S 

County ^ ' • ' • 

May the Sixth 1758 then personally Appeared before me 
Isaac; Smith one of his Majesties Justices of the peace for 



80 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Queens Count}' assigned the Within Named Jacob Searing 
and Acknowledged the within Written Deed to be his Yol- 
entary act & Deed and I having perused the Same do alow 
it to be Recorded 

Isaac Smith 

Enter'd and Compared with the Orriginal by 

' Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



To all to whome these presents shall Come or any wise 
Concern be it known that I Samuel Hewlett of Cow Neck 
in the Boiuids of Hempstead in Queens County on Nausaw 
Island in the province of New York Yeoman for and in 
Consideration of the Natural Love and affection which I 
have and do bear towards my Cozins Lewis Davanport 
Newbury Davanport Samuel Davanport and Matha Hew- 
lett (wife of Cap't Charles Hewlett) all Children of my 
Sister Mary Late Wife of Frances Davanport of Hemp- 
stead aforesaid, as for other good Causes and Considera- 
tions hereunto Especially Moving have given Granted 
Enfeoffed assured Released Conveyed and Confirmed and 
by these presents do fully freely Clearly and Absolutely 
give grant Enfeoof Release assure Convey and Confirm 
unto them the Said Lewis Davanport Newbury Davanport 
Samuel Davanport and Matha Hewlett and to their heirs 
and Assigns foj'ever all that Certain farm or plantation 
where the above Mentioned Frances Davanport has many 
years Resided Situated on the North Side of Hempstead 
plains Bounded as followeth on the South by the Road or 
Highway that Leads along the plain Edg on the West by 
the highwa}' that leads from the plains to Cow Neck on the 
North & East by Lands that l)elonged to Jonathan Yaleu- 
tine Dec'd Containing about tifty Acres be the Same in 
quantity of Acres More or less Togather with all and 
Singular the Houses Barnes Gardens Orchards fences 
Woods under woods with every of the Appurtenances 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 81 

tliereuuto Belonging or in any wa}^ Appertaining to the Same 
as part parcell or Member thereof with the Reversions and 
Remainders thereof To have and to hold all and Singular 
the above hereby granted and Released Land and Appur- 
tenances unto the Said Lewis Davanport Newbury Davan- 
port Samuel Davanport & Hatha Hewlett and to their heirs 
and Assigns forever (that is to Say the one quator part 

Page :3G8. 

thereof unto the Said Lewis Davanport and one quater part 
thereof unto the Said Newbury Davanport and One quater 
part thereof unto the Said Samuel Davanport and the Other 
quarter part thereof unto the Said Matha Hewlett) not as 
joynt teunants but tennants in common to the only proper 
use benilit and behoof of them the Said Ijewis Davanport 
Newbiu-y Davanport Samuel Davanport and Matha Hewlett 
Respectively and to Each of their Respective heirs and 
Assigns forever and that they the Said Newbury Davanport 
Lewis Davanport Samuel Davanport and Matha Hewlett 
their heirs and Assigns Shall & may by Virtue hereof Law- 
fully queitly and peaceably have hold use Occupy Com- 
mand Improve Enjoy and freely possess all and Every the 
above Mentioned premises free and Clearly Acquitted Re- 
leased and fully Discharged of and from all other Titles 
Troubles & Embarrasments and Incumbrances Whatsoever 
heretofore made by me or any from me or from any of my 
heirs Executors Administraitors or assigns and that the 
Siiid granted premises shall Continue and Inure to them 
the Said Lewis Davanport Newburj^ Davanport Samuel 
Davanport & Matha Hewlett and to their Respective heirs 
and Assigns forever and furthermore I the Said Samuel 
Hewlett for my Self my heirs Executors and Administrai- 
tors do hereby Covenant and agree to Warrent and Defend 
the Said Lewis Davanport Newbury Davanport Samuel 
Davanport and Matha Hewlett their heirs and Assigns in 
peaceable and queit Injo3Mnent of the above granted prem- 
ises against all the LawfuU Claims of any person or persons 



82 Hempstead town eecords. 

Claiming any Right title or Interest under me or my heirs 
Executors or Administraitors or assigns In Witness where- 
of I the Said Samuel Hewlett have hereunto Set my hand 
and fixed my Seal the twenty Seventh day of September in 
the year of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and 
Eighty one 

Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of us Samuel Hewlett (S) 

William Peters 
Valentine H. Peters 

Queens ) 
- / s s 

County ^ ' • " • 

Be it Remembred that on the 30th day of September 1781 

Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 

Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 

Samuel Hewlett the above Named Grantor & Acknowledged 

that he Executed this Instrument of Writing as his Voleu- 

tary act and Deed which having Examined and finding 

No Meteral Erasurs Nor Interlinations do alow it to l)e 

Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entr'd & Compared with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



Page 369. 

This Indenture made the twentieth day of February in 
the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and 
Seventy nine Between Benjamin Dorlon of Hempstead in 
Queens Count}' in the Colony of New York of the one part 
and Richard Smith of the Same Township abovesd of the 
other part Witueseth that the above said Benjamin Dorlon 
for and in Consideration of the sum of one hundred and 
fifty pound Current money of New York to him in hand 
puid or ensured to be paid before the Ensealing & Delevery 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 83 

of these presents by Bicliard Suiitli abovesaid tlie Recipt 
whereof I do hereby acknowled<i,e my Self to be there- 
with fully Satisfied Contented and paid and thereof & 
of ever}^ part iV parcell thereof do Acquit Exonerate & 
discharge hiui the Said Eichard Smith his lieirs Ex's & 
Admr's forever by these j)resents have given granted bar- 
gained Sold Alienated conveyed k Confirmed & by these 
presents do fully freely and absolutely give grant Bargain 
Sell Alien Convey and Confirm unto the above said liichard 
Smith his heirs and Assigns forever all that of one Certain 
Mesuage and parcell of Land Situate lying & being Near 
the Town Spott of Hempstead whereon the abovesaid Ben- 
jamin Dc^rlon now lives bounded on the South by the main 
Road leading from the above Sd Town towards Jemaica on 
the west by land of John Dorlon on the North partly by 
James Burtis & partly by the plaines cV: on the East by 
David Beadell on every Side as the fences now Stands all 
within Said bounds togather with all buildings & Improve- 
ments to the Same belonging or in any wise Appertaining 
To Have and to hold all the above granted and Bargained 
premises with all and every of the Appurtenances unto the 
Said Richard Smith and his Heirs and assigns to his and 
their own proper use benefit and behoof forever and the 
Said BeDJamin Dorlon for himself his heirs Ex's & Admr's 
doth hereby Covenant promis grant and Agree to and with 
the Said Richard Smith his heirs and assigns in Manner 
and form following that is to Say that the Said Benjamin 
Dorlon at the time of Executing these presents was the true 
Sole & LawfuU Owner of the above bargained premises and 
had in himself good Right full power ct lawfull Authority 
to dispose of the Same as above as also that the Same is 
free and Clear from all Incumbrances and Intangelments 
whatsoever and Lastly the Said Benjamin Dorlon the Said 
premises unto the Said Richard Smith and his heirs and 
Assigns against the just and Lawfull Claimes & Demands 
of all persons shall and will Warrent and b}' these presents 
forever Defend in Witness whereof I the Said Benjamin 



84 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Doilon and Elisabeth bis Wife have hereunto Set our hands 
and Seals the Day and date above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 
in the presence of 

his Benjamin Dorlon (S) 

Daniel :X: Smith Sen 

Mark. Elisabeth Dorlon (S) 

George Weekes 

Queens > 

/• s s 
County y " ' 

Be it Remembred that Benjamin Dorlon and Elizabeth 
his Wife personally Appeared before me Valentine H. 
Peters one of the Judges of the Court of Common pleas in 
and for Queens County and Acknowledged that they Exe- 
cuted this Instrument of Writing as their Volentaiy Act 
and Deed the Said Elizabeth being by me Examined apart 
from her Said Husband Declared that she Executed the 
same freely of her owue Accord without Any fear threats 
or compultion from her Said Husband which Instrument 
having Examined I alow to be Recorded 

June 10th 1781 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enter'd & Compar'd with the orriginal b}^ 

Valentine H, Peters Clerk 



Page 370. 

To all Christian People to whome these present Shall 
Come I Daniel Smith Seuor of Hempstead in c^ueens 
County on Nausaw Island and in the province of New 
York Yeoman Send Greeting know Ye that I Daniel Smith 
Senor for and in Consideration of the Love and good will 
and affection which I have and do bear towards my Loving 
Son Daniel Smith Junor of the same place aforesaid have 
given and granted and by these presents do fully freely 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 85 

Clearly and Absolutely give and grant to the Said Daniel 
Smith Junor liis lieirs and assigns all that one Certain 
peice and parcell of Land Situate at Hempstead South in 
queens County butted and bounded Northwardly by a Path 
or highway' Westwardly by a highway that leads to James 
Pines Southwardly by a fence that Runs east and West a 
Cross the Lott to a Small Creek or Ditch that puts out of 
the Mane Creek then Eastwardly by a Creek till it Comes 
to William Smiths Land or Swamp then by the Said Wil- 
liam Smiths Land till it Comes to the fore Mentioned path 
or highway which bounds is to Containe Sixty Acres of 
Land and Meadow be it more or Less also one other peice 
of Land lying up in the Woods Containing twenty two 
Acres bounded Northwardly by James Pines Laud West- 
wardlj^ by Intony De Mott partly and partly by David 
Beadles Land Southwardly by Caleb Southards Land 
& Easterly by Solomon Seamans Land Togather with all the 
Land Meadow House Barn Orchard fences Timber Stand- 
ing & Lying with the Right Title Interest Claime & Demand 
Whatsoever which I now have or which any or Either of 
my heirs Executors Admin istraitors or Assigns may here- 
after have of to or in the Said granted premises or Any 
part thereof To have and to hold the Said House Barn 
Orchard Land and Meadow unto him the Said Daniel 
Smith Junor his heirs and Assigns for ever Absolutely 
Without any manner of Condition as I the Said Daniel 
Smith Sen or have fully freely and absolutely and of my 
own Accord Set and put in further Testimon}- in Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this thirty 
first day of March and in the year of our Lord one thousand 
Seven hundred and Seventy five 

Sealed Signed and Delevered 

in the presence of us his 

James Wood Daniel :X: Smith Senor (S) 

Benjamin Cromwell Mark. 

Be it Remembred that on the 16th Day of May 1782 



86 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Came personally before me Yalentiiie H. Peters one of the 
Judges of tlie Court of Common pleas for Queens County 
James Wood one of the Subscribing Witneses to this In- 
strument of Writing and Made Oath that he Saw the 
Grantor Daniel Smith Execute the Same as his Yolentary 
Act and Deed which haveing Examined I alow to be Ke- 
corded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enter'd & Compared With the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clk. 



Page 371. 

This Indenture made this sixteenth day of n]ay in the 
year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Seventy four 
between Joshua Birdsall of hempstead in Queens County 
and in the province of New York Yeoman of the one part 
and Daniel Smith Jur and Ilichard Smith both of the same 
Township of the other part Witneseth that tlie Said Joshua 
Birdsall for and in the Consideration of the full Sum of 
four Hundred and live pounds Lawfull moiie)' of New York 
to him in hand paid before the Ensealing and deleveriug of 
these presents by the Said Daniel Smith \' Eicliard Smith the 
recipt wliereof he doth hereby own tt Acknowledge and him- 
self to be therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid and 
thereof and from every part & parcell thereof doth hereby 
forever Acquit Exonerate Release & Discharge them the Said 
Daniel Smith & Richard Smith their heirs Ex's ct Admr's & 
assigns hath given granted Sold Aliened Remised Released 
Assured and Confirmed and b}' these presents doth give 
grant Bargain Sell Alien Remise Release Assure and Con- 
firm unto them the Said Daniel Smith and Richard Smith 
and to their heirs and Assigns all that of One hundred & 
Eight Acres of Land bouuded as followeth beginingat the 
South west Corner of the Said Dwelling. House ruuing due 
South five rods thence easterl}- along the path that leads 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 87 

to Thomas Birdsalls forty five Rods thence Northwardly 
on a Strait line to the Northeast Corner of the upermost 
field Adjoyniug old hempstead path or Lawrence Fishes 
Land thence Westvvardly by the Said path or fence twen- 
ty five rods thence Southerly to the NorthAvest Corner of 
the Lowermost field by the Eoad that leads from North 
side to South by James Baldings House Excepting that 
Said Road a Cross the Said Lands thence from the Said 
Corner or Road Southardly as the fence Now Stands to the 
Southeast Corner of the Said Garden thence Westerly by 
the North line of the South peice of Land which will be 
hereafter Mentioned to a Read Oak Tree which Said Tree 
is Timothy Pettits North West Corner Bounder Marked 
thence Westerly to the South west Corner of the Westmost 
field thence Westerly thence Northerly and thence East- 
erly to the Northwest Corner of the field wherein the Barne 
Now Stands the Said Corner J03^nes the Road from James 
Baldings to South those lines Mentioned without particu- 
lars as West North are to Extend So far as to Containe One 
hundred Acres in the whole above Mentioned Lands also 
another peice of Land Containing Eight Acres Joyning the 
other above Mentioned Land Lying Near the Said House 
begining to the West of the Said pond by the House and North 
by the path that Leads to Thomas Birdsalls and South by 
Timothy pettits and to Extend as far east as will Make good 
eight Acres in that peice of Land to the South of the Said 
House & Barn Togather with all the Houses Barns gardens 
orchards waters Timl)er woods under woods Standing or 
growing these with all and Ever}' the Appurtenances privi- 
leges and heredetiments aud the Reversions and Remain- 
ders thereof with the Rents Issus ct profits of the Same 

Page 372. 
To have and to hold the Said l)argained premises with their 
Appurtenances unto them the Said Daniel Smith and Rich- 
ard Smith their heirs Ex's Adnu's A' assigns to the onl}' 
benifit an(] l)ehoof of them the Said Daniel Smith and 
Richard Smith their heirs and Assigns forever that is to 



88 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

Bay oue Moyety and half part of the Said Lauds and prem- 
ises unto Daniel Smitli liis heirs and assigns forever and 
the other Moyety and half part of the Said Lands & prem- 
ises unto the Said Eichard Smith his heirs and assigns 
forever not as joynt tennants but as tennants in Common 
and the Said Joshua Birdsall doth hereby promis grant and 
agree to bind mv heirs and assigns also to and Avith the 
Said Daniel Smith & Eichard Smith and their heirs and 
assigns that at the time of the Ensealing and Delevering of 
these presents he the Said Joshua Birdsall was the true 
Sole and Lawfidl owner of all and Singular the above 
herel)y granted and remised Land & premises and had in 
himself good Eight full power and Lawfall Authority to 
Sell & Dispose of the same in Manner as abovesaid Lastly 
the Said Joshua Birdsall tlie Said Land and premises unto 
the Said Daniel Smith ct Eichard Smith their heirs & as- 
signs against the Lawfull Claims of all persons whomeso- 
ever shall and will Warrent & forever Defend by these 
presents in witness thereof the Said Joshua Birdsall & 
Amey his Wife have hereunto Set their hands and Seals 
the day and year first above Written 

Signed Sealed & Delevered 

in the presence of Joshua Birdsall (S) 

Peter Thomas her 

Samuel Spragg Amey :X: Birdsall (S) 

Mark. 

Queens ^ 
County S '^' ^' 

March the 26th 1783 Be it Eemembred that Peter 
Thomas appeared before me Valentine H. Peters a judge 
of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County and 
made Oath he saw Joshua Birdsall the grantor to the 
within written Instrument Execute the same as his Volen- 
tary Act & Deed & that he also saw Thomas Birdsall John 
Birdsall Joseph Birdsall Samuel Birdsall tt Benjamin 
Birdsall Execute the above released as their Volentary Act 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 89 

& Deed also Amey Birdsall the late wife of the Said 
Joshua Biidsall Appeared before me & Acknowledged that 
She with her Said Husband Executed the Said within 
Instrument as her Volentary Act <fe Deed without any fear 
threats or Compultion from her Said Husband which In- 
strument having perused I alow to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Know all men by these presents that we Thomas Birdsall 
John Birdsall Joseph Birdsall & Samuel Birdsall all of 
Jerusalam or near the township of hempstead Benjamin 
Birdsall of Oysterbay South all in Queens County & Col- 
ony of New York all brothers to the within Named Joshua 
Birdsall do fur our Selves & bind our heirs Ex's each for our 
Selves & by these presents do forever quit Claime Release 
a]l our Rights to the within bargained Lauds unto Richard 
Smith & Daniel Smith within Named partys <t to their 
heirs & assigns forever as AVitness our hands and hereby 
fix our Seals in the presence of 

Peter Thomas Thomas Birdsall (S) 

Samuel Spragg 

John Birdsall (S) 

Joseph Birdsall (S) 

Samuel Birdsall (S) 

Benjamin Birdsall (S) 

Entered and Compared with the orriginal 

By Valentine H. Peters Clk 

Page 873. 

Tljis Indenture made this twenty Seventh Day of August 
one thousand seven hundred and Eighty one Between Lewis 
Daven])()rt of Hempstead in (Queens County in th(> ]u-ovince 



90 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

of New York of tlie one part and Nathaniel Wright of the 
County and Township aforesaid of the other part Witneseth 
that the sd Lewis Davauport for and in Consideration of 
the Sum of Sixty pounds to him in hand paid by the Said 
Nathaniel Wright the Recipt whereof the Said Lewis Dav- 
anport Doth hereb}^ Acknowledg he the Said Lewis Davau- 
port Hath Granted Bargained and Sold Aliened and Con- 
firmed and by these j^resents Doth Grant Bargain and Sell 
alien and Confirm unto the Said Nathaniel Wright his heirs 
and Assigns forever all that Mesuage or Tenament or par- 
cell of Meadow Situate and Lying in hungry Harbour Neck 
so Called begining at a white Oake Tree Standing at the 
Corner of Andrew Skidmors fresh Meadow Runing westerly 
by the Said Skidmors Meadow thence North by the Said 
Meadow thence by the mill Creek thence by William Watts 
thence by James Carraon (Alies Sealey) Land to the first 
Mentioned tree Containing four Acres within the Said 
bounds be the Same more or Less and also all Lands Trees 
Woods under Avoods tythes Commons and Common pasturs 
profits Commoditj-s Advantages Hereditaments Ways Wat- 
ers and Appurtenances whatsoever to the Said Mesuage or 
tenament and premises above mentioned belonging or Any 
Wise Appertaining and Also the Reversion and Reversions 
Remainder and Remainders Rents and Servises of the Said 
premises and Every part thereof and all the Estate Right 
title Interest Clame and Demand whatsoever of him the 
Said Lewis Davanport of in and to the Said Mesuage tena- 
ment & premises and Every part thereof To have and to 
hold the said Mesuage or tenament and all and Singular the 
Said premises above Mentioned and part and parcell with 
the Appurtenances unto the Said Nathaniel Wright his 
heirs and Assigns forever and the Said Lewis Davanport 
for him and his heirs the Said Mesuage or tenament and 
premises and Every part thereof Against him and his heirs 
and against all and every other person or persons Whatso- 
ever to the Said Nathaniel Wright his heirs and Assigns 
shall and will Warreut And forever Defend by these pros- 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 91 

eiits lu Wituess whereof I have Set to my hand aud tixed 
my Seal the day and jear above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

in the presents of Lewis Davanport (S) 

Samuel Wright 

ElCHBELL MOTT MaTHA DaVANPORT (Sj 

Tho's White 
Nathan Skidmore 

Qweens > ^ ^ 
County 5 

Be it Remenibred that on the 6th day of December 1781 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 
Lewis Dav'enport the grantor and Acknowledged that he 
Executed this Instrument of Writhig as his Volentary Act 
and Deed which having Examined & finding No Rasurs 
Nor Interlinations do allow it to be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Page 374. 

On the Day and Date above Mentioned Matlia Davan- 
port Wife of the above Named Lewis Davanport Appeared 
before me and being Examined Apart from her husband 
Acknowledged that she Executed this Instrument freely of 
her own Accord without any threats fear or Compultion 
from her Said Husband 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered aud C!ompared with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



Tliis Indenture made the twenty Ninth day of Se[)tember 
in the Yeiir of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundr<Ml and 
Eighty one Between Lewis Davanport of Hempstead in 
queens County in the ])rovince of Ncav York Yeoman of the 



92 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

one part and Newbury Davanport (liis brother) of Oyster- 
bay in the County & 23roVince aforesaid on the other part 
Witneseth that whereas Samuel Hewlett of Hempstead 
aforesaid did by deed bearing date the twenty Seventh day 
of this Instant give and grant unto the Said Lewis Daven- 
port and to his heirs And Assigns one quater part of a 
Certain Farm and plantation Situated in the Township of 
Hempstead aforesaid on the North side of the plains 
bounded on the South by the road or highway that leads 
along the plain edge on the west by the road that leads 
from the plains to Cow Neck, on t' e North and East by 
Lands that belonged to Jonathan Valentine Deceas'd Con- 
taining in the Said Farm al)out fifty acres be the same 
More or Less Reference to the said Deed being had may 
more fully and at Large Appear Now know Yee that the 
said Lewis Davanport for and in Consideration of the Sum 
of Two hundred and fifty pounds good and Lawfull Money 
of the province of New York abovesaid to him in hand well 
and truly paid by the Said Newbury Davanport the Recipt 
AVhereof he the Said Le^^ds Davanport Doth hereby Ac- 
knowledge and himself to be therewith fully Satisfied Con- 
tented and paid and thereof and therefrom and of and from 
every part & parcell do Acquit Exonerate and fully dis- 
charge him the Said Newbury Davanport his Executors 
and Admiuistraitors have given granted Bargained and 
Sold and by these presents do give grant bargain and Sell 
unto the Said Newbury Davanport and his heirs and As- 
signs all that quarter part of the Lands and Appurtenances 
above Mentioned Conveyed to him by Samuel Hewlett To 
have and to hold the Said quater part of the Said Lands 
and Appurtenances thereunto belonging or Any Wise Ap- 
pertaining as part parcell or member thereof and the Said 
Lewis Davanport for himself his heirs Executors and Ad- 
miuistraitors doth hereby Covenant promis grant and Agree 
to and with the Said Newbury Davanport and his heirs and 
Assigns in Manner and form following that is to Say that 
the Said Lewis Davanport at the Time of the En^ealiug 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 93 

and Deleveiy of these presents was the true Sole and Law- 
fnll owner of the aforesaid Quater part of the afore Des- 
cribed farm and premises and that he had in himself good 
Right full power and Lawfull Authority to Sell and Dis- 
pose of the Same in Manner as aforesaid as also that the 
Same is free and Clear from all Intangelments or other In- 
cumbrances Whatsoever Lastly the said Lewis Davanport 
the Said premises above Mentioned with every the Appur- 

Page 375. 

tenances unto the Said Newbury Davanport and his assigns 
against the Lawfull Claims or pertences of Any person or 
persons Shall and will Warrent and by these presence De- 
fend the Same and I Matha Davanport Wife of him the 
Said Lewis Davanport do for the Consideration above 
Mentioned Release all my Right of Dower of in and to the 
premises above mentioned unto him the Said Newbury 
Davanport and his heirs and Assigns in Witness hereunto 
the Said Lewis Davanport and Matha his Wife have here- 
unto Set their hands and Seals the day and Year above 
Written 

Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence ofjf Lewis Davanport (S) 

Nathaniel Wright 

Valentine H. Peters Matha Davanport (S) 

Queens ^ ^ ^ 
County 5 

Be it remembred that on the Gth Day of December 1781 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for queens County 
the above Named Lewis Davanport and Matha Davanport 
his Wife and Acknowledged that they Executed this Instru- 
ment of Writing as their Volentary Act and Deed the Said 
Matha being by me Examined a part from her Said Hus- 
band declared that she Executed the Same freely of her 
Owne Accord without Any fear threats or Compultion from 
her Said Husband which Instrument having Examined 



94 HEMPSTEAB TOWN RECORDS. 

aud linding No Erasure Nor Interlinatiou Do allow tlie 
Same to be Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered and Compared with the Orrigiual by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



This Indenture made the Seventeenth day of April in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty 
Between John Hendriekson of Fosters Meadow in the 
Township of Hempstead in Queens County in the province 
of New York Farmer and Plieabe his Wife of the one part 
and Richard Hewlett Junor of Hempstead aforesaid in the 
County and province aforesaid of the other part Witnes- 
eth that the Said John Hendriekson and Pheabe his Wife 
for and in Consideration of the Sum of One thousand 
pounds Lawfull Money of New York to them in hand paid 
l)y the Said Richard Hewlett the recipt whereof they do 
hereby Acknowledge and thereof and therefrom and of and 
from every part and parcell thereof do Acquit Exonerate 
and Discharge the Said Richard Hewlett his heirs Ex's 
Adniinistraitors and Assigns forever by these presents 
Have granted l)argained Sold alienated released and Con- 
firmed and by these presents do grant bargain Sell Alien 
release and Confirm unto the Said Richard Hewlett and to 
his heirs and Assigns forever All that Certain Mesuage 
Tenament and Tract or farm of Land Situate at Fosters 
Meadow aforesaid lying partly in the Township of Hemp- 
stead aforesaid and partly in the Township of Jemaica 
Butted and bounded as followeth (To Wit) Begining Near 
the Northeast Corner Eighty Eight Links of Chain Westerly 
from the Brook runing through Fosters Meadow, from 
thence Runing North Seventy two Degrees West along the 
Land of Herman Hendriekson live Chain and twenty two 
Links thence North Seventy four Degrees West along the 
Land of the Said Herman Hendriekson twenty five Chains 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 95 

and five Links tlience Nortli Eighty Nine degrees West 
along the Land of the Said Hermon Hendrickson Six 
Chaines and Twenty five Links thence North Seventy 
Nine degrees West along the Land of the Said Hermon 

Page 376. 

Hendrickson and the Said John Hendrickson Six Chains 
and thirty three Links thence North Sixty Nine Degrees 
West Along the Land of the Said John Hendrickson and 
Land in the Occnpation of the Widow Hendrickson Six 
Chains and Eighty Links thence South Ninteeu degrees 
West Along the Land of Hendrick Hendrickson thirteen 
Chains and twenty Eight Links thence further along the 
Land of the Said Hendrick Hendrickson South twenty one 
Degrees and One half West Sixteen Chaines and forty 
Eight Links thence South Seventy two Degrees and one 
half East Along the Land of the Said Hendrick Hendrick- 
son and the Land Late of Peter Nostront Deceased Twenty 
Eight Chains and forty Seven Links thence South Seventy 
six Degrees East along the Land of said Peter Nostront 
deceased Six Chains and Eorty one Links tlience South 
Seventy Eight Degrees East along the Same and four 
Chains and forty eight links to the Swamp and from 
thence to run the same Course through the Swamp to the 
aforesaid Brook runing through Fosters Meadow and from 
thence runing Northarly or Northeasterly along the Said 
Brook as the same runs untill it Comes to the Land of the 
Said Herman Hendrickson at the Northeast Corner first 
begun at Containing Within the Said Bounds one hun- 
dred and forty Acres he the Same More or Less Togather 
with all and Singular the Houses out Houses Barnes Build- 
ings Gardens Orchards Woods Under woods Swamps 
Ponds Brooks Streams of Water Rights priviliges Advan- 
tages Improvements Ways Easements Profits and heredita- 
ments Whatsoever to the Said Bargained premises belong- 
ing or in any Wise Appertaining and the Reversion and 
Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents and Ser- 



96 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

vices of the Said premises above mentioned and of every 
part and parcell thereof And also all the Right Estate 
Title Interest property possession Claim and Demand 
whatsoever Either in Law or equity of them the Said John 
Hendrickson and Pheaby his Wife of in or to the Said 
premises or Any 2)art or parcell thereof To Have and to 
hold all and Singular the Said Messuage or Tenament Tract 
or Farm of Land Hereditaments and premises hereby 
Granted and Mentioned to be granted with their and every 
of their Appurtenances unto the Said Richard Hewlett his 
heirs and Assigns to the only proper Uses & behoof of the 
Said Richard Hewlett hib heirs and assigns forever and the 
Said John Hendrickson for himself his heirs Executors and 
Administraitors doth Covenant and promis grant and Agree 
to and with the Said Richard Hewlett his heirs and assigns 
by these presents in Manner and form following that is to 
Say that he the Said John Hendrickson now at the time of 
the Sealing and Delevering of these presents is the Sole 
and Lawfull Owner of the Said premises hereby Granted 
or Mentioned to be Granted and is Absolutely Seized 
thereof in fee Simple and Shall Continue So Seized untill a 
Like good Estate of Inheritance shall be thereof Vested in 
the Said Richard Hewlett and his heirs and that the Said 
John Hendrickson hath in himself good Right full power 
and Authority in the Law to grant and Convey the 
Same in Manner and form aforesaid and that the Same 
premises and every part and parcell thereof are free 
and Clear from all Rents Charges Intanglements or other 
Incumbrances Whatsoever And Lastly the Said John 
Hendrickson doth Covenant for himself and his Heirs 

Page 377. 

that he and his Heirs the aforesaid Mesuage or Tenament 
Tract or Farm of Land Hereditament and pi emises hereby 
Granted or Mentioned to be Granted with their and Every 
of their Appurtenances unto the Said Richard Hewlett his 
heirs and Assigns Against him the Said John Hendrickson 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 97 

and his heirs and Against all and every other person or 
persons Whatsoever Lawfully Claiming or to Claim the 
Same or any part or parked thereof Shall and Will Warrent 
and forever Defend by these presents In Witness whereof 
the parties to these presents have hereunto luterchauge- 
al)ly Set their hands and Seals the Day and Year herein 
above first Written 

Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence of us John Hendrickson (S) 

John DeMott 

Abraham DeMott Phebe Hendrickson (S) 

Received the Day of the Date of the Within Written In- 
denture of the Within Named Richard Hewlett the Sum of 
One thousand pounds it being the Consideration Money 
Within Mentioned 

Witness 

Abraham De Mott John Hendrickson 

John De Mott 

Queens > ^ 
County S ' ' 

Be it Remembred that on the 30tli Day of January 1782 
Came before me Valentine H. Peters one of the Judges of 
the Court of Common pleas for Queens County the above 
Named John Hendrickson and Acknowdedged that he 
Executed this Instrument of Writing as his Volentary Act 
and Deed Which having Examined and finding No Rasur 
Nor Interlinations do alow it to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enter'd & Compared With the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clk 



Map. 



Persuant to an cn-der of the Freeholders and Tennants in 
Common of H(uiipstead Plains Made the 3()th day of march 



98 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

1752 we have laid out unto Jolm Jackson Jur the above 
described forty two Acres and Sixty Square rods of plain 
and Swamp Land Situated in and joyning to the east side 
of the east meadow Swamp Northeastwardly from the lower 
pond the bounds begining at a Stone near George Bald- 
ings Hoiise on the West Side the road that Leads to South, 
and from thence runing South Seventy one Degrees and 
one half West thirty four Kods and one half thence North 

Page 378. 

eighty degrees west about forty Seven rods to the Main 
Br<jok thence Northarly by the Said Brook and so on a 
Small Distance further untill it Comes to about one rod 
east of a bunch of Swamp Shoe Makes Standing on the 
east side of the Said brook thence North twenty degrees 
West nine rods thence North Sixty nine rods and Sixteen 
Links of Chain thence North eighty one Degrees and one 
half East forty eight rods thence South twenty three de- 
grees East one hundred and four rods to the place of be- 
gining and is bounded on the West as it above Described 
on the North by Land in the possession of Joshua Smith 
on the East by a lioad or highway and on the South by 
undivided Land and is Laid out unto Eight Shillings of 
the Pattent right of Mr Beekman and two Shillings of the 
Pattent right of Thomas Ellison 

Witness our hands this first day of June 1765 

EiCHARD Ellison Ju 
Errors Excepted John Dorlon 

John Williams 

Entered and Compared With the Orriginal 

By Valentine H. Peters Clk 



This Indenture made the Twelveth Day of May in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy 
Two by and between John Jackson Esqr of the Township 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 99 

of Hempstead in Queeus County on Naiisaw Island in the 
province of New York Yeoman of tlie one part and his Son 
John Jackson Junor of the County Island and province 
afoiesaid Yeoman on the other part Witneseth that the 
Said John Jackson for and in Consideration of the just and 
full Sum of four hundred ]Jounds Current and LawfuU 
Money of the province of New York aforesaid to him in 
hand well and truly paid by the Said John Jackson Junor 
before the Ensealinj.^ and Dele very hereof as also the Fath- 
erly Love and good will which he hath and doth bear unto 
the Said John Jackson Junor Hath Given Granted bar- 
gained Sold Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents 
Do fully freely Clearly and Absolutely Give Grant bargain 
Sell Convey and Confirm unto him the said John Jackson 
Junor and to his heirs and Assigns all that of Several pieces 
or parcells of upland and salt Meadow Situate Lying and 
being on the South Side in the Pattent and Township of 
Hempstead aforesaid on a Neck Called Little Neck and is 
bounded as followeth on the West by the Main Brook or 
Creek that parts this Neck from Newbridge and so runing 
Southarly as the Creek runs taking in all the Land and 
Meadow between the aforesaid Newbridge Creek on the 
West and the Creek or Brook that parts this Said Littel 
Neck from Great Neck on the East and so runing North- 
ardly by the Said Great Neck as it formerly used to go 
untill it Comes to Obediah Jacksons Mill Dam and 
bounded on the North partly by the Said Dam and partly 
by Land formerly belonging to Joseph Seaman and so 
runing Westwardly by the road or Highwa}- that rims a 
Cross the heads of the Necks untill it Comes to a Certain 
peice of Land that the Said John Jackson purchaised of 
Ezekiel Balding thence Northardly and Again Westward- 
ly until it Comes to the aforesaid Newbridge Brook taking 
in all the Land that the Said John Jackson purchaised of 
Ezekiel Balding aforesaid Exce])ting and always Except- 
ing a Certain Lott of Salt Meadow belonging to William 
Titus lying in the Said Littel Neck with the Appurtenances 



838241; 



100 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

and preveliges tlierennto Belonging and the Higliway that 

Page 379. 

Leads Across the heads of the Necks is also Excepted the 
other peice or parcell is partly Swamp and jjartly Upland 
Situate Lying and being near the South Side within the 
Township of Hempstead aforesaid and Bounded on the 
West partly by the Land of the Said John Jackson Jur and 
partly by the Brushj^ plains and on the North partly by 
the Brushey plains on the South partly by the road that 
Leads to Obediah Jacksons Mill Dam and partly by the 
Mill pond and on the East partly by the Said Mill pond 
and partly by a Line Begining at the Head of the Said Mill 
pond from thence runing East to the Middell of the Swamp 
thence Northerly in the Middle of the said Swamp untill it 
Comes even with the North end of the wood Land Adjoyn- 
ing to the west side of the said Swamp thence West by 
the North end of the Said Wood Land untill it Comes to 
the Brushey plains aforesaid always excepting the full 
Quantity of thirty Acres lying within the Last Mentioned 
Bounds of Swamp Land and up land which is not hereby 
Intended to be granted all which Said two peices or par- 
cells of upland and Salt Meadow as aforesaid Togather 
with all the Timber Trees Woods fences pasturs Swamp 
Land LTpland Salt Meadow fresh Meadow ponds Rivers 
Water Courses with all and Every of the preveliges & Ap- 
purtenances thereunto belonging or in Any Wise Apper- 
taining and all the estate Right Title Interest property 
Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the Said John Jack- 
son of in and to the hereby Granted and Bargained prem- 
ises and Every part and parcell thereof Only Excepting 
as is before Excepted To Have and to Hold all and Sin- 
gular the Said hereby Granted and bargained premises 
with all and Every the preveliges and Appurtenances unto 
the Said John Jackson Junor and to his heirs and Assigns 
forever to his and their only proper Use Benifit and behoof 
forever and the Said John Jackson Do for himself his heirs 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 101 

Executors Adiiiiuistrators Covenant grunt and Agree to and 
with him the Said John Jackson Junor his heirs and As- 
signs that at the time and before the Ensealing and Delev- 
ering hereof he the Said John Jackson was the true Sole 
and Lawfull Owner of all the above granted and bargained 
premises and was Lawfully Seized and possesed thereof in 
his own proper Eight as a good perfect and Absolute 
Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and hath in himself 
good Right full power and Lawfull Authority to Grant 
Bargain Convey and Confirm the Same in Manner as afore- 
said and that the Said John Jackson Junor his heirs and 
Assigns Shall and may from time to time and at all times 
forever hereafter by Virtue of these presents Lawfully 
peaceably & queitly have hold Use Occupy possess and 
Enjoy the above Bargained ]3remises with the Appurten- 
ances free and Clear and freely and Clearly Exonerated 
and Acquitted and fully Discharged of and from all Manner 
of Incumbrances Whatsoever and Lastly the Said John 
Jackson do bind himself his heirs Executors and Adminis- 
traitors and Every ot them to Warrent Secure and forever 
Defend by these presents the above granted and bargained 
premises unto him the Said John Jackson Jur and to his 
heirs and Assigns forever against the just and Lawfull 
Claims and Demands of all persons whomesoever In Wit- 
ness whereof the Said John Jackson hath Sett to his hand 
and fixed his Seal the day and Year first above Written 

Sealed and Delevered 

in the Presence of John Jackson (S) 

John Hewlett 

Abigal Jackson 

(^noeijs } 
County ^ ' • ' • 

Be it liemembred that on the 1st day of may in the year 
of our Lord onc^ thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Nine 
personally Appearetl before me Daniel Kissam Esqr one of 
the Judges of the Inferiour Court of Common pleas of 



102 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Queens County the Within Named John Jackson and Ac- 
knowledged that he Executed the within Written Instru- 
ment as his Volentary act & Deed for the uses & purposes 
therein Mentioned & having perused the Same and finding 
therein no Meteral Erazurs do alloAV the same to be record- 
ed Taken & acknowledged the day and Year above Written 

Before me 

Daniel Kissam 



Page 380. 

This Indenture made the thirty first day of may in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty 
five by and between George Balding of Hempstead in 
queens County and Province of New York on the one part 
and John Jackson Jur of the Town County and province 
aforesaid Yeoman on the other part Witneseth .that the 
Said George Balding for and in Consideration of the just 
& full Sum of four pounds ten Shillings of Current and 
Lawfull Money of New York afforesaid to him in hand Well 
and truly paid by the Said John Jackson Jur before the 
ensealing & Delevery hereof the Receipt Whereof he Doth 
acknowledge and himself to be therewith fully Satisfied 
Contented and paid and from Every part & parcell thereof 
do Exonerate Acquit and fully Discharge him the Said John 
Jackson his heirs Ex's Admr's and every of them forever by 
these presents hath granted Bargained Sold Assured Con- 
veyed and Confirmed and by these presents do fully freely 
Clearly and absolutely grant bargain Sell assure Convey 
and Confirm unto the Said John Jackson and to his heirs 
and assigns all that three Shilling Pattent Eight of plains 
Land on Hempstead Great Plains to be Laid out in the 
Devesion thereof which Said three Shillings Pattent Right 
as aforesaid of Plains Land as aforesaid is to Come out of 
Either of the Orriginal Pattent Righrs of Mr Bickman and 
Thomas Ellison which said three Shillings with the Ap- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 103 

purtenances to the same belonging so far as tbe Plain Land 
doth Extend as aforesaid To Have and to Hold the Said 
hereby Granted and bargained premises unto the Said John 
Jackson and to his heirs and Assigns forever to his and 
only proper Use benefit and behoof forever and the Said 
George Balding do declare by these presents that before 
the ensealing & Delevery hereof he was the true Sole and 
Lawfull Owner of the above bargained premises and is 
Lawfully Seized and possesed thereof in my Own proper 
Right and have in my Self good Right and full Power to 
Dispose of the Same in Manner as aforesaid and that the 
Said John Jackson his heirs and Assigns Shall and may 
from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by 
Virtue hereof Lawfully peaceably and queitly have hold 
Use Occupy possess & Injoy the Same freely and Clearly 
Acquitted and Discharged from all Manner of Incumbrances 
Whatsoever Lastly I the Said George Balding do bind 
my Self my heirs Ex's Admr's and Every of them by these 
presents to Warrent Secure and forever defend the above 
bargained premises unto the Said John Jackson and to his 
heirs and assigns forever Against the just and Lawfull 
Claims and Demands of all Manner of persons Whomeso- 
ever in AVitness whereof I the Said George Balding have 
hereunto Set my hand and fixed my Seal the year & day 
above Written (Memorandom the Word (orriginal) was 
Interlined before the execution hereof) 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence of his 

Obediah Jackson George :0: Balding (S) 

Amy Jackson Mark. 

Queens ) 
County y • ' ' 

Be it Reiuend)red that on the 17tli day of June 1782 

Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 

Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for Queens 

County the Within Named George Balding and Ackuow- 



104 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ledged that he executed this Instrument of AViitinn; as his 

Volentary Act and Deed which having examined I alow to 

be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 



entered & Compared with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clk 



Page 381. 

This Indentme made the tifth Day of January in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and forty 
four five Between Ezekiel Balding Junor of the Township 
of Hempstead in queens County and province of New York 
Yeoman of the one part and John Jackson of the Town 
County and province aforesaid of the other part AVitnes- 
eth that the said Ezekiel Balding for and in Consideration 
of the sum of one Hundred and ten pounds good and Law- 
full Money of the province aforesaid to him the Said Ezekiel 
Balding in hand paid at and before the Ensealing and 
Delevery hereof and by him the Said Ezekiel Balding re- 
ceived of the Said John Jackson the receipt Whereof the 
Said Ezekiel Balding doth hereby Acknowledge it himself 
to be therewith fully Satisfied ('Ontented and paid and 
thereof and therefrom and of and from Every part and 
parcell thereof doth hereby forever Acquit and Discharge 
him the Said John Jackson his heirs Executors Adminis- 
traitors and Assigns Hath Given Granted Bargained Sold 
Conveyed and Confij-med and by these presents doth fully 
freely and Clearly and A bsolutely give grant Bargain Sell 
Convey and Confirm unto him the Said Johu Jackson his 
heirs Execiators Administraitors and Assigns forever all 
that of a Certain peice of Land Situated Lying and being 
on the Little Neck So Called within the Township of 
Hempstead in queens County in the province of New York 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 105 

on the south Side of Nausaw Ishmd Bounded on the 
south by the Neck Fence or where the Neck fence ouoht 
to be North partly by the Highway that Leads a Cross 
the Said Neck and partly by a Small peice of Land bought 
of Joseph Seaman by the Said Ezekiel Balding and West 
by a Highway that leads through the Middle of the Said 
Neck and East by the Swamp be it within the aljove 
Mentioned Bounds in quantity of Acres More or Less 
Togather with all that of one Equal third part of all the 
Lands and Meadow that Thomas Balding Unkil of the Said 
Ezekiel Balding Died Seized of and the previledge & Ap- 
purtenances to the same belonging or in any Manner Ap- 
pertaining also a peice of Fresh Meadow that was Be- 
queathed by Georg Balding grand father to Silvanus 
Balding by the Last Will and Testament of the Said 
George Baldiug unto the Said Silvanus Balding and V)y the 
Said Silvanus Balding Legaly Conveyed to the Said Ezekiel 
Balding all Situated lying and being on the Said little 
Neck above Mentioned Togather with all and Singular the 
preveliges and Appurtenances to the same belonging or in 
any Wise Appertaining To have and to hold all and sin- 
gular the above Mentioned Lands and Meadows with every 
of their Appurtenances unto the Said John Jackson his 
heirs Executors Administraitors and assigns forever to his 
and their own proper use benitit and behoof forever and 
the Said Ezekiel Balding Doth for himself his heirs Jj^x's 
and Administraitors Covenant and Agree to and With the 
Said John Jackson his lieirs Executors Administraitors and 
Assigns in Manner and form following that is to Say that 
he the Said John Jackson his heirs Ex's Administraitors and 
Assigns shall and may from time to time and at all Times 
forever hereaftia- by force and Virtue of these presents 
Lawfully Queitly and peaceably have hold Use Occupy 
possess and lujoy all and Singular The above granted and 

Page 38'2. 

bargainetl premises without the Lawfuil let henderance and 



106 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Molestation of the Said Ezekiel Balding bis lieiis Executors 
Adniinistraitors and that the Said Ezekiel Balding is at the 
time of Executing these presents the true Sole and Lawfull 
Owner of the above granted Lands and Meadows and is 
LaAvfnlly Seized of the same of his owne propper right as a 
good and perfect Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and 
hath in my Self good right full power & Lawfull Authority 
to Sell and Dispose of the Same in Manner and form afore- 
said and that the Same is free and Clear of all Manner of 
Incundirances and Intangelments Whatsoever and Lastly 
the Said Ezekiel Balding his heirs Executors and Adniinis- 
traitors the Said John Jackson his heirs Ex's Adniinistrai- 
tors and Assigns against the just and Lawfull Claims of all 
persons whatsoever shall and will Warrent and by these 
presents forever Defend in AVitness whereof the Said 
Ezekiel Balding has hereunto Set his hand and Seal the 
day and Year first above Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Ezekiel Balden (S) 

W : Jones 

his 
John : I : Rainor 
Mark. 

Queens ^^ ^ 
County ^ ' • ' • 

Be it Remembred that on the 20th day of March 1782 

Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 

Judges of the Court of Common pleas for queens County 

Richard Jackson Jur and Made Oath that he is well 

Aquainted with the hand Writing of AVilliam Jones Dec'd 

and that he realy bleives that the Name Signed W: Jones 

as a Witness to this Instrument of Writing is the hand 

Writing of the Said William Jones which Instrument 

having perused and finding No Meteral Erasurs nor Inter- 

linations do alow the Same to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN REC0KD8. 107 

Eiiter'd and Comi)ared with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



Tliis Indenture made the lit'tli Day of Deeend^er in the 
Year of onr Lord one thousand Seven hundred and thirty 
Eight Between Daniel Whitehead of Jemaica in queens 
County on Long Island gen't of the one part & Ezekiel 
Balding of Hempstead in the County aforesaid Yeoman on 
the other part Whereas one George Hewlett being Lately 
Seized of and in a Certain Right of pro})erioter.shii) in the 
Township of Hempstead aforesaid which did Orriginally 
belong to one Hope Washbaud Did on the thirty tirst Day 
of January Seventeen hundred and nine under his hand and 
Seal Sell and Convey for a Valuable Consideration unto 
Jonathan Whithead the father of the Said Daniel the same 
rights of Land and Whereas the Commesinors of the Said 
Township of Hempstead did on the thirteenth Day of No- 
vember m the Year Seventeen hundred and thirty Survey 
and Lay out unto the Sd Jonathan Whithead Amongst 
otlier Lands upon the Said rights of the Said Washborn 
one Certain Tract of Land lying above New Bridge neck in 
the Township aforesaid Containing fifty Eight Acres and a 
quater as by the Return under the hands of the Said Com- 
misinors More fully Appear which return is recorded in the 
Town Books of Henqistead afoi-esaid in the New Book in 
page 31)7 and Whereas the Said Jonathan A\ hitehead by 
his Certain Deed Indented Dated the tenth day of Se])tem- 
ber in the Year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and tliirty 
Seven did for a Valuable Consideration amongst other 

Page 383. 

Lands grant and Convey the above Tract of Land unto the 
al)ove Named Daniel Whithead and his heirs whereby he 
became Lawfully Seized thereof in fee Sinqx'l now this 
Indenture Witnesetli that the Said Daniel \\ hithead for 



108 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

unci ill CoiisidonitioD of the Sum of thirty pounds New 
York Money to liiin in hand paid by the above Named 
Ezekiel Balding at and before the Executing of these 
presents the recipt whereof he does hereby owne and 
Acknowledge & therefrom Does hereby forever Acquit 
and Discharge the Said Ezekiel Balding and his Ex's and 
Admr's Hath Given Granted Bargained Sold Alienated 
Eiifeotfed released and Confirmed and by these Presents 
doth give grant Bargain Sell aliue Enfeof release and Con- 
firm unto the Said Ezekiel Balding and his heirs and as- 
signs all that the above recited Tract of Land Containing 
fifty Eight Acres & a quater with the hereditaments and 
Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in Any Wise Apper- 
taining and all the right title Interest possession Claim or 
Demand whatsoever of him the Said Daniel Whitehead of 
in and to the same with the Reversions and Remainders 
thereof To have and to hold the Said hereby Granted and 
Intended to be Granted Tract of Land and premises with 
every the Appurtenances unto him the Said Ezekiel Bald- 
ing and his heirs to the only proper Use and behoof of the 
Said Ezekiel Balding and his heirs and assigns forever and 
the Said Daniel Whithead for himself and his heirs Ex's 
and Admr's doth l)y these presents Covenant promis grant 
and Agree with and to the Said Ezekiel Balding and his 
heirs and Assigns in form and Manner following (to Wit) 
that the Said Daniel Whitehead at and Immediately be- 
fore the Sealing & Delevering of this Deed was and is the 
true Sole and Lawfull Owner and proprietor of the hereby 
Granted and intended to be Granted Tract of Land and 
premises and had then an indefezible Right of Inheritance 
in fee sinq)le in himself therein and had good right and full 
Power and Lawfull power in himself to fell and Dispose of 
the Same in form and Manner aforesaid and that the Said 
Daniel Whithead and his heirs Executors and Admr's Shall 
and will forever by these presents Warrent and Defend the 
Same iinto him the Said Ezekiel Balding and his heirs and 
Assigns Against all persons whatsoever Lawfully Claiming 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 109 

tlie Same or any part parcell or Member thereof In Tes- 
timony of all wliich the Said parties to these present In- 
dentures have hereunto Interchaingably put their hands and 
Seals the day and year herein above first Written 

Sealed and Delevered 

after the Interlining the word (Nine) 

In the presence of D Whitehead (S) 

A'm Laurence 

Jonathan AVhithead 

Queens ) 
County ) 

Be it Ilemembred that on the 19th day of August 1782 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 
Samuel Clowes Esqr and Made Oath that he is AVell 
Acquainted with the hand writing of Adam Laurence De- 
ceased And that he Eealy bleives that the name Sul)scribed 
Adam Laurence as a Witness to this Instrument of Writing 
is his hand Writing which Instrument having perused and 
finding No Erasurs Nor In terli nations but what are Noted 
do alow the Same to be recorded 

A^vlentine H. Peters 

Enter'd & Compared AVith the Orrigiual by 

Valentine H. Peters Clk. 



Page 384. 
This Indenture made this Seventh Day of December in 
the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and 
Sixty four by and between Silas Balding of Henqistead in 
queens County on Nausaw Island in the province of New 
York on the one part and John Jackson Junr of the Town 
County Island and provincf^ aforesaid Y'eoman on the other 
part AVitneseth that the Said Silas Balding for and in the 
Consideration of the just and h\\\ Sum of one hundred and 
forty f(Hir pounds of good Current and Lawfull Money of 
New York aforesaid to him in hand well and truly paid l)y 



110 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 

the Said John Jackson before the Ensealing and Delevery 
of these presents whereof he doth Acknowledge and himself 
to be therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid and 
thereof and from Every part and parcell thereof Do Exon- 
erate Acquit and fully Discharge him the Said John Jack- 
son his heirs Ex's Admr's and Each and Every of them 
forever l)y these ])resents hath Given Granted Bargained 
Sohl assured Conveyed and Confirmed and by these ])re- 
seuts do fully freely and Clearly and Absolutely give grjint 
bargain Sell assure Convey & Confirm unto the Said John 
Jackson and to his heirs and assigns forever all that of one 
Certain peice or parcell of Land Containing twenty Acres 
Situate lying and being in the South Woods above Little 
Neck within the Patteut and Township of Hempstead 
aforesaid bounded on the east by the highway that leads 
from the Plains down to the Said Little Neck and on the 
South V)y the Said John Jackson his Land and so Extend- 
ing Noithardly by the Said Highway and Westwardly by 
the Said John Jacksoiis Land so far as to C(mtaiue twenty 
Acres as aforesaid According to a Certain Deed which was 
and granted to nie by my father Ezekiel Balding Deceased 
bearing date the twentieth Day of January in the Year of 
our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty one Ref- 
erence there unto being had may more at Large Appear 
and Also the Said Silas Balding do Sell and Convey unto 
the said John Jackson and to his heirs and Assigns the 
one Equal third part in Quantity of another peice or par- 
cell of Land Situate Lying and being Adjoyning to the first 
peice bounded on the South by the Land of Annanias 
Southard the Said John Jackson and the Said twenty Acres 
on the West by a Brook and so up the swamp that parts 
the said Little Neck from New Bridg untill it Comes to a 
Certain White Oak Tree Marked and from thence Runing 
East Seventy rods to the Highway that Leads from the 
plains to Jacksous Mill and bounded on the east by the 
Said highway and the Land of Annanias Southard and 
liodger Handly and the Said John Jackson the highway 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. Ill 

that leads to the Said Little Neck and two Acres which I 
have Already Sold unto the Said Roger Handly is hereby 
Excepted the last Described tract of Land Contains abont 
one hundred & fifty' live Acres besides the W(^sternioust 
Highway and is part of a Tract of Land that was taken Up 
by my Said father Ezekiel Bakling as may Appear by a 
Draught thereof bearing date the twenty fourth Day of 
January one thousand Seven hundred & tifty Nine Hefer- 
euce thereunto being had may more at Large Appear and 
Also Six Shillings of Pattent Eight to be Laid out unto him 
in the Devision of Hempstead plains which Said Six Shil- 
lings of pattent Right is part of the pattent Rights of Mr 
Beekman and Thomas Ellison all which Said twenty 
Acres of Land as aforesaid Togather with the Said third 
part of the Other Described peice of Wood Land & Brushey 
Land togather with all timber Trees Woods under Woods 

Page 385. 

fencing feeding pasturs Frut Trees with all and Every tlie 
preveliges and Appurtenances belonging to the Abovesaid 
parcells of Lands with the Rights of Plan Land and all the 
Estate right Title Interest property Claim and demand of 
him the Said Silas Balding whatsoever of in and to the 
above bargained premises with the Appurtenances unto him 
the Said John Jackson and to his heirs and assigns forever 
To have and to liold the said hereby Granted and Bar- 
gained premises unto him the Said John Jackson and to 
his Heirs and assigns forever to his and their only 
proper Use benilit and behoof forever and the Said Silas 
Balding do for himself his heirs Ex's & Admr's Covenant 
grant and Agree to and with him the Said J' hn Jackson 
his heirs and Assigns that before the Ensealing and Do- 
levery hereof ho the Said Silas Balding was the triie Solo 
and Lawfull Owner of the above bargained premist^s and 
have in my Self good right full power and Lawfull Author- 
ity to grant bargain Sell and Dispose of the Sanui in Man- 
ner aforesaid and that the said John Jackson his heirs and 



112 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

assigns Sliall and may from time to time and at all times 
forever hereafter by Virtue of these presents Lawfully 
peaceably and queitly have hold Use occupy possess and 
Injoy all the Said hereby Granted and bargained Lands 
and premises with Each & every their Appurtenances free 
and 01e;ir and freely and Clearly Exonerated Acquitted and 
fully Discharged of and from all Manner of Incumbrances 
Whatsoever Lastly the Said Silas Balding do bind himself 
his heirs Ex's Admr's and Every of them by these presents 
to ^V"arrent Secure and forever Defend all the above here- 
by granted and bargained premises unto the Said John 
Jackst)n and to his heii'S and assigns forever against the 
just and lawfuil Claims and Demands of all Manner of per- 
sons Whomesoever and Mary Balding Wife of the Said 
Silas Balding do hereby sell all her Dower and Right of 
thirds to the above bargained premises unto the Said John 
Jackson and to his heirs and Assigns forever In Witness 
whereof the Said Silas Balding and Mary his Wife have 
hereunto Set their hands and fixed their Seals the Year 
and Day above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of Silas Balding (S) 

Solomon Seaman her 

Pvi(!HARD Ellison Ju Mary :X: Balding (S) 

Mark. 

Queens '^ ^ ^ 
County 5 

Be it Remembred that on the 21st day of febuary 1782 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 
Richard Ellison one of the Subscribing Witneses to this 
Instrument of Writing and on his Solemn Afiermation De- 
clared that he saw the grantor Silas Balding Execute the 
Same as his Volentary Act & Deed which having perused 
and findiuij; No Meteral Erasurs Nor Interlinations do Alow 

it to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. llo 

This Indeuture made the twenty Seventh Day of June in 
tbe Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and 
Sixty three By and between John Balding of Hempstead in 
ijueens County and province of New York black smith of 
the one part & John Jackson Jur of the Town County 
Island and province atforesaid Yeoman on the other part 
Witneseth that the Said John Balding for and in the Con- 
sideration of the just aud full Sum of three pounds of Cur- 
rent and Lawfull Money of New Y'ork aforesaid to him in 
hand well and truly paid by the Said John Jackson before 
the Ense;ding and delevery hereof the receipt whereof he 
Doth Acknowledge And himself to be therewith fully Satis- 

Page 386. 

tied Contented and paid and from Every Part and parcell 
thereof do Exonerate Acquit and fully Discharge him the 
Said John Jackson his heirs Executors Administraitors and 
every of them forever by these presents Hath Granted bar- 
gained and Sold Assured Conveyed and Confirmed and by 
these presents do fully freely Clearly and Abs(jlutely grant 
bargain and Sell Assure Convey and Confirm unto him the 
Said John Jackson and to his heirs and Assigns forever two 
Shillings of Pattent Right to be Laid out unto him in the 
Devesion of Hempstead plains which Said two Shillings is 
part of the pattent Bight that my father Ezekiel Balding 
bought of Able Smith To have and to Hold the Said hereby 
Granted and bargained two Shillings of Pattent Right of 
Plain Land on Hem])stead great plains as aforesaid unto 
him the Said John Jackson and to his heirs and assigns 
forever to his and their only proper Use Benifit and behoof 
forever and the Saiil John Balding do Declare by these 
presents that at the time of the Ensealing and before the 
delevery hereof he was the Sole and Lawfull Owner of the 
above bargained premises with the Appurtenances and hath 
in himself good right full power and Lawfull Authority to 
Dispose of the Same in Manner as aforesaid and that the 
Said John Jackson his heirs and Assigns Shall aud may 



114 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by Vir- 
tue of these presents Lawfully peaceal)ly and queitly have 
hold Use Occupy possess aud Injoy the above bargained 
premises with the A[)purtenances free and Clear and freely 
& Clearly Exonerated Acquitted and fully Discharged of 
and from all Manner of Incumbrances Whatsoever Lastly 
the Said John Balding do bind himself his heirs Executors 
Administraitors and Every of them by these presents to 
Warrent Secure and forever Defend the above Bargained 
premises unto the Said John Jackson and to his heirs and 
Assigns forever Against the just and Lawfull Claraes and 
Demands of all Manner of persons whomesoever In Wit- 
ness hereunto I the Said John Balding have Set to my hand 
& hxed ray Seal the Year and Day above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence of John Balden (S) 

James Seaman 
Richard Ellison 

Queens > 
County >  

Be it reraembred that on the 21st day of february 1782 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 
Richard Ellison one of the Subscribing Witneses to this 
Instrument of Writing & on his Sollemn Affermation De- 
claired that he Saw the Within Named Grantor John Bald- 
ing Execute the Same as his Volentary act & deed which 
having perused and finding No Meteral Erasurs Nor lutei- 
linations do alow the Same to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 



This Indenture made the Ninth day of Aprill in the Year 
of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and fifty seven 
by and between Jonathan Balding of Hempstead in queens 
County on Nausaw Island in the j^rovince of New York Inn 
keeper of the one part and John Jackson Jur of the Town 



HEMrSTEAD TOAVN RECOEDS. 115 

County Island and province aforesaid Yeoman of the other 
part witueseth that the Said Jonathan Baldinf^ for and in 
Consideration of the just and full sum of one hundred and 
fifty pounds of Good Current and Lawfull Money of New 
York aforesaid to him in hand Well jind truly paid by the 
8aid John Jackson the recipt whereof the Said Jonathan 
Baldinof do Acknowledge tt himself to be therewith fully 
Satisfied Contented and paid and of every part tt parcell 
thereof do Exonerate Acquit and fiilly Dischaiti;e him the 
Said John Jackson his heirs Ex's Admr's and each & every 
of them by these presents hath Granted bargained and Sold 
Enfeoffed assured Convej-ed & Confirmed & by these pres- 
ents do fully freely & Clearly and Absolutely grant bargain 
Sell Eufeeoff assure Convey and Confirm unto the Said 
John Jackson and to his heirs and assigns all that one Cer- 
tain Mesuage Tenament and Lott of Land with a Dwelling 
House and Barn thereon & Premises Situate Lying and 

Page 387. 
being on Little Neck on the south within the bounds of 
Hempstead Township aforesaid bounded on the East as the 
fence formerly Stood when Adam Mott Sold the Sariie unto 
me and on the south by the Land of John Jackson Senr 
Including a Small peice of Land Lying on the South Side 
of the road that runs across the Necks where the Barn 
Stands and Westerly partly by the Land of the Said John 
Jackson Senor and partly l)y the road that Leads to the 
North Side the plains and Northerly by the brushey plains 
togather with all and Singular the Houses Barns Stables 
orchards fencings pasturs Waters & Improvements To the 
same belonging and every part and parcell of the aforesaid 
Housing and Lands as it is within the aforesaid Bounds be 
the Same More or Less iinto him the Said John Jackson 
Ju and his heirs and assigns to the only proper Use Benifit 
and behoof of the Said John Jackson and his heirs and As- 
signs foiever To have and to hold the Said Lands and 
premises with the Appurtenances unto the Said John Jack- 
son and to his heirs and Assigns forever and the Said Jon- 



116 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

athan Balding do for himself bis heirs Ex's & Admr's and 
every of them doth hereby Covenant promis grant and 
Agree to and with the Said John Jackson his heirs and As- 
signs that he the Said Jonathan Balding before the Enseal- 
ing and Delevery hereof he was the true Sole and Lawfull 
Owner of the above bargained Housen Lands and premises 
and Every the Ap])urtenances and hath in himself full 
power good right and Lawfull Authority to Dispose of the 
same in Manner as abovesaid and that the Said John Jack- 
son his heirs and Assigns shall and may by Virtue hereof 
Lawfully peaceably and queitly have hold Use occupy pos- 
sess and Injoy all the above bargained Lands and premises 
with the Appurtenances free and Clear and freely and 
Clearly Exonerated Acquitted and fully Discharged of and 
from all Manner of Incumbrances whatsoever Lastly the 
said Jonathan Balding doth bind himself his heirs Ex's 
Admr's and each and every of them by these presents to 
Warrent Secure and forever Defend all the above bargained 
housing Lands and premises with every their Appurtenances 
preveliges and Comodities unto the Said John Jackson and 
his heirs and assigns forever against the just and lawfull 
Claims and Demands of all persons whomesoever in Wit- 
ness whereof and Dorithy Balding Wife of the Said Jona- 
than Balding Do for the Consideration abovesaid Sell and 
Yeald up all her Dower and right of thirds of the above 
Bargained i^remises unto the Said John Jackson and to his 
heirs and assigns forever In testimony whereof the Said 
Jonathan Balding and Dorithy Balding his W^ife hath Sett 
to their hands and fixed their Seals the Year and Day first 
above Written Memorandom that the words (of the above 
bargained premises) was Interlined before Signing Sealing 
and Delevering hereof 

Signed Sealed & Delevered 

in the presence of Jonathan Balding (S) 

JosiAs Smith 

John Balding Dorithy Balding (S) 

KiCHARD Ellison Ju 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOllDS. 117 

Queens ) 
ouiity ) 

Be it remembred that on the 21d day of February 1782 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens Coiinty 
Eh'd Ellison one of the Subscribing Witneses to this In- 
strument of Writing aud on his Sollemn affermation De- 
clared that he Saw the Within Named Grantor Jonathan 
Balding Execute the Same as his Volentary act and Deed 
which having perused and finding No Erasurs Nor Inter- 
linations but what are Noted do alow the Same to be 
recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enter'd and Compared With the Orriginal 

By Valentine H, Peters Clk 



Page 388. 

This Indenture made this thirty first day of May in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty 
five by and between George Balding of Hempstead in 
queens County and province of New York on the one part 
and John Jackson Ju of the Town County and province 
aforesaid Yeoman on the other part Witneseth that the 
said George Balding for and in the Consideration of the 
just and full Sum of four pounds ten shillings of Current 
Lawful! Money of New York aforesaid to him in hand well 
and truly paid by the Said John Jackson Jur before the 
Ensealing and Delevering hereof the Recipt Whereof he 
doth Acknowledge and himself to be therewith fully Satis- 
tied Contented and paid and from Every part and parcell 
thereof do Exonerate acqiiit and fully Discharge him the 
Said John Jackson his heirs Ex's Admr's and every of them 
forever by these presents hath granted bargained sold as- 
sured Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents do 
fully freely Clearly and absolutely grant bargain Sell As- 



118 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

sure Couve}' and Conlirm unto the said John Jackson and 
to his heirs and Assigns all that three Shillings of pattent 
Right of plains land on henipstead Great plains to be Laid 
out in the Devision thereof which Said three Shillings of 
Pattent Right as aforesaid of plain Land as aforesaid is to 
Come out of Either of the Orriginal pattent Right of Mr 
Rickmah and Thomas Ellison which said three Shillings 
With the Appurtenances to same belonging so far as the 
plain Land Doth Extend as aforesaid To have and to hold 
the said hereby granted and bargained premises unto the 
Said John Jackson and to his heirs and Assigns forever to 
his and their only proper Use benefit and behoof forever 
and the Said George Balding do declare by these presents 
that before the Ensealing and Delevery hereof he was the 
true Sole and Lawfull Owner of the above bargained prem- 
ises and was Lawfully Seized and possessed thereof in my 
Owne proper Right and have in my Self Good Right and 
full power to dispose of the same in manner as aforesaid 
and that the Said John Jackson his heirs and assigns shall 
and nlay from time to time and at all times forever hereafter 
by Virtue hereof Lawfully peaceably and quietly have hold 
use Occupy possess and Injoy the same freely and Clearly 
Acquitted and Discharged from all Manner of Incumbrances 
Whatsoever Lastly I the Said George Balding do bind my 
Self my Heirs Ex's Admr's and every of them by these 
presents to Warrent Secure and forever defend the above 
bargained premises unto him the Said John Jackson and 
to his heirs and Assigns forever against the just and Law- 
full Claims and Demands of all Manner of persons Whome- 
soever in Witness Avhereof I the Said George Balding have 
hereunto Set my hand and fix my Seal the year and day 
above Written, Memorandum the word (orriginal) was 
Interlined before the Execution hereof 

Signed Sealed & Delevered 

in the presence of ' his 

Obediah Jackson Geoiige : O : Balding (S) 

Amy Jackson Mark 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 119 



Queens 
Cou 



ens ) 

, > s. s. 
nty S 

Be it Remembred that on the 17th day of June 1782 

Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 

Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for queens County 

George Balding and AcknoAvledged that he executed this 

Instrument of Writing as his Volentary Act and Deed 

Which having Examined I alOw to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Euter'd and Compared With the Orrigiual 

By Valentine H. Peters, Clerk 



Page 389. 

To all Christian People to whome these presents may 
Come or any Way Consern know Yee that I George Bald- 
ing of Hempstead in queens County in the Colony of New 
York for and in Consideration of the Just and full Sum of 
one hundred and twenty five pounds of Good and Lawfull 
Money of the Colony abovesaid in hand Well and truly 
paid by John Jackson Junor of the phice abovesaid the 
recipt whereof I do hereby Own and Acknowledge and my 
Self to be therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid and 
thereof and of and from every part and parcell thereof do 
hereby Exonerate Acquit and fully Discharge the Said John 
Jackson his heirs Executors and Administraitors forever 
have given granted bargained Sold Aliened Enfeoffed Con- 
veyed and Confirmed and by these presents do fully freely 
Clearly and Absolutely give grant bargain Sell Alien En- 
feeoff Convey and Confirm unto him the Said John Jackson 
Junor his heirs and assigns forever all that of three peices 
of Land Situate Lying and being within tlu! Towushij) 
County and Colony aforesaid on a Neck of Land known by 
the Name of the Little Neck on the south side of Nausaw 
Island the first peice whereof is Bounded on the South by 
the Highway that goes across the south Necke on the East 



120 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

by tlie path that goes up the Said Little Neck between this 
Card and the Land of the said John Jackson C»lled Great 
Neck path, on the North by the Lands and fence of Aunan- 
ias Southard as it Now Stands and so to Extend Westward 
so far as to make ten Acres of Land the Second peice is 
the Equal third part of a Certain peice of Land bounded on 
the East by the Above said ten Acres of Land and on the 
south by the Said John Jacksous Land On the West by the 
parth which goes up the Middle of the Said Little Neck 
and on the North by Annanias Southards Land the third 
peice is the Equal third part of one other peice of Land 
bounded on the East by the path first above Mentioned 
Called Great Neck patb being the Eastermost path that 
goes up the Said Little Neck and on the South by twent}^ 
Acres of Land which my Brother Silas Balding has a Deed 
for from my father Ezekiel Balding Deceased and by Ten 
Acres of Laud which Annanias Southard has got A Deed 
for from my aforesaid father and on the West by the swamp 
& river which Divides the Said Little Neck from New 
Bridge Neck and on the North by the path which goes to 
John Baldings at the head of thy Swamp Which Divides 
the Said Little Neck from New Bridge Neck To have and 
to hold Unto him the Said John Jackson and his heirs and 
assigns forever the Abovesaid several peices and parcells 
of Land as abovesaid togather with the Houses Buildings 
Barns orchards stables timber trees Waters & Every Other 
prevelidge and Appurtenance to the same or any part 
thereof belonging or Any Way Appertaining fully Clearly 
and Absolutely acquitted & Discharged from all other In- 
cumbrances Whatsoever and I the said George Balding do 
further by these presents Covenant and Agree for my Self 
my heirs Executors and Administraitors to and with the 
Said John Jackson his heirs and assigns in Manner and 
form following that is to Say that I am at the time of Exe- 
cuting these presents the sole and Lawfull Owner of the 
Said Lands and have in my Self good right full power and 
Lawfull Authority to Sell and Dispose of the same in Man- 



' HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 121 

ner as aboA^esaid and Do farther liy these presents bind and 
Oblige Myself my heirs Executors and Admiuistraitors to 
Warrent Maiiitaiu and forever Secure and Defend the Said 
John Jackson his heirs and assigns in the Queit Possession 

Page 390. 

of the Said Lands against the just and Lawfull Chiinis of 
all persons Whatsoever and I Elizabeth Balding Wif(i of 
Said George Balding as a party to these presents Signified 
by my Signing the Same do Acquit Claim unto him the 
Said John Jackson his heirs and Assigns my whole right of 
Dower in Said Land in Witness AVhereof we have hereun- 
to Set our hands and Seals the twenty Ninth Day of March 
in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and 
Sixty three 

Sealed and delevered 

in the presence of his 

AV'm Jones George : O : Balding (S) 

John Whitney ' Mark. 

Thomas Jones her 

Elizabeth :X: Balding (S) 
Mark. 

Queens } ^ _. 
County y • ' ' 

Be it remembred that on the 17th <lay of June 17S2 Came 
personally bef(ne me Valentine H. Peters one of the Judges 
of the Court of C(^mmon Pleas in and for (Queens Count}' 
aforesaid George Balding and Acknowledged that, he exe- 
cuted this InstrumcJit of Writing as his VcJentary Act and 
Deed which having perused I alow to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 



Tliis Indenture Made this fourteenth Day of June in the 
Year of our Lord <me thousand Seven hundnul and Seventy 
two l)y and between John Balding (jf Hempstead in (Queens 
County on Nausaw Island in the province of New York on 



122 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 

the one part and John Jackson Jur of the Same Town 
County Ishmd and province aforesaid Yeoman on the other 
part Witneseth that the Said John Bakling for and in the 
Consideration of the just and full Sum of Ninety pounds 
good Current and Lawfull Money of New York to him in 
hand Well and truly paid by the Said John Jackson before 
the Ensealing and Delevery hereof the recipt Whereof he 
Doth Acknowledge and himself truly Satisfied Contented 
and paid and thereof and from Every part and parcell there- 
of do Exonerate Acquit and fully Discharge him the Said 
John Jackson his heirs Ex's Admr's and Each and Every of 
them forever by these presents hath Given Granted Bar- 
gained sold Assured Conveyed and by these presents do 
fully freely Clearly and Absolutely give grant bargain Sell 
assure Convey and Confirm unto the Said John Jackson and 
to his heirs and assigns forever all that of one Eqvial third 
part in quantity and quality of a Certain peice or parcell of 
Land Containing One hundred and fifty Acres be the Same 
more or Less Situate Lying and being in the South Woods 
above Little Neck Within the pattent and Township of 
Hempstead aforesaid bounded on the South partly by 
Annanias Southards Land & partly by the Said John Jack- 
sons Land on the West by the Brook and so up the 
Brook that parts Little Neck from New Bridge iintill it 
Comes to a Certain white Oak Tree Marked Standing on 
the North Side of John Baldings path then Bounded on the 
North by the Said path as it now Goes untill it Comes to 
the Highway or road that Leads from the plains to Jack- 
sons Mill and bounded on the East by the Said Highway 
or Boad untill it Comes to the Corner of the Said Annanias 
Southards Land and also the Said John Baldings do sell 
and Convey unto the Said John Jackson and to his Assigns 
the one Equal third part of ;in Other Small peice Contain- 
ing Near about Six Acres Lying upon the South Side of the 
Said Annanias Southards Laud togather with the Said third 
part of the other Dtiscribed Tract of Wood and brushey 
Land Togather with all the Timber Trees Woods under 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 123 

woods Fencing Feeding pjisturs Fiut Trees witli ;ill and 
Ever}' the preveliges and Appurtenances belonging to the 
above said parcells of Land and the Estate Right Title In- 
terest property Claim and Demand of him llie Said John 
Balding Whatsoever of in and to the above Bargained 
premises with the Ap})iirtenances unto him the Said John 
Jackson and to his Heirs and Assigns forever To Have 
and to hold the Said hereby granted and bargained 

Page 391. 

Premises unto him the Said John Jackson to him his heirs 
Ex's and Assigns forever to his and their only proper Use 
benifit and behoof forever and the Said John Bahling do 
for himself his heirs Ex's and Admr's Covenant grant and 
Agree to and with him the Said John Jackson his heirs 
Ex's and Assigns that before the Ensealing and Delevery 
hereof he the Said John Balding the tru Sole and lawfuU 
Owner of the above bargained premises and have in my 
Self Good Right full power and Lawfull Authority to Grant 
Bargain Sell and Dis]jose of the Same in Manner as afore- 
said and that the Said John Jackson his heirs and Assigns 
shall and may from time to time and at all times forever 
hereafter hy Virtue of these presents Lawfully peaceably 
and Queitly have hold Use Occupy possess and uijoy all 
the said hereby granted Bargained Lands & premises with 
Each aud Every of the Appurtenances free and Clear and 
freely and Clearly Exonerated Acquitted and fully Dis- 
charged of and from all Manner of Incumbrances whatso- 
ever Lastly the Said John Balding do bind himself his 
heirs Ex's Admr's and Every ot them by these puisents to 
Warrent Secure and forever Defend all the Above hereby 
Granttid and Bargained premises unto the Said John Jack- 
sou and to his hturs and assigns forever Against the -Inst 
and Lawfull Claims aud Demands of all Manner of i)ersous 
whomesoever and Sarah Balding wife of John Balding do 
hereby sell all her Dower and Right of thirds to the above 
Bargained premises unto the Said John Jackson and to his 



124 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

heirs and assigns forever In Witness the Said John Bahl- 
ing and Sarah his "Wife have hereunto Set their hands and 
fixed their Seals the Year and Day first above Written 
the Highways Excepted 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence of John Balding (S) 

Ja's McLaughlin 

his Sarah Balding (S) 

Jacob :X: Spragg 
Mark. 

John Balding Junor 

Queens > ^ 
County y • ' • 

Be it remembred that on the 17tli day of June 1782 Came 
personally before nie Valentine H. Peters one of the Judges 
of the Court of Common pleas in and for Queens County 
aforesaid the AVithiu Named John Balding and Acknowl- 
edged that he executed this Instrument of Writing as his 
Volentary Act & Deed which having examined I alow to be 
recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 



This Indenture made this Seventeenth Day of June in 
the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and 
Seventy Eight between John Jackson Esqr of the Township 
of Hempstead in queens County on Nausaw Island and in 
the province of New York Yeoman on the one part and his 
Hon and gransou John Jackson and Samuel Jackson on the 
other part Witneseth that the Said John Jackson for and 
in CouKideration of the just & full Sum of one hundred 
pounds Current and Lawfull Money of the province of New 
York aforesaid to him in hand well and truly paid by the 
Said John and Samuel Jackson before the Ensealing and 
Delevering hereof as also for the Love and good Will which 
he hath and Doth bear unto the Said John and Samuel 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 125 

Jacksou liatb Giveu Granted Bargained Sold Conveyed and 
Confirmed and by these presents do fully freely and Clearly 
and Absolutely Give Grant bargain Sell and Convey and 
Confirm unto them the Said John Jackson and Samuel 
Jackson and to their heirs and assigns all that of one peice 
or parcell of Land Sitiiate Lying and l)eing in the Town- 
ship of Hempstead on the South Side above New Bridge 
Neck Lying upon the West Side of the road that Leads 

Page 392. 

from New Bridge to the River Bounded on the North by 
Simoses on the West and South by the Brook on the East 
partly by Willises and the Said Eoad Togather with all and 
Singular Timber pasturs fencing Waters and Improvements 
to the Same belonging and Every part and parcell thereof 
the aforesaid Lands as it is within the aforesaid Bounds 
unto them the said John & Samuel Jackson and their heirs 
and assigns to the only proper use benifit and ])elioof the 
Said John and Samuel Jackson their heirs and Assigns 
forever To Have and to hold the said Lands With the Ap- 
purtenances unto the Said John & Samuel Jackson and to 
their heirs and assigns for Ever and the Said John J;ickson 
do for himself his heirs Ex's & Admr's and Every of them 
doth hereby promis Covenant Grant to and Agree and with 
the Said John and Samuel Jackson their heirs and assigns 
that he the Said John Jackson before the Ensealing and 
Delevery hereof was the true Sole and Lawfull Owner of 
the above bargained Lands with the Appuitenances and 
hath Witlnn himself full power and Lawfull Authority to 
Dispose of the Same in Manner as abovesaid and that the 
Said John and Samuel Jacksou their heirs and Assigns 
Shall and may by A^irtue of these presents Lawfully i)eace- 
ably and queitly have hold Use Occupy possess and Injoy 
all the above Bargained Lands with the Appurtenances free 
and Clear & freely and Clearly Exonerated Acquitted fully 
Discharged of and from and of all Manner of Incunduances 
whatsoever Lastly the Said John Jackson Doth bind him- 



12G HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

self his heirs Ex's Admr's and Each and Eveiy of them by 
these prestnits to Warrent Secure and Defend all the above 
Lands With Every of their Ap])nrtenances preveliges and 
Commodities unto the Said John and Samuel Jackson aud 
to *^^lieir heirs Ex's & Admr's & assigns forever Against the 
just aiid Lawfull Claims and Demands of all persons What- 
soever in Witness whereof the Said John Jackson hath 
Sett his hand and Seal the Daj- and Year first Above 
Written 

Signed Sealed tt Delevered 

In the presence of John Jackson (S) 

Richard Jackson Ju 
RosETTA Jackson 

Queens ) 
 s s 
County ^ ' • ' • 

Be it remembred that on the 2(Jth Day of March 1782 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens County 
Richard Jackson Junor and Made oath that he Saw the 
witliiu Named Grantor John Jackson Execute this Instru- 
ment of Writing as his Volentary Act and Deed which hav- 
ing perused and finding No Meteral Erasurs Nor Interlina- 
tions do alow the Same to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entt'r'd & Compared With the orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clk 



This Indenture made this twentyeth Day of June in the 
Year of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy 
Eight by and Between John Jackson Esqr of the Township 
of Hempstead in Queens County on NausaAv Island and in 
the province of New York Yeoman and his Grandson John 
Jackson Jur on the other pait Witneseth that the Said John 
Jackson Escjr for and in Consideration of the just and full 
Sum of one hundred and fifty pounds Ciirrent and Lawfull 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 127 

Money of the province of New York afforesaid to hiui in 
hand well and truly paid b}' the Said John Jackson eTunor 
before the Ensealing & Delevery hereof as also for tin; Love 
and Good will which he hath and Doth bear unto the Said 
John Jackson Jur hath Granted bargained Sold Convened 
and Contirmed and l)y these presents do f idly freely Clearly 
and Absolutely give grant Bargain Sell Coiivey and Confirm 
unto him the Said Jolin Jacks(^n Jur and his heirs and As- 

Page 393. 

signs all that of One peice or parcell of Lands Situated 
Lying and being in the Township of Hempstead on the 
south Side above New Bridg Neck (Viz) the Laud Lying on 
the East Side of the Road that Leads from New Bridge to 
the plains Contains fifty Eight & a half Acres is Bounded 
on the North by Semans Land on the East by Little Neck 
Swamp on the South by Willises Land with all and Singu- 
lar Timber Fencing pasturs Waters and Ini})rovenients to 
the Same belonging and Ever}' part & parcell of the afore- 
said Lands as it is Within the aforesaid Bounds unto him 
the Said John Jackson Jur hi-i heirs and assigns to the only 
proper Use benifit and Behoof of the Said John Jackson 
Junor his heirs and assigns forever To Have and to hold the 
Said Lands With Appurtenances unto the Said John Jack- 
son Jur his heirs and assigns forever and the Said John 
Jackson Esq do for himself his heirs Ex's Admr's and every 
of them doth freely promis Covenant grant to and agree 
with the Said John Jackson Jur his heirs and assigns that 
he the Said John Jackson Esqr before the Ensealing and 
Delevery hereof was the true Sole and Lawfull Owner of 
the above bargained Lands with the Ajipurtenances and 
hath within himself full power and Lawfull Authority to 
Dispose of the Same in Manner as above said and that the 
Said John Jackson Jur his heirs and Assigns shall and may 
by Virtue of these presents Lawfully peaceal)ly and Queitly 
have hold Use Occupy possess and Enjoy all the above bar- 
gained Lands with the Appurtenances free and Cleai and 



128 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

freely and Clearly Exonerated Acquitted tt fully Discharged 
of and from all Manner of Incumbrances Whatsoever Last- 
ly the Said John Jackson Esqr doth Bind himself his heirs 
Ex's Admr's and Each and Every of them by these presents 
to Warrent Kelease and Defend all the above bargained 
Lands with every of th«ir Appertenauces previlidges and 
Commodities nnto the Said John Jackson Jnnor and to his 
heirs and Assigns forever Against the just and Lawfull 
Claims and Demands of all persons in Witness whereof the 
Said John Jackson Esqr has set his hand and Seal the day 
and Year first above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

in the ])resence of John Jackson (S) 

Richard Jackson Jur 

RosETTA Jackson 

Queens ) 

)■ s s 
County ) 

Be it Remembred that on the 20th Day of March 1782 
Caine personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for cjueens County 
Richard Jackson Jur and Made Oath that he saw the with- 
in Named John Jackson Execute this Instrument of Writing 
as his Volentary act and Deed which having perused and 
hnding No Meteral Erasnrs Nor Interlinations do alow the 

Same to l)e recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enter'd & Compared With the Orriginal 

By Valentine H. Peters Clk 

Page 394. 
To all Christian people to whome these presents Shall 
Come Abell Smith of Hempstead in Queens County on Nau- 
saw Island Yeoman Sends Greeting know Ye that the Said 
Abell Smith for and in the Consideration of the Sum of 
thirty pounds of good and Lawfull Money of New York to 
him in hand paid by Ezekiel Balding of the Town County 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN llECOKBS. 129 

and Island aforesnid tlie Receipt whereof to full Content 
and Satisfaction he the Said Abell Smith Doth acknowkxige 
and himself to be therewith fuHj Satisfied Contimted and 
paid and thereof and of Every part thereof Doth Acquit Ex- 
onerate and fully Discharge him the Said Ezekiel Balding his 
heirs Ex's and Adnir's and Every of them forever by these 
presents and for Divers other good Causes and Considera- 
tions him the Said Abell Smith thereunto Moving hath given 
granted bargained Enfeeofied Sold Aliened Conve^'ed and 
Confirmed and by these presents Doth fully freely Clearly & 
absolutely give grant l)argaiu Enfeofi'e Sell Convey and Con- 
firm unto the Said Ezekiel Balding and to his heirs and 
Assigns forever all that of twenty Shillings pattent Right in 
the Township of Hempstead it being part of the pattent 
that did belong to Mr Beckman as by the pattent List may 
Appear where the Said Beechman paid twenty Seven Shil- 
lings and one penny towards the purchaising the pattent of 
Hempstead all which said twenty Shillings pattent Right 
in all the undivided Land both in the Wood Lands and 
plain Land and in all the Commons of the Town of Hemp- 
stead aforesaid and all the Lands due upon the Same by the 
Said Able Smith doth Sell as aforesaid to the Said Ezekiel 
Balding and to his heirs and assigns forever togather with 
all Such Rights priviliges and Appurtenances as in any 
kind Appertaineth Unto the Said twenty Shillings pattent 
Right With the Reversions and Remainders thereof and all 
the Estate Right Title Interest Inheritance property pos- 
session Claim and Demand Whatsoever of him the Said 
Abell Smith of in and to the Same and every part thereof 
unto him the Said Ezekiel Balding and to his heirs and as- 
signs to his and their Own Sole proper Use Benifit and 
behoof forever and the Said Abell Smith Doth hereby De- 
clare that at the time of the Ensealing and Dt^levery hereof 
that he is the true Sole and Lawfull Owner of all the before 
bargained and granted premises S: Stands Lawfully Seized 
and possesed thereof in his owne Right of a good perfect & 
Indefeazable Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple having iu 



130 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

liiinself full power good right and Lawfull Authority to 
Sell and dispose of the same in Manner as afforesaid and 
that the Said Ezekiel Balding his heirs shall and May 
henceforth and forever Lawfully peaceably and queitly 
have hold Use Occupy possess and Enjoy all the above 
granted premises and the Appurtenances theieof free and 
Clear and Clearly Acquitted it Discharged of and from all 

Page 395. 

and all manner of former and other gifts Grants bargains 
Sales Leases Mortguages Joyntors Dowel's Judgements Exe- 
cutions Entailes forlitures and of and from all Other titles 
troubles Charges and Incumbrances Whatsoever bad made 
Committed done or Suffered to be done by the Said Abel 
Smith or his heirs or assigns at any time or times before the 
Ensealing and Delevery hereof and further the Said Abel 
Smith doth hereby Covenant promis bind and Oblige himself 
his heirs Ex's and Admr's from henceforth and forever here- 
after to Warrent and defend all the above granted premises 
and the Appurtenances thereof unto the Said Ezekiel Bald- 
ing and his heirs and Assigns against the Lawfull Claims 
and demands of all and every person or persons Whomeso- 
ever that Shall doth or hereafter may Lay any Lawfull 
Claim thereunto or unto any part or parcell thereof in Wit- 
ness whereof the Said Abell Smith hath hereunto Set to 
his hand and fixed his seal the twelveth Day of May in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and thirty 
and in the third Year of the Pteign of Our Sovereign Lord 
George the Second king of Great Brittan France and Ire- 
land &c 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence of Abel Smith (S) 

Isaac Hicks 
William Willis 

Queens ) ^^ 
County 5 ' 

Be it remembred that on the 21st day of february 1782 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 131 

Cume personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 
Richard Ellison and on his Sollemn affermation declaired 
that he Ims been well Accpiainted with the hand Writing of 
William Willis late of Hempstead Dec'd and that he realy 
bleives that the Name Subscribed William Willis to this 
Instrument of Writing as a witness is the proper hand 
Writing of the Sd William Willis AVhicli Instrument having 
perused and finding No Meteral Erazurs nor luterlinations 
do alow it to be recorded. 

Valentine H. Peters 

Euter'd & Compar'd with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clk 



Att a Town Meeting held in Hempstead the Sixth day of 
July 1782 persuant to a Warrent granted for that purjiose 
Charles Titus was Chosen & Elected by a Majority of Voters 
of the Freeholders & Inhabitauts then Assembled, a Con- 
stable and Collector for the Sd Town of Hempstead to 
serve the Ensuing Year in the room &, Stead of -Joseph 
Thorne, who was Chosen at the annual Town Meeting in 
April Last who has Neglected giving Security as ordered 
at the Said Town Meeting 
Entered by Me 

Valentine H. Peters Clk 



PaCxE 896. 

At a Town Meeting held in Hempstead the first tuesday 
in April 1782 the under named persons Are Chosen Town 
officers for the Year Ensuing (to Wit) 

Samuel Clowes Esqr Supervisor 

David Beadle c^ Joseph Thorne Constables & Collectors 

Peter Titiis, Geo: Hewlett, at Merrock, S: James Smith, 
at Herricks, Commissioners for Ljiying out Highways 



132 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Benjamin Lester & Justice Beadle Apprisors of Intested 
Estates 

John Dorlou, Henry Woolley & Richard Witijgins Fence 
Yewers 

Benjamin Lester, Cap't Timothy Cornell, John Morrell & 
Bichard Townseud Assessors 

Nehemiah Sam mis & James Pool Fenders 
Justice Beadle Justice Clowes (L Joseph Hall Trustees 
Cap't Sam'l Seaman, George Hewlett, Merock, Ambross 
Seaman, Lott Carmou, Silvanus Smith, Benjamin Tredwell, 
William Rushmore, Tm'y Gildersleve, John Dorlon, Jos 
Beadle, Joseph Caidles, Jacob Williams, Tim Cornell, 
Martin Vanostrandt, Aaron Vanostrandt, Benjamin Hicks, 
Cap't Charles Cornell, Daniel Totfee, Sam Davanport, 
Embree Hewlett, John Carmon, Jackson Mott,Jery Robins, 
John Burtis, ShoMaker, Benjamin Kissam Jur, Adam Mott, 
John Allin, Overseers of Highways. 

Valentine H. Peters Town Clerk 

at the Same time the under named persons required that 
Joseph Tliorne give Security to the Town before he Enter 
upon the Execution of his office of Constal)le & Collector 
(to Wit) Peter Titus Junor, Charles Titus, Daniel Mudge, 
James Lewis Jr, Embree Hewlett, Obediah Pettit, Ben 
Carmon, Cap't Mott, Martin Scanck, William ValentiDe, 
Jacob Valentine, Samuel Pettit, Jr., John Morrell, also 
Voted that the Town Clerk do Not Deliver the Rate book 
to the Said Joseph Thorn e untill he has given Security as 
above Mentioned 

the above Proceedings Entered 

By Valentine H. Peters Clk 



This Indenture made the Fourth day of April in the Year 
of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty two 
between James Gildersleve of Hempstead in queens County 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 133 

ip the province of New York Taylor of the one part and 
Amos Pettit of the Same place of the other part Witneseth 
that the Said James Gildersleve for and in Consideration of 
the Sum of four hundred and Ninety pounds Lawfull Money 
of New York to him in hand paid at or before the Ensealing 
and delevering these presents the receipt whereof he Doth 
hereby Acknowledge and himself to be therewith fully Sat- 
isfied Contented and paid and thereof and of every part and 
parcell thereof Doth hereby forever Acquit Exonerate Kelease 
and fully discharge him the Said Amos Pettit his heirs Ex- 
ecutors and Administraitors hath given granted Bargained 
Sold Remised Released assured and Confirmed and by these 

Page 397. 

presents doth give grant Bargain Sell Remise Release assure 
& confirm unto him the Said Amos Pettit and his heirs and 
assigns the House and About two Acres of Land where 
Jonathan Gorum now Lives Situate on the North Side of 
Hempstead Great plaius Bounded Southerly by the High- 
way thai Leads from Said House to Jamaica Notharly by 
a highway & Easterly by a highway that leads from Hemp- 
stead to Herricks also one other peice of Land Lying North- 
erly of the same Bounded as follows Beginning on the West 
Side of the highway that leads from Hempstead to Herricks 
at a Cross fence Standing Southarly from Henry Valentines 
now dwelling House from thence running Westerly as the 
Fence now Stands to a Highway Called Marvius path from 
thence runing Southarly by Said Marvius path uutill it 
Comes to the Highway that leads fronj the House where 
the Said Gorum Now Lives to Jamaica from thence runing 
Eastc^rl}' by Said Highway untill it ccnnes to the Highway 
that leads from Hempstead Town to Herricks from thence 
runing Northerly by the Last Mentioned Highway to the 
place of Ijeginiijg Containing al)out thirty Acres more or 
Less Togather with all and Singular the House Barne Gar- 
dens pastures Wood and Improvements with all and Singu- 
lar the Appurtenances with the Reversions and remainders 



134 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

thereof To Have and to hold all and Singular the Above 
hereby granted and released Lotts of Land and premises 
with Every of their Appurtenances unto the Said Amos 
Pettit and to his heirs and assigns to their Own proper Use 
Benitit and Behoof of him the Said Amos Pettit his heirs 
and Assigns forever and the Said James Gildersleve for 
himself his heirs Ex's & Admr's Doth hereby Covenant 
promis Grant and agree to and with the Said Amos Pettit 
and his heirs and Assigns in Manner and form following 
That is to ^ay that he the Said James Gildersleve at the 
Time of the Ensealing and Delevering of these presents 
was the true Sole and Lawfull owner of the heretofore 
granted Lauds and premises and Appurtenances and that 
he had in himself good right full power and Lawfull Author- 
ity to Sell and Dispose of the same in Manner aforesaid As 
also that the same is free and Clear from Intangelments or 
Incumbrances whatsoever and Lastly the said James Gil- 
dersleve the Said Lands and premises with their A])pur- 
tenances unto the > aid Amos Pettit and his heirs and 
Assigns against the Lawfull Claims of all Manner of person 
or persons shall and will Warrent and by these presents 
forever defend the Same In Witness Whereof I have here- 
unto Set my hand and Seal tlie Day and Year above 
Written 

Sealed and Delevered 

in the presents of James Gildersleve (S) 

Thomas Weekes 

John Everitt 



s. 



Queens } 
C ounty 3 

Be it remembred that on the IGtli day of Aj)ril 1782 Came 
personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the Judges 
of the Court of Common pleas in tt for Queens County 
aforesaid James Gildersleve the Grantor of this Instrument 
of Writing & Acknowledged that he Executed this Instru- 
ment of Writing as his Volentary act tt Deed which having 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 135 

Examined uiid findiug no Erasurs Nor Interliuations do 
alow the same to be recorded 

Yalentine H Petehs 



Page 398. 

This Indenture made tlie first day of March in the Year 
of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty one 
Between John Martin and his Wife Sarah Martin of the 
Township of Hempstead on Nausaw Ishmd in the province 
(jf New York Bhicksmith and John Berger farmer of the 
Towusliip of Jamaica of the other part Witneseth that the 
Said John Martin and Sarah his Wife for and in Considera- 
tion of the just and full Sum of Seven hundred and ten 
pounds Current money of New York to the Said John 
Martin and Sarah his Wife in hand Well and truly paid by 
the Said John Berger the recipt Avhereof the Said John 
Marti u and his Wife Sarah Martin do hereby Acknowledge 
and our Selves to be therewith fully Satisfied and Contented 
and paid and thereof and of Every parcell thereof do 
acquit Exonerate and fully Discharge him the Said John 
Berger his heirs Ex's forever by these presents. Hath Given 
granted Bargained Sold alienated Enfeoffed assured Con- 
veyed and Confirmed unto him the Said John Berger and 
his heirs and assigns forever all that Certain tract of 
Land lying and being in the Township of Hempstead 
and Jamaica on Nausaw Island and province of New 
York butted and bounded as follows Viz begining at 
the highway joyning to Anthony Ehoades's farm and 
runiug along the Said farm Easterly untill it Comes unto 
the Land of Ram Ramsons and from thence untill it Comes 
unto the Land formerly possesed by Richard Everitt and 
from thence A long the line of John Doughty's Westerly 
untill it Comes to the higliAvay from thence a Long Said 
highway to the place of begining Containing Seventy Acres 
More or Less Togather with all the buldings Orchards 



!-) 



136 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

With all and Singular the Improvements and Appurtenances 
unto the Said granted premises To Have and to hold all the 
said premises with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging 
unto him the Said 3 ohn Berger and his heirs and Assigns 
forever and wee the Said John Martin and Sarah his Wife 
do Covenant grant and agree for our Selves our heirs and 
Assigns to and with him the Said John Berger his heirs and 
Assigns that at the time of Ensealing and Delevery of these 
presents we the Said John Martin and Sarah Martin his 
Wif(i were the true and Lawfull Owners of the above granted 
and Bargained premises and had in our Selves good right 
full power to Sell and Dispose of the Same iu Manner 
aforesaid and that the Said John Berger his heirs and As- 
signs shall and may from time to time and forever here- 
after have hold Occupy and Eujoy all the aforesaid Demised 
premises free and Clearly Acquitted Exonerated and fully 
Discharged of and from all Manner of former Gifts Grants 
Mortguages and Incumbrances whatsoever and further we 
the Said John Martin and Sarah his Wife do Covenant and 
bind our Selves our heirs and assigns Executois Adminis- 
trators to Warrent and forever Defend all the above Granted 
premises Avith their Singular Appurtenances thereunto be- 
longing unto him the Said John Bergin his heirs and As- 
signs forever against the just and Lawfull Claim or Claims 
of any Manner of persons Whatsoever in Witness whereof 

Page 899. 

we the Said John Martin and Sarah his Wife hath hereunto 
Set our hands and fixed our seals the Day and Year first 
above Mentioned (the words, of persons, was interlined in 
the thirty first line from the top before the Ensealing and 
Delevery of these presents) 

Signed and Delevered 

in the presence of us John Martin (Sj 

William Valentine her 

Mathias Cooke Sarah :X: Martin (S) 

Mark. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 137 

Queeijs ) , 
County ^ ' • • • 

Be it remembred that on the 24th Day of A[)i'il 17S2 
Came ^personally before nie Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Cort of Common pleas for Queens County 
the Within Named John Martin and Acknowledged that he 
Executed this instrument of Writing as his Volentary Act 
and which having examined and finding No Erasures Nor 
Interliuations but what are noted do alow the Same to be 
recorded N:B: Sarah Martin the AVife afterwards Ac- 
knowledged the Deed 

Valentine H. Peters 

Enter'd & Compar'd With the Orrigimil by 

Valentine H. Peters Clrk 



This Indenture made the fifth day of March in the Year 
of our Lord Christ Seventeen hundred and Eighty two Be- 
tween William Biutis of Hempstead in Queens County and 
Province of New York njiller of the one part and Henry 
Conies of the Town County and province aforesaid Black- 
smith of the other part Witneseth that the Said William 
Burl is for and in Consideration of Seven hundred pounds 
good and Lawfull Money of New Yoik to him In hand paid 
by the Said Henr}' Comes on or before the Ensealing of 
these presents the Ilc^cipt whereof the Said ^\'illiam Burtis 
doth Owne and Acknowledge himself and himself to 1x3 
therewith fully Satisfied Contented and pjiid and thereof S: 
therefrom and of and from every part and parcell thereof 
hath Given Granted Alienated Conveyed Bargained and 
Sold and by these presents doth Give Grant alien Convey 
bargain and Sell unto him the Said Henry Comes his heirs 
and Assigns one Certain farm or Plantation whereon the 
Said William Burtis Now Liveth Situate in the Township 
of Hempstead abovesaid l)e the Number of Acres More 
or Less butted and l)oiinded as followeth (Vi/) the first 
part or parcell bounded North b}' A Certain lioad which 



138 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Seperates Said Laud from Land belonging to the Estate of 
John Johnson Lite of Hempstead deceased and land belong- 
ing to Pettits Eastward bj a Road that Leads to Michal 
Demotts Southward by Laud belonging to Said Michael 
DemottsLand and Westerly by the Road which Leads from 
Hempstead to Israll Smith's and Michael Demotts Mills 
Commonly Called Swamp Road Also Another piece or 
parcell of Land to the West of the Said Swamp Road 
that being the East bounds South by Land belonging to 
Said Michal Demott Westward by the Brook or Mill 
Stream and Northerly by Land belonging to the Above 
said Johnsons Estate Togather with all and Singular the 
Houses Barns Gardens Orchards fences wells of Water 
and Watering places Timber both Lying and Standing with 
all the Right Title Interest property CLiime and Demand 

Page 400. 

of him the Said William Burtis his heirs Executors Admin- 
istratoi-s and assigns forever To have and to hold all and 
Singular the above granted Land premises with every of 
their Hereditaments previleges and Appurtenances free and 
cleiir and freely and Clearly Discharged unto him the said 
Henry Comes his heirs Executors Administrators and assigns 
forever and the Said AVilliam Burtis iov himself his heirs Ex's 
and Admr's Doth Covenant and Agree to and with the Said 
Henry Comes his heirs in Manner and form following that 
is to Say that at the time of Executing these presents he 
the Said William Burtis was the true Sole and Lawfull 
Owner of all the above granted premises with Every of the 
Api)urtenances and had in himself good Right full power 
and Lawfull Authority to Sell and Dispose of the Same in 
Manner and form as aforesaid and Likewise that the Same 
is free and Clear from all former Gifts Grants bargains 
Leases Mortguages and all Other Incumbrances and In- 
tangelments Whatsoever and the Said Henry Comes his 
heirs and Assigns shall and May from time to time and at 
all times forever hereafter by Virtue of these presents have 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOIIDS. 139 

bold Use Occupy possess and Injoy all the above Granted 
Lands and premises Avith every of their Appurtenances as 
his and their only proper Estate of Inheritance in fee 
Simple and Lastly the Said William Bnrtis his heirs Exe- 
cutors Administraitors doth hereby promis and Agree to 
Warrent and forever defend the above j^ranted Lands and 
premises with every of their Ap])urtenances unto him the 
Said Henry Comes and his heirs Executors Administraitors 
and Assigns Against the just and Lawfull Claims Demands 
and pertence of any person or persons Whatsoever in 
Witness whereof the Said William Burtis hatli hereunto 
Set his hand and Seal the day and Year herein tirst above 
Written 

Signed Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence of William Burtis (S) 

William Stilwell 

MicHAL Demott Sarah Burtis (S) 

(Queens > , , 
County 5 "  

Be it Remembred that on the Day of 1782 

Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters a Judge of 
the Court of Common Pleas in and for Queens County 
aforesaid William Burtis and Sarah Burtis his Wife Grant- 
ors to this Instrument of Writing and Acknowledged that 
they Executed this Instrument of Writing as their Volen- 
tary Act and Deed the sd Sarah being by me Examined 
apart from her Said Husband Declared that She Executed 
the Same freely of her own Accord without any fear threats 
or Compultions from her Said Husband which Instrument 
having Examined I alow to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered and Compared with the Orriginal by 

Valentine H, Peters (Uk 



140 hempstead town records. 

Page 401. 

This ludeiiture made the twenty fifth day of the Second 
month Called February in the Year of Our Lord one thou- 
sand Seven hundred and Sixt}^ by and between Thomas 
Pearsall Israll Pearsall both of the Township of Oysterbay 
and Samuel Latham of Cow Neck in the Township of 
Hempstead all of Queens County on NausaAv Island in the 
province of New York all Executors of the Last Will and 
Testament of Nathaniel Pearsall Deceased of Cow Neck 
aforesaid of the one part and Adrian Onderdonk of Cow 
Neck of the Township of Hempstead in the County Island 
and province aforesaid of the other party Witneseth that 
Whereas the aforesaid Nathaniel Pearsall in and by his 
Last Will and Testament bearing date the fourth day of 
the Eighth Month Called August in the Year of Our Lord 
One thousand Seven hundred and lift}' and live Did Devise 
unto his aforesaid Executors Certain Lands with some 
Buldings & Improvements Lying on Cow Neck aforesaid 
as may more at Large Appear in and by the aforesaid Will 
and Testament which Said AVill being Approved by James 
De Lancy Esqr Lieutenant Governour of the province of 
New Y{n-k as may also Appear in and by the probate bear- 
ing date the Sixth day of June one thousand Seven hun- 
dred and fifty Eight to the Intent that the Said Lands itc 
be Sold to pay the Testators Debts Now know Ye that 
they the Said Thomas Pearsall Israll Pearsall and Samuel 
Latham Executors afore Named being Willing to fulfill the 
Trust Eeposed in us by the Testatcn' in the Said Last Will 
and Testament for and in the Consideration of the full and 
just sum of One thousand and fifteen pounds Eighteen 
Shillings of Good Current and Lawfull Money of the prov- 
ince of New York to them in hand well and truly paid by 
the aforesaid Adrian Onderdonk before the Ensealing 
hereof the receipt they the Said Thomas Pearsall Israll 
Pearsall and Samuel Latham do thereby Acknowledge And 
themselves therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 141 

and thereof and therefrom Doth Acquit release and fully 
Discliarfjje hira the Said Adrian Onderdonck his heirs 
Executors and Adniinistraitors and Each and Evtuv of 
them forever by these presents have Bargained Sold Con- 
veyed and Confirmed and l)y these presents do fully freely 
and Clearly and Absolutely Bari^ain Sell Convey and Con- 
firm unto the Said Adrian Onderdonck his heirs & assi_<>iis 
forever Several peices of Lands with the Improvements 
thereunto belonging Situate Lying and being on Cow Neck 
aforesaid the first peice is Butted and Bounded as follow- 
etli begining at the South West Corner joyning the Water 
Side and then runing by Thomas Thorns Laud South 
Eighty Degrees East five Chains to a small .gate thence 
South eighty two degrees East Six Chains and fifty Links 
thence east four Degrees and three quaters South twenty 
five Chains and Sixty Links to the Northeast Corner of 
Thomas Thorns Homestead at the Highway leading from 
the Meeting House to Samuel Lathams Mill and thence 
North thirty Six Degrees and one half West Nineteen 
Cliaine and fifty Links by the West side of the Highway 

Page 402. 

thence Continuing by Said Highway North thirty Degrees 
and one half West Nine Chaine and Ninty Links to or Near 
a Gate and thence from the Gate runing South fifty five 
Degrees and one quater West twelve Chains and twelve 
Links and one half to a Walnut Sapling Standing below 
the Hill and thence South Seventy Seven Degrees West 
four Chaine and Ninty nine Links to a Locus Tree Marked 
Standing Near the North West Corner of a Garden and 
from the Said Locus Tree runing South Sixty Eight Degrees 
and one quater West to the Corner of the Meadow fence 
and thence West ten Degrees South four Chains and thence 
South fifteen Degrees and one half West two Chains A- Eighty 
four Links and thence South Sixty Degrees and one half 
East four Chains and Nineteen Links of Chain and thence 



142 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

South uiue Degrees AVest iive Cliaine & Eighty Eight Links 
of Chain to tlae place of Beginiug at the South West Corner 
of this Land & Thomas Thorns North West Corner 
Bounded in general Terms on the South by Thomas 
Thorns Land on the East by the Highway on the North 
by Land unsold Devised in the above Becited Will to one 
of the Testators Sous Bounded on the West by Cow Bay 
Containing within the above Described Bounds fifty Acres 
and one half and Eighteen Rods of Land Togather with 
all the Buldings Timber Trees woods and Improvements 
Belonging theirnnto as also all the right Tittle and Inter- 
est of the Meadow Marsh and Creek thatch that Lyes at 
the West end of the above Described peice of Land that 
Lyes within reinge of the North and South Bounds runing 
Westerly to the Low Water Mark that did Belong to the 
Testator Nathaniel Pearsall in his Lifetime and at the time 
of his Decease Comprised in the Bounds aforesaid and 
also all the Bight Interest and Privilidge that the Said 
Nathaniel Pearsall Died Seized off in the Higlnvay joyning 
to the East End of the above Described peice of Land 
Togather with one other peice of Land Situate Lying and 
being on Cow Neck aforesaid Bounded as followeth Be- 
gining at the Soiitli W(-st Corner at or Near a gate on the 
North (jf the Highway that goes a Cross the head of the 
Neck and on the East Side of the Highway that Leads 
from the Meeting House to Samuel Lathams Mill and 
thence Ituning East five Degrees and one half North twenty 
Eight Chains and Seventy live Links of Chains to the North 
Side of the Highway to a Walnut Sapling John AlBurtis 
his South west Corner of his AVood Land and thence by 
the North Side of his Wood Land North two Degrees and 
one quater West Nine Chains and Sixty Links of Chaine 
thence East three Degrees and one quater North five 
Chains and Eighty nine Links then North Seven Degrees 
and one half AVest one Chain and twenty Seven Links 
thence East Eight Degrees North five Chains and Sixty 
two Links to a peice of Wood Land belonging to Thomas 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 143 

Tliorue and thence b}^ liis Laud North Nine Degrees West 
twelve Chaine and twelve Links and one half by Said 
Thorns Land thence Continuing the Same Course three 
Chains and Eighteen Links thence West live Degrees and 
three t^uaters South twenty four Rods and three ijuaters 

Page 403. 

thence North Eight Degrees West Seven Chaine and Sixt.y 
two Links and one half to other Land belonging to Thomas 
Thorne thence West five Degrees and one half South one 
Hundred and fifty two Rods and One half to the East Side 
of the highway and thence Soutliarly along the East Side 
of the Highway South nine Degrees and one half East Six 
Chains and thirty Links thence South twenty three De- 
grees and three quaters East one Chain and fifty Liidcs 
thence South ten Degrees East fifteen Chains and Niiit}' 
Links thence South twenty Degrees and one quater East 
ten Chains to the place of begining at the gate the South 
West Corner Containing in this piece (Excluding the 
Meeting House Ground) one hundred and twenty four 
Acres and thirty Seven Square Rods of Land being 
Bounded on the South and West Mostly on the Highway 
on the North jjartly on the Land Sold to James Hewlett 
and partly by Land belonging to Thomas Thorne and on 
the East l)y other Lands Togather with all the Tindjer 
Trees Woods Under Woods fences fields Inclosurs and 
other Rights and priviliges thereunto belonging (the Meet- 
ing House always Excepted and the Land theirunto be- 
longing) Containing in both peices of Land one hundred 
and Seventy four Acres and three quaters and fifteen 
Square Rods of Land To Have and to Hold all the above 
Bargained Lands buildings <fe Improvements to tln^ Same 
belonging or in any kind Ap])ertaiuing unto him the Sd 
Adrian Onderdunck his heirs and assigns forever tt) the 
only ])roper use benifit and behoof of him the Said Adrian 
Onderdonck his heirs and Assi<i;ns forever an<l thev the 



144 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Said Thomas Pearsall Israll Pearsall and Samuel Latham 
Doth Covenant Each for himself and Not one of them for 
the Other that Each of their Respective heirs and Execu- 
tors to and with him the Said Adrian Onderdonck his heirs 
and Assigns that the Said Adrian Onderdonck his heirs 
and Assi<>;ns shall and may by force and Virtue of these 
presents Have hold Occupy Command Enjoy and freely 
possess all the above Bargained premises with all and Sin- 
gnlar the Appurtenances free and Clear and fieely and 
Clearly Acquitted Rchnised and fully Discharged of and 
from all Gifts grants bargains Sails and Incumbrances had 
Made Acted or done by the Said Executors or any of them 
Respectively Sence the time of the Decease of the Said 
Nathaniel Pearsall as Executors So as to Defeat or Make 
void this present Sale and Further More the Sd Thomas 
Pe;irsall Israll Pearsall & Samuel Latham do Each for 
themselves respectively and Not one of them for the Other 
Covenant and Agree to Warrent and Defend ail the above 
Bargained premises with all the Appurtenances Rights and 
Privilidges therennto Belonging unto him the Said Adrian 
Onderdonck his heirs and assigns forever against them- 
selves respectively and against the heirs of the aforenamed 
Dec'd Nathaniel Pearsall and against all other persons 
Claiming from by or under them or Either of them as 
Executors in Manner as above Expressed & Against all 

Page 404. 

persons Claiming under and from the aforenamed De- 
ceased Nathaniel Pearsall In Witness hereunto the Said 
Thomas Pearsall Israll Pearsall and Samuel Latham have 
hereunto Set their hands and fixed their Seals the Day and 
Year above Written Memorandom that the Word (West, 
between the twenty fifth and twenty Sixth Lines: the words 
and Eighteen rods Between the twenty Seventh and Twenty 
Eighth Lines and the words, and three quaters, Between 
the forty Sixth and fort}' Seventh Lines all Interlined be- 
fore Signed and also and against all persons Claiming 



HEMl'STEAD TOWN EECORDS. 145 

under and from the aforenamed Deceased Nathaniel Pear- 
sail, Near the bottom Interlined before Signed) 
Sealed and Delevered 

in the presence of Thomas Peausall (S) 

Hend'k Ondeudonck 

Thomas Alsop Israel Pearsall (S) 

Samuel Willis 

Samuel Latham (S) 

Memorandom that on the 2C)tli Day of febrnary 17(30 
then Thomas Pearsall Israll Pearsall and Samuel Latham 
all grantors in this present Deed personally appeared be 
fore me Daniel Kissam one of his Majesties assistant Judges 
of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County assigned 
and Acknowledged the above Written Deed to be their free 
and Volleutary Act and Deed and having Examined the 
Same and tinding No other rasurs or Interlinations other 
then what are already Notified Do allow the Same to be 
recorded 

Daniel Kissam. 

Enter'd and Compared with the orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clerk 



To all Christian people to whom these presents shall 
Come know Ye that we Obediah Valentine Jacob Valen- 
tine and Henry Valentine all of Hempstead in queens 
County on Nausaw Island within the province of New York 
Yeoman for and in the Consideration of the sum of one 
hundred and Eight pounds Current Lawfull Money of the 
province aforesaid to us in hand paid or Secured to be paid 
by John Jackson of the Town County and province afore- 
said Yeoman the receipt wlnu'cof we do hereby Acknowledge 
and our Selves therewith fully saiistied Contented and paid 
and thereof and of every part and parcell thereof do exon- 
erate Accjuit and fully discharge him the Said John Jack- 
son his heirs Executors and Administraitors forever by 



146 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

tliese presents Hath Given Granted bargained Sold Alien- 
ated Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents do 
freely fully and alisolntely Give Grant bargain Sell alien 
Convey and Confirm unto the Said John Jackson his heirs 
and Assigns forever one Certain Tract or peice of Salt 
Meadow Lying on the South Side of the Island Lying on 
the East Side a Certain Neck Called Little Neck bounded 
on the east by a Creek that parts Great Neck and little 
Neck bounded on the North b}^ a Little creek that runs 
into the aforesaid Creek that parts the necks bounded on 
the West partly by Upland and partly by Samuel Titus his 
Meadow and partly by Silas Titus his Meadow bounded 
on the South to a Lott of Meadow formerly belonging to 
Thomas Balding with all our Rights in the U})land on the 
Neck aforesaid with twenty Length of fence that was Made 

Page 405. 

for the Security of the Neck aforesaid To Have and to 
Hold the Said Granted premises with all the Appurtenances 
previliges and Commodities unto the Same belonging or in 
Any Wise Appertaining To him the Said John Jackson his 
heirs and assigns forever to his and their Only proper Use 
Benefit and Behoof forever and we the Said Obediah Val- 
entine Jacob Valentine and Henry Valentine for our Selves 
our heirs Executors and Administraitors Do Covenant 
promis and Grant to and with the Said John Jackson his 
heirs & assigns that before the Ensealing hereof we are the 
true Sole and Lawfull Owners of the above Bargained 
premises and am Lawfully Seized and possesed of the Same 
in our Owne proper Bight as a Good perfect and Absolute 
Estate of Inheritance in fee Simpel and have in Our Selves 
good Right full power and Lawfull Authority to Grant 
Bargain Sell Convey and Confirm the said Bargained 
premises in Manner as abovesaid and that the Said John 
Jackson his heirs and assigns Shall And May from time to 
time and at all times forever hereafter by Virtue of these 
presents Lawfully peaceably and queitly have hold use 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 14t 

Oocii]>y possess and Iiijov tlie Said Demised and Bargained 
premises with the Appurtenances free and Clear aud freely 
and Clearly Acquitted Exonerated and Discharged of and 
from all and all Manner of former Gifts Grants Bargains 
Sales Leases Mortgnages Wills Intailes Joynters Dowers 
Judgments Executions and Incumbrances and Troubles 
whatsoever and we the Said Obediah Valentine Jacob Val- 
entine & Henry Valentine Do further Covenant and bind 
our Selves our heirs Executors & Administraitors firmly by 
these presents to Warrent and Defend the Said John Jack- 
son his heirs and Assigns in Queit and peaceable possession 
of all and Singular the Said Granted premises Against the 
just and Lawfull Claims of any person or persons AVhatso- 
ever In Witness whereof we have hereunto- Set to Our 
hands and fixed Our Seals this twenty first day of Febru- 
ary Annoq Domini Seventeen hundred and forty four five 
N. B. their is one quater part of the Lott of Meadow that 
formerly belonged to Petei' Titus that belongs to Thomas 
Valentine and one quater part of the Remainder as also 
belongs to the Said Thomas Valentine AVhich Lyeth within 
the Bounds of this Deed which is Not Sold within this 
Deed this Done before the Ensealing and Delevery 

Sealed & Delevered 

in the Presence of Obediah Valentine (S) 

Jacob Seaman 
Zebulun Seaman Jacob Valentine (S) • 

Henry Valentine (S) 

Queens ^ , , 
County ^ 

Be it Remembred that on the 30th Day of Novem- 
ber 1782 Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters 
one of the Grantors of this Instrument of Writing Henrv 
Valentine And Acknowledged that he Executed the same 
as his Volentary Act (t Dec^l And also Made Oath that he 
Saw the Other Grantors O bediah Valentine Aud Jacob 



148 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Valentine Execute tlie same as their Volentary act & Deed 
Which having Examined I allow to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 
a Judge of the 
Court of Common 
pleas for Queens 
County aforesaid 

Enter'd & Compared With the Orriginal by 

Valentine H. Peters Clk 



Page 406. 

This Indenture made the third Day of May in the Year 
of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Seventy Nine Between 
Silvaniis Beadle of Hempstead in Queens County in the 
province of New York of the one part and Hezekiah Bedle 
of the Same place on the Other part Witneseth for and in 
the Consideration of the Sura of two hundred pounds Law- 
full Money of New York the recipt is hereby acknowledged 
& himself therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid and 
thereof and of Every part and parcell thereof Doth hereby 
forever Acquit Release and fully Discharge the Said Heze- 
kiah his heirs Executors and Administraitors forever by 
these presents Doth Grant Bargain Sell and Convey unto 
the Said Hezekiah Beadle and to his heirs and assigns for- 
ever all that one Certain Tract of Land formerly belonging 
to Jeremiah Beadle's Homestead all the above Mentioned 
Mesuage Tenament Lotts of Land and premises bounded 
Easterly by the Highway that Leads to St Georges Church 
to the House that Abraham Beadle once Lived Northerly 
by Silvanus Beadell's Laud Westerly partly by Isaac 
Beadle's Land and partly by Silvanus Beadle's Land and 
Southarly partly by John Simoson's Land and partly by 
the aforesaid Highway Containing about twenty Acres be 
the Same more or Less togather with all and Singular the 
houses out-Houses Barnes Stables Gardens Orchards fences 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 140 

pasturs and Improvements with all and Every of the Ap- 
purtenances unto the same belonging or in any Wise Ap- 
pertaining To Have and to hold the Said Mesuage Tena- 
ment Lotts of Land and premises with all and Every of the 
Appurtenances unto the Said Hezekiah Beadle and to his 
heirs and assigns to the only proper use Benefit and behoof 
of him the Said Hezekiah Bedell and his heirs and assigns 
forever So that Nither I the Said Silvanus Bedle nor mv 
heirs nor any Other person or persons for me or them or 
any in my or their Names have Challeng Claim any Eight 
Tittle Interest and Demand of in and to the Same premises 
and Every of them Shall well be Utterly Excluded and 
debarred forever by these presents Lastly that the Said 
Silvanus Beadle has Good Eight Tittle to Dispose of the 
same in fee Simple and will forever Defend the same to 
him the Said Hezekiah Bedell his heirs and Assigns in 
Witness hereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal the 
Day and Year herein Eitten 

Sealed and Delevered 

In the presence of Silvanus Beadle (S) 

Samuel Carmon 

Benjamin Barker 



Queens > 
County y ' ' 

Be it remembred that on the '21st D;iy of December 17S'2 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of tlie 
Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens County 
Silvanus Beadle the within Named Grant(jr to this Instru- 
ment of Writing and Acknowledged that he executed the 
Same as his Volentary Act and Deed which having pe- 
rused I alow to be recorded 

Valentine H. Peters 

Entered and Comi)ared with the Orriginal 

By Valentine H. Peters Clk 



150 hempstead town iiecoiids. 

Page 407. 

Att the Annual ToAvn Meeting held in Hempstead the 
first tusday in Aprill 1783 then the under Named persons 
was Chosen Town officers to Serve for the Year ensuing 
(to Wit) 

Samuel Clowes Esqr Supervisor 

David Beadle & Charles Titus Constables aud Colectors 

Peter Titus George Hewlett, Merrock, and James Smith, 
herricks. Corn's for Laying out H'ghways 

Benjamin Lester & Justice Beadle Apprisors of Intested 
Estates 

John Dorlou Henry Wolley & Kichard Wiggens fence 
Vewers 

Cap't Timothy Cornell, Benjamin Lester, Eich'd Town- 
si ud & Jn'o Morrell Assessors 

Nehemiah Sammons & James Poole Penders 

Justice Clowes, Justice Beadle & Joseph Hall Trustees 

Valentine H. Peters Town Clerk 

Cap'n Sam'l Seaman, George Hewlett, Merrock, Jos Pet- 
tit, Silvanus E Smith Beujamin Tredwell, Sam'l Cannon, 
William Rushmore, Jonathan Gildersleve, John Dorlon, 
Joseph Beadle, William Pearsall, Jacob Williams, Cap'n 
Timothy Cornell, Martin Vanostiaudt, Aaron Vanostrandt, 
Ben Hicks, Cap't Charles Cornell, Daniel Totfee, Samuel 
Davanport, Embree Hewlett, John Cannon, Jackson Mott, 
Jerry Robins, John Burtis, Sho, Benjamin Kissam, Adam 
Mott, John Allin & James Pine 

This is to Certifie that at the request of Petrus Onder- 
donk of Cow Neck we have Examined the Hiirhwav which 
runs between his land and the land of William Salts which 
he purchaised of Robert Sutton and find it to run from the 
North West Corner of the Said AVilliam Salts Land South 
nine Degrees East twenty rods Agreeable to a Survey made 
by Samuel WiUis the 'iVth of march 1730 Do order the 
Same to be recorded two rods wide on the Town Records 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 151 

of Hempstead as Witness our liauds tliis 14 Day of April 
Amio Domini 1783 

James Smith 
George Hewlett 

Entered and Compared With the Orriginal 

Valentine H, Peters Town Clk 



Page 408. 

At a Town Meeting hehl in Hempstead the 22d of De- 
cember 1783 Being the first that was held by Authority un- 
der the State of New York the under Named Persons AVas 
Chosen Town Officers to Serve uutill the next Annual Town 
meeting (to Witt) 

Adrian Onderdonck Supervisor 

John Searing Son of Dan'l & John Burtis Son of John 
Constables and Collectors 

Peter Onderdonck, Abraham Schenck and Benjamin 
Everit Commisinoners for Laying out Highways 

John Allen Junr and Charles Cornell, Success, Apprisers 
of Intestate Estates 

Andries Hegerman, Charles Hicks, William Cornell, 
Fos't, and Isaac Hendrickson fence viewers 

John Hendrickson, Walter Scudemore, Nethaniel Sea- 
man, Martin Schenck, AVilliani Cornell, William Valentine, 
John Williams, Richard Thorne, & John Elli-on. Assessors 

Gilbert Cornell, Success, and Jeremiah Beedle, Hemp- 
stead, Penders. 

Samuel Way, Richard Valentine and Gilbert Searing 
Trustees 

Overseers of Highways Caleb Cornell, Andries Hege- 
man Daniel AV Kissani AVilliam Valentine, John* ]\i,itchell, 
Charles Cornell, Jacol) Searing, Richard Seaman, Jacob 
Valentine, William Loynes Junr, John Burtis, fostersmed. 



152 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Joseph Scudemore, Peter Sniitli, Samuel Combs, Zebulon 
Seaman, 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

Entered by John Schenck 

Clerk 



At a Town Meeting held in Hempstead 24th of January 
1784 the following Persons Were Chosen to Make Provi- 
sion for the Poor (to Wit) 

Colin John Sands, John Allen Junr, John Hendrickson, 
Sen'r, Nethaniel Seaman & Richard Valentine 

At the Same time the fo]lo\viug Votes Passed unanimous 
1st That the Above Persons are Empowered to put out 
the Poor or make Provision for them the best way they 
Can for the Advantage of the Town untill the first of May 
Next and that A Majority be Empowered to Act Secondly 
that the Above Persons Cause Stephen Carman who kept 
the Poor Last Year to Render An Account of what he has 
Expended for the Maintainance of the poor last year be- 
longing to the^Town, and to Enquire Mhether they are ns 
well Cloathed as they was when be took them thirdly 
That the Above Chosen Persons are Authorised to Demand 
and Receive the Collectors Bocjks of the vear 1783 and 
Settle with the Said Collectors juid Give their Receipts for 
the Books Avhich Shall be a Sufficient Security to the Col- 
lectors, and further to EmpoAver the New Collectors to 
Collect in the Taxes that are not Already Paid, and the. 
Monies So Collected to be Paid unto the Above persons & 
their Receipts Shall be a Sufficient Security further the 
Above Persons are Empowered to Settle With Stei)l]en 
Carman and Pay him ont of the Above Monies what may 
Seem Reasonable to them. Likewise that they make him a 
Reasonable Allowance for his Trouble and Apply the over- 
plus if any to the Support of the Poor 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 153 

And US mauy of the Peoi)le of the Township are Dissat- 
isfj'd with tlie Expenditure of their money For some Time 
back, Therefore for the Satisfaction of the People and that 
Justice may be Done 

Voted fourthly that the above named Persons are au- 
thorized to make enquiry into the Receipts and the Ex- 
penditures of the Publick mone}^ from the Year 1776 to this 
Day both Included and for that Purpose the Above men 
are Authorised to Call upon any Person or Persons for 
Papers accounts Tax books or any Information llespecting 
the Above business and that the Above Persons Shall 
make Report of their proceedinj^s at the next Annual Town 
meeting. And also that they Shall be Allowed A Reason- 
able Recompence for their Trouble and Expeuces by the 
Town. 

A true Copy taken from the Orriginals 

By John Schenck 

Town Clerk 



Page 409. 

At A T(nvn meeting held in Hempstead on the First 
Tuesday in April 1784 

The Poor masters or Persons Chosen at a Townmeeting 
Held at this Place the '24th of January 1784 made Rei)ort 
of their Proceedings Agreeable to Order 

it was agreed by the major Vote that the Town Do ful- 
fill the Contract that Stephen Carman made with tlie Ves- 
try last year for maintaining the Poor on Ct)n(lition that he 
the Said Carman make their Reding and Cloathing as good 
as it was when he Received it. 

it was Likewise Voted that the Rtsverend mr Cuting he 
})aid £80 out of the Tax that was hud on the Town last 
year it being the full of his Salary yet Due for that year 
and as there is a bill before the Legislature for Dividing 



154 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

tills Towuslilp Into two Townships which bill it is Likely 
will be Soon Passed into a Law 

it was further Voted by the major vote that this Town- 
meetiuj^ be adjourned until Next Tuesday 13th of April 
then to be held at this Place for the purpose of Choosing 
the usual and necessary town officers and the Next Day 
being the 14th to be held at Searing Town at the House of 
Samuel Searing for North Hempstead for the Same Pur- 
pose 

The above Proceedings Entered by 

John Schenck - Town Clerk 



At a Town meeting held at Hempstead according to Ad- 
journment the 13th day of april 1784 and the Town being then 
Divided into Two towns, after the Town officers for South 
Hempstead were Chosen the Townmeeting Chose by major 
Vote John Hendrickson Sn'r & Nathaniel Seaman as a 
Committee to associate with a Committee to be Chosen by 
the Town of North Hempstead for the Purpose of Dividing 
the Poor and Poor house of the two Towuslii])s and what 
other Matters May Relate to the Present Poor, and in Case 
they Cannot agree that then they Shall Choose Indifferent 
men in other Towns to Settle those Matters 

Entered by John Schenck Clerk 



At a Townmeeting held in North Hempstead for the 
Above Purjjose the 14th Day of April Agreeable to Ad- 
journment there was Chosen by Major Vote Col'nl John 
Sands and Richard Valentine Esqr for the Same Purpose of 
Dividing the Poor, Poor House &c which Committees have 
agreed as follows Viz 

first agreed that all money Collected and all that is now on 
the Collectors books yet to be Collected is to go towards 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



155 



Paying the Expeuces of tbe Towu before it was Divided, 
and if auj money be over when all is Paid to be Equally 
Divided between the two towns, if any wautinjj; to beEqiial- 
ly Paid by Each Town, and all the other Expences of the 
Poor to be Equally Paid by Each town untill the first Day 
of May 1784. 

Secondly agreed that the Poor House with all the House- 
hold furnituie belonging to it, be Equally Divided between 
the two Towns, it is further agreed that the Cage is to be- 
long to the Town of South Henqjstead, that a Small House 
Standing Over Merrock River is to belong to North Henq:>- 
stead with all the Rents and all the Priviledges thereunto 
belonging 

thirdly agreed that if any thing more Belonging to the 
Town Concerning the Poor hereafter and not Divided it 
shall l)e Equally Divided between the two Towns 

the above Euter'd l)y 

John Schenck T'u Clerk 



Page 

A List of the Poor Belong- 
ing to North Hempstead 
Sarah Crispin 
Catharine Smith 
Rachel Stivers 
Mary Tice (so Call'd) 
Mary Baker 
Jjine Frances 
William Smith's Child 
Damast Baldwin A- ('hild 
David Smith A: Wife 
John (lolden & AVife 
John Oakly 
Samuel Green's 2 Children 



410. 

A List of the Poor Behmg- 
ing to South Hempstead 

James Burtis 

William Miller 

John Hall 

Solomon Seaman 

Phebe Mason 

ThoiUMS Evens 

Massee Glover 

Widow Losee Child 

Phebe Fowler A- Ann De- 
mott's Child 

Hanmdi Webb's 2 Chil- 
dren 



156 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Ambrose Seaman 1 Child Adam Brass & Elizabeth 

Catharine Beedle A: Child Frances 

Stephen Wood and family Edward Yarity 

Sarah Beedle John Carman's 3 Children 

Elisabeth Lawrence' Child John Seaman 

Widow Stilwell's Child 
George Baldwin's Child 
Child at Sammons 
Sarah Abrams 
Sarah Ralph Sqnali 
A boy at Stilwells @ / 40 
Pr. year 

These are to Certify that we the Subscribers Being ap- 
pointed by Each Town to make Division of the Poor Charg- 
able while A United Town, and Each Town to take Charge 
and Maintain their poor Agreeable to the Said Poor list at 
the Said Division and AVhereas North Hempstead do Dis- 
charge SoTith Hempstead of all the poor Annexed to the 
List of North Hempstead, and South Hempstead do Like- 
wise Discharge North Hempstead of all the poor Annexed 
to the List of South Hempstead, as Witness Each of us 
our hands the twenty Second Day of A})ril in the year of 
our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty 
four 1784 

Nath'nl Seaman 
John Sands 
Richard Valentine 
John Hendrickson 

Comj)ared With the Original and Entered by 

John Schenck 

Town Clerk 

A Record of Ear Marks 

May 27th 176G or 7 

Benjamin Gildersleve his Mark A Latch tfe half penny 
under the oil" Ear 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 157 

Abijali Beadle his Mark a Slitt iu the Near Ear & a half 
penny under Each Ear 

Jacob Beadle, of Daniel, his Mark a Slitt in the off Ear 
& a half penny under Each Ear 

Abijah Beadle his Mark a half penny the fore side of the 
off Ear it a half penny under the Near 

Richard Ellison his Mark a Slitt in the oft" Ear tt two 
Nicks under the Near Ear 

Wm Hicks, sou of Charles, a swallow fork in the off Ear 
& two Nicks under the Near Ear 

Charles Hicks, son of Isaac, a swallow fork in Each Ear 

Cornelius Van Nostrandt his Mark a Swallow fork in the 
off Ear & a half penny (k Nick fore Side the Near Ear 

JoIju Sprag a Swallow fork in the off Ear & a Crop of 
the Near Ear & 2 Slitts in the Same 

John Martin a Crop in the Near & a Nick under the 
Same a Slitt in the off a Nick Each side ye Same 

Benj'n Robins a Latch under Each Ear <t a half penny 
under the off' & a hole in the Near Ear 

John Deryeo a Crop & a hole in the Near Ear 

Uriah Beadle a half penny under Each Ear S: a Slitt in 
the off Ear & a Nick the fore Side the Same 

Mikeal D Mott a Crop of Each Ear & a half penny un- 
der the off' Ear 

Henry Comes a flower D Luce in the off Ear tt a half 
penny Each Side the Near Ear 

Micajah Comes a flower D Luce iu the off Ear A: a half 
penny the fore Side the Same 

John R. Smith, Merock, a Crop of the off Ear & a half 
l)enuy under the Same & a Nick under it tt a Latch the 
fore Side the Near Ear 

Mai'tin Scanck Junr a (!i-op of tlui off Ear <S: a Nick the 
fore Side the Near Ear 



158 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

John Smith, son of Ben, Crop of tlie off Ear & a hole in 
it <fe a Latch the fore Side the Near Ear 

Dr Benj'ii Tredwell a Crop of Each Ear & a litt in Each 
Ear 

Peter Titus a Latch the fore side the off Ear & a half 
penny Each side the Same 

Henry Titus, liis son, a slitt in the off* Ear ct a half pen- 
ny Each Side the Same 

Tho's Jackson a Slope and a half penny uuder the off' 
Ear 

Eich'd Mathews a Crop of the off' Ear & a half penny un- 
der the Same and a Latch and half penny under the Near 
Ear 

William Valentine, of Jacob, a Nick uuder Each Ear & a 
hole in the Near Ear 

John Hicks Jur a Latch the fore Side the off Ear &: a 
half penny under the Same & two half pennys under the 
Near Ear 

Mikeel DMott, blacksmith, a Crop & two holes in the off' 
Ear 

Adam Mott his Mark is a Latch uuder the off Ear a half 
pemjy under the Near Ear & a half a flower DLuce the fore 
Side the Same 

Jacob Seaman, Jerusalam, a Swallow fork of the Near 
and a Nick under the off Ear 

John Titus a Slitt in the off Ear & two half pennys tlie 
fore Side the Same 

Thomas Seaman, his Son Jacob, a Latch the fore Side 
the Near Ear and a half penny Each Side the off Ear 

Thomas Seaman a Latch the fore Side the Near Ear and 
a half penny under the Same a half penny Each Side the 
off Ear 

John Seaman a Latch the fore Side the off Ear and a 
half penny under the Same and a half penny Each Side 
the Near Ear 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS, 159 

Benjamin Stimis a Swallow fork in the oif Ear & a Crop 
of the Near and a Hole in Each Ear 

Samuel Smith, of David, a Latch nnder the off Ear A' a 
half penny the fore Side the Near 

Joseph Beadle, of Sam, a Swallow fork in the of Ear & a 
half peny the fore Side the Same & a Nick under tlie half 
peny & a half peny under the Near Ear 

The Ear Mark of John Vanostraudt is a Swallow fork in 
the off Ear & a Latch the fore Side the Near Ear 

Ferdeuandus Sedam his a Swallow fork in Each Ear 

James Burtis, of Ordiian, is three half penueys under the 
Near Ear and a half penny under the off Ear 

James Froast, Son of Isaac Froast, his Mark a Crop of 
Each Ear & a half penny Each Side Each Ears 

Richard Titus Esqr a Latch the fore Side the off Ear & 
a half penny under -the Same 

Widow Amey Smith a Swallow fork in the off Ear S: a 
half penny & a Nick the fore Side the Near Ear 

Daniel Briukerhoff a Swallow fork in the off Ear S: two 
half pennys the of Side of Each Ear 

1769 Samuel Rainor a Crop of the Near Ear S: a Slitt 
in the Same 

Thomas Smith, Son of Richard, is a Latch under the 
Near & a Latch the fore Side of the off Ear ct a Nick under 
the Same 

Elijah Smith, son of Rli'd, is a Latch under the Near Ear 
& a Latch the fore Side the of Ear it a hole in the Near 
Ear 

John Smith, Son of Rich'd, is a Latch under the Near 
Ear & a Latch the fore Side the off Ear & a Nick under the 

Near 

Jacob Totten a Latch under the Near Ear and a Latch 
the fore Side the off Ear <fe a hole in the off" Ear 



160 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Simon Sands a Slitt in Each Ear & two half ]^ennys the 
fore Side the off Ear and a half penny the fore Side the 
Near Ear 

Micah Jackson, Son of Pvicliard Junr, a Latch the fore 
Side the off Ear & a Nick under the Same <t a Slitt in the 
Near Ear & a half penny nnder the Same 

Joseph Valentine, Son of Joseph, a half penny the foie 
Side the Near Ear & a half penny under the oft* Ear 

Daniel Smith Jur A Latch & half penny under Each Ear 

Earn He^eman a Imlf penny under the Near Ear t'c a half 
penny Each Side the Oft' Ear 

Isaac Smith a Crop of the oft" Ear & a half penny under 
the Near Ear 

Amos Shaw a Latch imder the Near Ear S: a half penny 
the fore Side the of Ear 

Jordon Lawrence a Crop of Each Ear tt a Slitt in the oft' 
Ear 

Timothy Smith, of John, a Crop of the oft' Ear & a Nick 
the fore Side the Same & a half penny under the Near Ear 

November 6 1769 

Joseph Doty a Square [ij in the Near Ear 
Isaac Seaman a half penny ct Nick under the Near Ear 
Gilbert Van AVyck 

John Pettet, Son of Increes, a flower DLuce & hole in 
the Near Ear ct a Nick under the Same 

John Holms three half pennjs the fore Side Each Ear 

Jeremiah Robins Junr a Latch under Each Ear S: a half 
penny under the off Ear and a half penny the fore Side the 
Near Ear 

John Burtis, Son of Adrian, three half pennys the under 
Side the Near Ear 

William Smith, Son of William, a Crop of the off Ear tV: 
a Slitt iu it cfe a hole in the Near Ear 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. iGl 

James Pettet, Sou of Increes, a hole iu Each Ear i^' a 
flower DLuce in the Near Ear 

Wilh'am Pool a hole in the off Ear 

Benjamin Heaveland, Son of the Late Benjamin Hevi- 
land Dec'd a Crop of the Near Ear and a hole in the Same 
and two Nicks the fore Side the off Ear 

Cornell R Smith Jur is a Crop of the off Ear \' a half 
penny under the Same ct a Latch under the Near 

Robert Valentine a Latch under the off' Ear it a Slope 
under the Near Ear & a half penny the fore Side the Same 

John Vauostraudt a Swallow fork in the Near Ear ct; a 
Nick the fore Side the off Ear 

Isaac Smith, son of William Smith, a nick under the 
Near Ear 

Benjamin Waters a Crop of the off' Ear & a half penny 
Each Side the Near Ear 

Carmon Dorlon a Latch & half penny under the Near 
Ear 

Benjamin Wright a half penny under the off Ear A: a 
Nick in the half penny 

David Wright a half penny under the Near Ear & a Nick 
in the Same half penny 

Silas Hicks a Swallow fork in the off' Ear tt two half 
pennys the fore Side the Same and a Slitt in the Near Ear 

Jonathan Cornelius a Latch the fore side the off Ear and 
a half penny Each Side the Same & a Latch under the Near 
Ear 

Elijah Spragg a Latch the fore Side the Near Ear & a 
half penny under Each 

Timothy Smith Esqr a Crop of the off Ear and a half 
penny Each Side the Near Ear 

Eldert Van Wyck a Latch and half penny under the off 
Ear A' a Latch and a half penny the fore Side the Near Ear 



162 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS, 

Barnt Yau Wyck Crop of the Near Ear & a Slope under 
tlie off & a half penn}- the fore Side Each Ear 

William Joues Ju a Latch fore side off Ear & a half pen- 
ny Each side the Near 

Silvanus Smith, of Ricli'd, A Latch under Near Ear Crop 
of off Ear & Slit in it 

Andrew Skidmore Ju three half pennys under Each Ear 

Isaac Mott A Slipe the fore Side the off Ear & a half 
penny the fore side 

James Waters A Crop of the off Ear & 2 holes in Near 
Ear 

Stephen Hendrickson, of Oysterbay A Flower DLuce of 
Each Ear & Nick under the off' 

Nicholas VanCot A Swallow fork the off Ear & a Nick 
Each Side the same 

Benjamin Everit Two Half pennys the fore Side the Near 
Ear 

Valentine Way a Swallow fork in each Ear & a half i^en- 
ny under the Near Ear 

1771 May 20th 

Kichard Kirk A Crop of Near Ear and hole in the off* 

Isaral Pearsall A Crop of Near Ear & a half penny up- 
per side Same & half penny under it 

Johaunus Covet, of Oysterbay, A Latch the Under Side 
of the Near Ear and Latch the Side of the off' and Nick un- 
der the off and Brand at the Buttuck : I : C : the off' Side 

Israle Persall a Crop of the Near Ear & a half penny 
fore Side the Same & half penny under it 

Leffert Lefterts Latch fore Side Near & half penny un- 
der off Ear 

Jacob Hicks, of Tho's, a Slitt & a flower de Luce Near 
Ear & a Swallow fork in the off' Ear & a half penny the fore 
Side the Same 



HEMPSTIlAD TOWN EECORDS. l63 

Daniel Hewlett, Sen, a Latcli uuder the Near Ear & a 
hole in the same & a Slope under the off Ear 

Sam Mott a Crop of Each Ear tt two Slitts in the off Ear 

Jordan Mott a Crop of Each Ear & two Slitts in the 
Near Ear 

Richard Pine a Swallow fork Near Ear a Latch <S: Nick 
uuder the off Ear 

Martin Van Nostrandt a Slitt iu the Near Ear S: two half 
peunys the fore Side Same & a half penu}- uuder the Same 
& a half penny Each Side the off' Ear 

John Welch three half peunys under the off' Ear 

Silas Downing a Swallow fork Each Ear & a Nick S: half 
penny under the off' Ear 

Cornelius Miller a Crop of the off Ear ct a Slitt in the 
Same 

Adam seabury Crop of Each Ear 

Adrian Onderdonk a Slitt in the Near Ear <k a Nick un- 
der the off Ear 

Benj'n Hall a Crop the off' Ear a Slitt in it S: two 
Nicks under the same 

Jos Hall, of Ben, Latch it Nick under Near Swallow fork 
in off Ear 

Tho's Hendrickson Latcli under the Near Ear 

Jacob Hicks, of Tho's, a Crop Near a Swallow off Ear & 
a half penny the fore side the same 

Jacob Mott, of Jacob, Latch under the off" Ear Crop of 
the Near A: half penny Each Side 

William Hewlet Latch uuder the Near Ear Slope under 
the off" Ear & a hole in the Same 

Permenus Jackson Latch under the off Ear Slitt in the 
Near & half penny under yet 

Tho's Ellison Slitt iu the Near Ear & two Nicks under 
the off Ear 



164 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Jos Birdsall Latch the fore Side Near Ear Nick under & 
a half penny Each Sd off Ear 

Jacob Titus Jun Slitt in the Near Ear and two half pen- 
nys fore Side the Same 

Abram Powell Swallow fork in Each Ear & a half penny 
the fore Side Each & a Nick under the Near Ear 

Robert Powell a Swallow fork in Each Ear & a half pen- 
ny the fore Side Each & a Nick under the off Ear 

Henry Shaw Jur a Latch & half penny under the Near 
Ear & a half penny the fore Sd the off Ear 

Sam Dorlon, of John, Latch under the Near Ear & half 
penny Each Side the Same & a Crop of the off Ear 

Jos Burtis, of Wni, Latch & Nick under the Near tfe a 
Slitt in the off Ear 

Jos Dorlon, of Elias, Latch under the Near & a Nick 
Each Side the Same and a Crop of the off Ear 

Benj'n Lester a Latch fore Side Each Ear & a hole in 
Each Ear 

Solomon Pool Latch under the Near Ear hole in it half 
penny fore Side the off Ear 

John Seaman, of Sam, Slope under Each Ear & a hole in 
the off Ear 

John Carle Crop of Each Ear & Nick under Each half 
penny the fore Side the off Ear 

Annanias Downinfj; Slitt in the off ear Nick under & hole 
in the same 

Mical Post Slitt in the Near Ear & a half penny the fore 
Side the oft' Ear 

Jos Hall Latch under the Near Ear Swallow fork in the 
off Ear 

Jos Willitts a half penny the fore Side the Near Ear & a 
Nick under the Same 

Jno Lefferts a slope under the Near Ear & a Latch & 
half penny the fore side the off 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 165 

Jervis Wliitson a Crop of the Near ear & a half peuuy the 
fore side the same 

Smith Brush a Latch under the Near ear & a half penny 
the fore side the same a Crop of the off ear & a slitt in the 
same 

Henry Whitson Jun a Latch under the ofi* ear & a half 
penny the fore side of each 

James Dickison a swallow fork of the Near ear & a half 
penny each side the off 

Tho's Jones, of Wm, a slope under the Near ear & two 
half pennys under the off 

David Jones Jur a slitt in the Near & a half penny each 
side the same and a Latch the fore side the off ear 

Joseph Pettit Jur a hole in the Near ear & a half penny 
the fore side of each 

John Mott a half penny & Nick under the Near ear & a 
Latch the fore side the off 

John Hulce a Crop of the Near ear & two Nicks under 
the same & a half penny the fore side ye off' 

Derrick Albertson a Cro}) of the Near ear a Slitt in the 
same & a Nick the fore side the same and a Slitt in the off" 
ear 

Solomon Southard a half penny & Nick under the Near 
ear & a flower DLuce in the off ear 

Stephen Willis a swallow fork of each ear & a half penny 
under each 

Jonathan Titus a squar mi of the off ear 

Melesent lietts a half penny the fore side the Near ear & 
a swallow fork in the oft' 

Lewis Hewlett, son of John Jur, a slope under tlu^ Near 
ear & a hole in the same and a Latch under the olf ear 

John Hewlett, of John Jur, a slope under tlu; Near ear a 
Latch under the off" A' a hole in ye same 



166 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

John AVilliams Seaman a hole iu each ear & a half penuj 
uuder the Near 

Rubin Pine a swallow fork in the Near ear ct a Latch & 
half penny under the off ear 

James Pine a sw'allow fork in the Near ear & a Latch 
under the off 

Lsaac & Benjamin Rushmore a crop of the Near ear & a 
half penny under the off & a half penny the fore side each 
also a Crop of the Near ear & a Nick under the oft" 

Jacob Underhill a half penny each side the near ear & a 
half penny the fore side the off ear & a Nick under the same 

Isaac Youngs a flower DLuce of each ear & a half penny 
under the off 

Jacob Williams a swallow fork of each ear & a half penny 
each side each ear 

Edward Sprang, of AVilliam, a Crop & hole of the near 
ear & a Crop of the off ear & a slitt in the same and a Nick 
the fore side the same 

Gilbert Wright a slitt in the Near & a flower DLuce of 
the off ear 

Abraham Balding a Latch under the Near ear & a Nick 
under the off' ear 

1773 

Richard Thorne swallow fork the Near Ear a half penny 
the fore side the off" & hole in Same 

Baker Slitt in Near Ear Latch under oft" 

William Seaman hole iu Near ear 

David Jackson Latch fore Side off Ear half penny uuder 
Slitt in the Near Ear 

Zebulon Williams hole in Near Ear half penny under the 
Same 

John Carpenter two Nicks under the Near Ear & half 
penny under the off Ear 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 167 

Jacob Post a Slitt iu the near Ear two Nicks & half pen- 
ny the fore Side the off Ear 

John Smith, of Sam, a Crop of the near Ear and a hole 
in the Same a Latch the fore Side the off Ear and a half 
penny under the Same 

Jonathan Titns a Slitt in the Near Ear half penny under 
the Same a hole in off* Ear 

John Foster, Rockway, a Slope under each Ear & two 
half pennys the fore Side the off Ear 

John Hegarman a Crop the Near Ear & a half penny & 
Nick under the off Ear 

Daniel Craft a Slope under the Near Ear a half penny 
the fore Side the Same & a flower DLuce in the off ear 

Gilbert Cornell a swallow fork in Each Ear & a half pen- 
ny the fore Side the off' Ear 

Jacob Deryee a Crop of the off Ear a Nick under the 
Same & a hole in the Same 

Mike Flower a Swallow fork in the Near Ear a Crop & 
hole in the off Ear 

John Flower, son of Mike, Swallow fork Near Crop off' 
Ear 

Robert Jackson Junor Latch fore Side Near Ear half 
penny under same Slitt in ofl' Ear 

Thomas Youngs Crop Near ear flower DLuce ofl" Ear 
Daniel Yoimgs Crop Near Ear half flower DLuce under 
the off Ear 

Robart Doughty hole in Near Ear Slope the fore Side 
the off Ear 

Jehu M(^tt Junor Chop Near Ear two half pennys uniler 
Side Same Latch under the ofl" Ear 

Joshua R Smith a Crop of the Near Ear lialf penny un- 
der the Same Latch the fore Side the off" Ear 



168 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

Nathaniel Smith, of Joshua, a Crop of tlie Near Ear & a 
half i)euiiy under the Same & a Latch the fore side the off 
Ear & a half penny under the Same 

Timothy Titus a Crop of the Near ear a Slitt in the off 
Ear and a half penny the fore Side the Same 

Edmund Smith a Latch the fore Side the Near Ear a 
Crop the off Ear Slitt in it Nick under 

Hendrick Vauderbilt a Nick Each side the near Ear & a 
half penny under the same 

James Smith, of David, a Latch the fore Side the Near 
Ear & under the off' half penny fore Side the off Ear 

Joseph Dorlon, of John, a Latch under the Near Ear a 
half penny Each Side the Same 

1774 

Benjamin Dorlon, of Elias Ju, Latch under the Near Ear 
Nick & half penny the fore Side the Same 

Jacamiah Hutchings a Crop of the Near Ear <k a half 
penny the fore side the off' Ear 

John Jones two half pennys the fore Side the Near Ear 
& Slope the fore Side the off' ear 

Walter Jones two half pennys the fore Side the Near 
Ear Slope the fore Side the off half penny under 

Benjamin Flower a Crop of the Near Ear & a Swallow 
fork the off* 

Will Stits a Swallow fork the off' Eai & a half |)euny fore 
Side the Same half penny under Near 

Stephen Powell a Crop Near Ear half penny fore Side 
the Same a Swallow fork of the off* Ear and a half penny 
the fore Side the Same 

Jacob Jackson a Latch the fore Side the off Ear & a hole 
in the Same 

Willinm Cornell, of Jos, a Crop the Near Ear half penny 
uader Slitt in the off' Ear 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. . 109 

Bonujali Beadle a half penny the fore Side Each Ear 
Slitt in the off Ear 

Uriah Seaman Crop Near Ear Nick under half penny the 
fore Side the off" Ear 

James Hall, of Jos, Latch under the Near Ear Swallow 
fork in the off' Nick under the Same 

Gedian Wright a Crop of the Near Ear two Nicks under 
the Same a Crop of the off' Ear & a half Flower DLuce the 
fore Side the Same 

John Mott a Latch the fore Side the Near Ear & a half 
penny under the off Ear 

Benjamin Hicks a Latch (S: half |)enny under the (^ff Ear 

Eichard Titus, of Sam, a Slitt in the off' Ear & a half 
penny under the Same 

Barack Cornell a Crop of the Near Ear half penny under 
Slitt in the off" Ear 

Ambross Seaman a Latch the fore Side the Near Ear a 
Swallow fork in the off' Ear and half penny under the Same 

Sam'l Seaman, of Andjroos, a Latch the fore Side the 
Near Ear a Crop of the off Ear Slitt in it half penny under 



Beujjimin Pettit a Slitt in the Near Ear a Sloi)e the fore 
Side the off' Ear half penny under the Same 

William Cornell, of Edward, a Crop Near Ear half penny 
Each Side the Same two half pennys fore Side the off Ear 

John Mott, of Sam, two half pennys under Each Ear & a 
hole in the off' Ear 

Josei)h Clowes a Crop of the off Ear tV a half j)eJiny Each 
Side the Same 

Zehulon Dickisoii a ilower DLuce in the Near Ear tS: a 
half penny under the off' Ear tt a hole in the Same 

Meliii Cornell a Cio]) of the Near Ear & a half ])eniiy 
Ea(di Side the Sanu^ a half penny the fore Side the off Ear 
& a hole in the Same 



170 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Joseph Laugdon a Latch under the Near Ear & a Slitt iu 
the off 

Joseph Cannon, of Stephen, half penny Each side the 
Near Swallow fork in the off 

Kichard Langdon three half penny s under the Near Ear 
& two under the off 

John Higbee a hole iu Each Ear a Crop of the Near & 
Swallow fork in the off 

William Smith Jnnor a Crop of Near Ear hole in Same 
half penny under Swallow fork in the off 

Sam'l Waters, of Henry, a Crop Near hole in the off 
Silas Powell a Slitt in the Near Ear half penny under the 

off Ear 

Micall Pettit Latch under the off half Hower DLuce under 

the Near half penny fore Side 

Mott Pettit half penny Each Side the Near & a Crop of 
the off Ear 

James Crooker Burtis half penny the fore Side the Near 
& a hole in the off Ear 

Will'm Mott, of patrick, a flower DLuce the Near & a 
Latch under the off' Ear 

James Cornell a half penny Each Side the Near Ear 

Rich'd Totten a Nick Each side the Near a Latch the 
fore side the off & half penny under the Same 

Daniel Vanostront three half pennys under the off Ear 

Seman Watts a Crop of the Near Ear & a Latch under 
the Same & a hole in the Same 

John Cornell a Crop of the Near Ear & a slitt in it & a 
half penny Each Side & a half penny the fore Side the off 
Ear 

Hendrick Munsee a half flower DLuce under Each Ear <fe 
a hole in the Near Ear 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 171 

William Cornell, of Jolm, a Crop of the Near Ear & a 
half penny the fore Side the Same 

Hermon Flower a swallow fork in the Near & two half 
pennys the fore Side the Same and a Crop of the off Ear 

James Verety a half penny Each Side the Near iV- a hole 
in the same & a Svvallow fork in the off Ear 

George Youngs, of Phillip, a flower DLnce in Each Ear 
& a half penny the fore Side Each 

Christian Snediker two half pennys under the Near Ear 

David peterson a Swallow fork the off Ear ct Nick the 
fore side the Same 

Henry Jackson a Latch & Nick under the Near Ear Slitt 
in the off & half penny under the Same 

Thomas Fariiigton a Crop of each Ear tt a hole in Each 
& a half penny under Each 

Ben R Smith, Son of Ben, a Swallow fork in the Near 
Ear a Crop of the off & half penny under 

Jacob Foster a Crop of the oft' Ear <fe a Slitt in it & a Nick 
Each Side 

Thomas Comes three Nicks under the Near Ear Crop of 
the oft' half penny the fore Side 

Henry Pearsall a Latch the fore Side the oft' i\l: a half 
penny under the Near Ear 

William Pearsall a Latch fore Side the oft' Ear hole in 
the Same & half penny under the Near Ear 

Isaac Denton Jur a Latch fore Side the oft' two Nicks 
fore Side the Near tt half penny under the Same 

Cha's Burtis a Swallow fork in the Near Ear S: half pen- 
ny under the oft' Ear 

1775 

Thomas Carmon smith a latch & Nick under the Near 
Ear Slitt in the oft' & Nick under 

Archillus Doxsee Slitt in the oft" Ear 



172 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Ste[)lieii Cornell, of Ed, half penny under off Ear half 
flower DLuce under each Ear 

Jacob Ilohins a Latch under Each Ear Nick fore Side 
Near half peunj under the off 

Benjamin Birdsall liatch under Near half penny fore 
Side Same Crop off half penny under Same 

Oliver Birdsall Crop off' Ear two Nicks under Nick Each 
Side the Near Ear 

Daniel Post, of Henry, half penny fore Side Near half 
flower DLuce fore Side the ofl" Ear 

Uriah Mitchell Crop Near Ear half penny undo- Slitt ofl' 
half penny fore Side 

Japeth Cornell Crop Near Nick under Slitt off Nick fore 
Side 

Lott Carmon Nick under Near Swallow fork ofl" 

Tho's Hicks Esqr Swallow fork off Ear 

James Losee Crop Near Slope under off' half penny fore 
Side 

Obediah Seaman Latch fore Side Near Ear & Nick & half 
penny the under Side Same 

Sam'l Place Slope fore Side the Near Ear 
Wate Willetts Nick under the Near Ear Nick & half pen- 
ny under the off' Ear 

Ste})heu Balding Slit in the Near Ear & a Scjuare half 
penny under the Same 

Daniel Stilwell a Crop of the Near Ear Nick under Nick 
under the ofl' hole in the Same 

Sam'l Stringham Crop in the Near Ear Nick under Each 

1776 

Benj'n Southard Latch fore Side the Near a flower 
DLuce in the ofl' Ear 

Silas Hicks, of Tho's, Swallow fork in the ofl' Ear & a 
half penny the fore Side the Same & a Slitt in Near 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 173 

Jacob Lattiug Conkliiig Crop in the Near Ear hole in 
Each 

Sam'l Spragg Crop Near Ear slitt in it Slope under the 
off Ear & half peiniy the fore Side the Same 

Sam'l Johnson Crop Near & half penny under hole in 
the off 

Joseph R Smith Latch & half penny fore Side the Near 
Crop the off half penny under the Same 

John Ellison Nick under the Near Ear Slitt in the off 
Ear 

David Ellison two Nicks the fore Side the Near Ear & 
Slitt in the off Ear 

James Denton Latch fore Side Each Ear half penny un- 
der the off & hole in the Same 

Thomas Cornell, of John, two half pennys the fore Side 
the off Ear & one the under Side 

James Mott, Son of Rich'd, two half pennys under Each 
Ear & one the fore Side the Near 

Daniel Weekes Crop Near & Slitt in the off Ear 

Sam'l Green Slope under the Near Ear & half penny fore 
Side & flower DLuce in oft' Ear 

Will Colder two half pennys under the Near Ear & one 
the fore Side 

Japtheth Cornell Crop of Each Ear & half penny under 
Each 

Leniton Dorlon Swallow fork in the Near Ear & Latch 
fore Side the off' Ear 

Widow Martha Losee Crop Near Ear Slitt in it Slope 
under the oft' half penny fore Side 

Jacob R Smith, Son of Corn(^ll, Latch for(^ Side Near 
Ear Nick under Crop oft' Ear half ptniiiy under 

1778 

Mary Cornell, Wife of Daniel, Cro]) Near Ear h;Uf pen- 
ny Each Side & half penny fore side oft' Ear 



174 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Nathaniel AVri«i;lit half penny under the off Ear & a nick 
in the half penny 

John Post Jnr 81itt in the Near Ear Nick fore Side Nick 
& half penny fore Side the off Ear 

Amos Pettit half penny Each Side the Near Ear Slope 
the fore Side the off' & half penny under the Same 

Thomas Smith wate Crop of Each Ear & half penny un- 
der the off' Ear 

John Morrell slitt in the Near Ear & Crop of the off' Ear 

John Elsworth Slope the fore Side the off" Ear and Slope 
under the Near Ear 

Joel Rainor Crop of the Near Ear & a Slitt in it Nick 
under Side & hole in Same 

Amos Rainor Crop Near Ear slitt in it hole in the Same 

Isaac Rainor Crop Near Ear hole in the Same Nick fore 
Side the Same 

Lewis Hewlett, Son of Sam, half flower DLuce for Side 
the Near Ear & a half penny under the Same and a slope 
under the off Ear 

John Post, son of John, Slit in the Near ear half penny 
fore Side the off' Ear 

Carmon Burtis Crop the Near Slitt in it half penny un- 
der the off' Ear 

Elias Hicks Slitt in the Near ear half penny under the 
Same Crop of the off Ear 

James Whaley Slope under the Near ear Swallow fork 
the off ear & half penny under the Same 

Obediah Seaman a Swallow fork the Near Ear & a Slope 
under the off Ear 

Samuel Birdsall a slope the fore Side the Near ear & a 
Latch under the off' Ear 

1779 

Jacob Hawkhurst a half penny & Nick under the Near & 
two half pennys under the off' Ear 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 175 

Racliel Smith a Latch the fore Side the Near & a Crop 
of the off Ear a half penny & Nick under the Same 

Towusend Weekes a Swallow fork the off' Ear <S: a half 
penny Each Side the Same 

Permenus Jackson Jnr a Slitt in the Near Ear half pen- 
ny under the Same Latch fore Side the off Ear 

Cap't Edward Ellison a Swallow fork the Near Ear it a 
half pennj' under the Same 

Jacob Smith, Son of Silas, a Crop of Each Ear & a Nick 
under the Near 

1780 

Thomas Tliorne a Crop the Near Ear a Latch the fore 
Side the off & nick under the Same 

Joseph Tliorne a Crop of the Near ear a Nick under the 
Same a Latch the fore Side the off Ear 

Henry Rainor, a Crop of the Near Ear Slitt in it & Nick 
under it 

Joseph Wright, of Ben, a half penny under the Near ear 
& a Slitt in the half penny 

Thomas Seaman, of Solomon, a half penny Each side the 
Near Ear a Latch fore Side the off' half penny under 

Beujamin Robins a Latch under the Near Ear & a Latch 
& half penny under the off" Ear 

John Southard a Latch under the Near Ear & a tiower 
DLuce in the off Ear 

James Birdsall a Nick under Each Ear c\: a swallow fork 
in the Near Ear 

1781 

Silvanus Beadle a Slitt in the Near Ear A' a half ])('nny 
the fore Side of Each 

Hezekiah Beadle a Slitt in the Near Ear a half ])eniiy 
the fore Side Each & a Nick under the off Ear 
Phillip Thome a Cro]) of the Near Ear 



176 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Thomas Jacksou, son of sam, a Latch iiiuler the oti' Ear 

Jacob Kirbee a Swallow fork iii the Near Ear a half 
penny under the off Ear a hole in the Same 

Daniel Left'erts a Latch the fore Side the Near <t a Nick 
the fore Side the off Ear 

Abraham Menee a Slope under Each Ear & a Nick the 
fore Side the off' Ear 

Amos Smith, son of Cornell, a Latch the fore Side the 
Near tt a hole in the Same a Crop the off half penny under 
the Same 

Jacol) Titus, of peter, Slott in the near & half penny 
under Each 

Ilidoof Deiye Crop of the near cV hole in the Same 

Pratt Deryee Crop of the off Ear and hole in the Same 

Samuel Mott, of Jacob, a half penny Each Side the Near 
Ear & a Latch under the off Ear 

Thomas Carmon, son of Dumb Tom, a Swallow fork in 
the off Ear & hole in the Near Ear 

Sam'l Davau[)ort a hole in the Near Ear & a half penny 
the fore Side the off ear 

Enoch Seman a latch and a Happany the fore Side of the 
Near Ear and a Happany Each Side of the off 

Samuel Jackson a Latch and Nick under the off Ear 

Eobert Hubbs a Latch under the near Ear and Swallow 
fork the off' Ear and a Happany under the Same 

John Vanderwater a Latch the fore Side of Each Ear 
and a Happany under the off 

John Thruston, of Joseph, a Swallow fork of the Near 
Ear and a Latch the Fore Side of the off a Happany and 
Nick under the Same 

Stephen Smith, of Amos, a Latch and Nick the fore Side 
of the Near and Latch under the off 

Jehu Mott, of Jnhu, two Happany under the Near Ear 
and Latch under the off 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. l77 

Joseph Moot, of Julni, a Crop of the Near Ear and two 
Happany under the Same and Latt-h under the off 

Obediah Seaman, of Sam, a Swallow fork of the Near 
Ear and Happany under and a Happany the fore Side of 
the off 

Noah Corny three Nicks under the Near Ear 

John Scanck a Swallow fork in the Near Ear 

Jacop Mervin a Latch under Each Ear 

Thomas Seaman, of Solaman, a Latch the fore Side Near 
Ear and Slit in off Ear and Happany under Each Ear 

John Eld red a Slope under the Near Ear a Slit in the off 

Israll Seaman a Latch the fore Side of the Near Ear 

Elijah Cornell a Crop of the Near Ear a Happany and 
Nick under the off 

Widow Elibeth Jackson a Crop in the off Ear and two 
Nick under it 

Permenus Jackson a Slit in the Near and a Happany 
under it a Latch under the off 

John Jackson, of Permenus, a Slit in the Near Ear and 
Happany fore Side of the Same and Latch under off 

John Smith, of Cornell, a Cro]) of the oft' Ear and Hap- 
pany under it a Latch under the Near 

Mary Smith, of Cornell, a Crop in the oft' Ear and a 
Happany under it a Latch the fore Side of the Near 

Obediah Rock Smith a Crop in the off Ear and Nick 
under. it a Latch the fore Side of the Near 

Richard Jackson a Latch the upper Side of the off Ear 
and a Slit in the Near 
Marks Entered l)y 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

Be<!;ining January 1784. 

Benjamin Hicks, son of Silas, a hole in Each Ear and 
half penny under Side the oft" the Mark his Father form- 
erly Gave 



178 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Cornelus Polliemiis a hole in the near Ear and Half 
penny under Side the off Ear 
May 1784 

Benjamin Treadwell, Son of Doctor Tredwell, a Latch 
fore Side the Near Ear and a Slope under Side the off Ear 

Abraham Schenck a Hole in the off Ear and halfpenny 
fore Side the Near Ear 

John Carman, Son of Samuel, A Swallow fork the off Ear 
& Latch and nick under the Near 

Benjamin C;irman, Son of Samuel, Swallow fork the off' 
Ear A: Nick under the near 



R.ECOR.IDS 

OF THE 

TOWNS OF 

North and South Hempstead, 

LONG ISLAND. 



LIBEK G. 
Page 1. 

At a Townmeeting held at the House of Samuel Searing 
Jur at Searing t'n for the Township of North Hemi^stead 
je 14th of April 1784 the following Persons were Chosen 
Tow-n officers by the major Vote (to Wit) 

Constable and Collector John Searing, Son of Daniel. 

Supervisor Adrian Onderdonck 

Assessors John Williams Sn'r, William Cornwall, Martin 
Schenck Juur, Major Richard Thorne and AVilliam Valen- 
tine. 

Overseers of the Poor Andries Hegeman Sn'r, John 
Williams Jr and Gilbert Searing. 

Commissioners for Laying out Highwaj^s Petrus Onder- 
don(rk, Abraham Schenck, Cap't Phillip Valentine. 

Appiisers of Intestate Estates John Allen Juu'r & 
Charles Cornwell, Success, 

Ftmce Viewers Charles Hicks and Andries Hegeman 
Sn'r 

Pender or Pounder Samuel Searing Jun'r. 



180 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Trustees Sam'l Way, Cap't Phillip Valentine & Gilbert 
Searing-, With the usual Powers of Trustees. 

Surveyors or Overseers of the Roads. Richard Sands, 
bottom of Cowneck, Andries Hegeman Jun'r, Middle of the 
Neck, Daniel Whitehead Kissam, West Side and head of 
the Neck, John Rogers, Hempstead Harbour, John Mit- 
chell, Great Neck, Charles Cornwell, Success, Jacob Sear- 
ing, Searingt'n, Richard Seaman Herricks, Jacol) Valentine, 
N. Side, Pin's, William Loynes Jun'r, Westbury, Richard 
Kirk, East S'd, H. harbour, 

John Sclienck Town Clerk. 

At the Above Town Meeting Col'nl J(jhn Sands and 
Richard Valentine Esq'r were Chosen by Major Vote of the 
freeholders and Inhabitants A Committee to Associate with 
a Committee of the Township of South Hempstead for the 
Purpose of Dividing the Poor & the poor House of the Two 
Townships and what other Matters May Relate to the pre- 
sent Poor, and in Case they Cannot agree they are Em- 
powered to Choose Indifferent men in other Towns to 
Settle the matter 

the Above Proceedings Entered by 

- John Schenck Clerk 



At a Townmeeting held at Searing Town in North 
Hempstead the ' day of January 1785 The following- 
Petition was Agreed Upon by the Major Vote and the 
Subscribers to it Appointed A Committee to Sign it 

To the Honourable the Legislature of the State of New 
york in Senate and Assembly the Petition of the Sub- 
scribers Inhabitants of North Hempstead. 

Sheweth 

That at a Legal Townmeeting Convened your Petitioners 
Were Appointed a Committee to Represent to the Honour- 
able Legislature that the ferrys from the Township Afore- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 181 

said to the County of Westc-liester have uo llewtricted 
liefiuhitioiis, and therefore Subject to the Will and Caprice 
of Individuals, Which Probably will Prove Injurious to the 
Well bein^ of Society. Your Petitioners therefore Pray 
that a Law may be passed to Empower the freeholders and 
Inhabitants of Said Township to Make Ordain and Consti- 
tute Such Kules Orders and Peculations for Establishing 
one en- More Ferrys from the Said Township to the Said 
County of Westchester as the Said freeholders and Inhab- 
itants Shall Conceive the Most Conducive to Publick 
Utility, and vour Petitioners as in duty bound Shall Eyer 
Pray ' 
Signed 

Benjamin Cheeseman Sn'k Henry Allin Esq'r 

Major Kichard Thorne Doctor Charles Mitchell 

Entend A' Compared with the originals by 

John Schenck Clk 



Page 2. 

To all to Whom these Presents shall come know ye that 
I Oliver Willis of the Township of North Hempstead in 
Queens County in the State of New York, in Consideration 
of the Sum of Ninety Pounds of Current Money of New 
York to me in hand paid by Stephen Thome of the City of 
New York Merchant at and before the Sealing and Deliver- 
ing of these Presents the Eeceipt Whereof I do hereby Ac- 
knowledge, Have bargained, Sold, Released, granted, and 
C\)ntirmed and do hy these Presents bargain. Sell, lieleas, 
grant and Coiitirm, unto the Said Stephen Thorne the Sev- 
eral Goods Chatties and Houseliold Stuti" and furniture 
following. Tliat is to Say, one black boy Named Peter, 
one horse, three Cows, two beds, one Dozen Chairs, one 
I)(!sk, four tal)les, two Chests, four kettles, four pots, thirty 
plates and Dishes, twenty Books ten Spoons, one Looking 
glass, two Trunks, two Sets of Curtains and furniture for 



182 . HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

two beds, one Slay and harness, One Waggon, three Axes 
thirty fowls, four Hogs. To have and to hold all and Sin- 
gular the Said goods Chatties, Household Stuff and furni- 
ture and Every of them by thes Presents bargained. Sold, 
Released, granted and Confirmed unto the Said Stephen 
Thorne his Executors, Administrators and Assigns forever 
freely, quietly, peacibly, and Entirely without any Contra- 
diction, Claim, Disturbance or hindrance of any Person 
whatsoever and without any Account to me, or to any 
other Whatsoever to be made answered or hereafter to be 
Pvendered, so that Neither I the Said Oliver Willis nor any 
other for me or in my Name any Right, title. Interest or 
Demand of in to or for the Said Goods or Chatties or any 
Part or parcell thereof Ought to exact. Challenge, Claim or 
Demand at any time or Times heieafterbut from all action. 
Right, Estate, Title, Claim, Demand & Interest thereof 
shall be Wholly Barred and Excluded by force and Virtue 
of these Presents and I the Said Oliver Willis for my Self 
my Executors and administrators all and Singular the Said 
goods, Chatties, Household Stuff and furniture unto the 
Said Stephen Thorne his Executors Administrators and 
Assigns ag.'iinst nie the Said Oliver Willis my Executors 
Administrators & Assigns and against all and Every other 
person <fe persons Whatsoever Shall and will warrant and 
forever Defend by these presents of Which Goods (S[ 
Chatties I the Said Oliver Willis have Put " the Said 
Ste])lien Thorne in full Possession by Delivering him a 
horse in the Name of all the Said goods and Chatties at the 
Sealing & Delivering hereof Provided Always and it is 
hereby Agreed between the Said Parties to these presents 
that if I the Said Oliver Willis my Executors Administra- 
tors or Assigns or any of us do and Shall well and truly pay 
or Cause to be Paid unto the Said Stephen Thorne his Ex- 
ecutors Administrators or Assigns the sum of Ninety 
Pounds on or Ijefore the tenth day of June next for the Re- 
demption of the Said hereby Bargained Goods and Chatties 
then these presents and Every Clause, Article and thing 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 183 

lierein Coiitjiineil Shall Cease and be Void otherwise to Re- 
main iu full force aiul Virtue in Witness whereof I have 
hereunto set nij Hand and Seal this tenth day of March 
1785 

Sealed and Delivered and Livery and Siezin of the above 
goods Delivered by the Said Oliver Willis giving and De- 
livering to the Said Stephen Thorne a Horse in the Name 
of the Whole goods 

Page 3. 

in the presence of Oliver Willis (S) 

Epenetus Platt 
Jn'o Schenck 

Memorandum that on the fourteenth Day of March in 
the year of our Lord one Tln^usand Seven Hundred & 
Eighty five Personally appeared before me John Schenck 
Esquire one of the Justices of the Peace for Queens County 
the Above Named Oliver Willis and Acknowledged that he 
Signed and Sealed and as and for his Voluntary Act and 
deed Delivered the aforegoing bill of Sale by Way of Mort- 
gage to the Uses and purposes therein Mentioned and at 
the Same time the Said Oliver Willis being by me Duly 
Sworn did Declare that the said Bill of Sale was Executed 
by him for a Bona fide Debt of Ninety Pounds due from 
him to the Said Stephen Thorne and Not given wilh an In- 
tent to defraud any person or Persons Whatsoever and I 
Having Perus'd the Same Bill of Sale and finding no Me- 
terial Erazures nor Enterlineations therein do allow the 
Same to be Registered 

Jn'o Schenck 

Entered and Compared With the originals by 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

At a Gtnieral Tinvnmeeting held at the house of Samuel 
Searing Jun'r at S(;ariiig Town for tlie Township of North 
hompstead on the first Tuesday in April 1785 the following 



184 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Persons were Chosen Town Officers by the Maj(jr Vote for 
the Ensuing year To Wit 

Constable & Collector John Searing, Sou of Daniel. 

Supervisor Adrian Onderdonck. 

Assessors John Williams Sn'r, Richard Thorne, Maj'r 
Martin Schenck Jun'r, William Valentine, & Daniel White- 
head Kissam. 

Overseers of the Poor Gilbert Searing, Philip x\llen 
Jun'r and Hendrick Hagner. 

Commissioners for Laying out Highways Peter Onder- 
donck, A.l)raham Schenck, Cap'tn Philip Valentine. 

Appraisers of Intestates Estates John Allen Ju'nr, 
Charles Cornell, Success, 

fence Viewers Charles Hicks, Aiidiies Hegeman Sn'r. 
Pender or Pounder Samuel Searing Jun'r. 

Trustees Sam'l Wa}^ C. Philip Valentine, (xillxut Sear- 
ing, W^ith the Same Powers the Trustees usually had in the 
Township of Hempstead 

Surveyors or Overseers of the Roads Richard Sands, 
bottom of Cowneck Andries Hegeman Jn'r, Middle of the 
Neck, Daniel Whiteheail Kissam, West Side and head of 
the Neck, Nicholas Wilson, Hem})stead harbour, John 
Mitchell, Great Neck, Japheth Cornell, Success, John 
Smith, Searing T'n. Samuel Davenport, East part of Her- 
ricks, Benjamin Piatt, West Side of Herricks, Jacob Val- 
entine, North Side the Plains, William Loynes, Westbury, 
Richard Kirk, East Side of Hempstead Harbour, 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

the above Entered by 

John Schenck Clerk 

Page 4, 

At the Same Townmeeting held the first Tuesday in 
April 1785 the following Votes Past by the Majority of the 
People Viz first that the present overseers of the Poor 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 185 

have Power to Sell A House Beloiigiug to the Town Stand- 
ing on or Near Merock River in South Hempstead and 
Likewise to Recover and Receive the Rent due for Said 
House and Account to and with the Supervisor & Justices 
of the Town Concerning the Same 

Voted Secondly that Stocks be Erected in the Town at 
the Publick Expence 

Voted Thirdly that the Collector be Bound in an Obli- 
gation of one Thousand Pounds with two Sufficient Suer- 
ties for the true and faithfull performance of his Duty and 
that the 01)ligation be given to the Supervisor and Town 
Clerk on the Part of the Town who are to be Judges of the 
Sureties 

Voted fourthly that the Sheep that Run on the Common 
Shall V)e drawn on the first Monday in Novend)er at the 
House of Martin Schenck on the Plains 

there was likewise a Vote jiassed for Making Rules and 
orders for Pounding and Securing Cattle & other Creatures 
that may Trespass and (h^ Damage which Vote AVas in the 
following Manner 

Whereas by an Act of ye General Assend^ly of the Col- 
ony of New York Past in the year 1750 to Eiud)le the free- 
holders of each Town Who have Lands iu (-ommon to make 
Such Prudential Rules and Orders as A Majority of Said 
Freeholders and Inhabitants at their Annual Townmeetings 
Sball think proper, for keeping or Impounding Unruly 
Cattle and Other Creatures untill Satisfaction be Made for 
damages and as the before Mentioned Act doth not Pro- 
scribe or Set forth any Rules or Regulations Resj)ecting the 
Same, It Was Voted by the Major Vote of the freeholders 
and Inhabitants then Assembled that the following Rates 
And Regulations ShouUl be held good and ])inding. Viz. 
that for horse kind a)id Cattle there be Allowed to the per- 
son or Persons that Im])ound them Nine Pence for Eacli, tt 
for Sliee^) two pence for Each besides Damages they shall 
have Sustained, & that there Shall be Allowed to the 



186 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

Pender for Horses and Neat Cattle lie Shall Keceive into 
the Pound Six pence for Each and 1 Shilling a day for feed- 
ing horses and Nine Pence A day for feeding Neat Cattle 
With proper Provender for the Space of one Month and 
After that a Reasonable Charge to be Judged of by the Over- 
seers of the Poor, and also tliat Sd Pender be allowed for 
Receiving Sheep into the Pound four pence A head and the 
Sum of two pence A day for feeding Each of them and the 
Said Pender is hereby Directed after he has Received any 
Such Creatures into his Custody and no owner Appears to 
Claim them in one Mouth after their being Impounded, he 
Shall Set up Advertisements in the Most Publick places in 
the Township and in tlie Adjacent Towns Describing the 
Marks both Natural and Artificial and if No Owner Appears 
in Six Months, thereafter the Pender to Sell the Same at 
Publick Vendue giving ten days Notice of Such Sale by 
Advertisement and if no owner appears in 6 Months after 
Such Sale to Claim the Money the Pender Shall pay the 
Same to the overseers of the Poor to be by them applyed 
to the Support of the poor of the Township, the Pender 
Deducting out all Reasonable Charges first, to be judged of 
as Above Directed, Sheep to be kept but one month and 
then Advertised 10 days and Sold and the Money Applyed 
as is Above Directed with Cattle ct horses. 

it was Also agreed and Voted by the Major Vote that 
where Turkeys & geese Trespass and do Damage they May 
be Proceeded With in the Same Manner as is Directed in 
the Town book of Hempstead book : F : page 1 and the 
Money Paid as is herein Directed And Whereas there is no 
Law of this State how the Damages done by any kind of 

Page 5. 

Creatures in this County Shall be Valued & Ascertained it 
was at the Same time Agreed and Voted by the Major vote 
that the following Rule and Method Shall be followed & be 
binding on the freeholders and Inhabitants where all man- 
ner of Creatures Above Mentioned Trespass and do Damage 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 187 

liof^s also lucluded. After the Creatures are Iinpoiiiuled 
the Person or Persons who Impounded them Shall give the 
Owner or Owners Notice as is by Law or Otherwise Di- 
rected. The Parties Shall Each Choose a juditious Man 
of the Town Who Shall be No wise of kin or Concerned in 
the Difference Who Shall View and Value the Damage 
fairly & Impartially Which Damage the Owner or Owners 
of the- Creatures Shall pay to the Adverse Party and if 
Either of the Parties Refuse or Neglect to ai)p(nnt a Man 
as is Above Directed in Order that No Man Shall have Ad- 
vantage of his Own Obstinacy the other Party Shall Choose 
the Men as Above Discribed and Directed first Making an 
Offer of Choosing Each his Man to the Other Party before 
Evidence Who Shall View and value the Damage as is 
Above Directed AVhich Shall be binding the Same as if 
both the Parties had Choose their Men. The Above Votes 
also Entered and Compared by 

John Schenck Town Clerk 



This Indenture Made the Fourth day of May in the year 
of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred And Eighty five 
Between Thomas Seaman of Westbury in North Hempstead 
in Queens County and State of New York Taylor, of the (uje 
part and James Lewis of North Hempstead in Queens 
County, aforesaid on the other part Witneseth that Where- 
as the Said James Lewis hath Lately Become Bound unto 
Peter Sniffen With the Said Thomas Seaman in the full and 
Just Sum of Fifty Pounds of Current Lawfull money of New 
York with Interest for the Same, and Whereas the Said 
Thomas Seaman the further and Effectual Securing and 
Indemnifying the Said James Lewis his Executr's or Ad- 
ministr's and Each and Every of them from the payment of 
th(i Abovesaid fifty pounds or Interest Due thereon or that 
May be hereafter due on the Same unto the Said Peter 
Sniffen or to his Executr's or Assigns or any Part Thereof, 
for that purpose the Said Thomas Seaman tor the Consid- 



188 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

eration Aforesaid and the Sum of five Sliilliugs New York 
to liini in hand Paid by the Said James Lewis the Receipt 
Whereof is hereby Acknowledged. Hath Given Granted 
Bargained Sohl and by these Presents doth give grant Bar- 
gain and Sell unto him the Said James Lewis and to his 
Heirs and Assigns Forever One Horse, one Cow, Two Hogs, 
one Waggon, one Plough, one Harrow, Three Feather Beds 
and Furniture, one Cupboard, one Chest and all the Rest 
of the Moveable Estate of him the Said Thomas Seaman 
be the Same of Whatsoever Nature or Kind. To have and 
to hold all and Singular the Heretofore Granted and Men- 
tioned Goods and Chatties (together Avith the Delivery of 
the Same or some part thereof) unto him the Said James 
Lewis tt his Assigns to the only proper use Benefit and 
Behoof of him the Said James Lewis and his Executr's and 
Assigns forever, and the Said Thomas Seaman for himself 
his Exe's and Administratr's doth hereby Covenant promise 
Grant and Agree to and With the Said James LeAvis and 
his Ex's and Assigns in Manner and form following That is 
to Say That at the time of the Ensealing and Delivering of 
these presents he the Said Thomas Seaman was the true 
Sole and Lawfull owner of all and Singular the heretofore 
Granted and Released Goods and Chatties and that he had 
in himself Good Right full Power and Lawfull Authority to 
Sell and Dispose of the Same in Manner Aforesaid as also 
th;it the Same is free and Clear from all Intanglements or 
Incumbrances Whatsoever Lastly the Said Thomas Sea- 
man the Said Goods and Chatties unto the Said James 
LeAvis and to his Ex's and Assigns Against the Lawfull 
Claims or Pertences of all manner of Person or Persons 
Shall and Avill warrent and by these Presents forever De- 
fend the Same Provided Always and it is Agreed by and 
Between the Parties to these })resents that if the Said 
Thomas Seaman or his Ex's or Administr's or any of them 
Shall and do well and Truly pay or Cause to be Paid unto 
the Said Peter Sniffen or to his Certain Attorney Exr's 
Admr's or Assigns the full and Just Sum of Fifty Pounds 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. l89 

and Interest for the Same and Sufficiently Save Harmless 
the Said James Lewis his Execut's and Adminisfc's and 

Page 6. 

Every of them from The payment of the Said fifty Pounds 
or Interest or any part thereof That then and in Such Case 
This present Grant and Release Shall be Void and of none 
Effect, or Else to Remain in full force and Virtue. In wit- 
ness whereof the Said Thomas Seaman hath Hereunto Set 
his hand and Seal the day and year first herein written. 

Sealed and Delivered 

in presence of Thomas Seaman (S) 

S Clowes 
Jn'o Schenck 

Queens > ^ 
County y " ' 

Be it Remembered that on the Fifth day of May in the 
year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty 
five Personally Appeared before me John Schenck Esqr 
one of the Justices of the Peace for Said County the With- 
in Named Thomas Seaman and Acknowledged that he 
Signed and Sealed and as and for his Volentary Act and 
Deed Delivered the Aforegoing Bill of Sale by Way of 
Mortgage to the use and Purposes therein Mentioned and 
the Said Thomas Seaman being by me duly Sworn did 
Declare that Said Bill of Sale was Executed b}^ him to Se- 
cure the Said James Lewis and for no other purpose and 
Not with an Intent to Defraud any Person or Persons 
AVhatsoever and I Having Perused the Same bill of Sale 
and finding no Meterial Erasures or Interliuatious therein 

do alloAv the Same to be Registered 

Jn'o Schenck 

Entered and Compared with the Originals by 

John Schenck Clerk 

At the Request of Martin Schenck, John Schenck Esqr, 
John Alhni Jun'r, Uriah Mitchell, Sherilf, Doctcn- Charles 



190 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS, 

Mitchell, Coriielus Cornell, Joseph Harkins, Henry Hawks- 
hnrst, George Rapelye, Peter Schenck, Hendrick Brinker- 
lioff and others, Freeholders and Inhabitants of North 
Hempstead unto us the Subscribers Commissioners for 
Laying out Highways for Sd Township of North hemp- 
stead that we Should Eegulate a Highway at the head of 
Cow bay (formerly Called Howes bay) on the west Side the 
creek, they producing a Cop-'- Extracted from the records 
of Queens County Book :C: page 42, Laying out a highway 
three Rods wide, from the creek at the head of the bay to 
Success, Extracted by Ab'in Skinner Clerk, After taking a 
View of Sd Highway and Examining the Same by what 
Evidence and Circumstances appeared to us, we have Beg- 
ulated and Laid out the Same as follows. Begining at the 
Main creek at the head of Said bay, where Abraham 
Scheucks South line or Boundary of his Land and Marsh 
comes to the Said Creek, thence along said Schencks line 
to a Stake sef in the Meadow near the upland thence 
Southerly on a parallel Line to a Stake near the Northwest 
Corner of a Small House formerly Belonging to the Widow 
Barnes, thence Southerly to a Bed Oak tree Standing on 
the Side of the hill in the Edge of a hole where the Sand 
was formerly carted from to the Saw Milldam nearly Opi- 
site where the Sawmill formerly Stood, thence continuing 
Southerly by a Bangp of Marked trees on the Avest Side 
Said Highway till it Comes to a White oak Stump formerly 
a tree, standing at the Southeast corner of Philip Allen's 
Woodland, and at the Northwest corner of Land formerly 
belonging to Elias Baylis, from the first mentioned place 
and by that Range Above Mentioned till it comes to the 
Said Stump Shall be the western Boundary of Said High- 
way and the width of Said highway shall be three Rods 
Extending Eastward and Southward of the above line. 
Witness our hand the Second day of July 1785 

( Petrus Onderdonck 
Commissioners < Philip Valentine 
( Abraham Schenck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS, 191 

Entered and Compared with the Originals by 

John Schenck Clerk 



Page 7. 

Patent Granted Matthias NicoU in Queens Connty 

dated September 7th 1686 Quitt Rent reserved 

being 2 Bushels of Wheat 
1765 

Sep't 19. To balance due on the patent to 25tli March last 

.being Sixteen years £ 7 : 9 : 4. 

Balance drawn 25th March 1765 

from the 25th March 1765. 

To the 25th Dec'r.... 1786. 



21 9 
This Taken off for the War. 8.' " 



years. 13.9.. 12/.. £ 8:5:0. 
14 Years Commutation . . 8:8:0. 



TheSumTotalof Quit rent and Commutation.. £24 : 2 : 4. 
The Wheat from the 25th March 1765 
reckoned at 6/ per Bushel 

Eec'd 28 Dec'tr 1786 From Mr James Mitchell Pul)lick 
Securities which with the Interest Allow'd thereon amounts 
to Twenty four pounds two Shillings & four pence in full 
for Arrears of Quit rent & Commutation for the future Quit 
rent on the above patent £ 24 : 2 : 4. 

In behalf of Gerard Bancker Treas, who will renew this 
Receipt 

John Crosby 

The Within Certificates have been Delivered to me by 
Mr Crosby, 

Gerard BANCKiiR Treasurer 

Entered by 

John Schenck Clk 



192 HEMPSTEAD TOWN ItECOEDS. 

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall 
Come, Greeting, know ye that I Joseph Halsted of Hemp- 
stead in Queens County, on Nassau Island and Province of 
New York, yeoman, for and in the Consideration of the Sum 
of One Thousand and one Hundred tfe seven, Pounds Cur- 
rent Money of New York, to hiin the Said Joseph Halsted 
in hand well and truly paid before the Ensealing and De- 
livery of these presents by Roelof Schenek of Flatlands in 
Kings County, on the Island and Province Aforesaid yeo- 
man, the Receipt whereof to full Coutent and Satisfaction, 
he the Said Joseph Halsted doth by these presents Ac- 
knowledge, and thereof and of Every part thereo'f for him- 
self his Heirs Executr's A: Administratr's Doth Ac(piit Ex- 
onerate and Discharge the Said Roelof Schenek his Heirs 
Executors & Administratr's and Every of them forever by 
these presents and for divers other good Causes & Consid- 
erations, him hereunto Moving, he the Said Joseph Halsted 
hath given granted Bargained Sold Aliened Enfeeoff'd Con- 
vened and Confirmed and by these presents doth fi^lly freely 
Clearly & Absolutely, give grant Bargain sell Alien Enfeeofi' 
Convey and Coniirm unto the Said Roelof Schenek his heirs 
and Assigns forever ; all that of the Messuage and Farm 
that the Said Joseph Halsted now Dwelleth on. Containing 
in Quantity of Acres Three Hundred & Sixteen Acres and 
forty Eight Rods, Sitiiate Lying and being at a place called 
Millstone Rock, within the Bounds of Hempstead Afore- 
said and lying on both sides of the Road that Leads from 
Herricks, to Gildersleeves Creek Including the soil of the 
Said Road the Bounds of the Said farm Begining at a Stake 
by the Highway Aliout Forty five Rods to the Westward of 
the Quakers Meeting house. Ranging from thence South 
Nine degrees East one hundred and fourteen Rods, from 
thence East five Degrees South one hundred and Twenty 
Seven Rods & an half, from thence South twelve degrees 
East, one hundred and Eighty two Rods, from thence East 
thirteen Degrees north one hundred and Sixteen Rods to A 
Large Chesuut Tree the South East Corner, from thence 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 193 

North five degrees and au half West cue hundred and Sev- 
enteen Rods, then East Nineteen Rods, then North forty 
Niue Rods, then AVest Twenty three Rods and an Half, 
thence North ten degrees West one hundred and Eighteen 
Rods, to the Highway that Leads Across the head of Cow- 
neck, from thence Westwardly by the Said highway Ninety 
one Rods and one half, thence South seven degrees West, 
twenty nine Rods to a small Rock, then West Six degrees 
South thirty Rods, th'^n AVest one degree South twenty Six 
Rods, then AVest twelve degrees South Sixteen Rods, then 
west thirty Degrees South, Eighteen Rods, to a Cherry tree 
on the AA'est Side of the Highway near Jonas Halsteads 
House, then North fifty degrees AA'est Eighteen Rods, then 
North thirty degrees AA^est thirty Rods, from thence West- 
wardly by the Highway that leads across the Neck to the 
first Station, About forty Six Rods. Together also AA^ith 
all the Patten Right belonging & appertaining to the Equal 
third Part of Timothy Halsted, late of Hempstead his pat- 
ten Right, or the patten Right of one hundred Acres, for 
which the Said Timothy Halsted paid for the Patent when 

Page 8. 

Hempstead patent from Thomas Dongan, then governor of 
New York, was granted Avliich said Timothy Halsted was 
Father to the Ahove Said Joseph Halsted, be it AVhen 
divided More or less Together with all Such Rights liber- 
ties Immunities profits priviledges Commodities Emolu- 
ments & Appurtenances as in any kind Appertain there- 
unto, with the Reversions & Remainders, and all the Estate, 
Right, title. Interest, Inheritance, property. Possession^ 
Claim & demand AVhatsoever, of him the Said Joseph Hal- 
sted of in and to the Said Farm and patent Right, Above 
Said and Every part thereof. To Have and to hold all the 
Above granted Premises with all tt Singular the Appurten- 
ances thereof, iinto the Said Roelof Schenck his heirs and 
Assigns to his and their own sole and proper Use benefit 
and behoof. From henceforth forever and the Above Said 



194 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Josepli Halsted doth hereby dechxie, that at the time of the 
Ensealing and Delivery hereof, he is the true Sole and 
Lawfull Owner of the Above Mentioned farm and Patent 
Right With all and Singular the Houses, out Houses, 
Barnes, Stables, fences, fields, pastures, woods Underwood, 
ponds. Lakes, Rivulets, Spriugs of Water, With all other 
the Appurtenances, Belonging thereuuto and Stood lawfully 
siezed and possesed thereof in his own Right of a good 
perfect and Indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in fee 
Simple, having in Himself good Rights full power and Law- 
full Authority to Sell and Dispose of the same, in Manner 
as aforesaid, and that the Above Said Roelof Schenck his 
Heirs and Assigns, Shall and May Henceforth forever, 
Lawfully peacibly & Quietly Have hold use Occupy and 
possess & Enjoy, all the Above granted premises and the 
Appurtenances Thereof free and Clear and Clearly Acquit- 
ted & Discharged off and from all and all Manner of former 
& other gifts, grants. Bargains, Sales, Leases, Mortgages, 
Joyntures, dowers, Judgments, Executions, Entails, For- 
feitures and of and from all other titles troubles Charges 
and Incumbrances Whatever had made, Committed, done 
or Suffered to be done, by the Said Josepli Halsted his 
Heirs or assigns at any time or times before the Ensealing 
& delivery hereof and further the Said Joseph Halsted doth 
hereby Covenant, promise bind and Oblige himself, his 
heirs Executr's aud Administr's and Assigns, from hence- 
forth and forever hereafter, to Warrant and Defend all the 
Above granted i:)remises and the appurtenances thereof 
unto the Said Roelof Schenck, his heirs & Assigns Against 
all and Every the Lawfull Claims and demands of all and 
Every Person or persons Whatsoever or Whomsoever and 
Sarah Halsted the Wife of the Said Joseph Halsted doth 
fully and freely give and yield u]3 unto the Said Roelof 
Schenck and to his Heirs and Assigns all her Right and 
title of Dower and Interest of in and to the premises and 
Every part Thereof Respectively forever by these presents. 
In Witness they the Said Joseph Halsted and Sarah his 



HEMrSTEAb TOWN RECORDS. 195 

wife, have hereunto Set their hands and fixed their Seals, 
the first day of December in the Ninth year of the Rei<:;u of 
our Sovereign Lord george King of Great Britain Ac and 
in the year of our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven Hun- 
dred <k twenty two 172'2. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Joseph halsted (S) 

Jonas Halsted 

William Willis Sarah halsted (S) 

Memorandom that on the day of the date within written, 
the Within Mentioned Joseph Halsted and Sarah his wife 
Personally A23peared before me Theodorous Van Wyck one 
of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for Queens County, 
Assigned, and Acknowledged the within Avritten Deed to be 
their free and Volentary Act and Deed 

Theo'd Van Wyck 

this deed Entered and Compared with the Originals by 

John Schenck Town Clerk 



Page 9. 

Know All men by these Presents that I Stephen Corn- 
well of Cowueck in North Hempstead and State of New 
York, Have for and in Consideration of the sum of One 
Hundred and one Pounds of Good and Lawfull Mcmey of 
the State Abovesaid to me in hand Already Paid by Elisa- 
beth Thomas of the same place the Receipt Whereof I do 
hereby Acknowledge, have Bargained Sold Set Over and 
Delivered and do hereby in Plain and Open Market Sell 
Set over and Deliver iTnto the Above Named Elizabeth 
Thomas, One Desk, onc^ Silv(u- Watch, Three Mares and 
one Colt, live Cows and Calves and two Cows Withoiit 
Calves, To have and to hold the Above Bargained premises 
to her own proper use Benefit and Behoof for Ever, and I 
the Said Stephen Coruwell do hereby Promise to AYarreut 



19C) HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Secure aud Defend the Above Bargained Stock and Prem- 
ises to the Above Named Elizabeth Thomas Against the 
Just Claim or Claims of Every Person or Persons Whatso- 
ever in Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and 
Seal this 5th day of November 1785, aud in the Tenth year 
of Independaucy. 

Signed Sealed aud Delivered 

in presence of Stephen Cornwell (S) 

Jos'h Sands 

Phebe Smith 

Memorandom the day and jesxr above Written Livery 
and Seisin of the goods &c By the Within written Deed 
Bargained and Sold was Delivered by the within named 
Stephen Cornell to the Said Elizabeth Thomas by giving 
and Delivering to the Said Elizabeth Thomas one Silver 
Watch and one Desk in the name of the Whole goods and 
Premises Sold in the Presence of us 
Jos'h Sands 
Phebe Smith 

Personally Appeared before me Caleb Cornel Esqr one of 
the Justices for Queens County the Within named Stephen 
Cornwell and did Acknowledge the Within Deed of Sale to 
be his own Voluntary act and Deed Without fraud This 
twelfth day of November 1785 

Caleb Cornel 

The Above Deed Entered And Compared With the Ori- 
ginal by 

John Schenck Clk 



This Indenture made this fifteenth day of May in the 
year of our Lord Seventeen Hundred and Sixty one by and 
Between Jacob Searing of the Township of Hempstead in 
Queens County and in the Province of New^ York, Yeoman, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 197 

of the one })ait aiitl Daniel Searing of the Town C'ounty and 
Province Aforesaid, Yeoman, of the other part, Witneseth 
that the Said Jacob Searing for and in Consideration of the 
Just and full sum of Fif t}' two Pounds, Lawf ull money of New 
York to him in hand AVell and truly paid by the Said Daniel 
Searing Before the Ensealing hereof the Receipt Avhereof the 
Said Jacob Searing Doth hereby AcknoAvledge and himself 
therewith Fully Satisfyed Contented and Paid and hereof 
and of Ever}^ Part and Parcel thereof Doth Exonerate Ac- 
(piit and Discharge the Said Daniel Searing his Heirs Ex- 
ecutors and Administrators and Every of them b}^ these 
Presents Hath given Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Re- 
mised Released Assured Conveyed and Confirmed and by 
these Presents doth fully freely and Absolutely Give Grant 
Bargain Sell Aheii Remise Release Assure Convey and 
Confirm unto the Said Daniel Searing and to his Heirs and 
Assigns forever all that of the Moiety or Equal half of a 
Certain Lott Tract or parcel of Meadow Land Lying and 
Being Situate in the Township of Hempstead Aforesaid at 
a Place Called Near Rockway being Bounded as followeth 
that is NortliAvardly by Isaac Smith's Land as- the fence 

Page 10. 

Now Stands and Westwardly by the Meadow Land of the 
Said Isaac Smith part of the Way as the fence Now Stands 
and Part as the Ditch Runs and South Wardly by the Bay 
of Salt AVater, and Eastwardly by a Lott of Meadow Be- 
longing unto Aaron Please, Together with all and Singular 
the Rights priveledges and Appurtenances to the Same 
Belonging or any Ways Appertaining To have and to 
hold all and Singular the Said Granted Premises with the 
Appurtenances to him the Said Daniel Searing and to his 
Heirs and Assigns forever to his and their only Proper use 
Benefit and Behoof forever and the Said Jacob Searing 
for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators Doth 
Covenant Grant and Agree to and AVith the Said Daniel 
Searing and his Heirs and Assigns that at the time of the 



198 HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECORDS. 

Ensealing liereof lie is tlie true Sole and Lawfiill owner of 
the Said Granted Premises and is Lawfully Seized and 
Possesed of the Same in his own proper Right as a good 
perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple 
and had in himself good Right full power and Lawfull au- 
thority to dispose of the Same in manner as above Said 
and that he the Said Daniel Searing his Heirs and Assigns 
Shall and may from time to time and at all times forever 
hereafter Quietly and Peacibly Have hold use Occupy 
Posses and Enjoy the Sd granted premises free <fe Clear & 
freely & Clearly Discharged from all Incumbrances What- 
soever and the Said Jacob Searing his Heirs Executors and 
Administrators the Said granted Premises unto him the 
Said Daniel Searing and to his Heirs and Assigns against 
the Lawfull Claims of all manner of Persons Shall and Will 
Warrent and forever Defend In Witness whereof the Said 
Jacob Searing hath hereunto Set his hand and Seal the 
year and day above Written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Jacob Seaking (S) 

Isaac Smith 

Phebe Mitchell 

Queens ) 

n i > s. s. 

County S 

July the 23d 17(51 then Personally Appeared Before me 
Isaac Smith one of his Majesties Justices of the peace for 
the said County the Within named Jacob Searing and did 
Acknowledge the within written Deed to be his Voluntary 
Act and Deed and I Having perused the Same and finding 
no Rasures nor Interlinations therein do allow it to be Re- 
corded 

Isaac Smith 

This Above Deed Entered and Compared With the orig- 
inal 

By John Schenck Clerk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 199 

To all Christian People to Whom these Presents may 
come or any ways Concern, Know ye that I Amos Willits of 
Islip in the County of Sufiblk upon Nassau Island In the 
Province of New York, for and in the Consideration of the 
sum of Twenty Pounds Current money of the Province 
Aforesaid Paid by James Searing of Hempstead in Queens 
County upon the Island and in the province Aforesaid the 
Receipt whereof I do Acknowledge and myself Thereof fully 
Satisfyed and Contented have given Granted Bargained Sold 
set over In plain and open Market all and Every Pieces or 
Parcels of Land in the Township of Hempstead Lately 
Divided and laid out by order of the Said Town Containing 
both propriety Right and Also Patten Right Comprehend- 
ing all the Lauds Laid out to both the Rights Abovesaid as 
they are Entered in the Books of the late Division in the 
Said Towu Being the Equal third part of Richard Willits 
Propriety and also the third part of Mary Willits patten 
Right, all which Said Land or Pieces or parcels of Land, I 
the Said Amos'Willits do Convey and Confirm unto the Said 
James Searing his Heirs and Assigns forever and Stand to 
Oblige myself my Heirs Executors Administrators and Every 
of them to Defend in the Peacible and Quiet Possession of 
Every part and parcel thereof. In testimony Whereof Tlie 

Page 11. 

Said Amos Willits have hereunto Set to my hand and fixed 
my Seal this Sixth day of Jaimary in the year of our Lord 
Christ Anno Domini 1742-3 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of us Amos Willits (S) 

John Searing 
Samuel Searing 

Be it Remembcsred that on the 19th chiy of May 1747. 
Then Samuel Searing one of the AVitnesses to the within 
Conveyance Came Before David Seaman Esqr One of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 
Assigned and Being duly Deposed Declared that he saw the 



200 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECORDS. 

Within Grantor Amos Willits Execute the same Which 

having Examined and jB.udiug no Euterlinations or Easures 

Excepting the Words, propriety of Richard Willits and ye, 

Easer'd in the Twelfth and thirteenth Lines do Alhnv the 

Same to be Recorded 

David Seaman 

Entered and Compared with the Orriginal by 

John Schenck. Clerk 



This Indenture Made the Twenty first day of October in 
the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Seventy two 
Between George Fowler of Hempstead in Queens County in 
the Province of New York, Yeoman, of the one Part and 
Roelof Schenck and Martin Schenck Jur Both of the same 
places. Yeomen, on the Other Part AVitneseth, that the said 
George Fowler for and in the Consideration of the sum of 
one Hundred and Sixteen Pounds Lawfull money of New 
York to him in hand paid B}^ the said Roelof Schenck and 
Martin Schenck at and before the Ensealing and Delivery of 
These presents the Receipt whereof he doth Hereby Ac- 
knowledge and himself to be therewith Fully Satisfied Con- 
tented and Paid and thereof and of Every part and parcell 
thereof doth hereby forever Acquit Exonerate Release and 
fully Discharge them the said Roelof and Martin Schenck 
their and Each of their Respective Heirs Ex'rs Admini'rs 
Hath given Granted bargained and Sold and by these 
Presents doth give Grant Bargain and Sell unto the Said 
Roelof and Martin Schenck and to them and Each of their 
Respective Heirs and Assigns all that one Certain Lott of 
Salt Meadow Situate Lying and Being at the South Side of 
the Township of Hempstead Aforesaid Near Where John 
Lininton now Lives, Containing twent}' Acres be it more or 
Less Bounded North by the Said John Lininton, West 
Partly by John Lininton and Partly by Dirck Albertson 
Jun'r, East partly by James Wood and Partly by Joannes 
Hendrickson, and South by hogg Island Creek, so called, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 201 

Together With all and SiDgiilar the fences waters creeks and 
Improvements and Ajipiirtenances thereunto Belonging or 
in an}' manner of Ways appertaining. To have and to hold 
all and Singular the above hereby Granted and Released 
Lott of Meadow ground and Premises and Appurtenances 
unto them the said Roelof and Martin Schenck and their 
Heirs Assigns to the only Proper use and Behoof of the Said 
Roelof Schenck & Martin Schenck their Heirs and Assigns 
to be held in Severalty as Tenants in Common and to l)e 
Equall}' Divided Between Them so that Each of them may 
Enjoy his Equal i)art and proportion thireof Forever and 
the said George Fowler for himself his Heirs Exer's and 
Admr's doth hereby Covenant promise grant and Agree to 
and With the Said Roelof Schenck and Martin Schenck 
and Each of them and Each of their Respective heirs & 
Assigns in Manner and form Following that is to say that 
he the Said George Fowler at the time of the Ensealing and 
Delivery of these presents was the true sole and Lawfnll 
owner of the Aforesaid Lott of Salt Meadow ground and 
Premises and tliat he had in Himself good Right full 
power and Lawfull Authority to sell and Dis})Ose of the 
same in manner aforesaid as also that the same is free 
and Clear from all Intanglements or other Incumbrjinces 
Whatsoever. Lastly the said George Fowler the Said Lott 
of Salt medcnv and premises with all ami Every of their 
A})[)urtenaijccs unto them the said Roelof Schenck and 

PaCxE 12. 
Martin Schenck and to Each of their Respective Heirs and 
Assigns Against the Lawfull Claims or Pretences of all 
ujanner of person or Persons Shall and Will Warrant and 
by these presents forever Defend the same, in witness 
Whereof the said George Fowler hath Hertninto set liis 
hand and Seal the day and year tirst herein ^^ iittt;n. 

Sealed and Delivered 

in presence of Geoku rowLEit (Sj 

Sarah Clowes 
S Clowes 



20'2 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Queens } 
County ^ '  

Be it Remembered that on the 2l8t clay of October 1772 
Came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens County? 
George Fowler the grantor of this Instrument of Writing 
and Acknowledged that he Executed the same as his Vol- 
untary Act and Deed Which having examined and finding 
no Easures nor Interlinations do allow the Same to be 
Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters. 

Entered and Compared With the Originals by 

John Schenck Clk 

To all Christian People To whom these ]iresents Shall 
Come I Roelof Schenck of the Township of Hempstead in 
(Queens County in the Province of New York, Yeoman, 
Send greeting, Whereas, I Roelof Schenck did on the first 
day of December in the year of our Lord Christ Seventeen 
Hundred Twenty tAvo purchase of Joseph Halsted and 
Sarah his Wife A Certain Tract Farm or Plantation of 
Land Containing three Hundred & Sixteen Acres and forty 
Eight Rods & also the one third part of the Patent Right 
of Timothy Halsted Deceased, Father of the Sd Joseph 
Halsted, In the undivided of the Township of Hempstead 
as by one Certain Instrument of Bargain and Sale men- 
tioned under the Hands and Seals of the Sd Joseph Halsted 
and Sarah his wife Bearing date the aforementioned first day 
of December Seventeen Hundred twenty two, may more at 
Large Appear, Relation thereto being had, And Whereas I 
the Siiid Roelof Schenck did on the fourth day of October 
in the year of our Lord Christ Seventeen Hundred Twenty 
Eight Joyntly together with Minne Schenck of the Afore- 
said Township of Hempstead Yeoman (and My Brother) 
Purchase of John Pine of the aforesaid Township of Hemp- 
stead, Y'^eoman, A Certain Piece of Land in the Township of 
Hempstead and Adjoyning to the first mentioned Tract and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 203 

Containing Fifteen Acres as by one Certain Instrument of 
Writing under the Hands and Seals of the Said John Pine 
and Grace his AVife, the Conveyance thereof may at Large 
Appear Eelatiou thereto had the Sd Lands lieing Situate at 
a Place known and Called by the name of Millstone Rock 
Within the Bounds of Hempstead aforesaid and Lying on 
both Sides of the Eoad that Leads from Heiricks to Gil- 
dersleeves Creek and Including the Soil of the Said Road. 
Now Know ye that I the aforenamed Roelof Schenck for 
and in Consideration of Six Hunrlred and Twenty five 
Pounds Current money of New York to me in hand Paid 
before the Ensealing Hereof by Minne Schenck Aforenamed 
the Receipt Whereof I do hereby Acknowledge and my self 
to be therewith fully Satisfyed and Contented and thereof 
and theiefrom and of and from every ])art and parcel 
Thereof By these Presents do foreyer Acquit Exonerate 
and Discharge him the Said Minne Schenck his Heirs 
Executors & Administrators, Have Given granted Remised 
Released Assured Conveyed and Confirmed and by these 
presents do freely fully and Absolutely Give Grant Remise 
Release Assure Convey and Confirm unto him the Said 
Minne Schenck in his Quiet and Peacible Possession and 
Seisin being and to him his Heirs and Assigns forever all 
that Certain Part of the First Aforementioned tract of Land 

Page 13. 

which I Purchased as Aforesaid of Joseph Halsted & Sarah 
his AVife which Lyeth on the North and Easterly Side of a 
Certain Line of Partition Made and Run Between me Roe- 
lof Schenck and Minne Schenck Aforenamed, which Sd Line 
Beiiins bv Robert Mitchells Land Avhere the Devision 
Fence Now Between us Begins and thence Runs South 
Eighty three Degrees 30 Minutes East fifty three Rods, 
thence North three Rods, thence South Eighty three De- 
grees thirty Minutes, East one Hundred Seventy three Rods 
Seventeen Links, thence South Eight Degrees East two 
hundred and Six Rods, It Being one hundred and fifty 



204 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

three Acres and three Quarters, Lying on both sides of the 
Road Aforementioned, Including the Soil of the Said Road 
as Granted to me as aforesaid by Joseph Halsted and Sarah 
his Wife as also all my Right title Property Claim Interest 
Challenge in and Demand unto the Aforementioned fifteen 
Acres of Land Purchased of John Pine and Grace his Wife 
both which parcels of Land being Comprehended in one 
Survey and Lying as afore on the North and Easterly Side 
of the Ijine of Partition Contains one hundred Sixty Eight 
Acres and three Quarters as by the Said Card of Survey 
Relation thereto had may at Large Appear And Also the 
Equal half part of the Patent Right as Aforementioned 
Granted me by the Said Aforenamed Joseph Halsted & 
Sarah his Wife, Together with all Buildings Appurtenances 
Priveleges Conveniences & Commodities to the Sd Lands or 
any Part thereof Belonging or in any AVise Appertaining. 
To Have and to hold all and Singular the Afore Mentioned 
Bargained and Released Premises and every Part thereof 
with all Previledges AjDpurtenances Conveniences and Com- 
modities to the Same belonging known taken or Reputed to 
be a part p.acel or Member Thereof With the Reversicm 
and Reversions Remainder or Remainders thereof with all 
the Right title Property Interest Claim Challenge and De- 
mand Whatsoever of me the Said Roelof Schenck or of my 
Heirs Executors and Administrators of in or to t e Aforesaid 
Granted and Released premises or any part thereof unto him 
the Said Minne Schenck his Heirs and Assigns forever to his 
and their own Proper use and benefit and Behoof Forever and 
I the Said Roelof Schenck do further Covenant Promise grant 
and agree to and with the Said Minne Schenck his heirs and 
Assigns that at the time of Ensealing hereof the same is free 
and Clear and Freely and Clearly Exonerated Acquitted and 
Discharged of and from all and all manner of other former 
Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Wills Entails Joyntnres 
Dowers Judgments Extents Executions and Troubles What- 
soever and further I the Said Roelof Schenck do by these 
presents Bind niy Self my Heirs Executors & Administra- 



HEMPSTEAt) TOWN RECORDS. 205 

tors and EveiT of tliem to AVarrant and Defend the afore- 
said Bargained and Released Premises and Every part 
thereof unto him the Said Minne Schenck his Heirs and 
Assigns forever Against Mj Self my heirs Executors and 
Administrators and all and Every other person or Persons 
Claiming or to Claim from or by or under me or them or 
any of them In Witness whereof the Said Ptoelof Schenck 
and Susannah his Wife as being a party herein Concerned 
& Resigning up all her Right of Dower to the Said Premises 
or to any part thereof Have hereunto set their hands and 
Seals this Twenty Second day of May In the year of our 
Lord Christ Seventeen Hundred Thirty-five 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of 

Page 14. 

RoELOF Schenck (S) 

William Bretts the Mark of 

W'm Burch Susannah :H: Schenck (S) 

Memo'd This 3 day of June 1735 Then personally ap- 
peared before me the AYithin Named Roelof Schenck and 
Acknowledged the within Instrument to be his Voluntary 
Act and deed, at the Same time Susannah his Avife within 
named Being before and by me Privately Examined Ac- 
knowledged the Within Written Deed to be her free and 
Voluntary act and deed without any threatnings or Com- 
pulsion of her Husband Enforcing her Thereto. Being 
AVithout any Material luterlinations at time of Acknowl- 
edging 

Andries Ondeudonck 

Entered and Compared AVith the original 

By John Schenck, Clk 

This Iiideiitun; made this Twenty -Ninth day of Alarch 
Seventeen Hundred and forty-four. By and Between John 
Pine of Cow Neck in the Limits of Hempstead in Queens 
County on Nassau Island, Yeoman, of the one Part and 



206 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOUDS. 

Minue Sclienck of the same Place, Yeoman, of tlie Other 
part, Witneseth that the Said John Pine for and in the Con- 
sideration of the full and Just snm t)f Six Hundred and 
Twenty Six Pounds ten Shillings of good Currant and Law- 
full money of the Colony of New York, to me the Said John 
Pine in hand Well and truly paid by Minne Sclienck Afor*^- 
said ye Receipt Whereof I the Said John Pine do acknowl- 
edge and Myself therewith Fully Satisfy ed Contented and 
tidly Paid and thereof and Every Part and parcel ther<'of 
do acquit Release and Exonerate and fully Discharge him 
the said Minne Sclienck His Heirs Executors and Administ's 
and Every of them forever by these Presents hath Given 
Gr:i,iited Bargained Sold Alienated Enfeoffed ensured Rati- 
fyed Conveyed and Confirmed and by these Presents do 
fully freely Clearly and absolutely give grant Bargain Sell 
Alinate Enfeeoff Ensure Ratify Convey and Confirm unto 
him the Said Minne Schenck his Heirs and Assigns forever 
all that of one Certain Messuage or tract of Land Situate 
Lying and being on Cow Neck in the Bounds of Hempstead 
aforesaid, Bounded on the South by Joseph Halsteads Land 
on the West by Land in the Tenure of Nathaniel Pearsall, 
on the North I)}' Coll Tredwells Land, on the East by the 
Higliwa}' that Treads Through the Neck, the Course of the 
West end Begining at the North West Corner so Running 
South Seven Degrees East fifty nine Rods and Nineteen 
Links of Chain, thence Runing Between two Parellel Lines 
East Seven Degrees and three Quarters North Until) it 
Comes to the Highway Aforesaid, Containing one Hundred 
and Twenty five Acres and forty Eight Sqr rods as may 
Aiipear by the Card of the Same, Together with all the 
Dwelling houses Barns Edifices Buildings Timber Trees 
woods Underwood fences fields pastures Wells Waters or 
Whatsoever else Belonging to the Same that can be Deemed 
Esteemed Construed Taken or known to be a part or Mem- 
ber thereof With the Reversions and Remainders thereof 
and all the Estate Right Title Interest Property Claim and 
Demand Whatsoever of him the Said John Pine of in and to 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 207 

tlie Above Demised Premises. To Have and to Hold all the 

Page 15. 

Above Bargained Premises With all and Singular the Ap- 
purtenances unto him the Said Miune Schenok his Heirs 
and Assigns forever to his and their own Sole and 
proper Use Benefit and behoof forever and I the Said 
John Pine do Covenant i^romise grant and Agree to and 
With him the Said Minne Schenck his Heirs and Assigns 
that at the time of the Ensealing and before the Deliverv 
hereof he is the true Sole and Lawful! owner of the above 
Bargained Premises and was Lawfully Siezed and Possessed 
thereof in Mine own Proper Right of a good perfect & Abso- 
lute Estate of Liheritance in fee Simple and had in my Self 
full power Good Right and Lawfull Authority to Sell and 
Dispose of the same in Manner as Aforesaid and that the 
Said Minne Schenck his Heirs and Assigns Shall and may 
by Virtue hereof Lawfully Quietly and Peacibly Have hold 
use occupy Improve Command and Enjoy the Above De- 
mised Premises with all and Singular the A^ipurtenances 
free and Clearly Acquitted Released and fully Discharged 
of and from all manner of Former and other Gifts Grants 
Bargains Sales Mortgages Joyntures Dowers Judgments 
Executions and Encumbrances Whatsoever and further I 
the said John pine doth hereby Covenant oblige aud Bind 
myself my heirs Executors and Administrators to Warrant 
Secure and forever Defend all the above Demised premises 
with all the Appurtenances unto him the Said Minne 
Schenck his Heirs and Assigns forever Against all the Just 
and Lawfull Claims and Demands of all manner of persons 
Whomsoever, and further I Grace Pine Wifc^ of him the 
Said John Pine d(^ Hereby Release Quit claim Snrnmder 
and Deliver up all my Right of Dower and Power of thirds 
of in or to the Above Granted Premises with ye Appur- 
tenances unto hinr the Said Minne Schenck his Heirs and 
Assigns forever, In AVitness hereunto we the Said John 
Pine and his Wife Grace Pine hath set to our Hands and 



208 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

fixed our Seals the day aud year Above Written, tlie Words, 
unto him the said Miune Scheuck his Heirs and Assigns 
forever, Incduded between the Thirty fourth and Thirty fifth 
Lines, Enterlined before Signing 
Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of John Pine (S) 

Thomas pearsall 
Samuel Willis Grace Pine (S) 

Memorancbmi that on the 30th day of March 1744 then 
Came Samuel Willis one of the Witneses of the Avithin 
written Deed before me David Seaman one of the Judges 
of the Pleas for Queens County Assigned and Solemnly 
Declared that he saw John Pine and his Wife Grace Pine 
Execute this Deed of their own free and Voluntary act and 
Deed AVhicli Having Examined and finding no Interlina- 
tions or Rasures Except (to him the Said Minne Schenck 
liis Heirs and Assigns forever. Interlined between the Thirty 
fourth and Thirty fifth Lines) before Signing, I do allow the 
same to be Recorded 

David Seaman 

Entered and Compared AVith the Original by 

Jn'o Schenck Clerk 

To All Christian People to whom these presents Shall 
come or in any wise appertain. Know ye that I Siirali 
Schenck of the Township of Hempstead in Queens County 
and Province of New York, For and in Consideration of 
the full and Just Sum of Three Hundred and fift}' 
Pounds good. and Current Money of New- York to me in 
hand Well and Truly Paid before the Signing and Sealing 
hereof by Peter Schenck of the Township County and 
Province aforesaid the Receipt Whereof I do Acknowledge 
and my Self therewith fully Satisfy ed and Paid and thereof 
and of Every Part and parcel thereof do Acquit and Re- 
lease and fully Discharge him the Said Peter Schenck His 
Heirs Executors and Administrators and Every of them 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 209 

thereof by these Presents have given Granted Bargained 
Sokl Allienated Convoyed and Confirmed and by these 
Presents do fully Clearly and Absolutely Give Grant Bargain 
sell Allienate Convey and Confirm unto him the Said Peter 
Schenck his Heirs and Assigns forever, all that of one 

Page 16. 

Messuage or tract of Land lying and Being upon the 
Hills Between Herricks and Cowueck in the Township 
of Hempstead Aforesaid, A lot of Land Which was 
Conveyed to the said Sarah Schenck by the Execut's 
of tlje Late Roelof Schenck Deceased as will Appear 
by a deed of Bill and Sale from the Said Execut's 
to the Said Sarah Schenck Bearing date A Little 
l)efore these Presents Which Lott is Butted and Bounded 
as Follows, Begining at the Southwest Corner of Said piece 
of land Joyniug the Highway that Leads from Herricks to 
Cow Neck at the Corner of the fence, and thence Ptunning 
East one Degree North one Hundred and ten Kods and 
Sixteen Links of Chain to a Certain Chesnut tree Standing 
in the fence, and Kuning North one Degree and an half 
West Sixty four Kods, and thence East four Degrees and 
an half North Eleven Kods and Eight Links of Chain to the 
Wood Land, and thence Along the South side of the Wood- 
land East two Degrees and one half South Twenty one Rods 
and A Quarter, and thence North Eleven Degrees and one 
half West Forty five Rods and Twenty Links of Chain to 
Robert Marvins Land, Bounded all along by land in Pos- 
session of the Widow Seaman, and thence west Eighty 
three Degrees North forty nine Rods and Seventeen Links, 
and thence South two Degrees East forty Rods and one 
half by Said Marvins Land, and thence Continuing by his 
land AVest Sixty Seven Degrees and three Quarters South 
Ninety one Rods and ten Links, and thence A Square Line 
Southarly one Rod, and thence West Sixty Seven Degrees 
and three Quarters South Six Rods into the Swamp to 
Martin Schencks Woodland, and thence Southwardly by 



210 HEMfSTEAD TOAVN EECORDS, 

his Land thirty Eight Rods to the first Bounds, Containing 
fifty Six Acres and three quarters of Land, Together with 
all the Houses Buildings fences In closures Timber trees 
Woods and under Woods Rights and Appurtenances there- 
unto Belonging or in any Wise Appertaining, To Have and 
to Hold all the above Bargained Premises with all and 
Singular the Appurtenances thereunto Belonging unto him 
the Said Peter Schenck his Heirs and Assigns to his and 
their own proper use Benefit and Behoof from henceforth 
and forever, and I the Said Sarah Schenck for my self my 
Heirs Executors and Administrators do Covenant promise 
and Agree with him the Said Peter Schenck his Heirs and 
Assigns that I Have good Right and Lawful Authority to 
grant Bargain and Convey the Above Premises with the 
Appurtenances and that he the Said Peter Schenck his Heirs 
and Assigns Shall and may by Virtue of these Presents 
Lawfully Peacibly Have Hold use Occupy and freely pos- 
sess all the Above Bargained premises with the Apjjurten- 
ances thereunto Belonging freely Acquitted and Released 
and fully Discharged from all manner of former Gifts 
Grants Sales Releases Mortgages or Incumbrances What- 
soever had made or Contracted by me or any Person Claim- 
ing from or under me, and that the Above Bargained and 
granted Premises may Remain Secure to the Said Peter 
Schenck his Heirs and Assigns, I the Said Sarah Schenck 
for my Self my Heirs Executors and Administrators do 
Covenant and agree to Warrant and forever Defend the 
Same against the Lawfull Demands of all Persons Whatso- 
ever and Whomsoever in Witness hereof I the Said Sarah 
Schenck have Hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Twenty 
Second day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand 
Seven hundred and Seventy Eight 1778. 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 
in the presence of Sarah Schenck ( S) 

Martin Schenck Jun'r * 

Daniel Brinkerhoff 

Hendrick Brinkerhoff 



hUmpstead town records. 211 

Queens > ^ 
Countj y ' ' • 

memorandom that on the Sixteenth day of February 1786 
Personall}- Appeared before me Timothj' Smith Esquire one 
of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens 
County Assigned Hendrick Brinkerhoff one of the Witneses 
to the AVithin deed and Being Duly Sworn Declared that he 
Saw the within grantor Sarah Schenck Sign and Seal the 
same and 1 having Examined the same and Finding no 
Rasures nor Interliuations therein do Allow it to be En- 
tered on Record 

Timothy Smith 

Judge 



Page 17. 

This Indenture Made this Twentieth day of March in 
the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Sev- 
enty Eight by and Between John Schenck of Cedar Swamp 
in the Township of Oisterbay, and Abraham Schenck of 
Great Neck, and Peter Schenck near Cow Neck Both of the 
Township of Hempstead and all in Queens County and in 
the Province of New York of the one Part, and Martin 
Schenck Jur near Cow Neck in the Township of Hempstead 
and County & Province Aforesaid, Yeoman, of the other part, 
Witneseth that whereas Roelof Schenck of Hempstead near 
Cow Neck Aforesaid Lately Deceased, in and by his Last 
Will and Testament did order the farm he Dyed Siezed of 
to be sold as may further appear by Said Will and by 
Said Will did Constitute and Appoint the Above Said John 
Schenck Abraham Schenck and Peter Schenck his Execu- 
tors and Iiii])owered them to Sell his Lands, Now This In- 
denture farther Witneseth that we John Schenck Abraham 
Schenck and Peter Schenck Executors as Aforesaid by the 
aiithority Committed unto us by said will and Testament of 
the above Named Iloelof Schenck Deceased, as well as to 
fulfill and perform the trust Reposed in us for Executing 



212 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the Same, For and in Consideration of the full and Just 
sum of Twelve Hundred Pounds Good Current money of the 
Province of New York to us in hand well and Truly Paid by 
the Above Said Martin Schenck before the Sealing and 
Delivery hereof the Receipt we do Acknowledge and our 
Selves therewith fully Satisfyed and Paid and thereof and 
of Every Part and Parcel thereof do Acquit Release and 
fully Discharge him the Said Martin Schenck his Heirs Ex- 
ecutors and Administrators and Each and Every of them 
Forever By these Presents have given Granted Bargained 
Sold Allienated Enfeeoffed Assured Conveyed and Confirmed 
and by these Presents do Absolutel}^ gi^^'e Grant Bargain 
Sell Alienate Enfeeof Convey and Confirm unto him the 
Said Martin Schenck & his Heirs and Assigns forever all 
the Above mentioned Farm the Said Roelof Schenck De- 
ceased Lived on Near the head of Cow Neck, and is Butted 
and Bounded as follows, Viz, Begining at the Northwest 
Corner of Said Land Runing from thence South ten Degrees 
East Fifty Seven Rods, Bounded partly by Land of Robert 
Mitchell and partly by Land of Daniel Brinkerhoff, from 
thence East Eighty four Degrees South one Hundred and 
Twenty Nine Rods by Land of Daniel Brinkerhoff, thence 
South Eleven degrees East one Hundred and Eighty one 
Rods Likewise by Land of Daniel Brinkerhoff and Land 
of Richard & Philip Valentine & Land of Samuel Way and 
Land of Benjamin Downing, thence East Seventy Seven 
degrees North Eighty three Rods and an half by land of 
Samuel Denton, then Begining again at the Above Said 
Northwest Corner and Runing from thence East Eighty 
three Degrees South fifty three Rods, thence Northerly 
three Rods, thence East eighty three Degrees South One 
Hundred and Seventy three Rods and Seventeen Links, 
thence South Eight Degrees East Two Hundred and Six 
Rods till it meets the Line Joyning Samuel Denton as above, 
the Last mentioned line all Joyning the Land of Martin 
Schenck Aforesaid, Containing all the Land Within the 
Said lines Be it more or Less, Excepting a Small piece 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 213 

Coutaiuiug near two Acres Which the Late Roelof Scheuck 
Sold unto Abraham Monfoort Deceased in the South west 
Corner where Daniel Brinkerhofls House Now Stands, with 
all the Dwelling Houses Buildings Orchards Fences Past- 
ures Inclosures Timber Trees Woods under Woods Wells 
Springs brooks and Pools of Water, and all other Appur- 
tenances Whatsoever Belonging or in any Wise Appertain- 
ing with the Reversions and Eemainders thereof. To Have 
and to hold all the above Granted and Bargained Premises 
with the Appuiteuances thereunto Belonging unto him the 
Said Martin Schenck his Heirs and Assigns to his and their 
owji proper use and Benifit & Behoof from Henceforth and 
forever and Ave the Said John Schenck Abraham Schenck 
and Peter Schenck for our Selves and Each of us do Coven- 
ant and agree to and With him the Said Martin Schenck 
his Heirs Executors and Administrators that it Shall and 
may be LawfuU for him his Heirs and Assigns by Virtue 
hereof Lawfully and Peacibly to Have Hold use Command 
and Enjoy the above Bargained Premises with all and 
Singular the appurtenances free and Clearly Acquitted 

Page 18. 

Released and fully Discharged from all manner of Gifts 
Grants Bargains Sales Conveyances and Incumbrances 
Whatsoever had or Made by us the aforenamed Executors 
or any of us or by the Act or Remains of the Abovenamed 
Deceased Roelof Schenck so as to Disannul make Void or 
Defeat the Present sale or any part thereof and that the 
Above Bargained Premises Shall Continue and Remain 
unto him the Said Martin Schenck his Heirs and Assigns 
Without any Reclaim luterruption molestation or Denial of 
us the Said John Schenck Abraham Schenck & Peter 
Schenck or any of us and all other Persons Claiming any 
Right or title fioiii us as Executors or from the aforesaid 
Roelof Schenck Deceased do Covenant and Oblige our 
Selves In Behalf of the Legatees to Whom we as Executors 
by our Fathers Will are to pay the Above Sum of Money to 



214 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

Warrant and Defend tlie above Said Premibes and the Ap- 
purtenances thereunto Belonging to him the Said Martin 
Schenck his Heirs and Assigns Forever against all the Law- 
full Claims and Demands of all Persons Whatsoever in 
Witness Hereof we the Said John Schenck Abraham Schenck 
& Peter Schenck have Set to our hands and tixed our Seals 
the day and year above 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of us John Schenck (S) 

Daniel Brinkerhofp 

Sarah Schenck Abraham Schenck (S) 

Hendrick Brinkerhoff , 

Peter Schenck (S) 

Queens } ^ 
County y •"  

Memoraudom tliat on the Sixteenth day of February 

1786 Personally Appeared Before me Timothy Smith 

Esquire one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas 

for Queens County (Assigned) Hendrick Brinkerhoff one of 

the Witnesses to the Within Deed and Beiug duly Sworn 

Declared that he Saw John Schenck Abraham Scheuck & 

Peter Schenck the Grantors Si<jfn and Seal the Same And I 



'G' 



Having Examined the Same and finding no Meterial 
Rasures nor Interlinations therein do Allow the Same to be 
Entered upon Record 

Timothy Smith 

Judge 

Entered and Compared With the original 

By Jn'o Schenck Clerk 



This Indenture made this Twenty first day of March in 
the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Seventy Eight by and Between Martin Schenck Jur near 
Cow Neck in the Township of Hempstead in Queens County 
and Province of New York, Yeoman, of the one Part and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 215 

John Sclieuck of Cedar Swamp in the Township of Oyster- 
bay in the County and Province Aforesaid, Yeoman, of the 
other part Witneseth that I the Said Martin Schenck for 
and in Consideration of the full and Just Sum of Twelve 
Hundred Pounds Good Current Money of New York Prov- 
ince to me in hand well and Truly paid by the Above John 
Schenck before the Sealing and Delivering Hereof the 
Receipt whereof I do Acknowledge and myself therewith 
fully Satisfyed and Paid and thereof and Every part and 
Parcell thereof do accpiit Release and fully Discharge him 
the Said John Schenck his Heirs Executors and Adminis- 
trators and Each and Every of them forever and by these 
presents have Given Granted Bargained and Sold Alienated 
Enfeeolie Conveyed and Confirmed and B}' these Presents 
do Absolutely give, grant Bargain Sell Alienate Enfeeofe 
Convey jind Confirm unto him the Said John Schenck his 
Heirs and Assigns forever all that of a Certain Farm or 
Plantation Near the Head of Cow Neck being the Farm the 
Late Roelof Schenck Died Seized of and Conveyed to the 
Above Said Martin Schenck by the Executor of the last 

Page 19. 
will and Testament of the said Roelof Schenck by a Deed 
of Bill and Sale Bearing Date A Little Before these Pres- 
ents as Reference thereunto had may more fully appear and 
is Butted and Bounded as folloAvs, Begining at the North- 
west Corner of Said Laud and Runing From thence South 
ten Degrees East Fifty Seven Rods, Bounded partly by Land 
of Robert Mitchell and part by Land of Daniel Brinkerhoti", 
from thence East Eighty four Degrees South one hundred and 
Twenty nine Rods by Land of Daniel Brinkerhoff, thence 
South Eleven Degrees East one Hundred and Eighty one 
Rods Likewise by Land of Daniel Brinkerhoti' and Land of 
Phili]) and Richard Valentine ^^ Land of Samuel Way <fe Laud 
of Benjamin Downing thence East Seventy Seven Degrees " 
North Eighty three Rods and an half by Land of Samuel Den- 
ton, then Begining agaiih at the Above Said Northwest (/orner 
and Runing from thence East Eighty three Degrees South 



216 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Fifty three Eods, thence Northerly three Kods, theuce East 
Eighty three Degrees South one Hundred and Seventy three 
Rods and Seventeen Links, thence South Eight Degrees 
East two Hundred and Six Eods or till it meets the line 
Joyning Samuel Denton as Above, the Last mentioned line 
or Joyning the Land of the Above Said Martin Schenck, Con- 
taining all the Land AVithin the Said Lines be it more or less, 
Excepting a Small Peice Containing near two Acres which the 
Late Roelof Schenck sold to Abraham Monfoort Deceased 
in the Southwest Corner on which Daniel Brinkerhoffs House 
now Stands With all the Dwelling houses Buildings Orchards 
fences pastures Inclosures timber Trees Woods under 
Woods Wells Springs Brooks and Pools of Water and all the 
other Appurtenances Whatsoever Belonging or in any Wise 
Appertaining With the Reversions and Remainders thereof. 
To have and to Hold all the above Granted and Bargained 
premises with the Appurtenances thereunto Belonging unto 
the Said John Schenck his Heirs and Assigns to his and 
their own Proper use and Behoof from henceforth and For- 
ever and I the Said Martin Schenck for my Self my Heirs 
and Assigns do Covenant and Agree to and with. him the 
Said John Schenck his Heirs Executors and Administra- 
tors that it Shall and may be Lawfull for him his Heirs 
and Assigns by Virtue hereof Lawfully and Peacibly to 
Have hold use Command and Enjoy the Above Bargained 
premises with all and Singular the Appurtenances free and 
Clearly Acquitted Released and fully Discharged from all 
Manner of Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Conveyances and 
Incumbrances Whatsoever had or made by me the afore- 
named Martin Schenck or any Person or Persons for or 
Under me So as to Disannul the present Sale or any Part 
thereof and that the Above Bargained Premises Shall Con- 
tinue unto him the Said John Schenck his Heirs and As- 
signs Without any Reclaim Interruption or Denial of me 
the Said Martin Schenck or any person Claiming any Right 
or title from me I do Covenant and Agree to Warrant and 
Defend the Above Said premises and the Appurtenances 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN ItEGORDS. 217 

thereunto Belonging to him the Said John Scheuck his 
Heirs and Assigns Forever Against the Lawful] Claims of 
all persons Whatsoever so far as the Said Premises are 
Warranted to me by the Executors of the Deceased Roelof 
Schenck as may Appear by the Beforementioued Deed of 
bill and Sale from Sd Executors to me Bearing date A Little 
before these Presents in Witness whereof I the Said Mar- 
tin Schenck have Hereunto Set my hand and fixed my Seal 
the day and year Above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the Presence of us Martin Schenck (S) 

Daniel Brinkerhoff 

Peter Schenck 

Hendrick Brinkerhoff 



s. s. 



Queens 
County 

Memorandom that on the Sixteenth day of February 
178(5 Person all}' appeared Before me Timothy Smith Es- 
quire one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for 
Said County assigned Martin Schenck the Grantor of the 
Within Deed and Acknowledged the Same to be his Volun- 
tary act and Deed and Having Examined the Same and 
finding no Rasures nor Interlinations therein I do allow the 
Same to be Entered on Record 

Timothy Smith 

Judge 

Entered and Compared With the original by 

John Schencuv Clerk 



Page 20. 

This Indenture Madt^ this Fifteenth day of Man-h in the 
year of our Lord Seventeen Hundred and Seventy Eight 
Between Peter Schenck of Hempstead in Queens County 
in the Province of New York of the -one Part and John 
Scihenck of oysterbay in the County and Province as 



218 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Above, yeoman, on the other part, Witueseth that the Said 
Peter Scheuck for and in the Consideration of the Sum of 
Nineteen Pounds six Shillings and Eight pence Lawfull 
money of New York to him in hand Paid by the Said John 
Schenck at and Before the Ensealing and Delivering of 
these Presents the Receipt AVhereof he doth Hereby Ac- 
knowledge and himself to be therewith Fully Satisfyed 
Contented and paid and thereof and of Every Part and 
parcel thereof doth Hereby forever Acquit Exonerate Re- 
lease and fully Discharge the Said John Schenck his Heirs 
Executors and Administrators hath Given Granted Bar- 
gained and Sold and by these presents doth give Grant 
Bargain and Sell unto the Said John Schen^^k and to his 
Heirs and Assigns all that one Certain Lott of Salt meadow 
Situate Lying and being at the South Side of the Township 
of Hempstead aforesaid near where Stephen Powel ^low 
Lives Containing three Acres and two thirds of an acre be 
there more or Less being the one Sixth part of a Lott of 
Meadow the Late Roehjf Schenck and Martin Schenck Jur 
did Purchase from George Fowler by a Deed Bearing date 
the Twenty tirst day of October in the year of our Lord 
one Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy two and Being 
the one Third part of the Said Roelof Scheucks Right 
in the Above Sd Lott of Meadow which the Said Roelof 
Schenck did in his Last Will give unto me the Said 
Peter Schenck the whole Lott being Bounded North by 
the Said Stephen Powels, West Partly by Stephen Po^\els 
and partly by John Demott, East Partly by James Wood 
and partly b}' Johaues Hendricksou, and South b}^ Hogs 
Island Creek (so Called) Together with all and Singular the 
fences Pastures Waters Creeks and Improvements and Ap- 
purtenances thereunto Belonging or in any Manner of ways 
Appertaining. To Have and to Hold all and Singular the 
Above Said Granted and Released Lott of Meadow ground 
and Premises and A})purtenances unto him the Said John 
Schenck and his Heirs and Assigns To the only proper use 
and Behoof of the Said John Schenck and his Heirs and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 219 

Assigus to be held in Severalty as Tenants in Common \Yith 
the above Said Martin Schenck who owns the half of the 
Above Said Lott of Meadow and With Abraham Schenok who 
owns the one Third part of the Lott Eoelof Sehencks Right 
and the above Sa^id John Schenck with his former Eight to 
have the two thirds of the late Eoelof Sehencks half of the 
above Said Lott of Meadow and to be Divided amongst 
them According to Each of their Respective Eights that 
Each of them may Enjoy his Proper part and Proportion 
thereof Forever and the Said Peter Schenck for himself his 
Heirs Executors and Administrators doth hereby Covenant 
Promise Grant and Agree to and AVith the Said John 
Schenck and his Heirs and Assigns in manner and form 
following that is to Say that he the Said Peter Schenck at 
the time of Ensealing and delivering of these Presents was 
the true Sole and LawfuU owner of the above said Meadow 
ground and Premises and that he had in Himself Good 
Eight full power & Lawfull Authority to Sell and Dispose 
of the Same in Manner Aforesaid as also that the Same is 
free and Clear from all lutanglements or other Incum- 
brances Whatsoever Lastly the Said Peter Schenck the 
Said Lott of Salt Meadow and Premises with all and Every 
of their appurtenances unto him the Said John Schenck 
and to his Heirs and Assigns against the Lawfull Claims or 
Pretences of all manner of Person or Persons shall and 
Will Warrant and By these Presents Forever Defend the 
Same in Witness Whereof I the Said Peter Schenck have 
Hereunto Set hand and Seal the day and year first herein 
Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the Presence of us Peter Schenck (Sj 

Martin Schenck Jur 

Sarah Schenck 

Page 21. 

(^)neens County Kith Fel)\iary 178G then came Person- 
ally ])efore me Timothy Smith Escpiire one of the Judges 



220 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

of tlie Court of Commou Pleas for Said County Martin 
Sclienck Jur one of the Witneses to the Within Instrument 
of Writing and Being- duly Sworn Declared that he saw the 
within Grantor Peter Scheuck Sign and Seal the Same as 
his Vohmtary act and I having Perused the Same and find- 
ing no Rasnres nor Interlinatioiis therein do Allow it to be 
Recorded 

Timothy Smith 

Judge 

Entered and Compared With the Original 

By John Schenck Clerk 



At the Annual Townmeeting Held at the House of 
Samuel Searing Jur for North Hempstead on the first 
Tuesday in April 1786 the following Persons Were Chosen 
Town Officers for the Ensuing year by a Majority of the 
freeholders and Inhabitants present, To Wit, 

Constable and Collector John Searing, Son of Daniel. 

Supervisor Richard Thorne. 

Assessors William Valentine, Elbert Hegeman Junr, 
William Thorne, Charles Hicks and Peter Titus Junr 

Overseers of the Poor Hendrick Hagner, Coe Searing 
and Philip Allen Jur. 

Trustees Philip Valentine Martin Schenck Junr and 
William Valentine. 

Commissioners for Laying out and Regulating Highways 
Peter Onderdonck, Philip Valentine and Abraham Schenck. 

Fence Viewers Charles Hicks, An dries Hegeman Sn'r, 

Pender Sam'l Searing Jur, 

Surveyors or Overseers of the Highways Stephen Mott, 
Bottom of Cow Neck, Thomas Applebee, Middle of the 
Neck, Thomas Thorne, West Side and Head of the Neck, 
Andrew Onderdonck, Hempstead Harbour, Thomas Smith, 
Great Neck, Japheth Cornell, Success, John Smith, Searing- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liECOKDS. 22l 

town, Daniel Toffey, East Part of Herricks, Philip Thome, 
West Side of Herricks, Sanmel Titiis, North Side the Plains, 
Thomas Willits, Westbury, Daniel Mndge, East Side Har- 
bour, 

Town Clerk John Schenck. 

The above Entered by 

John Schenck Clerk 



At a Town Meeting Held at the house of Samuel Searing 
Jun'r for North Hempstead on the Sixteenth day of De- 
cem'br 1786. Which was Call'd by authority, the following 
Votes Passed Unanimously by the freeholders and Inhabit- 
ants present. 

first, that the Quitt Pent charged on our Patent and in 
Arrears be paid before the first day of January Next agree- 
able to A Law of this State Passed at the last Session of the 
Legislature 

Secondly, that we Commute for the Same and Discharge 
it forever Agreeable to Said Law 

Thirdly, that one Person be Chosen for the purpose of 
Treating with the Freeholders and Inhabitants of South 
Hempstead or any person or Persons by them Appointed 
for the purpose of Assertaining our proportion of Said Quitt 
Rent, and that he have Discretionary Power for the Said 
purpose, and 

fourthly, that Andrew Onderdonck be appointed for the 
Above Purpose and that he be authorised to draw Money 
from the Overseers of the poor a Sum Sufficient fo]' the 
Said purpose and for his Reasonable Expences out of the 
Money in their hands or that may come into their liands 
Raised for the Support of the poor, and that he Render an 
Account to the Town of his Proceedings in Said Business 
at their Next Annual Town Meeting. 

it was Likewise; ordtu-cd that Andrew Onderdonck pay the 
proportion of North Hempstead Agreeable to the Valuation 



222 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

on the Assessors Books as is above Directed whether South 
Hempstead pay theirs or Not 

this Entered by order of the Town Meeting by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 
Page 22. 

Patent granted the Township of Hempstead in Queens 
County Dated 17th April 1685. Quit Rent £ :4: Pr annum 
Paid up to 25th March 1774. 
from 25 March 1774. 
to 25 Dec'm 1786. 



is ... 12 years 9 Mo. 

8 Years During war 



4 . . 9 Mo. at X : 4 : is X : 19 : 
14 Years Commutation @ X : 4 : is .... 56 



X 75 
Proportion of North Hempstead X : 42 : : : : : . 

Enter'd Pr. 

Jno. Schenck Clerk. 

At the Request of Amos Pettit of the Township of North 
Hempstead, Edge of the Plains, Relative to a Highway that 
Runs between his House and Barn, he producing a Petition 
Signed by A Number of his Neighbours and Others, Con- 
senting that the Said Highway should be Stopped. We the 
under Subscribers being Commissioners for Laying out and 
Regulating Highways in Sd Town, have Viewed the Said 
higliAvay and Considered the Matter, do order the Said 
Highway to be Stoped up the Length of his Land South 
and North. AVe also do Order the Above to be Entered 
upon the Town Record of Sd Town 

Plain Edge June the 2nd 1786. 'Petrus Ondeedonck 



the Above Entered Pr Order by 



Abraham Schenck 
Philip Valentine 

John Schenck Clk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS, 223 

Eec'd 21st Dec'br 1786. From Mr AnclreAv Onderdonck 
Publick Securities AYhicli with the Interest allowed thereon 
Amount to Forty two pounds in full for Arrears of Quitt 
Rent and a Commutation for the Future Quitt Rent that 
Would have Arisen on the Proportion of North Hempstead 
in Patent Originally granted to Hempstead Queens County. 

X : 42 : : : : : . 

Geeard Bancker Treas'r 

A true Copy Taken from the Original pr 

John Schenck Clerk 



Att the Annual Town Meeting held at Searing Town 
North Hempstead on the first Tuesday in April 1787 the 
following Persons were Chosen Town officers by the Major 
Vote of the freeholders and Inhabitants present, to Witt. 

John Searing, son of Daniel, Constable and Collector. 

Supervisor Andries Hegeman, Sen'r 

Assessors, William Valentine, Elbert Hegeman Junior. 
Hendrick Hagner, Peter Titus and William Thorne. 

Overseers of the Poor Hendrick Hagner, Philip Allen 
Jur & Daniel Toffey 

Page 23. 

Pliilip Valentine, Martin Schenck, William Valentine 
Trustees 

Commisioners for Laying out and Regulating Highways 
Peter Onderdonck, Abraham Schenck and Philip Valentine. 

Fence Viewers Charles Hicks, Andries Hegeman Senior 
Pounder Samuel Searing Jun'r 

Overseers of Highways David Brooks, Bottom of Cow- 
neck Daniel Kissam, Middle of the Neck, Benjamin Tred- 
well, West Side and head of the Neck, Andrew Onderdonck, 
Hempstead harbour, Thomas Thorne, great Neck, William 
Tredwell, Success, John Smith, Searing Town, Samuel 
Denton, East part of herricks, Benjamin Piatt, West part 



^^4 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

of Herricks, Richard Albertson, North Side the Phiins, 
Sihis Titus, Westbiiry, Richard Kirk, East Side harbour, 

Johu Schenck Town Clerk. 

Entered by 

John Schenck Clk 

at the Above Town meeting it was agreed and Voted as 
follows 

Whereas Strangers have and Still Continue to come into 
the bays and Creeks within the Limits of this Township 
and take and carry away Clams and Oysters to the Detri- 
ment of the Inh;il)itants thereof, therefore Voted that a 
penalty of Twenty Shillings be Laid on any and Every 
Person not an Inhabitant of this Township or the Town- 
ship of South Hempstead for Every offence in digging, 
raking or taking any Clams or Oysters in any of the Bays 
or Creeks as aforesaid, and that Hewlet Cornwell Henry 
Allen Esqr Thomas Smith and John Tliorne or Either of 
them are Appointed to prosecute and Sue any offender or 
Offenders (against this Vote and Order) in behalf of the 
Town and the Money arrising 1 hereby after Deducting 
Necessary Charges to be paid Into the hands of the Over- 
seers of the Poor of the town for the time being to be 
applied towards the Support of the poor of the town. 

At the Same Townmeeting Richard Valentine, John W. 
Seaman and John Schenck were Chosen by the major vote 
A Committee to meet a Committee of South Hempstead for 
the Purpose of Transcribing the Records Belonging to both 
Towns, and to Emjjloy Persons to do it at the Joynt Ex- 
pence of both Towns. 

At the same Towmmeeting Richai'd Valentine and John 
W. Seaman were Chosen a Committee to meet A Committee 
of South Hempstead to Settle some Arrearage of Expence 
Respecting the Poor of both Towns and to Divide the poor 
belonging to both Towns if any there be. 

The above Votes Entered Pr Order by 

Jn'o Schenck Town Clk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 225 

Tliis Indenture Made this Eigliteenth day of September 
in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Seventy three Between Ric-haid Smith of Mad nans Neck in 
the Township of Hempstead in Queens County in the 
Province of New York, Weaver, and ann his AVife Joseph 
Youngs of PhiUpsburgh in the County of Westchester in 
the Pro^dnce of New York, Farmer, and Susannah his Wife 
Martin Schenck the Ekler of Cow Neck in the Townshijj of 
Hempstead in Queens County and Province of New York, 
Farmer, and Phebe his Wife and Mary Prince of Cow Neck 
Aforesaid in tlie Township of Hempstead in Queens County 
in the Province of New York, Spinster, (which Ann, Susan- 
nah and Phebe and M.ary, are the Daughters of Samuel 
Prince Late of Cow Neck aforesaid Deceased, and Co- 
perceners and Coheirs of all the Lands and real Estate 
whereof the Said Samuel Prince (who died Intestate) died 
Seized in fee, of the one part, and George Eapelye of 
Cow Neck in the Township of Hempstead in Queens 
County in the Province of New York, Cordwainer, of 
the other part Witneseth, that the Said Parties of the first 
part for and in Consideration of the sum of one Hundred 
and Sixty three pounds nine Shillings and Sixpence, Cur- 
rent Lawfull Money of the Province of New York, to them 
or some or one of them in hand paid by the said George 
Rapelye at or before the Ensealing and Delivery hereof, the 
Receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged and thereof and 
of Every part and parcel thereof do hereby acquit, release 
and Discharge him the Said George Rapelye his heirs 

Page 24. 

Executors Administrators and Assigns forever by these 
Presents, have Granted bargained and Sold Aliened remised 
released and Confirmed and by these Presents do freely 
clearly and Absolutely grant Bargain Sell Alien remise re- 
lease and Confirm unto the Said George Ra))elye (in his 
Actual Possession now being by Virtue of a bargain and 
Sale to him thereof made for one whole Year by Indenture 



226 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

bearing date tlie day next before the day of the date of 
these Presents and by force of the Statutes for Transfering 
uses into Possession) and to his heirs and Assigns forever, 
All that certain piece parcel or Tract of Land Situate lying 
and being at the head of Cow Neck in the Township, of 
Hempstead in Queens County, being part of the Lands 
whereof the Said Samuel Prince died Seized and Possessed, 
and is butted and bounded as Follows. That is to say, 
Beginiug at a certain Stake where formerly Stood a Locus 
tree at the Corner of a Certain way or Lane Lying between 
the land of John Burtis Blacksmith, and the herein after 
Described lott or Tract of land being the Southwest corner 
of the Said Tract Adjoyning the highway or Boad, thence 
runing along the Said laue North Nine degrees and thirty 
Minutes West ten Chains and Sixty links to a Stake at the 
Northwestermost corner of the Said Tract of land, Thence 
North Seventy nine degrees and Thirty five Minutes East 
five Chains and forty two Links to a Stake, Thence North 
ten Degrees and twenty five minutes West Twenty five Links 
to a walnut tree marked. Thence North Eighty three degrees 
and thirty minutes east by a line of Marked trees Fifteen 
chains and Eighty Links to A Stake being the Northeaster- 
most Corner of the Said Tract of land, thence South nine 
degrees and twenty minutes East Eleven chains and forty 
Eight Links to A marked Walnut tree at the southeastermost 
corner of the Said tract of Land by the highway. Thence 
South Eighty Seven Degrees west along the Highway Eleven 
chains and forty links to A Cedar tree standing by the high- 
way aforesaid. Thence Continuing along the Said Highway 
South Eighty one Degrees and fifty minutes west nine 
chains and Eighty one links to the Place of begining. Con- 
taining in the Whole Twenty three Acres and four perches, 
Together with all Houses out houses. Orchards, Gardens, 
Lauds, Commons, Pastures, Trees, Woods, Underwoods, 
Paths Waters Profits and Advantages and Hereditaments 
whatsoever to the same belonging or appertaining and the 
Beversion and reversions Bemainder and remainders, rents 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 227 

and Services of all and Singular the Said Premises Above 
mentioned with the Appurtenances, and also all the Estate 
right Title Interest possession claim and Demand whatso- 
ever both in Law and Equity of the said parties of the first 
part and Each of them Respectively of in and to the Same 
and Every t3art and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances, 
To have and to hold all and Singular the Said Piece Parcel 
or Tract of Laud Hereditaments and Premises Abovemen- 
tioned and Every part and Parcel Thereof with their and 
Every of their Appurtenances uuto the Said George Rapelye 
his heirs and Assigns to the only Proper use and behoof of 
the Said George Eapelye his heirs and Assigns forever. And 
the Said Pilchard Smith Joseph Youngs Martin Scheuck, the 
Elder, and Mary Prince, do hereby Joyntly and Severally 
covenant Promise grant and Agree to and With the Said 
George Rapelye his heirs and Assigns in mauner following 
that is to say, that the Said George Rapelye his Heirs and 
Assigns and Every of them shall and may from time to time 
and at all times hereafter peacibly and Quietly have hold Oc- 
cupy use Possess and Enjoy all and Singular the Said Lands 
Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted and Every part 
and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances Avithout any man- 
ner of lett Suit Trouble Vexation Eviction Disturbance or 
other Hindrance or Molestation Whatsoever of or by the 
Said Parties of the first part any or Either of them their or 
Either of their Heirs or Assigns or any other person or 
persons whatsoever Lawfully Claiming or to Claim the Same 
Premises or any part or parcel thereof, And Also that the 
Said parties of the first part and their Heirs any thing hav- 
ing or claiming in the Said premises above mentioned or 
any part thereof by from or undei- them or any or Either of 
them Shall and will from time to time and at all times here- 
after upon the reasonable Request and at the proper cost 
and Charges in the law of the Said George Rapelye his heirs 
or Assigns make do and Execute or cause to be made done 
and Executed all and Every Such further and other Lawfull 
and Reasonable act and acts Thing and Things device and 



228 HEMPSTEAD TOWN^RECORDS, 

devices in the Law whatsoever for the further better and 
more Perfect granting conveying and assuring all and Sin- 
gular the said premises abovementioued with the Appur- 
tenances unto the Said George Rapelye his Heirs and 

Page 25. 
Assigns to the only Proper use and l)ehoof of the Said 
George Kapelye his Heirs and Assigns forever as by the 
Said George Rapelye his Heirs or Assigns his or their 
Council Learned in the law shall be Reasonably devised 
advised or required And Also that the Said Lands Tene- 
ments messuage Hereditaments and Premises hereby 
granted and Every part and parcel thereof with the Ajo- 
purtenances now are and forever hereafter Shall Continue 
remain and be unto the Said George Rapelye his heirs and 
Assigns free and Clear and freely and Clearly Acquitted 
Exonerated and Discharged of and from all manuer of 
Former and other Bargains, Sales, Gifts, Grants, Leases, 
Dowers, Entailes, Judgments, Titles and other Incumbrances 
whatsoever had made committed done or suffered by the 
Said Parties of the first part or any or Either of them or 
any other Person or Persons whatsoever, and Lastly that 
the Said Richard Smith Joseph Youngs Martin Scheuck 
and Mary Prince and Each of them all and Singular the 
Said Premises hereby granted unto him the said George 
Rapelye his Heirs and Assigns against the Claim and de- 
mand of the Said parties of the first part and each of them 
their and Each of their Heirs and Assigns and against the 
Claim and Demand of all and every other Person and Per- 
sons whatsoever Claiming or to claim the same or any part 
or parcel thereof Shall and will warrant and forever by 
these Presents Defend, In Witness whereof the Parties to 
these presents have hereunto Interchangably set their 
hands and Seals the day and Year first above Written. 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the Presence of Richard Smith (S) 

Dan'l Kissam 
Adrian Onderdonck Anne Smith (8) 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 



229 



Joseph Youngs 



Susannah Youngs 



Martin Sohenck 



Phebe Schenck 



Mary Prince 



(S) 
(S) 



Queens ^ 
County y • ' • 

Be it remembered that on the 
Twentieth day of September in 
the Year of our Lord one Thou- 
sand Seven hundred and Seventy 
three Personally Appeared be- 
fore me Daniel Kissani Esqr one 
of the Judges of the Inferior 
Court of Common Pleas for 
Queens County the within grant- 
ors, being the Parties of the first part, who Severally Ac- 
knowledged that they Eespectively Executed and Delivered 
the within Instrument of release as their Several and re- 
spective Acts and Deeds For the purposes within Men- 
tioned, and I having privately Examined the Within Named 
Ann the Wife of the Said Eichard Smith and Susannah the 
Wife of the Said Joseph Youngs and Phebe the Wife of the 
Said Martin Schenck Seperate and apart From their said 
Husbands which Ann, Susannah, and Phebe severally Ac- 
knowledged that they Executed the Within Instrument as 
their Voluntary act and Deed Without any Fear threats or 
Compulsion of or by their Said Husbands Respectively, and 
I having Perused the Same and finding no Rasures or Other 
Interlinations than those noted on the back thereof do Allow 
the Same to be Recorded 

Daniel Kissam. 



Received of the within Grantee the Sum of one Hundred 
and Sixty three Pounds nine Shillings and Six pence in full 
For the Consideration within Mentioned Dated this 

20th Sep'tm 1773. 

Test Richard Smith 

Dan'l Kissam Joseph Youngs 

Adriaen Onderdonck Martin Schenck 

Mary Prince 



230 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Entered and Compared with the Original by 

Jn'o Schenck 
Town Clerk 



Page 26. 

This Indenture made this tenth day of April in the Year 
of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Eiglity four 
by and between Jcdin Smith and William Smith of Cowneck 
in North Hempstead Township and Samuel Birdsall of 
South Hempstead Township, all of Queens County on Nas- 
sau Island in the State of New York three of the Executors 
of the last Will and Testament of William Smith Dt-ceased 
of Cow Neck in the Towmship of North Hempstead in Queens 
County on Nassau Island and State of New York of the one 
Part, and George Ea]ielye of Cow Neck in the Township 
County Island and State Aforesaid, Yeoman, of the other 
Part. Witneseth that whereas William Smith Senior afore- 
said in and by his last Will and Testament bearing date the 
Nineteenth day of May in the Year of our Lord one Thous- 
and Seven Hundred and Eighty oue, did order and Direct 
all his land and Real Estate or any part thereof, to be Sold 
in the following manner, " Item I hereby Authorize and 
Impower my Executors and the Major Part of them and the 
Survivors and Survivor of them at any time during the 
Nonage of my Youngest Son (if my Executors shall think it 
best and most to the advantage to my said sons) to Sell all 
or any Part of my Lands and Real Estate to any Person or 
Persons in fee Simple and to make a good title in law for 
the Same." Pursuant to the Tenor of the Said Last Will 
and Testament the above Named John Smith AVilliam Smith 
Jun'nr and Samuel Birdsall did Expose the House and 
Lands on which the Said William Smith Senior lately Lived 
to Publick Vendue on the Sixth day of April Last past and 
was fairly cried off to the highest Bidder the Said George 
Rapelye, Now Know Ye that we the said Joha Smith 
William Smith and Samuel Birdsall by Virtue of the Author- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 231 

ity committed to us through and by the Said last Will and 
Testament as Well to fulfill and perform the trust Eeposed 
in us For Executing the Same, For and in Consideration of 
the Just and full sum of Sixteen himdred Pounds good 
ciirrent and Lawfull money of the State Aforesaid, to us in 
hand paid or Secured to be paid for the use of the Estate 
of the Deceased William Smith by the Said George Rapelye 
before the Ensealing hereof the Receipt whereof we do 
acknowledge and our selves Fully Satisfy ed Contented and 
paid and thereof and Every Part and parcel thereof do 
acquitt release and fully Discharge him the Said George 
Rapelye his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns 
and Each and every of them Forever by these Presents, 
have Given Granted Bargained Sold and Conveyed and by 
thes • Presents do fully freely Clearly and Absolutely Give 
Grant Bargain Sell Alienate Enfeeoff Convey and Confirm 
unto him the Said George Rapelye his heirs and Assigns 
Forever, all that of two pieces of Land with the Dwelling 
House where the said William Smith Dwelt, Situate lying 
and being at the head of Cow Neck in the Township of 
North Hempstead and County Aforesaid and State aforesaid, 
the First piece is whereon the House Stands lying and be- 
ing on the South Side of the Road that Leads Across the 
head of Cow Neck Butted and bounded as Follows, Begin- 
ing at the Northwest corner by the Highway that leads 
across Cow^ Neck, bounded Westerly by Martin Schencks 
land as the fence now Stands which runs South ten Degrees 
Easterly one hundred and Sixteen rods Five Links to a cer- 
tain Stone being in the Southwest Corner, Thence Runing 
Easterly along Partly by Schencks and Partly by Marvins 
Land along by marked trees South Eighty five Degrees East 
twenty Rods by A line of marked trees, thence South Eighty 
nine degrees East fifty Seven rods four Links to a marked 
Walnut Sapling, thence Runing South four Degrees and a 
half East by the Side of Marvins land Fifteen Rods Six 
Links to an oak Stumj), thence Runing South Eighty one 
Degrees Easterly Sixty Eight Rods twenty two Links by 



232 HEJVirSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the Side of Marvius Laud by a liue of marked trees to a 
Cbesiiut Stake Standing near the corner of Thomas Apple- 
bees Cleared Field, thence North along the Said Cleared 
Field Forty two rods Seven Links to a Small Walnut Sap- 
ling, thence North about three degrees west nineteen Rods. 
Thence as the fence Stands South Eighty seven Degrees 
East Six rods and Tw^euty three Links to a black oak tree, 
the- ce North Thirty Nine Rods, thence North tour degrees 
and au half west Fifty five rods by the Said Applebys Land 
to the Highwa}' aforesaid, thence along the Highway South 
Eighty five degrees and an half West Thirty one rods, thence 
South Eighty one Degrees west Thirty Six rods four links, 
thence South Eighty six degrees and an half West Fort}' 

Page 27. 

nine Rods, thence South Seventy live Degrees West twenty 
four Rods, thence South along the Said Highway About South 
Eighty three degrees West nearly Thirty one Rods five Links 
to the Place of begining. Containing about one hundred and 
Thirty Acres two Rhoodsand thirty six Square Rods nearly 
be it more or less Also one other Certain Tract of Land 
lying on the North Side of the Aforesaid Highway, Butted 
and bounded as Follows being a little to the Eastward of 
the aforesaid Tract Begining at the southwest Corner of 
the Said Tract in the fence the west Side of a hollow, thence 
runing Easterly across the hollow as the Fence Now Stands 
to the South East corner being in Distance on a right line 
fourteen Chains and thirty Seven Links, and from the South 
East corner runing North twelve minutes west Eighteen 
Chains and fifty nine Links to the North side of the wood- 
laud to the fence and thence westerly along the fence Four- 
teen chains Thirty Seven links, and thence a right line near 
South to the first Boundaries or Place of begining Eighteen 
Chains Seventy three Links, Containing in this Piece Twen- 
ty Six acres one half and ten Square Rods or thereabouts 
be it more or less. Together with all the Dwelling Houses 
Barns Out houses Buildings Gardens Orchards fences fields 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 233 

Pastures Inclosures Timber Trees woods and under Woods 
wells AVaters Pools pouds Springs and all other Improve- 
ments or Appurtenances whatsoever belonging thereto or in 
any wise Appertaining with the Reversi<ms and Remainders 
thereof, To have and to hold all the above bargained prem- 
ises with all and Singular the Appurtenances unto him tlie 
Said George Rapelye his Heirs and assigns Forever to his 
and their own Sole and ProjDcr use Benefit and behoof from 
henceforth and forever hereafter, and we the Said John 
Smith William Smith and Samuel Birdsall do hereby Cov- 
enant and agree with him the Said George Rapelye that it 
Shall and may be LawfuU for him the Said George Rapelye 
his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns to have hold 
use Occupy Command and Enjoy and freely possess all the 
above bargained premises witli the Appurtenance without 
any let hindrance or molestation of us the Said John Smith 
William vSmith and Samuel Birdsall or Either of us or any 
from us and l^^urther we the Said John Smith William Smitli 
and Samuel Birdsall for ourselves as Ave are Executors do 
Covenant and agree with the said George Rapelye that the 
above Bargained premises is free and clear from any Incom- 
brances or Intanglemeuts and Clearly Acquitted Released 
and fully Discharged from all manner of gifts Grants Bar- 
gains Sales Conveyances and agreements whatsoever, made 
or Committed by us or either of us before the Executing of 
these presents, and the Same granted Premises will AVar- 
rant and Defend against ourselves and Each of us and 
against the heirs and Assigns of the above named Deceased 
William Smitli or any Person or Persons Claiming under us 
or him so as to Disannul make Void or defeat the Present 
Sale or any Part thereof and that the al)ove Bargained 
Premises Shall continue and remain unto Inm the Said 
George Rapelye his Heiis and Assigns without any Reclaim 
Interuption Molestation or denial of us the said John 
Smith William Smith Junior and Samuel Birdsall or any of 
us and all other persons Claiming any light or Title from 
us as Executors of the last will and Testanu-nt of the afore- 



234 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

said William Smith Deceased whatsoever in Witness here- 
unto we the said John Smith William Smith and Samuel 
Birdsall have set our hands and fixed our Seals the day and 
Year first above Written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of us John Smith (S) 

Peter Schenck 

Samuel Searing William Smith (S) 

Martin Schenck 

Samuel Birdsall (S) 

Cow Neck lUth of April 1784 Keceived of George Rapelye 
the Sum of Sixteen Hundred pounds in full for the within 
Written deed of Sale. 
Witness 
Peter Schenck John Smith 

Samuel Searing William Smith 

Martin Schenck Samuel Birdsall 

Page 28. 

Be it remembered that on the 15th day of august 1785 
Personally Appeared before me Timothy Smith one of the 
Judges of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for Queens 
County Martin Schenck one of the Subscribing Witneses 
and being duly Sworn and Saith that he saw John Smith 
William Smith and Samuel Birdsall the within grantors Sign 
Seal and Deliver the within Deed as their own free and 
Voluntary Act and having perused the Same finding no 
Rasuresor Interlinations do Allow the Same to be Recorded 
Taken and acknowledged before me the day and date Above 
Written. 

Timothy Smith, 

Judge. 



'f->^ 



The Foregoing deed Entered and Compared with the 
Original by 

John Schenck Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 235 

At a general Townmeetiiig held at the house of Samuel 
Searing Junior on the first Tuesday in april in 1788. The 
following jDersons were Chosen Town officers by the Major 
Vote for the Ensuing Year, Viz, 

Constable & Collector John Searing Ju'r 

Supervisor Andries Hegeman Senior 

Assessors William Valentine, Elbert Hegeman Esqr AVil- 
liam Thorne Esqr Peter Titas and Hendrick Hagner. 

Overseers of the Poor Hendrick Hagner, Philip Allen 
Ju'r and Daniel Toffey 

Trustees Philip Valentine, Martin Scheiick and WiUiam 
Valentine, usual power. 

Commissioners for Regulating and Laying out Highways 
Peter Onderdonck, Philip Valentine and Abraham Schenck. 

Fence Viewers Charles Hicks, Andries Hegeman Ju'r 

Pounder Samuel Searing Jun'r 

Overseers of Highways David Brooks, Bottom of Cow- 
neck, Daniel Kissam, Middle of the Neck, Benj Tredwell, 
West Side and head of Neck, W'm Valentine, H, harbour, 
Samuel VVoolley, great Neck, William Tredwell, Success, 
John Smith, Searing Town, Joseph Smith, East part Her- 
ricks, John Barton, West Do, Richard Albertson, North 
Side Plains, Jonas Titas, Westbury, Richard Kirk, E. Side 
Harbour, 

John Schenck Town Clerk. 

At the Same Townmeetiug it was Voted and agreed that 
the Fences Shall be four feet high, both Posts and AVorm 
fence through out the Town Sufficient good fence 

and at the Same Townmeeting John Allen Jun'r, Andrew 
Onderdonck and John AVillianis Ju'r Avas Chosen to Exam- 
ine the C'ollectors books to See how they Stand and make 
Report of what they have done in Said Business at the 
Next Townmeeting it was likewise Vot(Ml and Agreed that 
the Collector give Secniity to tlic Town Clerk in the Sum of 
tif.een hundred pounds. 



236 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

At tlie Same Townmeeting Richard Valeutine, Peter 
Titas, (t John W. Seaman, was Chosen A Committee for the 
same purpose, and given the Same Powers as was given 
Richard Valentine & Benjamin Cheesman in the Year 1786, 
that is to meet Committees from Oysterbay and South 
Hempstead (if they appoint any) for the purpose of agree- 
ing upon one general Yard for the three Towns to draw 
their Sheep that feed on the Common, Likewise to agree 
with the Said Committees on a day for Drawing the Sd 
Sheep and fixing on a Penalty for such to pay as drive 
Sheep up and draAv before the day agreed upon, The Said 
men are to Sell the Strays as has been Customary jointly 
with the Said Committees and divide the Money as they 
Shall agree and pay it to the Overseers of the poor for the 
Use of the poor, after deducting Charges, but if the other 
Towns or Either of them do not appoint men for the Same 
pur[)ose, or it they do not agree, then the above men have 
power to agree on a time and place for drawing the Sheep 
in this Town Avith the Same Powers as is given them above 
Joyntly with the Other Towns. 

The above Votes and Proceedings Entered by 

Jn'o Schenck Clerk. 



Page 29. 
This Indenture made the Sixteenth day of February in 
the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Eighty tive between Jacob Mott of Queens County and 
State of New York of the one part and Jackson Mott (his 
son) of the Aforesaid County and State of the other part, 
Witneseth that the Said Jacob Mott for and in Considera- 
tion, of the love an 1 good Will wdiich I have for my Said 
Son and Thirteen Hundred |)Ounds Current money of the 
State of New Y^ork to him the Said Jacob Mott in hand Well 
and Truly paid at or l)efore the sealing and deliveiy of 
these Presents the Receipt whereof he the Said Jacob Mott 
doth hereby Acknowledge and thereof and therefrom and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 237 

from Every part and parcel thereof do acquit release Ex- 
ouerate and forever Discharge the Said Jackson Mott his 
heirs Executors and Administrators and Every of them by 
these presents, hath granted bargained Aliened released and 
Confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell 
Alien release and confirm unto the Said Jackson Mott in 
his actual Possession now being by Virtue of a bargain and 
Sale to him thereof made for one whole Year, by Indenture 
bearing date the day Next before the day of the date 
of these Presents and by force of the Statute made 
for Transfering of uses into Possession, and to his heirs 
and Assigns all that messuage tract of Land Mills and 
Premises Situate lying and being part in the Township of 
Hempstead and A part in Oisterbay the whole of Said tract 
within the County of Queens and State of New York Afore- 
said being the w^hole of the lands that Abel Smith Con- 
veyed to the aforesaid Jacob Mott, by one Certain deed 
Bearing date the Sixth dav of November Anno Domi Sev- 
enteeu hundred and Fifty one as by Said deed reference 
thereto will fully appear with a Small Addition of land on 
the North Side thereof Auuex'd thereto, Begining at the 
Southwest corner at a heap of Stones near a little brook on 
the South Side of Duck cove in the North Side line of 
Israel Pearsalls land and runs from Said Stone heap East- 
erly aloug Said Pearsalls line Easterly as the fence now 
Stands to the upper 'farm of Said Jacob Mott to a fence 
there Set for a partition between his two farms, thence 
Northerly as Said fence now Stands to the North side of 
the Highway that leads to the Mill, thence Easterly on the 
North to the West Side of the highwav that leads to the 
hollow, thence Northerly on the West Side thereof to a 
fence on the South Side of the woods, thence Westerly 
along Said fence as it now Stands to the Northeast corner 
of Samuel Herrolds land and along his land Southerly to 
his Southeast Corner, thence Westerly along his line to 
hempstead harbour, and along the harbour Southerly to 
Duck cove, thence a cross the cove Southerly on a Straight 



238 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

line to the Beginiug, Containing in Quantity one hundred 
and Twenty Acres be the Same More or less together with 
all houses out Houses Mills Edifices Buildings Orchards 
gardens lands meadows Pastures feedings Woods Ways 
Waters Water Courses easments profits Commodities Ad- 
vantages Emoluments and Hereditaments Whatsoever to 
the messuage Mills Lands and Premises belonging or in 
any Wise or which to and with the Same now are or at any 
times heretofore have been lield used Occupied reputed taken 
and known as a part or member thereof and the reversion 
and reversions renuiin Jer & remainders rents Issues and 
Profits of all and Singular the Said Premises and every part 
and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances and also all the 
Estate right title Interest property Claim and Demand 
Whatsoever in Law or Equity of him the Said Jacob Mott 
of in and to all and Singular the said Premises above men- 
tioned and every part and parcel thereof with tlie Appur- 
tenances, To have and to hold all and Singular the Said 
Messuages Tenements lands hereditaments and Premises 
Above in and by these presents released and Confirmed and 
Every part and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances unto 
the Said Jackson Mott his heirs and Assigns to the only 
Proper use and Behoof of the Said Jackson Mott his heirs and 
Assigns forever and the said Jacob Mott his heirs for himself 
his heirs Executors and Administrators doth Covenant grant 

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and agree to and With the said Jackson Mott his heirs and 
Assigns that he the said Jacob Mott now is the true Lawfull 
owner of all and Singular the said Messuages hereditaments 
and premises and Every part and Parcel thereof with the 
Appurtenances and also at the time of the Sealing and De- 
livery of these Presents is Lawfully Siezed in his own right of 
a sood Sure Perfect and Indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in 
Fee Simple and also that the Said Jacob Mott hath good right 
full power and Suflicient Authority in Law to grant release 
Convey and Confirm all and Singular the Said Messuage 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 239 

with Every of the Appurtenances Above granted and Re- 
leased unto the Said Jackson Mott his heirs and Assigns to 
the only proper use and behoof of the said Jackson Mott 
his heirs and assigns forever and that he the Said Jackson 
Mott his heirs and Assigns Shall and may from time to time 
and at all times forever hereafter by Virtue of these Presents 
peacibly and Quietly have hold Occupy possess and Enj^y 
all and Singular the Said Messuage Mills Hereditaments and 
premises Aforesaid with the Appurtenances and Every part 
and Parcel thereof without the let trouble hindrance moles- 
tation Interuption or disturbance of him the Said Jacob 
Mott his heirs or assigns or any other person or Persons 
Whatsoever LaAvfully claiming or to Claim said Premises or 
any part thereof by from or under him or his heirs to the 
said Jackson Mott his heirs Executors Administrators and 
Assigns shall and will warrant and forever Defend, In Wit- 
ness whereof the party to these presents have hereunto 
set his hand aud Seal the day and Year first above Written. 
Sealed and Delivered 
in the presents of Jacob Mott (S) 

Arkaham Coles 

MoREis Carpenter 

Isaac Doty 

I do hereby Acknowledge to have Received this Sixteenth 
day of February Anno Dom : 1785 the sum of Thirteen 
Hundred Pounds Current money of the State of New York 
of Jackson Mott the grantee being the full of the Consider- 
ation money mentioned in this Release 

Witness Jacob Mott 

Be it remembered that on the 16th dav of December 1785 
Personally Appeared before me Timothy Smith one of the 
Judges of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for Queens 
County Jacob Mott the within grantor and being examined 
Acknowledged that he sealed aud Delivered the within deed 
his own free and Voluntary Act and having Perused the 
same finding one Interliuation between the fifth and Sixth 



240 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORD 

lines from the top the Word (do) do allow the Same to be 
Recorded taken and Acknowledged before me the day and 
date above written 

Timothy Smith 

Judge 

The above entered and Compared by 

Jn'o Schenck Clk 



Know all men by these Presents that I Sarah Sands of 
Cow Neck in Queens County and State of New York, Widow, 
For and in Consideiation of the Just sum Tliirty Pounds 
one Shilling and Nine pence Current Lawfull Money of the 
State aforesaid to me in hand paid by Benjamin Tredwell 
of the aforesaid place, Merch't, the Receipt whereof I do 
hereby Acknowledge my Self Fully Satisfyed Contented 
and Paid have given granted Bargained Sold & by these 
presents do Alienate & Convey unto the Said Benjamin 
Tredwell his heirs and Assigns one pair of three Years old 
Steers, one bay Mare, four Years old, one Negro Boy Aged 
Nineteen years Named Honce, To have and to Hold the 
Aforesaid Stock ct Negro boy them peacibly to Enjoy with- 
out any hindrance or Molestation from me my heirs Execu- 
tors or Administrators & Will warrant and Defend the Same 
against all Lawfull Claim Challenge or Demand of any per- 
son or persons Whatsoever, In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto Set my hand & Seal this 28th day of April one 
Thousand Seven hundred & Eighty Eight 1788 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Sarah Sands (S) 

A_bel Sands 

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Queens ? ^ ^ 
County 5 ' * 

May the third day one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Eighty Eight then Personally Appeared Before me Elbert 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 241 

Hegemaii one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the 
Said County of Queens & State of New York, Sarah Sands 
and Acknowledoed this Within Conveyance to be her Vol- 
untary Act and deed and her hand and Seal for the use 
AVithin Written and for the Y;due Received Within men- 
tioned 

Elbert Hegeman 

The Foregoing Deed Entered and Compared by 

John Schenck Clerk 



This Indenture Made the Seventh Day of June in the 
Year of onr Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty 
Eight, By and Between Mary Cornwell and Catharine Corn- 
well of Success in North Hempstead Queens County and 
State of New York of the one part. And Thomas Thorne 
of Cow neck In the Township County and State Aforesaid 
of the other part, Witneseth, That We the Said Mar}^ and 
Catharine Cornwell For and in Consideration of the Value 
of Sixty Pounds In Exchange of Timber Land The Receipt 
Whereof Is hereby Acknowledged by them the Said Mary 
and Catharine Cornwell and are therewith fully Satisfied 
Contented and Paid and thereof and of Every part and par- 
cel thereof, Do Exonerate acquit and Discharge Him the 
Said Thomas Thorne His Heirs Executors and Adminis- 
trators Every of them by these Presents. Hath Given 
Granted Bargained Aliened Released Remised Assured 
Conveyed Confirmed and Exchanged and by these presents 
do fully, freely Clearly and Absolutely Give Grant Bargain 
Alien Remise Release Assure Convey Confirm and Exchange 
to and with Him the Said Thomas Thorne his heirs and 
Assiiins Forever all that of one Certain Peice of Timber Land 
Laying and being in The Township County and State above 
Said the same being Butted and Bounded as Follows, Viz, 
Begining at a Stake in the Northwest Corner of the Three 
Acres herein Described Runing South two degrees W^est 
Three Chain and Thirty Five Links By the Highway or 



242 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Road that Leads from Success to Cowneck, then East Four 
Degrees South Eight Chain and Eighty Link Then Runing 
North Eight Degrees East Three Chain and Thirty Six 
Links, Then West Four Degrees North Nine Chain and 
Eighteen Links, To the Place of begining, Containing Three 
Acres Together With all and Singular the Timber Trees 
Woods & underwoods Rights Privileges Appurtenances 
Conveniences and Commodeties Unto the Said three Acres 
belonging or in any ways thereunto Appurtaining. To 
Have and to Hold the above Said three Acres Free and 
Clear unto Him the Said Thomas Ihorne his Heirs and 
Assigns Forever, And we the Said Mary Cornwell and 
Catharine Cornwell, Doth Covenant Grant and agree for 
our Selves our Heirs Executors and Administrators to and 

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with him the Said Thomas Thorne his Heirs and Assigns 
That at the Time of the Ensealing and before the Delivery 
of these Presents That we the Said Mary Cornwell and 
Catharine Cornwell was the true Sole and Lawful Owners 
of the Said Granted Premises and was Lawfully Seized and 
Possessed of the Same In our Own Right as a Good Per- 
fect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance In Fee Simple and 
have In our Selves Good Right Full Power and Lawfull 
Authority to Dispose of the Same In manner as Abovesaid, 
And that He the Said Thomas Thorne his Heirs and Assigns 
Shall and may from Time to time and at all Times Forever 
hereafter Quietly and Peaceably Have Hold LTse Occupy 
Possess and Enjoy all and Singular the Afore Described 
and Granted Premises Or Peice of Timber Land Free and 
Clear and freely and Clearly Exonerated Acquitted and 
Discharged of and from all manner of Incumbrances and 
Entanglements Whatsoever, And Furthermore we the Said 
Mary and Catherine Cornwell for our Selves our Heirs Ex- 
ecutors and Administrators Doth Coveuant Grant and Agree 
To Warrant Secure and Forever Defend the Said Three 
Acres of Land unto Him the Said Thomas Thorne his Heirs 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 243 

and Assigns Forever Against the just and Lawfnll Claim of 
all or any Person or Persons Whatsoever In Witness 
Hereunto we the 8aid Mary Cornwell and Catharine Corn- 
well have Hereunto Interchangeably Set our Hands and 
Fixed our Seals The Day and Year the Other Side Written. 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of Mauy Cornwell (S) 

Edward Penny 
James Cornwell Catharine Cornwell (S) 

Queens > ^ 
County j " • • • 

Be it Remembered that on the Seventh day of June In 
the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Eight}' Eight personally Appeared before me John Schenck 
one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens 
County Mary Cornwell & Catharine Cornwell the Grantors 
of the within Deed and acknowledged that they Signed and 
Sealed the Same as and for their \ oluntary Act & Deed for 
the Purpose within Mentioned and I having Examined the 
Same Deed and finding no meterial Rasurs or Interlinations 
therein do allow it to be Recorded. 

John Schenck 

The foregoing Deed Entered &: Compared with the Origi- 
nal Pr me Peter Schenck 

By Order of 

John Schenck, T. Clerk 



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At a general Townmeeting held at the House of Samuel 
Searing Jun'r on the First Tuesday In April 1789. The 
following persons were Chosen Town Officers for the Ensu- 
ing Year by the Major Yote To Witt. 

Constable and Collector John Searing Junior. 

Supervisor Andries Hegeman Sn'r 



244 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

Assessors William Valentine, Elbert Hegeman Esqr 
William Tliorne Esqr Peter Titas and Heudrick Haguer. 

Overseers of poor Hendrick Hagner, Pliilip Allen Jn'r 

Trustees Pliilip Valentine, Martin Sclienck and William 
Valentine. 

Commissioners for Laying ont & Regulating Higliwajs 
Philip Valentine, Abraham Schenck and Andries Hegeman 

Fence Viewers Charles Hicks, Andries Hegeman Sen'r, 
John Tliorne, Thomas Williams and Benjamin Waters 

Pounder John Latham 

Overseers of Roads Thomas Dodge Ju'r, Bottom of Cow 
Neck, Robert Tliornecraft, Middle of the Neck, Doc't 
Charles Mitchell, West Side and head of the Neck, William 
Valentine, H. Harbour, Benjamin Wooley, Great Neck, 
Uriah Mitchell, Success, John Smith, Searing Town, Joseph 
Smith, East jDart Herricks, John Barton, West part Do, 
Richard Albertson, North Side Plains, Samuel Hicks, 
Westburj, Richard Kirk, E. Side Harbour, 

John Schenck Town Clerk. 

At the Same Townmeeting John Allen Ju'r & Andrew 
Onderdonck Together with the Supervisor Were Chosen to 
Settle with the Collector and Empowered to Receive his 
Accounts, and to purchase a book at the Towns Expence to 
Enter the Same and all Subsequent Settlements, and that 
the Said Men as also the Assessors be Allowed 6 Shillings 
per day for Every day they Shall be Employed in the Towns 
Business, their Accounts to be brought and Allowed by the 
Justices when they Settle With the Overseers of the Poor 
and paid by the Overseers out of the Money Raised for the 
poor, and that the Said men Settle With the Collector the 
week Next before the Next Annual Town meeting and make 
Report at the Said Townmeeting. 

At the Same Townmeeting Richard Valentine Esqr, Cap't 
John W. Seaman and Peter Titas was Chosen to Regulate 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 245 

the Sheepparting Avitli the Same Power as was given them 
Last Year and they are to have 6 Shillings a day for Every 
day they or Either of them Shall be Employed in that 
Business to be paid and allowed in the Same Manner as the 
Men who Settle with the Collector, it was Likewise agreed 
that the Fence Viewers Shall have at the Eate of 6 Shil- 
lings A day for their Services. 

At the Same Towumeeting it was also agreed by the 
Major Vote that the Next Townmeeting be held at Herricks 
at the House Where John Latham now lives, it was Also 
Agreed that the Collector Shall give Security to the Town 
Clerk in the Sam of five hundred pounds & as Constable 
one hundred pounds. 

The Above Proceedings Entered by 

Jn'o Schenck Clerk 



• Page 34. 

This Indenture Made this Sixth day of April in the Year 
of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty four 
Between James Smith of the Township of Hempstead in 
Queens County in the Province of New York Junior and 
ann his Wife, of the one part, and John Searing of the Same 
place. Yeoman, of the Otlier part, Witneseth that The Said 
James Smith and ann his Wife for and in Consideration of 
the Sum of One Thousand one Hundred and Ninety pounds 
Lawfull money of the Province of New York to them the 
Said James Smith and Ann his Wife or one of them in hand 
paid by the Said John Searing at or befole the Ensealing 
and Delivery of These presents the Receipt Whereof tlie 
Said James Smith and ann his Wife do hereby Ackuowledy:e, 
have Granted Bargained sold Aliened remised Released and 
CVmfirmed and by these presents do grant Bargain Sell Alien 
remise release and Confirm unto the said John Searing in 
his Actual Possession now being by Virtue of A Bargain 
and Sale to him Thereof made for one Whole year by In- 



246 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

denture bearino" Date the day uext before the day of the 
date of these presents and by force of the Statute For 
Transfering Uses into Possession and to his Heirs and 
Assigns foreyer all that Certain Farm Tract peice or parcel 
of Land Dwelling House Messuage and Tenement Situate 
Lying and being within the Township of Hempstead afore- 
said Bounded Westwardly partly by Ram Hocks Hallow 
and parti}' by the Land of Charles Hicks, Southerly partly 
by the Land of Joseph Cornwell as the fence now Stands 
and partly by the Said Charles Hicks and partly by the 
Laud of Coll Stephen Hicks, Easterly partly l)y the Land 
of Edward Hicks, Charles Hicks and William Thorne, and 
Northwardly by the Land of George Lawrence, Containing 
about Ninety Acres and one hundred and three Squaie 
Rods, be the Same More or less and all Houses Buildiugs 
Orchards gardens Commons Pastures Feedings Trees Woods 
under woods Ways paths AVater Water Courses Easements 
j^rofits Commodities Advantages Emoluments and Here- 
ditaments Avhatsoeyer to the Same belonging or in Anywii^e 
Appertaining or which now are or formerly have been Ac- 
ce])t(d reputed taken known used Occupied or Enjoyed to or 
with the Same as part parcel or mendjer Thereof or any pait 
thereof, and also A Certain peice or parcel of Salt meadow 
and Marsli lying witbin the Township of Flushing in the 
County and Province Aforesaid, Bounded Southerly by the 
Meadow of Jose})h Cornwell, Westerly by the great Creek, 
Northwardly And Eastwardly by A Small Creek dividing the 
Said Meadow From the MeadoAv of the Said Joseph Corn- 
well, Containing about four or hve Acres be the Same moie 
or Less, Together with all and Singular the profits Com- 
modities Privileges Advantages Hereditaments and Appur- 
tenances Whatsoever to the Said premises Belonging or in 
any Wise Appertaining And the reversion and Ruversions 
Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and profits thereof 
and of Every part and parcel thereof And Als(; ;dl The Estate 

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Right Title Interest use Possession property Dower Claim 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 247 

and Demand whatsoever both in Law and Equity of them the 
Said James Smith and Ann his Wife and of Each of them, of 
In and to the Same and Every part and parcel Thereof with 
the Appurtenances To have and to hold the Said Farm 
Tract peice or parcel of Land Dwelling house Messuage and 
Tenement and the Said Salt Meadow and marsh and prem- 
ises herein before Mentioned and Intended to be hereby 
granted and Every part and parcel thereof with the Appur- 
tenances unto the Said John Searing his heirs and Assigns 
to the only proper use and Behoof of the Said John Searing 
his heirs and Assigns forever, And the Said James Smith 
for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators doth 
Covenant Grant and At-ree to and With the Said John 
Searing his heirs and Assigns in manner Following (that is 
to Say) that he the Said James Smith now is the true and 
Lawfull owner of all and Singular the Premises herein 
before mentioned and Intended to be hereby granted and 
Every part and parcel thereof with their and Every of their 
Appurtenances and is Eightfully and Absolutely Siezed 
thereof and of Every part and parcel Thereof of a good 
pure perfect Absolute and Indefeazable Estate of Inherit- 
ance in fee Simple without any Condition Limitation of use 
or uses Mortgage or any other Matter or Thing whatsoever 
to Alter Change Charge determine or defeat the Same, and 
also That he the Said James Smith hatb in himself good 
Eight full Power Absolute and Lawfull Authority to grant 
Bargain sell alien Remise release and convey all and Sin- 
gular the Lands Meadows Marshes and Premises herein 
before Mentioned and hereby Intended to be granted as 
aforesaid and Every part and parcel thereof with The Ap- 
purtenances unto the Said John Searing his heirs and 
Assigns to the only use of him the Said John Searing his 
Heirs and Assigns Forever as aforesaid. And also that he 
the said John Searing his Heirs and Assigns Shall and may 
from time to time and at all times hereafter })eacibly .iiid 
Quietly have hold Occupy use Possess and Enjoy all aiul 
Singular the premises herein before mentioned with their 



248 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Rights Memljers aiKl Appurtenances without the Lett Suit 
Trouhle Hindrance Molestation Interruj^tion or Denial of 
him the Said James Smith his heirs or Assigns and of all 
and Every other jjerson and persons Whatsoever having or 
Lawfully Claiming any Estate right Title or Interest of in 
or to the Same or any part thereof and also that he the Said 
James Smith and his Heirs and all and Every other Person 
or Persons and his and their heirs having or Claiming the 
Sai-d premises above Mentioned or any part Thereof by from 
or under him or them shall and Will from time to time and 
at all times Hereafter upon the Reasonable Request and at 
the proper Costs and Charges of the Said John Searing his 
heirs or Assigns make do and Execute all and Every Such 
Other and further Lawfull and reasonable Act and Acts 
Thing and Things Device and Devices in the Law whatso- 
ever for the further Better and more perfect granting and 
Assuring all and Singular the Said Premises Above men- 
tioned with the Appurtenances unto the Said John Searing 
his heirs and Assigns to the only pro[)er use and Belioot of 
the Said John Searing his Heirs and Assigns Eorever and 
Lastly that he the Said James Smith his heirs and Assigns 
the Said Mentioned and granted Premises is with the Appur- 
tenances unto the Said John Searing his heirs and Assigns 
against them the Said James Suiith and ann his Wife and 
Each of them and against all and Every other Person what- 
soever Claiming the Same or any part thereof Shall and 

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Will warrant and Forever by these presents Defend 

In Witness whereof the Parties to these presents have 
hereunto Interchangably set their hands and Seals the 
day and Year first above Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of James Smith Jun'r (S) 

James Cornell 

Jefery Hicks Ann Smith (S) 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 249 

Queens County 29tli of November 1768. 

Personally Appeared Before Thomas Hicks Esqr Judge 
of the Court of the Pleas for Queens County James Smith 
and Anu his Wife and Acknowledged The within Instru- 
ment to be their Act and deed, the Wife being privately 
Examined apart from her Husband Declared 8he had Sealed 
and Delivered the Same without Fear or threats from her 
Said husband finding no Rasures or Interlinations I allow 

it to be Recorded 

T Hicks 

The above Deed Entered and Compared with the Original 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



This Indenture made this Seventh day of June in the 
Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and eighty 
Between Richard Thorne of Great neck in the Township of 
Hempstead in Queens County iu the Province of New York, 
Farmer, and Sarah his Wife and John Thorne of the Same 
piece, Farmer, and Mary his Wife of the one part, and 
Henry Hawkshurst of Hempstead aforesaid, Blacksmith, of 
the other part Witneseth that the Said Richard Thorne and 
Sarah his Wife and John Thorne and Mary his Wife for 
and in Consideration of the Sum of Four hundred and fifty 
Pounds Current Lawfull money of the province of New 
York To them or Some or one of them in hand paid by the 
Said Henry HaAvkshuvst at or before the ensealing and 
Delivery hereof the Recei[)t whereof is hereby Acknow- 
leged and thereof and of Every part and parcel thereof do 
hereby Acquit release and Discharge him the Said Henry 
Hawksliurst his Executors Administrators and Assigns for- 
ever by these presents have granted bargained Sold Aliened 
remised released and Confirmed and by these presents do 
grant bargain Sell Alien remise release and Confirm unto 
the Said Henry hawkshurst in his Actual possession now 
being by Virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made 



250 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

for one whole year ])j Indenture bearing date the day ne"xt 
before the day of the date of these Presents and by force 
of the Statute for Transfering Uses into Possessions, and 
to h^s heirs and Assigns forever all that Certain Messuage 
or Dwelling House Farm Tract peice and parcel of Land 
Situate in the Townshijj of Hempstead Aforesaid, Buted 
and Bounded as follows, Begining at the Northeast Corner 
of the Land formerly of Isaac Hicks junior now of Charles 
Hicks Adjoyning the road that Leads from Success to 
Covvneck, and runing from thence North Eleven Degrees 
East ninety two Rods, thence North four Degrees West 
nine rods and a half, thence North fifty Seven degrees west 
Seventeen rods and Eighteen Links, Thence North Seven 
Degrees West Seventeen rods and Twenty links Along the 
Said Road to the northeast corner of the Said Farm and 
premises hereby granted by the Corner of William Thornes 
Woodland, Thence South Eighty degrees west Fifty five rods 
and four Links to the North w^est Corner thereof, thence South 
half A Degree East partly by William Thorne and partly by 
Edward Hicks One Hundred and Twenty Seven rods to the 
abovesaid Charles Hicks Land being the Southwest corner 
of the Said Farm and premises Thence by the Said Charles 

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Hicks Land North Eighty degrees East fifty five rods and 
four links to the place of begining. Containing Fifty Acres 
and all Houses Out houses Buildings Orchards gardens 
Lands meadows Trees Woods under Woods Fences Waters 
Water Courses and Hereditaments and Appurtenances what- 
sover to the same belonging or Appertaining and the rever- 
sion and reversions remainder and remainders rents and 
Profits of all and Singular the premises Above mentioned 
and of Ever}^ part and parcel thereof with the Appurten- 
ances and also all the Estate Right Title Interest Dower 
claim and Demand Whatsoever both in Law- and Equity of 
the Said parties of the first part of in and to the Same and 
of in and to Every part and parcel Thereof with the Ap- 
purtenances. To have and to hold all and Singular the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 251 

Said Messuage Farm Tract peice and parcel of Laud Here- 
ditaments and Premises and Every part and parcel thereof 
Avitli the Appurtenances unto the Said Henry Hawkshurst 
his heirs and Assigns to the only proper Use and behoof of 
him the Said Hemy Hawkshurst his heirs and Assigns for- 
ever, and the Said Kichard Thome and John Thorne for 
themselves Respectively and their respective heirs Executors 
ai)d Administrators and Every of them i lo Herel)y Joyntly and 
Severally covenant grant and agree to and with the Said 
Henry Hawkshurst his Heirs Executors Administrators and 
Assigns in Manner Following (that is to say) that they the Said 
Richard Thorne and John Thorne now are the true and Law- 
full owners of the Said Messuage Farm Tract of Land here- 
ditaments and Premises hereby granted and of Every part 
and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances and are right- 
fully and Absolutely Seized thereof and of Ever}' })art 
thereof of a good Sure perfect Absolute and Indefeasible 
Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple of and in tic Same, and 
also that they now have good right and Lawfull Authority 
to grant the Same in Manner Aforesaid and also that he the 
Said Henry Hawkshurst his Heirs and Assigns Shall ai:d 
May from time to time and at all times forever Hereafter 
by Virtue of these presents Peacibly and quietly have hold 
Use Occupy possess and Eni<jy the Same and Every 
part thereof with the Appurtenances without the lett Hind- 
rance or Interuption or other Molestation whatsoever of or 
by them the Said Richard Thorne and John Thorne or 
Either of them their or Either of their heirs or Assigns or 
any other person or Persons Whatsoever Lawfully Claiming 
or to Claim the Same or any part or parcel hereof, And 
Also that they the Said Richard Thorne and John Thorne 
for themselves Respectively and their respective Heirs and 
Assigns all and singular tlie Said Heieby granted premises 
with the AppiTrtenances unto the Said Henry Hawkshurst 
his heirs and Assigns against the Lawfull Claim and Demand 
of all and Every person and persons whatsoever Shall and 
will foiever Warrant and b\ these Presents Defend in 



252 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

Witness the parties to these presents have hereunto Inter- 
changably Set their hands and Seals the day and Year 
herein first Above Written 
Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of Richard Thorn (S) 

Phillip Allen 

James Allen Sarah Thorne (S) 

David Davis 

John Thorne (S) 

Mary Thorne (S) 

Queens ) 
/ s s 
County ^ ' • '^ • 

be it Remembered that on the fifth day of June 1789 
Came personally before me John Schenck one of the Judges 
of the Court of Common Pleas for Said Couuty Richard 
Thorne and Sarah his Wife & John Thorne and mary his 
Wife the grantors of the Within Deed and Acknowledged 
that they Signed and Sealed the Same Vohmtarily for the 
purposes therein Mentioned and the Said Sarah and mary 
being by me examined apart from their husband Acknow- 
ledged that the}' Executed the Same without any Compul- 
sion or Threats from their Sd husbands and I having Ex- 
amined the Same deed and finding no rasures nor Inter- 
linations therein (Except what was noted before Signing) 
do allow it to be Recorded 

Jn'o Schenck 

The foregoing Deed entered and Comj^ared With the 
Original by 

Jn'o Schenck Clk 



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This Indenture made this Eleventh day of April in the 
Year of our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Seventy two by and Between Simon Sands, Richard Sands, 
Benjamin Sands & Mary Sands all of Cowneck in the 
Township of Hempstead in Queens County on Nassau 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 253 

Island ill tlie Province of New York tlie Three former Ex- 
ecutors, and the Latter Mary Sands Executrix all of the 
Last Will and Testament of Gideon Sands Late of Cowneck 
Deceased of the one part and Joshua Cornell of the Same 
Place Yeoman, of the other part Witnesseth that Whereas 
the Said Gideon Sands by his Last will and Testament 
bearing date the Eighth day of April in the Year of our 
Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy did order 
his executors to Sell so much of his Lands and Meadows 
as to pay all his just debts funeral Charges and ten 
pounds New York Currency over and Above which matters 
are more fully pointed out in Said will and the Remainder 
of his real Estate to be kept for his Wife and Family's use 
uutill his son Edw^ard arrive at Lawfull age or untill his 
wife Should Marrv or Dve before his Son Edward Shall 
come to age or the first of those terms may happen or to 
that purpose in eJffect and then his executors to Sell the 
remainder and the money to be Applied to Certain Uses 
and purposes mentioned by Said Will, and Whereas upon 
A Deliberate Consideration of the Executors and the Widow 
they Judged it would be for the Advantage of the Widow and 
the Legatees to Sell the Whole Lands and Appurtenances at 
this Time and to provide otherwise for the Widow^ and her 
Children. Now This Indenture further witnesseth that the 
Said Simon Sands, Richard Sands, BcDJamin Sands and the 
Widow Mary Sands, for and in the Consideration of the full 
and Just Sum of one Thousand four I'undred pounds of 
good and Lawfull money of the Province Aforesaid to them 
in hand well and Truly paid before the Ensealing hereof by 
Joshua Cornell Aforesaid the Receipt whereof they the 
Aforesaid Executors do hereby Acknowledge and Them- 
selves therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid and 
thereof and of Every part and parcel thereof doth Acquit 
Release and Fully Discharge him the said Joshua Cornell 
his Executors and Administrators forever by these presents 
hath granted Bargained and Sold and by these presents 
they do fully Clearly and Absolutely grant Bargain Sell 



254 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

alien Eufeeoff Convey and Confirm nnto him tlie Said 
Joshua Cornell his heirs and Assigns Forever all the 
Hovises Buildings Lands and Meadows that Gideon Sands 
died Seized of at the Bottom of Cowneck in the Township 
of Hempstead aforesaid Contained and Lying in Three par- 
ticular Pieces not far from each other, the lirst piece In- 
cludes the Dwelling House Buildings and Improvements 
and is Bounded as Followeth begining at a Certain Stump 
near A gate by A Small run of Water and so Euning South- 
erly as the fence now Stauds by the Land of Samuel Sands 
Sen'r and also by henry Sands his Land till it meets with 
Richard Sands his Land Thence nniing Westerly Partly 
by the Said Richard Sands his Land and partly by Cap'n 
John Sands his Land till it Meets with Said Cap'n John 
Sands his Clear'd Land and thence Runing Northerly by 
Said Cap'n John Sands his Land as the fence now Stands 
till it meets with the Creek thence as the Creek runs till it 
meets with a Certain Stake thence South nineteen Degrees 
West Twenty nine Rods and Twenty Three Links to the 
upland Thence North Seventy Six Degrees East Twenty 
five rods and Eighteen Links along by the edge of the 
Meadow thence South Fifty Six rods and Twenty Links 
thence West thirty Eight rods or thereabouts to the first 
Station oi place of Begining at the Stump Containing b}^ 
Estimation one Hundred and eighty eight Acres be it more 
or Less the Second piece Butted and bounded as Followeth 
Viz. Begining at a Chesnut stake at the Southwest Corner 
and so runing East Sixty rods and Twelve Links to a Black 
oak Stake by the land of Samuel Sands thence runing 
North Eight Degrees and one half west Thirty two rods to 
another Stake at the North East Corner thence runing 
North Eighty Seven Degrees west Seventy rods and five 
Links to a Stake Set in the ground near a flatt Rock at the 
Northw^est Corner thence runing South Twenty three De- 
grees East Thirty Eight Rods and Six Links to the Stake 
at the place of begining Containing Thirteen Acres of 
Woodland and the third piece or Tract is Woodland Lying 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 255 

at the Soutliwest Corner of Samuel Sands his Land and 

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bounded as followeth begining at an Oak Tree marked at 
the Southwest Corner and thence runing South Sixty De- 
grees and one half East Thirty Six rods to a Stake at the 
Southeast Corner, and thence Begining again at the South 
west Corner at said Oak tree and runing north Seven de- 
grees East Sixty tive rods, and thence East Seven Degrees 
South Twenty rods to the Northeast Corner or so far as a 
right line from the Northeast Corner to the Southw^est 
Corner Avill Contain twelve Acres of Woodland and Cleared 
Land, Containing in the whole About Tavo hundred and 
Thirteen Acres of Land By Estimation (be it more or less) 
the bounds of these three pieces of Land was Transcribed 
out of the Deed of Sale that Samuel Smith gave unto Gideon 
Sands bearing date the 13th day of March 1758, as may 
Appear by Said Deed, Together with all the Dwelling 
Houses barn buildings Lands meadows fences Fields In- 
closures Timber trees AVoods under Woods Wells AVaters 
Orchards gardens fruit trees and all other Eights ways 
members privileges and Appurtenances. To have and to 
hold all and Every of the Alcove granted premises Avith all 
and Singular the Appurtenances thereunto belonging unto 
him the said Joshua Cornell his heirs and assigns and to the 
proper use benitit and behoof of him the Said Joshua Cor- 
nell his heirs and assigns forever more, and they the Afore 
Named Executors, Viz, Simon Sands Richard Sands, Ben- 
jamin Sands and mary Sands do hereby Covenant and agree 
to, Each for themselves and for their Respective heirs Ex- 
ecutors or Administrators, and not the one of them for the 
Other of them nor for the Others Executors or Adminis- 
trators to and Avith the Said Joshua Cornell and his heirs 
Executors and Administrators and Assigns that they the 
Aforenamed Executors nor Neither of them have made given 
or passed any deed or Deeds conveyance or Conveyances 
for the premises to any other person or, persons So as to 
make void or null this present deed of Bargain and Sale but 



256 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

that he the Said Joshua Cornell his heirs and Assigns Shall 
and Will or may have hold use Occupy Command Enjoy 
possess and Improve all the above granted premises with 
all and Singular the Appurtenances free and Clear from any 
manner of Incumbrances had made or Done by the Testator 
in his Lifetime or by the aforenamed Executors or any of 
them Since the time of the Said Gideon Sands his Death, 
and Further the Aforenamed Executors do hereby Covenant 
and Declare Each for themselves and not for the others of 
them nor for the other Executor or Administrators, but for 
themselves Respectively and their heirs Executors and Ad- 
miiiisti-ators that they appointed to Sell and Dispose of the 
premises by order of the Said Testati in his Said will and 
Testament and that they the Said Executors Each of them 
for themselves and for their Respective Heirs Executors and 
Administrators and that none of them Respectively for the 
others of them or for the other Executors do Covenant and 
Agree to Warrant and Defend the above Bargained Prem- 
ises unto him the Said Joshua Cornell his heirs and Assigns 
against themselves and the heirs of the Testator aforesaid, 
and furthermore Marj' Sauds the Widow and Relict of the 
Aforenamed Gideon Sands cloth Yield up Surrender and 
Release all her Right and Title of the above Bargained 
Lands that She hatli by Law as her Right of Dower and 
also all her right To the Same by Virtue of her hus- 
bands Will unto the Said Joshua Cornell his heirs and 
Assigns Forever, In Witness hereunto the Aforenamed 
Executors and Executrix hath set to their hands and fixed 
their Seals the da}^ and Year Above written 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Simon Sands (S) 

Caleb Cornwell 

William Cornwell Richard Sands (S) 

William Willis Jur 

Samuel Willis Benjamin Sands (S) 

Mary Sands (S) 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 257 

Queens > ^ ^ 
Count J ) ' 

be it Remembered that on the Tenth day of July in the 
Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty 
nine came personally before me John Schenck one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Sd County Wil- 
liam Corn well one of the Witnesses to the within deed and 
being duly Sworn Said that he Saw Simon Sands Richard 
Sands Benjamin Sands and mary Sands the grantors Sign 
tt Seal the Same as their Voluntary Act and at the Same 
time himself and the other Witnesses Subscribed their 
names to the same, and I having perused the Same Deed and 
finding no meterial Rasures nor Interlinations therein Do 
alloW' it to be Recorded 

Jn'o Schenck 

The foregoing Deed Entered and Compared with the 
Original by 

John Schenck Clerk 



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This Indenture made the Second day of August in the 
Year of our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Eighty four by and Between Thomas Thorne of the Town- 
ship of North Hempstead in Queens County Nassau Island 
and State of New York, Yeoman, of the one part and Joshua 
Cornwall of the Township County Island and State afore- 
said. Yeoman, of the Other part, Witnesseth that I the Said 
Thomas Thorne for and In Consideration of the full and 
Just Svim of Eight Hundred and fifty four pounds of Cur- 
rent and Lawfull money of the Said State of New York to 
me in hand Well and Truly paid and Every part and parcel 
Thereof doth Release and fully Discharge him the Said 
Joshua Cornwall his heirs Executors and Administrators 
and Every of them forever by these presents, hath given 
Granted bargained Sold Alienated Enfeeotled Conveyed and 



258 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Confirmed & by these presents do fully freely Clearly and 
Absolutely give grant bargain Sell Alienate enfeeoff Convey 
and Confirm unto him the Said Joshua Cornwall his Heirs 
Executors Administrators and Assigns for Ever all that one 
Tract of Land lying Situate and being on Cowneck near 
the bottom of Said neck in the Township of North hemp- 
stead aforesaid, Butted and Bounded as follows, Begining 
at the Northwest Corner of David Brooks his Land & the 
North East Corner of Richard Sands his Land and the 
Southeast corner of Joshua Cornwalls Land and runing along 
the said Joshua Cornwalls Land North Thirteen Degrees 
and one half East one Hundred & thirty nine rods and 
five Links of Chain to a Small Locus tree Between said 
Joshua Cornwalls Land and Thomas Thornes Land, from 
thence Runing Along the Said Thomas Thornes Land South 
Seventy four Degrees East Ninety Seven Rods and five 
Links of Chain to Another Locus tree Marked, Thence run- 
ing along the Said Thomas Thornes land South Sixty two 
Degrees and three Quarters East Sixty rods and Twenty 
links of Chain wdiere it meets with Stephen Thornes land 
(so called) and thence runing Along the Said Stephen 
Thornes land South Thirty Degrees and three Quarters west 
one hundred and Twelve rods to a Small grove of Chesnut 
Trees, thence runing by the Said Stephen Thornes Land 
North seventy five Degrees west Twenty four rods & Twenty 
links of Chain to a Saxafax tree meeting the Said David 
Brooks bis Land and runing along it north Eighty four 
Degrees and one half West one Hundred rods where it 
meets AVith the place of Begining, Containing One hundred 
and Six acres three Quarters and Six rods of land and I the 
Said Thomas Thome have here Reserved A certain road to 
pass and repass Imck and forth Across the above Men- 
tioned Lands with all kinds of Carriages Teams horses 
Droves or any other Things that I may See proper for me 
my heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for Ever 
Leading from a Certain Small Locus tree in the middle of 
the Line between Said Joshua Cornwalls Land & that of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 259 

the Said Stepheu Thoriie (as Called) and ou the north Side 
of the Above mentioned piece where he the Said Thomas 
Thome Shall hang a light Swinging gate and in case Joshua 
Cornwall Shall put cross fences over the Said road then he 
Shall to Every fence Across Said road put Light Swinging- 
gates as aforesaid, the road leading from Said Locus tree 
or where it Shall be most convenient for the Said Thomas 
Thorne and to the Said Joshua Cornwalls least damage to 
where it Shall meet with a Certain road Leading to and 
from the Said David Brooks'es house which may be Seen 
by a Certain release BetW'Cen the Said Thomas Thorne and 
David Brooks bearing date the nineteenth day of August 
Anno domini One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty, 
To have and to hold all the Above granted and Bargained 
premises be they more or less with all the fences Fields 
Pastures Enclosures Wells Waters meadows Timber Trees 
Woods and Under Woods and all and Every Other of the 
Appurtenances unto him the Said Joshua Cornw^all his heirs 
and Assigns forever to his and their own proper use benefit 
and Behoof from henceforth and forever, and I the Said 
Thomas Thorne do Covenant promise grant and Agree for 
me my heirs Executors and Administrators to and With 
him the Said Joshua Cornwall his heirs and Assigns that 
at the time of Sealing and before the Delivery hereof the 

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Said Thomas Thorne am the true Sole and La^\'full owner 
of the above Bargained premises and am Lawfully Siezed 
and possessed thereof in mine own proper Eight of a good 
perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple 
and had in myself full power good right and Lawfull 
Authority tf) Sell and Dispose of the Same in manner as 
Above Said A- that the Said Joshua Cornwall his heirs and 
Assigns Shall and may by Virtue hereof LaAvfull}- Quietly 
and peacibly have hold use Occup}' Command Enjoy and 
Possess all the Above Demised premises with their Appur- 
tenances in manner as Above Said free & Clearly Acquitted 



260 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

released and fully Discharged of and from all Manner of 
former and other gifts grants Bargains Sales Mortgages 
Dowers Judgments Executions and Incumbrances Whatso- 
ever, and furthermore I the Said Thomas Thorne do Cov- 
enant bind and Oblige myself my heirs Executors and 
Administrators to Warrant Secure and forever Defend all 
the above granted and Bargained premises to him the Said 
Joshua Cornwall his heirs and Assigns forever against all 
Lawfull Claim and Demand Whatever of all manner of 
person or persons Whatsoever in Witness whereof I the 
Said Thomas Thorne have hereunto set my hand and fixed 
my Seal the day and Year first Above Written, and I Abigail 
Thorne wife of the Said Thomas Thorne do by these pres- 
ents release and forever quitt unto the Said Joshua Cornwall 
his heirs and Assigns for Ever all my Right of dower and 
powder of thirds of in or to all and Singular the above 
granted and Bargained premises, In Witness whereof I 
have hereunto Set my hand and Affixed my Seal the day 
and Year as Above Written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Thomas Thorn (S) 

Samuel Hewlett 

James Sell Abigail Thorn (S) 

Lewis Cornwall 

Be it Bemembered that on the 12 day of August 1784 
personally Appeared before me Timothy Smith one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Queens County 
Thomas Thorne the within grantor and being Examined 
did AcknoW'ledge that he Sealed and Delivered the 
Within deed of his own Voluntary Act and Abigail his 
Wife being Examined Seperately from her Husband 
Acknowledged the Sealing and Delivering of the Within 
Deed to be her own Voluntary Act Without any 
Persuasion threats or Compulsion of her Said husband, 
and by Examining I find no Easures and one Interlination 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 201 

the AVord (and Eighty) betweeu the Thirty third aud thirty 
fourth line from the top, do Allow it to be Kecorded 

Taken and Acknowledged before me the date Above 

Timothy Smith Judge 

The foregoing Deed Entered and Compared with the 
Original by 

Jn'o Schenck Clerk 



This Indenture made the Fifteenth day of the Eleventh 
Mouth Called November in the Year of Our Lord one 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty one by and between 
Robert Mitchell of Cowneck in the Township of Hempstead 
in Queens County on Nassau Island in the Province of New 
York, farmer, of the one part aud Charles Mitchell of the 
Head of Said Neck in the County and Province aforesaid, 

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Doctor of Physic, of the other part, Witneseth that the 
Said Robert Mitchell for and in Consideration of the Just 
and full Sum of one Thousand Five Hundred pounds to 
him in hand paid well and truly by the Said Charles Before 
the Within Sealing and Delivery of these presents, the re- 
ceipt whereof he doth Acknowledge Himself therewith fully 
Satisfied Contented and paid and thereof and therefrom and 
Every part and parcel thereof do Acquitt release and fully 
Discharge him the Said Charles Mitchell his h^irs and etc 
Have given granted Bargained Sold and by these presents 
do fully freely and Clearly and Absolutely give grant Bar- 
gain Sell Enfeeoff Convey and Confirm unto him the Said 
Charles Mitchell his heirs and Assigns forever all that of a 
Certain Farm and Plantation Situate Lying and being at 
the head of Cowneck Aforesaid in the South Side of the 
Highway that Leads across the head of the Neck, and is 
Butted and bounded as follows, Begining at A Birch Tree 
Standing at the Northwest Corner of the hereafter Des- 



262 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

cribed land Adjoyniug to the road that leads up the East 
Side of Great Neck and also the road that Leads A Cross 
the head of Cow Neck, from thence Riming by the Said 
Road that Leads A Cross Cow Neck Northeasterly Near as 
the fence now Stands one Hundred and Ninety tive rods & 
a half where it meets with Martin Schenck's land, from 
thence Southeasterly partly by Martin Schenck's land and 
partly by -John Schenck's land near about Eighty Six rods 
to a Chesnut Tree Standing in the Corner of the fence Ad- 
joyning the Land of Daniel Brinkerhott", late Deceased, 
thence runing by Said Brinkerhotf's land near as the fence 
now Stands one Hundred and Twenty four Rods where it 
meets with Caleb Morrels land, thence by the Brook as it 
now runs Adjoyning Moirel's Laud untill it meets with 
Another of the Said Brinkerhoff's Laud, thence Southwest- 
erly by Briukerhoff's Land till it comes to the Highway that 
leads by the East Side of great Neck, thence by Said High- 
way Northwesterly to the place of Begining, Containing 
within the above Described Bounds Ninety Eight Acres and 
one Quarter & fourteen Square Rods, let the Same be more 
or less, Together with all Houses Buildings Timbers Trees 
woods fences fields pastures V)rooks Waters Ways and all 
and Every other Appurtenance thereunto belonging or in 
any ways iVppertaining. To have and to Hold all the above 
granted premises with the Appurtenances unto him the Said 
Charles Mitchell his heiis and AssiiJjtis forever free and 
Clear and Clearly Acquitted Exonerated and fully Dis- 
charged of and from all and all manner of former gifts grants 
Bargains Sales Mortgages Joyntnres dowers and all and 
Every other Incumbrance whatever, and I the Said Robert 
Mitchell have in my Self good right full power and Lawfull 
Authority to Sell and Dispose of all the Above granted 
premises with the Appurtenances in Manner as afore Ex- 
pressed and do for my Self mj' Executors and &c, warrant 
and forever Defend all the above granted {jremises with the 
Appurtenances unto him the Said Charles Mitchell his heirs 
and Assigns forever against all the Just and Lawfull Claims 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 203 

and Demands of all manner of persons Whatever, and 
furthermore I marj Mitchell Wife of Robert Mitchell, do 
hereb}' Yield up and Surrender all my right of Dower and 
Power of thirds in and to the Above granted premises with 
the ApjDurtenances unto him the Said Charles Mitchell his 
heirs and Assigns forever in Witness Whereof Ave have Set 
to our hands and affixed our Seals the day and Year first 
above Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Robert Mitchell (S) 

Adam Mott 

AuGUSTiN Mitchell Mary Mitchell (S) 

Queens ) 
County ( ' ' 

Be it Remembered that on the Twenty eighth day of July 
in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Eighty nine Came personally before me John Schenck one 
of the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Said 
County mary mitchell Widow and Relict of the within 
grantor Robert Mitchell Deceased, and Acknowledged that 
She Executed the Same deed Voluntarily without any 
Threats or Compulsion from her Said Husband at the Same 
time Likewise Appeared before me Adam Mott one of the 
Witnesses to the Within deed and on his Solemn Affirma- 
tion Declared that he saw the Within grantor Robert 
Mitchell Sign Seal and Deliver the Same as his Voluntary 
Act & at the Same time Subscribe his name as a Avitness 
and Saw Augustin Mitchell Sign his name as a Avitness 
& I ha\'ing Examined the Same deed and finding no mete- 
rial rasures nor luterlinations Therein do allow it to be 
Recorded 

Jn'o Schenck 

The above Deed Entered and Compared With the Origi- 
nal by 

Jn'o Schenck 

Clerk 



264 hempstead town eecoeds. 

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This Indenture made This Tenth day of Api'il in the year 
of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty one 
Between James Cornell of the Townshi}) of Hempstead in 
Queens County and Province of New York, Yroman, and 
Margaret his Wife of the one part, and Henry Hagner of 
the Same place of The other Part, Witnesseth that the Said 
James Cornell and Margaret his Wife For and in Consider- 
ation of the Sum of Two Thousand Two hundred pounds 
Current Lawful! money of the Province of New York To 
him the Said James Cornell in hand paid by the Said 
Henry Hagiier, at and before the Ensealing and Delivery 
hereof the Receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged and 
Thereof and of Every part and Parcel Thereof do acquitt 
release and Discharge him the said Henry Hagner his 
Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns Forever by 
these i)resents have granted Bargained Sold Aliened re- 
leased and Confirmed and by these presents do freely 
clearly and Absolutely grant bargain Sell Alien Release 
and Confirm unto the Said Henry Hagner in his Actual 
Possession now being by Virtue of a Bargain and Sale to 
him thereof made for one Whole Year by Indenture bear- 
ing Date the day Next before the day of the date of these 
presents, and by force of the Statute for Transfering uses 
iuto Possession and to his heirs and Assigns Forever all 
that Certain Farm Tract ])iece or parcel of Land Messuage 
Dwelling house and Tenement Situate at Herricks in 
the Township of hempstead Aforesaid being Butted and 
bounded as follows (to Witt) Begining at a Peach Tree on 
the South Side of the Highway near the North west Corner 
of Samuel Denton's L md, Thence Runing Southerly by the 
Said Samuel Dentons Land as the fence now Stands one 
hundred and Twenty one Rods and an half to the Land 
late of Robert Marvin now of John Marvin, Thence run- 
ing Westerly by the Said Marvins Land as the fence now 
Stands about one hundred and Four Rods to the Southwest 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS, 2G5 

Corner of the hereby granted premises, Thence Northwardly 
by the Said Marvins Land as the fence now Stands to the 
Swamp or Pond, thence Riming Northwesterly as the fence 
now Stands in the Said pond, Thence Sontliwesterly as the 
fence Now »Stands thro the Said Swamp to the Said Marvin's 
Cleared Land, thence Northerly as the fence now Stands 
bj' the Said MarviDS Land About Forty Eight Rods to Isaac 
Smith Junior's Land thence Easterly as the fence now 
Stands by the Said Isaac Smiths Land about Thirty Rods 
to Richard Smiths Land, Thence Southerly by the Said 
Richard Smiths laud as the fence now Stands Six rods, 
thence Easterly by the Said Richard Smith as the fence 
Now Stands about Nineteen Rods, Thence Northerly by 
the Said Richard Smiths Land as the fence now Stands 
Twenty two rods and an half or Thereabouts, thence 
Easterly by the Said Richard Smiths land as the fence 
now Stands thirty two rods and an half, thence North- 
erly by the Said Richard Smiths land as the fence now 
Stands Twenty rods and an half, thence Northerly live 
rods Across the road thence Northerly as the fence now 
Stands along by the Road to the late Sylvenus Smiths 
land, thence Easterly- as the fence now Stands by the Said 
Sylvanus Smiths land Four rods to a Maple Stump, thence 
Northerly as the fence Now Stands by the Said Smiths 
land About Twenty five rods, thence Northeasterly as the 
fence Now Stands Thirty Four Rods by The Said Sylvenus 
Smiths land to a Swamp, thence Runing Easterly Eleven 
rods and Seventeen links of Chain to a Certain dry Stump 
at the Edge of the Swamp, thence Southeasterly Across a 
Corner of the Said Swamji Thirteen Rods and an half to 
the Said Sylvenus Smiths Fence, thence runing Southerl}' 
as the fence Now Stands by the Said Sylvanus Smiths land 
and Crossing the Road to the first Station or Place of begin- 
iug Seventy Six r(jds or thereabouts Containing Ninety one 
Acres of Land be the Sanie more or Less, and also one 
other i)iece or parcel of Woodland Situate at Herricks 
Aforesaid Lying at the Northwest Corner of the Woodland 



266 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

late of Isaac Smith the Ekler late of Herricks Aforesaid at 
the Hills, the Same being Boimded as Follows, (to wit) 
begining at a Certaiu White oak Tree marked at the North- 
east Corner of the Woodland hereby granted, thence Enn- 
ing South Eighty Degrees West Thirty nine rods and an 
half by a Marked AValnut Tree near the Northwest Corner 

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by James Smith's Woodland to the northeast Corner of 
Elijah Smith's clear Land, thence Southerly as the Fence 
now Stands forty one rods to a Stone marked with the 
letters : I : C : thence Ruuing Easterly Thirty Eight rods and 
Ten Links to another Stone Marked : I : C : at the South 
East Corner of this piece of Wood Land, Thence North- 
erly forty Six rods and nine Links to the first Station, 
Bounded generally Easterly and Southerly by John Tofiey's 
Land, Northerly by Land of James Smith, and Westerly b}- 
Land in the Possession of Annanias Smith, Containing Ten 
Acres, and Also one other certain piece or parcel of Land 
and Swamp Situate near Herricks Aforesaid on the north 
Side of the Great Plains, and Butted and bounded as Fol- 
lows, (to wit) Begining at the Southeast Corner at a Locus 
Stake, Tbence runing ^"outh Seventy Eight Degrees and an 
half west Thirty Pods and an half to a red Oak Tree by 
Sylvenus Smith's Land, thence north Seventeen rods and 
an half to a White oak Tree by the Said Sylvenus Smith's 
Land, thence north Twenty Seven Degrees and an half 
West Three rods and nine Links to a Sassafras Sapling by 
the Said Sylvenus Smith's Laud, Thence runing South 
Eighty Six Degrees West fourteen Rods and three Links to 
A Bilstil Tree by the Said Sylvanus Smith's Land, Thence 
runing north two Degrees East nine Rods and an half 
to a bunch of (.hesnut Saplings by the Said Sylvenus 
Smith's Land, thence north Seventy Six Degrees and an 
Quarter East Twelve rods partly by Land of John Mar- 
vin and partly by the Widov*- Seaman's Land, Thence 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 267 

North forty two degrees East Six rods and nine Links 
by the Said AVidow Seaman's Land, tlience North Four- 
teen Degrees and three quarters West nine Kods and Six- 
teen Links to a Chesnut Stump within About Two rods of 
the Swamp by The Said Widow Seaman's Land, Thence 
North Eighty Eight degrees and three Quarters East twenty 
two Rods and Four Links to A Large bendiuo- Chesnut Tree 
Partly by the Said Widow Seaman's Land and Partly by 
Sylvanus Smith's Land, Thence About forty three rods to 
the first Station or place of begiuing, Containing Eight 
Acres and one qiiarter of an acre of Wood Land and Swamp, 
Together with all Houses out Houses Buildings Or- 
chards Gardens Lands Meadows Commons Pastures Feed- 
ings Trees Woods I'nderwoods Ways Paths Wateis Water 
Courses Easements Profits Commodities Advantages Emolu- 
ments and Hereditaments whatsoever to the Same belong- 
ing or Appertaining and the Reversion and Reversions Re- 
mainder and Remainders rents and Profits of all and 
Singular the Said Premises Above Mentioned with the 
Appurtenances and also all the Estate right Title Interest 
claim and Demand and Dower both in Law and Equity of 
him the Said James Cornell and Marsret his Wife and Each 
of them of in and to the Same and Every part and parcel 
Thereof with the Appurtenances, To have and to hold all 
and Singular the Said Messuage Dwelling house or Tene- 
ment and Several pieces and Parcels of Land Heredita- 
ments and Premises Above mentioned and Every part and 
parcel Thereof with their and Every of their Aj^purtenances 
unto the Said Henry Hagner his heirs and Assigns to the 
only proju-r use and Behoof of the Said Henry Hagner his 
heirs and Assigns forever and the Said James Cornell for 
himself his heirs Executors and Administrators and Every 
of them doth Covenant and grant to and With the Said 
Henry Hagner his heirs and Assigns and Every of them 
l)y these presents in manno' Following that is to Say 
that the Said James Cornell is the true and Lawful^ 
owner of the Said premises here])y granted and Every part 



268 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Thereof with the Appurtenances and is Eightfully Siezecl 
thereof of a good Sure Perfect and absolute and Inde- 
feazible Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple without any 

Page 45. 

Matter or Thing Whatsoever to Alter change Charge In- 
cumber or defeat the Same and that he now hath good right 
in himself to grant Alien and Convey the Same as aforesaid 
and every part and parcel Thereof Avith the Appurtenances 
unto the Said Henry Hagner his heirs and Assigns forever 
in manner and form Aforesaid and that the Said Heury 
Hagner his heirs and Assigns and Every of them Shall and 
Lawfully may from time to time and at all Times hereafter 
have hold Occupy and Enjoy all and Singular the Said 
premises hereby Granted without any hindrance or Inter- 
ruption of or by the Said James Cornell his heirs and As- 
signs or any other person or persons Mdiatsoever having or 
Lawfully Claiming the Same or any part thereof and that 
the Same premises and Every part thereof now are and 
hereafter Shall Remain unto the Said Henry Hagner his 
Heirs and Assigns free and Clear of all Incumbrances 
whatsoever and also that he the Said James Cornell and 
his heirs all and Singiilar the Said Premises hereby granted 
unto the Said Henry Hagner his heirs and Assigns against 
the Claim and Demand of all and Every person and persons 
Whatsoever Lawfully claiming the Same Shall and AV arrant 
and forever by these presents defend (Excepting and Re- 
serving Always Two Square rods of ground for a burying 
place Avhere the Ancestors of Isaac Smith the Elder are 
Buried, and also the Highway Leading thro Herricks of 
four Rods Wide) The Same James Cornell hereby as Sign- 
ing over to the Said Henry Hagner his heirs and Assigns 
all his Priviledge to a cart way Across the Land of Isaac 
Smith the Elder as mentioned in a grant from Said Smith 
to Said Cornell, In Witness whereof the Parties to These 
presents have hereunto Interchangably Set their hands 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 269 

and Seals the daj and Year first herein Above Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of James Cornwell (S) 

Elijah Miles 

Joseph Hicks Margaret Cornwell (S) 

Received on the day of the date Within mentioned of 
Henry Hagner the Within Grantee the Sum of Two Thou- 
sand Two hundred pounds current Lawlull money Within 
Mentioned beino; the full Consideration nionev Within 
mentioned. 

James Cornwell. 
Witness 
Elijah Miles 

Queens ) 

n - ^ S. s. 

County 3 

Be it Eemembered that on the First day of February in 
the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Ninety came Personally before me John Schenck one of 
the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Said County 
James Cornell and Margaret his Wife the grantors of the 
within Deed and Severally Acknowledged that they Signed 
and Sealed the Same as their Voluntar}" Act and deed for 
the Uses and purposes therein mentioned, and the Said 
Margaret Being by me Examined Apart from her Said 
husband Acknowledged that She Executed the Same with- 
out any Compulsion or Threats from her husband, and I 
having Examined the Same deed and finding no meterial 
Basures nor Interlinations therein do Allow it to be Re- 
corded 

Jn'o Schenck. 

The foregoing Deed Entt'v'd A- Compared With the 
Original by 

John Schenck Clk 



270 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS, 



PaCxE 46. 



At the Annual Towunieeting lield at heriicks in North 
Hemstead on the fiist Tuesday in April 1790 

The Following persons Were Chosen Town officers To 
Wit, 

Constable and Collector Anthony Cheeseman. 

Supervisor An dries Hegeman Sn'r 

Assessors Elbert Hegeman Esqr, William Thorne Esqr, 
Peter Titus, Hendrick Hagner and Charles Titus 

Overseers of the poor Hendrick Hagner A: Philip Allen 
Jur 

Commissioners for Laying out and Regulating Highways 
Philip Valentine, Abraham Schenck and Andries J Hege- 
man 

Fence Viewers John Thorne, Andries Hegeman Sn'r, 
Thomas Williams, Benjamin Vandewater, Dan'l Rapelye, 

Pounder John B Kissam 

Overseers of Highways Thomas Dodge, Bottom of Cow- 
neck, Robert Thornecraft, middle of the Neck, Doctor 
Charles Mitchell, west Side & head of the Neck, Nicholas 
Wilson, Hempstead harbour, Benjamin Woolley, Great 
Neck, Uriah Mitchell, Success, James Searing, Searingtown, 
William AVilliams, East part of Herricks, Richard Cheese- 
man, West part of Herricks, Thomas Williams, North Side 
the Plains, John Simonson, West part of Westbury, Rich- 
ard Kirk, East Side H. harbour, Isaac Titus, East part of 
Westbur}, 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

The Same men as Last Year were Chosen to Settle With 
the Collector in the Same Manner as Last year and Make 
repo]-t at the Next annual Townmeeting 

The Same men as last Year were Chosen a Committee to 
Regulate Sheep parting With the Same powers and the Same 
Allowance as Last Year 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 271 

it was likewise Voted by the major Vote that £ 200 l)e 
raised in the Town for the Support of the poor 

it was Likewise Voted that the Collector Give Security 
to the Town-Clerk as he Shall Judge Sufficient in the Sum 
of <£ 500 and in the Sum of £ 100 as Constable 

it was Likewise Voted that the Overseers of the poor Re- 
pair the pound and pay the Expence out of the Money that 
comes into their hands Raised for the poor. 



This Indenture made this fourth day of may in the year 
of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and ninety, Be- 
tween John Allen of Little neck in the Township of Flush- 
ing in Queens County in the State of New York, Farmer, 
and Deborah his Wife of the one part, and David Allen of 
Great Neck in the Townshij) of North Hempstead in the 
County and State Aforesaid, Farmer, of the other part, 
Witnesseth, that the Said John Allen Junior and Deborah 
his Wife for and in Consideration of the Sum of Two 

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Thousand Pounds Current Lawfull money of the State of 
New York to them or one of them in hand paid by the Said 
David Allen at or before the Ensealing and delivery hereof 
the Receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged and Thereof 
and of Every part and parcel thereof do hereby Acqiiitt re- 
lease and Discharge him the Said David Allen his Heirs 
Executors Administrators and Assigns Forever by these 
presents have Granted bargained Sold aliened released and 
Confirmed and by these presents do Clearly and Absolutely 
grant bargain Sell Alien release and Confirm unto the Said 
David Allen (in his Actual Possession now being by Virtue 
of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made for one Whole 
year by Indenture bearing date the day next before the 
Day of the date of these presents, and by force of the Stat- 
vite for Transfering Uses into possession) and to his heirs 



272 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

and Assigns forever All that certain Messuage or Dwelling 
house farm piece parcel and Tract of Land and Meadow 
Situate Lying and being on Great neck Aforesaid beiug the 
Eastermost or Southeastermost part of the Farm whereon 
John Allen the Elder now lives and resides, and is bounded 
as follows, to wit, Begiuiug at the Salt meadow at the 
Northwesterly part of Eichard Aliens Land near a Large 
rock Standing on Said Richard Aliens Land being nearly 
in range with the first course herein after mentioned where 
Stands a Stone Set up in Said Meadow, Thence Euning 
South Ten degrees East Eight rods, thence South lifty five 
Degrees East Twenty two rods. Thence North Seventy five 
Degrees East ninety five rods Thirteen Links by Said Eich- 
ard Aliens Land, thence South Twenty one Degrees East 
Eleven i-ods by Said Eichard Allen, Thence South fifty one 
Degrees East twenty four rods by Eichard Thorne, tlience 
South Thirty Degrees west thirty one rods by Said Eichard 
Thorne to the Bay, Thence South Twenty one Degrees East 
Seven rods four Links, tlience South fifty four degrees west 
Two hundred and Eighty four rods by Said Thorne, thence 
north Sixty five degrees west thirty one rods by Said Bay, 
thence North forty two Degrees West Twenty rods by Said 
Bay, thence north Six degrees West Thirteen Eods by Said 
bay, thence north Thirty Seven degrees east one hundred 
and forty one rods. Thence north thirty Seven Degrees west 
Twenty five rods, thence north Thirty four Degrees East 
forty five rods, thence North Sixty four Degrees East forty 
rods, Thence north Fifty Six degrees East nine rods to the 
Place of begining. Containing one Hundred and Eighty 
Acres with the rights members and Ap]3urteuances thereof 
and all houses out houses Buildings Orchards gardens 
Lands meadows Commons Pastures feedings Trees woods 
under woods ways Waters Water Courses Easments Profits 
Commodities Hereditaments and Emoluments whatsoever 
to the Same or in any Wise Appertaining or which 
now are or formerly have been Accepted reputed taken 
known used Occupied or Enjoyed to or with the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 273 

Same as part parcel or member thereof or any part 
Thereof And also the Reversion and Reversions Re- 
mainder and Remainders rents and Services of all and 
Singular the Said Premises above mentioned and Every part 
and Parcel thereof with their and Every of their Ap]3urten- 
ances And Also all the Estate right Title Interest Dower 
Claims and Demand Whatsoever both in Law and Equity 
of him the Said John Allen and Deborah his Wife of in 
and to the Same and of in and to Every part and parcel 
thereof with the Appurtenances which Said })remises were 
granted by John Allen the Elder to Said John Allen Junior 
by grant and deed bearing date the third day of October 
in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Eighty Six, To have and to hold all and Singular the Said 

Page 48. 

Messuage or Dwelling house Tract or parcel of Land Here- 
ditaments and Premises Above mentioned and every part 
and parcel thereof with Their and Every of their Appur- 
tenances unto the Said David Allen his heirs and Assigns 
To the only proper Use and Behoof of the Said David Allen 
his heirs and Assigns Forever and the Said John Allen for 
himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators and Every 
of them doth Covenant and Grant to and With the Said 
David Allen his Heirs and Assigns and to and With Every 
of them by these presents in manner and form following 
that is to Say That the Said John Allen now is True and 
Law^full Owner of the Said Messuage and Dwelling house 
Tract or Parcel of Land and hereditaments aud all and Sin- 
gular other the premises hereby Granted or mentioned to be 
hereby granted and Ever}" part and parcel thereof with their 
and Every of their Appurtenances and is Rightfully and Ab- 
solutely Seized thereof and of Every part and Parcel thereof 
of a good pure absolute and Indifeazable Estate of Inherit- 
ance in fee Simple AVithout any Manner of Condition Trust 
Covenant- Proviso or Limitation of use or uses or other 
matter cause or thing AVhatsoever to Alter Change Charge 



274 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

determiue or Defeat the Same and that the Said John Allen 
now hath good right Lawfull and Absolute power and 
Authority in himself to grant bargain and Convey all and 
Singular the Said Premises hereby to be granted and Every 
part and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances unto the 
Said David Allen his heirs and Assigns to the only Proper 
use and Behoof of the Said David Allen his heirs and 
Assigns in manner and form aforesaid and that the Said 
David Allen his Heirs and Assigns and Every of them Shall 
or Lawfully may from time to time and at all and Every 
time and times hereafter have hold use Occupy possess and 
Enjoy all and Singular the Said messuage or Dwelling house 
Tract or Parcels of Land and Hereditaments and premises 
hereby Granted or mentioned to be hereby granted and 
Every part and parcel thereof with Their and Every of their 
Appurtenances and the rents Issues and Profits thereof to 
Take Without any manner of Lett Suit Trouble Vexation 
Eviction Disturbance or other hindrance or Molestation 
Whatsoever of or by the Said John Allen his heirs or 
Assigns or any other person or Persons Whatsoever Law- 
fully Claiming or to claim the Same or any Part or parcel 
thereof And that the Said Messuage or Dwellin house 
Tract or parcel of Land Hereditaments and Premises hereby 
granted as Aforesaid and Every part and parcel thereof 
with the Appurtenances now are free and clear and freely 
and clearly and Absolutely freed and Acquitted and Ex- 
onerated and Discharged of and from all and all manner of 
Former and Other Bargains Sales gifts grants Dowers 
Mortgages Judgments Extents Executions Incumbrances or 
Troubles whatsoever had made Committed done or Suffered 
by the Said John Allen or any other person or persons 
W^hatsoever and that the Said John Allen and his heirs all 
and Singular the Premises hereby granted With the Appur- 
tenances unto the Said David Allen his heirs and Assigns 
Against the Just and Lawfull claim or claims of all and 

Page 49. 
every person or persons Whatsoever Lawfully claiming or 



HEMPSTEAD TOAVN EECOEDS. 275 

to claim the Same Shall ami Will AYairant and forever by 
these presents Defend In Witness whereof the Parties to 
these presents have hereunto Interchangably Set their 
hands and Seals the day and Year herein first above 
written. 

Sealed and Delivered 

In the Presence of John Allen (S) 

Jn'o Schenck 

Kalph Smith Deborah Allen (S) 

Received the day of the date Within mentioned of the 
Within named David Allen the Sum of two Thousand 
Pounds being the full Consideration Money within men- 
tioned 

Witness John Allen 

Ralph Smith 

Queens ) ^ ^ 
County ) 

be it Remembered That on the Sixth day of may in the 
year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Ninety came Per- 
sonally befoie me John Schenck one of the Judges of the 
Court of Common Pleas for Said County John Allen and De- 
borah his Wife the grantors of the AVithin Deed and Severally 
Acknowledged the Same as their Voluntary x\ct and deed 
and the Said Deborah being Examined by me Seperate and 
Apart from her Said Husband Acknowledged that She Ex- 
ecuted the Same Without any Compulsion Threats or fear 
of her Husband and I havi)ig perused The Same Deed and 
iinding no Rasures nor Interlinations therein Except those 
Noted before Signing and Sealing do Allow It to be 
Recorded 

Jno Schenck 

The aforegoing Deed Entered and Compared With the 
Original by 

Jno Schenck 

Clerk 



276 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

This Indenture made the Eiorhteeutli day of December in 
the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Ninetj' Between Joseph Kissam and his Wife Mary Kissam 
of North Hempstead in Queens Coiinty and State of New- 
York of the one part, and Uriah Phitt of the Aforesaid 
Place of the Other part, Witnesseth, that they the Said 
Joseph Kissam and Mary Kissam for and In Consideration 
of the Sum of one Hundred pounds New Y'ork money to 
them in hand paid by the Said Uriah Phitt before the En- 
sealing hereof the Receipt Whereof is hereby Acknowledged 
by the said Joseph Kissam and Mary Kissam and them- 
selves to be therewith fully Satisfied Contented and thereof 
and of Every part and Parcell thereof by these presents 

Page 50. 

doth forever acquitt Exonerate and Discharge him the Said 
Uriah Piatt his heirs Executors and Administrators hath 
given Granted Bargained Sold Alienated Assured Conveyed 
and Confirmed and by these presents doth fully freely and 
Absolutely give grant Bargain Sell Alien Assure Convey and 
Confirm unto him the Said Uriah Piatt (in his Actual pos- 
session now being Siezed) his Heirs and Assigns Forever all 
that Certain j)iece of Salt Meadow and upland Situate Lying 
and being at Near Rockaway in the Township of South 
Hempstead, and is Butted and Bounded as follows, Viz, 
Easterly by the Lott of Meadow Owned by Henry Woolley ^ 
Northerly by William Pearsall's Land, Westerly by Philip 
Aliens Meadow, Southerly by the Bay, Containing in 
Quantity Ten Acres more or Less, Together With all Rights 
privileges Conveniences and all and every other Appurten- 
ances to the Lott Appurtaiuing or in any Ways thereunto 
belonging, To have and To hold the Said piece and Parcel 
of Land Salt meadow and premises with all the Rights 
members and Appurtenances thereunto belonging and the 
reversion and Reversions remainder and remainders thereof 
and of Every part and parcel thereof unto him the Said 
Uriah Piatt his Heirs and Assigns forever and the Said 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 277 

Joseph Kissam and mary his Wife for themselves their heirs 
Executors and Administrators do further Covenant Grant 
and Agree to and with the Said Uriah Piatt his heirs and 
Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof they are the true 
and Lawfull Owners of the Above granted and Bargained 
Premises and Stand Lawfully Seized in their Own Plight of a 
good perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple 
and that the Said Uriah Piatt his heirs and Assigns Shall 
from time to time and at all times Forever hereafter peac- 
ibly and Quieth' have hold Use Occupy possess and Enjoy 
the Same free and Clear and that at the time of the Enseal- 
ing hereof the Same is free and Clear and Stands free and 
Clear from all and Every Other Former gift grant Bargain 
Sale Lease Mortgage Will Judgment Execution or Incum- 
brance Whatsoever had done Committed or Suffered to be 
had done or Committed by the Said Josej)h Kissam and 
Mary Kissam and the Said Joseph Kissam and Mary Kis- 
sam for themselves their heirs Executors and Administra- 
tors and every of them doth hereby Warrant and Defend 
all the Above Granted and Bargained Premises against 
all Persons whatsoever Claiming or to Claim the Same or 
any part by from or Under Them, In Witness Whereof the 
said Joseph Kissam and Mary Kissam have hereunto Set 
their hands and Seals The day and Year first Above 
Written. 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Joseph Kissam (S) 

Benjamin Kissam her 

Daniel Kissam Mary :X: Kissam (S) 

Charles Kissam Mark. 

Queens ) 
/ s s 
County ^ 

Be it Remembered that on the Twenty Seventh day of 

December in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven 

Hundred and Ninety came Personally before me John 

Sclienck one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas 

for Said County Joseph Kissam and mary his Wife the 



278 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Grantors of the Within Deed and Acknowledged that they 
Signed Sealed and Delivered the Same as and for their 
Voluntary act and deed for the Uses and purposes therein 
Mentioned and the Said mary being by me Examined apart 
from her husband Acknowledged that She Executed the 
Sa]ne Without any Compulsion or threats from her Sd hus- 
band I having perused the Same deed and finding no 
rasures nor Interlinations therein Except those noted do 
allow it to be Recorded 

Jno Schenc'K 

The Above Deed Enter'd and Compared With the Origi- 
nal by 

Jno Schenck -Clk 



Page 51. 

At the Annual Townmeeting held at Herricks for the 
Town of North Hempstead on the first Tuesday in April 
1791. the following persons were Chosen Town Officers 
for the Ensuing Year, to Witt, 

Constable and Collector Anthony Cheesman. 

Supervisor An dries Hegeman Sn'r 

Assessors William Thorne, Martin Schenck, John W 
Seaman, Hendrick Hagner and Charles Titus. 

Overseers of the poor Hendrick Hagner and Silvanus 
Smith 

Commissioners of Highways Phili}) Valentine, Abraham 
Schenck and Andries I Hegeman 

Fenceviewers Thomas Williams, Benjamin VanDe Water, 
John Thorne, Charles Hicks, Andries Hegeman and Dan'l 
Rapelye. 

Pounders John B. Kissani 

Overseers of Highways William Dodge, bottom of Cow- 
neck, Minne Ouderdonck, Middle of the Neck, James Sell, 
AVest Side and head of the Neck, Nicholas Wilson, H. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 279 

harbour, Thomas Tredwell, Great Neck, Joseph Hicks, 
Success, James Searing, Searing Town, William Williams, 
East part Herricks, Benj'n Piatt, West part Do, David Van 
DeW^ater, North Side the plains, Eichard Townsend 3d 
West part Westbury, Isaac Titus, East part of Do, Richard 
Kirk, East Side H. Harbour, 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

John Allen Jun'r Andrus Onderdonk and the Supervisor 
Were Chosen at the Same Townmeeting to Examine the 
Collectors Accounts in the Same Manner as in the year 
1789 and Make Eeport to the Town at their next Annual 
Townmeeting 

Richard Valentine, Peter Titus, and John W. Seaman 
Were at the Same Townmeeting Chosen to regulate Sheep- 
partings With the Same powers as Was given them in 1788 
and they to have 6/ per day for Every day they Shall be 
Employed in that Business to be paid by the Overseers as 
Usual 

Page 52. 

Whereas Silvenus Bedel and Joseph Hall Was Appointed 
at an Annual Townmeeting in the year 1787 for South 
Hempstead and Richard Valentine and John W. Seaman 
for North Hempstead to Settle Some Arrearages Respect- 
ing the Poor of both Towns do agree to the following Arti- 
cles and Sums of money To be paid Equally l)y the Two 
Towns 

To the Widow Tredwell for Boarding and 

Nursing an Indian Woman the Sum of =£3 : : : : 

Doctor Tredwells Ac't 2:7::6: 

Daniel Heulet for Boarding Evans 11 : 9 : : 10 : 

Black Charles for Nursing Negro Wench. 3 -.0: :0: 

Joseph Hall on A Balance 7 : 7 : : : 

Thomas Faringtons Account 1 :0: :U: 

To David Bedell the sum of .5. :18: .:4:. 
Money Uncollected on the Collectors 
Book provided he AVill produce the 
book and Justify his Demand 5 : 18 : : 4 : 



280 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

It is Agreed that North hempstead is to 
support John Glas and his Wife and 
to Receive in Cash With them the Sum 
of Sixteen pounds and be Discharged 
from Supporting Benjamin Hall 

North Hempstead D'rto South Hempstead 

for Supporting John Glass & wife £26 A: :11 

and Do for Supporting Benjamin Hall.. . 4 :0: :0: 



30 :4: : 11 



It is agreed if John Hendersons Children is Liable to A 
Support from These Towns by Virtue of A Certifycate given 
by this Town before it was Divided that North hempstead 
Shall be at the Equal half of their Support if there Should 
be A Lawsuit Commenced on the Occasion the Expence to 
be Equal between the Two Towns. 

It is Agreed if any person was absent at the Time of the 
Division of the Town and have not gained A Settlement 
anv Avhere Should Return and become chargeable thev 
Shall be Supported by the Town where his last Settlement 
was in Either of the Two Towns. 

Richard Valentine 
John W. Seaman 
S. Bedell 
Joseph Hall 

The Above Entered and Compared with the Original by 

John Schenck T. Clerk 



Page 53. 

September 2nd 1791. At the Request of Sundry of the 
freeholders of North Hempstead, We Philip Valentine and 
Andries I. Hegeman Two of the Commissioners for La^dng 
out Highways in Said Town, have Laid out the following 
Highway, begining at the road that Divides South and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 281 

North Hempstead, the road to Lead Northwardly by Wil- 
h"a]n Brickels and Benjamin V. D. Waters feuce as it now 
Stands iintill it Comes to the Northeast Corner of Said V. 
D. Waters fence then Northwardly by A Straight line Untill 
it comes to the Top of a hill to a Stake, from thence a 
Straight line Untill it meets the Highway that Leads from 
Turtle Hook Across the Plains, these bounds is to be the 
west Side of the Highway, the Said Highway we Lay out 
four rods Wide. Witness our hands. 

Philip Valentine 
Andries I. Hegeman 

The Above Enter'd and Compar'd with the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clk 



This Indenture made the Ninth day of February one 
Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Two by and between 
Thomas Thorn of North Hempstead in Queens County and 
Nassau Island, Farmer, and Abigail his Wife of the one 
part, and Thomas Dodge of the City of New York, Ship 
builder, of the other Part, Witnesseth, that the Said Thomas 
Thorn by and With the Consent and Concurrence of Abigail 
his Wife, Signified by her Signing and Sealing these pres- 
ents as part}^ thereto, for and in consideration of four 
hundred and Seventy Six pounds current money of New 
York to him in hand Paid by the Said Thomas Dodge at or 
before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents the re- 
cei})t whereof the Said Thomas Thorn doth hereby Ac- 
knowledge and thereof and therefrom and from Every ])art 
and Parcel thereof doth acquit release Exonerate and Dis- 
charge the Said Thomas ])()dge his Executors and Admin- 
istrators forever by these presents hath granted bargained 
Sohl released Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents 
doth Grant Bargain Sell release convey and Confirm tridy 
freely and Absolutely unto the Said Thomas Dodge in his 
Actual Possession now being by Virtue of a bargain and 



282 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Sale to Lim thereof made for one whole Year by Indenture 
bearing date the day Next before the day of the date of 
these Presents and by force of the Statute made for the 
Transfering Uses into Possession, and to his heirs and 
Assigns all that Messuage farm or Plantation Situate Lying 
and being on the bottom of Cow Neck in the Town and 
County Aforesaid, Initted and bounded as Follows, to Witt, 
Beginiijg at a Small Locus tree at the Southwesterly Corner 
and runing thence South Seventy four Degrees East Sixteen 
Chains and two Links to a Stake fixed there, thence North 
fourteen Degrees and one half East Twenty three chain and 
Eighty Links to a Small Stump on the Side hill, thence 
North Eighty Eight Degrees and three Quarters West Six 
Chains and Eighty three links to a Stake at the Northeast 
Corner of the Orchard, thence North Eleven degrees East 
Twenty one Chains to the corner of the Garden, thence 
North Eighty three Degrees West four Chains and Eighty 
Eight links to A crotched Locus Tree, Thence North four 
Degrees East three Chains and four Links, thence North 
Eighty Nine and one half degrees West Nine Chains and 
Twenty Six Links, thence South two Degrees East fourteen 

Page 54. 

Chains and Eight Links, thence South Thirteen Degrees 
and one half west thirty Chains and Eighty links to the 
Small Locus Tree Standing at the Place of begining. Con- 
taining by Survey Sixty Seven Acres one quarter of an acre 
and Eighteen Square Rods of Laud, bounded on the North 
by the Meadow of the Same farm, on the East by the Ljind 
noAV Possessed by Elizabeth Thorn and on the South and 
west by the land of Joshua Corn well, and also tAvo third 
parts of one acre, one half of one Acre, and thirty one 
perches of Land, Designated by the following Courses and 
Distances, that is to Say, Begining at a Small Locus Tree 
Standing in the Stackj'ard, and runing thence South Eighty 
three Degrees east four Chains and Eighty Eight links, 
Thence north Eleven degrees east three Chains and Sixty five 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 283 

Links to a Stake on the beach cue foot West of an Oak tree, 
thence North Eighty nine Degrees and one half west five 
Chains and Twenty Eight Links to A Stake North of the 
Barn, thence South four Degrees West three chains and four 
links to the Place of beginiiig, with the two Thirds of the 
house Barn and Outhouses Standing thereon With the Ap- 
purtenances, and also the Tavo thirds of all the Salt meadow 
and Marsh belonging to and Considered and Taken to be a 
part or Member of the farm or Plantation Afoiesaid with 
the Appurtenances, Together Avitli the Trees fences Springs 
Woods Orchards Lands Meadows commons Pastures and 
Common of Pasture feedings ways Paths Waters Easements 
Profits Commodities Advantages Emoluments and Heredita- 
ments Whatsoever to the Said Plantation or farm or Mes- 
uages belonging or in any Wise appertaining and the Re- 
version and Reversions Remainder and Remainders rents 
Issues and Proiits of all and Singular the Said Premises 
and Every part and parcel Thereof With the Appurtenances 
Together with the Right or Prevelege of way into and out 
of the Aforesaid farm thro the land of Jos' ua Cornwell 
Avith free Ingress and regress thro the Same where it Shall 
be most Convenient to the Said Thomas Dodge and to the 
Said Joshua Cornwell least Damage According to the pur- 
})ort and meaning of that Certain Writing or Certificate 
given by Joshua Cornwell under his hand and Seal unto 
Thomas Thorn and his Assigns on the Second day of August 
one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty four, reference 
thereunto being had so that the Said Way Shall meet A road 
leading to and from the house of David Brooks. To have 
and to hold the Aforesaid fai'in messuages or plantation and 
all and Singular the piemises in Whole and in part and 
Every parcel antl Member thereof with the Appurtenances 
unto him the Said Tlr mas Dodge his heirs and Assigns to 
the oidy proper use and behoof of him the Said Thomas 
Dodge his heirs and Assigns forever and the Said Thomas 
Thorn for himself ami his heirs doth covenant and promise 
to and with the Said Thomas Dodge his heirs and Assigns 



284 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

that lie is now the true Lawfull and lightfiill owner of all 
and Singular the Above granted premises With the Appur- 
tenances and that he is at the time of the Sealing and De- 
livery of these presents LaAvfuUy and rightfully Seized of a 
good true and Indefeasible Estate in fee Sim])le in the Same 
and that he hath full power and authority- to release and 
Convey the Same unto the said Thomas Dodge his heirs 
and Assigns and the Said Thomas Dodge his heirs and 
Assigns Shall and May always and forever and hereafter 
peaceibly ct quietly enjoy the Same Without any let hin- 
drance or molestation from him the Said Thomas Thorn or 
any person Lawfully to claim under him, in Testimony 
whereof as well the Said Thomas Thorn as Abigail his 
Wife have hereunto Set their hands and Seals the day and 
year first above Written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the Presence of Thomas Thokn (S) 

Jacamiah Akerly 

Tho Drake Abigail Thorn (S) 

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Queens K ^ ' 

County ^ ' • ' • 

be it Remembered that on the Tenth day of Febiuary in 
the year of our Lord one Thousand and Seven Hundred and 
Ninety Two came personally before me John Schenck one 
of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens 
County Thomas Thorn and Abigail his Wife the Grantors 
of the Within Deed of release and Acknowledged the Same 
as their Voluntary act and Deed for the LTses and purposes 
therein Mentioned and the Said Abigail being by me 
Examined Seperate and Apart from her husband Acknowl- 
edged that She Executed the Same Without any Compul- 
sion or threats from her Husband and I having perused the 
Same Deed and tinding do Meterial Rasures nor Interlina- 
tions therein Except the Words (meadow of the Same farm 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 285 

in the fifty fourth line from the begiuing of the Deed, do 
Allow it to be Recorded 

Jno Schenck 

The foregoing Deed Euter'd and Compared With the 

Original by 

Jno Schenck Clk 



At the Annual Townmeeting held at Herricks for the 
Town of North Hempstead on the first Tuesday in April 
1792. The following persons AVere Chosen Town Officers 
for the Ensuing Year, to Wit, 

Constable and Collector Anthony Cheeseman 

Supervisor Andries Hegeman Sn'r 

Assessors John W. Seaman, Abraham Schenck, Daniel 
Kissam, John Smith and Silvanus Smith. 

Overseers of the Poor Hendrick Hagner and Silvanus 
Smith. 

Commissioners of Highways Philip Valentine, Abraham 
Schenck and Andries I. Hegeman. 

Fence VieAvers Thomas AVilliams, Benjamin Y. D AA'ater, 
John Thorne, Charles Hicks, Andries Hegeman, Daniel 
Rapelye, Dan'l Toffey. 

Pounder John B. Kissam. 

Overseers of Highways William Dodge, bottom Cow 
Neck, Minue Onderdonck, Middle Neck, James Sell, Head 
Neck, Nicholas Wilson, H. Harbour, Tho's Tredwell, great 
neck, Jose])h Hicks, Success, William Durye, Searing Town, 
Dan'l Lake, East Part Herricks, Collins Smith, West Do, 
Hichard Hewlett, North Side Plains Richard Townseud 3d 
West Part AYestbury, Joi^hua Powel, East part Do, Richard 
Kirk, East Side, H. Harbour, 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

John Allen Jur, Andrew Onderdonck and the Siipervisor 
Were Chosen to Examine the Collectors Books and make 
Report thereof at the Next Annual Town Meeting. 



286 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Richard Valentine, Peter Titns <t John AY. Seaman were 
at the Same Town Metting Chosen to Regulate Sheep- 
partings with the Same Power and Compensation as was 
given them last Year. 

At the Same Townmeeting it was Unanimously Voted 
that the Collector have Four Mouths from this time to Col- 
lect the Arrearages of Tax on his Books and if he does not 
produce Receipts from the Overseers of the Poor of his 
having paid the Same Into their hands h) that Time then 
The Town Clerk is Directed to prosecute on the Bond given 
him for the Security of the Town in that case 

The Al)ove Enter'd Pr Order by 

Jno Schenck T. Clerk 



Page 56. 

Articles of Agreement made the Twenty Second day of 
August in the 3'ear of our Lord one Thousand Seven hun- 
dred and Ninety one by a Committee Chosen in the Town 
of Oysterbay one In the Town of South Hempstead and 
one in the Town of North Hempstead Convened in one 
Joynt Committee persuant to A Power Given them by 
the Respective Towns by the Major Votes at their An- 
nual Town Meetings in the respective Towns fov the pur- 
pose of making Prudential rules and regulations for the 
Pasturing and Parting their Sheep that feeds on the Com- 
mon in the Said Towns and for building a Public Yard for 
that purpose and fixing the Spot of ground where to put it 
on, and Likewise other Prudential rules that they Shall 
think Necessary and proper for Each Town to make from 
time to time 

Article the 1st It is agreed by the Said Joynt Com- 
mittee that the Said Joynt Committee Shall not have power 
to make or Alter any rule Law or Regulation whatsoever 
made hereafter Without one or more of the Committee 
from Each Town be present at their Meeting' and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 287 

Each TowD to have A Committee of three Men at 
Least and the Committee from Each Town Shall have 
three Votes and No More on one Subject, and they 
Shall not pass make or Alter any Vote rule or Regulation 
Except live of the Said Jo^-nt Committee is present and 
one or more from Each Town Who Shall have three Votes 
for his or their Town or they may Inpower Some other 
person to Vote for them that are Absent at Such Meeting 
from their Town Untill he or they do Appear, and the Said 
five men Shall have Power to Adjourn from Time to time 
or Call the Said Joynt Committee Together at any time by 
giving the Other Legal Notice not less than five Days, and 
the Said Joynt Committee Shall have Power to Disannul 
any Law rule or Eegulation made hereafter, and the fore- 
going Articles of Agreement To Stand good and be in force 
Untill revoked by the respective Towns at their Annual 
Townmeetings 

Eatifved and Confirmed by us whose names are hereunto 
Subscribed, Present. 

John W. Seaman ^ 

Peter Titus > North Hempstead. 

Richard Valentine ) 

Silas Hicks j 

Anthony Demott > South Hempstead. 

Samuel Seaman ) 

Job Hubbs ) 

George Townsend > Oysterbay. 

Richard Willits ) 

Article Second, we the Said Joynt Committee of the 
Towns of Oysterbay, South Hempstead and North Hemp- 
stead, do agree that there Shall be but one Puldick pen or 
yard in Which they Shall part their Sheep and that to be 
on the East Side of the East meadow Hollow where the 
Stakes now Stand Near the road that Divides the Towns of 
South and North Hempstead, and Near to the house where 
John Brush Now Lives, and that The first day of Annual 
parting Shall be on the Last Monday in October, and then 



288 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

if any Sheep be left, to be kept in Some Convenient place 
Untill tlie Monday following and if the Owner of any of the 
Sheep Sliall Appear he Shall have his Sheep if he pays the 
keeper the Expenee allowed him hy the Said Committee, 
and the Second day of parting Said Sheep Shall be on the 
next Monday Following, and if any Stray Sheep Shall be 
Left after four O'Clock in the Afternoon of Said day, to be 
Sold by order of any of the Committee Present or any 
o'.her person Appointed by them for that purpose, and the 
Money Arising therefrom to lye in the hands of the persons 
Appointed for Selling tl'.em Untill the first of April folloAV- 
ing the Sale thereof, and if any Owner of Such Sheep Shall 

Page 57. 

Appear before The first day of April following the Said Sale 
he Shall have the Money the Sheep Sold for, first Taking out 
the Expenee of keeping and Selling, the remainder of the 
money To be Applied Towards Building and Repairing the 
Said vard after Ded voting of Expenee, if any Overplus to 
be Divided Equal between the three Towns, Provided- 
also that no person Whatsoever Shall pen up any Sheep for 
parting in any other place nor at any other Time but at the 
Time and Place above Mentioned from the first day of Jure 
Untill the day of Parting in Every year, Upon the Penalty 
of Forty Shillings for Every Offence, To be recovered by 
the Supervisor of the Town Where the offence Shall happen 
Agreable to the Law of the State of New York, and when 
Recovered the Money to go Towards Building and repair- 
ing the Said Yard or otherwise as the Said Committee Shall 
Direct, l)ut in case any Persons Pastured Sheep Shall get 
out Then he Shall have Liberty of Fetching them Up and 
Picking them out, and then turn The remainder out Im- 
mediately, Provided also that no Tavern keeper to come 
within The Pulilick Yard with his Liquor to Sell nor Joyn 
his Tavern to the Publick Yard, nor To any mans Pen that 
Joyns the Publick Yard, without his Consent on the Pen- 
alty t)f forty Shillings to be recovered as aforesaid, and the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 289 

Money to be Applied as the money Is next above Directed, 
it is also Agreed by the Joynt Committee that Richard 
Willets and Geo)ge Townsend is to Deliver Two hundred 
and forty rails and fifty four Posts at the place agreed upon 
for the Publick Yard, all at Sixpence A piece, Such as will 
make good and Sufficient fence for that purpose. 
Agreed to In behalf of Each Town Present 

( John W. Seaman 
North Hempstead < Peter Titus 

( Richard Valentine 

( Samuel Seaman 
South Hempstead < Anthony Demott 

( Silas Hicks 

( Job Hubbs 
Oysterbay < Richard Willits 

( George Townsend 

The foregoing Articles Were Agreed to and Ratifyed at 
the foregoing Town Meeting held first Tuesday in April 
1792 by the Major Vote. 

A True Copy Compared with the Original and Entered Pr 
order by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



This Indenture made the twenty Eighth day of Decem- 
ber in the Year of our Lord Seventeen Hundred and Ninety 
one by and between Thomas Thorn of the Town of North 
Hempstead in Queens County on Nassau Island and 
State of New Y'ork, Yeoman, and Abigail his Wife of the 
one part, and Charles Mitchell of the Same place, Physi- 
cian, of the Other part, Witneseth, that the Said Thomas 
Thorn by and with the Consent and Concurrence of the 
Said Abigail his Wife, Signifyed by her Signing and Seal- 
ing this Instrument as a part}' thereto, for and In Con- 
sideration of the Sum of one hundred and Eighty Pounds 
Current money of New York to him in hand paid by the 
Said Charles Mitchell at or before the Sealing and Delivery 



290 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

of these presents, the receipt whereof The Said Thomas 

Page 58. 

Thorn doth hereby Acknowledge and thereof and there- 
from and from Every Part and parcel thereof doth Acquit 
release and Discharge the Said Charles Mitchell his Execu- 
tors and Administrators and Every of them forever by 
these presents Hath Granted bargained Sold released 
Conveyed and Confirmed and by these Presents doth 
grant bargain Sell release Convey and Confirm unto the 
Said Charles Mitchell in his Actual Possession now being 
by Virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him Thereof made for 
one whole Year by Indenture bearing date the day Next 
before the day of the date of the Presents and by force of 
the Statute for Transfering Uses Into Possession, and to his 
heirs and Assigns all that Messuage Lott or tract of Woodland 
Situate Lying and being on Cowneck in North Hempstead 
aforesaid, Butted and bounded as follows, that is to Say, 
begiuing at A Walnut Sapling Standing at the Southwest 
Corner of the Said Lott, and runing thence north Ten de- 
grees west Twelve Chains and fifteen Links to a Stake 
fixed There in the Woods, thence north Eighty one Degrees 
and one half East eight Chains and Thirty three Links to 
a Certain Stone fixed there as a monument, thence South 
Ten Degrees and two Thirds East Twelve Chains and 
Twenty Eight Links to a Stake Erected In the South East 
Corner, thence South Eighty three Degrees west Eight and 
Twenty four Links to the Place of Begining, Containing Ten 
Acres of Land, Bounded on the West Side by the Wood- 
land of Adrian Onderdouck, on the North by that of James 
Hewlett, on the East by that of Joseph Pearsall, and on 
the South by the Cleared Fields of George Rapelye and 
Martin Schenck Together with all the Timber trees Woods 
Under wood ways paths lanes Easments profits Com- 
modities Advantages Emoluments and Hereditaments what- 
soever to the Said Messuage Lott or Tract Belonging or in 
any Wise Appertaining or which to or with the Same now 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 291 

are or at any time heretofore have been held used Occupied 
Accepted reputed Taken or known as part Parcel or Mem- 
ber thereof or of any part thereof with all the rights mem- 
bers and Appurtenances thereunto belonging and Together 
With a certain Eoad or way leading from the Aforesaid Lott 
of Woodland to the Highway runing Across the head of 
Cowneck which road or lane begins at the Walnut Tree 
Mentioned Above to be the Southwestern monument and 
runs AVestwardly between the woodland of Adrian Onder- 
donck and the Cleared field of Martin Schenck to the North 
west Corner of Martin Schenck's Said field five Chains and 
forty Links, thence Southerly between the land of the Said 
Adrian Onderdonck and Martin Schenck untill it comes to 
the land of John Uurtis, and then between the land of the 
Said John Burtis, Blacksmith, and Martin Schenck, Ten 
Chains and Sixty Links in the whole from the Corner untill 
it reaches the Said Highway, the Said road or way being 
Thro its whole Extent Twenty five Links in breadth, and 
the reversion and Reversions Remainder and remainders 
rents Issues and Profits of all and Singular the Said prem- 
ises and Every Part and Parcel thereof. To have and to 
hold all and Singular the Said Messuage lott or Tract of 

Page 59. 

Land Hereditaments and Premises Aforesaid unto the Said 
Charles Mitchell his heirs and assigns forever and to and 
for no other Use Trust Intent or Purpose whatsoever, and 
the Said Thomas Thorn for himself his heirs and Assigns 
doth hereby Covenant grant Promise and agree To and 
with the Said Charles Mitchell his heirs and Assigns that he 
the Said Thomas Thorn now is the true Lawfull and right- 
full Owner of all and Singular the Premises herein before 
Described mentioned and Contained and that he the Said 
Thomas Thorn at the time of the Sealing and Delivery of 
these Presents is Lawfully and Ris^htfnlly Siezed in his own 
right as a good Sure perfec^t Absolute and Indefeasable 
Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple of and in all and Singu- 



292 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

lar the above mentioned Premises and also that he hath 
good right full power and Sufficient to grant release Convey 
and Contirm all and Singular the before Mentioned Premises 
with the Appurtenances unto the Said Charles Mitchell his 
heirs and Assigns to the onl}- proper use and behoof of the 
Said Charles Mitchell his heirs and assigns forever Accord- 
ing to the True Intent and Meaning of these Presents, and 
also that he the Said Charles Mitchell his heirs and Assigns 
Shall and may at all times forever hereafter peacibly and 
quietly have hold Occupy Possess and Enjoy all and Sin- 
gular the aforesaid Premises Without the Lawfull Let Suit 
Trouble Hindrance Molestation or Interuption of the Said 
Thomas Thorn his heirs or Assigns or of any other Person 
or Persons Lawfully Claiming or to Claim by from or 
Under him or them or any of them and that free and Clear 
Safe and lutire from and Against all and all manner of 
other and former gifts grants Leases Mortgages Jointures 
Dowers Uses Wills Statutes Recognizances Judgments Exe- 
cutions rents and Other Charges or Incumbrances had 
made done committed or Suffered, In Testimony Whereof 
the Said Thomas Thorn and Abigail his Wife have here- 
unto Set their hands and Seals the day and Year above 
Written. 

Subscribed Sealed and Delivered 

in presence of Thomas Thorn (S) 

Martin Schenck 
James Mitchell Abigail Thorn (S) 

Queens ) 
County ) 

be it remembered that on the Twenty Eighth day of De- 
cember in the Year of our Lord Seventeen Hundred and 
Ninety one came Personally before me John Schenck one 
of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens 
County Thomas Thorn and Abigail his Wife the grantors of 
the Within Deed and Acknowledged the Same as their 
Voluntary Act and Deed for the purposes therein Men- 
tioned and the Said Abigail being by me Examined Seperate 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 293 

and Apart from her husband AcknoAvledged that She Ex- 
ecuted the Same Without any Compulsion or threats from 
her husband, and I having Perused the Same Deed and find- 
ing no Meterial rasures nor InterUnations therein do Allow 

it to be Recorded 

Jno Schenck 

The foregoing Deed Enter'd and Compared With the 
Original by 

Jno Schenck Clk 



Page 60. 
This Indenture made the fourteenth day of April in the 
Year of our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Ninety Two by and Between George Cornell of North Hemp- 
stead in Queens County and State of New York of the one 
Part, and John Thorne of the Same place of the other part, 
Witnesseth, that the Said George Cornell for and in Consid- 
eration of the Just and full Sum of Five Hundred and 
Eightv Pounds Current money of the State Aforesaid to him 
the Said George Cornell in hand well and Truly paid by the 
Said John Thorne the recei})t whereof I do hereby Acknowl- 
edge and my Self therewith fully Satisfyed Contented and 
paid and thereof and of and from Every part and Parcel 
thereof do Acquitt Exonerate and fully Discharge him the 
Said John Thorne his heirs Executors and Administrators 
forever by These presents hath Given Granted Bargained 
Sold Alienated Enfeeoffed Assured Conveyed and Confirmed 
and by these Presents do full}^ freely and Absolutely give 
grant bargain Alien Enfeeof Assure Convey and Confirm 
unto him the Said John Thorne his heirs and Assigns for- 
ever all that Certain piece or parcel of Laud Situate Lying 
and being in Success in the Township Coimty and State 
Aforesaid, the Same being Butted and bounded as Follow- 
etli, Begining at the Northeast Corner of the Land hereby 
Conveyed by the road that leads from Success to Great Neck? 
runing W' estwardly Twenty five rods and Ten Links of Chain' 
then Northerly Eight rods and one half, then North Eighty 



294 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOllDS. 

Degrees and one Quarter West Seventy Nine Eods, then 
South Seventy Eight west Sixty rods and Twelve Links to 
Baruck Cornell's land, then South Nine and a Quarter West 
twenty rods and Eight Links, then North Eighty four and 
half East Thirty rods and ten Links, Then South Eighty 
five and A Quarter East Ten rods and fourteen Links, then 
North Seventy five and a Quarter East Fourteen rods and 
Twenty oue Links, then South Eighty Nine East Fourteen 
rods, then North Eighty five and a Quarter East Twenty 
one rods and Twenty Links, theu North Sixty Eight and 
half East f(nir rods. Then Soi.tli nineteen Degrees East 
fourteen Rods and Seven Links, then South one and A 
Quaiter West nine rods and Eight Links, then South Twen- 
ty two East five rods and fifteen Links, then South Sixteen 
East Fifteen Eods to a Maple Tree or Stump by the great 
Success Pond, then by the pond untill It meets the fence 
near the Place where Sheep is often Washed, then by the 
fence as it now Stands to the Road Above mentioned, then 
by the Said road as the fence now Stands Bending to the 
place of beginiug, Containing forty Acres and Twenty Nine 
Square rods, and Also the Moiety or the one Equal half of 
Two Acres and Eleven Square rods Around the Dwelling 
house Barn and Garden, With the Equal half of the house 
Cellar barn garden and all the Preveledges and Conven- 
iences Belonging or Appertaining unto the Said George 
Cornell's half of the Said Two Acres and Eleven Squar 
rods. To have and to hold all the above said Granted and 
Bargained Premises Avith all the Conveniences and Com- 
modities Together with all and Singular the Wood Timber 
Trees and Every Other of the Appurtenances Thereunto 
belonging or any Ways thereunto Appertaining With all 
The right Title Claim Interest and Demand which I the 
Said George Cornell have or Ever had I^nto tiie premises 
above Mentioned unto him the Said John Thorne his heirs 
and Assigns forever. To him and their only Proper Use 
Benifit and behoof from henceforth and forever and I the 
Said george Cornell do herebv Covenant, Grant and Agree 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 295 

for me my lieirs Executors and Admiuistrators To and with 
the Said John Thorne his lieirs and Assigns that at the time 
of the Ensealing and before The Delivery of these Presents 
I the Said George Cornell am the True Sole and Lawful! 
Owner of the Above Said Granted and Demised Premises 
and was Lawfully Siezed and possesed of the Same in mine 
own light of a good and Perfect Estate of Inheritance in fee 
Simple and had in myself good right full power and Law- 
full authority to Sell and Dispose of the Same in Manner 
as Abovesaid and that the Said John Thorne his heirs and 
Assigns forever Shall and may from time to time and at all 
other times forever hereafter Peacibly and Quietly have 
hold Use Occup}^ Command Possess and Enjoy all the 
Abovesaid granted Premises free and Clearly Acquitted 

Page 61. 

Exonerated and fully Discharged from all Incumbrances 
Whatsoever, And Furthermore I the Said George Cornell 
do Covenant Grant bind and Oblige Myself my heirs Ex- 
ecutors and Administrators to Warrant Secure and forever 
Defend all the Above Said Bargained Premises Unto him 
the Said John Thorne his heirs and Assigns forever Against 
all the Just and Lawful! Claims of all manner of persons 
wliatsoever Laying any Just claim unto the Same, and I 
Ame the Wife of the Said George Cornell do by tliese pres- 
ents Quitt renounce and Release unto the Said John Thorne 
!iis lieirs and Assigns forever al! my riglit of Dower and 
Power of thirds in and to all and Singular the a!)ove said 
granted and Bargained Premises, In Witness wliereof we 
the Said George Cornell and Ame Cornell his Wife liave 
liereunto Set our hands and Fixed our Seals the day and 
Year above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In tlie Presence of Geouge Cohnell (S) 

James Coknwell lier 

John Allen Jn'k Ame :X: Cornell (S) 

mark. 



296 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Queens ^ ^ ^ 
County y • ' • 

Be it remembered that on the Seventeenth day of April 
in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Ninety Two came personally before me John Schenck oUe 
of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens 
County George Cornell and Ame his Wife the grantors of 
the Within Deed and Acknowledged the Same as their 
Voluntary Act and Deed For the Purposes therein Men- 
tioned and the Said Ame being by me Examined Seperate 
and Apart from her Said Husband Acknowledged that She 
Executed the Same without any Compulsion or threats from 
her Husband, and I having Perused the Same Deed and 
finding no Meterial rasures nor luterlinations therein do 
allow it to be Recorded 

Jno Schenok 

The above Deed Entered and Compared with the Origin- 
al by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



April 25tli 1792. at the Request of Richard Yalentiue 
and by the Consent of James Cornwell Samuel Townsend 
and Several of the freeholders of North Hempstead we 
Andries I Hegemau Abraham Schenck and Philip Valen- 
tine Commissioners for Laving out and Regulating High- 
Avavs in Said Town have Altered and Laid out tlie highwav 
That leads by James Cornwell's to the Road that Leads 
from herricks A Cross the plains at a Stake live Rods Dis- 
tant Southerly from A Locus Tree that Stands before Jonah 
Valentine's door, thence runing Eastwardly from Said Stake 
A Straight Line to the Northwest Corner of Samuel Town- 
send's fence, thence along the Said fence as it now Stands 
untill it comes to the corner of James Cornwell's land and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 297 

the first mentioned Highway, These bounds is to be the 
South Side of Sd highway and the Said highway we hiy 
out four rods wide 

Witness our hands the (hite above 

Andries I. Hegeman 
Abraham Schenck 
Philip Valentine 

The above is a true Copy Entr'd Pr order and Conipar'd 

by 

Jno Schenck- Clk 



Page 62. 

'J'his ludeuture made this Thirtieth day of the month 
Called March in the year of our Lord Christ Seventeen 
Hundred and forty four by and between Sarah Mott Thomas 
Pearsall and Edmond Mott all of Queens County on Nassau 
Island Executors of the Last will and Testament of Richard 
Mott Deceas'd of Hempstead Harbour in the County afore- 
said of the one Part, and John Pine of Cowneck in the 
Bounds of Hempstead in the Count}' aforesaid, Yeoman, of 
the other part, Testitieth, That whereas the Freeholders 
and Inhabitants of the Town of Hempstead Abovesaid did 
give aud grant unto John Robinson the Stream of Water at 
the head of Hempstead Harbour aforesaid for the Erecting 
and Building A Griss mill upon the Said Stream, and in 
pursuance of Said Grant of the Town of hempstead the Sd 
Robinson did Erect a Griss mill upon the Said Stream and 
In process of time the Said John Robinson Together with 
his two Sons Josepli and John Robinson did pass a Deed 
of Conveyance from under their hands and Seals unto 
Charles Mott of Hempstead aforesaid for the Said Mill and 
Appurtenances as may Appear by the Sd Deed l)earing date 
the 2nd day of may in the year of our Lord one Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Nine, Avhich Said mill with the Mill 
dam and Stream and the other A])])urtenaii('es was Trans- 



298 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

fered from the Said Charles Mott to Jeremiah Williams his 
heirs and Assigns forever, by one Certain Deed bearing 
date the 2nd of the tifth month Called Jnly in the year of 
our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven hundred and Fifteen 
as may Appear at Large by Said Deed and further the Said 
Jeremiah AVilliams hath also Purchased Sundry Small pieces 
of Land Lying Adjacent to the Said Mill on the west Side 
of the Stream and harbour as may Appear by the Several 
respective Deeds for the Same as followeth, Viz, one 
whereof is a deed from under the hand and Seal of Benja- 
min Seaman of Westbury Deceased bearing date the 20th 
day of may 1720 Including two Small pieces of Land, one 
peice Whereof is that Avhereon the Orchard is on the West 
Side of the mill Swamp and house Southwest from the Mill 
Dam, and the Other peice whereon the Other house Staud- 
eth, both Said pieces Bounded as respectively Set forth in 
the Said Deed from the Said Benjamin Seaman to Jeremiah 
W^illiams, the Quantity of land in the Said two pieces is 
recorded and Set forth more at Large by the records by the 
Town of Hempstead in the New Book of Land Surveys 
made by the Town Survej'or in folio 93, under the Patent 
right of Thomas Walice, the third Small piece is half one 
Acre and one rod where the Barn now Standeth bounded 
as is represented in a Deed from Jonathan Smith to Jere- 
miah Williams bearing Date the 16th dav of the Third 
month Called ma}' 1720, the fourth piece Lj'eth Joyniug to 
that whereon the House Standeth, Containing in Qu.mtity 
half an acre bounded as is Described in a Deed for the 
Same from Charles Mott to Jeremiah Williams bearing 
Date 15th a])ril 1728. The fifth piece Contains four 
acres and thirty Six rods bounded as Described in a deed 
for the Same from Jo's Mott to Jeremiah Williams the 22nd 
day of April 1732, and whereas by an Indenture made and 
passed from Jeremiah Williams to Ihomas Pearsall Jun'r 
of the Township of O^'sterbay bearing date the 22nd day of 
the fourth month Called June 1741, all the premises (Viz) 
the mill and Dam and all the Appurtenances thereunto 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 299 

belougiu^ Together Avith all and Singular the Said pieces of 
Land with the Houses and Editices and all the Appurten- 
ances were Sold and Conveyed to the Said Thomas Pear- 
sail as may appear by the above said Indenture from the 
Said Jeremiah Williams to the Said Thoiuas Pearsall, which 
premises were all and Singular Transfered from the Said 
Thomas Pearsall unto the Aforesaid Eichard Mott as may 

Page 63. 

Appear l)y Indenture bearing date the 12th day of the 
Second month Called April 1742 as relation thereto being 
had may more fully appear, and further the Said Richard 
Mott did purchase of x4dam Mott one Certain Messuage and 
Plantation of Land Situate Lying and being at the head of 
Cow Neck Joyniug to the West Side of the Above Said 
Lands, being Bounded Northerly by Cow Neck fence west- 
erly by the highway that leads from Cow Neck to the Plains 
and Southerly b}- Thomas Bedell's Land, and Easterly by 
or Near the Highway that is on the west Side of the Swamp 
that The mill Standeth on begining at the Southwest corner 
of the Tract at a black Oak Sapling marked, thence Euning 
by Thomas Beclles Laud North Eighty five Degrees East one 
hundred and Twenty one rods, thence North ten Degrees and 
one half west Sixteen rods, thence North Twenty Seven De- 
grees one half w'est fifty two rods, thence North Seven- 
teen Degrees West Twenty four Eods, thence North Twenty 
Six Degrees one half west Seventy eight rods, thence north 
three Degrees and one half west Sixteen rods, thence north 
f(nty live Degrees one half west Twenty four rods, thence 
Northeasterly ten rods, thence North Eighteen Degrees and 
one half west Twenty six Eods and Eight Links of Chain to 
a whitewood Tree blown up by the Boots, thence South 
Seventy Eight Degrees West one hundred and three rods, 
to a red oak tree Marked, thence by the Highway from the 
head of Cow Neck Toward the Plains South three Degrees 
one half west Twenty one rods, thence South Sixteen De- 
grees East Twenty Nine rods, thence South Eight Degrees 



300 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

one half East forty four Eods, tlience Sontli Twenty Eight 
Degrees East Sixty rods, thence the Same Course Twelve 
Rods, thence Southerly nine rods, and one half to the first 
Bounder, Containing one hundred Twenty two Acres and 
one hundred and thirty one rods, beside the Highway 
which is partly Included in the Draught, and half an Acre 
formerly Sold to Jeremiah Williams as by a Survey of the 
Same made by David Seaman Sep't 2yth 1738 may more 
at Large Appear relation to the Same being had whereby it 
manifestl}^ Appears that the above Sd Richard Mott was 
Lawfully Vested and Seized of the above Said Mill Houses 
Lands and Appurtenances, Now this Indenture further 
Testifyeth that the Aforenamed Eichard Mott Deceased, 
did In and by his Last Will and Testament bearing date 
the Tenth day of the Eighth month Seventeen Hundred 
and Forty three order his real and personal Estate to be 
Sold by his Executors wdiich Included the Above bargained 
premises and in and by Sd Will did appoint ordain and 
Constitute his wife Sarah Mott and her Father Thomas 
Pearsall Edmond Mott and Richard Thorne of Great neck 
all of Hempstead in Queens County aforesaid to be his 
Executors as may also appear by Sd Will, but Richard 
Thorne having Relinquished his right thereto which will 
being approved by George Clinton Esqr Captain General 
and Governor in Chief in and over the Province of New 
York as may appear by the Probate of the Same bearing 
date the 29th day of October 1743. Now This Indenture 
further Witnesseth that we Sarah Mott Thomas Pearsall and 
Edmond Mott In pursuance to the Last will and Testament 
of the Above named Richard Mott Deceased and by the 
Authority therein Conveyed unto us for and In Considera- 
tion of the full and Just Sum of one Thousand four hundred 
and Twenty pounds of good Current and Lawfull money of 
the Colony of New York to us in hand well and Truly paid 
or Secured to be paid by the before mentioned John Pine 
the receipt whereof we and Each of us do hereby Acknowl- 
edge and ourselves Therewith fully Satisfi d Contented 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 301 

and paid aud thereof aud Every part and parcel thereof do 
release acquit and fully Discharge him the Said John Pine 

Page 64. 

His heirs Executors and Administrators and Each and Every 
of them forever by these presents hath Given Granted Bar- 
gained Sold Aliened Enfeeotfed Assured Conveyed and 
Confirmed and by these presents do fully freely Clearly and 
Absolutely give grant bargain Sell Alienate Enfeeoff Assure 
Convey and Confirm unto him the Said John Pine his heirs 
and assigns forever all that of the Afore Said Griss mill 
Situate at the head of Hempstead Harbour Together with 
the Stream of water mill dam Sluices mill house mill stones 
runing gears with the three Boulting mills thereunto be- 
longing and there Appertaining and the Scow and the Ap- 
purtenances mill picks and Iron Crow^ Together with all 
other the Priveledges and Appurtenances to the foremeu- 
tioned things belonging or in any wise Appurtaining as 
also the two Messuages Situate on the west Side of the mill 
Comprehending all the Land Described and bounded in the 
deed before mentioned Containing in these pieces near the 
Mill About Eleven Acres and three Quarters by Estima- 
tion, Together with that messuage and Tract of Land Situ- 
ate at the head of Cowneck which was Sold as afore Cited 
by Adam Mott to Eichard Mott Deceased Containing one 
hundred and Twenty Two acres one hundred and Thirty 
one Rods According as is before butted and bounded, To- 
gether with all the Dwelling Houses Barn Buildings A: Edi- 
fices whatsoever Standing and being upon all and Every 
part of the Lands mentioned as Abovesaid as the Said 
Eichard Mott Died Siezed of. Together with all the fences 
fields pastures Orchards Gardens Inclosures Timber Trees 
woods underw'oods water Avater Courses Eivulets or what- 
soever else belonging Appertaining or Deemed To be a 
parcel or member thereof with the reversions and remainders 
thereof. To Have and To hold the Said Grist mill and 
Appurtenances with all the Lands houses and Appurten- 



302 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

ances thereto belonging unto him the Said John Pine his 
heirs and Assigns Forever to his and their own Sole and 
proper use benefit and behoof forever, and the Said Sarah 
Mott Thomas Pearsall and Edmond Mott for themselves 
their heirs Executors Administrators and for the heirs of 
the Above Sd Deceased Eichard Mott doth Covenant and 
promise grant and Agree to and With the Said John pine 
his heirs and Assigns That he the Said Richard Mott at the 
Time of his Decease was the True Sole and Lawfull Owner of 
the above Bargained premises and was Lawfully Siezed and 
possessed thereof in his own proper right of a good perfect 
and Absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and had 
in himself full poAver and Lawfull authority to Delinate and 
Impower his Executors to give grant and Confirm the above 
Bargained in manner as aforesaid and that the Said John 
pine his heirs and Assigns Shall and may by Virtue hereof 
Lawfull}' Quietly and peacibly have hold use Occupy Com- 
mand Enjoy and possess all the Aforegranted and bargained 
premises with the Appurtenances free and clearly Acquitted 
released and Discharged of and from all manner of former 
and other gifts grants Bargains Mortgages Joyntures dowers 
Judgments Executions and Incumbrances whatsoever had 
made done or Sufiered to be done by the Said Eichard Mott 
or his heirs or Assigns or an}' of us his Executors or any 
other person l)y oi' under us or any of us, and further we 
the Said Sarah Mott Thomas Pearsall and Edmond Mott do 

Page 65. 

Covenant Bind and oblige our Selves and our heirs Execu- 
tors and Administrators to warrant Secure and forever De- 
fend all the above bargained premises with the Appurten- 
ances unto him the Said John Pine his heirs and Assigns 
forever against all the Just and Lawfull Claims of all man- 
ner of persons Claiming any Title or Interest to the above 
Demised premises from by or under the Said Eichard Mott 
Deceased or his heirs or us his Executors or any other 
person under us and any of us. In Witness hereunto we 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 303 

have Set to our liands and fixed our Seals the day and Date 
first before Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

In The presence of Sarah Mott (S) 

David Seaman 
Samuel Willis Thomas Pearsall (S) 

Edmund Mott (S) 

Memorandom that on the day of the Date Within written 
Sarah Mott Thomas Pearsall and Edmund Mott personally 
Appeared before me David Seaman one of the Judges of the 
Court of Common pleas for Queens County, Assigned, and 
Acknowledged the Within Deed of Sale to be Their free and 
real act and Deed which having Examined and finding no 
Interlination I do Allow it to be Recorded, Saving the word 
" more " InterliDed between the Thirty Second and Thirty 
third lines which was Interlined before Signing. 

David Seaman. 

The foregoing Deed Entered and Compared Avith the 
Original Pr 

Jno Schenck Clk 



This Indenture made this Nineteenth day of the first 
month Called march Anno Domini One Thousand Seven 
hundred and forty nine fifty by and between Thomas Pear- 
sall of Hempstead Harbour in the Township of Hempstead 
in Queens County on Nassau Island, Yeoman, of the one 
Part, and John Pine of the head of Said Harbour in the 
Town County and Island Aforesaid, Miller, of the Other 
part, AVitnesseth, That I the Said Thomas Pearsall for and 
in the Consideration of the full and Just Sum of Two pounds 
Thirteen ShilHngs of Good Current and Lawfull money of 
New York to me in hand Well and Truly paid by the Said 
John pine the receipt Whereof I do Acknowledge and my- 
self therewith fully Satisfied Contented aud Paid and there- 



304 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

of and Every part and Parcel thereof do Acquit release and 
fully Discharge him the Saifl John Pine his heirs Executors 
and Administrators and Each and Every of them forever by 
these presents have Given granted Bargained Sold Aliened 
enfeeoffed Assured Conveyed and Confirmed and by these 
presents do fully freely clearly and Absolutely give grant 
Bargain Sell Alienate Eufeeoff Convey and Confirm unto 
him the Said John Pine his heirs and Assigns Forever all 
that of one Certain Swamp or part thereof Lying and being 
at the head of Hempstead Harbour A great part whereof 
being now Overflowed with water in John Pines Mill pond, 
being butted and bounded as followeth, begining near the 
head of the Swamp Leaving out about half an acre, and 
then runing Northerly Taking in all the Swamp but not to 
Infringe upon the piece of Swamp laid out to Richard Val- 
entine to the Mill Dam, Containing fifteen Acres be it More 
or Less, Together with all the Appurtenances Thereunto 
belonging with the reversions and Bemainders thereof. To 
have and to hold the above Bargained premises with the 
Appurtenances unto him the Said John Pine his heirs Ex- 
ecutors Administrators and Assigns to the only proper use 
benefit anrl behoof of the Said John Pine his heirs and 
Assigns forever, and I the Said Thomas pearsall for my 
Self my heirs Executors and Administrators do Covenant 
Promise grant and Agree to and with him the Said John 
Pine his heirs and Assigns that at the Time of the Ensealing 

PaCxE 66. 

and before the Delivery hereof I the Said Thomas j^earsall 
was the true Sole and LawfuU owner. of all the above Bar- 
gained Premises and was Lawfully Seized and possessed 
thereof In my own proper right of a good perfect and Abso- 
lute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and had in my self 
full power good right and LaAvfuU authority to Sell and 
Dispose of the Same in manner Aforesaid and that he the 
Said John pine his heirs and Assigns Shall and may by 
Virtue hereof Lawfully Quietly and peacibly have hold use 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 305 

OceTi])y ComniaiKl Enjoy and freely possess all the aboye 
Bargained Premises with the api)urtenaiu'es free and Clearly 
Aequited released and fully Discharged from all manner of In- 
cumbiances -whatsoever and Furthermore I the Said Thomas 
Pearsall do hereby bind and Oblige ni}' Self my heirs Ex- 
ecutors and Administrators to AVarrant Secure and forever 
Defend all the above Bargained Premises with the Appur- 
tenances unto him the Said John Pine his heirs and Assigns 
forever Against all the Just and LawfiiU Claims and De- 
mands of all manner of persons Whomsoever, in Witness 
hereunto I have Set to my hand and fixed my Seal the day 
and Year Above written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of Thomas Pearsatj. (S) 

Adrian Onderdonck 

Martin Schenck 

Queens } 
County ^ 

memorandom that on the 30th day of may Anno Domini 

1758. Personal!}' Appeared Before me Daniel Kissam Esqr 

one of his majesties Justices of the peace for the Said 

Queens County the Within named Thomas Pearsall and 

Acknowledged that the Within Written Instrument is his 

Voluntary Act and Deed done for the use Within mentioned 

and having Examined the Same and finding no rasures nor 

Enterlinations Ijut what are notice Taken of do allow the 

Same to be Recorded 

Daniel Kissam. 

The above Deed Enter'd and Compared with the Original 
by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



This Indenture made this Eighteenth day of Apiil In the 
year of our Ijoid one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty 



306 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

nine by and Between Thomas Seaman Israel Pearsall and 
Eicliard Kirk all of the Township of Hempstead in Queens 
County on the Island of Nassaw and in the Province of New 
York Executors of the Last will and Testament of Richard 
Valentine of Hempstead Harbour in the County and Prov- 
ince Aforesaid late Deceased of the one Part, and Hendrick 
Ouderdonck of Said Hempstead Harbour in the Said County 
and Province Aforesaid, Merchant, on the other part, Wit- 
neseth, that whereas the Said Eicliard Valentine by his Last 
will and Testament did order Direct Impower and Author- 
ize the Said Thomas Seaman Israel Pearsall and Pdchard 
Kirk to Sell Certain Lands in the Said Will mentioned for 
the Uses and Purposes therein Declared the Said Thomas 
Seaman Israel Pearsall and Richard Kirk by Virtue of the 
Said power and Authority for and in Consideration of the 
Sum of Three luindred and Twenty Pounds Six Shillings 
and Eight pence of good Current and LaAvfull money of 
New York aforesaid to them Some or one of them In hand 
paid at or before the Sealing and Delivery hereof by .the 
Said Hendrick Onderdonck well and truly paid the receipt 
whereof they do hereby Acknowledge and thereof and of 
and from Every part and parcel thereof do full}' Clearly 

Page 67. 

and Absolutely Release Acquitt and Discharge the Said 
Hendrick Onderdonck his heirs Executors and Adminis- 
trators forever have Given granted Bargained Sold Con- 
veyed and Confirmed and by these presents do and Each 
of them doth fully Clearly and Absolutely give grant Bar- 
gain Sell Convey and Confirm unto the Said Hendrick 
Onderdonck and to his heirs and Assigns forever, Two Cer- 
tain pieces or Parcels of Land Situate Lying and being- 
near the head of Hempstead Harbour on the East Side in 
the Township of Hempstead Aforesaid, the bounds as 
Followeth, the first piece begining at the north End of A 
Certain hedge fence on the South Side of the highway That 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 307 

runs tlirougli the farm of the Said Kit-bard Valentine East- 
ward, and from tlient-e rnnin^ South one Degree East 
Seventy three rods, thence East four rods, thence South 
one Degree East Thirty four rods, thence West Eighteen 
rods and Tliirteen Links of (Miain, thence South one De- 
<jtree East Twenty two rods, thence north Eighty Eight 
Degrees East forty Eight rods, thence North about three 
Degrees Avest Ninety Eods and Seventeen Links of Chain, 
thence East forty Eiglit rods and twenty Links of Cbain, 
thence Nortli three Degrees West thirty Seven rods and 
Eighteen Links of Cliain to the Said Highway, thence 
Westwardly by the South Side of tlie Said Highway About 
Seventy live rods and Eight Links of Chain to the Phice of 
begining, Containing within Said bounds Tliirty Six acres 
and Sixty Six Square rods, and is Ijounded on the west by 
the other part of Said farm, on the South by the Land of 
George Weeks and Samuel Titus and Israel pearsall, on the 
East by the Land of Said Israel Pearsall and Michael 
Mudge, and on the North partly by Said Highway and 
Partly by the other Land of Said Earm, the Second piece 
of Land Begins at the Northeast Corner of Said farm on the 
west Side of the Highway that leads froju Westbur}- to 
Pearsall's Landing, So Called, and from thence runing South 
Eight}' Seven Degrees west about hfty Eight rods to a Cer- 
tain Hedge fence, thence Runing Southerly by the Said 
Hedge fence as it now Stands ninety three rods to the first 
mentioned highway, thence runing Eastward by the North 
Side of Said highway about Seventy rods, thence north 
Twenty one Degrees East forty rods to the Highway that 
leads to the Landing Aforesaid, thence northerly by west 
Side of Said Highway about Sixty one rods and one half to 
the place of begining, Containing Ayithin Said l)Ounds Forty 
two Acres and Thirty Two Stpiare rods, and is l)Ounded on 
the North \n Said Iiichard Kirk, on tlic West l)y the other 
part of Said farm, and on the South and on the East by the 
Two Aforesaid Highways and by Israel pearsall's Laud, and 
also another Small piece of TimlxT Land Containing one 



308 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Acre and Sixty Two Square rods Lying on the East Side 
of tlie Last mentioned Highway, and is bounded on the 
North and on the East by Michael Mudge's land,'^and on 
the west by Said Highway, all which Described Three pieces 
or Parcels of Land as aforesaid Together with all the Tim- 
ber Trees woods fences pastures with all the priveledges 
and Appurtenances To the Same belonging or in any wise 
Appertaining, To have and to hold the Said granted Lands 
and Premises with all and Ever}' the priveledges and Appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging or in any wise Appertaining 
unto the Said Hendrick Onderdonck and to his Heirs and 
Assigns forever, and the Said Thomas Seaman Israel Pear- 
sail and Richard Kirk for themselves Severally and Respect- 
ively and for their Several and Respective heirs Executors 
and Administrators and for their Several and respective 
Acts and Deeds and not the one for the other nor for the 
heirs Executors or Administrators nor for the Acts and 
Deeds of the other of them, do Covenant promise and Agree 
to and With the Said Hendrick Onderdonck his heirs and 
Assigns in manner and form following, that is to Say, that 
they the Said Thomas Seaman Israel Pearsall and Richard 
Kirk by Virtue of the Aforesaid Last will and Testament of 
the Said Richard Valentine Deceased, have good right full 
power and Lawfull Authority to grant and Convey the Said 

Page 68. 

Lands and premises with the Appurtenances unto the Said 
Hendrick Onderdonck his heirs and Assigns in manner as 
aforesaid and Shall or may at all Times hereafter peacibl}' 
and Quieth' have hold Occupy possess and Enjoy the Same 
Without any Lawfull let Suit Trouble or Denial of or ])y 
them the Said Thomas Seaman Israel Pearsall ard Richard 
Kirk or any of them Res]5ectively or from any other person 
or persons Lawfully Claiming or to Claim from by or imder 
them or any of them or under the Said Richard Valentine 
Deceas'd, In witness hereunto the Said Thomas Seaman 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 309 

Israel Pearsall and liicliaid Kirk have Set to their hands 
and fixed Their Seals the Year and day above Avritteu. 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of Thomas Seaman (Sj 

Michael Mudge 
EicHAED Ellison Israel Peaesall (Sj 

ElCHAED KiEK (S) 

Queens ) 

A . / S. S. 

County ) 

Meniorandoni that on tlie .first day of January Anno 
Domini 1785. Appeared before me Timothy Smith Esqr 
one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the 
County Aboyesaid, the Avithin named Piichard Kirk and 
Acknowledged the Within written Instrument to be his 
Yoluntar}' Act and Deed and having Examined the Same 
lind no Interlination but are notice taken of, do allow the 
Same To be Kecorded Taken and Acknowledged before 
me the day and Date above 

Timothy Smith, Judge 

The above Deed Euter'd and Compared with the Original 

by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



This Indenture made this Second day of October In the 
Year of our Ltnd one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty 
three by and between Joseph Yallentine of the County of 
Albany in the Province of New York of the one part and 
Hendrick Onderdonck of Hempstead harbour in Queens 
County A' the Province Afoiesaid of the other part, Witnes- 
eth that the Said Jose])h Yallentine for and In Consideration 
of the Sum of live pounds to him In hand paid by the Said 
Hendrick Onderdonck the receipt whereof he doth hereby 
Acknowledge and to be therewith full Satisfyed and Con- 
tented and thereof and h^very part and [)arcel thereof do 



310 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

acquit release and fully Diwcliarij;e liiui the Said Heiidrick 
Onderdouck his heirs Executors aud Administrators aud 
Each of them forever by these presents have given granted 
Bargained aud Sold Alieued Conveyed and Confirmed and 
by these presents do fully freely and Clearly give grant bar- 
gain Sell Alienate Enfeeof Convey and Confirm unto him 
the Said Hendrick Onderdonck his heirs and Assigns forever 
all that of a Certain piece of Land Miid Swamp Lying on the 
East Side of Said Onderdcmcks mill pond or Swamp, Con- 
taining live Acres being Surveyed to my Father Ilichard 
Vallentine and by him bequeathed to me the Said Joseph 
Valleiitine Ir his Last will and Testament bearing date the 
fourth day of the fourth month anno Domini 1768, Together 
with all the Appurtenances thereunto l)elonging with the 
Keversion and Reversions thereof. To have and to hold the 
Above Bargained Premises With the Appurtenances unto 

PaCxE 69. 

him the Said Hendrick Onderdonck his heirs and A^isigns 
forever to the only proper benefit and behoof of him the 
Said Hendrick Onderdonck his heirs and x'Vssigns forever, 
aud I the Said Joseph Yallentine for me Self my heirs Ex- 
ecutors and Administrators do Covenant promise grant aud 
Agree to and with him the Said Hendrick Onderdonck that 
l)efore the Ensealing and Delivery hereof I the Said Joseph 
Vallentine am the True Sole and Lawfull owner thereof and 
have in my Self full })OAver and good right to Sell aud Dis- 
pose of the Same in manner as Aforesaid and that the Said 
Hendrick Onderdonck his heirs and Assigns Shall and may 
by Virtue hereof Lawfully Peacibly have hold use Occupy 
Counnand Enjoy and Possess the Same and furthermore I 
the Said Joseph Vallentine do hereby Covenant l)ind and 
oblige my Self my heirs Executors and Administrators to 
warrant Secure and forever Defend all the above bargained 
premises Avith the Appurtenances unto him the Said Hen- 
drick Onderdonck his heirs and Assigns forever against all 
the Just and Lawfull Claims and Demands of all manner of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 311 

])ersoiJS Avlijitsoever, In Witness Avliereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand and Seal the day and Year first above Written 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Joseph Vallentine (S) 

Rebecca Smith 
Frances MooitE 

Queens } 
County y • ' • 

Be it renienil)ered that ou the Seventh day of may in the 
Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety 
Two came before me John Sehenck one of the Judges of the 
Court of Common Pleas for the Said Queens County Re- 
becca Smith one of the Witneses to the Within Deed and 
being by me Duly Sworn Declared that She Saw Joseph 
Yallentine the Grantor Sign Seal and Deliver the Same 
and at the Same time Subscribed her name as a witness 
and saw the other Witness Frances Moore Subscribe her 
name as a witness, I having perused The Same Deed and 
hading no rasures nor Interlinations therein do Allow it to 
be Recorded 

JXO SCHENCK 

The Above Deed Enter'd and Compared with the Orig- 
inal by 

Jno Schenck Clk 



This Indenture made this first day of FeV)ruary in the 
Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine- 
ty Between Richard Valentine of the Town of North 
Hempstead in (^)ueens County and State of New York of 
the one part, and Hendrick Onderdonck of the Same place 
of the other part, Witneseth, that the Said Richard Valen- 
tine for and in th<' Consideration of the Sum of Ninety five 
Pounds to liiiu in hand j)aid by the Said Hendrick Onder- 
donck the receipt whereof I the Said Richard Valentine do 
hereby Acknowledge he the Said Richard Valentine hath 



312 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

granted Bargained and Sold Aliened and Contirnied and l)y 
these Presents doth grant bargain aiid Sell Alien and Con- 
firm unto the Said Herdrick Onderdonck his heirs and 
Assigns forever all that Messuage or Tenement Situate and 
Lying in the Town of North hempstead and County and 
State Aforesaid, Lying near the South Side of the Ridge of 
hills and on the East Side of the highway that Leads from 
the plains l)y John Williamses to the Harbour, bounded as 
followeth, begining at a Stone by Said highway at the South- 
west Corner of Samuel Tituses Land that he lately bought 
of William Loyns, Thence runing North Eighty Six Degrees 
and an half East Fourteen C-hains To a Stake, thence South 

Page 70. 

Seven Chains Twenty one Liuks to a Stake, Thence South 
Eighty Six Degrees and one half West Fourteen Chains to 
a Stone at Said Highway, Thence north Seven Chains 
Twenty one Links to the place of Begining, Containing Ten 
Acres, Bounded on the North by Sanuiel Tituses Land, and 
on the East by the Said Richard Valentine's Land, and on 
the South by Philip Valentines Land, and on the West by 
the Said Highway, and also all Lands Trees "Woods under 
Woods Tithes Commons Common of Pasture Profits Com- 
modities Advantages Hereditaments Ways Waters and Ap- 
purtenances Whatsoever, To the Said Messuage oi' Tene- 
ment and Premises above mentioned belonging or any Wise 
Appertaining and also the reversion and Reversions Re- 
mainder and Remainders rents and Services of the Said 
Premises and of Every part Thereof and also all the Estate 
right Title Interest Claim nnd Demand whatsoever of him 
the Said Richard Valentine of in and to the Said Messuage 
and Tenement and Premises and Every part thereof. To have 
and to hold the Said Messuage or Tenement and all and 
Singular the said Premises above mentioned and Every part 
and parcel Thereof with the Appurtenances vmto the Said 
Hendrick Onderdonck his heirs and Assigns to the only 
proper use and behoof of the Said Hendrick Onderdonck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN lEECOliDW. 31B 

liis heirs mikI Assigns forever, and tlie Said Kichard Yaleii- 
tiiie for himself and his heirs the Said messuage or Tene- 
ment and Premises and Ever}- part Thereof against him and 
his heirs and Assigns and Against all and Every other 
person or Persons whatsoever to the Said Hendrick Ouder- 
donck his heirs and Assigns Shall and Will warrant and 
forever Defend by these presents and Not Withstanding 
what is above Written it is the True Intent meaning and 
Agreement of Both the Said Richard Valentine and the Said 
Hendrick Onderdonck that whereas the Said Richard Val- 
entine has a piece or parcel of Timber Land Lying Adjoin- 
ing on the East Side of the Above Granted Premises that 
the Said Richard Valentine his heirs and Assigns Shall have 
Priviledge of Passing and repassing with a Team to fetch 
wood Through the above granted premises to his Said Tim- 
ber land from the Said Hii-hwav on Such part of the Said 
granted Premises as is most Convenient for the Said Rich- 
ard Valentine and the Said Hendrick Onderdonck their heirs 
and Assigns, In AVitness hereof I have hereunto Set my hand 
and Seal the day and Year Above mentioned. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Richard Valentine (S) 

Stephen Frost 
Benjamin Everit 
Queens 



County ^ 

Be it remembered that on the first day of february 171)0 
Ap})eared then Personally before me John Schenck <me of 
the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for Said County 
the within named Richard Valentine and Acknowledged 
That he Executed the Within Instrument as his Voluntary 
act and having Examined It and finding no meterial Inter- 
linations nor Rasures I do allow it to be Recorded 

Jno St'HENCK 

The al)ove Deed Enter'd and Compared with the Original 

by 

Jno Schknck Clerk 



314 hempstead town records. 

Page 71. 

This Indenture made the Thirty first day of March in the 
Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty 
two by and between Richard Valentine Sen'r and Eichard 
Valentine Jun'r both of Hempstead Harbour Within the 
Township of Hempstead in Queens County Nassau Island 
and in the Province of New York, Yeomen, on the one part, 
and Kichard Weeks, Cordwinder, and George Weeks, Ship 
carpenter, both of the Town County and Province aforesaid 
on the other part, Witneseth, that the Said Piichard Valen- 
Su'r and Richard Valentine Jun'r do for and in the Consider- 
ation of the Just and full Sum of Seventy Five pounds of 
(rood Current and LawfuU money of New York aforesaid to 
them in hand well and truly paid by the Said George Weeks 
and Richard Weeks before the Ensealing and Delivery 
hereof the receipt whereof we do Acknowledge and our 
Selves therewith to be fully Satisfied Contented and paid 
and thereof and from Every part and Parcel thereof do Ex- 
onerate acquit and fully Discharge them the Said George 
Weeks and Richard Weeks their heirs Executors Admin- 
istrators and Each and Every of them forever by these 
presents hath given granted bargained Sold assured Con- 
vened and Confirmed and by these presents do fully freely 
Clearly and Absolutely give grant bargain Sell assure Con- 
vey and Confirm unto them the Said George Weeks and 
Richard Weeks and to their heirs and Assigns forever, one 
Certain piece or Tract of Land part thereof cleared Land 
and part thereof Timber Land, Situate Lying and being- 
near the head of Hempstead harbour within the Bounds of 
Hempstead Aforesaid, begin ing at a Certain Stake Stand- 
ing about Two rods from the East Side of the path that 
runs along on the East Side of Hendrick Onderdonck's mill 
pond, and from thence runing East one Imndred and 
Twentv rods, thence South T^veuty rods to William Jones 
his Land, thence west by Said Joneses Land untill it Comes 
to Silvanus Pine's Land, and So riming west the Whole 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 315 

Distance about one Huudred and Eighteen rods to the 
aforesaid path, thence Northwardly on the East Side of 
Said path or highway as the fence now Stands untill it l)ears 
west from the Aforesaid Stake, thence East near two rods 
to the Said Stake or Phxce of Bey;iniug, Containing within 
Said bounds hfteen Acres, bounded on the North aud on 
the East by the Land of the Said Richard Valentine Sen'r 
and Richard Valentine Jun'r, and on the South by the Land 
of the Said William Jones and Silyanus pine, and on the 
west by the Aforesaid path or Highway, all which Said 
fifteen acres of Land as aforesaid Together with all the 
Timber Trees Woods under Woods fencing feedings pas- 
tures or any thing Lying Standing or Gunving thereupon 
with Eyery the Appurtenances piayeledges and Cummodi- 
ties to the Same belonging or in any AVise Appertaining 
with the reyersions and remainders thereof and all the 
Estate right Title Interest property Claim and Demand 
whatsoever of us the Said Richard Valentine Sen'r and 
Richard Valentine Jun'r of in and to the Same aud Eyery 
part and parcel thereof. To have and to hold the Said 
hereby granted and Bargained fifteen Acres of Land aud 
Premises unto the Said George Weeks and Richard Weeks 
and to their heirs and Assigns forever not as Joynt Teuants 
but as Tenants in Common to their only proper iise benefit 
and behoof forever and we the Said Richard Valentine Sen'r 
and Richard Valentine Jun'r do Declare by these presents 
that before the Ensealing and Delivery hereof we are the 
true Sole and Lawfull owners of the above Bargained 
premises and are Lawfully Seized and Possessed thereof in 
our own ])roper right of a good perfect and Al)solute Estate 
of Inheritance in fee Sim])le and have in our Selves good 
right full power and Lawfull ;iutliority to grant bargain S<dl 
and Dispose of the Sanu; In manner as aforesaid and that 
the Said Gec^rge Weeks and Ricdiai'd Weeks their heirs and 
Assigns Shall and may t'lom iimc to time and at all times 
fort!ver hereafter liy virtue of theVie ])resents Lawfully pcac- 
ibly and (()uietly liavc hold us<' ( )ccupy Possess and iMijoj 



316 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the above bargained Premises with the Appurtenances free 
and Clear and freely and Clearly Exonerated and Acquited 
and fully Discharged of and from all manner of Incum- 
brances Whatsoever, Lastly we the Said Richard Yalentine 
Su'r and Richard Valentine Jun'r Do bind our selves our 

Page 72. 

heirs Executors and ever}' of them by these presents to 
warrant Secure and forever Defend the above Bargained 
premises with the Appurtenances unto the Said George 
Weeks and Richard Weeks and to their heirs and Assigns 
forever against the Just Lawfull Claims and Demands of all 
manner of persons whomsoever, In Witness hereunto we 
the Said Richard Yalejitine Sn'r and Richard Valentine 
Jun'r have Sett to our hands and fixed our Seals the year 
and day Above written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Richard Valentine (S) 

John Pine 

Richard Ellison Jur Richard Valentine (S) 

Queens >^ ^ 
County 5 

l)e it remend:)ered that on the Seventh day of may in the 
Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety 
came personally before me John Schenck one of the Judges 
of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens County, Richard 
Ellison one of the Witneses to the Within Deed and on his 
S(-»lenin Affirmation Declared that he Saw the Grantors 
Richard Valentine Sn'r and Richard Valentine Jun'r Sign 
Seal and Deliver the Same, and I having purused the Same 
Deed and tindini;- no Rasures nor Interlinations therein do 
allow it to be recorded 

Jno Schenck 

The foregoing Deed Entered and Compared with the 
Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 317 

This Iiiclentiiie made this Seventh day of may in the year 
of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty three 
by and between William Jones Esq of Oysterbay and Sam- 
uel Jackson of Hempstead both of Queens County on the 
Island of Nassau and in the Province of New York, Yeo- 
men, on the one part, and (xeorge Weeks, Ship carpenter, 
and Richard Weeks, Cordwinder, both of Hempstead in the 
County Island and Province Aforesaid on the other part, 
Witueseth, That the Said William Jones and Samuel Jack- 
son for and in the Consideration of the Just and full Sum 
of two hundred and Sixty three pounds Eighteen Shillings 
of good Current and Lawfull mone}^ of New Y^ork aforesaid 
to us in hand well and truly paid by the Said George Weeks 
and Richard Weeks before the Ensealing and Delivery here- 
of the receipt whereof we and Each of us do Acknowledge 
and ourselves to be therewith fully Satisfved Contented and 
j)aid and thereof and from Every part and parcel thereof do 
Exonerate Acquitt and fully Discharge them the Said George 
Weeks and Richard Weeks their heirs Executors and Ad- 
ministrators and Each and Every of them forever by these 
presents have given granted Bargained Sold Assured Con- 
veyed and Confirmed and by these presents do fully freely 
Clearly give grant Bargain sell assure Convey and Confirm 
unto them the Said George Weeks and Richard Weeks and 
to their heirs and Assigns, one Certain piece or parcel of 
Land Situate Lying and being in the north woods within the 
Township of Hempstead Aforesaid upon the harbour hills 
begining at a Stake Standing at the north East Corner of 
Joseph Crispins Land, and from thence runing South one 
Degree East Thirty two rods and ten Links of Chain, thence 
North Seventy Two Degrees west one rod, Thence South 
fifty three Degrees west forty rods, thence South about 
thirty Six Degrees and one half East to Samuel and Rich- 
ard Titus their Land, thence north thirteen Degrees and 

Page 73. 
three Quarters East one hundred and thirty-nine rods, thence 



31(S HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

S(>utli Eighty Eight degrees AVest Seventy live rods aud 
twenty-one Links of Chain to the Phiee of begining, Con- 
taining within Said bonnds Thirty Seveii Acres and one 
hundred and Twelve Square rods, bounded on the west by 
the Said Joseph Crispin's Land, on tlie South by Thomas 
Irehind's Land, on the the East by Samuel and Ricdiard 
Titas their Land, and on the North by the land of Richard 
Valentine, all which Said thirty Seven Acres and one hun- 
dred and Twelve Square rods, Together with all the timber 
trees woods underwoods fences feedings pastures Cleared 
Laud with all and Every the Appurtenances and priveledges 
to the Same belongiug or in any Wise Appertaining with the 
reversions and remainders Thereof and all the Estate right 
Title Interest property Claim and Demand whatsoever of 
us the Sd William Jones and Samuel Jackson of in and to 
the Same and Every part and parcel thereof and also all the 
advantages and Priveleges of Carting wood timber or an}' 
other thing through or across the Land of Thomas Ireland, 
from oti' of the hereby granted Land in as full and extensive 
A manner and to pass and repass ns we the Said William 
Jones and Samuel Jackson hath reserved and Excepted to 
ourselves in a Certain deed of Sale that we gave unto the 
Said Thomas Ireland reference thereunto being had may 
more at large Appear, To have and to hold the Said hereby 
granted and bargained Premises with the Appurtenances 
and priveledges Aforesaid unto the Said George Weeks and 
Richard Weeks and to their heirs and Assigns forever To 
their only })roper use benefit and Behoof forever and we 
the Said William Jones and Samuel Jackson do Declare by 
these presents that before the Ensealing and Delivery 
hereof we are the true Sole and Lawfull owners of the above 
Bargained premises and are Lawfully Siezed and Possessed 
thereof in our own proper rights as a good perfect aud ab- 
solute Estate of Inheritance in fee Sinq)le and have in our- 
Selves good right full power and Lawfull Autln^rity to grant 
bargain Sell and Dispose of the Same in manner as afore- 
said and that the Said George Weeks and Richard Weeks 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 319 

their heirs and Assigns Shall and may from time to time 
and at all times hereafter b}' virtue of these presents Law- 
fully peacibly and quietly have hold use Occupy possess 
and Enjoy the above bargained premises with the appur- 
tenances free and Clear and freely and Clearly Exonerated 
Acquitted and fully Discharged of and from all manner of 
Incumbrances whatsoever, Lastly I the Said William Jones 
do bind myself my heirs Executors Administrators and 
every of them by these presents to warrant Secure and for- 
ever Defend the one Moiety or half part of the above bar- 
gained premises unto the Said George Weeks and liichard 
Weeks and to their heirs and. Assigns forever against the just 
and Lawfull Claims and Demands of all manner of persons 
whatsoever aud I the Said Samuel Jackson do bind myself 
my heirs Executors and Administrators and Every of them 
by these presents to warrant Secure and forever Defend the 
other moiety or half part of the above Bargained premises 
unto the Said George Weeks and Kichard Weeks and to 
their heirs and Assigns forever against the Just and Lawf all 
Claims and Demands of allnianner of ])ersous whomsoever, 
In Witness whereof we the Said AVilliam Jones and Samuel 
Jackson have hereunto Set our hands and fixed our Seals 
the year and day first above Written, memorandom that the 
true Intent and meaning of the above Deed of Sale is that the 
above Bargained premises Shall be and remain as Tenants 
in Common and not as Joynt Tenants nnto the Said George 
Weeks aud Richard Weeks and to Each of their heirs and 
Assigns forever. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of W'm Jones (S) 

David Jones 

Mary Jones Sa.miel Jacksox (S', 

Be it remembered that on the 21st day of may in the Year 
of our Lord (lirist 17(54. the Within named William Jones 
and Samuel Jacksini came before me David Jones Escjr 
Second Justic'c of the Su])reme Court of Judicature for the 



320 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Province of New York and Acknowledged that tliey Execut- 
ed the Within Deed freely to the uses therein mentioned 
and having also Examined the Same I allow it to be Re- 
corded. 

David Jones 

The ahove D(hm1 Entered and Compared AVith the Orig- 
inal by 

Jno Schenck C/lk 



Paoe 74. 

This Indenture made this 28th da}' of December in the 
Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty 
live Between Richard Valentine of hempstead harbour in 
Queens County and Province of New York of the one part, 
and George Weeks and Richard AVeeks both of Hempstead 
Harbour and County and province aforesaid of the other 
part, Witneseth, that the Said Richard Yalentiue for and in 
Consideration of the Natural Love and Aliection Avhicli he 
beareth unto his two Grandsons George and Richard AVeeks 
hath given granted Aliened Enfeeoffed and Confirmed and 
1)V these presents doth give grant alien Enfeeoft' and Con- 
firm unto the Said George and Richard AA^eeks all that of 
one Certain piece of Laud and Swamp Situate Lying and 
being near the head of Hempstead harbour at the East Side 
thereof, being bounded on the South Side thereof by the 
Land or Swamp that formerly belonged to Alexander Young, 
on the AYest by the Salt meadow or marshes as the fence 
now Stands, north and East as the fence now Stands, inclird- 
ing all that piece of Land and Swamp above Described that 
is how in fence and all the right Title Interest property 
Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the Said Richard 
Yalentiue of in and to the Said Lands and Swamp and of 
in and to Every part and parcel thereof with the Appur- 
tenances. To have and to hold the Said Lands Swamp and 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 321 

premises liereLy given and granted or mentioned or intend- 
ed to be Given and Granted unto tiie Said George and Rich- 
ard Weeks their lieirs and iissigns to the only proper use and 
behoof of them the Said George and Richard Weekes their 
heirs and Assigns forever and he the Said Richard Valen- 
tine for hhnself his heirs Executors and Administrators doth 
Covenant and Grant to and With the Said George and 
Richard Weekes their heirs and Assigns by these presents 
that they the Said George and Richard Weekes their heirs 
and Assigns Shall and Lawfully may from henceforth and 
forever hereafter peacibly and cpiietly have hold Occupy 
possess and Enjoy the Said Land Swamp and pi-emises 
hereby given and Granted or mentioned or Intended to be 
given and granted with the Appurtenances free and Clear 
and Discharged of and from all former Gifts Grants Bar- 
gains and Sales. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set 
my hand and Seal the day and Year Above Written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Richard Vallenune (S) 

Hend'k Onderdonck 

Ben.t'n Onderdonck 

Queens > ^ 
Count}' p • ' • 

on the Seventh day of may in the Year of our Lord Sev- 
enteen Himdred and Ninety Two came personally l)efore 
me John Schenck one of the Judges of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas for the Said Queens County Hendrick Onder- 
donck one of the AVitneses to the Within Deed and being 
by me Duly Sworn Declared that he Saw Richard Vallen- 
tine the Grantor Sign Seal and Deliver the Same and at the 
Same time Subscribe his name as a Witness and Likewise 
Saw the other Witness Renj'n Onderdonck Subscribe his 
name as a Witness and I having perused the Same Deed 
and finding no Rasures nor Interliuations therein do Allow 
it to be Recorded 

Jn'o Schenck 



322 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

The above Deed Euter'd and Compared with the Original 

by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



PaCxE 75. 

This Indenture made this Eighth day of may Anno Domini 
one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Seven by and be- 
tween Benjamin Kobins and Wdliaras Seaman Execaitors of 
the Last Avill and Testament of Richard Valentine Jun'r 
late of Hempstead Harbour in Qiieeus County in the Prov- 
ince of New York Deceased of the one part, and George 
Weekes and Richard Weekes Brethren of Said Hempstead 
Harbour and County and province Aforesaid of the other 
part, wituesseth that whereas the Said Richard Valentine 
in and by his Last will and Testament bearing date the 
Twenty eighth day of the third month. Called march, in the 
Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty 
three order and direct his Executors to Sell so much of his 
Lands and Improvements as Would be Sufficient to pay his 
debts by virtue whereof and to fullill the will of the Testator 
they for and in Consideration of the Sum of three hundred 
and Hfty one pounds Ten Shillings Current money of Said 
province to them in hand paid and Secured to be paid at 
the time of the Ensealing hereof by them the aforesaid 
George Weekes and Richard Weekes the receipt whereof 
they the Said Executors do hereby Acknowledge to be to full 
Satisfaction and do fully Discharge them the Said George 
and Richard Weekes their heirs Executors and Adminis- 
trators forever by these presents have Given granted Bar- 
gained Sold Conveyed and Confirmed and by the-e presents 
do fully freely Clearly and Absolutely give grant bargain 
Sell Convey and Confirm unto them the Said George AVeekes 
and Richard Weekes their heirs and Assigns the house of 
said Richard Valentine where he Last Lived Situate a little 
Eastward of Onderdonck's mill and Eastward of the Road 
that Leads from thence to William Kirks, and a piece of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 323 

meadow ground and orchard Land Lj-iug to the westward 
of Said Koad Opposite to Said house, it being the Avhole 
that is Comprised and Contained in two Certain Deeds of 
Sale, the one from John Valentine to Jacob mott Dated the 
third day of January 1749-50 and Assigned over by Said 
Mott to Said Richard Valentine on the Eighteenth day of 
July 1752, and the Other Deed is from Richard Valentine 
Senior to his Son the Aforenamed Richard Valentine bearing 
date the Twentieth day of March 17b8, which Said House 
and Lands appears to us to have been the Absolute prop- 
erty of Said Testator at the Time of his Decease, and the 
Equal half part of Another piece of Land where the house 
Stands on the East Side of the road aforesaid as the Same 
Lieth Undivided between Said Executors and Richard Val- 
entine Sn'r aforenamed, l)eing bounded on the South by A 
piece of Land that Said Weekes'es lately bought of Said 
Richard Valentine both Senior and Junior, and from the 
Northeast Corner thereof to Extend north or thereabouts 
Twenty rods, and from thence to Extend Westwardly the 
Course of Said Weekes'es Land keeping the Same Breadth 
of Twenty rods one hundred and four rods, thence North 
Seventy Seven Degrees and an half West Seventeen rods 
and two links to the road Abovesaid thence Southerly by 
Said road and the road that leads along on the East Side of 
the Mill pond to Said Weekes'es land Aforesaid or even 
therewith. Containing AVithin the Said bounds fifteen acres 
and about a half. Together with all the buildings and other 
Appurtenances and priveledges belonging or in any Wise 
Appertaining to the first mentioned piece of Land and the 
Equal half of all belonging or in any wise Appertaining to 
the Last mentioned piece of Land, To have and to hold all 
and Singular the above granted Land and premises as above- 
said to them the Said (leorge Weekes and Richard Weekes 
their heirs and Assigns forever and the above grantors 
Benjamin Robins and Williams Seaman do further Coven- 
ant With them the Said George and Richard Weekes that 
they have full power and Authority by virtue of the will 



324 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

aforesaid to Sell and Convey the above granted land and 
premises in manner as is above Expressed and that they 
the Said George AVeekes and Richard Weekes their heirs 
and Assigns Shall and may by force and Virtue hereof Law- 
fully peacibly and Quietly Enjoy the Same with Every 

Page 76. 

member priveledge Appurtenance thereunto belonging with- 
out the Lawfull Lett molestation or Denial of them the 
Above Grantors Benjamin Robbins and Williams Seaman 
or any Other person Claiming from by or under Richard 
Vallentine their Testator, in Witness Whereof and in Con- 
firmation of these presents and of Ever}^ Clause and article 
therein Contained, they the Said Benjamin Robbins and 
Williams Seaman have hereunto Set their hands and Seals 
the Year and day first above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Benjamin Bobbins (S) 

Hend'k Onderdonck 

Thomas Ireland Williams Seaman (S) 

Queens ) 
County ) *^"  

be it remend)ered that on the Seventh day of may in the 

year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Ninety Two came 

personally before me John Schenck one of the Judges of 

the Court of Common Pleas for the Said Queens County 

Hendrick Onderdonck one of the Witnesses to The within 

Deed and being by me Duly Sworn Declared that he Saw 

the grantors Benjamin Robbins and Williams Seaman Sign 

Seal and Deliver the Same, and I having perused the Same 

Deed and finding no Rasures nor Interliuations Therein do 

allow It to V)e recorded 

Jno Schenck 

The above Deed Entered and Compared with the original 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 325 

This Iiideutiire made this Second day of June Anno 
Domini one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Seven by 
and Between Richard Valentine of Hempstead harbour in 
Queens County and Province of New York of the one part, 
and George Weekes and Richard Weekes of the Same place 
of the other parr, Witnesseth, that the Said Richard Vallen- 
tiue for and in Consideration of the Sum of thirty Eight 
pounds fifteen Shillings Current Lawfull money of the Col- 
ouy of New York to him in hand paid by the Said George 
Weekes and Richard Weekes the receipt whereof he doth 
Acknowledge To be therewith fully Satisfy ed and CV^ntent- 
ed and fully and Absolutely Discharged the Said George 
and Richard Weekes their heirs Executors and Adminis- 
trators forever by these presents have given gi'anted bar- 
gained Sold Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents 
do fully freely and Absolutely <j;ive grant bargain Sell Con- 
vey and Confirm unto them the said George Weekes and 
Richard Weekes their heirs and Assigns the Equal half 
part of a piece of Land Situate at the head of Hempstead 
Harbour Lying Eastward of the house that they the Sd 
George and Richard Weekes now Live in on the East Side 
of the road which Leads from the Said Richard Vallentine 
to the Mill Dam, the Said piece of land Lying Undivided 
between Sd Richard Vallentine Sen'r and Executors of 
Richard Vallentine Ju'r, being bounded on the South by a 
piece of land that the Said George and Richard Weekes 
purchased of Richard Vallentine Sn'r and Richard Valen- 
tine Ju'r, and from the Noitli East Corner thereof to Ex- 
tend north or thereabout Twenty rods, and from thence to 
Extend Westerly the Course of Said Weekes'es Land keep- 
ing the Same Breadth of Twenty rods one hundred and four 
rods thence north Seventy Seven Degrees and A half west 
Seventy rods two Links to the road above Said, thence 
Southwardly by the Said road and the road that Leads 
along the East side of the Mill To Said George and Richard 

Page 77. 
Weeks land aforesaid or c!ven therewith, Containing within 



326 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the Said bounds fifteen Acres and about a half, Together 
with Appurtenances and Priveledges belonging to the one 
half of the above Described Land, To have and to hold all 
the Equall half of the above granted and Described Lands 
unto them the Said George and Richard Weekes their heirs 
and Assigns forever, and the Said Eichard Vallentine for 
himself and his heirs the Equal half of the above Described 
Land against him and his heirs and Against all and Every 
person and persons whatsoever to the Abovesaid George 
and Richard Weekes their heirs and Assigns Shall and AVill 
warrent Secure and forever Defend, by these presents. In 
Witness whereof I the Said Richard Vallentine have here- 
unto Set my hand and fixed jny Seal the day and Year 
above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the Presence of Richard Yallentine (Sj 

Phebe Yallentine 

Richard Kirk 

Queens ^ ^ ^ • 

County ^ '  

on the Tenth day of may in the Y'ear of our Lord Seven- 
teen hundred and Ninety two came before me John Schenck 
one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens 
County Richard Kirk one of the Witneses to the Within 
Deed and on his Solemn Affirmaticm Declared that he Saw 
Richard Yallentine the Grantor Sign Seal and Deliver the 
Same and at the Same Time Subscribed his name as a Wit- 
ness to the Same and Likewise Saw the other Witness 
Phebe Yallentine Subscribe her name as a Witness, and I 
having perused the Same Deed and finding no meterial ra- 
sures nor Interlinations therein do allow it to be recorded. 

Jno Schenck 

The foregoing deed Entered and Compar'd with the 
Original by 

Jno Schenck Clk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 327 

This Indenture made this Seventh day of April in the 
Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty 
five between George Weekes of Hempstead Harbour in the 
Township of North Hempstead in Queens County and State 
of Xew York on the one part, and Charles Titus of the Town 
County and State Aforesaid on the other Part, Witneseth, 
that the Said George Weeks do for and In Consideration of 
the Just and full Sum of Nine hundred Pounds of good 
Current and Lawfull money of the State Aforesaid to him 
in hand well and Truly paid by the Said Charles Titus 
before the Ensealing and Delivery hereof the receipt where- 
of I do hereby Acknowledge to be therewith full}- Satisfyed 
Contented and paid and thereof and from Every part and 
parcel thereof do Exonerate, acquit, and fully discharge 
the Said Charles Titus his heirs Executors Administrators 
and Each and Every of them forever by These presents 
have given granted Bargained Sold Assured Conveyed and 
confirmed and by these presents do fully freely and Abso- 
lutely, give, grant, bargain. Sell, Assure, Convey and con- 
firm To the Said Charles Titus and his heirs and Assigns 
forever all that of a Certain Tract of Land Situate Lying 
and being in the Town County and State aforesaid near the 
head of Hempstead Harbour on the East Side thereof, and 
Contained in the Several Deeds of Sale and Deed of Gift 
hereafter named, one from Benjamin Bobbins and Williams 
Seaman Executors of Bichard Valentine Jur for a house 
and piece of Land as is Described in the Said Deed bear- 
ing date the Eighth day of may in the Year 1763, one from 
Bichard Valentine Sen'r and Bichard Valentine Jur for a 
piece of Land as Is Described in the Said Deed bearing- 
date the Thirty first day of march anno Domini ll&A, one 
from William Jones and Samuel Jackson for a piece of 
Land as is Described in the Said Deed bearing Date the 
Seventh day of May Anno Domini 1763, and one a Deed of 
Gift from Bichard Valentim^ to his Grandsons George 
W^eekes and Bichard Weeks for a piece of Land as is 
Described in the Said Deed bearing date the Twenty 



328 HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECOliDS, 

Page 78. 

Eighth diij of December in the Year 1765, and one Deed of 
Sale from Richard Valentine for the one Equal half of a 
Certain piece of Land fully Described in the Said Deed 
bearing date the Second day of June anno Domini 1767. 
Together with all the Buildings and Improvements thereon 
with all and Every the A]ipurtenances and Priveledges 
thereunto belonging or in any Wise Appertaining with the 
reversi(jn and remainders thereof and all my Estate Right 
Title Interest property Claim and Demand in and to the 
Same and Every part and parcel thereof. To have and to 
hold the Said hereby granted and Bargained premises To 
the Said Charles Titus his heirs and Assigns forever to his 
own Proper use benefit and behoof forever and I the Said 
George Weeks do declare by these presents, before the En- 
sealing and Delivery hereof that I am the true and Lawfull 
owner of the above Bargained Premises and are Lawfull}^ 
Seized and Possessed of the Same in my own right of a 
good perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee 
Simple and have in my self good right full power and 
Lawfull Authority to grant bargain Sell and Dispose of the 
Same in manner as aforesaid and that the Said Charles 
Titus his heirs and Assigns Shall and may from time to 
time and at all times forever hereafter l)y virtue of these 
presents Lawfull and Peacibly and Quietly have, hold, use, 
Occupy possess and Enjo}- the above l)argained premises 
with the Appurtenances free and Clear and freely and 
Clearly Exonerated Acquitted and fully Discharged of and 
from all manner of Incumbrances Whatsoever, and Lastly I 
the Said George Weeks do Bind my Self my heirs Execu- 
tors and Administrators and Every of them by these pre- 
sents to Warrant Secure and forever Defend the above 
Bargained premises with the A})purtenances unto the Said 
Charles Titus his heirs and Assigns forever against the Just 
and Lawfull Claims and Denumds of all manner of persons 
whatsoever. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 321) 

li;iu(l and tixed iny Seal the day and Year above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Georx^e AVeekes ( S) 

Andrew Onderdonk 

Hugh Chard 

(Queens ? , 
County ^ '  

Be it remembered that on the Seventh day of may in tlie 
Year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Ninety Two, 
Came personall}^ Before me John Scheuck one of tlie 
Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens County 
George Weekes the Grantor of the AVithin deed and Ac- 
knowledged the Same as his Voluntery free act for the 
purposes therein Mentioned, and I liaving perused the 
Same Deed and finding no rasures nor Interlinations there- 
in do allow it To be recorded 

Jno .- chenck. 

The above Deed recorded and Compared Avith the Ori- 
ginal by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



This Indenture made the Ninth day of A]:)iil in the Year 
of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety 
Two, by and between Charles Titus of Hempstead harbour 
Queens Coimty and State of NeAv York of the one part, 
and Andrew Ouderdonk Henry Onderdonk and William 
Onderdonk all of the Same place of the other part, Wit- 
nesetli, that he the Said Charles Titus for and in Consid- 
eration of the Sum <^f Seven Hundred and fifty pounds 
Current money of the State of New York to him in hand 
paid or Secured to l)e paid l)v the Said Andrew Onderdonk 
Henry Onderdonk and William Onderdonk The receipt 
whereof he the Said Charles Titus doth hereby Acknowl- 

Page 71). 



edge, the Said Cliarles Titus hath granted l)argained Sold 



330 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECORDS. 

aliened and Confirmed and by these presents doth grant 
Bargain Sell Alien and Confirm unto tlie Said Andrew On- 
derdonk Henry Onderdonk and AVilliam Onderdonk their 
heirs and Assigns forever all that messuage Tenement and 
Lands Situate at the head of Hempstead Harbour on The 
East Side thereof in the Townshii) of North Hempstead 
County and State aforesaid, Including the Several parcels 
of Land hereafter Described in the Several Deeds of Sale 
and a Deed of Gift reference being thereto had, one a Deed 
of Sale for a 2)iece of Land from Richard Valentine Sn'r and 
Richard Valentine Jun'r to George aud Richard Weeks as 
therein mentioned bearing date march 31st anno Domini 
17(j2, One deed of Sale from AVilliam Jones Esqr and Sam- 
uel Jackson to George and Richard Weekes for a piece of 
Land therein Described bearing date may 7th Anno Domini 
1763, one deed of Gift from Richard Valentine Sn'r to his 
Grandsons George and Richard AVeekes for a piece of Land 
and Swamp as therein Described bearing date Dec'br 28th 
anno Domini 1765, one Deed of Sale from Richard Valen- 
tine to George and Richard AVeeks for a piece of Land 
bearing date June 2nd Anno Domini 1767, one Deed of 
Sale from Benjamin Robins and AVilliams Seaman Execu- 
tors of the Last AVill and Testament of Ric) ard Valentine 
Jun'r for a House Land and Swamp as therein Described 
bearing date may Eighth anno Domini 1767, and one Deed 
of Sale from George AA^eekes to the abovesaid Charles Titus 
Bearing date April 7th anno Domini 1785, and also all the 
Lands A\^oods Hereditaments and Appurtenances AVhatso- 
ever to the Said Messuage Tenement and Lands Above 
mentioned belonging to or In any AVise Appertaining and 
also the Reversions and Remainders of the Said premises 
and Every part thereof and all the right Title Claim or 
Demand AA^hatsoever of him the Said Charles Titus of in 
and to the Said premises and Every part thereof. To have 
and to hold The Said above granted premises and Ever}- 
part and Parcel thereof \A ith the Appvirtenances unto the 
Said Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onderdonk and AVilliam 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 331 

Onclerdoiik their and Each of tlieir heirs aiul Assigns to the 
only proper use and belioof of the Said Andrew Onderdonk 
Henry Onderdonk and William Onderdonk their and Each 
of their heirs and Assigns forever and he the Said Charles 
Titus for him and his heirs the Above Said messuage Tene- 
ment and Premises and Every part thereof against him and 
his heirs and Against all and Every person and Persons 
Whatsoever to the Said Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onder- 
donk and AVilliam Onderdonk and Each of their heirs and 
Assigns Shall and Will Warrant and forever Defend 1),y 
these presents, and furthermore it is the true intent and 
meaning of the above grantees Andrew Onderdonk Henry 
Onderdonk and William Onderdonk that the above granted 
premises and Every part thereof Shall be to them tlieir heirs 
and Assigns as Tenants in Common or Share and Share 
alike. In Witness whereof I the Said Charles Titus have 
hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and Year above 
AVritten. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Charles Titus (S) 

Sally Floyd Jones 

Benjamin Onderdonk 

Charles Stobbs 

Queens ) 
Covinty ) 

be it remembered that on the Seventh day of may in the 
Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety 
Two came personally before me John Schenck one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens (*ounty, 
Charles Titus the Grantor of the Within Deed and Ac- 
knowledged the Same as his free and Voluntary act for the 
])urposes therein mentioned, and I having perused the 
same Deed and finding no meterial rasures nor Interlina- 
tions therein (Exce[)t those noted before Signing) do Allow 
it to be recorded 

Jno Schenck. 



332 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

The above Deed Entered and Compared with the ori- 
ginal by 

Jno Schenck Clk 



Page 80. 
Queens } 
County ^ '  

Daniel Kissam Junior of full age being Duly Sworn on 
the holy Evangelists Deposeth and Saith that he was pres- 
ent at a Conversation between Uriah Piatt and Samuel 
Denton respecting a Ditch which the Said Uriah Piatt had 
Dug on the Land of the Said Samuel Denton and the Said 
Samuel Denton then Acknowledged that he had Received 
of the Said Uriah Piatt the Sum of four pounds as a Con- 
sideration for the Said priveledge and told Said Piatt that 
he Would give no Certificate or Grant for the priveledge of 
Digging the Said Ditch but That he might keep the Same 
open and use it and dig it as he thought proper, and further 
this Deponent Saith not. " 

Daniel Kissam Ju'r 

on the Eleventh day of June 1792, came personally before 
me John Schenck one of the Justices of the peace for the 
Said Queens County Daniel Kissam Jnn'r and being by me 
Duly Sworn Declared that the above is what he heard 
Samuel Denton Say to the best of his Rememberance 

Jno Schenck 

The Al)ove is a True Copy of the original Euter'd by 

Jno Schenck Clk 



At a Towniiieeting held at the house of John 13. Kissam 
in Herricks on the 20th day of October 1792. for the Town 
of North Hempstead, which was Called For the purpose of 
Choosing A C(^llector and Constable in the Place of An- 
thony Cheesman on his Neglecting to give Security To the 
Town. Thomas Thorne Sell was unanimously Chosen for 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOllDS. 333 

the Reinaiuder of the present .year, it was also A}^reed that 
he Shoukl give satisfactory Security to the Town clerk 
Such as he Shall approve of, at the Same Town meeting 
John Allen Andries Hegeman and Andrt*w Onderdonk Avas 
Chosen A Committee to meet with the late Collector and 
his Security's and Examine his Book and See what is yet 
uncollected of the Tax, and how much is Collected and not 
Accounted for, and what is CV^llected and not accounted for 
it was agreed the late Collector and his Securities Shall pay 
to the Town, and Deliver the Book to the new Collector 
when he has Given the Security required. 

The above Enter'd by 

Jno Schexck Clk 



Page 81. 

At a General Townmeeting held on the lirst Tuesday in 
April 1793. at the House of John B. Kissam at herricks for 
the Town of North Hempstead, the Following persons were 
Chosen Town Officers for the Ensuing 3-ear To wit. 

Constable and Collector Thomas Thorne Sell. 

Supervisor Andries Hegeman. 

Assessors John W. Seaman, Abraham Schenek, Daniel 
Kissam, John Smith, Sylvanus Smith. 

Overseers of the i)oor John Searing Jiin'r, Sylvanus 
Smith. 

Commisioners of Highways Philip Valentine, Abraham 
Schenek, and John Kissam. 

Fence Viewers Thomas Williams, Benjamin VanDewater, 
John Thorne, Charles Hicks, Minue Onderdonck, Daniel 
Rapelye and Daniel Totiey. 

Pounder John B. Kissam. 

Overseers of highways Richard Townsend, bottom of 
Cowneck, Benjamin Sands, Middle of the Neck, George 
Ojiderdonck, Head of Neck, Nicholas Wils(m, H. Harbour, 



334 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

It was Agreed that Great Neck be Divided Into two Dis- 
tricts by a line from The house of Henry Allen to the 
House of William Mitchell Including both Said Houses in 
the Lower or Northern district, it was also agreed That the 
Northern district Should Include the road that leads 
through the Middle of the Neck to the brook a Litttle to 
the Southward of the House of Philip Allen and the In- 
habitance of the Lower District To repair the road to the 
Said brook, John Morrel Ju'r was Chosen Overseer in the 
Lower District, and Elijah Allen in the Upper, Henry 
Woolley for Success, Moses Searing, Searing Town, Daniel 
Totfey, East part of Herricks, Collin Smith, West part, 
Peter Titus, North Side, James Ellison, West part of West- 
bury, Joshua Powel, East part of Westbury, Richard Kirk, 
E. Side Harbour, 

Andrew Onderdonck and the Supervisor were Chosen to 
Examine the Collectors l)ook and report at the next Annual 
Townmeetiug. 

Richard Valentine Peter Titus and John W. Seaman were 
Chosen to regulate Sheeppartings with the Same Powers as 
Given them in 1788. 

John Schenck Chosen Town Clerk. 

At the Same Townmeeting it was L^nanimousl}^ Voted 
That no person Shall Cut any Salt grass or Sedge on an}* of 
the Meadow or Marsh belonging to the Town in Hempstead 
harbour in any year before the 20th day of September, 
under the Penalty of 40 Shillings for Each Offence except 
Such as is Immediately Necessary for Salting their Cattle, 
The Said penalty when Recovered to be paid to the Over- 
seers of the poor for the Support of the poor of the Town. 

Page 82. 

At the Same Town Meeting a New road District was 
Agreed upon For Repairing The road on the Plains begin- 
ing at the Bevil hill, So Called, a Little west of the hoiise 
of James Pool and So Allong the Said road to the Wind 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 335 

mill pond the luliabitants Living Joyning on both Sides of 
Said road and Likewise those Joyning on the road Com- 
monly Called the furrow road and those Living between 
the Two above Said roads are to keep the S lid road In re- 
pair and Benjamin Cheesman Jun'r was Chosen Overseer 
of Said District. 

At the Same Town Meeting it was agreed l)y the Greatest 
number of Votes That no kind of Swine Capable of Root- 
ing up grass Shall be Suffered to go on Any part of the 
Common in the Town without being ringed with Sufficient 
rings in their noses So as to prevent their rooting, under a 
penalty of ten Shillings to be paid by the Owner of Such 
Swine for Every Ofience, To be paid to the Overseers of the 
poor when Recovered for the use of the poor of the Town. 

At the Same Townmeeting Liberty was Granted To Caleb 
Cornell to dam across The Creek a Little below his house 
(Commonly Called Dodges Creek) and to Erect a mill there, 
he to have the Said priveledge as Long as he keeps up a 
good mill and Grinds for the Inhabitants of the Town for 
one Tenth part. 

The foregoing Proceedings Entered by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



This Indenture made this 5th da}' of April in the year of 
our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Four 
by and between Joseph Crispin of the Township of Hemp- 
stead in Queens County and Province of New York of the 
one Part, and Sears Mott of the Same place of the other part, 
Witneseth, that the Said Joseph Crispin for and in C\jn- 
sideration of the full and Just Sum of Two hundred and 
Eighty pounds Six Shillings Lawfull money of the Colony 
of New York to him in hand well and Truly paid by the Sd 
Sears Mott before the Ensealing and Delivery hereof the 
receipt whereof he the Said Joseph Crispin doth hereljy 
Acknowledge himself therewith Satisfyed Contented and 



330 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS, 

paid and thereof and of Every part and parcel thereof dotli 
Exonerate Acquit and Discharj^e him the Said Sears Mott 
his heirs Executors and Administrators and Every of them 
l)y these presents, Hath given granted Bargained and Sohl 
Aliened remised released Assuied Conveyed and Confirmed 
and l)y these presents doth fiilly and Absolutely give grant 
bargain Sell Alien remise Assure convey and Confirm unto 
the Said Sears Mott and to his heirs and Assigns forever 
all that of one Certain messuage Tenement or Tract of Land 
Situate Lying and being at the head of Hempstead harbour, 
being bounded as follows. Westerly by the highway that 
leads from Thomas Irelands to Ilichard Valentines, on the 
East Side of the mill Swamp, Northwardly by the land of 

Page 83. 

George and Richard Weekes as the fence now Stands as far 
as the Land is Clear'd, thence runing the Same Course 
into the Woodland untill it comes to the Land that George 
and Richard Weeks purchased of William Jones & Samuel 
Jackson, Eastwardly by the land last menti(med, Southerly 
partly by the last mentioned land and partly by the Laud 
of Thomas Pearsall S: Richard Valentine Containing the Just 
Quantity of Twenty Six Acres, Together with all and Sin- 
gular the houses barns out houses Gardens Orchards fences 
Timber Trees S: woods Standing Lying or growing upon the 
Same with all and Singular the rights priveledges Heredita- 
ments and Aj)purtenances unto the Same belonging or in 
any Wise Appertaining, To have and to hold all and Singu- 
lar the Said Granted premises with the Appurtenances unto 
the Said Sears Mott his heirs and Assigns forever to his 
and their owji proper use benefit and behoof and the Said 
Joseph Crispin for himself his heirs Executors and Admin- 
istrators doth Covenant and Agree to and With the Said 
Sears Mott that at the time of Sealing S: Delivery hereof he 
is the true Sole and Lawfull owner of the Above granted 
premises & is Lawfully Siezed and possessed thereof in his 
own proper right as a good perfect and Absolute Estate of 



HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECORDS. 337 

Iiilieritauce in fee Simple and liatli in hiuiself good right 
full ])o\ver and Lawfall Authority to Dis2)ose of the Same 
in manner as' Aforesaid and that lie the Said Sears Mott his 
heirs and Assigns Shall and may from Time to time and at 
all Times forever hereafter Qnietly and peacibly have hold 
nse Occupy possess and Enjoy the Said granted premises 
free and Clear and freely and Clearly Exonerated Acquit- 
ted (S: discharged of and from all manner of Incumbrances 
whatsoever and the Said Joseph Crispin for himself his 
heirs Executors and Administrators doth Covenant and 
Agree to warrant Secure and forever Defend the Said Bar- 
fjained Premises unto the Said Sears Mott his heirs and 
Assigns forever against the Just and LawfuU Claim of any 
Person whatsoever, and I Sarah wife of the Said Joseph 
Crispin do hereby renounce all in}' Eight of Dower and 
power of thirds which I now have or may have in or to any 
of the above granted premises, In Witness whereof the Said 
Joseph Crispin and Sarah his Wife have hereunto Set their 
hands and Seals the day and year above Written. 

Signed Pealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Joseph Crispin (S) 

AViLLIAM TrEDAVELL 

Hend'k Onderdonck Sarah Crispin (S) 

Queens > 
County S 

Be it remembered That on the l'2tli day of September in 
the year of our Lcu'd one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Ninety three came personally before me John Schenck one 
of The Judges of the Court of Comnu^n Pleas for Said 
County Hendrick Onderdonck one of the Witneses to the 
Within deed and being 1)y me Duly Sworn Declared that 
he SaAv Joseph Crispin The grantor Sign and Seal the Same 
and at the Same time Subscribed his name as a Witness 
and Likewise Saw the other witness William Tredwell Sub- 
scribe his name, I having Examined The Same Deed and 



338 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

fiuding no meterial rasures uor Iiiterliuatioiis Therein do 
allow it to be recorded 

Jn-o Schenck 

The above Deed Euter'd and Compared with the Original 

by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



Page 84. 

This Indenture made this third day of April in the j-ear 
of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Eight)' Six 
by and between Peter Baker of South Hempstead in Queens 
County and State of New York by Virtue of a pcjwer of 
Attorney bearing date the Twelfth day of April in the year 
of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty live 
granted him by John Carman, Weaver, of Duchess County 
and State Aforesaid, LawfuU owner of one Equal half part 
of the following demised premises and Joshua Willis of 
Hempstead harbour In the County and State Aforesaid of 
the one part, and John Golden of Hempstead harbour 
County and State Afoie Said of the other part, Witneseth, 
that the Said Peter Baker and Joshua Willis for and in 
Consideration of The Sum of Two hundred and Fifty Two 
pounds Lawfull money of the State xlforesaid To them in 
hand well and Truly paid by the Said John Golden before 
the Ensealing and Delivery hereof the receipt whereof they 
The Said Peter Baker and Joshua Willis do hereby Ac- 
knowledge Themselves therewith fully Satisfyed Contented 
and paid and thereof and Every part and parcel thereof 
doth Exonerate Acquitt and Discharge The Said John 
Golden his heirs Executors and Administrators and Every 
of them by these presents have Given Granted bargained 
and Sold, Aliened, remised. Released, Assured, Conveyed, 
and Confirmed and by these Presents doth fully and Abso- 
litely Give Grant bargain Sell Alien remise releas assure 
Conve}^ and Confirm unto the Said John Golden and to his 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 339 

heirs and Assigns forever all that of one Certain Messuage 
Tenement or Tract of Land Situate Lying and being at the 
head of Hempstead h;irl)()ur, being licninded as follows 
Avestwardly by the highway Leading along the East Hide of 
the Mill Swamp, Northerly l)y the Land of Charles Titiis, 
and Lasterdly by the Said Land, Soutlnirdly partly l)y the 
Aforesaid land and partly l)y the Land of Thomas Pearsall 
and Benjamin Whaly, containing the Just (Quantity of 
Twenty Six Acres, Together with all and Singular the 
houses barns out houses Gardens Orchards fences Timber 
Trees and Woods Stantling Lying or growing i;pon the 
Same with ;dl and Singular the rights Priveledges Here- 
<litaments and Appurtenances unto the Same Ijelonging or 
in any AYise Appertaining. To have and to hold all and 
Singidar the Said granted Premises with the Appurtenances 
unto the Said John Golden his heirs and Assigns forever to 
his and their OAvn Proper use l>enetit and behoof and the 
Said Peter Baker for himself and the above said John Car- 
man who at the time of Sealing and Delivery hereof and 
Joshua Willis at the Said time for themselves their heirs 
Executors and Administrators doth Covenant and Agree 
To and With the Said John Golden they are the True Sole 
and Lawfull Owners of the above granted premises and are 
Lawfully Siezed and possessed thereof in their own proper 
right as a good perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance 
in fee Sim]:>le and hath of themselves good Right full power 
and Lawfull Authority to dispose of the Same in manner as 
Aforesaid and that he the Said John Golden his heirs and 
Assigns Shall and may from time to Time and at all Times 
forever hereafter Quietly and peacibly have, hold, use, Oc- 
cupy and enjoy the Said Granted premises free and Clear 
and freely and Clearly Exonerated Acquitted and Dis- 
charged of and from all manner of Incumbrances whatso- 
ever and the Said Peter Baker for him self and the above 
mentioned John Carman and Joshua Willis for themselves 
their heirs Executors and Administrators do Covenant and 
Agree to Warrant Secure and forever Defend the Said Bar- 



340 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

gained premises unto tlie Said John Golden liis heirs and 
Assigns forever against the Just and Lawfull Chiims of any 
person or persons Avhatsoever, and I Sarah Wife of the 
Said Joshua Willis do lierel)y renounce all my right of 
Dower and Power of thirds which I now have or may have 
in or to any of the above " granted Premises, and further- 
more we the Said Peter Baker and Joshua Willis do here- 
by reserve unto John Rogers his heirs and Assigns the 
l)uilding which the Said John Rogers has Erected on the 
above Said premises for A Blacksmith's Shop, and the 
green grain on the ground, To the Said Joshua Willis, In 

PaCxE 85. 

Witness Whereof we the Said Peter Baker Joshua Willis 
and Sarah his Wife have hereunto Set our hands and Seals 
the day and year above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Petee Baker (S) 

Andrew Onderdonk 

Daniel Ireland Joshua Willis (S) 

Sarah Willis (S) 

Be it remembered that on the third day of April 1786. 
Personally Appeared before me Timothy Smith one of the 
Judges of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for Queens 
County Peter Baker and Joshua Willis the Within grantors 
and being Examined Acknowledged that they Signed Sealed 
and Delivered The within Deed of their own free and Vol- 
untary Act and Sarah wife of the within named Joshua 
Willis being Examined Seperate from her husband Ac- 
knowledged that She Sealed and Delivered the Avithin 
Deed of her own free and Voluntary Act without any fear 
threats or Persuasion of her Said husband, having perused 
the Same finding no rasures nor Interlinations but what is 
already mentioned before Sealing and Delivery do Allow 
the Same to be recorded 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 341 

Taken and Acknowledged before me the day and the date 

above Written 

Timothy SMrrn, Judge 

Entered and Ce)ni|)ared with the original by 

Jno ISchenck Clerk 



This Indenture made the 17tli day of April in the year of 
our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty nine by 
and between John Golden, Cordwainer, of the Township of 
Hempstead in Queens County and State of New York of 
the one part, and Benjamin Whaley, Weaver, of the Town 
County and State Aforesaid of the other part, Witneseth, 
that the Said John (lolden for and in Consideration of the 
full and Just Sum of Tavo hundred and Forty pounds good 
and Lawfull money of the State of New York to him in 
hand Well and Truly paid by the Said Benjamin Whaley 
before the Ensealing and Delivery hereof the receipt 
whereof he the Said John Golden doth hereby Acknowl- 
edge himself therewith fully Satisfyed contented and paid 
and thereof and from Every part and Parcel thereof doth 
Exonerate Acquit and discharge the Said Benjamin Whaley 
his heirs Executors and Administrators and Every of them 
by these presents hath given granted Bargained and Sold 
Aliened remised Released Assured Conveyed and Con- 
firmed and by these presents hath given granted bargained 
fully and Absolutely Sell Alien remise release Assure con- 
vey and coniirm unto the Said Benjamin Whaley his heirs 
and Assigns forevei', all that of one certain Messuage Tene- 
ment or Tract of Land Situate Lying and being at the head 
of Hempstead Harbour, being bounded as follows West- 
wardly by the Highway that Leads from Richard Monett's 
along the East Side of the Mill Swamp, Northwardly by 
the Land of Charles Titus, and Eastwardly by the Said 
Land, Southwardly partly by the Aforesaid Land and })art- 
ly by the LmjkI of Tsrael Pearsall and Said Benjamin Wlia- 
ley's own F^and, coiitiiiiiini'- tlic Just ()uaiitity of Twenty 



342 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOltDS. 

Page 86. 
Six Acres, Together Avitli all and Singular the Houses Barns 
out Houses gardens Orchards Fences Timber Trees and 
"Woods Standing Lying or growing upon the Same with all 
and Singular the rights Priveledges Hereditaments and 
Apjjurtenances unto the Same belonging or in any Wise 
Appurtaining To have and to hold nil and Singular the Said 
granted premises with use benefit and behoof, and the Said 
John Golden for himself his Heirs Executors and Adminis- 
trators doth covenant and agree to and with the Said Ben- 
jamin Whaley that at the Time of Sealing and Delivery 
hereof he is the true Sole and Lawfull owner of the Above 
granted premises and is Lawfully Seized and possessed 
Thereof in his own proper right as a good i)erfect and ab- 
solute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and hath in him- 
self good rigbt full power and Lawfull Authority to Dispose 
of the Same in manner as Above Said and that he the Said 
Benjamin AVhaley his heirs and Assigns Shall and may 
from time to Time and at all Times forever hereafter Quiet- 
ly and peacibly have, hold, use Occupy Possess and Enjoy 
the Said granted premises free and clear and freely and 
Clearly Exonerated Acquitted and Discharged of and from 
all manner of Incund)rances whatsoever and the Said John 
Golden for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators 
doth Covenant and Agree to Warrant Secure and forever 
Defend the Said bargained premises unto the Said Benjamin 
Whaley his heirs and Assigns forever against the Just and 
Lawfull claim of any person whatsoever, and I Pliebe Wife 
of the Said John Golden do lierel)y renounce all my right of 
DoAver and Power of thirds which I now have or may have in 
or to any of the above grant d Premises, In Witness whereof 
the Said John Golden and Phebe his Wife have hereunto 
Set their hands and Seals the da}- and year al)ove Written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of John Golden (S) 

William Valentine 
John Bobbins Phebe Golden (S) 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 343 

Qneeijs } 
County ^  • ' • 

Be it Remembered that on the Second da3'»of may in the 
year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty 
nine came personally before me John Schenck one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Said County 
John Golden and Phebe his Wife the grantors of the With- 
in Deed and AcknoAvledged the Same as their free and Vol- 
untary Act for the purposes within mentioned and the Said 
Phebe being by me Examined Apart from her Said husband 
Acknowledged that She Executed the Same Without any 
Compulsi(Hi or threats from her husband, and 1 having Ex- 
amined The Same Deed and tindiug no meterial Easures 
nor Interlinations Therein do allow it to be recorded 

Jno Schenck 

The above Deed EnterM and Compared With the Ori- 
ginal by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



This Indenture made the Eleventh day of march in the 
year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety 
three by and between Benjamin Whaley, Weaver, Hemp- 
stead harbour Queens County and State of New York of 
the one Part, and Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onderdonk 
and William Onderdonk all of the Same place of the other 
part, AVitneseth that the Said Benjamin Whaley for and in 

Page 87. 

Consideration of the Sum of Four hundred and Ten pounds 
Current money of the State Aforesaid to him in hand paid 
or Securt'd to be paid l)y the Said xVndrew Onderdonk 
Henry Onderdonk and William Onderdonk the receipt 
whereof he the Said Beiijaniin Whaley doth hereby Ac- 
knowledge and is fully content Therewith hath granted 
l)argained Sold Aliened aipl Contirmed and by these ])res- 
ents doth ui'ant Baruain Sell Alien am) ("onlirni To the 



3i4 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

8aid Andrew Oiulerdoiik Henry Onderdoiik and William 
Onderdonk their heirs and Assigns forever all that certain 
messuage Tenement and Land Situate Lying and being at 
the head of Hem])stead Harbour, Bounded as follows, Be- 
giuing at a Stake in the Boad Side Seventeen Links west of 
a Locust Tree on the Northwest corner of Said Laud, Bun- 
ing thence Southerly along the road Twelve chains and 
Eighty four Links to A Stake Sixteen Links North of a 
Black Walnut Tree, Thence South Easterly Seventeen 
Chains and Sixty four Links over a rock to a Dogwood 
Scion, thence Northeasterly Six chains and Eighty four 
Links to a Stake, thence Northwesterly Seven chains and 
Eighty Links to a Stake and Stone heap, thence west 
Twenty Three Chains and Seventy live Links to the Boad 
the place of begining Containing by Calculation Twent}' 
Seven Acres three rods and Twenty Two perches as may 
be seen by a Survey made of the Said Land by James D. 
Hanna may 17th 1792, it being the whole of a Certain, mes- 
suage and Tract of Land Contained and Descril)ed in A 
Certain deed bearing date the Seventeenth day of April 
Anno Domini one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty 
Nine from John Golden and his "Wife Phebe Golden to the 
Said Benjamin Whaley, Likewise all that Certain Messuage 
Tenements and Tract of Land begining at The Above Said 
Stake Sixteen Links North of the above Said black Walnut 
Tree, runing thence Easterly Seventeen C-hains and Sixty 
four Links over a Chesnut Stum}) and Bock to A Dogwood 
Scion by the fence, thence Southwesterly to a Locus and 
Walnut Saplin Ten Chains and Six Links, Thence Norther- 
ly Twenty five Links to A Stake and Stone heap. Thence 
Northwesterly Seven Chains and Sixty one Links to a Cedar 
bush, thence Southwesterly one chain and Twenty three 
Links to A post on the road Side Thirty four Links South 
of the Weaving Shop, Thence Two Chains and Eighty 
Seven Links to the Place of begining, Containing by Calcu- 
lation Five Acres as nniy be Seen by the al)ove Survey 
made by James D. Hanna, It being the whole of a Certain 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDIS. 345 

piece of Land described in a Release given l)y Joseph Val- 
entine to the a])ove said Beujaniin AVhalev bearing date 
the third day of C)ctol)er Auno Domini one Thousand Seven 
hundred and Eighty three, Likewise a Certain house on the 
East Side of the Mill Swamp and West Side of the Eoad 
and the above Weaving SIjo[), Together With all the houses 
Barns Lands Woods Improvements Hereditaments and 
Ai)purtenances Whatsoever to the above Said Messuages 
Lands Houses and Improvements in any Wise belonging or 
in any Wise Appertaining, and also all the Reversions and 
Remainders of the Said i)remises and Every })art thereof 
and all the right Title Claim or Demand whatsoever of him 
the Said Benjamin Whalj- of in and to the Said premises 
and Every part thereof, To have and to hold the Above 
granted premises and Every part and Parcel thereof with 
the Said Appurtenances unto the Said Andrew Onderdonk 
Henry Onderdonk and William Onderdonk their and Each 
of their heirs and Assigns to the onh' proper use and Be- 
hoof of the Said Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onderdonk and 
WilHam Onderdonk their and Each of their heirs and As- 
signs forever and the Said Benjamin Whaley for himself 

Page 88. 

his heirs Executors and Administrators doth covenant and 
Agree to and with the Said Andrew Onderdonk Henry On- 
derdonk and William Onderdonk That at the Time of Seal- 
ing and Delivering hereof he is the True Sole and Lawf idl 
owner of the Above granted jjremises and is Lawfully Seized 
and Possessed of the Same in his own proper right as a 
good Perfect and Absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee 
Simple and hath in himself good right full power and Law- 
full Authority to Dispose of the Same and that they the 
Said Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onderdonk and AVilliam 
Onderdonk Tluiir and Each of their heirs and Assians, 
Shall and may hom Time to Time and at all Times here- 
after forever Quietly and ])eacibly have, hold, use, ()cfu])y, 
Possess and Enjoy the Said granted Premises fi'ee and 



346 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Clear and Freely and Clearly Exonerated Acquited and 
Discharged of and from all manner of Incumbrances what- 
soever, and the Said Benjamin Whaly for himself his heirs 
Executors and Administrators doth covenant and agree To 
Warrant Secure and forever Defend the Said Bargained 
l)remises unto the Said Andrew Onderdonk Henr}' Ouder- 
donk and William Onderdonk their and Each of their heirs 
and Assigns Forever against the Just and Lawfull Claim of 
any Person Whatsoever, and I Caty Wife of the Said Ben- 
jamin Whaley do hereby Renounce all my Right of Dower 
and Power of Thirds which I now have or may have to the 
above granted Premises, and furthermore it is the True In- 
tent and meaning of the above Grantees Andrew Onder- 
donk Henry Onderdonk and William Onderdonk That the 
above Granted Premises and Every jiart thereof Shall be to 
them their heirs and Assigns as Tenants in Common and 
Share and Share alike. In Witness whereof the Said Ben- 
jamin Whaley and Caty his Wife have hereunto Set their 
hands and Seals the da}- and year above Written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the Presents of Benjamin Whealey (S) 

John Onderdonk 
Cornwall Willis Catherine Whealey (S) 

Queens ) 
County ) 

Be it remembered that on the 12th day of Septend)er in 
the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Ninety three came personally before me John Schenck one 
of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens 
County, Benjamin Whaley and Catherine his Wife The 
grantors of the Within deed and Acknowledged the Same 
as their Voluntary Act and Deed for the Purposes therein 
mentioned and the Said Catherine being by me Examined 
Seperate and Apart from her Said husband Acknowledged 
that She Executed the Same Without any Compulsion or 
fear of her Husband, and I luxving perused the Same Deed 
and finding no rasures nor Interlinations therein (Except 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORUS. 



847 



those Noted before Higuiug aud Sealing) do allow it to be 
Recorded 

Jno Schenck 

The above deed Eiiter'd and Conipar'd With The Origin- 
al by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



This Indenture made the Thirty first day of may in the 
year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety 
Three between John Rogers, Black Smith, of Hempstead 
Harbour Queens County and State of New York of the one 
l)art, ;ind Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onderdonk and Wil- 
liam Onderdonk of the other part all of the Same place, 
Witneseth, that the Said John Rogers for and in Consider- 
ation of the Sum of one hundred and Ten pounds Current 
money of the State aforesaid To him in hand paid or caused 
to be paid by the Said Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onder- 
donk and William Onderdonk the Receipt whereof the Said 
John Rogers dotb hereby Acknowledge and is fully Content 

Page 89. 

Therewith Hath granted bargained Sold Aliened and Cou- 
tirmed and by these presents doth grant ])argain Sell Alien 
and Confirm To the Said Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onder- 
d(mk and William Onderdonk their heirs aud Assigns for- 
ever all that Messuage Tenement and ])ieee of Land Situate 
Lying and 1)eing at the bead of Hempstead Harbour on the 
East Side of The mill Swamp, bounded Northerly Westerly 
and Southerly by the Said mill Swami) and Easterly bv the 
Road Leading along the East Side of the Said Mill Swam]) 
Including all that is within the fence on the Said Premises, 
Together With the house fenc-es and all the Buildings 
thereon Together with a Blacksniitli Sho|) on the East Side 
of the Said Road Adjoyning to the Saiil Place with all the 
A})purtenances whatever belonging to The Same and also 
the reversion and l{e\-ei'sions Remainder and Renniinders 



348 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

beloijgiijg to the 8ame and all the Eight Title Interest 
Claim and Demand whatsoever of the Said John Rogers 
his heirs and Assigns in aiid to the Said premises and 
Every part thereof, To have and to hold the above granted 
l)remises and Every part thereof with the Appurtenances 
untt) The Said Andrew Ooderdouk Henry Onderdonk and 
William Onderdonk their heirs and Assigns To the only 
proper use and behoof of them the Said Andrew Onder- 
(h)iik Henry Onderdonk and William Ondeidonk Their 
heirs and Assigns forever and he the Said John Rogers for 
himself and his heirs the Said Land and Tenements and 
Every ])art thereof against him and his heirs and iigaiust all 
and Every person or Persons whatsoever to the Said An- 
drew Onderdonk Henry Onderdonk and William Onder- 
donk their heirs and Assigns Shall and Will Warrant and 
forever Defend by these presents, and Furthermore I Eliza- 
beth Wife of the Said John Rogers do hereby Yield up all 
my Right of Dower and Power of thirds in and To the 
above Premises unto The Said Andrew Onderdonk Henry 
Onderdonk and William Onderdonk their heirs and Assigns 
forever, and further it is the true Intent and Meaning of the 
above grantees Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onderdonk and 
William Onderdonk that the Above granted Premises and 
Every part thereof Shall be to them their heirs and Assigns 
as Tenants in Common and Share and Share Alike, In Wit- 
ness Whereof the Said John Rogers and his Wife Elizal)eth 
have hereunto Set their hands and Seals the day and year 
Al)ove Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of John Rogers (S) 

CoE Searing her 

Georg Rogers Elisabeth :X: Rogers (S) 

Mark. 

Queens ? ^ ^ 
Coimty ^ '  '  

be it remembered that on the I'itli day of September in 

the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 349 

Ninety three came persoiuillv before me John Scheiu-k one 
of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Said 
County, John Rogers and Elisabeth his Wife the Grantors 
of the Witliiu Deed and Acknowledged the Same as their 
Voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned, 
and the Said Elisabeth being by me Examined Apart from 
her husband Acknowledged that she Executed the Same 
without any Compulsion or fear of her husband, and I hav- 
ing Examined the Same Deed and finding no Meterial Ra- 
sures nor Interlinations therein (Except what was Noted at 
the bottom) do allow it to be recorded 

Jno Schenck 

Enter'd and Compar'd Avith the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



Page 90. 

To all People To whom these Presents Shall come Greet- 
ing, Know ye that I Thomas Pearsall of Musketacove in the 
Township of Oysterbay in Queens County on Nassau Island 
in the Province of New York for and In Consideration of 
my Love and Affection To my Eldest Son and Heir at Law 
Israel Pearsall and for other good Qualities and Considera- 
tions me thereunto Moving have given granted Aliened eu- 
feeofled and confirmed and 1)}' these presents do give grant 
Alien Enfeoofi' and Confirm unto my Said Son Israel Pear- 
sall his heirs and Assigns Forever all that of a Certain 
Messuage Farm or Tract of Land formerly the Seat of my 
Father Tho's Pearsall Deceased which he Left me by his 
Last will bearing date The 9th day of the Eighth Month, 
Called August, Anno Domini 1759 upon certain Conditions 
Which have l)een Punctually Fulfilled, Situate on the East 
Side of Hempstead Harltour In the Township of Hemp- 
stead in the County Island and Province Aforesaid Con- 
taining Two hundred Acres or upwards be it more or Less 
bounded in General Terms as by The Said will A-c, Also a 



350 HEMPSTEAD TOWN UECORDS. 

certain piece of AVoodlaud at Harbour hills it may be Thirty 
oi forty Acres be it more or Less, Tog-ether with all the 
houses Buildings and Improvements and all the Appurten- 
ances Priveledges and Commodities to The Same belonging 
or in any Wise Appertaining, To have and To hold the Said 
Farm and Piece of Land with their and Every of their Ap- 
purtenances and priveledges To him the Said Israel Pear- 
sail his heirs and xVssigns to the onlj- proper iise and Be- 
hoof of him the Said Israel Pearsall his heirs and Assigns 
forever and I do hereby Covenant and grant To and With 
the Said Israel Pearsall That he the Said Israel Pearsall 
his heirs and Assigns Shall and Lawfully may from hence- 
forth for Ever hereafter peacibly and (^)uietly have, hold. 
Occupy, possess and Enjoy the Said granted and Bargained 
Premises free and Clear and freely and Clearly Acquitted 
Exonerated and Discharged of and from all and all manner 
of Incuml)rances and Troul>les whatsoever, In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Tenth 
day of the Seventh month anno Domini Seventeen Hun- 
dred a d Seventy four. 

Sealed and Delivered 

in presence of Thomas Peaksall (S) 

Piic'HAKD Alsop 

Sarah Alsop 

Queens ^ ^ ^ 
County y " ' 

be it rememl^ered that on the third day of October in the 

year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety 

Three, came personally before me John Schenck one of the 

Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens County 

Sarah Alsop one of the Witneses to the above Deed and on 

her Solum n Affirmation declared that She Saw Thomas 

Pearsall the grantor Sign and Seal the Same and at the 

Same Time Saw Richard Alsop Subscribe his name as a 

witness and Likewise Subscribed her name as a Witness & 

I having perused the Same Deed and finding no Meterial 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 351 

Rasures nor Iiiterliuations therein do allow it To he Re- 
corded 

Jno Schenck 

The above Deed Entered and Compared with the Origin- 
al by 

Jxo Schenck Clerk 



PaCxE 91. 

This Indenture made This tirst da}' of may in the year of 
our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Two 
Between Benjamin Tredwell of North Side in the Township 
of North hempstead in Queens County in the State of NeAv 
York, Practitioner of physic, and Elizabeth his Wife of the 
one part, and David Allen of Great Neck in the Township 
and County Aforesaid, Farmer, of the other part, AVitnes- 
eth, that the Said Benjamin Tredwell and Elizabeth his 
Wife for and in Consideraticm of the Sum of Three Thou- 
sand pounds Current Lawfull money of the State of New 
York To them or one of them in hand paid by the Said 
David Allen at or l)efore the Ensealing and Delivery hereof 
the receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged and Thereof 
and Every part and parcel Thereof do hereby Acquit re- 
lease and discharge him the Said David Allin his heirs 
Executors Administrators and Assigns forever by these 
presents, have granted l)argained Sold Aliened remised 
released and Confirmed and Ijy these presents do freely 
clearly and Absolutely grant bargain Sell Alien remise re- 
leas and Confirm unto the Said David Allen in his Actual 
possession now being by Virtue of a bargain and Sale to 
him thereof made for one whole year by Indenture bearing 
date the day next before the day of the date of These 
presents and b}' force of the Statute for Transfering I^ses 
Into possession and to his heirs and Assigns forever all 
That Certain Dwelling h(juse Messuage or Tenement Farm 
Tract or parcel of Land and Several pieces or parcels of 



352 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Salt Mejulow Situate Lying and lieing on great Neck Afore- 
said being the farm and Premises late belonging to Benja- 
min Tredwell the Elder deceased and Whereof he died 
Seized and Possessed, and is bounded as follows, to Wit, 
Easterly and Southerly partly by a Creek dividing the Salt 
meadow of the Said Benjamin Tredwell and Thomas Smith 
and pardy l)y the highway or Common Land untill it comes 
to The Land of the Said Thomas Smith, Commonly called 
The new field, as the fence Now Stands, Thence l)ounded 
by the Land of the Said Thomas Smith, so called the New 
Field, Till it comes to the red brook, So called, which 
empties into the Mill Creek, formerly So called, as the 
fence now Stands, thence l)Ounded Southerly and Westerly 
partly by the Land of Thomas Woolley untill it conies to 
or near the head of the creek Near a Flatt Rock which is 
Supposed to be in or near the head line or x\.l)uttal of the 
Divisions of the Said Neck as the fence Enclosing the Same 
Now Stands, Thence bounded Westerly by Said creek which 
parts The Meadow of the Said Benjamin Tredwell and the 
meadow of Thomas "Woolley and Thomas Tredwell Till it 
comes to the bay, Thence bounded Northerly and Easterly 
by the Said Bay till it comes to the creek herein first men- 
tioned or place of begining. Containing by Estimation al)out 
one hundred and Sixty Acres of Land and Meadow be the 
Same more or Less Avith the rights members and Appur- 
tenances thereof and all Houses out Houses Barns Build- 
ings Orchards Gardens Lands Meadows Fences Commons 
Pastures Feedings Trees Avoods I^ndeiwood ways paths 
Waters Water Courses Easments Profits Commodities Ad- 
vantages Emoluments and hereditaments Whatsoever to 
the Same Messuage Lands and Premises belonging or in 
any Wise Appertaining and Avhich now are or formerly 
have been Accepted reputed Taken known Occupied or 
Enjoyed to or With the Same or any part Parcel or mem- 
ber Thereof and the reversion and reversions Remainder 
and remainders rents and profits of all and Singular the 
Said Premises above mentioned and Every part Thereof 



HEMl'STEAD TOWN RErORDS. 858 

with tlieir niid Every of their Appurtenances and also all 
The Estate Eight Title Interest Dower possession Claim 
and Demand Whatsoever both in Law and Equity of them 
the Said Benjamin Tredwell and Elizaheth his Wife and 
Each of them of In and to the Same and of in and to Every 
part and Parcel thereof With the Ap[)urtenaiicMs, To have 
and to hold all and Singular the Said Messuage Dwelling 
House or Tenement Lands Hereditaments and Premises 
Above mentioned and Every part and parcel thereof with 
tbeir and Every of their Appurtenances unto the Said David 
Allen his heirs and xlssigus to the only proper use benefit 
and behoof of the Said David Allen his heirs and Assigns 
forever, Excepting always and reserving to the Said Benja- 
min Tredwell and his heirs forever, A Certain Burying 
ground Thereon being With the Priveledge to be used as 
and for A Family Burying Gi-ound Together with So much 
Land Lying Contiguous as Shall Necessarily ])e AVanting 

Page 92. 

for that })urpose, and Also Further Excepting and reserving 
a certain Road or highway leading from the Said Barn to 
the Said Landing place for Such uses as the Same AVas 
Originally Laid out for, and the Said Benjamin Tredwell 
for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators and for 
Every of them doth covenant grant To and With the Said 
David Allen his heirs and Assigns and to and With Every 
of them by these in manner and form following that is to 
Say that the Said Benjamin Tredwell now is true and Law- 
full owner of the Said Messuage Farm Lands Tenements 
Hereditaments and Premises hereby granted or mentioned 
to be hereby granted and of Every part and parcel thereof 
with the Appurtenances and is rightfully and Absolutely 
Seized thereof and of Every part and parcel thereof of a 
good pure and Absolute and Indefeazeable Estate of In- 
heritance iu fee Simple Without any manner of Condition 
Trust Contingent Covenant Proviso or Limitation of use or 
uses or other matter or thing whatsoever to alter change 



354 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

cliarjj-e deterniiue Incumber Defeut or Evict The Same ami 
also that he the Said Beujamiu Tredwell now hath i»;ood 
right Lawfull and AV)solute p<nver and Authority in him- 
self to grant Bargain and convey all and Singular 
the Said messuage Lands Tenements Hereditaments and 
Premises hereby granted or mentioned or Intended to be 
lierel>y granted as aforesaid and Every part and parcel 
Thereof with the Appurtenances unto the Said David Al- 
len his heirs and Assigns in manner and form Aforesaid) 
And also That the Said David Allen his heirs and Assigns 
and Every of them Shall or Lawfully may From Time to 
Time and at all and Every Time and Times Hereafter have 
hold Occupy possess and Enjoy all and Singular the Said 
messuage Lands Tenements Hereditaments and premises 
hereby to be granted with the A]ipurtenances without any 
manner of Let Suit Trouble Eviction or other Hindrance 
or molestation whatsoever of or by the Said Benjamin 
Tredwell and Elizabeth his wife or Either of them their or 
Either of their heirs or Assigns or of any other person or 
persons Whatsoever Lawfully Claiming or to Claim the 
Same or any part or parcel Thereof, and also that the Said 
Benjamin Tredwell and his heirs all and Singular the Said 
Premises with the Appurtenances unto the Said David Al- 
len his heirs and Assigns the Claim and Demand of all and 
Every person and Persons Whatsoever having or LawfiTlly 
Claiming the Same Shall and Will Warrant and forever l^y 
these presents Defend. 

In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have 
hereunto Interchangeably Set their hands an d Seals the 
day and year herein first Al)ove Written. 
Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Benjamin Tredwell (S) 

Timothy Tredwell 
Ben.iamin Tredwell Elizabeth Tredwell (S) 

Queens > 
/ s s 
County > " ' 

be it remembered That on the First day of may in the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 355 

year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety 
Two personally Ap])eared Ijefove me John Selienck one of 
the Judges of the Court of Ooniinon Pleas for Said Count}- 
the AVithin Named Elizabeth Tredwell and Acknowledged 
the Within deed as her free and Voluntary act for the pui- 
poses Therein Mentioned, and l)eing by me Examined 
Apart from her husband Acknowledged that She Executed 
the Same Without any C^ompulsion or threats from her 
Said husband and at the Same Time Appeared before me 
Benjamin Tredwell one of the Witneses to the Within deed 
and being by me duly Sworn declared that he Saw Benja- 
min Tredwell the grantor Sign Seal and deliver the Within 
deed of release and at the Same Time Subscrdje his name 
as a Witness and Likewise Saw Timothy Tredwell the oth- 
er Witness Subscri])e his Name, and I Having perused the 
Same Deed and finding no Rasures nor Interliuations there- 
in do allow it to be recorded 

JXO Sf'HENCK 

The Above deed Entered and Compared With the Origi- 
nal by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



PaCxE 93. 

At a General Townmeeting held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1794 at the house of John B. Kissam at Herricks for 
the Town of North Hempstead, the following Persons were 
Chosen Town Officers for The Ensuing year. To Witt, 

Constable and Collector Thomas T. Sell. 

Supervisor Andries Hegeman. 

Assessors John W. Seanuin, Abraham Schenck, Daniel 
Kissam, John M. Snuth and Sylvanus Smith. 

Overseers of the Poor John Searing Junior, Benjamin 
Piatt. 



350 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECORDS. 

Coiuiuis.sioiiers of the Hij^lnvays Abraliam Sclienck, 
John Kissam and Lawrence Denton. 

Fenceviewers Thomas Williams, Benjamin Y. 1). Water, 
John Thorne, Charles Hieks, Minne Onderdonck, Daniel 
Eapelye, Daniel Totfey and Daniel Lake. 

Pounder John B. Kissam. 

Overseers of Highways Samuel Mott, bottom of Cow 
Neck, Benjamin Sands Middle Neck, George Onderdonck, 
head Neck, Nicholas Wilson, H. Harbour, John Morrell 
Jur, Lower District on Great Neck, Elijah Allen, ITpi)er 
District on Do, John Thorne, Success, Moses Searing, Sear- 
ing Town, Samuel Davenport, East part of Herricks, Collin 
Smith, West ])o, John Townsend Ju'r, North Side plains 
James Ellison, West part of Westbury, Joshua Powel, E. 
part of Westbury, Israel Pearsall, East Side H. Harbour, 
Benjamin Cheesman Ju'r, for the Court house District, 

Andrew Onderdonk and the Supervisor were Chosen to 
Examine The Collectors book aiul report at the Next An- 
nual Townmeeting. 

Richard Valentine, Peter Titus and John W. Seaman 
Were chosen to Eegulate Sheep ])artings with the Same 
powers as was given in 1788 

John S(*henck was Chosen Town Clerk. 

At the Townmeeting abovesaid Joseph Onderdonck and 
Joseph Mitchell Were Chosen by the Greatest number of 
Yotes to prevent people from other Towns Carrying Clams 
or Oysters from the bays of North Hempstead and A j^en- 
alty of 40 Shillings to be Inflicted for Every oflence (people 
of South Hempstead Excepted) 

it was also Voted at the Same Town Meeting that what- 
ever fence the fence Viewers Shall Deem Sufficient against 
the Trespasses of Horses Cattle and Sheep Shall l)e Suffi- 
cient against all other Trespassing 

The above proceedings Entered b}' 

Jno Schexck Clk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOllDS. 357 

This liideuture made the Tenth day of April iu the year 
of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety four, 
and iu the Eighteenth year of the ludependance of the 
United States of America, by and between Peter Whaley of 
North Hempstead Queens County and State of New York 
of the one })art and Andrew Ouderdonk Henry Onderdonk 
and Wdliam Onderdonk all of the place County Aforesaid 
of the other part, Witneseth, That he the Said Peter Whaley 
for and in Consideration of the Sum of Two hundred and 
Thirty five })ounds Current money of the State Aforesaid to 
him in hand paid or Secured to be Paid by the Said Andrew 
Onderdonk Henry Onderdonk and William Onderdonk the 
liecei[)t whereof he doth hereby Acknowledge Hath granted 
Bargained Sold Aliened and Confirmed and by these pres- 
ents doth grant l)argain Sell Alien and Confirm unto the 
Said Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onderdonk and AVilliam 

Page 94. 

Onderdonk their Heirs and Assigns forever all that Mes- 
suage Tenements and Lands Situated at the head of Hemp- 
stead Harbour on the East Side of the Mill Swamp, bounded 
Westerly by Said Swamp as the fence Now Stands, South- 
erly by Said Swamp as the fence Now Stands, Easterly by 
the Koad as the fence Stands, and Northerly partly by the 
Garden fence as it now Stands to the Northwest part of Said 
Garden, from thence in A Straight line to the Southwest 
Corner of the fence on Said Land the Place of begining, 
Together With all the buildings and other Appurtenances 
and Priveleges belonging or iu any Wise Appertaining 
thereto and also all the Reversions and Remainders of the 
Said Premises and Every })art thereof and all the right Title 
Claim or Demand Whatsoever of him the Said Peter Whaley 
of in and to the Said premises and Every part Thereof, To 
Have and To hold the above granted premises and Every 
part and parcell thereof with the Appurtenances unto the 
Said Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onderdonk A' William On- 
derdonk their and eadi of tlieir Heirs and Assiuiis to the 



358 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOllDS. 

ouly proper use and behoof of the Said Andrew Onderdonk 
Henry Onderdonk S: William Onderdonk Their and Each 
of Their Heirs and Assigns forever, and he the Said Peter 
Whaley for himself and his heirs The above Said Messuage 
Tenement and Premises and Every part thereof against him 
and his Heirs and against all and Every person or persons 
Whatsoever to the Said Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onder- 
donk ct William Onderdonk and Each of their Heirs and 
Assigns Shall and will Warrant and forever Defend by 
these i)resents, and I Phebe Wife of Said Peter Whaley do 
hereby renounce all my right of Dower and Power of thirds 
which 1 now or may have to the above Granted premises, 
and furthermore it is the True Intent and Meaning of the 
Above grantees Andrew Onderdonk Henry Onderdonk tVr 
William Onderdonk that the above granted premises and 
Every part Thereof Shall be to them their Heirs and Assigns 
as Tenants in Common and Share A' Share Alike. 

In Witness Whereof I Peter Whaley and Phebe his Wife 
have hereunto Set their hands and Seals the day and year 
Above Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Pktek Whaley (S) 

John Moore her 

Wilson Willlvms Phebe :X: Whaley (Sj 

nuirk. 

Queens ) 
County y ■• 

be it remend^ered that on the fcjurteenth day of June in the 
year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety 
four, came personally before me John Schenck one of the 
Judges of the C^)urt of Common Pleas foi' (Queens County, 
John Moore one of The Witneses to the above Deed and 
being by me Duly SAvorn Dec'ared that he Saw Peter Wha- 
ley and Phebe his Wife Sign Seal and Deliver the Same and 
at the Same Time Sul>scribed his name as a Witness and SaAv 
the Other Witness Wilson Williams Subscribe his name as 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 359 

H Witness, aud I liavii]<i; Piniised the 8ame Deed and tind- 
ing no Easures nor Interlinations Therein (Excei)t those 
noted at the bottom) do Allow it to be Recorded 

Jno Schexck 

The above Deed Entered and Compared With the Original 

by 

JXO Sc'HENCK 

Town Clerk. 



Page 95. 

At the llequest of ilichard xVUen and other Kespeetablc In- 
habitants of Clreat Neck we the Subscribers Commissioners 
of the Highways of North Hempstead Queens County do Cer- 
tify That we have Viewed regulated and approved of a Certain 
Highway or road Leading from the main road or Highway 
That leads Thro Great neck down to the bay on the West 
Side Thereof that was Laid out on the 23d march 1705, do 
tind that the Said road or highway begins at the Southeast 
corner of the Land now in the possession of Samuel Allen, 
runing from Thence westerly on the land in possession of 
The Said Samuel Allen About 25 Eods, and on the north 
part of Richard Allen's Land, from thence Runing Slopiug 
on the Land now in possession of the Said Samuel Allen 
and Richard Allen aljout Fifteen rods, thence on the Land 
in the possession of the Aforesaid Richard Allen untill it 
comes to the Land in the possession of Henry Allen, and on 
the South Side of the Land in the possession of the Afore- 
said Samuel Allen, From thence runing on the Land in 
the possession of the Said Henry Allen, and Along the 
north Side of the Woodland of the Aforesaid Richard Al- 
len untill it comes where it is Said formerly Stood a Meet- 
ing house, from thence down to th^' Bay Between the 
Dwelling House of the aforesaid Henry Allen and the Mill 
l)ond of David Alh'ii, tli(^ Said Road or highway to be of 
the breadth of Three lods. Likewise the Liberty of the Said 



800 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

Samuel Allen to Lang Two good Easy Swinging Gates, the 
Said Kicbard Allen to liang Two gatt^s, and the Said Henry 
Allen Three gates. To be kei)t in Repair at tlieir Several 
and respective Costs. In Witness Whereof we have Set 
GUI- hands the Twenty Sixth day of August one Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Ninety four. 17U4. 

Abraham Schenck 
Jno Kissam 
Lawrence Denton 

The al)()ve Entered and Compared with the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



Whereas there has l)een ])is})utes about part of the 
Highway that leads on the East Side of Hempstead Har- 
bour to pearsall's Landing, and for the Quieting Setling 
the Said Dis})utes, we Abraham Scheuck John Kissam and 
Lawrence Denton, Conjmisioners of the Highways in aud 
for the Town of North Hempstead, have on the tirst day of 
April one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety live View- 
ed the Said Highway (and by Consent aud Agreement of 
Jeremiah Bobbins aud Andrew Onderdonk) have Regulated 
that part of the highway, Begiuing at a Stake A Little 
Westward of a gate below Jeremiah Bobbins House, run- 
ing from thence Southerly to A Stake three Lengths of fence 
from a Small black Walnut Tree, thence as the Said three 
Lengths of fence now Stands to the Aforesaid black Wal- 
nut Tree, from thence to a Stidce about four feet within the 
fence as it now Stands and about Three feet to the East of 
a Mulberry Stum]), from thence to A Stake about three 
feet within the fence as it now Stands, from thence to the 
East Side of a Crotched Apple Tree marked on the North 
and East Side, from thence to a Stake About a foot Within 
the fence as the fence now Stands, thence to within three 
and a half Links of Chain of an Apple Tree on the East 
Side thereof being Marked and O2>])osite to the line fence of 
Jeremiah Bobbins & Andrew Onderdonk which runs East, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN IIECOIJUS. 361 

the Siiid roud to be of the breadtli of three nxls AVide to 
the Eastward, the Said road on the West Side thereof to 
mil ill Such Manner as to reserve all the A|)i)le Trees to 
Andrew Onderdonk, the gate at the begininy being near 
the Middle of the Said Highway, which Said highway we 
do approve of as Witness our hands in the Town aforesaid 
the first day of April one Thousand Seven hundred and 
ninety live 

Abraham Schenck 
John Kiss am 
Lawrence Denton 

the Above Entered and Compared with the Original l)y 

Jno Sc'HENck Clerk 



Page 90. 

At a General Townnieeting on the tirwt Tuesday in April 
1795 held at the house of John B. KisKain at Herricks for 
the Town of North Hempstead, the following persons AVere 
Chosen Town officers for the Ensuing year. To AVitt. 

Constable and Collector John Burtis Jun'r 

Supervisor Andries Hegeman. 

Assessors John M. Smith, Sylvanus Smith, Abraham 
Schenck, John AV. Seaman cV: Daniel Kissam. 

Overseers of the Poor John Searing Jun'r, Benjamin 
Piatt. 

Commissioners of Highways George Hewlett, John Kis- 
sam, Lawrence Denton. 

Fence Viewers Thomas Williams, Benjamin A'. D. AA'ater, 
John Thome, John Thorne Jun'r, Minue Onderdonk, Dan- 
iel Rapelye, Daniel Totiey iV' Daniel Lake. 

Pender John B. Kissam. 

Overseers of Highways Sam'l Mott, bottom Cow Neck, 
Benjamin S.inds, Middle Neck, Geoige Onderdonck, head 
Neck, AVilliam A^ahmtine, H. Harbor, Thomas Smith, Lower 



362 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS, 

part great neck, Elijah Alleu, Upper part neck, J<^hn Tliorn'3, 
Success, Samuel Searing, Searing Town, Daniel Tottey, East 
part Herricks, George Cornwall, West Do, Duncan Fowler, 
AVest part of Westburv, Joshua Powel, East part Do, 

At the Same Townmeeting it was agreed and Voted that 
the District for repairing highways on the north Side the 
plains Shall l)e Two Districts to be Divided from Samuel 
Way's house down to the Nortliward by John Williams 
House to round hill. Valentine Williams was Chosen Over- 
seer foi the Western Division of Said District, and James 
Pool Jun'r for the Eastern Do. It was also agreed and 
Voted that the Courthouse District be again Annexed to 
the Western Division of Northside District. Israel Pear- 
sail Overseer on the East Side Hempstead Harbour. 

The Supervisor and Andrew Onderdonk were Chosen to 
Examine the Collectors book, and report at the Next An- 
nual Townmeetiug. 

Eichard Valentine, Peter Titus and John W. Seaman 
Avere Chosen to regulate Sheeppartings With the Same 
powers as given in 1788. 

John Schenck was Chosen Town Clerk. 

At the Same Townmeeting it was Voted that all Taxes 
Due on the Tax List before the Tax book of 1794 be given 
up and the Collector to be Exonerated from the Same 

The Above Enter'd bv 

Jno Schenck, Clerk 



This ludeuture made the Seventeenth day of October in the 
year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety 
live by and between Jacob Cornwell of The Town of North 
Hempstead in Queens County on Nassau Island in the 
State of New York of the one i)art, and Jaeamiah Akerly 
of the City of New York of the other part, Witnesseth that 
the Said Jacob Cornwell for and in Consideration of the 
Sum of one hundred and Seventy pounds Current Lawfull 



HEMl'STEAD TOWN ItECOltUS. 363 

luoiR'V of the State of New York to liim in hand })aiil by 
the Said Jac-ainiah Akerly the Receipt AV hereof he doth 
hereby Acknowledge and himself therewith to be Satisfied 
and paid and thereof and from every part and parcel there- 
of doth by these presents Acquitt and fully Discharge him 
the Said Jacamiali Akerly, hath given granted bargained 
Sold Alienated Enfeeotfed Conveyed and Confirmed and by 
these presents doth give grant bargain Sell Alien Convey 
and Confirm imto him the Said Jacamiali Akerly and to his 
heirs and Assigns forever all that of one Certain piece of 

PaCxE 97. 

Land and Tenement Lying on the west Side of Cowneck in 
the Towii of North Hempstead aforesaid, being a piece of 
Land the Said Jacob Cornwell purchased of Thomas Tliorne 
as Will Apjjear by his deed of Sale bearing date the Thirty 
first day of May 1792, being bounded as follows, Begining 
at the Northwest Corner of the Said piece of Land at a 
Stake Near the Marsh of the then Tliorne but nc^w Belong- 
ing to Benjamin Tredwell, and ruiiiug from thence South 
Seven Degrees East Thirty one Rods and Twenty Links to 
John Burtis'es Land, from thence by the Said Burtis'es 
Land South Eighty Seven and a half Degrees East fifty 
one Rods and Nine Links to a Stake, from thence by 
the Land of the Said Benjamin Tredwell north Two De- 
grees and three tpiarters west Thirty one Rods and 
Twenty links to another Stake, from thence by the 
said Tredwell's land North Eighty Seven and an half 
degrees West Fifty rods to A Locus Tree, and Con- 
tinuing the Same Course four rods to A Stake at the 
place of begining, Containing Ten Acres and Fifty 
three Square Rods l)e the Same More or Less, Together 
Mith all the houses Buildings (Orchards fences Tindjer 
Trees Woods and underwood Water and Water Courses as 
also all the Estate right and Title of him the Said Jac(jb 
Cornwell to the above Mentioned Land and premises With 
all and Singular the Api)urtenances Thereunto Ix'longingor 



H64 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ill any Wise Appertaiiiiiig, To have and to lioid all the 
above and hereby Intended to be granted land and prem- 
ises Avith all and Singular the Appurtenances unto him the 
Said Jacamiah Akerly his heirs and Assigns to his and 
their own proper use benefit and behoof forever, and that 
the Said Jacamiah Akerly and his heirs and Assigns Shall 
and may from Time to time Ever hereafter peacibl}' have 
hold use possess Occupy and Enjoy the Same Without the 
let hindrance or Molestation of him the Said Jacob Corn- 
well or of his heirs or assigns and that the Same is free and 
Clear and freely and Clearly Exonerated and Discharged 
of and from all manner of Incumbrances whatsoever, and I 
the Said Jacob Corn well do covenant bind and Oblige my 
Self my heirs Executors and Administrators to AVarrant 
Secure and defend all the above granted Land and prem- 
ises unto the Said Jacamiah Akerlv and his heirs and As- 
signs forever against the Just and Lawfull Claims of all 
manner of persons Whatsoever, the Said Jacamiah Akerly 
to make and maintain the fence along the East End of his land 
hereby granted from John Burtis'es Land and five Chains 
of fence from the Northeast Corner to the Westward, 
the above Said Benjamin Tredwell to make and main- 
tain all the other part of the fence, water fence, and gate 
Adjoyuing the Said Jacamiah Akerly Reserving a right for 
the Said Benjamin Tredwell and his heirs and Assigns to 
pass and repass to and from his land through the Land 
hereby granted where the road now runs, Likewise Allow- 
ing the priveledge to the Said Jacamiah Akerly to turn his 
Cattle on the Marsh between his Land and the Channel, 
in Witness AVhereof I the Said Jacob Cornwell have here- 
unto Set my hand and Seal the day aud year first herein 
Written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Jacou Cok.nwell (Sj 

Benjamin Platt 

Jno Schenck 



hempstead town eecords. 365 

Page 98. 

Received on the day of the date of the Within Written 
Indenture of the AVithin Named Jacaniiah Akeily the Sum 
of one hundred and Seventy pounds Current Money of the 
State of New York it heing the full Consideration Mone}' 
Within Mentioned to l)e paid £ 170. — 

Witness 

Benjamin Platt Jaco]} Cornwell 

Jno Schenck 

Queens } 
County y ' ' ' 

Be it Remembered that on the Nineteenth (hiy of Octo- 
ber in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred 
and Ninety live, came personally l)efore me John Schenck 
one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for 
QiTeens County Jacob Cornwell the grantor of the Within 
Deed of Sale and Acknowledged that he Signed Sealed and 
Delivered the Same for the uses and purposes therein Men- 
tioned, and I having perused the Same Deed and finding- 
no Material Rasures nor Interlinations therein (Exce])t 
those Noted before Signing and Sealing) do Allow it to be 
Recorded. 

Jn'o Sc'henok 

The foregoing Deed Enter'd and Compared with the 
Original by 

Jno ScHENr'K Clerk 



This Indenture made this Tenth day of the fourth month, 
Called April, in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven 
hundred and Eighty four between William Baker of Cow 
Neck Townshi]) of Hempstead in Queens County on Nas- 
sau Island in the State of New York, Joiner, of the one 



300 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

part, Jiud Siiuiuel Wood of Heriicks of the Township 
County and State Aforesaid of the other part, AVitueseth, 
that the Said William Baker for and in Consideration of 
the Slim of Three hundred and tlfty pouuds Lawful! money 
of New York, to liiui in hand paid by the Said Samuel 
AVood the Receipt whereof the Said William Baker doth 
hereby Confess and Aeknowledf>;e and himself therewith 
fully Satisfied Contented and ])aid, hath granted bargained 
and Sold Alienated Enfeeotied released and Confirmed and 
by these presents doth grant bargain Sell Alienate enfeeoff 
release convey and Contirm unto the Said Samuel Wood 
all that Messuage Tenement or Tract of Land Situate Ly- 
ing and being on Cowneck Abovesaid, Butted and bounded 
as follows, Begiiung at the Northwest Corner at a Walnut 
Tree, and runing as the fence Now Stands, from thence 
all RoTiud the farm untill it comes to the Said Walnut Tree 
that is first by the Land, formerly the property of Ritdibill 
Mott deceased. Northeasterly to the Sound or bay (to a 
White oak Stump) that Leads up Into Hempstead har- 
bour, then runing Southerly l)y the Said Har})Our untill it 
meets With Joseph Dodge his Land, then runing Wester- 
ly by the Said Dodges Land untill it meets With the Said 
Richbill Mott's Land, then runing Northwesterly by the 
Said Motts Land untill it meets With the first bounded 
Walnut Tree, Containing in the whole about Forty Acres 
More or Less, and Also the Reversion and Reversions Re- 

Page 99. 

mainder and Remainders rents and Services thereof and 
also all the Estate right Title Interest Claim and Demand 
whatsoever of him the Said William Baker of in and To the 
Said premises and of in and to Every part and ])arcel there- 
of to have and to hold the Said Messuage Tenement or 
Tract of Land and premises Above mentioned with the Ap- 
purtenances unto the Said Samuel Wood his heirs and As- 
signs to the only proper use and ])ehoof of him the Said 



HEMP8TEAD TOWN RECORDS. 8()7 

Samuel Wood his heirs and Assi<i;iis forever, aud the Said 
William Baker for himself his heirs and Assigns doth Cove- 
nant grant to and With the Said Samuel Wood his heirs 
and Assigns that he the Said William Baker now is Law- 
fully and Rightfully Seized in his own Right of a good 
Sure perfect absolute and Indefeasible Estate of Inheri- 
tance in fee Simple of and in all and Singular the Said 
Messuage and premises above Mentioned and of Every part 
thereof with the Appurtenances Without any Manner of 
Condition Mortgage Limitation of use or uses or other Mat- 
ter cause or thing to Alter Change or determine the Same 
and also that the Said William Baker now hath full right 
power and Lawfull Authority in his own Right to grant bar- 
gain Sell and Convey the Said Messuage and Premises 
above mentioned with the Appurtenances unto the Said 
Samuel Wood bis heirs and Assigns to the only proper use 
and behoof of the Said Samuel AVood his heirs and As- 
signs forever According to the true Intent and Meaning of 
these presents, and also that he the Said Samuel Wood his 
heirs and Afssigns Shall and May from time to time and at 
all times hereafter i)eacildy and Quietly have hold Occupy 
possess and Enjoy all and Singular the Said premises above 
Mentioned to be hereby granted with the appertenances 
without the Let Trouble hindrance Molestation Interuption 
and Denial of him the Said William Baker his heirs and 
Assigns and of all and Every other person or persons 
Whatsoever and Lastlv the Said William Baker and bis 
heirs the above granted premises unto him the Said Sam- 
uel Wood his heirs and Assigns against all ])ersons what- 
soever Shall and will forever Warrant and Defend by these 
Presents, in Witness hereunto the Said William Baker 
hath Set to his hand and fixed his Seal the Day and year 
Above Written, and Also I Sarah Baker Wife of the Above 
Said William Baker do hereby Resign up and forever Ac- 
quitt to the Said Samuel Wood all my Right of dower or 
thirds which might belong to me as wife of the above 
Named William Baker in Witness wliereof I have here- 



368 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

unto Set mj hand and Seal the day and year above AViit- 
ten. 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of AVilliam Baker (S) 
Richard Townsend her 

Joshua Carhartt Sarah : X : Baker (S) 



Mark. 



Queens } 

^ s s 
County C ' •  • 



be it rememljered that on the fourth (hiv of August in 
the year of oiir Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Eiuhtv Nine came ])efore nie John Schenck one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Said County, 
Richard Townseud one of the AVitnesses to the AA ith- 
in Deed and on his Solemn Affirmation Declared that 
he Saw William Baker and Sarah his AVife Sign Seal 
and Deliver the Same as their A^oluntaiy act, and at the 
Same time Subscribed his Name as a AA^itness, and Like- 
wise Saw Joshua Carhart Subsci'ibe his Name as a AVitness, 
and I having Examined the Same deed and finding no Me- 
terial rasures nor Interlinations, Except the AVords (at a 
AValnut Tree) Interlined in the Twelfth Line, do allow it to 
be Recorded 

Jno Schenck. 

the Above Deed Enter'd and Compar'd with the original 

Pr 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



Page 100. 

This Indenture made this Twenty Second day of Decem- 
ber in the year of our Lord one Thoiisand Seven hundred 
and Eighty Six, Between Anne Rapelye and Daniel Rapel- 
ye of the Township of North Hempstead in Queens County 
and State of New York, Yeoman, and Sarah his AVife of the 
one part, and Henry Coutant of the Town County and State 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 369 

Aforesaid of the Othei- part, Wituesetli that they the Said 
Aime Eapelje and Daniel Eai)elje and Sarah his "Wife for and 
ill Consideration of th:^ Sum of two hundred twenty pounds 
Current Ijawfull Money of the State of New York to them 
or one of them in hand i)iiid bv the Said Henry Coutaiit at 
or before the Ensealing and Delivery of these presents the 
receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged have granted Bar- 
gained Sold Aliened remised Released and Contirined and 
by these presents do grant Bargain Sell Alien remise re- 
lease and Coiitirm unto him the Said Heniy Coutant In 
their Actual Possession now being Seized and to his heirs 
and Assigns forever, all that Certain Messuage Dwelliug 
Houses and Tract of Land Situate Lying and being on the 
East Side of Cowneck in the Town Count}- and State Afore- 
said, being bounded as follows, begining at the North East 
Corner of Tunis Bogarts Land, ruiiing Westerly a Strait 
Line by Said Bogarts Land to a Certain Stone fence, thence 
Northerly Along Said Stone fence by Bapelje's Land to a 
Certain Locus Tree, thence Easterlv to a certain black oak 
Saplin on the bank by Said Rapelje's Land, and Contin- 
uing the Said Course to highwaters Mark, thence Southerly 
along the beach to the place of begining, (/'ontaining by 
Estimation Eighteen Acres and Thirty rods and all and 
Singular the Messuages Lands Tenements and Heredita- 
ments in and upon or of or belonging to the Same and 
Every part and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances and 
jjriveledges thereunto behmging Always Reserving and Ex- 
cepting the free use of a Watering place out of these pres- 
ents to our Selves our heirs and Assigns, To have and to 
hold all the above l)argained premises unto him the Said 
Henry Coutant his heirs and Assigns to the Sole and only 
proper benefit use and behoof of him the Said Henry Cou- 
tant his heirs and Assigns forever, and the Said Anne Rap- 
elje and Daniel Rapelje doth for themselves their heirs 
and Assigns and With him the Said Henry C^outant his 
heirs and Assigns that they the Said Anne Rapelje and 
Daniel Rapelje now arc; the true Lawfull right owners of 



370 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

the Said Messuage Lands Tenements Hereditaments and 
premises above Mentioned and of Every part and ]:)arcel 
thereof with the Appurtenances, and Also that they the 
Said Anne Rapelje and Daniel Eapelje now are Lawfully 
and Rightfully Siezed in their own Right of a good and 
Sure jierfect Absolute and Indefeasible Estate of Inherit- 
ance in fee Simple of and in all and Singular the premises 
above Mentioned Avith the Appurtenances and that they the 
Said Anne Rapelje and Daniel Rapelje doth hereby Cove- 
nant grant and Agree to and With him the Said Henry 
Coutant his heirs and Assigns that he the Said Henry Cou- 
tant his heirs and Assigns Shall and May at all times for- 
ever peacibly and Quietly have hold use Occupy possess 
and Enjoy all the Above Bargained premises with the Ap- 
purtenances Without the Lett trouble denial hindrance 

PaCxE 101. 

Molestation or Interuption of them the Said Anne Rapelje 
and Daniel Rapelje their heirs and Assigns and of all and 
Every other person or persons Whatsoever, and Lastly we 
the Said Anne Rapelje and Daniel Ra])elje do for our 
Selves our heirs Executors and Administrators Covenant 
and Agree to and with him the Said Henry Coutant to 
Warrant and forever by these presents defend all the above 
bargained premises Against any person or persons whatso- 
ever Claiming by from or under them by any W^ays or 
Means Whatsoever and against all x^ersons Whatsoever by 
any ways or means whatsoever and Also that the Said Anne 
Rapelje and Daniel Rapelje their heirs and Assigns Shall 
have free Ingress and regress With Cart and Drift Through 
the above said premises to and from Hempstead Harlwur as 
they may have Occasion withoiit any hindrance or Molesta- 
tion as Long as Said Rapelje's Allow the Same priveledge to 
Henry Coutant his heirs and Assigns to have free Ingress 
and Regress to and from the highway through the Neck, 
In Witness whereof the Said Anne Rapelje and Daniel 
Rapelje and Sarah his Wife have hereunto Set our hands 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 371 

and affixed our Seals the day and ^ear above Written 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 
in the presence of Anne Eapelte (S) 

Andries I. Hegemax 

Andries HectEman Daniel Rapelje (S) 

Sarah Rapelje (S) 

Queens ) 

^ s s 
County y ' ' ' 

be it remembered that on the Ninth day of June in the 
year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Eighty Eight 
personally Appeared before me John Sehenck one of the 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas for the Said County 
of Queens, Daniel Rapelje and Sarah his Wife and Ac- 
knowledged the W^ithin Deed to be their Voluntary act for 
the purposes Within Mentioned and the Said Sarah being 
by me Examined Apart from her husband Acknowledged 
that She Executed the Same Withrmt Compulsion or 
threats of her husband, also at the Same Time Andries 
Hegemau one of the Witneses to 'the Said Deed and being 
b}' me Duly Sworn Said that he Saw Anne Rapelje the oth- 
er grantor Sign Seal and Deliver the Same, and also at the 
Same Time Subscribed his Name as a Witness, and Like- 
wise Saw the Other Witness Andries I Hegeman at the 
Same time Sign his Name thereto, and I having Examined 
the Same Deed and finding no Meterial Rasures Nor In- 
terlinations therein (Except What was Noted liefore Sign- 
ing and Sealing) do Allow it to be Recorded 

Jno Sc'henck. 

The Above Deed Enter'd and (!om]iarpd AVith the (Orig- 
inal by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 

Page 102. 

'i'his Iiidciituie made this Seventeenth (hiy of the tifth 
month one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety one be- 
tween John Searing of Searingtown in North hempstead 



872 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Queens County on Nassau Island in tlie State of New 
York, Mercliant, of the one part, and Israel Pearsall of 
Hempstead Harbour of the Town County and State Afore- 
said, Farmer, of the other part, Witnesseth, that the Said 
John Searing for and in Consideration of the Sum of Four 
hundred Pounds of Lawfnll money of New York to him in 
hand paid by the Said Israel Pearsall the receipt whereof 
the Said John Searing doth hereby AcknoMledge and him- 
self therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid and there- 
of doth AcHpiitt and Discharge the Said Israel Pearsall his 
Executors Administrators and Assigns forever he the Said 
John Searing hath granted bargained Sold Aliened Enfeeof- 
fed released and Confirmed and by these presents doth 
grant bargain Sell Alien Enfeeof release and Confirm unto 
the Said Israel Pearsall all that Messuage Tenement or 
Tract of Land Situate lying and l)eing on the Koad or 
path that Leads from Searingtown Northwardly Into the 
hills, Butted and bounded as follows, Begining at the 
Southeast Corner of Said path, thence runing North Two 
Degrees west Thirteen Chains and Fifty two Links, thence 
North forty Eight Degrees and one half west three chains, 
thence North Eight Degrees and two thirds West Seven 
Chains and Eight links by Said path, thence South Eighty 
four Degrees and one half West one Chain and fourteen 
links, thence North Eighteen Degrees and one quarter west 
Seven Chains and fifty Links by Said John Searings Land, 
thence South Eighty five Degrees and three Quarters west 
five Chains and forty one Links, thence South Eighteen 
Degrees and one Quarter East Eighty Six links, thence 
North Eighty two Degrees and one half West three Chains 
and Sixty links by Jacob Searings land, thence South 
Nineteen and one half East Twelve Chains and forty Links 
by Eichard Seaman his land A' the undivided Land of Sd 
Richard Seaman and his Brother Benjamin to a Certain 
Locus tree, thence West by Said undivided land ten Chains 
to a flat Eock, thence South Thirty one Degrees and three 
Quarters west Ten Chains and forty three Links, thence 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN IlECOEDS. 373 

South one Hiul ;i half degree East Nine Chains and Fifty 
tive Links bv Said Eichard Seamans Land, thence North 
Eighty Nine degrees and one half East five Chains and 
forty links, thence South one Chain and Seventy tive Links, 
thence North Eighty Nine Degrees and one half East one 
Chain and thirty two Links, thence North one Chain and 
Seventy tive links, thence North Eighty Nine and a half 
Degrees East nine Chains and thirty Two Links, thence 
North Eighty Eight Degrees East Eleven Chains and thirty 
Six links by land late the property of Jacob Williams De- 
ceased to the i)lace of begiuing Containing Fifty Five 
Acres two Quarters and Twenty four perches be the Same 
More or Less, and Also the Reversi(^n and Reversions Re- 
mainder and remainders rents and Services thereof and al- 
so all the Estate right Title Interest Claim and Demand 
Whatsoever of him the Said John Searing of in and To the 

Page 103. 

Same premises Above mentioned with the Appurtenances 
unto him the Said Israel Pearsall his heirs and Assigns to 
the only proper use and Behoof of him the Said Israel 
Pearsall his heirs and Assigns forever and the Said John 
Searing for himself his heirs and Assigns doth Covenant 
grant to and With the Said Israel Pearsall his heirs and 
Assigns that the Said John Searing Now is Lawfully and 
rightfully Seized in his own right of a good Sure perfect 
absolute and Indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in Fee Sim- 
ple of and in all and Singular the Said Messuage and prem- 
ises above mentioned and of Every part thereof with the 
Appurtenances without any manner of Condition Mort- 
gages Limitation of us(^ or iises or other Matter cause or 
thing to Alter Change or Determine the Same, and also 
that he the Said John Searing Now hath good right full 
])owfr and Lawful! Authority in his own right to grant bar- 
gain S<'11 and Convey the Said Messuage and premises 
above Mentioned with the Aj)})urtenances unto the Said 
Israel Pearsall his heiis and Assigns to the only proper 



374 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOHDS. 

use aufl behoof of the Said Israel Pearsall his heirs and 
Assigns forever according to the True Intent and Meaning 
of these })resents and also that he the Said Israel Pearsall 
his heirs and Assigns Shall and May from time to time 
and at all Times hereafter peaciblv and Quietly have hold 
Occupy possess and enjoy all and Singular the Said prem- 
ises above Mentioned to be hereby granted with the Ap- 
purtenances without the Lett Tr()id)le hindrance Molesta- 
tion Interu])tion and Denial of him the Said John Searing 
his heirs and Assigns and of all aud Every other ]ierson or 
persons whatsoever, and Lastly the Said John Searing and 
his heirs, the al)ove granted tract of Land and Premises 
unto him the Said Israel Pearsall his heirs and Assigns 
against all ])ersons whatsoever Shall and Will forever AVar- 
rant and Defend by these presents, in Witness whereof he 
the Said John Searing hath Set to his hand and Seal the 
Day and year above Written, and furthermore I Mary 
Searing Wife of the above Named John Searing do hereby 
Yield u]) and Surrender all my light of dower and power (jf 
thirds III and to the above granted })remises with the Ap- 
l)urtenances thereof unto him the Said Israel Pearsall his 
heirs and Assigns forever, in AVitness as above. 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 
in the presence of John Searing (S) 

Samuel AYood 

Samuel Searing Mary Searing ( S) 

Queens } ^ ^ 
County j ' •  • 

be it Eeinembered that on the Ninth day of July in the 
year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety 
Five came before me John Schenck one of the Judges of 
the Court of Common pleas for S lid County, John Searing 
and Mary his Wife the grantors of the AYithin Deed and 
Severally Acknowledged that they Signed Sealed and De- 
livered the Same as their Voluntary act for the purposes 
therein Mentioned, and I having Examined the Said Mary 
Seperate and Apart from her husband She Acknowledgetl 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 375 

that She Executed tlie Same Without any Compulsion fear 

or threats from her Said husbaud, and I having perused 

the Same Deed and finding no Meterial rasures Nor Inter- 

liuations therein do Allow it to be Recorded 

Jno Schenck 

The above Deed Entered and Compared with the Origin- 
al hy 

Jno Schenck Clerk 

Page 104. 

This Indenture made this fourth day of the Tenth Month 
Anno Domini one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety 
two between Samuel Wood of Cow Neck in the Township 
of North hempstead in Queens County on Nassau Island in 
the State of New York, Turner, of the one part, and Israel 
Pearsall of Hempstead Harbour in the Town Abovesaid 
and Martha Pearsall Sister to the abovesaid Israel Pear- 
sall oi the Town of Oysterbav both of the County and State 
Abovesaid of the other part, Wituesseth that the Said 
Samuel Wood for and in Consideration of the Sum of Five 
hundred pounds of Lawfull money of New York to him in 
hand paid by the Said Israel Pearsall and Martha Pearsall 
the receipt whereof the Said Samuel Wood doth hereby 
Confess and Acknowledge and himself tli ere with fullv Sat- 
istied and thereof doth Acquitt the Said Israel Pearsall and 
Martha Pearsall their heirs and Assigns forever, he the 
Said Samuel Wood hath granted bargained Sold Alienated 
enfeeoffed released and Confirmed and by these Presents di^th 
grant bargain Sell Alien Enfeeof releas and Couhrm unto 
the Said Israel Pearsall and Martha Pearsall Joyntly and 
Equally all that Messuage Tenement Tract of Land or farm 
Whereon Said Samuel Wood Now Lives, Situate Lying and 
Ijeing on the East Side of Cow Neck above Mentioned, But- 
ted and l)i)iiiided as follows, beginiug at the Northwest 
Cornel' at a walnut tree. Thence riming by Townscnd A^ il- 
lis'es Land North Seventv' l^egrecs and one li.ilf l^ast forty 
two Chains ami Sixtv Seven links to iiiirliwatt'r niai'k and 



376 HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECOliDS. 

tliiougli A Large "White oak Sttiiiip and Small Button Wood 
Tree on the Top of the bank, thence inning by the Shore 
South Thirty Seven Degrees East one Chain and forty Six 
Links, then South Twenty Degrees East Six chains and 
Sixty five links, then South forty Degrees East one Chain 
and Sixty live Links, then South twenty Degrees and one 
third East two Chains and thirty one Links, thence by Jos- 
eph Dodges Land South Seventy Eight Degrees and two 
thirds AVest forty Chains and Eighty Eight links to a Wal- 
nut Lopped I'ree, then South Seventy Nine Degrees and 
two Thirds West two Chains and Sixty Seven Links, thence 
by Said Townsend Willis'es Land Nortli thirty Eight De- 
grees west Six Chains and fifteen Links to the place of be- 
gining, Containing Thirty Six Acres one Quarter aud thir- 
teen Rods or be the Same More or Less (Note the Courses 
aud Distances here Expressed are as they AVere Taken in 
the field at this Time but the Quantity of Land found in 
])l(jtting by nniking the Necessary Allowance for the Ele- 
vation and Depression of the Lines) and also the reversion 
and reversions remainder and remainders rents and Serv- 
ices thereof aud also all the Estate Right Title Interest Claim 
and Demand Whatsoever of him the vSaid Samuel Wood of 
in and to the Same Premises and of in and to Every part and 
parcel thereof, To have and to hold the Said Messuage (jr 
Farm and Premises above "mentioned With the Appurten- 
ances unto the Said Israel Pearsall ^- Martha Pearsall their 
heirs and Assigns to the only pro])er use and behoof of them 
the Said Israel Pearsall A' Martha Pearsall their heirs and 
Assigns forever, and he the Said Samuel AVood for himself 
his heirs and Assigns doth Covenant grant to and AV'ith the 
Said Israel Pearsall and Martha Pearsall their heirs and 
Assigns that he the Said Samuel AVood now is Lawftilly 
and Rightfully Seized in his own Right of a good Sure per- 
fect Absolute and Indefeasible Estate of Inheritance In fee 

Page KI."). 
Simple of and in all and Singular the Said Messuage and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 377 

Premises above Mentioned and of Every part thereof with 
the Ai)[)urtenances AVithont anv Manner of Condition 
Mortga<j;e Limitation of use or uses or other matter cause 
or tiling- to Alter Change or Determine the Same and Also 
that he the Said Samuel Wood now hath good right full 
power and Lawfull Authority in his own right to grant bar- 
"ain Sell and Convev the Said Messuage iS: Prendses above 
Mentioned with the Appurtenances unto the Said Israel 
Pearsall and Martha Peavsall their heirs and Assigns to 
the only proper use and behoof of the Said Israel Pearsall 
and Martha Pearsall their heirs and Assigns forever Ac- 
cording to the True Intent and Meaning of these presents 
and also that they the Said Israel Pearsall and Martha 
Pearsall their heirs and Assigns Shall aud May from time 
to time aud at all Times hereafter peacibly and (Quietly 
have hold ()ccu})y possess and Enjoy all and Singular the 
Said premises above mentioned to be hereby granted With 
the Appurtenances without the Lett Trouble Hindrance 
Molestation Interuption and Denial of him the Said Sam- 
uel Wood his heirs and Assigns and of all and Every other 
person and persons Whatsoever, and Lastly the Said Sam- 
uel Wood and his heirs and Assigns the above granted Tract 
of Land and Prendses unto them the Said Israel Pearsall and 
Martha Pearsall their heirs and Assigns against all per- 
sons whatsoever Shall and will forever Warrant and Defend 
and furthermore I Mary Wood wife of the above named 
Samuel Wood do hereby Yield up and Surrender all my 
right of Dower and Power of thirds In aud to the above 
granted })rennses AVith the Ap])urtenances linto the Said 
Israel Pearsall and Martha Pearsall their heirs and Assigns 
forever, In AVitness wliereof the Said Samuel AVtxxl and 
Mary his Wife have Set to their hands and fixed their Seals 
the day and year above Written 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the })resence of Samuel Wood (S) 

John Searing 
Margaret Schenck Mai;v AVood (S) 



378 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Be it remembered that on the Thirty tirst day of may 
one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety four before me 
John Ray one of the Masters in Chancery for the State of 
New York Personally Appeared John Searing who beiug 
duly Affirmed Said he Saw Samuel AVood and Mary his 
Wife Severally Sign Seal and Deliver the Within Written 
Indenture as their Voluntary Act and Deed for the Uses 
and purposes therein Mentioned and that he the Affirmant 
Together with Margaret Schenck the other Subscribing 
Witness Sign their names as Evidence thereto and at the 
Said Time also Appeared before me tlie Said Mary who 
being Examined by me privately and Apart from her Said 
husljand Acknowledged She Executed the Same Without 
any fear threat or com]nilsion of her Said Husband and I 
having perused the Said Indenture and finding therein no 
meterial Erazures or Interlinations do allow the same to be 
Recorded 

John Ray 

The above Deed Entered and Compared with the original 

By Jno Schenck Clerk 



Page 106. 

This Indenture made this Tenth day of September in the 
year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and ninety 
three and in the Seventeenth year of oui- Indepeudancej 
Between Henry Coutant of Cowneck in the Township of 
North hempstead in Queens County and State of New York, 
Yeoman, and Anne his Wife of the one part, and John 
Dodge of the Same place of the other part, Wituesseth, 
that the Said Henry Coutant and Anne his Wife for and in 
Consideration of the Sum of Two hundred and Twenty 
pimiuls C'Urrent Lawfull money of t'le State of New York 
to them in hand j)aid by the Said John Dodge at or Ijefore 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOllDS. 379 

the Eusealinu; and Delivery of tliese presents the receipt 
whereof is hereby Acknowledj^eil have granted bargained 
Hohl Aliened remised released and Contirmed and by these 
presents do grant bargain Sell Alien remise release and 
Contirm unto them the Said John Dodge and hannah his 
Wife and to their heirs and Assigns forever, all that Cer- 
tain Messuage Dwelling houses and Tract of Land Situate 
Lying and being on the East Side of Cowneck in the Town 
County and State Aforesaid, being bounded as follows, 
Begining at the North East Corner of Tunis Bogart's Land, 
runing Westerly a Straight line l)y said Bogarts to A C-er- 
tain Stone fence, thence Northerly along Said Stone fence 
l)y Ra})elje's Land to A Certain Locus Tree, thence Easter- 
ly to a Certain Black oak Sa[)lin on the bank, and So Con- 
tinuing the Same Course to high Water Mark, thence 
Southerly along the beach to the place of begining, Con- 
taining by Estimation Eighteen x\.cres and Thirty Rods and 
all and Singular the Messuages Lands Tenements and Here- 
ditaments in and uj)on or of or V)elonging to the Same and 
Every part and parcel Thereof with the Appurtenances and 
Priveledges thereunto belonging. Always Reserving and 
Excepting a Watering place out of these presents, or anj- 
Ways Ap})ertaining to have and to hold all the above Bar- 
gained premises unto him the Said Johti Dodge his heirs 
and Assigns to the Sole and only proper benefit use and 
l)ehoof of him the Said John Dodge his heirs and Assigns 
forever, and the Said Henry Coutant and Anne his Wife 
doth for themselves their heirs and Assigns and With him 
the Said -John Dodge and liannah his Wife their heirs and 
Assigns that they th(> Said Henry Coutant and Anne his 
Wife now are the tine Jjawfull and right owners of the 
Said Messiuige Land Tenement Hereditaments and Prem- 
ises above mentioned and of every part and parcell there- 
of with the Appurtenances and also that lie the Said 
Henry (-outant now ai-e Lawfully and riglitfully Sie/cd 
in his own right of a good and Sure [)erfect Absolute and 
Indefeasible J'^state of Ildieritance in fee Siiujilc of and 



380 HEMPSTEAD TOWN ItECOliDS. 

ill all Mild Singular the premises above mentioned with the 
Appurtenances and that he the Said Henry Coutant his 
heirs and Assigns doth hereby Covenant grant and Agree 
to and With him the Said John Dodge his heirs and As- 
signs that he the Said John Dodge his heirs and Assigns 
Shall and May at all times forever peacibly and Quietly 
have hold use Occupy Possess and Enjoy all the above 
bargained Premises witli the Appurtenances without the 
Lett Trouble Denial hindrance Molestation or Interuption 
of him the Said Henry Coutant his heirs and Assigns and 
of all and Every other Person or persons whatsoever and 
Lastly we the Said Henry Coutant and Anne his Wife do 
for our Selves our heirs and Assigns Covenant and Agree 
to and With them the Said John Doihfe and Hannah his 

Page 107. 

Wife their heirs and Assigns do Warrant and forever De- 
fend all the Above bargained and Described premises 
against any person or persons Whatsoever Claiming by 
from ov under them by any ways and means Whatsoever 
and against any Person or Persons Whatsoever by any 
Avays or means Whatsoever and also that the Said John 
Dodge his heirs and Assigns to have free Ingress and 
regress to and from Hempstead Harbour through Said 
Rapelje's Land to the highway through the Neck With 
Cart and Drift without Lett (n- hindrance as long as the 
Said John Dodge allows the Same priveledge to Said Ra})- 
elje his heirs and Assigns to pass and repass through the 
above Premises to the Said Harbour, In Witness whereof 
we have hereunto Set our hands and affixed our Seals the 
Day and year Above Written 

Signed Sealed and Deliv^ered 

in the presence of Henky Coutant (Sj 

John M. Smith her 

Elbef.t Hegeman Anne :X: Coutant (S) 

Mark. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 381 

Queens > ^ ^ 
County ^ ' • ' • 

be it remembered that on the Twelfth day of September 
in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Ninety three came personally before me John Schenek one 
of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Said Coun- 
ty Henry Coutant and Anne his Wife the Grantors of the 
Within Deed and Acknowledged the Same as their Y(dun- 
tary Act and Deed for the purposes therein Mentioned and 
the Said Anne being by me Examined apjirt from her hus- 
band Acknowledged that She Executed the Same Without 
any Compulsion or fear of her husband, and I having pe- 
rused the Same Deed and finding No rasures Nor Interlin- 
ations therein (Except the word his between the third and 

fourth Tjines from the bottom) do allow it to be Recorded 

Jno Schenck 

The above Deed Entered and Compared AVitli the Orig- 
inal by 

J NO ScHENf'K Clerk 



This Indenture made this. . . .day of Ai)ril in the year of 
our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Five, 
Between .John Dodge of Cowneck in the Township of North 
liempstead in Queens County and State of New York and 
Hannah his Wife of the one part, and Israel Pearsall of 
Hempstead Harbour Township County and State Aforesaid 
of the other part, Witnesseth, that the Said John Dodge 
and Hannah his Wife for and in Consideration of the Sum 
of Two hundred and Twenty five jiounds current money of 
the State of New York to them in hand paid by the Said 
Israel Pearsall at or before the Ensealing and Delivery of 
these presents the Receipt whereof Is herel)y Acknowledg- 
ed have granted bargained Sold Aliened remised released 
and Confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain Sell 
Alien Remise Release and Contirm unto him the Said Israel 



382 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS, 

Pearsall and to his heirs and Assigns forever, all that Cer- 
tain Messuage Dwelling house and Tract of Land Situate 

Page lOS. 

Lying and being on the East Side of Cow Neck in the 
Town County and State Aforesaid, being bounded as fol- 
lows, l^egining at the Northeast Corner of Tunis Bogart's 
Laud, runing Westerly a Straight line by Said Bogarts to 
A Certain Stone fence, thence Northerly along Said Stone 
fence by Rapelje's Land to A Certain Locus Tree, thence 
Easterly to a Certain Black Oak Sa])lin on the bank, and So 
Continuing the Same Course to Highwater, thence South- 
erly along tlie l)eacli to the place of Begining, Containing 
b}' Estimation Eighteen Acres and thirty rods and all and 
Singular the Messuages Lands Tenements and Heredita- 
ments in and Upon or of or belonging to the Same and Ev- 
ery part and Parcel thereof Avith the Appurtenances and 
Priveledges thereunto belonging (always reserving and Ex- 
ce})ting A Watering place out of these presents) or any 
Ways Appertaining, To Have and to hold all the above 
1)argained premises unto him the Said Israel Pearsall his 
heirs and Assigns to the Sole and only proper benefit use 
l)ehoof of him the Said Israel Peaisal his heirs and As- 
signs forever and the Said John Dodge and hannali his 
Wife doth for themselves their heirs and Assigns and With 
him Israel Pearsall his heirs and Assigns that they the 
Said John Dodge and Hannah his AVife now are the True 
Lawfull right Owner of the Said Messuage Lands Tene- 
ments Hereditaments and premises Al)ovementioned and of 
Every part and Parcel thereof with the Appurtenances and 
also that they the Said John Dodge and Hannah his Wife 
now are Lawfully and rightfully Seized in his own right of 
a good and Sure perfect Absolute and Indefeasible Estate 
of Inheritance in fee Simple of and in all and Singular the 
Premises Abovementioned with the Appurtenances and 
that they the Said John Dodge and Hannah his AYife their 
heirs and Assigns doth lierel)y Covenant grant and Agree 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOIJDS. 383 

to and With him the Said Israel Pearsall his heirs and As- 
signs that he the Said Israel Pearsall His heirs aud As- 
signs Shall and Ma}' at all Times forever peacibly and 
quietly Have hold use Occupy possess and Enjoy all the 
above bargained premises with the Appurtenances Without 
the Lett Trouble Denial hindrance Molestation or Interu})- 
tiou of them the Said John Dodge and Hannah his Wife 
their heirs and Assigns and of all and Every other person 
or Persons Whatsoever, and Lastly we the Said John 
Dodge and Hannah his Wife do for our Selves our heiis 
and Assigns Covenant and Agree to and AVith him the Said 
Israel Pearsall his heirs and Assigns to Warrant and for- 
ever Defend all the above Bargained and Descril)ed Prem- 
ises against any person or persons Whatsoever Claiming by 
from or under by any Ways or means Whatsoever and 
Against any person or persons Whatsoever by any wavs 
and means Whatsoever, and also that the Said Israel Pear- 
sall his heirs and Assigns to have free Ingress and regress 
to and from Hempstead harbour Through Said Rapelje's 
Land to the highwaj' through the Neck with Cart or Drift 
without let or hindrance as long as the Said Israel Pearsall 
Allows the Same Priveledge to Said Rapelje his heirs and 
Assigns to pass and repass through the Said premises to 
the Said Harbour, In AVitness whereof we have hereunto 
Set our hands and affixed our Seals the day and year above 
AVritten. 

Signed Se;ded and Delivered 

in the [)resence of John Dodge (S) 

Thomas Pearsall 
John M. Smith Hannah Dodge (Sj 

Page 109. 

Queens ) 
( ounty ) 

Be it remembered that on the Ninth da}' of Julv in the 

year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninetv 

five, came befort* me John Schenck one of the Judges 



384 HEMPSTEAD TOWX RECORDS. 

of the Court of Common Pleas for Said County, John 
Dodg^ and Hannah his Wife the grantors of the With- 
iu Deed and Severally Acknowledged that they Signed 
Sealed and Delivered the Same as their Voluntary Act and 
deed for the purposes therein Mentioned and the Said 
Hannah T)eing by me Examined Seperate and apart from 
her husband Acknowledged that She Executed the Same 
without any Compulsion fear or threats from her Said 
HusV)and, and I having perused the Same Deed and find- 
ing no Meterial Easures nor Interlinations therein do Al- 
low it to l)e Recorded. 

Jno Schenck 
The foreg(^ing Deed Enterc^l and Compared With the 
Original l)y 

.Txo Schenck Clerk 



At a General Townmeeting held on the first Tuesday in 
April 179(5, at the house of John B. Kissani fen- the Town 
of North Hempstead, the following persons were Chosen 
Town officers for the ensuing year To Witt, 

Constable and Collector John Burtis Ju'r 

Supervisor Andries Hegeman 

Assessors John M. Smith, Sylvanas Smith, Abraham 
Schenck, John W. Seaman and Minne Onderdonck. 

Overseers of the poor John Searing Jun'r &: Philip 
Valentine. 

Commissioners of Highways George Hewlet, Daniel 
Rapelje and Lawrence Denton 

Fence Vewers Thomas Williams, Benjamin V. D. Water, 
John Thorne, Daniel Rapelje, Jf)hn Thome Jun'r, Peter 
Ondernonck, Daniel Toffey, Dauiel Lake. 

Pounder John B. Kissam. 

Overseers of highways Benjamin Hewlet, l)ottom Cow 
Neck, John Hegeman, Middle Neck, Hendrick ]>rinkerhoff, 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 385 

head of the Neck, William Valentine, H. Harbour, Thomas 
Hmith, Lower part of Great Neck Elijah Allen, upper part 
of oreat Neck, Rodman Hicks, Success, Ephraim Ludlam, 
Searing town, Daniel Lake, East part of Herricks, Willet 
LaAvrence, West part of herricks, Benajah Bedell, west part 
of Westbury, Joshua Powel, east part of Westbury, Valen- 
tine Williams, West part North Side plains, Benjamin 
Tredwell, Son of Doctor, East part of North Side, Israel 
Pearsall, East Side of Hempstead Harbour, 

Richard Valentine, Peter Titus <fe John W. Seaman were 
Chosen to Regulate Sheeppartings with the Same powers 
as w^as given them in the year 1788 

John Scheuck was Chosen Town Clerk 

At the Sam*e Townmeetinjj; it was Voted that the Number 
of Commissioners for Schools Shall be live, and John W. 
Seaman, William Valentine, John Kissam, Benjamin Tred- 
well and Sylvenus Smith were Chosen Commissioners. 

Page 110. 

Andrew Onderdonk and Andries Hegeman were Chosen 
to Examine the Collectors book and report to the Town. 

at the Aforesaid Town Meeting it was voted that A Com- 
mittee be appointed to devise and report to the next Tow-n- 
meeting the best plan they can for the Support and Main- 
tainance of the poor of the Towai in the most economical 
and Humane Manner, and Andries Hegeman, John W. Sea- 
man, Andrew Onderdonk, Benjamin Piatt and John Sear- 
ing Jun'r were Chosen A Committee for that purpose, 

it was Also Voted that all Taxes due on the Tax List be 
given up, and the Collector Discharged from the Same. 

At the Same Townmeetiug John Burtis Senior, John Al- 
len, Thomas Smith, and Doc't Charles Mitchell were Chos- 
en to prevent Clams and 03'sters being got and Carried out 
of the Town and 40 Shillings was Voted as a penalty on 
the Offender for Each offence. 

The foregoing Entered by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



380 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Nortli Hempstead may 16th 1796. On Application of one 
of the Overseers of highways for Great neck we the Sub- 
scribers Commissioners of Highways, have Regiilated part 
of tlie Highway that Leads from Success down to the house 
of David Allen, formerly Justice Tredwell's, Begiuing at 
the S. E. Side of the barn of the Said David Allen that be- 
ing the Northwest Side of the highwa}", and rnning from 
thence a Northeast Course untill it comes to a Certain 
String of fence, and then Euning Along Said fence untill it 
comes to the house of the Said David Allen, the Breadth of 
Said Highway to be four liods. 

George Hewlett 
Dan'l Rapelje 
Lawr^ince Denton 

The above Enter'd and Compared wdtli the Original by 

Jno Schenck, Clerk 



This Indenture made the Twenty tiftii day of April in 
the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Eighty nine, 
Between Charles Simonson of North Hempstead in Queens 
County and State of New York, and Pliebe his Wife of the 
one part and James Cornwell of the Same place of the oth- 
er part Witnesseth, that the Said Charles Simonson and 
Phebe his Wife for and in Consideration of the Just and 
full Sum of Seven hundred and Fifty pounds Current mon- 
ey of New York To him in hand paid by the Said James 
Cornwell at and before the Ensealing and Delivery of these 
presents the Receipt is hereby Acknowledged and himself 
therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid and thereof 
and of Every part and parcel Thereof, doth hereby forever 

Page 111. 

aquitt Exonerate Release and fully Discharge him the Said 
James Cornwell his heirs Executors and Administrators 
Every of them hath given granted Bargained Sold and by 
these presents doth give grant bargain and Sell unto him 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 387 

the Said James Cornwell and his heirs and Assigns forever 
all that part of a Cert lin Messuage Tenements and Lotts 
of Land and premises Situate on the North Side of the 
great plains in North hempstead Aforesaid, That is to Say, 
begining at a Maple Standing in Herricks pond, So Called, 
From Thence Runing South tifty four Degrees East Sev- 
enty live Links of Chain to a Chesnut, Thence Runing 
South Eleven Degrees and a half East Eleven Chains and 
Thirty Six Links, Thence South Twelve Degrees East 
Eighteen Chains and Twenty live Links, Thence North 
Eighty Two Degrees and a half East Twelve Chains and 
Twent}' Links, Thence South Eighty Seven and a half East 
one Chain and forty five Links, Thence North Eighty one De- 
grees East Seven Chains and Twenty links. Then North two 
and three quarters west Ten Chains and Eighty two Links, 
Then South Eighty one and a half west Seven Chains and 
forty Links, then North Six and a half west Seven Chains 
and forty Links, then North Six and a half west Eleven 
Chains and Sixty Nine links. Then North Seven and a 
. half west Twelve chains and Nineteen links. Thence North 
three west Eight Chains and Thirty Nine links Thence 
North Seventy Eight and one half w'estNine Chains, Thence 
South one and a Quarter west Three Chains, Thence AVest- 
erly by the Land of Joseph Smith to the first Boundary or 
place of begining. Containing Seventy three Acres and 
Ninety Two Square Rods within the Said Bounds, Also a 
piece or parcel of plain Land Lying Opposite Southerly of 
the Heretofore Mentioned Premises, Bounded Northerly by 
the Highway, Easterly by James Smith's Land, Southerly 
by Silas Willis's, and Westerly by Samuel Townsend's 
Land, Containing Sixteen Acres and one hundred and Nine 
Square Rods, be the Same more or Less, and also the one 
Equal Moiety or half part of Twenty Acres of Wood Land 
Situate in North henqistead Aforesaid, Bounded as follow^- 
etli, Vi/, Southerly partly by Daniel Searing and partly by 
Thomas Appleb^-'s land, Easterly by the Said Thomas Ap- 
])leby, Northerly by the Said Thomas A]q)leby, and West- 



388 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

erlj partly by Samuel Searing and partly by Daniel Searing's 
Land, being the whole bounds of the Said Twenty Acres of 
Timber Land Taken off from the North End of the Said Twen- 
ty Acres of Timber Laud, Together with all and Singular the 
Houses out houses Barns Stables gardens Fences orchards 
Pastures Woods and Under Woods with all and Every of their 
Improvements and Appurtenances with the Reversions and 
Remainders thereof thereunto Belonging or any Ways there- 
unto belonging or Appertaining, To have and to hold all 
and Singular the heretofore granted or meant to be grant- 
ed Messuage Tenements of Lands and premises with all 
and Every of their Appurtenances unto him the Said James 
Cornwell his heirs and Assigns to the only proper use Ben- 
efit and behoof From henceforth and forever, And the Said 
Charles Simonson For himself his Executors and Adminis- 
trators doth hereby Covenant promise grant and Agree to 

Page 112. 

and with him the Said James Cornwell and his heirs and 
Assigns in Manner and form following, That is to Say, that 
the Said Charles Simonson at The Time of the Ensealing 
and Delivery of these presents was the true Sole and Law- 
full owner of all and Singular the heretofore Granted or 
Intended to be granted Messuage Tenements Lotts of Land 
and premises, and that he had in himself good Right full 
power and Lawfull Authority to Sell and Dispose of the 
Same in Manner Aforesaid and that he was Lawfully Seiz- 
ed and Possessed of the Same, as also that the Same Prem- 
ises and Every pai-t and parcel thereof is free and Clear 
from all Intanglements and Incumbrances Whatsoever, 
Lastly the Said Charles Simonson the Said Messuages Ten- 
ements Pieces or parcels of Land and premises with all and 
Every of their Appurtenances unto the Said James Corn- 
well and to his heirs and Assigns forever against the Just 
and Lawfull Claim or Pretences of all manner of person or 
persons Shall and will Warrent and by these presents for- 
ever Defend the Same, And I the Said Pliebe Simonson the 



HEMr.STEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 389 

Wife of the S.iid Charles Simonsou do by these presents 
for the Consideration Aforesaid, Yiekl give up and Release 
all the Eight Title Interest and Claim which I now have or 
hereafter may have oli' in or to the hereby or heretofore 
granted or Meant to be granted Messuage Tenements Pieces 
or Parcels of Laud and Premises and Every part and par- 
cel Thereof by Virtue of my Right of Dower or Power of 
thirds in the 8ame unto him the Said James Cornwell and 
to his heirs and Assigns forever to his and their own proper 
use Benefit and behoof from henceforth and forever. In 
AVitness Avhereof Ave the Said Charles Simonsou and Phebe 
Simonsou his Wife have hereunto Interchangably Set Their 
hands and fixed their Seals the Day and year first herein 
Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of Charles Simonson (S) 

Thomas Williams 
John Williams Jun'r Phebe Simonson (S) 

Queens } 
County 5 

be it Remembered that on the 16th day of September in 
the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Ninety Three, came personally before me John Schenck 
one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Said 
County, Charles Simonsou and Phebe his Wife the grant- 
ors of the Within Deed and Acknowledged that they Sign- 
ed Sealed and delivered the Same freely for the purposes 
therein Mentioned and the Said Phebe being by me Exam- 
ined Separate and Apart from her hiisband Acknowledged 
that She Executed the Same Without any Compulsion or 
fear of her Said Husband, and I having perused the Same 
Deed and finding no Rasures nor Interliuations therein do 
allow it to be Recorded 

Jno Schenck 

The above Deed Entered and Compared with the Origin- 
al hy 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



390 hempstead town ilecordw. 

Page 113. 

October 22 1796. we the Subscribers, Commissioners of 
Highways have Regulated a Road or HigliAvay on Great 
Neck in North Hempstead, Beginiiig at the Main Road 
That Leads Through The Middle of Said Neck, and Run- 
iug from Thence Along South Side of Bogg Meadow to the 
Red Brook, from Thence as the Road Now runs to Thomas 
Tredwells Gate, Tljence as the Road runs between the Said 
Thomas Tredwells House and Barn Down to the Landing, 
Allowing the Owners of The Land to hang Three good 
Easy Swinging Gates of the Usual wedth for Carriages to 
pass Through. 

George Hewlett. 
Dan'l Rapel.te 
Lawrence Denton. 

The Above Entered and Compared AVitli the Original bj 

Jno Schenck Clk 



At a General ToAvnmeeting held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1797. at the House of John B. Kissam, The Fol- 
lowing Persons were Chosen Town Officers for the Ensu- 
ing Year. 

Constable and Collectcn- John Burtis Jur 

Supervisor Andries Hegeman. 

Assessors John W. Seaman, John M. Smith, Sylvenus 
Smith, Minne Onderdonk A' WilUani Mitchell. 

Overseers of the Poor William Williams and Lawrence 
Denton. 

Commissioners of Highways Daniel Rapelje, George 
Onderdouck and Valentine Williams. 

Fence Viewers Thomas Williams Benjamin V. Dewater, 
John Thorne, William Dodge, John Thorne Ju'r, Peter On- 
derdouck, Daniel Toffey, Timothy Smith. 

Pounder Isaac Hagner, 



HEMPSTEAD TOAVN KECOEDS. 391 

Overseers of Highways Daii'l Mott Bottom of Cow 
neck, Jolm Hegeman, M. Neck, Heiidrick Brinkerhoof, H. 
Neck, Eicliard Manet, H. Harbour, Ebenezer Kecler bot- 
tom of G. Neck, Philip Allen, Upper part G. Neck, Rod- 
man Hicks, Success, Coe Searing, Searingtown, Daniel Tof- 
fey, E. part Herricks, Willet Lawrence, west part Her- 
ricks, Amos Hubbs, West part Westbury, Joshua Powel, 
East part westbury, Valentine Williams, west District 
Northside, Benjamin Tredwell, East Do, Israel Pearsall, E. 
Side H. Harbour. 

Richard Valentine, Peter Titus and John W. Seaman 
were Chosen to Regulate Sheeppartings with the Usual 
power 

John Schenck Clerk. 

Commissioners of Schools John W. Seaman, Thomas 

Page 114. 

Appleby, John Kissam, Benjamin Tredwell Sen'r, Sylvenus 
Smith. 

The Supervisor and Andrew Onderdonck were Chosen to 
Examine the Collectors Book and Report at the Next An- 
nual Town Meeting. 

At the Same Townmeeting it was agreed and Voted That 
the Overseers of the poor do agree with Some person in 
the Town to Take all the poor that are Supported by the 
ToM^n upon Such Terms as they Can Agree, and if they 
Canncjt find any That will Take them all or if They Cannot 
Agree, Then to have them Supported in the Usual way. 

At the Same Town Meeting it was agreed and Voted 
That the Overseers of the i)oor Do Sell (if they can) The 
Towns Right in the Land at Hempstead where our Poor 
house Stood which was Fenced in for the iise of the Poor, 
and give a Quitt Claim for it in Behalf of the Town. 

Entered By 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



392 HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECORDS. 

North Hempstead May 4th 1797 We the Subscribers Com- 
missioners of Highways for the Town of North Hempstead, 
have at the Eequest of Pliilip Allen Taken A View of, and 
find that A highway has been Laid out on Greatneck in the 
Said Town in the year 1705-6 four Eods Wide to Lead from 
Tredwells gate Westwardly To the Sound, Thence North- 
wardly to Haviland's Land, Ave do find the Said Highway 
to begin from the highway That Leads from the Ked Brook 
to Thomas Tredwell's, The Said highway to run on the 
South Side of Thomas Tredwell's Wood Land and Or- 
chard, Thence Nearly the Same Course Northerly of Some 
pear Trees, Thence Nearly the Same Course Northerly of 
Some Other pear Trees Near the Burying ground to the. 
Sound, Thence Northeily beloAV a Stone fence to Hewlett's 
Land (formerly Haviland's) and find the Same to be Neces- 
sary and Approve Thereof. 

Dan'l Rapelje 

Valentine Williams 
George Ondekdonk 

Entered and Compared A\'ith the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clk 



Page 115. 

North Hempstead Novem'r 24tli 1797. AVhereas we 
Daniel Rapelje Valentine Williams and George Onderdonk 
Commissioners of Highways for the Town of Northemp- 
stead Did on the fourth day of may Last Take a View of 
and Regulate a highway on Great Neck in Said Town which 
Highway begins at the highway that Leads from the red 
brook to Thomas Tredwell's, and Leads from thence West 
wardly to the Sound, and which Regulation is Entered in 
the Records of the Said Town, and Whereas the Overseer 
of the Highways of the District where Said Highway is, has 
(without Just cause as we Think) Complained that the 
bounds of Said highway is not Sufficiently Described 
Therefore, in Order to give Every Satisfaction in Our 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 393 

power we have Agreed to give the following Additional De- 
scription of Said highway, our Judgment and Determin- 
ation is that the Said highway begins at the Southeast 
Corner of Thomas Tredwell's woodland near the Said 
Thomas TredAvell's gate, Leading from thence Avesterly 
along and Joyning the South Side of the partition fence 
between the Land of the Said Thomas Tredwell (being 
his Woodland and Orchard) and the Land of Thomas 
Woolley, the Said fence to be the North bounds of Said 
Highway untill it Comes to the Southwest Corner of Said 
Tredwell's Land, Thence Runing Nearly the Same Course 
untill it Comes to Some pear Trees Standing on the South 
side of Said highway, Thence Nearly the Same Course to 
Some Other ])ear Trees on the South Side of Said High- 
way, the Said ))ear trees to be the South Boiinds of Said 
Highway, Thence Continuing the Last mentioned Course 
to the Sound, Thence Northerly on the Westerly Side of 
A Stone fence and Joyning Thereto untill it comes to Hew- 
lett's land, formerly Havilands, the Said highway to be 
four Rods wide as regulated by our other Record, and at 
the Request of the Said Thomas Woolley we do hereby 
give him Liberty to hang Three good Easy Swinging gates 
on the Said Highway he keeping them in good repair. 

Dan'l Rapelje 
Valentine Williams 
George Ondekdonk 
Entered and Compared With the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clk 



This Indentiu'e made the Ninth day of August in the year 
of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Sev- 
en l)y and between Benjamin Tredwell of the Town of North 
Hem])stead in Queens County and State of New York, 
Merchant, aii<l Susanna his. Wife of the one part, ami Ja- 
camiah Akerly of the City of New York of the other part, 
Witnesseth, that we tlie Said Benjamin Tredwell and 



394 hempstead town recokds. 

Page 116. 

Susanna bis Wife For and in Consideration of the Just and 
Full Sum of One hundred pounds Current money of the 
State of New York to us in hand well and Truly paid or 
Secured to be paid by the Said Jacamiah Akerly the Re- 
ceipt whereof we do hereby Acknowledge and Ourselves 
Therewith fully Contented Satisfied and paid and thereof 
and of and from Every part and parcell Thereof do Acquit 
Exonerate and fully Discharge him the Said Jacamiah Ak- 
erly his heirs Executors and Administrators for Ever by 
these presents hath given granted bargained Sold Alienat- 
ed Enfeeoffed Assured Conveyed and Confirmed and by 
these presents doth give grant Bargain Sell Alienate En- 
feeofl:' Assure Convey and Confirm unto him the Said Ja- 
camiah Akerly his heirs and Assigns for Ever all that of 
one Certain piece of Marsh Situate in the Township of 
North herapstead Aforesaid, the Same being Butted and 
bounded as followeth, Viz, Begining at the Northwest Cor- 
ner of the Said Jacamiah Akerly's Land, and Rvming from 
Thence North Eighty Seven Degrees and an half west to 
the Creek or Channel, from thence Runing Southerly by 
the Said Creek or Channel to John Burtis'is Marsh, from 
thence Runing Eastwardly by the Said John Burtis'es 
Marsh to the Said Jacamiah Akerly's Land, from thence 
Runing Northwestwardly by the Said Jacamiah Akerly's 
Land to the first Station or place of begining. Containing 
Two Acres be the Same more or Less, Together with the 
benefitt profits and all the Appurtenances Thereunto be- 
longing or in any wise appertaining, To have and to hold 
all the above Said granted premises with all and Singular 
the Appurtenances thereunto belonging unto him the Said 
Jacamiah Akerly his heirs and Assigns forever, and we the 
Said Benjamin Tredwell and Susanna his wife do Cove- 
nant grant and agree for us our heirs Executors and Ad- 
ministrators to and with him the Said Jacamiah Akerly his 
heirs and Assigns that at the Time of the Ensealing and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 395 

before the Deliven- of these presents we the Said Benja- 
min Tredwell and Susanna his Wife was the true Sole and 
Lawfull Owners of the above Said granted Premises and 
was Lawfully Possessed of the Same in their own Right of 
a good perfect Absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple 
and had in Themselves good Right full power and Lawfull 
Authority to Sell and Dispose of the Same in Manner as 
Abovesaid, and that the Said Jacamiah Akerly and his 
heirs and Assigns Shall and may from time to time for Ev- 
er hereafter, Have Hold use Occupy Command Possess 
and Enjoy all the Abovesaid granted Premises free and 
Clear and freely and Clearly Acquitted Exonerated and 
fully Discharged off and from right of Dower and all man- 
ner of Incumbrances Whatsoever and further we the Said 
Benjamin Tredwell and Susanna his Wife do Covenant 
bind and Oblige Ourselves our heirs Executors and Ad- 
ministrators to warrant Secure and forever Defend all the 
above Said granted Premises unto him the Said Jacamiah 
Akerly and his heirs and Assigns for Ever Against the Just 

Page 117. 

and Lawfull Claim or Claims of any Manner of person or 
persons AVhatsoever, as Witness our hands and Seals the 
day and year first above Written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the Presence of us Benjamin Thedwell (S) 

Jno Schenck 

Henry Hawxhurst Susanna Tredwell (S) 

Queens } 
County ^ '  

Be it Remembered That on the Ninth dav of August in 
the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Ninety Seven, came before me John Schenck one of the 
Judges of the Court of Conimon Pleas for the Said County, 
Benjamin Tredwell and Susanna his Wife the Giantor of 
the Within Deed and Severallv Acknowledged That thev 



396 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Sig;iied and Sealed the Same freely for the purposes There- 
in Mentioned, and the Said Susanna being by me Examined 
Seperate and Apart from her husband Acknowledged that 
she Executed the Same Without any Compulsion fear 
or threats from her Husband, and I having perused the 
Same Deed and finding no rasures nor luterlinations therein 
d(^ allow it to be recorded, and I Certify that I Know the 
Said Benjamin Tredwell and Susanna his Wife to be the 
persons Described in and who Executed the Avithin Deed 

Jno Schenck. 

The foregoing Deed Entered and Compared with the 

Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



North Hempstead Queens County March 31st 1798. We 
the Subscribers Commissioners of highw'ays, having by the 
Eequest of Richard Allen Agreed to Exchange a Certain 
Road that leads from the main Road to David Aliens Mills, 
the Said Road now to begin at the road leading through 
Greatneck, the. Said road Runing on the South Side of an 
Apple Tree to be the North Side of Said Road runing 
Westerly to the Partition fence between David Allen and 
Richard Allen, then wdiere the Said fence Now Stands to be 
the South Side of Said Road untill it comes to the South- 
west Corner of Richard Allen's Laud, and by Consent of 
David Allen the road to run Westerly to the Bridge, thence 
runing down to David Allen's Mills as the road now runs, 
the above Said road to be three Rods Wide, and at the Re- 
quest of Richard Allen and David Allen we do hereby give 
Each of them Liberty to hang three good and Easy Swing- 
ing gates on Said highway and keep them in good repair. 

Dan'l Rapelje 
George Onderdonk 
Valentine Williams 

The above Entered and Compared With the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



hempstead town records. 397 

Page 118. 

At a general Townmeetiiig held ou the liist Tuesday in 
April 1798. at the house of Isaac Hagner at Herricks, The 
following persons were Chosen Town officers for the Ensu- 
ing year, Viz, 

Constable and Collector James Poole Jun'r 

Supervisor Andries Hegeman 

Assessors John W. Seaman, John M. Smith, Silvenus 
Smith, Minne Onderdonk and William Mitchell. 

Overseers of the Poor Timothy Smith, Lawrence Denton. 

Commissioners of highWays James Sell, Thomas Dodge, 
Obadiah Town send 

Fence Viewers, Thos Williams, Benjamin \'auDewater, 
John Thorne, William Dodge, John Thome Ju'r, Peter 
Onderdonk, Dau'l Toffey, Timothy Smith. 

Pounder Isaac Hagner. 

Overseers of highways Dan'l Mott, Bottom cow Neck, 
Joseph Onderdonk, Middle Neck, Hendrick Briukerhof, 
Head Neck, William Onderdonk, H. Harbour, William 
Remsen, bottom Cf Neck, Philip Allen, uper District Great 
Neck, Norris Hicks, Success, Coe Searing, S. Town, Jonas 
Denton, East District of Herricks, Barnt Van Wyck, West 
Do, Amos Hubbs, West District of Westbury, Joshua 
Powell, East Do, Jacob Valentine, West District of North 
Side plains, Edmund Post, East Do North side, Israel Pear- 
sail, East Side H. Harbour. 

Rich'd Valentine, John W. Seaman & Peter Titus to 
Regulate Sheeppartings 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

Commissioners of Schools Thomas Applebe, John K's- 
sam, Benjamin Tredwell, Silvanus Smith, Richard Town- 
send Jun'r 

The Supervisor & John Kissam were Chosen to Examine 
the Collectors books and Report at the Next annual Town 
Meeting 



398 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

At the Same Townmeeting, as above, it was Agreed and 
Voted, that the Suit brought against the Commissiouers of 
highways of Last yeav by Thomas AVoolley, Shall be Defend- 
ed at the Expence of the Town. 

It was Likewise Voted at the Said Townmeeting, (that as 
a line of live Dollars hath been Taken from Ebenezer Kecler 
Overseer of highways on great Neck Last year for Not 
Opening and Clearing a highway in his District) that the 
Same be Returned to the Said Ebenezer Kecler. 

The Aliove Entered by 

Jxo ScHENCK Clerk. 



At a Townmeeting held in North Hempstead at the house 
of Isaac Haguer on the Thirteenth da}' of July 1798, it was 
Voted Unanimously (that the Vote passed at the Last annual 
Townmeeting for Defending the Snit brought against the 
Commissioners of Highways for Said Town of the Last year 
at the Expence of the Town) be Repealed and is made Null 
and Void. 

Entered by 

John Schenck Clerk. 



Page 119. 

At a general Tow-nmeeting held on the first Tnesda}' in 
April 1799, at the house of Isaac Hagner at Herricks, the 
following persons were Chosen Town Officers for the En- 
suing year, to Witt, 

Constable and Collector James Pool Junior, 

Supervnsor Andries Hegeman 

Assessors John W. Seaman, John M. Smith, Minne On- 
derdonck, Silvanus Smith William Mitchell. 

Overseers of the Poor Timothy Smith, Lawrence Denton. 

Commissioners of Higlnvays James Sell, Thomas Dodge, 
Obadiah Townsend. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 399 

Fence Viewers Thomas Williams, Benjamin Van De AVat- 
er, Jolin Tliorne, William Dodge, John Tliorne Ju'r, Peter 
Onderdonck, Daniel Totfey, Timoth}- Smith. 

Overseers of Highways Abraham Brinkerhotf, .bottom of 
Cow Neck, Joseph Onderdonck, Middle Neck, Singleton 
Mitchell, Head Cow Neck, Nicholas Wilson, hempstead 
harbour, William Remson, Bottom great neck, Philip Allen, 
head of great Neck, Norris Hicks, Success, Austin Williams, 
Searing Town, AVilliam Duryea, East district of herricks, 
Barnt Van Wyck, west Do Herricks, Samuel Hicks, west 
District of Westbury, Joshua Powel, East Do, Jacob Val- 
entine, Western District North Side plains, Joseph Burt, 
East Do, Israel Pearsall, East Side H. Harbour. 

Richard Valentine, John W. Seaman. Peter Titus were 
Chosen to Regulate Sheep partings 

Isaac Hagner Pounder 
John Schenck Town Clerk 

Commissioners of Schools Thomas Applebe, John Kis- 
sam, Benjamin Tredwell, Silvanus Smith, Richard Town- 
send Junior. 

Andries Hegeman, and John Kissam were Chosen to 
Examine the Collectors books and Report at the next an- 
nual Townmeeting. 

at the above Townmeeting it was agreed and voted that 
the Cost attendant on a Suit brought by Thomas Woolley 
against the Commissioners of Highw^ays of this Town of 
1797, be paid by the Town. 

The above Entered and Compared with the Original By 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



We James Sell, Thomas Dodge and Obadiah Townsend 
Commissioners of HigliAvays for North Hempstead in 
Queens County, having been Requested by Joseph Hewlet 
of Great Neck in Said Town to lay out A Road for him 
through the Land of Thomas Woolley to the Publick High- 



400 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

way that leads to Thomas Tredwell's, have agreed and do 
Lay out A Road for the Said Joseph Hewlet and his heirs 
and Assigns forever, to begin at the Southeasterly Corner 
of Said Joseph Hewlet's land, and to run from thence on 
the land of the Said Thomas Woolley Joining the Wester- 
l}' line of Thomas Tredwell's Land, to the Southwesterly 
Corner of Said Tredwell's Land, Theuce Easterly by Said 
Tredwell's land to the Al)ovosaid Highway at Tredwell's 
gate, we having agreed with the Said Hewlet that he and 
his heirs and Assigns Will make and maintain half of the 
Fence between the S<iid Road and Thomas Woolley's land, 
and Thomas Woolley the Other half and that the Said Jos- 
Page 120. 

eph Hewlet and his heirs and Assigns will Maintain half 
the fence Joyning Thomas Tredwell's Land which was 
heretofore Maintained by Thomas Woolley Joining Said 
Road, the Said Woolley to Leave all the fence Standing as 
it noAv Stands Joyning Thomas Tredwell's Land, The Said 
Road to be Two rods Wide all the way westerly and South- 
erly from the Partition fence between the Land of the Said 
Thomas Woolley and Thomas Tredwell, Witness our hands 
November 6th 17119. 

James Sell 
Tho's Dodge 
Obadiah Townsend 

We whose names are under subscribed being the Jurors 
that Valued the Land and the Damage That Thomas Wool- 
ley will Sustain on account of the Above Said Road, do up- 
on our Oath's Say that Thomas Woolley does Sustain Dam- 
age Thereby to the Amount of one hundred and Twenty 
live Dollars. 

WiLMOT Oakley. Elias Burtis. Sam'l Dorlon. 
Timothy Cornwell. Daniel Bedell. Thomas Carman. 
MiCA.TAH Mott. Joseph Pettit. Isaac Clows. 

James Raynor, Henry Raynor. Singleton Mitchell. 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 401 

November 6tli 171)9. 

We whose Names are liereunder Subscribed being two 
of the Justices of the peace for Queens County, Residing 
in North Hempstead, do Set and Appraise the Vahie of the 
Land and Damages Sustained by Said Road at the Sum 
found by the Above Jury. 

Witness our hands November ()th 1799, 

Jno Schenck 
John M. Smith. 

Entered and Compared With The Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 

North Hempstead September 9tli 1800. then Received 
of Joseph L. Hewlet the Sum of one hundred and Twenty 
five Dollars Avliich I Carried and paid to Thomas Woolley 
in full for a Road laid out and Appraised by Two Justices 
and Twelve men, paid in presence of his three Daughters 

by me 

James Sell 
one of the Commissioners of highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead ... 125 Dols. 

Enter'd by 

Jno Schenck Clk 



This Indenture made the first day of may in the year of 
our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Eight 
by and between Abraham Brinkerhotf of the Town of North 
Hempstead in Queens County and State of New York and 
Gitty his Wife of the one part, and Doctor Charles Mitch- 
ell of the Same place of the other part, Witnesseth, that 
the Said Abraham Brinkerhoff for and in Consideration of 
the Sum of Five hundred and fifty pounds Current money 
of New York to him in hand paid by the Said Charles 
Mitchell the Receipt whereof he the Said Abraham Brink- 



402 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

erliotf doth by these presents AckiKjwledge and himself 
therewith to be Satisfied and paid and thereof and from 

Page 121. 

Every part thereof doth Discharge him the Said Charles 
Mitchell, hath given granted Bargained Sold Alienated Eu- 
feeotfed Released Conveyed and Confirmed and by these 
presents doth give grant bargain Sell Alienate Enfeeoff re- 
lease Convey and Confirm unto the Said Charles Mitchell 
and to his heirs and Assigns forever, all that of one certain 
piece or parcell of Land Situate Near Cowneck in the Town 
of North Hempstead Aforesaid, being butted and bounded 
as follows Begining at the Southwest Corner of the Said 
piece of Land Joining Benjamin Tredwells land and Na- 
thaniel Oakley's Woodland, and runing by Said Oakley's 
Land North Sixteen degrees and three quarters West Fifty 
Seven Bods and Nineteen Links, from thence South Eighty 
three Degrees west fourteen rods and Twenty Links, from 
thence North Twenty Nine Degrees and one Quarter West 
Eighty Six rods to the Said Charles Mitchell's Land at a 
Brook, from thence North Fifty four Degrees and an half 
East four rods and Twenty Two Links, from thence Nine- 
teen Degrees and an half East Ten Rods and Seventeen 
Links, thence North Thirty four Degrees and an half East 
Seven rods and fifteen Links by Said Charles Mitchell's 
Land to Jacob and Peter Brinkerhoff's Land, thence by 
Said Brinkerhoff's land South forty Seven Degrees East 
Twenty Two rods and Twenty two links, thence South 
Thirty degrees and one quarter East Twenty two Rods and 
Twenty links, thence South Thirty two Degrees and one 
quarter East Ninety Five rods and Six links, thence North 
Sixty one Degrees and one Quarter East Seventy Eight 
rods, thence South Forty Seven Degrees East Twenty one 
rods and Seventeen links, thence South Fifteen Degrees 
and three quarters East Fifty five rods and Six Links to 
the great Woods, thence South Eighty Eight degrees and 
one half west Twenty four rods and Eight Links, thence 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 403 

South Eighty Six Degrees west Twenty Three rods, thente 
North oue Degree aud one quarter west Six rods aud four- 
teen links, thence South Eighty four Degrees aud one 
quarter Avest Sixty nine rods to the phice of begining, 
bounded tht; four last mentioned Courses ])artly by land 
Lately of Benjamin Smith Deceased and partly \)y Land of 
Benjamin Tredweli, Coutaiuiug Fifty Two Acres Three 
quarters and Twenty one rods, be there more or Less With- 
in the Said Described bounds. Together with all and Sin- 
gular the fences Trees Woods under Wood water and Water 
Courses and all other the l)enetits and Appurtenances 
thereunto belonging or in any Wise Appertaining with all 
the Estate right Title Claim and Demand an hatsoever of 
him the Said Abraham Brinkerhoti' in or to the Same and 
Also A priveledge for the Said Charles and his heirs and 
Assigns of a Drift and Carriage Avay from the land hereby- 
granted Over the land Lately Sold by the Said Abraham 
Brinkerhoff to Nathaniel Oakley to the higliAvay to pass 
and Repass where it is Convenient agreeable to an Instru- 
ment in Writing under the hand and Seal of Peter Monfort 
to Abraham Monfort bearing date 22d may 1725 and Like- 
wise reserving A privelege in Like Manner to Jaeol) and 
Peter Brinkerholi' and their heirs and Assigns of passing 
and Repassing over the Laud hereby granted to and fi'om 
the land of the Said Nathaniel Oakley, To have and to hold 
all and Singular the above Described land and Premises with 
all and Singular the Appurtenances thereunto belonging or 
in any Wise Appertaining unto the Said Charles Mitchell 
and to his heirs aud Assigns to his aud their Sole and 
proper use and behoof forever, and I the Said Abraham 
Brinkerhoft" do Covenant and Agree to and with the Said 
Charles Mitchell that at the Time of Sealing these pres- 
ents I am the True and Lawfull Owner of the Above De- 
scribed Land and premises and have good right and Au- 
thority to Convey the Same in Manner as Abovesaid To- 
gether with the Reversion and Reversions Remainder A: 
Remainders thereof and that the Same is free and Clear 



404 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

from all former jjjrants Mortgages Executions and other In- 
cumbrances whatsoever made or done by me the Said 
Abraham Brinkerhoff and that the Said Charles Mitchell 
aud his heirs and Assigns may from time to Time and at 

Page 12'2. 

all Times hereafter Quietly and peacibly have hold possess 
Occupy and Enjoy the Same without the Lett hindrance 
molestation or Denial of him the Said Abraham Brinkerhoff 
or any Claiming or to Claim by from or under him, Lastly 
the Said Abraham Brinkerhoff' for himself and his heirs doth 
Covenant and Agree to and With the Said Charles Mitch- 
ell aud his heirs and Assigns to Warrant and Defend the 
above Described and hereby Intended to be granted land 
and Premises against the Just and Lawfull Claims of all 
persons Whatsoever, and I Gitty the wife of Abraham 
Brinkerhoff do by these presents and for the Consideration 
above. Surrender aud Set over unto the Said Charles Mitch- 
ell and to his heirs aud Assigns all my right of Dower in 
and to the land and Premises above Described, In Witness 
whereof we the Said Abraham Briukerhoff and Gitty his 
Wife have hereunto Set our hands and Seals the date 
above. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of Ab'm Brinkerhoff (S) 

Jno Schenck 

Dan'l Kapelje Gitty Brinkerhoff (S) 

Queens } 
County j) 

Be it Kemembered that on the first day of may in the 

year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety 

Eight, came before me John Schenck one of the Judges of 

the Court of Common Pleas for Said County, Abraham 

Brinkerhoff and Gitty his Wife the Grantors of the Within 

Deed and Severally Acknowledged that they Signed Sealed 

and Delivered the Same for the uses and 2>^ii'poses therein 

mentioned aud the Said Gitty being by me Examined Sep- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 405 

erate and apeit from lier livisband Acknowledged that She 
Executed the Same Without any Compulsion fear or threats 
of her Husband, I having perused the Same Deed and 
finding no liasures nor Interlinnings therein do Allow it to 
be Recorded and I Certify that I know the Said Abraham 
Brinkerhotf and Gitty his Wife to be the persons Described 
in and Avho Executed the Within Deed. 

Jno Schenck. 

The foregoing Deed Entered and Compared with the 
Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



We James Sell, Thomas Dodge and Obadiah Townsend 
Commissioners of Highways for the Town of North Hemp- 
stead, being Called upon by Samuel Herald to Establish a 
Certain highway Leading from Oysterbay line on the North 
Side of Jackson Mott's house to Duck cove by Consent of 
Jackson Mott and Samuel Herald we have Confirmed or 
Established the Said highway from Oysterbay line as laid 
out formerly and entered on Record, untill it meets with 
Samuel Herald's laud (formerly Thomas Cheesemans), from 
thence on the South Side and Joining Said Herald's land 
to the bay and to Low Waters mark. 

North Hempstead September 20th 1799. 

James Sell 
Thomas Dodge 
Obadiah Townsend. 

Compared with the Original and Enter'd by 

Jno Schenck Clk 

Page 123. 

We James Sell, Thomas Dod<>e and Obadiah Townsend 
Commissioners for Laying out Highways in North Hemp- 
stead, being called upon by the Inhaljitants of Westbury in 
Said Town, have laid out the following Highways, Viz, first 



406 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

we have laid out a Highway four rods wide, begiiiiug at a 
Stake or Stoue on the East Side of the South Road that 
leads from the friends meeting house at westburv across 
the phiins to Thomas Balding's, and so to Newbridge Neck, 
runing thence from Said road South easterly on a Direct 
line to a Stake or Stone at the corner of Ezekiel Balding's 
Fiekl, the Said Highway being on the Southwest Side of 
the Said Stakes or Stones, and from thence as the road 
now runs to the South of Richard Balding's land, untill it 
comes to the Country road between Jesse BaldiDg's and 
the Widow Sarah Powell's 

also a Highway begining at Richard Jackson's at the 
Edge of the plains on the road leading From Robert Wil- 
lits'es, and thence Southardly as the road Now runs untill 
it comes to the Country road between James Peters'es and 
John Simouson's, three rods Wide. 

Likewise another Highway begining at the main road 
from the Meeting house to Jericho at the end of the lane 
leading from Daniel Titus'es, thence runing Southard be- 
tween the Land of Daniel Titus and Joshua Powell, and so 
on untill it conies to the highway on the Plains tirst men- 
tioned as laid out by us. Witness our hands March "iSth 
1800. 

James Sell 
Oeediah Townsend 
Thomas Dodge. 

Entered and Compared with the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



At the Annuid Town meeting held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1800 At the house of Isaac Hagner, the following per- 
sons were Chosen Town officers Viz, 

Constalde and Collector James Pool Jun"r 

Supervisor Andries Hegeman 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 407 

Assessors Valeutiiie Williams, John M. Smith, Minne 
Oiiderdouk, Timothy Smith, Thomas C. Thorne. 

Overseers of the poor Timothy Smith, Lawrence Den- 
ton, 

Commissioners of highways James Sell, Hewlet Corn- 
well, Obadiah Towuseud. 

Fence Viewers Thomas Williams, Benj'n Van D. Wa- 
ter, John Thorne, William Dodge, John Thorne Ju'r, Peter 
Onderdonk, Daniel Toftey,. Jonas Denton. 

Overseers of highways Abraham Brinkerholi", Bottom of 
Cow neck, Joseph Onderdonk, Middle of Neck, Peter 
Brinkerhoff, head Neck, Nicholas Wilson, H. Harbour, 
Samuel Allen, bottom great neck, Philip Allen, head Neck, 

Page 124. 
Charles Cornwell, Success, Austin Williams, Searing Town, 
William Williams, East District, Herricks, Wright Nichols, 
west Do, Samuel Hicks, west District of Westbury, Joshua 
Powell, East Do, George Williams, West District, North 
Side, Joseph Burt, east Do, Richard Kirk, E. Side H. Har- 
bour. 

John W. Seaman, Richard Valentine, Peter Titus, to 
Regulate Sheeppartings. 

Isaac Hagner Pounder 

John Schenck Town Clerk. 

Commissioners of Schools Thomas Applebe, John Kis- 
sam, Benjamin Tredwell, Silvanus Smith, Richard Town- 
send Jnn'r 

Andries Hegeman and John Kissam were Chosen to Ex- 
amine the Collectors book and Report at the next annual 
Town meeting. 

At the Same Town Meeting it was agreed and Voted that 
the Overseers of tlie po(n- have power and that they do Sell 
the poor house belonging to the Town at Searing Town. 

Entered by 

Jno St'HENCK Clerk. 



408 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KEt'OUDS. 

At tlie Aiiiiual Townmeetiug held on the hist Tuesday in 
April 1801, at the house of Isaac Hagiier The following 
persons were Chosen Town Officers for the Ensuing year, 
To Witt, 

James Poole Jun'r Constable and Collector. 

Andries Hegemau Supervisor. 

John W. Seaman, Minue Onderdonk and Timothy Smith 
Assessors. 

Timothy Smith, Lawrence Denton, Overseers of the poor. 

James Sell Thomas Dodge aud ObadiahTownsend Com- 
missioners of Highways. 

Thomas Williams, Benjamin Van De Water, David Allen, 
William Dodge, John Thorne Jun'r, Peter Onderdonk, 
Barnt Van Wyck and Jonas Denton Fence Viewers. 

Overseers of Highways Adam Mott, bottom of Cow 
Neck, Lewis Hewlet, Middle Neck, Samuel Woolley, head 
Neck, Wilson Williams, H. Harbour, Samuel Allen, bottom 
great Neck; Philip Allen, head Neck, Eldert Cornwell, Suc- 
cess, Daniel Brinkerhoff, Searing Town, Samuel Davenport, 
East District Herricks, Willet Lawrence, West Do, Samuel 
Hicks, West district AVestbury, Edmond Post, East Do, 
George Williams, west district North Side plains, Charles 
Wright, East Do, Kichard Kirk East Side H. Harbour, 

Kichard Valentine, Peter Titus and John W. Seaman to 
Regulate Sheepparting. 

Isaac Hagner pounder. 

John Schenck Town Clerk. 

Thomas Applebee, John Ki.ssum, Benjamin Tredwcll, 
Silvanus Smith and Eichard Townsend Ju'r, Commission- 
ers of Schools. 

Andries Hegeman, and John Kii^sam were Chosen to 
Examine the Collectors books aud Make report at the Next 
annual Towumeeting. 

at the al)ove Town Meeting it A\as Agreed by the Major 
Vote that if the Commissioners of highways Lay out a 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 409 

highway from the Highway that leads froiu the head of 
Cowuec-k to Mitchell's mill westerly into Cowbay for a 
Lauding place the Town Will pay for the Same 

The Above Entered by 

Jxo ScHENCK Clerk. 



Page 125. 

This Indenture made the Twenty Seventh day of march 
in the year of our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven hun- 
dred and Ninety Three and in the Seveuteenth year of the 
Independance of the American United States, Between 
William Mott and mary his Wife and John Mott of the City 
of New York and Richard Mott and Joseph Mott of great 
neck in Queens County on the Island of Nassau in the State 
of New York of the one part, and AVilliam Remson of the 
Township of Brooklyn in Kings County Island and State 
aforesaid, farmer, of the other part, Wituesseth, that the 
Said William Mott John Mott Richard Mott and Joseph 
Mott for and in Consideration of the Sum of Seventeen 
hundred pounds Current Lawfull money of the State of 
New York to them in hand paid by the Said William Rem- 
son at and before the Ensealing and Delivery of these 
presents the receipt whereof They the Said William Mott 
John Mott Richard Mott and Joseph Mott doth hereby 
Acknowledge and themselves therewith fully and Entirely 
Satistied Contented and paid and Thereof and Therefrom 
and of and from Every part and parcel thereof they the 
Said WilHam Mott and Mary his Wife John Mott Richard 
Mott and Jose[)h Mott doth fully Clearly and Absolutely 
Acquitt Exonerate and Discharge the Said William Rem- 
son his heirs Executors and Administrators and Every of 
them forever by these presents, Have Granted Bargained 
Sold Conveyed Enfeeotted Aliened Assured and Confirmed 
and by these presents doth grant bargain Sell Convey 
Eufeeoli' Alien and Confirm unto him the Said William 



410 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

Reinsou and to his heirs aud Assigus forever, all that 
Certain Messuage Tenement or Lott of -Land where the 
New Dwelling house and barn Stands on Lying and being 
on Great Neck, So Called, in Queens County on Nas- 
sau Island in the State of New York, being butted and 
bounded as followeth, that is to Say, begining at the South- 
west corner of the farm b}- the lioad Leading Through 
great neck, from thence runing North Eighty five degrees 
East forty one Chains and Sixty Links along the Land of 
John Morrell, then South Eight degrees East Ten Chains 
and Seventy five Links to a Wallnut Tree, then along the 
Land of the Said Morrell North Eighty five degrees East 
Forty one Chains to Cow bay, then along the Said bay 
North Twent}' five degrees West Twenty Two Chains and 
Sixty Links to a Stake, thelice South Eighty Six degrees 
AVest Thirteen chains along the Land of the before Men- 
tioned Motts, Taking in a Certain Spring, Then along the 
Land of the Said Motts South Eighty Six degrees and fif- 
teen Minutes west Sixty two Chains ten links, then South 
Thirty Eight Degrees and Thirty Minutes west one Chain 
and Ninety four Links along the road, then along Sd road 
South Seventeen degrees East five chains and Eighty three 
Links, then South three degrees east five Chains and Six- 
teen Links to the place of begining. Containing one hun- 
dred and Thirty Acres, Bound North by the Land of Wil- 
liam, John, Richard and Joseph Mott, and East by the 
aforesaid Cowbay, South by John Morrell's Land, and 
AVest by the aforesaid Highway, Together with all and 
Singular the houses Edifices Buildings Barns Stables or- 
chards gardens pastures feedings fences Ways Easments 
profits Commodities priveledges Advantages Hereditaments 
and Appurtenances whatsoever to the Same Messuage Ten- 
ement or farm of Land belonging or in any wise appertain- 
ing, and Likewise Certain Lott f)f Wood Land Lying and 
being on great neck aforesaid, l)eing Butted and Bounded 
as follows that is to Say, begining at the South west Cor- 
ner and rnning South Eighty one Degrees and thirty min- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liECOllDS. 411 

utes East five Chains and eiglit Links to a white oak Tree, 
then East Three Chains, then North Seventy Seven degrees 
and thirty minutes. East along the Land of the aforesaid 
Motts Ten Chains and Seventy Links to a Stake, then 
North Twenty one Degrees East five Chains and Eighty 
Six huks, then North four Chains and Twenty five Links to 
a Stake, Then along the Woodland of the Said Motts Sonth 
Eighty Two Degrees West Twenty Two Chains and Fifty 
Links to a Stake, then Sonth Eleven Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East Eighty Chains and fifteen Links to a Birch 

Page 126. 

Tree the place of Beginiug, Containing Twenty Acres, 
Bounded North South East and West by the Laud and 
W^oodlaud of the Said William, John, Richard and Joseph 
Mott, Together with all and Singular the Wood under Wood 
Waters priveledges whatsoever thereunto Belonging, and a 
priveledge of a C^art way from the South east Corner of 
the Lott of Woodland Across the Land of the Said Wil- 
liam, John, Richard and Joseph Mott, Together belonging 
or properly Appertaining and the Reversion and Rever- 
sions remainder and remainders rents Issues and profits of 
the Same and all the Estate Right Title Interest property 
possession Claim and Demand whatsoever of them the Said 
William Mott and Mary his Wife John, Richard and Joseph 
Mott of in and To the preniises above Mentioned or to any- 
part or parcell thereof. To have and to hold all and Singu- 
lar the Said Messuage Tenement or Farm of Land and 
W^oodland and premises above mentioned or to any part or 
parcel Thereof by These presents granted and Conveyed 
with Their and Every of their Ap})urtenances unto the Said 
William Remson his heirs and Assigns to his and their own 
})roper use Benefit and Behoof forever, and the Said Wil- 
liam John, Richard and Joseph Mott for themselves their 
heirs Executors and Administrators and Every of them doth 
Covenant promise grant and agree To and with the Said 
William Remson his heirs and Assi<>-ns as follows. That is to 



412 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

8hj, that they the Said William, Jolm, Richard and Juse[)h 
Mott hath in Themselves at and liefore the Time of the 
Ensealing and Delivery of these presents good right full 
power and Absolute authority to grant Bargain Sell the 
Said Messuage Tenement or Farm of Land and Wood land 
and premises in Manner and form aforesaid and that the 
Same and Every part and parcell thereof Shall from hence- 
forth and forever hereafter Remain Abide Continue and 
be unto the Said William Renison his heirs and Assigns as 
a good pure and Indefeasable Estate of Inheritance in fee 
Simple, and Lastly That we the Said William, John, Rich- 
ard and Joseph Mott onr heirs Executors Administrators 
and Every of them the herein before granted Bargained 
premises with their and every of their A]3purtenances unto 
the Said W^illiam Remson his heirs and Assigns against all 
person or persons Lawfully Claiming the Same or any par- 
cell thereof Shall and Will Warrant and forever Defend by 
these presents, in Witness Whereof they the Said William 
Mott and mary his W^ife, John Mott Richard Mott and 
Joseph Mott have Hereunto Set their hands and Seals the 
day and year first above Written. 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of William Mott (S 

Peter Vandervoort 

Allen Clapp John Mott (S) 

Richard Mott (S 
Joseph Mott (S) 

Mary Mott (S) 

Queens ^ ^ ^ 
County y " ' 

Be it Remembered that on the Thirteenth day of Decem- 
ber in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred 
and Ninety nine came before me John Schenck one of the 
Judges ot the Court of Common pleas for Said County, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS, 413 

William Mott, Jolm Mott, Joseph Mott and Mary the Wife 
of William Mott aud Severally Acknowledged that they 
Signed Sealed and Delivered the Within Deed for the pur- 
poses therein Mentioned, The Said mary being by me Ex- 
amined Seperate and apart from her husband Acknowledged 
that She Executed the Same Without Compulsion fear or 
threats of her husband, I having perused the Same Deed 
and tindiug no Meterial rasures nor Interliuiugs therein do 
allow it to be recorded, and I Certify that I have Satisfac- 
tory Evidence that the Said William Mott, Jolm Mott, 
Joseph Mott aud Mary Mott are the persons Described in 
and who Executed the Within Deed. 

Jno Schenck. 

The Foregoiiig Deed Entered and Compared With the 
Original bv 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



Page 127. 

This Indenture made the Sixth day of November in the 
year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and one Be- 
tween George Mitchell and Phebe his Wife of the Town of 
North Hempstead in Queens County and State of New 
York of the one part, and Singleton Mitchell of the Same 
2:)lace of the other part, AVitnesseth, that the Said George 
Mitchell and Phebe his Wife for and in Consideration of 
the Sum of Four Thousand Dollars Lawfull money of the 
United States to him in hand paid by the Said Singleton 
Mitchell before The Ensealing hereof the Receipt whereof 
is hereby Acknowledged by the Said George Mitchell and 
Phebe his Wife and himself Therewith to be Satistied Con- 
tented and Paid and therefrom doth Discharge the Said 
Singleton Mitchell, by these presents hath given granted 
bargained Sold Alienated Conveyed and Coutirmed and by 
These Presents doth give grant Sell Alien Convey and Con- 
firm unto the Said Singleton Mitchell his heirs and Assigns 



414 HEMPSTEAD TO\YN RECORDS. 

forever, The Equal Fourth part or one Quarter part of all 
the Mills Mill dams Mill pond all the Dwelling Houses and 
all other out houses and Buildings and all that Tract or 
pareell of Land Lying on CoAvneck in Town and County 
aforesaid Formerly belonging to Doctor Samuel Latham 
and belonging to Samuel L. Mitchell, Joseph Mitchell, 
George Mitchell and Singleton Mitchell, butted and bound- 
ed as follows on the West by Cow bay, on the North by 
Cow bay as far as the Mill, Thence by the Mill pond and 
the Land of John Carpenter and Charles Kissam forjnerly 
the Land of Benjamin Kissam, on the East by the Laud of 
William Akerly, on the South by the Land of William Ak- 
erly and Samuel Akerly Deceased, Containing Two hun- 
dred and Thirty Acres be it more or Less, Together With 
another piece of Wood Land, Bounfled on the North by 
the Land of William Akerly, on the East by the Land of 
Henry Haydock, and on the South and West l)y the Land 
of James Sell, Containing Ten Acres be it more or Less, 
Together with all the Orchards Trees Wood and under 
Wood AVater and Water Courses Fences Farming Utensils 
Household Furniture, Excepting Such part as belong to 
George Mitchell's Wife Phebe, With all the Horses Cattle 
Sheep Hogs Poultry Staves and heading Corn grain in 
Stack with all Notes book debt and Cash, Fishing fowling 
hunting and all other priveledges Hereditaments unto the 
Same belonging or in any Wise Appertaining With the Re- 
version and Reversions Remainder and Remainders There- 
of, To Have and to hold the above Described Laud and 
premises with all the Appurtenances and the Said Single- 
ton Mitchell his heirs and Assigns forever and the Said 
Singleton Mitchell may from time to Time and at all Times 
hereafter Quietly and peacibly have and hold Occupy and 
Enjoy the Above Described Lands and premises Without 
the least hindrance Denial or Molestation of him the Said 

Page 128. 

George Mitchell or any Claiming or to Claim l)y or under 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 415 

liiiii and that the Same is free aud Clear from all other 
grauts bargains Sales or any Incumbrances Whatever and the 
Said George Mitchell doth hy these presents for himself and 
his heirs promise and Engage to Warrant and Defend all tlie 
above Described Land and premises against the Just aud 
Lawfull Claim aud Demands of all manner of persons unto the 
Said Singleton Mitchell his heirs and Assigns forever, aud I 
Phebe Mitchell Wife of the Said George Mitchell do for 
the Consideration above mentioned give and Yield over all 
my Right of Dower in aud to the above Described Laud 
and premises and Every part thereof unto the Said Single- 
ton Mitchell aud to his heirs and Assigns forever. In 
Testimony whereof we the Said George Mitchell aud Phebe 
his Wife have hereunto Set our hands and Seals the date 
above Written 

Jno Schenck George Mitchell (S) 

Deborah Lawrence 

Phebe Mitchell (S) 

Queens ) 

^ , > s.s. 
County ) 

Be it Remembered That on the Sixth day of November 
in the year one Thousand Eight hundred aud one, came be- 
fore me John Schenck one of the Judges of the Court of 
Common pleas for the Said County, George Mitchell and 
Phebe his Wife the grantors of the Within Deed aud Several- 
ly Acknowledged that they Signed Sealed and Delivered The 
Same freely for the purposes therein Mentioned, the Said 
Phebe being by me Examined private apart from her hus- 
band. Acknowledged That She Executed the Same without 
Compulsion fear or threats of her husband, I having perus- 
ed the Same Deed and finding No Meterial rasures nor lu- 
terliuings thereiu do Allow it to be Recorded, aud I Certif}' 
that I know the Said George Mitchell and Phebe Mitchell 
to be the Same persons Described in aud Who Executed 
the Avithin Deed. 

Jno Schenck. 



416 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

The AboA'e Deed Entered and Compared With the Orig- 
inal ])y 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



Page 129. 

This Indeutnre made this Sixteenth Day of December In 
the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and one, 
between Benjamin R. Smith and Martha his AYife of the one 
part, of the township of North Hempstead in Queens County 
and State of New York Roelof Schenck of the town County 
& State aforesaid, Coidwinder, of the Other part. Wituess- 
eth, that the Said Benjamin R. Smith and Martha his Wife, 
for and in Consideration of the Sum of Six Hundred and 
Twenty live Dollars Current money of the State aforesaid 
to us in hand paid or assured by bond Before the Ensealing 
of these presents By the Said Roelof Schenck the Receipt 
whereof we the Said Benjamin R. Smith & Martha his wife 
hath Acknowledged that we have Granted Bargained & sold 
Alienated & CoDtirmed unto the said Roelof Schenck his 
Heirs t^^ assigns forever, all that Certain tract of land. 
Bounded as follows, Begining at a Certain Cherry Tree 
standing By the high way leading from Herricks to Hemp- 
stead, Running North by the highway till it comes to Rich- 
ard Losees land, & Westwardly as the Line now is Hxed to 
a Stake, bounded westwardly partly by Richard Losee and 
Baracli Corawell's Land, ou the South Side by Barrack 
Cornwell's land as the fence now stands to the center of the 
well, Running Eastwardly to the place of Beginning, Contain- 
ing thirty one Acres of Cleared land within the Said Bounds 
Be it more or less To have & to bold all the above granted 
& Bargained Premises with all the Appurtenances whatso- 
ever to the said Messuage or tenements of land above 
mentioned or in any ways appertaining A: all the Reversion 
tt Reversions Remainder & Remainders Rents c^' Interest 
Claims cV Demands whatsoever of them the Said Benjamin 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 417 

R. Smith & Martha his AVil'e of in c*v: to & Inehadiii^ all 
houses out Houses and Buil(lin<j;s whatsoever heloiitj-iuo- or 

~ J— > O 

Appertainino- to the Premises it all the Estate Right title 
Interest Claim tV demand whatsoever of us the said Benja- 
min R. Smith S: Martha his wife of A: to the said Messuage 
or Tenement <k all A' Singular the Premises Above Men- 
tioned & every part A' parsel thereof with the Apperten- 
ances unto the said Roelof Schenek his Heirs and Assigns 
forever & the said Benjamin R. Smith c*c Martha his wife 
doth for themselves tt there Heirs iS: a";ainst all & every 
Otlier person <S: ])ersons whatsoever to the said Roelof 
Schenek his Heirs and Assigns shall and will warrant & for- 
ever defend by these presents, in Witness whereof we have 
hereunto Set our hands iV' Seals the Day it date Above 

Page 130. 

Written & in the Twenty sixth year of America Independance 

Sealed and delivered 

in Presents of us his 

Jno Schenck Benjamin : X : R. Smith (S) 

James StrinCtAM Mark. 

her 
Martha : X : R. Smith (S) 
Mark. 

Queens "^ ^ ^ 
C^ounty ^ ' •' • 

Be it Remembered That on the Sixteenth day of December 
in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred tt 
one Came before me -John Schenck one of the Judges of the 
Court of Common pleas for said County, Benjamin R. 
Smith S: Martha his wife the grantors of the within Deed 
(k Severally Acknowledged that they Signed and Sealed The 
same freely for the purposes Therein mentioned. The said 
Martha being by me examined private apart from her Hus- 
band Acknowledged that She Executed the same Without 
compulsion fear or threats of her Husband, having perused 
the same Deed A' tindinj'- no Meterial Rasures nor Inter- 



418 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

linings therein do Allow it to be Recorded & I Certify that 
I know the said Benjamin K. Smith & Martha R. Smith to 
be the same persons Described in & who Executed the with- 
in Deed. 

John Schenck. 

The above Deed Compared AVitli The Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



At the annual Town meeting held on the first Tuesday of 
April 1802. at Herricks, the following persons Were Chos- 
en Townofficers for the Ensuing year, To Witt, 

James Poole Jun'r Constable and Collector 

Andries Hegeman Supervisor 

John W. Seaman, Minne Onderdonk, Timothy Smith and 
William Mitchell Assessors. 

Timothy Smith and Lawrence Denton Overseers of the 
poor. 

01)adiah Townsend, Benjamin Tredwell and Peter On- 
derdonk Commissioners of Highways. 

Thomas Williams, Benjamin Van Dewater, David Allen, 
William Dodge, John Thorne Jun'r, Peter Onderdonk, Par- 
ent Vanwyck, & Jonas Denton Fence viewers 

Overseers of highways Adam moot, bottom of cowneck, 
Lewis Hewlet, middle of the Neck, Sam'l Woollej-, head of 
the Neck, Daniel Hoagland, H. Harbour. Thomas Tredwell, 
bottom of great Neck, Philip Allen, head of great neck, El- 
derd Cornwell, Success, Daniel Brinkerhoflt", Searingtown, 

Page 131. 

Daniel Lake, E. District of Herricks, AVillet Lawrence, 
west Do, Valentine Williams, west District, North side 
plains, George Titus, East Do, Edmoud Post, East District 
Avestbury, Richard Townsend, Jun'r, west Do Daniel Mudge, 
East Side Hempstead liarl)our. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 411) 

Richard Valentine, Peter Titus and John W. Seaman 
were Chosen to Reguhite Sheeppartings 

Isaac Hagner Pounder 

•John Schenck Town Clerk 

Thomas Appleby, John Kissam, Benj'n Tredwell, Silva- 
nus Smith and Richard Townsend Jun'r Commissioners 
of Schools. 

Andries Hewman and John Kiss im were chosen to Ex- 
amine the Collectors books and report a Statement thereof 
at the Next annual Townmeeting. 

At the Same Tc^wnmeeting it was agreed and voted that 
the Overseers of the poor do rej^air The pound at Herricks 
at the Expence of the Town, and that the highth of the 
fences in the Town Shall be three feet nine Inches, and put 
up in good order. 

The foregoing Entered by 

John Schenck Clerk 



This Indenture Wituesseth, That Jacob Brinkerhoff and 
Peter Brinkerhoff of the one part, and Charles Mitchell of 
the other part, all of the Town of North Hempstead in 
Queens County and State of New York, having Lauds that 
Adjoyn Each othei* in A Very Swampy place where it Was 
foiind Ditiicult to repair and keep their partition fence Stand- 
ing, the parties have Therefore agreed to move their partition 
fence to Southarii on the Land of Jacob and Peter Brinker- 
hoff So as to Set the fence on a Sound bottom, and farther 
Showeth that the Said Jacol) Brinkerhoff and Hannah his 
Wife and Peter Brinkerhoff for the Consideration of Elev- 
en pounds ten Shillings Lawfull money of the State of New 
York to them in hand AVell and Truly paid by the Said 
Charles Mitchell the r(xuai)t thereof they do hereby Ac- 
knowledge Themselves therewith fully satisfied and paid 
and do hereby Acipiitt and fully Discharge him the Said 
Charles Mit(^he]l liis lieirs Executors Administrators for 



420 HEMPSTEAD TO^YN RECORDS, 

Ever, by tliese presents have given granted bargained Sold 
Alienated Conveyed and Coutirmed and by these presents 
do give grant bargain Alien Convey and Confirm to the Said 
Charles Mitchell and his heirs and Assigns forever, all the 
Land that is Thrown into Charles Mitt-hell's farm by Mov- 
ing The fence as above Described, forming a gore in Shape 
Lying on the T^orth Side of Jacob (t Peter Brinkerhoff's 
Farm, bounded as follows, Beginning at the Northwest Cor- 
ner of their farm and runs along the line of both the par- 
ties through the Swamp to the Corner of the New made 
fence, thence along the New fence on the South Side of 
the Swamp along the old line to the place of begining, Con- 
taining by Estimation about one acre of Land be the Same 
More or Less, together With the fences Woods under 
Woods Waters rights members and Appurtenances to the 
Same belonging or in any Wise Appertaining, To have and 
to hold all the above bargained premises with all and Sin- 
gular the appurtenances to him the Said Charles Mitchell 
his heirs and Assigns to their own proper use benefit and 
behoof from henceforth and forever, and that the Said 
Charles Mitchell his heirs and Assigns Shall and may by 
Virtue of these presents Lawfully Quietly and peacibly 
have hold use and freely possess all the above bargained 
premises with all the Appurtenances free and Clear from 
all manner of former Incumbrance Whatever and further- 

Page 132. 

more we the Said Jacob Brinkerhoff and Peter Brinkerhoft' 
do Covenant and bind ourselves our heirs Executors and 
Administrators to Warrant Secure and Defend all the 
above bargained premises With all the Appurtenances to 
him the Said Charles Mitchell his heirs and Assigns against 
all the Just and Lawfull Claims and Demands of all per- 
sons whatever, and I Hannah Brinkerhoff Wife of the Said 
Jacob Brinkerhoff' do for the Consideration Above men- 
tioned give and Yield over all my Eight of DoAver in and 
to the above Described Land and premises to the Said 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liECOKDS. 421 

Churles Mitchell aud his heirs and Assigns forever, iu Tes- 
timony -whereof we the Said Jacob Brinkerhoff aud haunah 
his Wife and Peter Brinkerhoif have hereunto Set our 
hands and Seals this Seventh day of may in The vear of 
our Lord Eighteen hundred and Two 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Jacob Bkinkerhoff (S) 

. Jno Schenck 
Peteh Schenck Hannah Biiinkerhoff (Sj 

Peter Brinkerhoff (S) 

Queens ) , , 
Coun ty y ' 

on the Seventh day of May iu the year of our Lord one 
Thousand Eight himdred and two personally Appeared be- 
fore me John Schenck one of the Judges of the Court of 
Common pleas for Said County, Jacob Brinkerholt' aud 
Hannah his Wife and Peter Brinkerhofi' The grantors of 
the W^ithin Deed, Known to me to be the Same persons 
Described in and who Executed the W^ithin deed and Sev- 
erally Acknowledged That they Signed Sealed and Deliver- 
ed the Same freely for the purposes Therein mentioned, the 
Said Hannah being by me Examined privately Apart from 
her husband Acknowledged that She Executed the Same 
AVithout Compulsion fear or threats of her Husband, hav- 
ing perused the Same Deed and finding No Easures nor 
Interlinings Therein do allow it to be Recorded 

Jno Schenck. 

The Above Deed Entered and Compared W^ith the Orig- 
inal by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 

This deed Entered on the 12th day of June 1802 at G 
o'clock in the Afternoon. 



We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead, being Called upon to Take into 



422 HEMPSTEAD TOWN 1!EC01{DS. 

Consideiatioii A Highway ou great Neck in Said Town, 
The Said Highway Ruuing out of the Main road at the 
South Side of Bogg meadow to the red brook, and We have 
Taken a vieAv of Said highway and Examined the records 
and hearing the proofs and allegations of the parties there- 
on, we do Adjudge the Said highway to run as above De- 
scribed and do Allow and approve thereof With a Little 
Alteration Near the red brook. 

Great Neck June 21th 1802. 

Ben.i'n Tredwell. 

OUADIAH ToWNSEND 

Peter Onderdonk. 
The above Entered and C()n)})ared With the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clk. 



Page 133. 

This Indenture made the fifteenth day of the Eleventh 
month, Called November, in the year of our Lord one 
Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty one by and between 
Charles Mitchell, Doctor of Phisic, at the head of Cowneck 
in the Township of Hempstead in Queens County on Nas- 
sau Island in the province of New York of the one part, and 
liobert Mitchell, Farmer, of Cowueck in the Town and 
Province Aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that the 
said Charles Mitchell for and iu Consideration of the Just 
and full Sum of one Thousand four Hundred pounds to him 
in hand well and Truly paid by the Said Robert Mitchell 
before the Ensealing and Delivery of these presents the 
receipt thereof he doth acknowledge himself therewith fully 
Satisfied Contented and paid and thereof and therefrom and 
Every part and parcell thereof do acquitt release and fully 
Discharge him the Said Robert Mitchell his heirs and 
Assigns forf^ver. Have given granted bargained Sold and by 
these presents do full}- freely clearly and Absolutely give 
grant Bargain Sell Enfeeof Convey and Confirm unto him 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOliDS. 423 

tlie Said Robert Mitchell liis heirs and Assigns forever, all 
that of a Certain farm and Plantation of Land Lying in two 
parcels and is part of the farm Late the property of Doctt)r 
Samuel Latham Deceased which he did in and by his last 
will and Testament bearing date the fourth Month in the 
year one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Will and 
Devise unto the Said Charles Mitchell iu fee Simple, and 
is butted and bounded as follows, Begiuing at the West 
Side of the Neck Adjoining the bay at the Northwest Cor- 
ner of Joseph Pearsall's Land at the Edge of the bank, 
thence runiug South Seventy four Degrees and Three Quar- 
ters East Fifty rods and Twenty Links of Chain by Joseph 
Pearsall's land Till it meets AVitli Or Near a Locust Tree 
where a gate hangs in the road, thence ruuing by the Said 
road South Nineteen Degrees and one half West Thirteen 
rods and live Links of Chain, Thence South Nine Degrees 
and one Quarter East Eighteen rods and Twenty Links of 
Chain Still by the road where it meets With the Laud that 
Joseph Pearsall bought of Benjamin Akerly, then ruuing 
North Eighty one Degrees and three Quarters East partly 
by Land of Joseph Pearsall and partly by Benjamin Aker- 
ley's larid one hundred and lifty Six rods and Ten Links of 
Chain, thence South Seventeen Degrees East Thirtv four 
rods and Twenty Two Links Adjoining Benjamin Akerley's 
Land, thence North Eighty Three and one Quarter East one 
hundred and Seventeen rods and fifteen Links of Chain 
Still by Akerley's land, thence North Seven degrees and one 
quarter West Continues by Akerlies land Sixty nine rods 
and Twenty one Links of Chain where it comes to Benja- 
min Kissam's Land that he bought of Jonathan Hutchiugs, 
thence South Eighty five Degrees West by Kissam's Laud 
one hundred and Twenty three rods to a Small Split rock 
L3-ing at the Edge of the Brook at the head of the Mill 
])ond, thence inning a Direct west line to the Edge of the 
bank Sixteen rods and four Links of Chain North from the 
place of begiuing, (Containing within the Bounds Described 
one hundred and eight Acres one half and Twenty three 



424 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

Square Eods of Laud aud Meadow Exclusive of a road that 
leads through the Same of two rods wide, the Couteuts 

PaCxE 134. 

whereof is Fifty Six Square rods as appears b}- a Survey 
Made thereof the Fourteenth day of this lustant by Jiles 
Seaman Surveyor, the other is a piece of wood Laud Lying 
a Little Southard of the above Descril:>ed piece, aud is 
butted and Bounded as follows, Northerly by Benjamin 
Akerleys Clear'd Land, Westerly and Southerly by Joseph 
Thorn's Land, and Easterly by Joseph Pearsall's land. Con- 
taining Within the bounds of this Described piece of Wood 
Laud Ten Acres, Containing in both pieces above Described 
one hundred and Eighteen Acres one half -^nd Twenty three 
Square rods Exclusive of the road Afore sighted, Together 
with all Timbers Trees Waters Ways brooks fences fields 
and all and Every other Appurtenance thereto belonging 
or in any kind Appertaining with the reversions and re- 
mainders thereof, To have and to hold the above granted 
premises with the Appurtenances unto him the Said Robert 
Mitchell his heirs aud Assigns forever to the only proper 
use of him the Said Robert Mitchell his heirs and assigns 
forever, and the said Charles Mitchell doth Covenant grant 
and agree that by force and virtue of these he the Said 
Robert Mitchell his heirs and Assigns shall and may have 
hold use Occupy and Improve all the above granted prem- 
ises with the Appurtenances free and clear and freely and 
Clearly Acquitted and Discharged from all manner of In- 
cumbrances whatever, and I the Said Charles Mitchell have 
in my Self good right full power and Lawfull Authority to 
give grant bargain Sell and Convey all the above granted 
premises with the Appurtenances in manner as afore Ex- 
pressed and furthermore the Said Charles Mitchell doth 
Covenant for himself his heirs A:c to warrant and forever 
Defend all the above granted Premises with the Appurten- 
ances unto him the Said Robert Mitchell his heirs and As- 
signs forever against all the Just and Lawfull Claims of all 



HEMl'STEAI) TOWN llECOKDS. 425 

maimer of i)eisoiis Whatever, in Wituess liereof the Said 
Charles Mitchell has set to his hand and affixed his Seal 
the day and year above Written 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Charles Mhihell (S) 

Adam Mott 

AuGUSTiN Mitchell 

Queens > ^ 
County ^ ' • " * 

Be it Remembered that on the Twenty Eighth day of Ju- 
ly in the year of our Lord (.)ne Thousand Seven hundred 
and Eighty Nine, came personally before me John Schenck 
one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for 
Queens County, Charles Mitchell the grantor of the AVithin 
Deed and Acknowledged that he Signed Sealed and Deliv- 
ered the Same as his Voluntary act for the uses within 
mentioned, and I having Examined the same deed and 
finding No material liasures nor Interlinings Therein do al- 
low it to be recorded 

Jno Schenck 

Entered and Compared With the Original l)y 

Jno Schenck Clerk 

This Deed Recorded on the 24th June 1802. 5 O'clock 
in the afternoon. 



Page 135. 

At the Annual Townmeeting held on the tirst Tuesday in 
April 1803, at the house of Isaac Hagner at Herricks, the 
following ])ersons were Chosen Town officers for North 
Hempstead the Ensuing year, to Witt, 

James Poole Ju'r Constable A' C^ollector. 

Andries Hegenian Supervisor 

Obadiah Townscaid, John Kissam, John Morrell and 
Timothy Smith Assessors. 



426 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOllDH. 

Miime Sclieuck and Lawrence Deutou overseers of the 
Poor. 

Philip Valentiue, David Allen and Joseph Onderdonk 
Commissiouers of Highways 

Thomas Williams, Benjamin V. Dewater, David Allen, 
Ray Sands, John Tliorne Ju'r, Joseph Mitchell, Baint Van 
Wyck and Richard Losee fence Viewers. 

Overseers of highways Ray Sands, Bottom Cowneck, 
Hendrick Hegeman, Midd'l Neck, Singleton Mitchell, head 
Neck, Joseph Starkins, H. Harbour, John Allen, Son of 
Henry, bottom Gr't Neck, Philip Allen, head of Do, Uriah 
Mitchell, Success, James Searing, Searing Town, Henry 
Hagner Ju'r, East District Herricks, Henry Cornwell, West 
Do, Richard Albertson, W. District N. Side, plains George 
Titus, East Do, Edmond Post, E. District westbury. Dun- 
can Fowler West Do. Daniel Mudge, E. Side H. Harbour, 

Richard Valentine, Peter Titus and John W. Seaman for 
regulating Sheep parting. 

Isaac Hagner pounder. 

John Schenck Town Clerk. 

Andries Hegeman and John Kissam were Chosen to Ex- 
amine the Collector's book and report a Statement Thereof 
at the Next Annual Town meeting. 

At the Said Townmeeting it was agreed and Voted that 
the Overseers of the poor do repair the pound at Herricks 
at the Expence of the Town. 

and Also that the height of the fences in the Town Shall 
be Three feet Nine Inches and in good order. 

At the above Said Townmeeting it was Unanimously Vot- 
ed that Doctor Charles Mitchell Shall have and is hereby 
given Liberty to Erect a building and Mill on the Stream 
from which the Saw Mill was Lately Taken and adjoyning 
the Mill Dam, and bridge over which the publick Highway 
now runs otf the head of Cowneck to great neck in the 
Town of North Hemjistead, the Said Charles Mitchell his 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECOltDS. 427 

heirs and assigns to make and keep the Said Dam and 
Bridge Sufficient for a good publick HighAvay, and to grind 
and bonlt for the. Inhabitants of Said Town for the Accus- 
tomed Toll in Case he Erects a Gristmill on Said Stream. 
The above Recorded by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Page 136. 
North Hempstead September 7th 1803. at the request 
of Charles Wright AVe David Allen, Joseph Onderdonk and 
Philip Valentine Commissioners for Laying out and regu- 
lating Highways, have Altered and Laid out the following 
highway, Viz, begining at Jonah Willitts Corner in front of 
his house, thence Westwardly in Straii-ht line to a Stake 
Eighteen feet Distance to the Southard of Charles Wrights 
House, from thence AVestwardly a Straight line to the Cor- 
ner of Peter Titus'es Land, the Said Highway we lay out 
four Hods Wide to the Southward of Said line. 

Philip Valentine 
David Allen 
Joseph Ondekdonk. 
Entered and Compared With the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



This Lidenture Made this Twentieth day of August in 
the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred, BetAveen 
Uriah Piatt of the Township of North Hempstead in Queens 
County ill the State of New York, Fanner, of the one })art, 
and his Son Benjamin Piatt of the same place of the other 
part, Witnesseth, that the said I^riali Piatt as well for and 
in Consideration of the Natural Ati'ection Avhicli he hath 
and bearetli for his Said Son as for and in (Consideration 
of the sum of one Dollar Current Money of the State of 
New York to him in hand paid by the Said Benjamin Piatt 
at or before the ensealing and Delivery hereof the receipt 



428 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

whereof is hereby Acknowledged and thereof ct of every 
part and parcel thereof Doth hereby acquit release and 
Discharge him the said Benjamin. Piatt his Heirs Executors 
Administrato]-s and Assigns forever by these presents Hath 
given granted bargained sold aliened remised released and 
contirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain 
sell alien remise release and confirm unto the said Benja- 
min Piatt in his actual possession now being by Virtue of a 
Bargain and Sale to him thereof made for one whole Year 
by Indenture bearing date the Day next before the Day of 
the date of these Presents and by force of the Statute for 
transferring Uses into possession, and to his heirs & as- 
signs forever, All that certain Messuage Dwelling House or 
Tenement Farm Tract Piece or Parcel of Land situate lying 
and being at or near Heiricks in the Township County and 
State aforesaid, and is Butted and bounded as follows, to 

Page 137. 

Witt, Begining at the Northeast Corner of the premises 
hereby granted and the Northwest Corner of Land be- 
longing to Charles Cornwell at the road which he purchas- 
ed of Stephen Cornwell, thence runing Westerly by the 
road that leads to Tanners pond as the fence now Stands 
and partly by the road that leads to the ])lains, thence run- 
ing Southerly by the Last mentioned road as the fence now 
Stands to a Certain young Locus Tree Standing by Joseph 
Griswolds Timber Laud, thence runing Southerly by said 
Griswolds Woodland as the fence Now Stands to a Certain 
large White Oak Tree Marked : I : S :, thence runing North- 
erly l)y laud Now in possession of Jacob Marvin formerly 
of Philip Thorne to another White Oak Tree Marked as 
the other, thence runing Southeasterly as the fence Now 
Stands by Land late of Philip Thorne, John Peters and the 
Widow Smith, Ptock Now of Jacob Marvin John Peters 
Junior and Josej)h Denton untill it comes to the Land that 
the Said Charles Cornwell purchased of the Said Stephen 
Cornwell, thence runing a Due N(jrth Course by land of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 421 > 

the Said Charles Coniwell to the phice of beginiiig, or 
bounded more generally thus, Northerly partly by the Said 
road Leading to Tanners pond and partly by the road Lead- 
ing from Tanners pond to the plains, thro the Woodland of 
Said Griswold, Westerly by the last mentioned Road, 
Southwesterly by the Said Joseph Griswold's Woodland, 
Southeasterly by the Said Jacob Marvin, John Peters and 
Joseph Denton, and Eastwardly by the Said Charles Corn- 
well, Containing one hundred and Eighty Nine Acres be 
the Same More or Less the Said premises hereby granted 
being part of the farm whereof Epenetns Piatt the Elder 
Deceased Died Seized and Possessed with the rights' mem- 
bers and Appurtenances thereof and all houses out houses 
barns Buildings Orchards gardens Lands Meadows Com- 
mons Pastures feedings Trees Woods underwoods fences 
Ways paths Waters Water Courses easments profits Com- 
modities Emoluments and hereditaments Whatsoever to 
the Same belonging or in any Wise Appertaining and 
the reversion and reversions remainder and remain- 
ders rents Issues and profits of all and Singular the Said 
premises above Mentioned and of Every part and parcel 
thereof with the Appurtenances and also all the Estate right 
Title Interest property possession Claim and demand What- 
soever both in Law and Ecpiity of him the Said Uriah Piatt 
of in and to the Same and of in and to every part and par- 
cell thereof With the Appurtenances, To have and to hold 
all and Singular the Said Messuage or Tenement Lands 
Hereditaments and premises above mentioned and Every 
part and parcell thereof With their and Every of their Ap- 
purtenances unto the Said Benjamin Piatt his heirs and 
Assigns to the only iiroper use and behoof of the Said Ben- 
jamin Piatt his heirs and Assigns forever, and the Said 
Uriah Piatt for himself his heirs Executors and Adminis- 
trators and Every of them doth hereby Covenant grant and 
agree to and With the Said Benjamin Piatt his heirs and 
Assigns and to and With Every of them by these presents 
that the Said Benjamin Piatt his Heirs and Assigns and 



430 hempstead town records. 

Page 138. 

Every of them Shall ov Lawfully may from time to Time 
and at all and every time and times hereafter have hold 
Occupy use possess and Enjoy all and Singular the Said 
Messuage or Dwelling house Lands Tenements Heredita- 
ments and Premises liereV)y granted and Every part and 
parcell thereof with all and Singular their and every of their 
Appurtenances and all and Every the rents Issues and 
protitts thereof arising to have receive and Take Without 
any manner of Let Suit Trouble Vexation Eviction Distur- 
l)ance or other hindrance or Molestation Whatsoever of or 
by the Said Uriah Piatt his heirs or Assigns or any other 
person or persons Whatsoever Lawfully claiming or to claim 
the Same or any part thereof by from or under him them or 
any of them, in Witness Whereof the parties to these pres- 
ents have hereunto Interchangably Set their hands and 
Seals the day and year herein first above written. 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of Uriah Platt (S) 

the Word " Eight " in the 2d 
line first page, Wrote on a rasure, 
and " Wood " between the 37tli and 
38th lines 1st page, Interlined. 

James Stringham 

Nathaniel Higbe. 

Queens } ^ ^ 
County ^ ' ■' • 

be it remembered that on the Nineteenth day of Septem- 
ber in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred 
and three, came before me John Schenck one of the Judges 
of the Court of Common pleas for Said County, James 
Stringham one of the Witnesses to the Within deed and 
being by me duly Sworn Declared that he Saw Uriah Platt 
the grantor Sign Seal and Deliver the Same as his Volun- 
tary act and that he knew the Said Uriah Platt, and at the 
Same time himself and Nathaniel Higbe Subscribed their 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 431 

Names as Witnesses to the Same, and I Certify that I 
Know the Said Witness James Stiingham, having perused 
the same deed and finding No rasures Nor Interlinings 
therein (Except those noted) allow it to be Recorded 

Jno Schenck. 

Entered and Compared with the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 

This deed Recorded on the 21th of November 1S03. 4 
O'clock in the afternoon. 



At the annual Townmeeting held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1804. in the Town of North Hempstead at the house 
of Thomas Leonard in Herricks, the following ])ers()ns Were 
Chosen town Officers for the Ensiling year, to Witt, 

Daniel Lake Constable and Collector. 

Andries Hegeman Supervisor. 

Obadiah Townsend, John Kissam, John Morrel and Ben- 
jamin Piatt Assessors. 

Minne Schenck, Law'rence Denton Overseers of the poor. 

Philip Valentine, David Allen S: Joseph Onderdonk Com- 
missioners of Highways. 

Thomas Williams, Benjamin Vandewater, David Allen, 
Richardson Cornwell, John Tliorne Jun'r, Joseph Mitchell, 
Barnt Van Wyck and Richard Losee fence viewers. 

Overseers of highways Cornwell Willis, lower Dis't Cow- 
neck, John Burtis, middle Neck, Singleton Mitchell, head 
of the Neck, Benjamin Onderdonk, Hempstead Harbour, 
John Allen, Lower District great Neck, Thomas C. Thorne, 
Upper Do., John Foster, Success, Philip Valentine, Ser'n 
Town, William Duryee, East district Herricks, Benjamin 
Piatt, West Do. Richard Alberton, West District North- 
side plains, John Townsend, East Do. Edmond Post, Fast 
District Westbury, Duncan Fowler, west Do. Richard Kirk, 
East Side, H. Harbour. 



432 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Eiclijird Valentine, Peter Titus Jolin W. Seaman, were 
Chosen to regulate Slieeppartings. 

Lawrence Denton Pounder. 

John Schenck Town Clerk. 

Andries Hegenian and John Kissam were Chosen to Ex- 
amine the Collectors Ijooks and report a Statement at the 
next annual Townmeeting. 

at the Same Townmeeting it was Voted that the Town 
Clerk may get a case or box made to keep the books and 
records in, at the Expence of the Town, cost not to exceed 
Seven and one half dollars. 

The above Entered by 

Jxo Schenck Clerk 



At a Townmeeting held at the house of Thomas Leonard 
at Herricks in North Hempstead on Tuesday the third 
day of July 1804. Which was Called for the purpose of 
Choosing a Constable and Collector in the place of Daniel 
Lake Deceased, John H. "Williams was Chosen to Said 
Offices by the greatest number of Votes 

Entered by 

Jno Schenck Clk. 



Page 140. 

North Hempstead may 29th 1801. At the request of 
Samuel Titus, we Philip Valentine and Joseph Onderdonk 
two of the Commissioneis for Laying out and regulating 
highways in Said Town have Altered the Following high- 
way that leads from Lewis Wilsons till it comes to the high- 
way that Leads from Richard Albertsons to Hempstead 
harbour. We lay out the Said Highway as follows, Begin- 
ing f (uir rods and four feet Northwardly from the Northeast 
corner of Lewis Wilsons house at a Stake, thence runing 



HEMrSTEAD TO^YN RECORDS. 433 

Westwardly by Stakes till it meets the aforesaid Hi<;bway 
that Leads from Richard Albertsons, The above Said 
Highway we lay out four rods Wide on the South Side of 
Said Stakes. 

Philip Valentine 
Joseph Onderdonk 
Entered and Compared With the Ori<;inal by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



This Indenture Witnesseth that Nathaniel Oakley of the 
one part and Doctor Charles Mitchell of the other part, 
both of North hempstead in Queens County and State of . 
New York, having Lands that adjoyn Each other in A very 
Swampy place Avhere it is found Difficult to repair and keep 
their partition fence Standing, the parties have therefore 
agreed to move their partition fence to the Southward on 
the Land of Nathaniel Oaklej so as to Set it on A Sounder 
bottom, This Indenture father Showeth that the Said Nath- 
aniel Oakley and Sarah his Wife have for the Consideration 
of Two hundred pounds Lawfull money of the State of New 
Yojk to him in hand well and tiuly paid by the Said Charles 
Mitchell the Ilecei[)t thereof the Said Nathaniel Oakley 
Doth hereby Acknowledge himself therewith fully Satisfied 
and paid and Doth hereby Acquitt and frilly Discharge him 
the Said Charles Mitchell his heirs Executors and Admin- 
istrators forever l)y these presents hath given granted bar- 
gained Sold Alienated Conveyed and Confirmed and by these 
presents doth give grant bargain Sell Alien Convey and 
Confirm to the Said Charles Mitchell and his heirs and 
Assigns forever all the Land that is thrown into Charles 
Mitchell's farm by removing the fence as above Described 
Lying on the North Side of Nathaniel Oakleys farm, 
Bounded as follows, begining at the Northeast Corner of 
Nathaniel Oakleys Orchard by a Stake and Stones, 

Page 141. 

and runing W^estwardly through a branch of the Swamp 



484 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

and Over the hill as the fence Now Stands to a Stake and 
Sto)ies to lot of meadow now Occupied by Charles Mit- 
chell, thence Northeil)^ along the East Side of the Meadow 
to the Northwest Corner of the Conveyed premises, thence 
Eastvvardly rnning Nearly along by the brook to the North- 
east corner of the above Said land, thence Southerly to the 
place of begining. Containing by Estimation Nearly ten 
Acres be the same More or Less, Together With all the 
fences Woods under Wood Waters rights Memliers and 
Appurtenances to the Same belonging or in any Wise Ap- 
pertaining to him the Said Charles Mitchell his heii's and 
Assigns to their own proper use benefit and behoof from 
henceforth and forever, and that the Said Charles Mitchell 
his heirs and Assigns Shall and may by force and Virtue 
of these presents Lawfully Quietly and peacibly have hold 
use and peacibly possess the above bargained premises 
With all the Ai)p\irtenances free and Clear from all Man- 
ner of former Incumbrance Whatever and furthermore I 
the Said Nathaniel Oakley do bind myself my heirs Execu- 
tors and Administrators to Warrant Secure and Defend all 
the above bargained premises With all the Appurtenances 
to him the Said Charles Mitchell his heirs and Assigns 
against all the Just and Lawfull Claims and Demands of 
all persons Whatever, and I Sarah Oakley Wife of the Said 
Nathaniel Oakley do for the Consideration above Mention- 
ed give and Yield over all my right of Dower in and to the 
above Described Land and premises to the Said Charles 
Mitchell and his heirs and Assigns forever, in Testamony 
whereof we the Said Nathaniel and Sarah Oakley have 
hereunto Set our hands and Seals this Twenty Sixth day of 
June in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and ionv. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

In the presence of Nathaniel Oakley (S) 

Jno Schenck her 

Peter Schenck Sarah :X: Oakley (S) 

Mark. 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 4.35 

Queens ^ 
Connty ^ ' " ' ' 

Be it remembered that on the Twenty Sixth day of June 
in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hiindred and 
four, came before me John Schenck one of the Judges of 
the Court of Common pleas for Said County, Nathaniel 
Oakley and Sarah his Wife the grantors known to me to be 
the Same persons Described in and who Executed the 
Within Deed and Acknowledged the Same as their free and 
Voluntary Act for the purposes therein Mentioned, the Said 
Sarah being by me Examined private apart from her hus- 
band Acknowledged that She Executed the Same AVithout 
any Compulsion fear or threats of her husband, having 
perused the Same deed and finding no Material rasures Nor 
Interlinings therein, Except those Noted at bottom be- 
fore Signing and Sealing, Allow it to be recorded 

Jno Schenck. 

Entered and Compared With the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clk. 

recorded 17 Se])t'r 1804. 8 O'Clock afternoon. 



PaCxE 142. 

We the Subscribers duly appointed Commissioners of 
Highway's in the Town of North Hempstead, At the Re- 
quest of Richard Kirk have this day Examined a certain 
part of the Highway between his House &: Jeremiah Rob- 
bins's A: Do determine the same to be bounded Easterly by 
the western side of a large black Walnut tree Standing near 
the Line fence between the Sd Richard & Jeremiah, Run- 
ing Thence Southardly to a marked lurch tree. Thence to a 
marked locus tree. Thence to a marked Chestnut tree, 
Thence to a dogwood Stake, Thence lastly to a marked 
Bass wood tree, &, we do also determine the Sd high Way 
to be four Rods wide W^estwardly from the Sd ]>oundaries. 



436 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

In Witness whereof we hereunto Subscribe our Names this 

27th February 1805. 

Philip Valentine 

David Allen 

Joseph Onderdonk. 

Entered and Compared "With the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



At the Annual Townmeeting held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1805. in the Town of North Hempstead at the house 
of Thomas Leonard at Herricks, the Following persons 
Were Chose Town Officers for the Ensuing year, to Witt, 

John H. Williams Constable and Collector 

Andries Hegeman Supervisor. 

Obadiah Townsend, John Kissam, John Morrel, Benja- 
min Piatt, Assessors. 

Benjamin Tredwell and Lott Onderdonk Overseers of 
the poor. 

Valentine Williams, David Allen, Joseph Onderdonk, 
Commissioners of highway's 

Thomas Williams, Benjamin Van Dewater, David Allen, 
Richardson Cornell, John Thome Ju'r, Joseph Mitchell, 
Barnt Van Wyck, Richard Losee Fence Viewers. 

Overseers of Highways Cornwell Willis, Bottom oi 
Cow neck, John Burtis, Middle Neck, Singleton Mitchell, 
head of C. Neck, Benjamin Onderdonk, H. Harbour, John 
Allen, Bottom of Great Neck, Thomas C. Thorne, Head 
Neck, John Thorne Ju'r, Success, Samuel Searing, Searing 
T'n, William Duryea, East District of Herricks, Benjamin 
Piatt, West Do, Isaac Downing, West Dis't, N. Side, Ben- 
jamin Tredwell Ju'r, East Do, Joshua Titus, East D. West- 
bury, Duncan Fowler, West Do, Richard Kirk, East Side 
H. Harbour. 



- HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 437 

Richard Vuleiitine, Peter Titus c^' Jolm W. Seauuiu were 
Cliosen to Regulate HLeeijpartiugs 

Heurj Hagner pounder 

John Schenck Town Clerk. 

Andries Hegeman and John Kissam Avere Chosen to Ex- 
amine the Collectors books and report at the Next annual 
Townmeeting 

At the Same Townmeeting Liberty was granted to Sam- 
uel AVoolley to Erect a Mill on the Creek between Cowneck 
and great Neck Opposite John Burtises Black Smith Shoj) 
on the old Sawmill dam he the Said Sam'l WooUey and 
his heirs and Assigns to keep the dam and A bridge over 
the creek Sufficient for Loaded Waggons and other Car- 
riages to pass free as long as he or they keep up the Mill. 

The above Entered and Compared with the Original Pr 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Page 143. 

At a Special Townmeeting held in North Hempstead at 
the house of Henry Hagner on the 9th da}' of January 
1805, Liberty was granted to Jackson Mott by a Majority 
of the freeholders and Inhabitants there Assembled to 
build a Dock on Hempstead Harbour against his own Land 
west from his house at the point as far out as he thinks 
proper to Low Water. 

Phili]) Valentine protested against the above grant and 
requested to be Entered 

Entered and Compared With the Original l)y 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



At the Annual Townmeeting held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1800, in the Town of North Hempstead at the house 



438 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

of Henry Hagiier at Herricks, the Following persons were 
Chosen Town officers for the Ensuing Year 

Constable and Collector Dobbson Allen. 
Sujiervisor An dries Hegemau 

Assessors John Kissani, Obadiah Townsend, John Mor- 
rell, Lawrence Denton 

Overseers of the poor Benjamin Tredwell, Lott Onder- 
donk. 

Commissioners of Highways Valentine Williams, David 
Allen, Josei)li Onderdonk. 

Fence Viewers Thomas AVilliams, David Allen, Benja- 
min Vandewater, Richardson Cornwell, John Thorne Ju'r, 
Joseph Mitchell, Barnt Vanwyck, and Eichard Losee. 

Overseers of Highways Peter Onderdonk, Bottcjm Cow- 
neck, John Burtis, Middle Neck, Singleton Mitchell, head 
of Cow Neck, Benjamin Onderdonk, H. Harljour, Jacamiah 
Allen, bottom great Neck, Thomas C. Thorne, npjier part 
G. neck, John Thorne Jn'r, Success, Andrew Pearsall, 
Searing Town, Joseph Townsenrl, East District Herricks, 
Josei)h Denton, AVest Do, Stephen Titus, Avest District 
North Side, Benjamin Tredwell Ju'r, East Do. Samuel 
Titus, Ju'r, East District Westbury, Duncan Fowler, West 
Do, Richard Kirk, East Side Hempstead Harbour. 

Eichard Valentine, Peter Titus, John W. Seaman, to 
regulate Sheepparting 

pounder Henry Hagner 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

Andries Hegeman and John Kissam to Exauiine The 
Collectors Books and to report at the Next annual Town- 
meeting 

The Overseers of the poor Authorized to borrow one 
hundred Dollars for the use of the poor, to be repaid when 
the Collector pays in the Taxes 



HEMl'STEAD TOWN HECOllDS. 43U 

Voted that the Next annual Townmeeting be held at the 
house of William and Dobson Allen, 

and that a pound l)e Erected at or Near the house of 
Wm and Dobson Allen and that William Allen be pounder 
there 

and the Overseers of the poor to Erect Stocks at Wil- 
liam and Dobson Allen's, and pay the expence out of the 
iiione}- raised for the support of the poor. 

The above Entered and Compared With the Original by 

Jno 8chenck Clerk. 



Page 144. 

^^'hereas a Disagreement hath Taken place between Coe 
Seariug^and Samuel Searing of Searing Town (so Call'd) in 
North Hempstead respecting a well of Water which well is 
Situate between the house of the Said Samuel Searing and 
the house which the Said Coe Searin<^ Lately purchased of 
Jacob Searing and is Joining the highway, Therefore in or- 
der to put an End to the Said Disagreement and that the 
parties may have and Enjoy the benefit of Said well unmo- 
lested, these present Witnesseth, that the Said Coe Searing 
and Samuel Searing have and do for ourselves our heirs 
and Assigns iVJutually agree and Engage and promise to 
Each other that we nor our heirs or Assigns l)y any pinv- 
«r or authority derived from us or Either of us will not at 
any time hereafter fence in or enclose or cause to be fenc- 
ed in or Enclosed the Said Well nor any Way to Obstruct 
the passage thereto nor hinder Nor Interrupt Each otlier 
or their Family or Servants from coming to or going from 
the Said Well and making free use of the Same, and the 
AVater thereof, and that the Said VV^ell Shall hereafter l)e 
k('i)t in repair at the Joint Lal)our and Expe .ce of them 
the Said Coe Searing and Samuel Searing or Such other 
person or persons as nuiy hereafter own or Occu^jy the 



440 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

8;ii(l two above mentioned houses if tliey use the AVater of 
the Said Well, and it is also Agreed that if any other per- 
son or persons in the Neighborhood use the Water of Said 
well they Shall Likewise do their Equal proportion towards 
keeping the Said Well in repair as long as they make use 
of the Water. In AVitness whereof we the Said Coe Sear- 
ing and Samuel Searing have to these presents Set our 
hands and Seals the fifth day of July 1806. 

Signed and Sealed Samuel Searing (S) 

in the presence of CoE Searing (S) 

SiLVANUs Smith 

Singleton Mitchell 

Queens 
County 

July 5tli 1806. Came personally l)efore me John Schenck 
one of the Judges of the Court of Conimou pleas for Said 
County, Coe Searing and Samuel Searing the parties to the 
Within agreement known to me to be the Same persons 
Described therein and who Executed the Same and Ac- 
knowledged the Same as their Act and Deed for the pur- 
poses therein Mentioned, I having Examined the Said 
Agreement and finding no material Erasures Nor Interlin- 
ations therein Allow it to be recorded 

Jno Schenck. 

Entered and Compared With the^Origmal by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Page 145. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of highways of the 
town of North Hempstead being called upon by Solomon 
Underbill of Cow Neck to ascertain the Koad <S: the bounds 
thereof along by his house ct Barn, we have accordingly 
been <fc viewed the Premises & fixed the Ijounds as follows, 
Beginning at the south west Corner of said Solomon 
Underbills door Yard ten feet west of said Corner, running 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 441 

uortlierly upon a Strait line fourteen feet west of the 8outli- 
west Corner of Lis Crib along by the barn as the Road now 
runs untill it conies to the line between Peter Onderdonk, 
<k Solomon Underbill tifteen feet west of the Corner of the 
Peach nursery, from a post there standing Belonging to 
Peter Onderdonk leaving for the Road westerly along the 
said line, likewise further being called upon to view the 
road running from the aforesaid Road down the Neck, 
which road running along the east side of the house & Barn 
of Peter Onderdonk down to the gate known by the name 
of Tredwells gate, Which road we do approve of as it now 
Runs At do hereby contirm the same. In Witness hereof 
we do set our hands this hfth day of Septtiuiber in the Year 
Eighteen Hundred <S: Six 

David Allen 
Valentine Williams 
Joseph Onderdonk 



Compared with the Original 



By Jno Schenck Clerk. 



At the annual Townmeeting in North Hempstead first 
Tuesday in april 1807. held at the house of Dobson and 
William Allen on Cowneck, The following persons were 
Chosen Town Officers for the Ensuing year. 

John H. Williams Constable and Collector 

Andries Hegeman Supervisor. 

John Kissam Obadiah Townsend, John Morrell and Law- 
rence Denton Assessors. 

Benjamin Tredwell tt James Hewlet of Sam'l, overseers 
of poor 

Valentine Williams, Joseph Onderdonk, Benjamin On- 
derdonk, Commisioners of Highways 

Fence Viewers Thomas Williams, David Allen, James 
Poole, John Tredwell John Tliorne fJun'r, Dobson Allen, 
Rodman Hicks, Richard Losee. 



4-42 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Overseers of Highways Peter Ouderdonk, bottom of 
Cowneck, Lewis Hewlet, Middle Neck, At tlie Said Town- 
meetiog it was unanimously agreed and voted that the 
Highway District Called, the head of Cowneck District, be 
divided into Two Districts to l)e known by the East and 
West Districts in the following manner the Inhabitance in 
the East District to keep in repair the road that Leads 
from Singleton Mitchells mill to Hericks as far as the Said 
District Extends, and also the road that leads from the 
Meeting house Towards Hempstead Harbour as far as the 
District Extends that way, all the Ldiabitance East and 
North of Said roads or highway's above Mentioned, Includ- 
ing also the follo.wing Houses and their luhabitants on the 
Westerly Side of said Roads, That is to Say, the Houses 

Page 146. 
of John Schenck Jacob Brinkerholt' Singleton Mitchell and 
all the houses Eastwardly of the last mentioned house To- 
wards the Mill, the West District to Contain all the remain- 
ing part of Said District and the Inhabitance to keep in re- 
pair the other roads in Said Dis't Not herein mentioned, 
Singleton Mitchell Avas chosen Overseer for the Eastern 
and George Onderdonk for the Western of Said Districts, 
John llobl)ins Hempstead Harbour, Joseph L. Hewlet, 
Bottom Great Neck, Thomas C. Tliorne, Head Great Neck, 
Rodman Hicks, Success, John M. Smith, Searingtowu, Jos- 
eph Towusend, Herricks, E. Dis't, Joseph Denton, West 
Do, Benj'n Albertson, North Side the plains W. Dis't- 
Obadiah Townsend, E. Do, Samuel Titus, Westbury E. 
Dis't, Isaac Hicks, W. Do, Richard Kirk, E. Side H. H. 

Richard Valentine, John W. Seaman, Peter Titus, to reg- 
ulate Sheeppartings 

William Allen pounder 
John Schenck T. Clerk. 

Andries Hegeman and John Kissani t<j Examine Col- 
lectors books and report a Statenjent at the Next annual 
Townmeeting 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN IlECOllDS. 448 

at the Said Towiimeeting it was agreed and Voted that 
tlie Collector Enter Into a bond with Surety to the Super- 
visor of the Town 

Entered by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



North Hempstead 26th September 1807, we the Sul)- 
seribers Commissioners of Highways for the Town of North 
Hempstead, having been Requested by Joseph Hewlett to 
Examine and regulate a Certain Highway laid out on great 
neck in the year 1705-6, do hereby Certify that we have 
Examined the Same and fixed the Boundary lines thereof as 
Follows, Viz, Begiuing at a Certain Stake Set up three rods 
South of Thomas Tredwell's formerly Justice Tredwell's 
Gate, thence runing Westerly parellel to the fence which 
Stands on the South Side of Thomas Tredwell's Wood land 
and Orchard to a Stake Standing three rods South of the 
Southwest corner of the Said Orchard, thence Westerly to 
a Certain pear Tree, thence Westerly to a pear tree Stand- 
ing Near a burying ground, thence Westerly a Straight 
line to the Sound touching in its way the Northeast Corner 
of Cap't Thomas Woolleys Chair house, making all this part 
of the Said Highway three rods Wide on the Northerly Side 
of the Said line, thence runing Northerly along the Sound 
to Havilaud's Now Hewletts land, bounded on the Eastern 
Side by a Stone fence Standing on the West Side of Thomas 
Woolleys lot, and We do hereby allow the Said Thomas 
Woolley to hang upon the Said Highway Three good 

Page 147. 



Easy Swinging gates. 

Valentine AVilliams 
Joseph Ondehdonk 
B. Onderdonk 

Entered and Compared With the Original 

By Jno Schenck Clerk 



444 HEMrSTEAD TOWN llECOKDS. 

North Hempstead 2d, April 1808. 
we the Subscribers Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead, at the request of Roelof Scheuck 
and others, have tliis day hiid out a Highway as follows. 
Viz, Beginiug at the Southwest Corner of the Court house 
Hovil, Runing thence Southerly a Straight line to the 
Southwest corner of Benjamin Cheesmaus South barn, 
Thence Southerly a Straight line to a Stake Set up three 
rods East of the Southeast Corner of Willett Lawrences 
House, and the Same course to Hempstead line, the Said 
Highway we lay out three Rods wide (Hi the westerly Side 
of the Said line. 

Valentine Williams 
J. Onderdonk 
B. Onderdonk. 

Entered and Compared With the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



At the annual Townmeeting held in North Hempstead at 
the House of William & Dobson Allen First Tuesday in 
Ai)ril 1808. the following persons were Chosen Town officers 
for the Ensuing year, Viz, 

John H. Williams Constable tt Collector 

Andries Hegeman Supervisor 

John Kissam, Obadiah Towusend, John Morrell and Law- 
rence Denton Assessors. 

Benjamin TredAVell, James Hewlett Overseers of the 
poor 

Valentine Williams, Joseph Onderdonk and Benjamin 
(Jnderdonk ^ Commissioners of highways 

Thomas Williams, David Allen, James Poole, John Tred- 
well, John Thome Jur, Dobson Allen, Rodman Hicks, 
Richard Losee. Fence Viewers 

Overseers of Highways Peter Ondei'donk, B. Cow Neck, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 445 

Lewis Hewlett, miildle Neck, Singleton Mitchell, East Dis- 
trict H. Neck, George Onderdouk, west Do, John Robbins, 
H. Harbour, Joseph L. HeAvlett, B. great Neck, Thomas C. 
Thorne, Head neck, Rodman Hicks, Success, John M. 
Smith, S. Town, Joseph Townsend, E. D. Herricks. Jos- 
eph Denton, W. Do, Benjamin Albertson, west D. N. Side 
plains. James Pool, E. Do, Stephen Titus, East Dis. West- 
burj. Isaac Hicks, West Do., Jackson Mott, E. S. H. 
Harbour, 

John Schenck T. Clerk. 

William Allen pounder 

Richard Valentine, John W. Seaman, Peter Titus, to 
regulate Sheeppartings. 

Andries Hegeman & John Kissam to Examine Collectors 
books ct Report at the above Townmeeting Jacamiah Al- 
len, James Allen, Wm. Mitchell, Ricli'd Smith, Griffen 
Sands, Sam'l T. Mitchell, Benj'u Tredwell, Isaac Bogart & 
John Robbins were Chosen to prevent Clams and oysters 
being got in and Carried out of the Town, (the Town of 
hempstead Excepted) and live Dollars Voted as a penalty 
on the offender for each Offence, one half to the prosecutor 
and the other to the Overseers of the poor for the use of 
the poor of the town, and the above to Sue for the penalty 

the above Entered by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



Page 148. 

Queens ^ 
County ^ ' • ' • 

Whereas Thomas Woolley of Noi'tli Hempstead in Said 
County hath ap])ealed to us whose Names are hereunto 
Subscribed, being three of the Judges of the Court of Com- 
mon pleas in and for the Said County, from the Determina- 
tion of Benjamin Onderdouk, Joseph Ondtadonk and Val- 
entine Williams Commissioners of Highways for the Said 



440 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Town of North Hempstead in Regulating and Laj'ing out a 
certain Highway on great neck in Sd Town, hxid out Orig- 
inally in the year 1705-6, from Tredwell's gate westerly to 
the Sound, having Viewed the Said Highway as regulated 
l)y the Said Commissioners on the 2<3tli day of September 
1.S07 and Laving this day Convened at the Court house in 
Said County and Examined the Witnesses on both Sides 
and the Allegations of the parties and Circumstances rela- 
tive to Said Highway, two of us have AfSrmed and by 
these presents do Affirm the proceedings and Determina- 
tion of the Said Commissioners, as witness our hands the 
'2()th day of may 1808. 

John Schenck 
Benj'n Coe 

I dissent from the above Decision 

Richard Valentine 

Entered and Compared with the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



At a Special Townmeeting held at the House of Wm and 
Dobson Allen in the Town of North Hempstead on the 31st 
day of January 1809, for the purpose of Divising a plan to 
prevent the great Injury done by dogs in killing Sheep, 
Legal Notice of Said meeting having been given, Nothing 
being agreed upon the Townmeeting adjourned the busi- 
ness to the next annual Townmeeting 

Entered Pr Order 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



At the Annual Townmeeting held in North Hempstead 
first Tuesday of April 1809, at the house of Wm and Dob- 
son Allen on Cowneck, the following persons Were Chosen 
Town Officers for the Ensuing year. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 447 

John H. Williams Constable & Collector 

Lawrence Denton Supervisor 

John Kissam, Obadiah Townsend, Thomas Tredwell, ct 
Samuel Williams Assessors. 

Benjamin Tredwell ct James Hewlett overseers of the 
poor 

Lott Onderdonk, Daniel Brinkerholf and Benjamin On- 
derdonk Commissioners of Highways 

Tho's Williams, David Allen, James Poole, John Tred- 
well, John Thome Jur, Dobson Allen, Rodman . Hicks, 
Richard Losee Fence Viewers 

Overseers of Highways William Sands, bottom Cow 
neck, Lewis Hewlet, mid'l Neck, Singleton Mitchell, E. 
Dis't, Head Neck. George Onderdonk, west Do., John 
Robbins, H. Harbour, Joseph L. Hewlett, Lower p't great 
neck, Tho's C. Thome, Head Neck, Philip Leek, Success, 
David Cock, Searing T. Joseph Gedney, E. D. Herricks, 
Barut Van Wyck, W. Do George Downing, West Dis't 
plains David Willets, E. Do Stephen Titus, E. part West- 
bury, Isaac Hicks, West Do, Joseph Mott, E. Side H. Har- 
bour, 

William xVlleu Pounder 

John Schenck T'n Clerk. 

Richard Valentine, John W. Seaman S^ George Titus To 
regulate Sheep Partings 

Lawrence Denton and Silvenus Smith to Examine Col- 
lectors books and Report at the Next annual Meeting 

it was Voted that Overseers of the poor pay out of the 
poor Money 15^ Dollars to the Commissioners of highways 

Page 149. 

of Last year to Defray the Expence of Defending an Ap- 
peal brought against their Laying out a highway on great 
neck 

At the Same Townmeeting it was Voted that no Quails 



448 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Shall be killed in this Town between this time and the Next 
annnal Townmeeting under the penalty of one Dollar for 
each Quail hj any person whatever killing the Same, to be 
recovered by the Supervisor of the Town before any Jus- 
tice of the peace in the County with Costs of Suit, and 
When recovered to be paid to the Overseers of the poor for 
the use of the poor of the Town 

Entered by 

Jno Schenck Town Clerk. 



We the Subscribers, Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead, do hereby Certify that we h ive 
laid out A publick Highway three Eods wide and bounded 
on Its Northern Side by the following line, begining at the 
Highway Near Eodman Hick'es House & runing South 65 
West forty one Links to a Marked Locust Tree, thence 
south 85 west Thirteen chains and Eighty two links to a 
Stake, thence South 86 West Nine Chains and Seventy three 
links to a marked Cherry tree, thence North 86 west to a 
cedar Stump, thence westerly along the line fences Stand- 
ing between the Wood lands of Rodman Hicks S: Jeffery 
Hicks on the one Side & the cleared land of Joshua Corn- 
well on the other to a Stake Set up in the South west Cor- 
ner of the Said Jeffer3's Woodland, thence North 88 West 
four Chains and- Seven Links to a Stake Set up three rods 
North of a Sasafras tree, thence Westerly three Rods North 
of the line fence Standing between the lot of the Widow 
Cornwell and the Said Jeffery parrelel with the Said fence 
to a Stake Set up three rods North of the Southwest Cor- 
ner of the Said Jefreys Lott, thence westerly three rods 
north of a partition fence Standing on the Land of the Said 
Widow runing parallel thereto untill it Strikes the Hushing 
line 

Daniel Brinkerhoff 
LoTT Onderdonk 
B. Onderdonk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 449 

North Hempstead 23d Januarv 1810. I do hereby Ac- 
knowledge that I have given for the use and purpose of a 
publick highway so much of my land as is Included in the 
Above Described Highway in Consideration of the particu- 
lar Advantage the Same will be to me. 

Witness Jeffery Hicks. 

John Thorne 

Received North Hempstead January 23d 1810 of the 
Commissioners of Highways of this Town Thirty Six 
f\/jy Dollars in full Consideration for Land Sold them for 
the use of a New Highwav 

Witness Joshua Cornell 

Benjamin Tredwell 

Received North Hempstead 23d January 1810, of the 
Commissioners of Highways for the Sd Town Thirty Six 
-j^jf Dollars in full Consideration for land Sold them for the 
purpose of A Highway 

Witness John Thorne 

Benj'n Tredwell 

Page 150. 

North Hempstead 23d January 1810, We the Subscribers 
Heirs of the Estate of Barrack Cornwell Deceased do here- 
by Acknowledge to have received from the Commissioners 
of Highways for the Town of North Hempstead Ninety 
Dollars in full Consideration for Land to be Occupied in a 
New hiwhwav agreeable to the Award of a Jury made 25tli 
September 1809 

Witness Henry Cornell 

John Thorne her 

Mary : X : Cornell 

Mark. 
Joshua Cornell 

John Cornell 



450 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Kec'd North Hempstead 23d January 1810 of tlie Com- 
missioners of Hi<;liways for the Said Town Thirty Seven 
-*j>- Dollars in full Consideration for Laud Sold them for 
the purpose of a highway 

Witness Kodman Hicks 

Ben.j'n Tredwell 

The foregoing Record of a Highway and Eeceipts attend- 
ing the Same Entered and Compared with the Originals 

By Jno Schenck Clerk. 

At the annual Townmeeting held at the house of William 
and Dobson Allen in North Hempstead 1810, the following 
persons were Chosen Town Officers for the Ensuing year 

John H. Williams Constable and Collector 

Lawrence Denton Supervisor. 

John Kissam, Obadiah Townsend, Thomas TiedAvell and 
Samuel Williams Assessors 

Benj'n Tredwell & George Onderdonk Overseers of the 
poor 

Lott Onderdonk, Daniel Brinkerhoff & John M. Smith 
Commissioners of Highways 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

Thomas Williams, James Poole, David Allen, John Tred- 
well, John Thorne Jur, Dobson Allen, Rodman Hicks, Rich- 
ard Losee, Fenceviewers 

Overseers of highways John Tredwell B. Cow neck, 
Lewis Hewlett, Middle Neck, Singleton Mitchell, Head 
Neck East Side, Benj'n Tredwell, West Side, Jacob Valen- 
tine, H. Harbour, Joseph L. Hewlet, G. N, Thomas C. 
Thorne, Do, Philip Leek, Success, Hallet Cornwell, S. 
Town, Joseph Gedney, E. D. Herricks, Barnt Vanwyck, W. 
Do, George Downing, W. S'd plains, James Poole, E. Do, 
Stephen Titus, E. D. Westbury, Henry Titus, W. Do, Dan- 
iel Mudge, E. S. harbour, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 451 

AV'm Alleu pounder 

John W. Seaman, Obadiah Townseud, George Titns, to 
regulate Sheeppaitings 

Lawrence Denton Benjamin Piatt to Examine Collectors 
book and report at next Townmeeting 

Entered by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Page 151. 

At the annual Townmeeting lield at the house of Wm & 
Dobson Alleu on Cowueck in North Hempstead 1811, the 
following persons were Chosen Town Officers for the En- 
suing 3'ear. 

John H. Williams Constable and Collector 

Lawrence Denton Supervisor 

John Kissam, Obadiah Townsend, Thomas Tredwell, 
Samuel Williams Assessors 

Benjamin Tredwell &: George Onderdonk Overseers of 
the poor 

Lott Onderdonk, Daniel Briukerhoff <Sc John M. Smith 
Commissioners of Highways 

Thomas Williams, James Poole, David Allen, John 
Thorne Jur, Dobson Allen Rodman Hicks, Jonas Denton 
Fence Viewers 

Overseers of Highways John Tredwell, B. Cow Neck, 
Lewis Hewlet, Mid' Neck, Singleton Mitchell, Head N. E. 
Side, Benjamin Tredwell, Do, Jacob Valentine, H. Har', 
Joseph L. Hewlett, Great Neck, Thomas C. Thorne, Do, 
Richard I. Seaman, Success, Simon Searing, Ser' Town, 
Samuel Williams, Herricks, Timothy Cheeseman, Do, West 
part, George Downing, N. Side West part, James Poole, E. 
Do, Stephen Titus, Westburj- E. D. James Post, West Do, 
Daniel Mudge East Side Harbour. 

William Allen pounder 



452 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

John W. Seaman, Obadiah Townsencl, George Titus to 
Regulate Slieeppartings 

Lawrence Denton & Benjamin Piatt to Examine Col- 
lectors Books and report at next Townmeeting 

John ScHENfK Town Clerk 

Entered by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



At the annual Townmeeting held at the House of William 
& Dobson Allen on Cow Neck in the Town of North Hemp- 
stead on the first Tuesday in April 1812, the following per- 
sons were Chosen Town Officers for the Ensuing year. 

Kichard Cornell Constable and Collector 

Lawrence Denton Supervisor 

John Kissam, Thomas Tredwell, Samuel Williams and 
Benjamin Tredwell Junior Assessors 

John I. Schenck and Jacob ila23elye Overseers of the 
poor 

Daniel Brinkerhoff, Lewis Hewlett, Daniel Hoagland 
Commissioners of Highways 

Thomas Williams, James Poole, David Allen, Samuel 
Woolley, Dobson Allen Peter Onderdonk, Jonas Denton 
fence Viewers 

Overseers of Highways James Hewlett, B. Cow^neck, 
Lewis Hewlet, Mid' Neck, Singleton Mitchell, E. Side head 
of the Neck, Benjamin Tredwell, W. Do, Daniel Robins, 
H. Harbour, Jacamiah Allen, B. Great Neck, Thomas C. 
Thorne Head of Do, John Thorne Ju'r, Success, Moses Be- 
dell, Searingtown, Sylvanus Smith, Herricks East part, 
Benjamin Piatt, West Do, Richard Hewlett, North Side 
West District, Lott VanDewater, East Do, Stephen Titus, 
Wesbury East District, William Willets, West Do, Daniel 
Kirk, East Side Hempstead Harbour, 

William Allen pounder 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 458 

John W. Seaman, Obadiali Towuseud, George Titus, to 
regulate Sheeppurtings 

Lawrence Denton, Benjamin Piatt to Examine Collectors 
books and Report at the Next annual Townmeeting. 
John Schenck Town Clerk 
Entered by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Page 152. 

Town of North Hempstead 22d April 1812, we the Sub- 
scribers being Commissioners of Highways for Said Town, 
have this day Altered and Laid out a highway as follows. 
Viz, begiuing at a Certain Stake adjoining the west Side of 
the Highway that leads from Isaac Hicks'es to Peter Bakers 
and runing forty Nine rods and forty tive feet South of the 
front of the house in which Jacob Town send now Lives, 
C<mtinuing on westerly untill it Strikes the fence on the 
North Side of the old road or highway, the Said Highway 
to be four rods wide on the South Side of the above De- 
scribed line 

Daniel Hoagland ) ^ • • 

T\ Ti } Commissioners. 

Daniel Brinkerhoff > 

Entered and Compared with the Original 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



Town oi North Hempstead 24th June 1812. We the 
Subscribers Commissioners of Highways for Said town have 
this day laid out a road for the Accommodation of Uriah 
Totten as follows, Viz, Begining at a Small heap of Stones 
on the line which Divides the ToAvn of oysterbay from this 
Town, runing Westerly along the Land of Asa Baker Sev- 
enty two rods or thereab(mt, Twenty feet Wide through 
the Land of Isaac Smith, then Northerly through the Land 



454 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

of the Said Isaac Smith one liiuidred and Ten rods Twenty 
feet AVide, Viz, ten feet Each way from the Center of a road 
knoAvn by the name of Crookers road, thence through the 
Common Lands in the Same Direction Seventy Two rods, 
Two rods wide, to the highway Leading from Jericho to 
Hempstead, and we do h reby Certify the above to be a 
True Statement of the Same 

Daniel Hoagland 
Daniel Brinkerhoff 
Lewis S. Hewlett. 

Entered and Compared with the Original 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Page 153. 

We the fenceviewers of the Town of North Hempstead, 
being Called upon by Andries Hegemau to make a Di- 
vision of the line fence between him and Joseph On- 
derdonk, having Viewed the premises k do Certify as 
follows, that is the Said Joseph Onderdonk Shall make 
& Maintain the westermost part of the line fence, be- 
gining at the Corner by a pair of bars Adjoining Peter 
Hegemaus Woods, runing Easterly Eighteen and half 
Chains to a certain Stake in the woods, then the Said An- 
dries Hegeman Shall make and maintain from the Said 
Stake Seventeen and a half Chains down to the Shore of 
Hempstead harbour Including the Water fence 

Done on Cowneck, June 5th 1812. 

Peter Onderdonk 
DoBsoN Allen. 

Entered and Compared with the Original 

By Jno ScHENck Clk. 



Ave the undersigned fence Viewers of the Town of North 
Hempstead having been Called by James Allen to make a 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 455 

Division of the line fence between biin and Whitehead 
Hewlet, we having Viewed the premises do Certify as fol- 
lows, that the Said James Allen Shall Make and maintain 
the westermost part of Said fence, begining on the bank on 
the west Side of great neck, runing Easterly Eighteen 
Chains and Eighty three links to a Small walnut Then 
marked, and the Said Whitehead Hewlet is to make and 
maintain from the Said Walnnt tree to the Corner of Sam- 
uel Aliens woods it being also Eighteen Chains ^ Eighty 
three links as the fence Now Stands. 

Done on great neck the 16th November 1812 

Peter Onderdonk 
DoBsoN Allen. 

Entered by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



At the Annual Town meeting held at the house of W^'m & 
Dobson Allen 1st Tuesday in April 1813. the following 
persons were Chosen Town Officers as follows. 

Richard Cornwell Constable and Collector. 
. Lawrence Denton Supervisor 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

Thomas Tredwell, Samuel Williams, Benjamin Tredwell, 
James Poole Assessors 

Jacob Rapelye, Epinetus xlppleb}-, Overseers of the poor 

Daniel Hoagland, Daniel Brinkerhoff, Lewis S. Hewlet 
Commissioners of Highways 

Thomas Williams, Oliver Valentine, David Allen, Sam'l 
Woolley, Dobson Allen, Peter Onderdonk, James Denton 
fence Viewers 

:- Overseers of Highways Richardson Cornwell, Bottom 

Cow Neck, Lewis Hewlet, middle Do, Singleton Mitchell, 

Head Neck E. Side, Benj'n Tredwell, West Do, Daniel 

Robbins, H. H. Jakamiah Alien, Great Neck, Thomas C. 



456 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Thorne, upper part great neck, John Thorue, Success, El- 
dert Coruwell, Tanners pond, SuccessDistrict was Divided, 
the Inhabitance of Success on the west Side the road to 
keep the road in repair above a rock about half way down 
Success hill, and the Southern part of Said District to be 
repaired by the Inhabitance Living below Said hill or Tan- 
ners pond District, Silas Cock, Seaiingtown, Silvenus Smith, 
Herricks E. part, Benjamin Piatt, west Do, Eichard Hew- 
let, N. Side, Timothy Boerum, East Do, Edmond Powel, 

Page 154. 
Westbury E. D. WiUiam Willets, West Do, Daniel Kirk, 
East Side H. Harbour, 

William Allen pounder 

John W. Seaman, Obadiah Towusend, George Titus to 
regulate Sheep partings. 

Lawrence Denton & Benjamin Piatt were Chosen to Ex- 
amine the Collectors books and report at the Next Annual 
Townmeeting 

the Townmeeting was Adjourned to the 2(Sth of this 
month at this place. 

The Proceedings of the foregoing Townmeeting Entered 
and Compared with the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Conformable to the above Adjournment a Townmeeting 
was held on the 28th of April 1813, to take into further 
Consideration a Notice from Gideon Hawley Superintend- 
ant of Common Schools through the Clerk of Queens Coun- 
ty, which notice was read at the annual Townmeeting and 
was as follows, that the Distribution Share of the Interest 
on the School fund for Queens County is, 1008 Dollars and 
Y^jj, it was Voted unanimous that a Sum Equal to the pro- 
portion of North Hempstead be raised by a Tax on the free- 
holders and Inhabitance of the Town to Entitle them to 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 457 

the proportion of the Town in the Said Interest of the 
School fund, and John W. Seaman, Benjamin Tredwell and 
Singleton Mitchell were Chosen Commissioners of Schools, 
and James Pool, Samuel Williams, Daniel Hoagland and 
Peter Onderdonk were Chosen Inspectors of Schools for 
the Town 

Entered by Order of the Town Meeting 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



We the Subscribers Commissioners of Schools for the 
Town of North Hempstead at a meeting held at the house 
of William and Dobson Allen on the Nineteenth day of au- 
gust 1813, do Divide the abovesaid Town into School Dis- 
tricts as Follows 

Westhary 

No. 1. bounded Easterly by Oysterbay line. Southerly 
by Hempstead line, westerly by the highway Leading from 
the plains by Isaac Hicks'es to Hempstead Harbour, untill 
it comes opposite Richard Weeks'es, from thence Easterly 
untill it comes to Jarvis Clements, from thence by James 
Motts to Oysterbay line Inclusive. 

North Side 

No. 2. l)ound Easterly by the highway that leads 
from Hempstead harbour to the plains, begining Opposite 
Richard W^eeks'es as the road runs by Isaac Hicks'es untill 

Page 155. 

it comes to Hempstead line, Southerly by Hempstead line 
untill it meets the road that leads by Valentine Williams to 
Lewis Wilsons, northerly by the road ojjposite Richard 
Weeks'es to the place of Begining. 

Ileiiij)iitea(J llnrhour 
No. 3. Bound Easterly by Oysterbay line, Southerly 



458 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



from Ojsterbay line by James Motts Jarvis Clements & 
Lewis Wilsons, Leaving the above families in No. 1. & 2. 
westerly from Lewis Wilsons by the road to Elizabeth Ap- 
pelby's, Including all the Families on the west Side Ad- 
joining the road and all on the East Side of Hempstead 
Harbour to Oysterbay line. 

Flower ///// 

No. ■!. Bounded Easterly by Hempstead Harbour bay, 
begining north of Elizabeth Appleby's untill it comes to 
Trustram Dodge's, then across from Trustram Dodge's to 
John Hegeman's, thence to Samuel T. Mitchell's to Cow- 
bay, westerly by Cow l)ay untill it comes to Joel Davis'es, 
from thence to one rod East of Eichard E. Smith's house, 
from thence one Eod South East of Stephen Sell's house, 
from thence one rod South of James Hewlett's house, and 
from thence one rod north of Elizabeth Appleby's house to 
the place of begining. 

Bottom of Coicneck 

No. 5. Bounded as followeth, begining one rod North 
of Trustram Dodge's house, from thence one rod North of 
John Hegeman's house, one rod north of Samuel T. Mitch- 
ell's house to Cow bay, westerly by Cow bay. Northerly by 
the Sound, and Easterly by Hemi)stead harbour bay to the 
place of begining. 

Plandovie 

No. 6. begining at cow bay, runing one rod Southard of 
Joel Davis'es house, from thence one rod East of Eichard 
E. Smith's house, from thence one rod South East of Ste- 
phen Sell's house, from thence one rod South of Henry 
Hay dock's house to Cow bay, from thence by the bay to 
the place of begining. 

Head of CoicnecJi' 
No. 7. Begining one rod South of Henry Haydock's 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 459 

house, from tbeiice one rod Southeast of Stephen Sell's 
house, from thence one rod South of James Hewlett's house 
to the highway runiug hy the house, by the Said Higlnvay 
to the highway leading across the head of Cowneck, from 
thence one rod north of Israel Rogers'es house, from thence 
one rod South of James and Peter Andersons, from thence 
one rod Southwest of Thomas C. Thome's house, from 
thence one rod west of Eoelofl'Schenck's house, from thence 
one rod East of Daniel Cornell's house, from thence one 
rod North of John Morrell's house, from thence Across 
Cowbay one rod South of Henry Haydock's house to the 
l^lace of begining. 

Great Neck 

No. 8. Begining at the old mill Creek below Elijah Al- 
len's Mill, from thence runing one rod South of Elijah Al- 
len's mill, from thence one rod South and westerly of Roe- 
lof Schenck's house, from thence one rod East of Daniel 

Page 156. 

Cornell's house, from thence North and West of John Mor- 
rell's house untill it comes to Cowbay, Easterly by Cow 
bay. Northerly and Avesterly partly by the Sound and partly 
by Little Neck bay to the place of begining. 

^ucces)< 

No. 9. Begining at the old mill creek below Elijah xA.1- 
len's mill. Riming one rod South of Elijah Allen's mill, 
from thence one rod South westerly of Roelof Schenck's 
House, from thence one rod South of Thomas C. Thome's 
House, from thence one rod Soiith of James and Peter An- 
derson's house, from thence one rod East of Henry Cor- 
nell's house, from thence one rod west of Richard I Sea- 
man's, from thence Across untill it meets the Hushing line 
in the road that leads from Success to the plains, and from 
thence as the flushing line runs untill it comes to the old 
mill Creek or place of begining. 



460 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Jlerricks 

No. 10. Begining in the road one rod north of Israel 
Kogers, from thence one rod Westerly of Joseph Gedney and 
Mordica Losee, from thence one rod East of Timothy 
Smith's and Jonas Denton's, and from thence by the road 
to the Hempstead line, by Hempstead line uutill it meets 
Flushing line, and by Flushing line untill it meets the road 
that leads from Success to the plains, and from thence one 
rod west of Eichard I. Seaman's, and from thence one rod 
North of Barnt Vanwyck's House, from thence one rod 
north and west of Israel Roger's house the place of begin- 
ing 

8ea7'i)igtotc7i 
No. 11. begining oue rod North and West of Israel 
Rogers house, from thence one rod West of Joseph Ged- 
ney's and Mordaica Losee, from thence one rod East of 
Timothy Smith's and Jonas Denton's Houses, from thence 
to the road, and by the road to Hempstead line, by Hemp- 
stead line untill it comes to the road that leads by Valen- 
tine Williams to Lewis AVilson's, and from thence ten rods 
westerly of all the Houses on the road leading from Lewis 
Wilson's to Elizabeth Appleby's, and one rod North and 
west of Elizabeth Appleby's, and from thence one rod north 
of Thomas Appleby's house, and from thence one rod North 
of Israel Roger's house to the place of begining. 

John W. Seaman ) ^, 

Singleton Mitchell f Commissioners 

Benj'n Teedwell S ^^^ 

Entered and Compared with the Original l)y 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Page 157. 

We the Subscribers commissioners of highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead, do hereby Certify that we have 
this day laid out a road or highway from the road Leading 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 461 

tliroiigli the middle of Cowneck to the road Leading to 
Singleton Mitchell's Grist mill, three rods wide, Begiuing 
near Daniel Ireland's Tavern at a Certain Stake, Courses 
and Distances as follows. 

rods links 
No. 1. North 801 West 39-17^ by the laud of John Bur- 

tis to a marked post 
road being through John 











Hutching's Laud. 


2. 


. . 75 . . 


64- 


-00 


to a marked oak tree. 


3. 


.. 80^.. 


13 


- 5 


to a cedar tree through 
the land of John Hutch- 
in gs. 


4. 


South 89 . . 


. 12 


-15 


to a marked black oak 
tree. 


5. 


. . 81f . . 


11- 


- 8 


to a marked burcli tree 
thro land of John Burtis. 


6. 


. . 65f . . 


25- 


- 5 


to a marked Chesnut tree. 


7. 


.. 561 .. 


16- 


-21 


to the Corner of R. R. 
Smith's Cow yard. 


8. 


.. 721.. 


9- 


- 5 


to a marked Stake. 




Through the ] 


land of E 


ichard E. Smith. 


9. 


. . 84f . . 


28- 


-00 


to a Stake 


10. 


North 581 . . 


10- 


19 


to a Do. 


11. 


. . 851 . . 


10- 


13 


to a Do. 


12. 


South 77 


17- 


5 


to Corner of S. Hutching's 
Garden. 


13. 


. . 771 . . 


14- 


24 


to a marked post. 


14. 


. . 67-^ . . 


20- 


6 


to a Do. Do. thro Land 
of Stephen Hutchings. 


15. 


. . 881 . . 


16- 


 8 


to a Marked white oak 
tree. 


1(). 


North 831 . . 


9 


12 


to a Stake. 


17. 


South 69f . . 


13- 


12 


to a Do. 


18. 


North 761 . . 


12- 


 18 


to a Do. 


19. 


South 15 . . 


3- 


00 


to a Do. 



462 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Througli the land of the Manufacturing Company, the 
road lying and being on the South of the above Described 
line, and No. 20 begining at a Certain Marked Locust post 
in the fence of Singleton Mitchell on the South Side of the 
road, and leaving the Road on the North of the following 
line. 

10 - 00 to a marked ash tree 
through the land of the 
Manufacturing Company. 
6 00 to a Marked ash tree. 
8-00 to a Do. Do. 

24 - 14 to a thorn tree. 
42 - 22 to a Stone and by post 
and rail fence 
. 22-18 to- a Do. road South Side 
of - - 
6 - 15 to a Do. - Do. - 
. 23 - 20 to a Stake South of Sin- 
gleton Mitcheirs Crib or Chair house to the Said Highway 
leading to Said Grist Mill, we allow and grant to Singleton 
Mitchell his heirs and Assigns the right of keeping one 
Easy Swinging gate Opposite to his land on Said Road 
Dated the tenth day of September Eighteen hundred and 
Thirteen 

Daniel Brinkerhoff 
Daniel Hoagland 

Entered and Compared with the Original 

Jno Sohenck Clerk. 



Page 158. 

At the Annual Townmeeting held in North Hempstead 
1814, at the house of William & Dobson Allen 1st Tuesday 
in April, the following persons Avere Chosen Town Officers 
for the Ensuing year. 

Richard Cornwell Constable & Collector 



No. 20. 


North 821 


. . 21. 


.. 821 


. . 22. 


. . 331 


. . 23. 


.. 14f 


.. 24. 


.. 33 


.. 25. 


South 621 


. . 26. 


.. 811 


: . 27. 


.. 761 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 463 

Lawrence Denton Supervisor 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

Thomas Treclwell, Samuel Williams, Benjamin Tredwell, 
James Poole Assessors 

Jacob Rapelje, Epinitus Appleby, Overseers of the 
poor. 

Thomas Tredwell, Samuel Titus, Lewis S. Hewlett Com- 
missioners of Highways 

Benjamin Albertson, Oliver Valentine, David Allen, Wil- 
liam Tredwell, Dobson Allen, Peter Onderdonk, Jonas 
Denton fence viewers 

Overseers of highways Richardson Cornwell, liot'ni 
Cowneck, W'm Salts Ju'r, Mid'l Do, Singleton Mitchell, 
head Neck East Side, Benjamin TredAvell, west Do, Caleb 
Valentine, H. H. AVilliam Mitchell, great neck, Thomas 
C. Thorne, Upper part Do, AV'm Dodge, Sue. Elderd Corn- 
well, Tan's pond, Silas Cock, Searing ToAvn, Richard Wil- 
liams, E. Dis Herricks, Benj'n Piatt, West Do, Samuel Val- 
entine, North Side plains west Dis't, Obadiah Townsend, 
East Do, Edmond Powell, Westbury E. Dis't, Jackson 
Townsend, west Do, Silas Kirk, East Side harbour, 

W'm Allen pounder 

John W. Seaman, Obadiah Townsend, George Titus, to 
regulate Sheepparting 

Lawrence Denton & Benjamin Piatt to Examine Col- 
lectors books & Report 

John W. Seaman, Benjamin Tredwell, Singleton Mitchell 
Commissioners of Schools 

Daniel Hoagland, Peter Onderdonk, James Poole, Sam- 
uel Williams, Robert Morrell, Benjamin Tredwell Jur. In- 
spectors of Schools 

John Morrell, Richard Thorne Jur, Whitehead Hewlett, 
W'm K. Allen, Samuel Skidmore, John Tredwell, Grift'en 
Sands, Jacamiah Allen, Townsend Willis, Daniel Kirk, 



464 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

Isaac Bogait were Chosen to prosecute any person or 
persons who Shall get with Intent to carry out of the Town 
any Clams or oysters, and a Vote passed at the Said Town- 
meeting Imposing a penalty of 12^ dollars on any Such 
person for every Offence, and the penalty when recovered, 
one half to be paid to the Complainer and the other to the 
Overseers of the poor of Said Town for the Support of the 
poor. 

Entered by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



At a Special Townmeeting held at the house of W'm & 
Dobsou Allen in North Hempstead on the 30th day of July 
1814. which was Called for the purpose of Choosing a 
Constable and Collector in the place of Eichard Corn well . 
Deceased, David Losee Junior was unanimously Chosen to 
till the Said Offices for the Remainder of the year. 

Entered by 

Jno Schenck Town Clerk 



Page 159. 

Articles of agreement between Jeremiah Robins of Hemp- 
stead Harbour of the one part, and the proprietors of the 
School house in Said place and their Successors of the oth- 
er part, witnesseth, that whereas there has been a Dispute 
between the Said parties Respecting the Land whereon the 
Said Schoolhouse now Stands and around it, now to Settle 
the Said Dispute the Said Jeremiah Robins for and in Con- 
sideration of the Sum of four pounds to him in hand paid 
the receipt Whereof he doth hereby Acknowledge, doth 
agree for himself and his heirs that the land around the 
Schoolhouse Shall no more be incroached upon than as 
the fence Now Stands Easterly of Said Schoolhouse, but in 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. . 465 

case the Said Jeremiah Robins Shall Sell his fann at 
hempsteiid harbour, if he and the Said proprietors or their 
Successors cannot agree for any right he has to Said Land 
about the Said Schoolhouse then Each of the Said parties 
Shall Choose one Indifterent man who Together with a 
third person if the}' see tit to Choose him, Shall Determine 
what the real worth of Said Land is and each of the Sd 
parties do agree to abide by and fulfill their determination, 
as witness our hands and Seals the Seventeenth day of April 
one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety five, it is farther 
agreed the Said proprietors do give all their right to the 
ashes burnt in Said Schoolhouse to Said Jeremiah Rob- 
bins, day and year above written. 

Sealed and Delivered 
in the Presence of 

James D. Hanna Jeremiah Robbins (S) 

Stephen Van Nostrand 

Richard Kirk, proprietor (S) 

"William Valentine, })roprietor (S) 
Richard Manett, proprietor (S-) 
Andrew Onderdonk, proprietor (S) 

Enter'd and Compared Avith the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



I Singleton Mitchell do Solemly and Sincerely promise 
and Swear that I will in all things, to the best of my knowl- 
edge and ability, well and Truly Execute the trust reposed 
in me as Commissioner of Common Schools for the Town 
of North Hempstead in Queens County Without favour or 
partiality 

Singleton Mitchell. 

I do hereby Certify that the above Named person hath 



460 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Taken and Subscribed tlie above oath before me the 1 day 
of July 1814 

Garret Laton, Justice 

Entered Pr 

John Schenck Clerk. 



PaCxE 160. 

I Robert Morrell do Soleinly and Sincerely promise and 
Swear that I will in all things, to the best of my knowledge 
and Ability, well and Truly Execute the triist Reposed in 
me as Inspector of Common Schools for the Town of North 
Hempstead in Queens County without favor or partiality 

Robert Morkell. 

I do hereby Certify that the above Named hath Taken 

and Subscribed the above Oath before me the first da}' of 

July 1814 

Garret Laton, Justice 

Entered by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



We the Suliscribers Commissioners of highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead in Queens County, l)eing Called 
by a number of the Freeholders of Said Town to View and 
regulate a way Called a bridle way, we have by and with 
the Consent of the Owners of the Lanrl, the Aliens f ami- 
lyes and Hewletts family, beginiug at the highway in front 
of Benjamin and Jacamiah Allen's Dwelling house, runing 
Northerly b}' the East end of Said house, so Northerly by 
the East end of the barn, thence Northerly along a Stone 
and post and rail fence to James Allen's land on the East 
side of a hedge fence, thence North to a Stone ditch fence 
on the West Side of Said fence into Whitehead Hewletts 
land, thence North across the corner of Whitehead Hew- 
letts first lott into the Second Lott on the East Side of a 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 467 

Stone & post and rail fence, North 34 degrees west across 
Whitehead HeAvletts Land to George HeAvlett's Woods, 
thence Nearly a Northeast course throu^jjh the AVoods on 
the East Side of the fence into a lane leading to George 
Hewlets Dwelling house, by the west end of Said house to 
the lieach, which way Called a Inidle way, we the Com- 
missioners do Accept of on the part of the publick in 
lieu of a Avay Now used by the people runing promiscu- 
ously through the lots and Woods, thence Northerly partly 
on the beach and partly on the ui)laud and above the bank 
untill it comes to a large Oak tree on the East Side of Said 
tree, thence through a bunch of young Locus trees runing 
Straight on the beach untill it comes to the line feuce be- 
tween George hewletts and Thomas WooUeys land. So on 
the beach into Thomas Woolleys land on the west Side of 
a walnut Stump to the west end of Thomas Woolley's gar- 
den, thence around Said garden to the pavement in front of 
Thomas Woolleys house, to the west Side of the pavement 
northerly to the Highway Leading to JosejDh Hewlett's 
land, It appearing from the best Information we have been 
able to Collect, the people have used it in front of Thomas 
Woolleys house as a way called a bridle way. 

North Hempstead August 9th 1814. 

Lewis S. Hewlett ] 

Sa3iuel Titus >• Commissioners. 

Thomas Tredwell. j 
Entered and Compared with the Original 

By Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Page 161. 

it appearing from the Old Records of highways that a 
privelege was granted of hanging Swinging gates between 
the Village of hempstead harbour and Pearsalls Landing, 
we the Subscribers Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead, Taking the Same into Consider- 
ation on the Ai'idication of. the luhabitance of Said Vil- 



468 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

lage, Ave order and Direct the highway leading to Pearsalls 
Landing to he an open highAvay three rods wide. 

North Hempstead Aug. 9th, 1814. 

Lewis S. Hewlett 
Samuel Titus 

Entered and Compared with the Oiigiual by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



rT > .-, . • 

> Commissioners. 



Whereas Lewis S. Hewlett, Samuel Titus and Thomas 
Tredwell Commissioners of hisfhwavs for the Town of North 
Hempstead, did in and by an Instrument in writing Sub- 
scribed by them, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the 
Said Town on the &th day of August last past, a Copy of 
which is hereunto annexed, lay out and regulate a Certain 
road or roads therein mentioned, and whereas Thomas 
Woolley and James Allen, Inhabitance of Said Town, did 
on the 19th day of Said month, make an Appeal in Writing 
to us Complaining that they were aggrieved by Such act 
of the Said Commissioners in relation to Such road and re- 
questing our aid in the premises, we the Subscribers, 
Judges of the Court of Common pleas in and for the Snid 
County, do hereby therefore Certify that we have met up- 
on Such appeal and having Examined and heard the alle- 
gation and proofs in relation to Such road and the laying 
out and regulating the same, do Decide and Adjudge that 
the Said road has been Improperly and Illegally laid out 
and regulated by the aforesaid Commissioners, and we do 
therefore Order and Adjudge that the report of the Said 
Commissioners and the Said Record made by them of Such 
road, be Vacated and Annulled to all Intents and purposes 
as if the Same had never been made, In Witness we have 
hereunto Set our hands this 21st day of November in the 
year 1814. 

Cary Dunn 
Stephen Carman 
Solomon Wooden. 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN KECOllDS. 459 

Eutered aud Compared with the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Page 162. 

at the aijiuial Towumeetiiijj; on the fovirth day of A])ril 
1815. at the house of W'ni <t Dobson Allen in the Town of 
North Hempstead, the following persons were Chosen 
Town Officers for the Ensuing year. Viz. 

David Losee Ju'r Constable and Collector 

Lawrence Denton Supervisor 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

Thomas Tredwell, Samiiel Williams, Benjamin Tredwell, 
James Pool Assessors. 

Stephen Sell, William Hewlett, Overseers of the poor 

Samuel Skidmore, Caleb Valentine, Joseph Dodge Jun'r 
Commissioners of Highways 

Benjamin Albertson, Oliver Valentine, David Allen, Wil- 
liam Tredwell, Dobson Allen, Peter Onderdonk, Jonas 
Denton fence viewers 

Overseers of highways Peter Onderdonk, bottom Cow 
neck, Epenetus Appleby, middle Do, Singleton Mitchell, 
head of Cow neck East Dis't, Benjamin 'I'redwell, west do, 
Caleb Valentine, H. harbour, William Mitchell, great neck, 
Thomas C. Thoine, upper part Do, William Dodge, Suc- 
cess, Richard I. Seaman, Tanners pond, Samuel Willis, 
Searingtowu, Bichard Williams, E. District Herricks, Eb- 
euezer Smith, west "Do, Sanund Valentine, plains W. d, 
Thomas Townsend, E. Do, Edmund Powt-ll, Westbury, E. 
district, Jackson Townsend, west do., Silas Kirk, East S d 
harbour, 

William Allen [)()un(ler 

James Poole, Obadiah Townsend A: George Titus to Reg- 
ulate Sheeppartings. 



470 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Lawreuce Denton, Beuj'n Piatt to Examine Collectors 
books and report at the Next annual Townmeetiug 

Benjamin Tredwell, Singleton Mitchell, Benjamin Piatt 
Commissioners of Schools 

Daniel Hoagland, Peter Onderdonk, James Poole, Sam- 
uel Williams, Robert Morrell, Benjamin Tredwell Junior 
Inspectors of Schools 

John Morrell, Richard Thorn e Ju'r, Whitehead Hewlett, 
W'm K. Allen, Samuel Skidmore, John Tredwell, Griffen 
Sands, Jacamiah Allen, Townsend Willis, Daniel Kirk, 
Isaac Bogert, were Chosen to carry into Eli'ect the vote 
passed at the last annual Townmeeting to jjrevent Clams & 
Oysters being Carried out of the Town. 

At the Same Townmeeting it was Unanimously Voted 
that the Overseers of the poor are Authorized and Direct- 
ed to hire out Such of those Chargal)le ou the Town at Ser- 
vice as they and the Justices in the Town Shall Judge 
proper and Apply their Earnings towards the Suppoi-t of 
the Poor Chargable to the Town 

Entered by 

Jno Schenck, Clerk 



Page 163. 

We the Subscribers Commissioners of Common Schools 
for the Town of North Hempstead in Queens County, at a 
meeting held at the house of William & Dobson Allen on 
the Eighth day of may 1815, do Divide, the Said Town into 
School Districts as follows. 

Westhin't/ 

No. 1. bounded Easterly by Oysterbay line. Southerly 
by Hempstead line untill it comes within one rod of James 
Searing's house, from thence one rod north of Duncan 
Fowlers, thence by the highway that leads to Hempstead 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liECORDS. 471 

harbour uutill it comes Opposite llicluiid Weekes, from 
thence to Jarvis Clemeuts, from thence to James Motts, 
from thence to Ojsterbaj line Inclusive 

North Side 

No. 2. l)ovinded Easterly by the highway that leads 
from hempstead harbour to the plains, begining Opposite 
Eichard Weekes untill it comes within one rod of Duncau 
Fowlers house, fiom thence one rod North of Duncan 
Fowlers house, to one rod north and one rod East of James 
Searings house, from thence to the Hempstead line, from 
tlience Westerly along Said line uutill it meets the road 
leading from hempstead to William Sealey's, from thence 
one Rod west of William Sealy's house and one rod north 
of AVilliam Sealeys house, to the said highway, and along 
Said highway uutill it comes one rod north of Richard El- 
derds house, from thence one rod north of Lewis Wilsons 
house to the place of begining. 

Hempstead Jlarhour 

No. 3. Bounded Easterly by Oysterbaj' line. Southerly 
from Oysterbay line one Rod north of Lewis Wilson's, un- 
till it Strikes the Highway one rod North of Richard El- 
derd, from thence one rod East of Thomas Woods, and one 
rod East of Abraham Coles, from thence one rod west of 
Elizabeth Appleby, Including all the families on the East 
Side of Hempstead Harbour to Ojsterbay line. 

No. -t. begining one rod Northwest of Elizal)eth Apple- 
by's, from thence along the bay or harbour untill it comes 
one rod North of Trustrani Dodg'es, from thence one lod 
North of Oharles Wright's, from thence one rod North of 
Samuel T. Mitchells, to Oow bay, from thence to the east 
end of Singleton Mitchell's mill dam, from thence one rod 
west of William Hewlett's, to the highway one rod West of 



472 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

Stephen Hutfliiiig's from tlieuce along Said Highway Op- 
posite Richard 11. Smith's, from thence one rod west of 
James Hewlett's, from thence one rod North of Thomas Ap- 
pleby's to the place of Begining. 

Page 164. 

Bottohi CoicnecJi 

No. 5. begining one rod North of Trustram Dodge's 
house, from thence one rod north of Charles Wright's 
house, from thence one rod North of Samuel T. Mitchell's 
house to Cowbay, Westerly by Cowbay, Northerly by the 
Sound Easterly by hempstead harbour bay to the place of 
begining. 

Head of CoicnecJc 

No. (). begining at the East end of Singleton Mitchell's 
Mill dam, runing one rod west of William Hewlett's, to 
the road one rod west of Stephen Hutching's, from thence 
as the road runs Opi^osite Richard R. Smith's from thence 
to one rod west of James Hewletts, to one rod North of 
Thomas Appleby's, from thence one rod East of Abraham 
Coles, from thence one rod east of Thomas Woods, from 
thence one rod north of Israel Roger's from thence one Rod 
South of Isaac Downing's from thence one rod South of 
Daniel Briukerhotfs from thence one rod East of Roelof 
Schenck's from thence one rod east of the house former- 
ly Allen Mitchell's, from thence one rod north of John 
Morrell's, from thence Across Cowbay to the place of be- 
gining. 

Great JVecl' 

No. 7. begining at the old mill Creek below Elijah Al- 
iens Mill, from thence runing one rod South of Elijah Al- 
iens Mill, from thence one rod South of Elijah Allen's 
house, from thence one rod North of Roelof Schenck's 
house, from thence one rod East of the house formerly be- 
longing to Allen Mitchell, from thence one rod North of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 478 

John Monell's house untill it comes to Cowbay, easterly to 
Cowbay, northerly and westerly partly by the Sound and 
partly by Little neck bay to the place of begining. 

S'uccess 
No. 8. begining at the old mill creek below Elijah Al- 
len's mill, runing one rod South of Elijah Allen's Mill, from 
thence one rod South of Elijah Allen's house, from thence 
one rod North and one rod East of Roelof Schenck's, from 
thence one rod west and one rod South of Daniel Brinker- 
liotf's, one rod South of Isaac Downing's, from thence one 
rod East of Barent Vanwyck \' Ebeuezer Smith, from thence 
one rod East of Richard I. Seaman's from thence one rod 
East of Edward Griswold's, from thence one rod East of 
John Peter's to the hempstead line, along Said line untill 
it comes to flushing line, from thence along Flushing line 
to the place of begining. 

Her ricks 
No. 9. begining one rod Southeast of Thomas Wood's, 
and runing one rod North west of Israel Rogers, from 
thence one rod East of Barent Vanwyck's and Ebenezer 
Smith's, from thence one rod East of Richard I. Seaman's 
house, from thence one rod East of Edward Griswold's, from 

Page 165. 

thence one rod East of John Peters to Ht-mpstead line, 
and by hempstead line Easterly untill it Strikes the road 
that leads from hempstead to William Sealey's, from thence 
one rod west of William Sealey's house, from thence one 
rod North of William Sealey's to Said highway, and along 
Said highway to ihe place of begining. 

Benj'n Tredwell 
Singleton Mitchell 
Ben.j'n Platt. 

Entered and Com})ai'ed with the Orignal by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



474 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Whereas a Bridle way leading from the l)a3' below the 
Mill pond now the property of David Allen, so northerly 
across the lots to the beach so along the Beach to the high- 
way from the main road to haviland's land, was laid out 
and Reported in the Records of Queens County on the 23th 
march, 1705-(5, and whereas all Bridle ways in the County 
are Declared to be publick highways by the Sixteenth Sec- 
tion of the act of the Legislature of the State of New York, 
Entitled an act to regulate highways in the Counties of Siif- 
folk. Queens & Kings, passed April 2d 1813. we the Sub- 
scribers Commissioners of highways for the Town of North 
Hempstead have on this 19th day of August 1815 laid out 
& Marked for a public highway three rods wide, all that cer- 
tain piece of land and beach described by Survey as follows, 
begiuiug at the bay the first three rods below the mill pond 
of David Allen, and ruuing thence North Eight degrees 
west to the beach, thence along on the beach till it meets 
with the highway leading from the land of Joseph L. Hew- 
lett formerly Called Haviland's land. 

Caleb Valentine 

Joseph Dodge Jun'r Commissioners. 

Samuel Skidmore 

Entered and Compared with the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Page 166. 

Whereas Caleb Valentine, Joseph Dodge Junior and Sam- 
uel Skidmore Commissioners of highways for the Town of 
North Hempstead did on the nineteenth day of August last 
past by an Instrument under their hands bearing date the day 
above mentioned, lay out a road as described in the annex- 
ed Instrument which is a Copy of the Record of Such road, 
and whereas James Allen S: Jacamiah Allen luhabitauce of 
the Said town and Claimants of the land through which the 
Said road passes, did within the time proscribed by law 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 475 

iimke an Aj)peul to us the Subscribers Judges of tlie Court 
of Common pleas in and for the Said County, Com])hiining 
they were aggrieyed by Such act of the Commissioners and 
requesting our aid in the premises, we do therefore hereby 
Certify that we have Accordingly met and heard the proofs 
and Allegations of the parties, and do decide and Adjudge 
that the Said road is Improperly laid out & we Order and 
Adjudge that the Said" record be vacated and annulled to 
all Intents and purposes, dated the 21st day of Septem- 
ber I8I0. 

Caky Dunn Jun'r 
James Hegeman 
Singleton MrrcHELL. 

A true Copy Entered and Compared AVith the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Page 167. 

at the Annual Townmeeting 1st Tuesday of April 1816. 
held in Town of North Hempstead at the house of Wm A: 
Dobson Allen, the following persons were Chosen Town Of- 
ficers for the Ensuing year. 

David Losee Ju'r Constable and Collector 

Lawrence Denton Supervisor 

John Schenck Town Clerk 

Thomas Tredwell, Samuel Williams, Benjamin Tredwell, 
James Poole Assessors 

Stephen Sell and William Hewlett Overseers of tlu; 
poor 

Joseph Dodge Jimior, Samuel Skidmore and John Allen 
Commissioners of Highways 

Benjamin Albertson, Oliver Valentine, David Allen, Wil- 
liam Tredwell, Dobson Allen, Peter Onderdonk, Jonas Den- 
ton fence Vewers 

Overseers of highways Peter Onderdonk, bottom of 



476 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Cowneck, Lewis Hewlett, middle Neck, Siugleton Mitchell, 
head Neck, E. district, Benjamin Tredwell, West Do, John 
Cock, H. Harbour, William Mitchell, great neck, lower Dis- 
trict, Thomas C. Thorne, upper Do, John Thorne Jur, Suc- 
cess, Richard I. Seaman, Tanners pond, Samuel Willis, 
Searingtown, Thomas Whiston, East D't Herricks, Ebenez- 
er Smith, West Do, Eichard Townsend, plains west Dis- 
trict, Thomas Townsend, East Do, Eichard Willis, west- 
bury East District, John D. Hicks, west Do, James Kirk, 
East Side H. Harbour, 

James Poole, Obadiah Townsend and George Titus to 
regulate Sheeppartings 

Lawrence Denton & Benjamin Piatt to Examine the 
Collectors books & Eej)ort 

Benjamin Piatt, Singleton Mitchell and Benjamin Tred- 
well Commissioners of Schools 

Daniel Hoagland, Peter Onderdouk, James Poole, Sam- 
uel Williams, William underhill and Beujamin TredAvell 
Junior Inspectors of Schools 

at the Same Town meeting it was Voted by the greater 
Number of Votes that the post and rail fences in the Town 
Shall be three feet Nine Inches high, and the fences Called 
worm fence Shall be four feet high. 

and also that all Hogs runing in any of the highways in 
the Town Shall be rung with two good rings, under the 
penalty of two and an half Dollars for each otfence, to be Ee- 
covered of the Owner with cost of Suit, one half of the pen- 
alty to the Complainer, the other to the maintenance of the 
poor. 

It was also Voted that the Overseers of the poor be Dis- 
charged from the payment of 35 Dollars Eeceived of the 
Collector Avhich appears to be bad (if it proves to be bad) 

At the above said Townmeeting it was agreed and Voted 
that the Overseers of the poor are Impowered with the Jus- 
tices of the Town to agree with the Overseers and Justices 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 477 

of the Town of Flnshiug, or Such persons as they Shall 
Appoint for that purpose, to house and laud and make Ar- 
rangments for the Support of the ])oor of both Towns in 
Such manner as Shall Judge proper. 

Entered and Compared with the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk. 



Page 168. 

We the Subscribers, Commissioners of Common Schools 
for the Town of North Hempstead in Queens County, at a 
meeting held at the house of AYilliam & Dobson Allen on 
the 7th day of Jime 1816, to divide the Said Town into 
School Districts as follows. 

No. 1. Bounded Easterly bj^ Oysterbay line, Southerly 
by Hempstead line uutill it comes within one rod of James 
Searing's house, from thence to one rod of Duncan Fowl- 
er's house, thence by the Highw^ay that leads to Hempstead 
harbour untill it comes Opposite Richard Weeks'es house, 
from thence to Jarvis Clements, from thence to James Motts, 
from thence to Oysterbay line Inclusive. 



North Side. 

No. 2. Bounded Easterly by the highway that leads 
from Hempstead harbour to the plains, begining Opposite 
Richard Weeks'es untill it comes to within one rod North 
of Duncan Fowder's house, from thence one rod East of 
James Searing's house, from thence to Hempstead line, 
from thence aloig Said line westerly untill it meets the 
road leading from hcmpstead to William Sealys, and thence 
along the Said Highway untill it comes Near the house of 
Richard Elderd, from thence one rod North of Lewis AVil- 
sou's house to the place of begining. 



478 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

IIern.2)><tea<l JIarhotii'. 

No. 3. Bounded Easterly by Oysterbay line untill it 
comes one rod North of James Motts, from tlience one rod 
North of Lewis Wilson's, from thence one rod east of Rich- 
ard Elderds, from thence one rod east of Thomas AVoods, 
from thence one rod east of Andrew Pearsalls, from thence 
one rod west of Elizabeth Appleby's, Including all the fam- 
ilies on the East Side of Hempstead harbour to Oysterbay 
line. 

Flower mil. 

No. 4. Begining one rod Northwest of Eliza1)etli Ap- 
pleby's, from thence along the bay or harlwur untill it 
comes one rod North of Troustram Dodges, from thence 
one rod north of Charles Wright's, from thence one rod 
north of Samuel T. Mitchell's to Cowbay, from thence to 
the East End of Singleton Mitchell's mill dam, from thence 
one rod west of William Hewlett's to the liighwa}^ one rod 
west of Stephen Hutchings, from tlience along said High- 
w^ay Opposite Richard R. Smith's, from thence one rod 
West of James Hewlett's, from thence one rod North of 
Thomas Appleby's to the place of begiuing. 

Bottom of Covnecl'. 

No. 5. begining one rod North of Trustram Dodges 
house, from thence one rod North of Charles Wrights house, 
from thence one rod North of Samuel T. Mitchell's house 
to Cow bay, westerly by Cowbay, Northerly by the Sound, 
and Easterly by Hempstead harl)Our bay to the place of 
begining. 

Page 169. 
Jlecul of Coir Ned: 

No. 6. begining at the East end of Singleton Mitchell's 
Mill dam, runing one rod west of William Hewlett's, to the 
road one rod west of Stephen Hut ching's, from thence as 
the road runs Opposite Richard R. Smith's, from thence to 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 479 

one rod west of James Hewlett's, to one rod west of Thom- 
as Appleby's, from thence one rod west of Garret Latou's, 
from thence one rod North of Israel Rogers'es, from thence 
one rod South of Isaac Downiug's, from thence one rod 
South of Daniel Brinkerhoff, from thence one rod East of 
Roeloff Schenck's, from thence one rod east of the house 
formerly Allen Mitchell's, from thence one rod north of 
John Morrell's, from thence Across cowbay to the place of 
begining. 

Great Nech. 

No. 7. begining at the old mill Creek below Elijah Al- 
len's mill, thence one rod South of Elijah Allen's Mill, from 
thence one rod South of Elijah Allen's house, from thence 
one rod North of Roelof Schenck's, from thence one rod 
East of the liouse formerly belonging to Allen Mitchell, 
from thence one rod north of John Morrells house untill it 
Comes to Cowbav, Easterly to Cowbay, Northerly and 
Westerly partly by the Sound and paitly l\y Little Neck 
bay to the place of begining. 

Success 

No. 8. Begining at the old mill Creek below Elijah Al- 
len's Mill, runing one rod South of Allijah Allen's house, 
from thence one rod North and one rod East of Roelof 
Schenck's house, from thence one rod West and one rod 
South of Daniel Brinkerhotf' s house, one rod South of Isaac 
Downings, from thence one rod w'est of Israel Rogers'es, 
from thence one Rod east of Barut Vanwyck's and Ebenezar 
Smith's, from thence one rod east of Richard I. Seaman's, 
from thence one rod east of Edward Griswold's, from thence 
one rod east of John Peters'es to the Hempstead line, 
along the Said line untill it comes to Flushing line, from 
thence along the Hushing line to the place of begining. 

I/ei'vick's. 
No. 1). begining one rod Northwest of Israel Rogers'es 



480 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

liouse, from tlience one rod east of Brtrnt Vanwycks and 
Ebenezar Smiths, from thence one Rod east of Richard I. 
Seaman's h'ouse, from thence one rod East of John Peters 
to Hempstead line, and by hempstead line Eastwardly till 
it Strikes the road that leads from hempstead to Daniel 
Seely's house, and from thence one rod east of Arthur M. 
Green, and from thence one rod east of Jonas Denton's «t 
Timothy Smith's, from thence one rod west of Joseph Ged- 
ney's to the place of Begining. 

Page 170. 

No. 10. Begining one rod Northwest of Israel Roger's 
house, from tlience one rod west of Joseph Gedney's house, 
from thence one rod East of Timothy Smith's and JoDas 
Denton, from thence by the road untill it Strikes hemp- 
stead line, and by Hempstead line Eastwardly untill it 
Strikes the road that leads from hempstead by ^Yilliam 
Seeley's, and from thence along the Said road untill it 
comes Near Richard Elderds house, from thence one rod 
East of Richard Elderds and Thomas Woods, from thence 
one rod east of Andrew Pearsall's, from thence one rod 
Northwest of Elizabeth Appleby's house, from thence one 
rod North of Thomas Appleby's from thence one rod North- 
west of Israel Rogers'es to place of begining 

Benjamin Tredwell ) Commissioners 
Singleton Mitchell > of Common 
Benjamin Platt S Schools. 

Entered and Compared with the Original 

By J NO ScHENCK, Clerk 



At a Townmeeting in North hempstead 29th day of Jan- 
uary 1817, it was unanimousl}^ Voted that the Town of 
North Hempstead Agree to unite with the Town of Jamai- 
ca to petition the Legislature to pass a Law authorizing 
the Erecting a fire proof Building for the Safe keeping the 
Records of Queens County, Provided it be Erected in the 



HEJVirSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 481 

Viciuity of the Court house, a majority of the town clerks 
aud Supervisors of Said County to fix a Site for said Build- 
ing in the Vicinity aforesaid, aud the Town Clerk furnish 
the Supervisors or Clerks of the Several Towns with the 
proceedings of this meeting requesting their Concurrence. 

Entered by 

Jno Schenck Clk. 



At the annual Townraeeting held in North Hempstead 
1st day of April LS17, the following persons Were Chosen 
town Officers for the ensuing year. 

David Losee Constable and Collector 

Lawrence Denton Supervisor 

John Schenck Town Clerk. 

Thomas Tredwell, Samuel Williams, James Poole & John 
I. Schenck Assessors 

Stephen Sell aud William Hewlett Overseers of the 
Poor 

Joseph Dodge Jur" Samuel Skidmore & John Allen Com- 
missioners of Highways. 

Benjamin Albertson, Oliver Valentine, David Allen, AVil- 
liam Tredwell, Jacob Rapelye, Peter Onderdonk, Jonas 
Denton Fence viewers 

Overseers of Highways Walter Coruwell, Bottom Cow- 
neck, Lewis Hewlett Middle Neck, Singleton Mitchell, head 

PacxE 171. 

Neck East District, Benjamin Tredwell West Do, Daniel 
Bogart, Hempstead harbour, Whitehead Hewlett, great 
neck lower Dis't, Thomas C. Thorne, upper Dis't, John 
Thorne Jur, Success, James Baitie Ju'r, Tanners pond, 
Samuel Willis, Searingtown, Thomas Whistou, Herricks 
East Dis't, Ebenezer Smith, West Do, llichard Townsend, 
plains West Dis't, Thomas Townsend, East Do, Richard 



48'2 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Willis, Westbury East district, Jolm D. Hicks, west Do, 
James Kirk, East Side Harbour, 

James Poole, Obadiali Townseiid, George Titus to Reg- 
ulate Slieeppartings 

Lawrence Denton, Benjamin Piatt to Examine Collec- 
tors books and report at next Townmeeting 

Benjamin Piatt, Singleton Mitchell & Benjamin Tred- 
well Commissioners of Schools 

Elbert Hegeman, Peter Onderdonk, James Poole, Samuel 
Williams, William Uuderhill, Benjamin TredAvell Ju'r In- 
spectors of Schools. 

Enter'd by 

Jno Schenck, 

Town Clerk 



This Indenture made this f(^urth day of may in the year 
of our Lord Christ Seventeen hundred and Sixty nine, by 
and between Isaac Smith of the Township of Hempstead 
in (Queens County and province of New York, Yeoman, of 
the one part, and William Hewlett, Jonatlian Searing, James 
Cornwell, Y^eomen, and Joseph Cadels, Carpenter, all of the 
Town and County Aforesaid of the Other part, Witnesseth, 
that the Said Isaac Smith for and in Consideration of the 
full and Just Sum of one hundred and ten pounds Lawfull 
money of New Y'ork to him in hand paid well and truly be- 
fore the Ensealing hereof the receipt whereof the Said 
Isaac Smith doth hereby Acknowledge and himself there- 
with fully Satisfied Contented and ])aid and thereof and of 
Every part and parcel thereof doth Exonerate Acquit and 
Discharge the Said William Hewlett Jonathan Searing 
James Cornel and Joseph Cadels and their heirs Executors 
and Administrators and Every of them by these presents 
hath granted bargained Sold Aliened remised released As- 
sured Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents doth 
fully freely and Absolute give grant bargain Sell Alien remise 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECORDS. 483 

release Assure Convey and Coiilirni unto them the Said Wil- 
liam Hewlett Jonathan Searing -Tames Cornell and Joseph 
Cadles and their heirs and Assigns forever all that of one 
Certain tract or parcel of land and meadow land fresh and 
Salt lying and being Sitnated in the Township of Hemp- 
stead Aforesaid in a neck at the South Side called and 
known by the Name of Near Rockaway, being bounded 
as followeth, that is Eastwardly by land that the Said 
Isaac Smith lately Sold unto John Oakley and James 
Langdon as the fence Now Stands, and Southerly by the 
meadow land of Philip Allen Daniel Searing Samuel Sear- 
ing Epenetus Piatt & Isaac Smith Ju'r and Richard Smith 
tV George Ludlow, and Westerly l)y a Creek Commonly 
Called Thickstone Creek, Including all the whole right of 
the Said Isaac Smith to the Said Creek, and Northwardly 
by the land and meadow that the Said Isaac Sold unto 
Eichard Hewlett and Joseph Cadels, be the Quantity of the 
whole more or less, Together with all and Singular the 
privileges thereunto belonging or any ways Appertaining, 
To have and to hold all and Singular the Said granted 
premises with the Appurtenances to them the Said William 
Hewlett Jonathan Searing James Cornell and Joseph Ca 

Page 172. 

dies that is the one fourth part of the Said granted prem- 
ises unto the Said William Hewlett and his heirs and As- 
signs forever, and the one fourth part of the Said granted 
premises unto the Said Jonathan Searing and to his heirs 
and Assigns forever, and the one fourth of the Said granted 
premises unto the Said James Cornell and to his heirs and 
Assigns forever, and the one fourth part of the Said grant- 
ed premises unto the Said Joseph Cadles and to his heirs 
and Assigns forever, the Said granted premises to be held 
l)y them as Tenants in Common and Not in Joint Tenancy, 
and the Said Isaac Smith for himself his heirs Executors 
and Administrators doth Covenant and agree to and with 
the Said William Hewlett Jonathan Searing James Cornell 



484 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

and Joseph Cadles and their heirs and Assiijjns that at the 
Time of the Ensealing hereof he is the tiue Sole and Law- 
full Owner of the Said granted premises and is Lawfully 
Seized and possessed of the Same in his own jDroper right 
as a good perfect and Absolute Estate of Liheritauce in fee 
Simple & hath in himself good right full power and Lawfull 
Authority to dispose of the Same in manner as above Said 
and that they the Said William Hewlett Jonathan Searing- 
James Cornell and Joseph Cadles and their heirs and As- 
signs Shall and may at all times forever hereafter Quietly 
and peacably have hold use Occupy possess and Enjoy all 
and Singular the Said granted premises free from all man- 
ner of Incumbrances whatsoever and the Said Isaac Smith 
for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators doth 
Covenant to warrant Secure and Defend the Said granted 
premises unto William Hewlett Jonathan Searing James 
Cornell and Joseph Cadles and to their heirs and Assigns 
forever against the Just and Lawfull claims of all persons 
whatsoever, in Witness the Said Isaac Smith hath hereun- 
to Set his hand and Seal the day and year above written. 

N. B. this is to Certify, the highway that is laid out to 
the meadow for the benefit of the publick, is hereby Ex- 
cluded as not Conveyed by Virtue of the above written 
Deed, this is under written before the Signing Sealing and 
Delivery of these presents. 

Signed Sealed and delivered 

in the presence of Isaac Smith (S) 

Thomas Smith 
Luke Cummins 

After the Execution hereof the Grantor Isaac Smith In- 
terlined the words "Joseph Cadles" 

Queens } 

n i ^ s. s. 

County ^ 

Be it remembered that on the Eighth day of may 1769, 

came personally before me Valentine H. Peters one of the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 485 

Judges of the Court of C^ouiuioii pleas for Queens Couuty, 
Isaac Smith Esqr the grantor of this Instrament of writing 
and Acknowledged that he Executed the Same as his Vol- 
untary act and Deed, which having Examiiied I allow to be 
Recorded 

Valentine H. Peters. 

Entered and Compared with the Original by 

Jno Schenc'K Clerk. 



Page 173. 

In 0])ening and Regulating the highway runing through 
the land of Thomas Appleb}', from Hempstead harbour to 
the landing place on the east Side of Cow Neck we have 
Ordered that the gate hanging thereon Should be Taken oif 
and the fence on the west Side of the road removed so as 
to Stand on a line to the west of three Stakes which we 
have driven into the ground as marked for that purpose 

North Hempstead 29th December 1817. 

Joseph Dodge Ju'r ) Commissioners 
John Allen > of 

Samuel Skidmore ) Highways. 

Entered and Compared with the Original by 

Jno Schenck Clerk 



At the annual Towui Meeting held in North Hempstead 
on Tuesday the 7th of April 1818. The following persons 
were Chosen Town Officers for the insuing vear. 

Lawrence Denton Supervisor. 
David Losee Jun'r Constable and Collector. 
John I. Schenck Town Clerk. 

Thomas Tredwell, Samuel AVilliams, AVilliam A^alentiue 
Jnn'r and Dan it 1 Hoagland Assessors. 



486 IIEMrSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Singleton Mitchell, Wbiteliead Mitchell and Benjamin 
Albertson Coniniissioners of highways. 

Stephen Sell and William Hewlett Overseers of poor. 

Benjamin Albertson, Oliver Valentine, David Allen, 
William Tredwell, Jacob Rapelye, Peter Ouderdonk, Jonas 
Denton fence viewers. 

OA^erseers of Highways Walter Oornwell, l)ottom of 
Cow Neck, John S. Burtis, middle Do, Singleton Mitchell, 
head Do, East District, Benjamin Tredwell west do, Daniel 
Bogart, Hem})stead harbor, Whitehead Hewlett, great Neck 
lower district, Cap't John Allen, upper do, John Thorne 
JuiTr, Success, James Beattie Jun'r, tanners pond, Eichard 
Eldred, Searingtown, Thomas Whitson, Herricks East dis- 
trict, Barent Van Wyck, AVest do, Richard Townsend, plains 
West distiict, Thomas Townsend, East do, Henr^' Titus, 
Westbury East district, John D. Hicks West do, Benjamin 
Mott, East side Hemp'd Harbor. 

James Poole, Obadiah Townsend, (leorge Titus to regu- 
late Shee]) partings. 

Lawrence Denton, Benjamin Piatt to examine Collectors 
books and report at next Townmeeting. 

Benjamin Piatt, Benjamin Tredwell, William L. Mitchell 
Commissioners of Scliools. 

Page 174. 

Elbert Hegeman, Peter Onderdonk, James Poole, Silvanus 
Smith, William Underhill, Benjamin Tredwell Ju'r In- 
spectors of Schools. 

Sixteen Hundred Dollars for the sup])ort of poor 

Voted, That Joseph L. Hewlett, Isaac Hicks, Westlniry, 
Lewis S. Hewlett, Silas Kirk, Silvanus Smith and John 
Morrell be appointed and whose duty it shall be to prose- 
cute all offenders against the people of this State committed 
within this Town or that shall come to their kuowdedge. In 
the unlawfull Selling of Spirituous liquors. 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 487 

Vi^ted, to raise the snm prescribed by law for tlie sup})ort 
aiiil repair of Bridges. 

Voted, that Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell have leave granted 
to erect a Saw Mill adjoining the dam near her grist Mill, 
provided the logs nor other obstruction or anything used 
about the saw Mill shall not impede the highway across 
said dam, and further that she put up and keep in repair a 
good and Sufficient railing on each side of said dam. The 
commissioners of highways for this Town to be Judges of & 
decide in all cases whether these conditions are complied 
with. 

Entered by 

John I. Schenck Town Clerk. 

On the tenth day of Ai)ril 1818, personally appeared be- 
fore me Garret Laton one of the Justices of the peace for 
Queens County John Schenck late Town Clerk of North 
Hempstead in said County and on Oath declared that he 
has delivered all the Records Books Writings and papers in 
his posses^sion belonging to the said Office unto the present 

Clerk 

Jno Schenck. 

Sworn before me the day and year Above Written 

Garret Layton 

Justice of the Peace. 

North Hempstead April 10th 1818. I Certify that I have 
received all the records Books writings and papeis above 
mentioned. 

J. I. Schenck 



Pack 175. 

At a special Town Meeting held in and for the Town of 
North Hem})stead at the house of William Allen on the 4th 
day of Jiine 1818. Called for the ])urpose of taking into 
Consideration what measures are necessary to be adopted 



488 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

respecting tlie Judgment of the Court of Errors in favor of 
this Town to the use of the undivided Phvins, Meadows, 
Marshes & Beaches lying in the Towns of Hempstead and 
Nortii Hempstead. 

Voted, unanimously that a Committee of Five persons be 
appointecT whose duty it shall be to make all necessary en- 
quiry as to the rights and Title of this Town adjudged by 
the above mentioned Court to the aforesaid Plains, Mead- 
ows, Marshes and Beaches. 

Voted, That Isaac Hicks, Daniel Titus, Singleton Mitch- 
ell, Obadiah Townsend and Daniel Kissam Juu'r be said 
Committee, Who after making the above enquiries, if it 
should appear Clear that the rights of the people of this 
Town are indisputably established by the decision of the 
aforesaid Court, they are then authorized to treat With a 
Committee who May be Appointed by the Town of Hemp- 
stead relative to an accommodation, and report thereon to 
a future Town Meeting to be called for that purpose, and 
the Town Clerk is recpiested to furnish the Supervisor and 
Town Clerk of Hempstead with a Copy of these resolutions. 

Entered by 

Jx'o I. SCHENCK 

Town Clerk 



We the Subscribers Commissioners of common Schools 
for the Town of North Hempstead in Queens County, at a 
meeting held at the house of William Allen on the 30tli day 
of May 1818. do divide the abovesaid town in school dis- 
tricts as follows, 

]Vef<tI/(n'7/. 

No. 1. Bounded easterly by Oysterbay line. Southerly 
by Hempstead line until it comes within one rod of James 
Searings house, from thence one rod north of Duncan 
Fowlers house, thence by the higlnvay leading to hemp- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 48'.) 

stead harbor, until it comes opposite Richard Weeks 
house, from thence to Jarvis Clements, from thence to 
James Motts, from theuce to Oysterbay line inclusive. 

Page 176. 

North Side 

No. 2. Bounded easterly by the highway that leads 
from Hempstead harbor to the plains, beginning opposite 
Richard Weeks house until it comes one rod north of 
Duncan Fowlers house, from thence one rod east of James 
Searings house, from thence to Hemj^stead line, from thence 
along said line westerly until it meets the road leading 
from Hempstead by W^illiam Sealey's, thence along said 
highway until it comes one rod north of Richard Elderds 
house, thence one rod north of Moses Hearings house to the 
place of beginning. 

Iletnjjstead JIarho7\ 

No, 3. Bounded easterly by Ojsterbay line, Southerly 
from said line by James Motts and Moses Searings houses 
one rod North of said houses, thence one rod north of 
Richard Elderds house to the hi<j;hway, from thence one 
rod east of Thomas Woods aud Andrew Pearsalls, thence 
one rod North of Rich'd Tattersons, thence one rod east of 
Elizabeth Appleby's to the harbor, thence across said har- 
bor to Oysterbay line. 

Fhnrer llilL 

No. 4. Beginning one rod east of Elizabeth xlpplebys, 
thence along the harbor until it comes one rod North of the 
house formerly of Trustram Dodge, thence one rod north 
of Charles AV rights, thence one rod north of Samuel T, 
Mitchells to Cow Bay, thence along said Bay to the east 
end of Singleton Mitchells mill dam, thence one rod west 
of William Hewletts to the highway one rod west of Ste- 
phen Hutching, thence along said highway opposite Rich- 



^00 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ard E. Smith's, thence one rod west of the h(.)use for- 
merly of James Hewlett, thence one rod north of Thomas 
Appleby's, thence one rod north of Kichard Tattersons, 
from thence to the place of begining. 

liottoiH Coir Xedx. 

No. 5. Beginning one rod North of the lujnse formerly of 
Trustram Dodge thence one rod north of Charles Wright's, 
thence one rod north of Samuel T. Mitchells to Cow Bay, 
westerly by said Ba^-, Northerly by the Sound, Easterly by 
Hemp'd Harl)or bay to the place of Beginning. 

Head Coir Ncrl'. 

No. (3. Beginning at the east end of Singleton Mitchells 
mill dam, thence one rod west to William Hewletts to the 
highway, one rod west of Stei)hen Hutchings, thence as the 
road runs opposite Eich'd E. Smiths, thence one rod west 
of the house formerly of James Hewlett, one rod ntuth of 
Thomas Applebys, thence one rod east of Andrew Pearsalls 
and Thomas Woods, thence one rod north of Eichard 
Eklerds, thence one rod North of Israel Eogers, thence 
one rod South of Isaac DoAvnings, theuce one rod South 
west of Daniel Kissam Jun'r, thence one rod west of Dan- 
iel Kissam Ju'r small dwelling house, thence one rod west 
of Jacob Schencks small house near the head of Cow bay, 

Page 177. 

thence across said bay and along said l)ay to the place of 
beginning. 

Great Neck. 

No. 7. Beginning at the old mill creek below Elijah Aliens 
mill, thence one rod south of said Mill, thence one rod south 
of said Aliens house, thence one rod south of Eichard Aliens 
and Eoelof Schenck's, thence one rod west of Daniel Kis- 
sam Jun'r small house, thence one rod west of Jacob 
Schencks Small house near Cow Bay, thence to said Bay, 
and along the bay to the Sound, theuce by the sound to 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOl'.DS. -iUl 

little neck bay, tlieuce along said Bay to the place of be- 



ginning. 



No. 8. Beginning at the old mill creek below Elijah 
Allen's mill, thence one rod south of said mill, thence one 
rod south of said Aliens house, thence one rod south of 
Eicbard Aliens and Roelof Scheuck's houses, thence one 
rod west of Daniel Kissani Jun'r small dwelling house, 
thence one rod south west of Daniel Kissam house, thence 
one rod south of Isaac Downini>s, thence one rod North ^' 
west of Israel Rogers, thence one rod east of Bareiit Van 
Wyck's and Ebenezer Smiths, thence one rod east of Wil- 
liam Thomas, tbeuce one rod east of Edward Griswoulds, 
thence to the wind mill pond to Hempstead line, thence 
along said line to Flushing line, thence along Flushing line 
to the place of beginning. 

//err/'cl',s. 

No. *K Beginning one rod North of Richard Elderds, 
thence one rod north of Israel Rogers, thence one rod east 
of Barent Van Wycks and Ebenezer Smiths, thence one rod 
east of William Thomas, and Edward Griswoulds, thence to 
the wind mill pond to Henip'd line, and by s;iid line easterly 
to the road that leads from Henip'd by William Sealeys, 
thence along said highway to one rod north of Richard El- 
derds to the i)lace of Beginning. 

Ben.i'n Tredwell 
Ben.t'n Platt 
Will'm L. MrrcHELL. 

Entered and compared with the original by 

J. I. ScHENt'K, Clerk. 



Page 178. 

W V the undersigned Commissioners of highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead, have laid out a highway begin- 



492 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ning at Appleby's landing on tlie east side of Cow Neck at a 

Willow tree nearly South of an old dock, and running east a 

few rods as the road now runs round the hill until it comes 

to eight feet north west of a Kitchen belonging to Thomas 

Appleby, three rods wide, and three rods wide to the main 

road that leads across the head of Cow Neck to the west of 

the following boundarys. By the fence and marked trees 

as far as the fence runs Southerly, and so on to the corner 

of the gate })ost that the gate now hangs on, and so on by 

the fence as it now stands to the road leading across Cow 

Neck, and do hereby order all gates to be removed from the 

said rt)ad witliin Six Months from this date. Given under 

our hands this 29th June 1818. 

Benjamin Albertson } Commissioners 
Whitehead Mitchell ^ of highw^ays. 

Entered and Conii^ared with the original by 

Jno I. Schenck, Town Clerk. 



We the subscribers Commissioners of highways for the 
town of North Hempstead, being requested by Barnte Van 
Wyck, one of the Overseers of the highway in said town, to 
lay out or regulate a highway leading from the plains by 
the Court house towards Tanners pond, t^' after viewing the 
said road & hearing the proofs that were offered, Do here- 
by lay out and regulate a highway as follows. Beginning at 
the highway leading from Herricks to Hempstead, running 
South Sixty five degrees W. twenty five rods Sixteen links, 
and a course running from the South east corner of Daniel 
Sealy's house S. forty eight Degrees E. Six rods Nine links, 
which course strikes the South east coruer <jf the bejiinnintj; 
of said highway, which said course was ran to ascertain the 
place of starting, thence running S. forty eight degrees west 
Six rods and nine links, thence S. thirty six degrees W. fif- 
teen r(Kls thirteen links, thence S. sixty two degrees W. 
Seventeen rods, thence N. Seventy Six degrees W. fifteen 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 493 

rods, which highway is four rods wide as far distant as the 
lirst course extends, and the remaining distance Inchiding 
all the space North of the remaining said courses to Daniel 
Seal_y's fence and the Court house, which distance is about 

Page 179. 

nine rods in width, thence north Seventy Six degrees W. 
three rods, thence N. lifty two degrees W. forty three rods 
and five links, thence N. fort}" seven degrees W. seventy six 
rods, thence N. forty one degrees W. twenty four rods, 
thence N. forty five degrees W. twenty two rods thirteen 
links, thence N. forty two degrees W. tw^enty one rods, 
thence N. thirt}* five degrees W. six rods and sixteen links, 
thence N. twenty eight degrees W. thirteen rods eleven 
links, thence N. twenty two degrees W. eight rods, thence 
N. thirty degrees W. Sixteen rods, thence N. fifty live de- 
grees west ten rods ten links, thence N. forty two degrees 
W. Sixteen rods twenty links, thence North twenty degrees 
W. twenty rods, which said highway is throe rods wdde on 
the east of said courses. Given under our hands the Nine- 
teenth of August 1818. 

Singleton Mitchell 

Benjamin Albertson 
Whitehead Mitchell 

Eutered and compared with the original by 

J. I. ScH^i^NCK, Town Clerk. 



At a special town meeting held in and for the town of 
North Hempstead at the house of William Allen, Inkeeper, 
on Saturday the 8th of August 1818. Called (in conformity 
to the law, on the application of fifteen Freeholders of said 
town) for the purpose of receiving the report of a Commit- 
tee chosen at a special town meeting held the fourth day of 
June last tt who were ordered to report to a future town 
meeting to be called for that purpose, the object of which 
report being set forth in the proceedings of the last inen- 



494 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

tioued town meeting, And on the receipt of sucli report 
to take such otlier necessary and legal steps tliat may be 
thought expedient for the benefit of this town to the better 
enjoyment of their right to the undivided plains, Beaches 
and Marshes lying in the Towns of Hemp'd and North 
Hempstead. A written report was received from said Com- 
mittee in the following words, Viz, We the subscribers 
haying been appointed by a Special town meeting held the 
4th of June last, as will more fully appear by the votes of 
said town meeting, and having made the enquirys contem- 
plated by said vote, we are fully satisfyed that the rights of 
the freeholders and inhabitants of the town of North 
Hempstead are in ei'ery respect equal to those of the free- 
holders and Inhabitants of Hempstead, and having had a 

Page 180. 

full and free discussion of the subject with our Attorneys, 
Tho's A. Emmett and Caleb 8. Eiggs, whose opinions are 
herewith presented, After having satisfied ourselves most 
fully as to our rights Arc AVe then wrote a letter to the town 
clerk of Hempstead, a copy of which is also herewith of- 
fered, proposing to them to come to some accommodation 
relative to the plains, Beaches and Marshes in Question, 
and also furnished him with the resolution or votes of the 
town that appointed us. But said town has made no attempt 
to meet the views of the people of this town in the case. 
Signed 

Singleton Mitchell Daniel Kissam 

Daniel Titus Isaac Hicks. 

Obadiah Townsend. 

The report of the committee was adopted by the meeting 
and ordered to be entered on the minutes and the com- 
mittee discharged. 

The following preamble and votes passf^d unanimously. 
Whereas by an order and decree of the Court for the 
trial of Impeacliments and corrections of Errors made the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOT^DR. 495 

Second day of April one Thousand eight hundred and 
eighteen, the said court did adjudge that the several free- 
holders and Inhabitants of the toAvn of North Hempstead 
are entitled to the use benefit and enjoyment of the undi- 
vided plains, Meadows, Marshes & Beaches stated in the 
cause, in common with the several freeholders and Inhabit- 
ants of Hempstead, and the said undivided lands nearly all 
lying in the town of Hempstead, and very remote from the 
great biilk of the people of North Hempstead, they cannot 
in consequence be beneticiall}^ used by this town in their 
present state, and will be a continual source of contention 
between the two towns respecting the time and manner of 
using them, and are susceptible of great improvement as 
Individual property, but not as common property. The 
town of Hempstead not appearing disposed to accommodate 
or confer with the Committee appointed by this Town for that 

Page 181. 

purpose, It was therefore Voted, that this Town will petition 
the Legislature of tliis state at their next Session for an Act 
or law to be passed to authorize a division of said undivided 
lands and to appoint Commissioners to divide the same 
equitably between the two towns and to vest the title 
to such part or parts thereof as ma}' fall to this town in 
such persons as may be nominated by the Freeholders and 
Inhabitants of the same, In order that they may be sold 
rented or otherwise used and improved for the benefit of 
said Freeholders and Inhabitants. 

Voted, That this meeting will now proceed to appoint a 
Committee of seven freeholders to prepare such petition 
and a bill or draft of a law for the purposes l)efore stated 
in the preceding vote. 

Voted, That Daniel Titus, Singleton Mitchell, William 
Willets, Isaac Hicks, Lawrence Denton, Peter Onderdonk 
and Daniel Kissam be said committee and a majority of them 
are authorized to proceed in the above business, and the said 



496 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

committee are also impowered to select one or two suitable 
persons to proceed to Albany at tlie next sitting of the leg- 
islatiire with said petition when prepared, and it shall be 
the duty of the Town clerk to subscribe his name thereto 
in behalf of this Town. 

• 

Voted, That this town will by the above committee de- 
fend the Freeholders and Inhabitants thereof against all 
suits brought by the Town of Hempstead or in its behalf 
for cutting raking and carrying away grass from the above 
mentioned undivided lands, provided they comply with the 
regulations the town of Hempstead may make for tlieir 
own Freeholders and Inhabitants to cut rake and carry 
away grass from said undivided lands. 

Voted, That Benjamin Tredwell, Stephen Sell, LawTence 
Denton, Daniel Hoagland, Obadiah Townsend, John Loins 
and Benjamin TredAvell Jun'r, are appointed a committee 
to make inquiry in the dili'erent towns in this County re- 
specting the manner of supporting their poor, in order to 
adopt some less expensive mode of supporting the poor of 
this town, and to report a plan at the next annual town 
meeting. 

Entered by 

J. I. ScHENCK, Town Clerk 



GENERAL INDEX. 



PAGE 

A Committee appointed to establish the rights of this town in 
the undivided hxuds, agreeably to the decision of Court of 
Errors 488 

A fine of twelve and one-half dollars imposed upon those who 

carry shell -tish out of the town 4G8 

Agreed that the suit brought against the Commissioners of High- 
way's last year, be defended 3!)8 

Agreement between Jeremiah Bobbins of Hempstead Harbor 

and the owners of the school house at that place 404 

Agreement between Samuel and Coe Searing in relation to dis- 
puted well 489 

Agreement in relation to paying the expenses of the old toAvn of 

Hempstead before it was divided 154 

Andrew Onderdonk appointed to treat with South Hempstead in 
relation to quit-rent 221 

A new road district agreed upon, beginning at the Bevil Hill. . . 334 

Another Committee appointed to prevent clams and oj-sters be- 
ing carried out of the town 385 

A person to be chosen to treat with the freeholders of South 

Hempstead in relation to quit-rent 221 

A small house standing over Merrock Eiver to belong to the 

Town of South Hempstead 155 

At a special Town Meeting held July 30th, 1814, David Losee, 
Jr., was chosen Constable and Collector in place of Richard 
Cornwell, deceased 464 

Bond of one thousand pounds to be required of the Collector as 

surety 185 

Book for the Collector's accounts to be purchased at the town's 

expense 244 

Charles Titus elected Collector in place of Joseph Thome, who 

failed to give security 131 

Clams and oysters forbidden to be carried out of the town, and 

five dollars voted as a penalty 445 

Collector to be sued on his bond if he does not settle in four 

mouths 286 

Collector to give security 245 

Collector to give security to the Town Clerk 235 

Commissioners of common schools again re-arrange the school 

districts of the town .... 477 



498 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Commissioners of Schools, for the third time, re-arrange the 

districts of the town 488 

Commissioners of Schools re-arrange the school districts 470 

Commission to meet Commissioners from other towns to arrange 
for the drawing, driving, &c. , the sheep on the common 236 

Commission to settle with, and receive the books of the Collector 

for year 1788 152 

Committee appointed to devise a plan for the humane support of 
the poor 385 

Committee appointed to enforce the town ordinance against shell- 
fish being carried away 470 

Committee appointed to make inquiry as to the receipts and ex- 
penditures of public money from the year 177G to 1784 153 

Committee appointed to makeinquiry in the towns of the county 
respecting the manner of sxipporting their poor 4'J6 

Committee appointed to prosecute those unlawfully selling 

spirituous liquors 486 

Committee appointed to put out the poor 152 

Committee appointed to take legal steps to secure the town's 
interest in the undivided lands of the two towns, make re- 
port 493 

Committee api)ointed to transcribe the town records 224 

Committee chosen to arrange Avith South Hempstead respecting 

the poor of both towns 224 

Committee on arrearages of poor of the two towns, make report. 279 

Committee to divide poor and poor house of the two townships. . 180 

Committee to prevent the taking of shell-fish under a penalty. . . 356 

Committees named by towns of Morth and South Hempstead to 

divide the poor, poor hoiase, &c., of the two townships 154 

Court of Common Pleas affirms the determination of the Commis- 
sioners of Highways in the case of Thomas Wo alley 445 

Court of Common Pleas vacates action of Commissioners of 

Highways in laying out highway on Cow Neck 468 

Cow Neck road district divided 414 

Direction as to height of fences in the town 476 

Dr. Charles Mitchell given permission to erect a grist mill in 

place of his saw mill at Cow Neck 426 

Examiners appointed to look over the books of the Collector. . . 235 

Fences in the town to be not less than three feet nine inches in 

height 426 

Height of the fences in the town fixed at three feet and nine 

inches 419 



INDEX. 499 

PAGE 

It was agreed that the town fulfill the contract made by Stei)hen 

Carman for maintaining the poor 1.^3 

Jackson Mott given permission to build a dock on Hempstead 

Harbor 487 

Jeffery Hicks gives land for a public highway 4-19 

John H. Williams chosen Constable and Collector in place of 

Daniel Lake, deceased 4?.2 

John I. Schenck certifies that he has received all the records, 

books, writings, &c., from the retiring Clerk 487 

John Schenck makes oath that he has delivered all the record 

books to his successor in office 487 

Liberty granted Caleb Cornell to dam Dodge's Creek, and erect 

a mill mn 

List of poor of North Hempstead, 1784 155 

List of poor of South Hempstead, 1784 155 

Men chosen to settle with the Collector, &c 244 

Money voted for the support of the poor 271 

Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell granted leave to erect a saw mill near 

her grist mill 487 

New road district on highway from Samuel Way's house to the 

Round Hill 302 

No quail to be killed in the town for one year under a penalty, 

1809 447 

Ordered that North Hempstead's proportion of the quit-rent be 

paid according to valuation 221 

Ordered that no salt grass or sedge shall be cut before the twen- 
tieth of September, under penalty 384 

Ordinances as to hogs running on the highways 476 

Overseers of the Poor authorized to borrow one hundred dollars 488 

Overseers of the Poor authorized to hire out able bodied paupers 470 

Overseers of the Poor directed to repair the public pmind 419 

Overseers of the Poor given power to sell a house near Merrock 

Eiver belonging to the town 184 

Overseers of the Poor to agree with some person to care for the 

town's poor 391 

Overseers of the Poor to repair the pound 271 

Overseers to erect stocks at William Allen's 439 

Petition to Legislature in relation to ferries on the Sound 180 

Poor of the old town of Hempstead divided between the towns 

of North and South Hempstead 156 

Prudential regulations for the pasturing and parting of the 

sheep of the two towns 286 



500 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Public pound at Herricks directed to be repaired by tlie Over- 
seers of the Poor 426 

Quit-reut ordered paid before the first day of January, 1787 221 

Quit-rent to be commuted for and forever discharged 221 

Eate book ni)t to be given to Collector Joseph Thome until he 

has given security 1 32 

Regulations as to fences 856 

Esv. Mr. Cuting to be paid his salary out of the town tax 158 

Rules and regulations for pounding and assessing damage for 

cattle that trespass 185 

Rules for assessing damage for turkeys and geese which trespass 186 

Samuel Eainor given the life use of a small piece of meadow at 

South .....' 86 

Samuel Woolley granted permission to erect a mill on creek be- 
tween Cow^ Neck and Great Neck 487 

School Commissioners divide the town into eleven school dis- 
tricts ". 457 

Sheep parting Commission ai)pointed 244 

Sheep that run ou the common to be drawn on the first Monday 

in November 185 

Some regulations respecting the dependent poor 280 

Special Town Meeting held for the purpose of taking into con- 
sideration some action for the use of the undivided plains, 

meadows, marshes and beaches lying in the two towns 487 

Special Town Meeting held to prevent the killing of sheep by 

dogs, but no definite action taken 446 

Statement of account of quit-rent due on patent 222 

Statement of quit-rent and commutation paid on patent 191 

Stephen Carman to render an account of his expenditures for 

maintaining the poor 152 

Strangers prohibited from taking shell- fish in the bays or creeks 

under penalty 224 

Sum prescribed by law for the repair of bridges, to be raised. . . . 486 
Surplus money belonging to the old town of Hempstead to be 
equally divided between the towns of North and South 

Hempstead 155 

Swine capable of rooting up grass, prohibited from running on 

the commons, unringed 335 

Tax voted to equalize school money received from State 456 

The cage belonging to the old town of Hempstead to remain the 

propertj' of the town of South Hempstead 155 



INDEX. 501 

PAGE 

The Fence Viewers run a division fence between Andries Hege- 
man and Joseph Onderdonk; and also a similar fence be- 
tween James Allen and Whitehead Hewlett 454 

The freeholders aud inhabitants to be defended against the town 
of Sonth Hempstead for cutting, raking and carrying away 
grass from the undivided lands 49(5 

The Legislature asked to authorize the towns of North Hemp- 
stead and Jamaica to erect fire proof record building 480 

The Overseers of the Poor empowered to agree with the officials 

of Flushing for joint support of the poor 476 

The Overseers of the Poor given power to sell the Poor House. . 407 

The Town Clerk directed to have a case made in which to keep 

the books and records of the town 432 

Town Meeting to be held at the house of John Latham 245 

Unanimously decided that the vote to defend the suit against the 

Commissioners of Highways be rescinded 398 

Voted at a Town Meeting that the Legislature be petitioned to 
appoint Commissioners to divide the common lauds of the 
two towns, and committee appointed to carry the above vote 

into effect 495 

Voted that a Committee treat with a Commission from town of 

South Hempstead, relative to undivided lands 488 

Voted that all taxes due and unpaid be given up 385 

Voted that all taxes due before 1794, be remitted 363 

Voted that a pound be erected near the house of Dobson Allen. . 439 
Voted that stocks be erected in the town at the public expense. . 185 
Voted that the cost of the suit brought by Thomas Woolley in 

1797, be paid by the town 399 

Voted that the fences of the town shall be four feet high 235 

Voted that the fine paid by Ebenezer Keekler , be returned 398 

Voted that the Overseers of the Poor be discharged from pay- 
ment of bad money received 476 

Voted that the Overseers of the Poor pay fifteen and a half dol- 
lars to the Commissioners of Highways to defray expense of 

an appeal 447 

Voted that the Overseers of the Poor sell the town's right in land 

at Hempstead 391 

Voted that the town pay for a highway westerly from Mitchell's 

mill to Cow Bay, for a landing 408 

Voted to begin cutting the common meadows and marshes on 

Sept. 1 1th, 1779 25 



502 INDEX. 

INDEX TO PLACES, 



PAGE 

Aai'on'Please's Meadow 197 

Andrew Skidmore's Meadow 90 

Beujamin Cornell's Meadow 72 

Benjamin Tredwell's Meadow 352 

Bevil Hill 334 

Bogg Meadow 422 

Brnsh> Plains 100, llo 

Court House 481, 492, 493 

Cow Bay 142, 190 

Cow Neck 10, 72, 75, 80, 92, 141, 142 

193, 206, 212, 215, 226, 230, 258, 261, 290, 363, 369, 375, 379, 382 
Cow Neck Fence 299 

Daniel Ireland's Tavern 461 

David Allen's Mill 396 

David Allen's Mill Pond 356 

Dodge's Creek . . . . 335 

Duck Cove 237 

East Meadow 7 

East Meadow Hollow 287 

East Meadow Swamp 7, 98 

Elijah Allen's Mill 472, 473, 479, 490, 491 

Fosters Meadow 60, 94, 95 

Furrow Eoad 335 

Gildersleeve's Creek 192, 203 

Great Neck 99, 146, 272, 410 

Great Neck Path 120 

Great Plains , . 266 

Great Success Pond 294 

Hempstead Harl)or 65, 306, 339, 341, 344, 358 

Hempstead Plains 80, 102. 133 

Hempstead South 85 

Hempstead South Woods 60, 69 

Henry Onderdonk's Mill Pond 314 

Herricks 133, 264, 265, 428 

Hicks' Neck 4, 26, 69 

Hicks' Neck Bay 50 

Hog Island Creek 200, 218 



INDEX. 503 

PAGE 

Howe's Bay 190 

Hungry Harbor Neck 90 

Increase Pettit's Meadow 18 

Jackson's Mill 110, 132 

Jackson's Mill Pond 100 

Jerusalem 31 

John Burtis' Meadow 394 

John Pine's Mill Pond 304 

John Kainor's Meadow 50 

Joseph Cornwell's Meadow 246 

Lauding place on east side Cow Neck 485 

Little Neck 11% yg, 104, 110, 111, 115, 110, 120, 122, 146 

Little Neck Swamp 127 

Marvin's Path 133 

Michael Demott's Mill 138 

Mill Stone Book 192, 203 

Mill Swamp at Hempstead Harbor 339, 841, 345, 347, 358 

Mitchell's Mill 401 

Near Eockaway * 197, 276 

Near Eockaway Neck 483 

Neck Fence 105 

Newbridge 110, 122, 125 

Newbridge Brook 99 

Newbridge Creek 99 

Newbridge Neck 107, 120, 125, 127 

New Field 352 

North Woods '. 11, 78, 317 

Obadiah Jackson's Mill Dam 99, 100 

Old Hempstead Path 87 

Onderdonk's Mill 322 

Onderdonk's Mill Pond 310 

Parsonage Creek 20 

PearSall's Landing 307, 360, 467, 468 

Presbyterian Meeting House at Hemi)stead 38, 39 

Quaker Meeting House 192 

Eam Eock's Hollow 246 

Eockaway 41 

Bound Hill 362 

Samuel Latham's Mill 141, 142 

Samuel Way's Meadow 13 

Singleton Mitchell's Mill 442 



504 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Singleton Mitchell's Mill Dam 471, 478, 489, 490 

Skidmore's Mill 60 . 

Solomon Seaman's Mill 7 

Southard's Creek 50 

South Woods 44, 47, 52, 57, 122 

St. George's Church, Hempstead 33, 148 

Success 190, 293 

Success Hill 456 

Swamp Eoad 138 

Tanner's Pond 428, 429, 456, 492 

The Bed Brook 392, 422 

The Square 39 

Thickstone Neck 483 

Thomas Woolley's Meadow »52 

Town of Hempstead 47, 83 

Town Spot of Hempstead 6, 33, 38 

Tredwell's Gate 392, 393, 441, 443, 446 

Turtle Hook 21 

Village of Hempstead Harbor 467 

Washburn's Neck 22, 47, 52, 57 

Whale Neck 10 

Widow Haviland's Meadow 50 

William Smiths' Swamp 85 



TOWN MEETINGS. 



PAGE PAGE 

April 7, 177S 9 April-, 1779 24 

April ,1780 35 April -, 1781 64 

April , 1782 131 July 6, 1782 131 

April , 1783 150 December 22, 1783 151 

January 24, 1784 152 April 13, 1784 : . 154 

April 14, 1784 154 April 14, 1784 179 

April -, 1785 183 April -, 1786 220 

December 16, 1786 221 April -, 1787 ... 223 

April -, 1788 235 April -, 1789 243 

April -, 1790 270 April -, 1791 278 

April , 1792 2S5 October 20, 1792 332 

April , 1793 333 April , 1794 355 

April -, 1795 361 April , 179() 384 

A pril -,1797 390 April ,1798 397 



INDEX. 505 

PAGE PAGE 

April -, 1799 398 April -, 1800 406 

April -,1801 408 April -, 1802 ." 418 

April -, 1803 425 April -, 1804 431 

July 3, 1804 432 January 9, 1805 437 

April -, 1805 436 April -, 1806 437 

April -, 1807 441 April -, 1808 444 

January 31, 1809 440 April -, 1809 446 

April -, 1810 450 April -, 1811 451 

April -, 1813 452 April -, 1813 455 

April 28, 1813 456 April -, 1814 462 

April 4, 1815 469 April -, 1816 475 

January 29, 1817 480 April , 1817 481 

April 1, 1817 481 April 7, 1818 485 

June 4, 1818 487 August 8, 1818 493 



COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHWAYS. 



Allen, David 426, 431, 436, 488 

Allen, John 475, 481 

Brinkerhoff, Daniel 447, 450, 451, 452, 455 

Cornwell, Hewlett 407 

Denton, Lawrence 356, 361, 384 

Dodge, Joseph, Jr 469, 475, 481 

Dodge, Thomas 397, 398, 408 

Everitt, Benjamin 151 

Hegeman, Andries 244 

Hegeman, Andries 1 278, 285 

Hegeman, Andries J 270 

Hewlett, George 9, 25, 35, 64, 131, 150, 361, 384 

Hewlett, Lewis 452 

Hewlett, Lewis S 455, 463 

Hoagland, Daniel 452, 455 

Kissam, John 333, 356, 361 

Onderdonck, George 390 

Onderdonck, Peter 151, 179, 184, 220, 223, 235, 418 

Ouderdonk, Benjamin 441, 444, 447 

Ouderdonk, Joseph 426, 431, 436, 438, 441, 444 

Onderdonk, Lott 447, 450, 451 

Kapelje, Daniel 384, 390 



506 



INDEX. 



PAGE 

Schenck, Abraham. 151, 179, 184, 220, 223, 235, 244, 270, 278, 285, 333, 356 

Sell, James 397, 398, 407, 408 

Skiclmore, Samuel 469, 475, 481 

Smith, James 9, 25, 35, 64, 131, 150 

Smith, John M 450, 451 

Titus, Peter 9, 25, 35, 64, 131, 150 

Titus, Samuel 463 

Townsencl, Obadiah 397, 398. 407, 408, 418 

Tredwell, Benjamin 418 

Tredwell, Thomas 463 

Valentine, Caleb 469 

Valentine, Philip. 179, 184, 220, 223, 235, 244, 270, 278, 285, 333, 426, 431 

Williams, Valentine 390, 436, 438, 441, 444 



RECORDS OF LAND. 



Jackson, John, Jr 97 

LAND DAMAGES. 

Woolley, Thomas 400, 401 

RIGHT OF WAY. 

Way, Samuel to Increase Pettit .... 13 

niLL GRANTS. 



Benee, Abraham 25 

Cornell, Caleb 335 

Mitchell, Charles 426 



INDEX. 



507 



PAGE 



Sealey, James 25 

Woolley, Samuel 437 



BILL OF SALE. 



Coruwell, Stephen to Elizabetli Thomas 195 

Sands, Sarah to Benjamin Tredwell. . . . 240 

Seaman, Thomas to James Lewis 189 

Willis, Oliver to Stephen Thorne 181 



RELEASE. 



Birdsall, Benjamin 

Birdsall, John' 

Birdsall, Joseph )■ to. 

Birdsall, Samuel | 

Birdsall, Thomas J 



(Daniel Smith, Jr.)^ 
tRichard Smith. . . )" 



89 



nORTQAQES. 



Seaman, Thomas to James Lewis 189 

Willis, Oliver to Stephen Thorne. . . 181 



SUPERVISORS. 



Clowes, Samuel 9, 24, 35, 04, 131, 150 

Denton, Lawrence 447, 450, 451, 452, 455, 403, 409, 475, 481, 485 

Hegeman, Andries 223, 235, 243. 270, 278, 285, 333, 355 

301, 384, 390, 397, 398. 400. 408, 418, 425, 431, 430, 438, 441, 444 

Onderdonck, Adrian 151, 179, 184 

Thorne, Bichard 220 



508 INDEX. 

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. 



PAGE 

Cornell, Caleb 196 

Kissam, Daniel 305 

Scheuck, John 183, 401 

Seaman, David 199 

Smith, Isaac 79, 198 

Smith, John M 401 

Van Wyck, Theodorus 195 



TOWN CLERKS. 



Peters, Valentine H 9, 25, 36, 65, 133, 150 

Schenck, John 152, 180, 184, 221, 224, 235, 244 

270, 279, 285, 334, 356, 362, 385, 391, 397, 399, 4U7, 408, 419, 426 

432, 437, 438, 442, 445, 447, 450, 452, 453, 455, 463, 469, 475, 481 

Schenck, John I • • 485 



COLLECTORS. 



Allen, Dobson 438 

Beadle, David I), 24, 35, 64, 131, 150 

Burtis, John 151 

Bnrtis, John, Jr 361, 384, 390 

Cheeseman, Anthony 270, 278, 285 

Cornell, Richard 452 

Cornwell, Eichard 455, 462 

Lake, Daniel 431 

Losee, David 481 

Losee, David, Jr 469, 475, 485 

Poole, James, Jr 397, 398, 406, 408, 418. 425 

Searing, John 151, 179, 184, 220, 223, 235 

Searincj, John, Jr 243 

Sell, Thomas Thorne 333, 355 

Thorne, Joseph 9, 24, 35, 64, 131 

Titus, Charles 131, 150 

Williams, John H 432, 436, 441, 444, 447, 450, 451 



INDEX. 509 

ASSESSORS. 



PAGE 

Cornell, Timothy 9, 35, 35, 65, 132, 150 

Cornell, William 151, 179 

Denton, Lawrence 438, 441, 444 

Ellison, John 151 

Hagner, Hendrick ' 223, 335, 344, 270, 378 

Hegemau, Elbert 335, 244, 270 

Hegeman, Elbert, Jr 330, 323 

Hendrickson, John 151 

Hicks, Charles 230 

Kissam, Daniel 385, 333, 355, 361 

Kissam, Daniel W 184 

Kissam, John .435, 431, 436, 438, 441, 444, 447, 450, 451, 453 

Lester, Benjamin 9, 35, 35, 65, 133, 150 

Mitchell, William 390, 397, 398, 418 

Morrell, John....9, 35, 35, 65, 132, 150, 425, 431, 436, 438, 441, 444 

Onderdonk, Minne 384, 390, ,397, 398, 407, 408, 418 

Piatt, Benjamin 431, 436 

Poole, James 455, 463, 469, 475, 481 

Schenck, Abraham 285, 333, 355, 361, 384 

Schenck, John 1 481 

Schenck, Martin 151 , 278 

Schenck, Martin, Jr., 179, 184 

Scudemore, Walter 151 

Seaman, John W.. 278, 285, 333, 355, 361, 384, 390, 397, 398, 408 418 

Seaman, Nathaniel 151 

Smith, John 385, 333, 3530 

Smith, John M 355, 361, 384, 397, 398, 407 

Smith, Sylvanus 285, 333, 355, 361, 384, 390, 397, 398 

Smith, Timothy 407, 408, 418, 425 

Thorne, Richard 151, 179, 184 

Thorne, Thomas C 407 

Thorne, William 220, 223, 235, 244, 370, 278 

Titus, Charles 370, 278 

Titus, Peter 333, 335, 344, 370 

Titus, Peter, Jr., 330 

Towusend, Obadiah 435, 431, 436, 438, 441, 444, 447, 450, 451 

Townsend. Richard, Jr. , 9, 35, 35, 65, 132, 150 

Tredwell, Benjamin 455, 463, 469, 475 

Tredwell, Benjamin, Jr., 452 

Tredwell, Thomas.... 447, 450, 451, 453, 455, 463, 469, 475, 481, 485 
Valentine, William 151, 179, 184, 220, 333, 235, 244 



510 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Williams, John 151, 179, 184 

Williams, Samuel 447, 450, 451, 452, 455, 463, 469, 481, 485 

Williams, Valentiue 407 



CONSTABLES. 



Allen, Dobson 438 

Beadle, David 9, 24, 35, 64, 131, 151 

Burtis, Jolin 151 

Burtis, John, Jr 361, 384, 390 

Cheeseman, Anthony 270, 278, 285 

Cornell, Eichard 452 

Cornwell, Eichard 455, 462 

Lake, Daniel 431 

Losee, David 481 

Losee, David, Jr 469, 475, 485 

Poole, James, Jr 397, 398, 406, 408, 418, 425 

Searing, John 151, 179, 184, 220, 223, 235 

Searing, John, Jr 243 

Sell, Thomas Thorne 333, 355 

Thorne, Joseph 9, 24, 35, 64, 131 

Titus, Charles 131, 150 

Williams, John H 432, 437, 441, 444, 447, 450, 451 



OVERSEERS OF HIGHWAYS. 



Albertson, Benjamin 442, 445 

Albertson, Eichard 224, 235, 244, 426, 431 

Allen, Elijah 334, 356, 362, 385 

Allen, Jacamiah 438, 452, 455 

Allen, John 426, 431, 436, 486 

Allen, Philip 391, 397, 399, 407, 408, 418, 426 

Allen, Samuel 407, 408 

Allin, J ohn 1 'gg 150 

Allin, John, Jr 65 

Applebee, Thomas 220 

Appleby, Epeuetus 469 



INDEX. 511 

PAGE 

Baitie, James, Jr 481, 486 

Barton, John 285, 244 

Beadle, Joseph 9, 2o, 36, 65, 132, 150 

Bedell, Beuajah 385 

Bedell, Moses 453 

Boerum, Timothy 456 

Bogait, Daniel. 481, 486 

Brinkerhoff, Abraham 399, 407 

Briukerhoff, Daniel 408, 418 

Brinkerhoff, Heudrick 884, 391, 397 

Brinkerhoff, Peter 407 

Brooks, David 223, 235 

Burt, Joseph 399, 407 

Burtis, John 132, 150, 151, 431, 436, 438 

Burtis, John S 486 

Caidles, Joseph 9, 25, 36, 65, 132 

Carmon, John 65, 132, 150 

Carmon, Lott 132 

Carmon, Samuel , 150 

Cheeseman, Kichard 270 

Cheeseman, Timothy 451 

Cheesman, Benjamin, Jr 335, 356 

Cock, David 447 

Cock, John 476 

Cock, Silas 456, 463 

Combs, Samuel 152 

Cornell, Caleb 151 

Cornell, Charles 10, 25, 36, 65, 132, 150, 151, 180 

Cornell, Eldert 418 

Cornell, Japeth 184, 220 

Cornell, Timothy 132, 150 

Cornwall, Charles 407 

Cornwell. Eldert 408, 456, 463 

Cornwell, George 362 

Cornwell, Hallet 450 

Cornwell, Henry 426 

Cornwell, Eichardson 455, 463 

Cornwell, Walter 481, 486 

Davanport, Francis 10, 25 

Davanport, Lewis .... 9, 25 

Davanport, Samuel 36, 65, 132, 150, 184, 356, 408 

Denton, Jonas 897 

Denton, Joseph 488, 442, 445 

Denton, Samuel 223 



512 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Dodge, Thomas 270 

Dodge, Thomas, Jr 244 

Dodge, William 278, 285, 463, 469 

Dorlon, Benjamin 9, 25, 35, 65 

Dorlon, John 36, 65, 132, 150 

Dorlon, John, Jr 9, 25 

Downing, George .447, 450, 451 

Downing, Isaac 436 

Durye, William 285 

Duryea, William. 399, 431, 436 

Eldert, Bichard 486 

Ellison, James 334, 356 

Foster, John . .' 431 

Fowler. Duncan 362, 426, 431, 436, 438 

Gedney, Joseph 447, 450 

Gi'dersleeve, Jonathan 65, 150 

Gildersleeve, Timothy 132 

Hagner, Heury, Jr 426 

Hegeman, Andrie.s 151 

Hegemau, Andries, Jr 180, 184 

Hegeman, Hendrick 426 

Hegeman, John 384, 391 

Hewlett, Benjamin 384 

Hewlett, Embree 132, 150 

Hewlett, George 132, 150 

Hewlett, James 10, 25, 36, 65, 452 

Hewlett, Joseph L 442, 445, 447, 450, 451 

Hewlett, Lewis 408, 418, 442, 445, 447, 450, 451, 452, 455, 476, 481 

Hewlett, Bichard 10, 25, 36, 65, 285, 452, 456 

Hewlett, Whitehead 481, 486 

Hicks, Benjamin 132, 150 

Hicks, Isaac 442, 445, 447 

Hicks, John D 476, 482, 486 

Hicks, Josei)h 279, 285 

Hicks, Norris 397, 399 

Hiclis, Rodman 385, 391, 442, 445 

Hicks, Samuel 244, 399, 407, 4C8 

Hicks, Silas 9, 25, 36, 65 

Hoagland, Daniel 418 

Hubbs, Amos 391, 397 

Keckler, Ebenezer 391 

Kirk, Daniel 452, 456 

Kirk, James 476, 483 



INDEX. 



513 



PAGE 

Kirk, Kichard 180 

184, 224, 235, 244, 270, 279, 285, 384, 407, 408, 431, 430, 438, 442 

Kirk, Silas 463, 469 

Kissam, Benjamin 36, 150 

Kissam, Benjamin, Jr 65, 132 

Kissam, Daniel 223 

Kissam, Daniel W 151, 180, 184, 235 

Kissam, Joseph 10, 



or. 



>j 



Lake, Daniel 285, 385, 418 

Langdon, William, Jr 10 

Lawrence, Willet 385, 391, 408, 418 

Leek, Philip 447, 450 

Loynes, William 184 

Loynes, William, Jr 151, 180 

Lndlam, Ephraim 385 

Mitchell, Charles 244, 270 

Mitchell, John 151, 180, 184 

Mitchell, Singleton 399, 426, 431 

436, 438, 442, 445, 447, 450, 451, 452, 455, 463, 469, 476, 481, 486 

Mitchell, Uriah 244, 270, 420 

Mitchell, William 463, 469, 476 

Monett, Richard 391 

Morrel, John, Jr 334, 356 

Mott, Adam 10, 25, 36, 65, 132, 150, 408, 4L8 

Mott, Benjamin 486 

Mott, Daniel .391, 397 

Mott, Jackson 36, 65, 132, 150, 445 

Mott, Joseph 447 

Mott, Samnel 65, 356, 361 

Mott, Stephen 220 

Mudge, Daniel 10, 25, 221, 418, 426, 450, 451 

Nichols, Wright 407 

Onderdonck, Andrew 220, 223 

Onderdonck, Minne. . . .' 278, 285 

Onderdonk, Benjamin 431, 436, 438 

Onderdonk, George 333, 356, 361, 442, 445, 447 

Onderdonk, Joseph 397, 399, 407 

Ouderdonk, Peter 438, 443, 444, 469, 475 

Onderdonk, William 397 

Pearsall, Andrew 438 

Pearsall, Israel 356, 385, 391, 397, 399 

Pearsall, William 150 

Pettit, Joliii 10, 25, 36, 65 



514 



INDEX. 



PAGE 

Pettit, Joseph 150 

Pine, James 151 

Piatt, Benjamin 184, 323, 379, 481, 436, 453, 456, 463 

Piatt, Uriah 10, 35 

Pool, James 445, 450, 451 

Pool, James, Jr 363 

Post, Edmund 397, 408, 418, 436, 431 

Post, James 451 

Powell, Edmund 456, 463, 469 

Powell, Joshua 385, 334, 356, 363, 385, 391, 397, 399. 407 

Eainor, John 9, 35 

Remsen, William 397, 399 

Eobbins, Daniel 453, 455 

Eobbins, John 442, 445, 447 

Eobins, Jerry 133, 150 

Eogers, John 180 

Eushmore, William 132, 150 

Salts, William, Jr. , 463 

Sands, Benjamin 333, 356, 361 

Sands, Eay 436 

Sands, Eichard . 180, 184 

Sands, William 447 

Scudemore, Joseph 153 

Seaman, Ambrose 133 

Seaman, Gideon 10, 85, 36 

Seaman, Eichard 151 , 180 

Seaman, Eichard 1 451, 469, 476 

Seaman, Samuel 9, 35, 35, 65, 133, 150 

Seaman, Zebulon 153 

Searing, Coe 391, 397 

Searing, Jacob 151, 180 

Searing, James 370, 279, 436 

Searing, Moses 334, 356 

Searing, Samuel 363, 436 

Searing, Simon 451 

Sell, James 378, 385 

Simonson, John 270 

Smith, Collins 385, 334, 356 

Smith, Ebenezer 469, 476, 481 

Smith, John 9, 35, 36, 184, 330, 333, 335, 344 

Smith, John M 443, 445 

Smith, John Eouse 65» 132 

Smith, Joseph 235, 344 

Smith, Peter 153 



INDEX. 515 

PAGE 

Smith, Samuel R 35 

Smith, Sylvanus 452, 456 

Smith, Sylvanus R 65, 150 

Smith, Thomas 230, 361, 385 

Starkins, Joseph 426 

Thorne, John 356, 362, 456 

Thorne, John, Jr., 436, 438, 452, 476, 481, 486 

Thorne, Philip 221 

Thorne, Thomas 220, 223 

Thorne, Thomas C 431 

436, 438, 442, 445, 447, 450, 451, 452, 455, 463, 46D, 476, 481 

Thornecraf t, Robert 244, 270 

Titus, George 418, 426 

Titus. Henry 450, 486 

Titus, Isaac 270, 279 

Titus, Jonas 235 

Titus, Joshua 436 

Titus, Peter 334 

Titus, Samuel 221, 442 

Titus, Samuel, Jr 438 

Titus, Silas 224 

Titus, Stephen 438, 444, 447, 450, 451, 452 

Toffey, Daniel 36, 65, 132, 150, 221, 334, 362, 391 

Townsend, Jackson 463, 469 

Townsend, John 431 

Townsend, John, Jr 356 

Townsend, Joseph 438, 442, 445 

Townsend, Obadiah 442,463 

Townsend, Richard, Jr 418 

Townsend, Richard, 3d 285, 279, 333, 476 

Townsend, Thomas 469, 476, 481, 486 

Tredwell, Benjamin 132 

150, 223, 235, 450, 451, 452, 455, 463, 469, 476, 481, 486 

Tredwell, Benjamin, Jr 385, 391, 436, 438 

Tredwell, John 450, 451 

Tredwell, Thomas 9, 25, 35, 279, 285, 418 

Tredwell, William 223, 235 

Valentine, Caleb .'463, 469 

Valentine, Jacob 151, 180, 184, 397, 399, 450, 451 

Valentine, Philip 431 

Valentine, Samuel 463, 469 

Valentine, William 65, 151, 235, 244, 361, 385 

Vaudewater, David 279 



516 



INDEX. 



PAGE 

Vaudewater, Lott. 452 

Vanostront, Aaron 36, 65, 132, 150 

Vanostroiit, Martin 9, 25, 36, 65, 132, 151 

Van Wyck, Barnt 397, 399, 447, 450, 486 

Weeks, George 35, 36 

Whitson, Thomas 476, 481, 486 

Willets, David 447 

Willets, William 452, 456 

Williams, Austin 399, 407 

Williams, George 407, 408 

Williams, Jacob 9, 25, 36, 65, 132, 150 

Williams, Richard 463,469 

Williams, Samuel 451 

Williams, Thomas 270 

Williams, Valentine 362, 385, 391, 418 

Williams, William 270, 379, 407 

Williams, Wilson 408 

Willis, Cornwall 431, 436 

Willis, Eichard 476, 481 

Willis, Samuel 469, 476, 481 

Willis, Stephen 9, 25, 35, 65 

Willits, Thomas 221 

Wilson. Nicholas 184, 270, 278, 285, 333, 356, 399, 407 

Woolley, Benjamin 244, 270 

Woollej-, Henry 334 

Woolley, Phillip. ; 10, 25, 36 

Woolley, Samuel 235, 408, 418 

AVright, Charles 408 



TRUSTEES. 



Beadle, Justice 133, 150 

Beadle, Sylvauus 25, 35, 65 

Clowes, Justice 132, 150 

Clowes, Samuel 9, 25, 35, 65 

Hall, Joseph 65, 132, 150 

Langdon, Samuel . . . . 9, 25, 35 

Schenck, Martin 244 

Schenck, Martin, Jr., 220, 223, 235 

Searing, Gilbert 151, 180, 184 

Titus, Richard 9 



INDEX. 517 

PAGE 

Valentine, Philip 180, 184, 220, 223, 235, 244 

Valentine, Eichard 151 

Valentine, William 220, 223, 235, 244 

Way, Samuel 151, 180, 184 



JUDGE OF SUPREME COURT. 



Jones, David 319 



JUDGES OF COMMON PLEAS. 



Coe, Benjamin 446 

Dunn, Gary, Jr 475 

Hegeman, James 475 

Hicks, Tliomas 249 

Kissam, Daniel 101, 145, 229 

Kissam, Joseph 74 

Mitchell, Singleton 475 

Peters, Valentine H 5, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 23, 27 

32, 35, 40, 43, 46, 49, 51, 54, 56, 59, 61, 63, 66, 68, 71, 77 
82, 84, 86, 88, 91, 93, 97, 103, 106, 109, 112, 114, 117, 119 
121, 124, 126, 128, 131, 134, 137, 139, 148, 149, 202, 284, 395, 484 
Schenck, John. 243, 252, 257, 263, 269, 275, 277, 292, 296, 311, 313, 316 
321, 324, 326, 329, 331, 332, 337, 343, 346, 349, 350, 355, 358, 365, 368 
371, 374, 381, 383, 389, 404, 413, 415, 417, 421, 425, 430, 440, 446 

Seaman, David 208, 303 

Smith, Timothy 211, 314, 317, 219, 234, 239, 260, 309, 340 



MASTER IN CHANCERY. 



Bay, John 378 



518 INDEX. 

FENCE VIEWERS. 

PAGE 

Alberlson, Benjamin 463, 469, 475, 481, 486 

Allen, David 408, 418, 426, 481 

436, 438, 441, 444, 447, 450, 451, 452, 455, 463, 469, 475, 481, 486 

Allen, Dobson 441, 444, 447, 450, 451, 455, 463, 469, 475 

Cornell, William 151 

Cornwell, Richardson 431, 436, 438 

Denton, James 455 

Denton, Jonas 407, 408, 418, 451, 452, 463, 469, 475, 481, 486 

Dodge, William 397, 399, 407, 408, 418 

Dorlon, John, Jr 9, 25, 35. 64, 132, 150 

Hegeman, Andries 151, 179, 184, 220, 223, 235, 244, 270, 278, 285 

Hendrickson, Isaac 151 

Hicks, Charles 151, 179, 184, 220, 223, 235, 244, 278, 285, 333, 356 

Hicks, Rodman 441, 444, 447, 450, 451 

Lake, Daniel 356, 361, 384 

Langdon, Samuel 9, 25, 35 

Losee. Richard 426, 431, 436, 438, 441, 444, 447, 450 

Mitchell, Joseph 426, 431, 436, 438 

Ouderdonck, Peter 384 

390, 397, 399, 407, 408, 418, 452, 455, 463, 469, 475, 481, 486 

Onderdonk, Minne 333, 356, 361 

Poole, James 441, 444, 447, 450, 451, 4.52 

Rapelye, Daniel 270, 278, 285, 333, 356, 3()1, 384 

Rapelye, Jacob 481, 486 

Sands, Ray 426 

Smith, Timothy 390, 397, 399 

Thorne, John ... 244 

270, 278, 285. 333, 356, 361, 384, 390, 397, 399, 407, 436, 438 
Thorne, John, Jr 361 

384, 390, 397, 399, 407, 408, 418, 426, 431, 441, 444, 447, 4.50, 451 

Toffey, Daniel 285, 333, 356, 361, 384, 390, 397, 399, 407 

Tredwell, John 441, 444, 447, 450 

Tredwell, William 463, 469, 475, 481, 486 

Valentine, Oliver 455, 463, 469, 475, 481, 486 

Vaudewater, Benjamin 270, 278, 285 

333, 356, 361, 384, 390, 397, 399, 407, 408, 418, 426, 431, 430, 438 

Van Wyck, Barent 408, 418, 426, 431, 436, 438 

Waters, Benjamin 244 

Wiggens, Richard 64, 132, 150 

Williams, Thomas.. 244, 270, 278, 285, 333, 356, 361, 384, 390, 397, 399 

407, 408, 418, 426, 431, 436, 438, 441, 444, 447, 450, 451, 452, 455 

Woolley, Henry 9, 25, 35, 64, 132, 150 

Woolley, Samiiel 452, 455 



INDEX. 519 

APPRAISERS OF INTESTATE ESTATES. 



PAGE 

Allen, John, Jr 151, 179, 184 

Beadle, Justice 64, 132, 150 

Beadle, Sylvanus 9, 25, 35 

Cornell, Charles 151, 179, 184 

Lester, Benjamin 9, 25, 35, 64, 132, 150 



POUNDERS. 



Allen, William 439, 442, 445, 447, 451, 452, 456, 463, 469 

Beadle, Jeremiah 151 

Cornell, Gilbert 151 

Denton, Lawrence 432 

Hagner, Henrj^ 437, 438 

Hagner, Isaac 390, 397, 399, 407, 409, 419, 426 

Hewlett, William 65 

Kissam, John B 270, 278, 285, 333, 356, 361, 384 

Langdon, Samuel 9, 25, 35 

Latham, John 244 

Poole, James 132, 150 

Sammis, Nehemiah 65, 132, 150 

Searing, Samuel, Jr 179, 184, 220, 223, 235 

Smith, Richard 9, 25, 35 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



Allen, Philip, Jr 184, 220, 223, 235, 244, 270 

Appleby, Epenetus 455, 463 

Denton, Lawrence 390, 397, 398, 407, 408, 418, 426, 431 

Hagner, Hendrick 184, 220, 223, 235, 244, 270, 278, 285 

Hegeman, Audries 179 

Hewlett, James 441, 444, 447 

Hewlett, William 469, 475, 481, 486 



520 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Onderdouk, George 450, 451 

Onderdonk, Lott 436, 438 

Piatt, Ben jamiu 355, 361 

Eapelye, Jacob 452, 455, 463 

Schenck, John I 452 

Schenck, Minue 426, 431 

Searing, Coe 220 

Searing, Gilbert 1^, 184 

Searing, John, Jr 333, 355, 361, 384 

Sell, Stephen 469, 475, 481, 486 

Smith, Silvanus 278, 285, 333 

Smith, Timothy 397, 398, 407, 408, 418 

Toffey, Daniel 23H, 235 

Tredwell, Benjamin 436, 438, 441, 444, 447, 450, 451 

Valentine, Philip 384 

Williams, John, Jr 179 

AVilliams, William 390 



connissioNERs of schools. 



Appleby, Thomas 391, 397, 399, 407, 408, 419 

Kissam, John 385, 391, 397, 399, 407, 408, 419 

Mitchell, Singleton 457, 463, 470, 476, 482 

Mitchell, William L 486 

Piatt, Benjamin 470, 476, 482, 486 

Seaman, John W 385, 391, 457, 463 

Smith, Sylvanus 385, 391, 397, 399, 407, 408, 419 

Townsend, Richard, Jr 397, 399, 407, 408, 419 

Tredwell, Benjamin 385 

391, 397, 399, 407, 408, 419, 457, 463, 470, 476, 482, 486 
Valentine, William 385 



INSPECTORS OF SCHOOLS. 



Hegeman, Elbert 482, 486 

Hoagland, Daniel 457, 463, 470, 470 



INDEX, 



521 



PAGE 

Morrell, Eobert 403, 470 

Ouderdoiik, Peter 457, 408, 470, 470, 483, 486 

Poole, James 457, 403, 470, 476, 482, 486 

Tredwell, Beujamin, Jr 463, 470, 476, 483, 486 

Uuderhill, William 476, 482, 486 

Williams, Samuel 457, 463, 470, 476, 482 



COnniTTEE TO REGULATE SHEEPPARTING. 



Poole, James 469, 476, 483, 486 

Seaman, John W 236 

244, 270, 279, 386, 334, 356, 302, 385, 391, 397, 399, 407, 408 

419, 436, 432, 437, 438, 443, 445, 447, 451, 453, 453, 456, 463 

Titus, George 447, 451, 453, 453, 456, 463, 409, 476, 483, 486 

Titus, Peter 336, 344, 270, 379, 386, 334, 356 

362, 385, 391, 397, 399, 407, 408, 419, 426, 432, 437, 438, 442, 445 

Townsend, Obadiah 451, 452, 453, 456, 463, 469, 476, 482, 486 

Valentine, Eichard 236, 244, 270, 279, 286, 334, 356, 362 

385, 391, 397, 399. 407, 408, 419, 426, 432, 437, 438, 442, 445, 447 



COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE COLLECTOR'S BOOKS. 



Allen, John, Jr 235, 244, 270, 278, 285 

Denton, Lawrence. .. .447, 451, 452, 453, 4,50, 403, 470, 470, 482, 486 

Hegeman, Andries 244, 370, 278, 285, 334, 356 

303, 385, 391, 397, 399, 407, 408, 419, 430, 433, 437, 438, 443, 445 
Kissam, John.... 397, 399, 407, 408, 419, 430, 433, 437, 438. 443, 445 
Ouderdonk, Andrew.. 335, 344, 370, 378, 385, 334, 356, 363, 385, 391 

Piatt, Benjamin 451, 453, 453, 4-56, 403, 470, 476, 483, 486 

Smith, Sylvanus 447 

Williams, John, Jr 335 



RECEIPTS. 

Allen, John, to David Allen 275 



522 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Birdsall, Samuel, ) 

Smith, John, - to George Rapelye 234 

Smith, William, ) 

Cornell, Henry, ] 

Cornell, John, [ i r^ • • r tt- i AAn 

Cornell JoshAa, | *° Commissioners of Highways 449 

Cornell, Mary, j 

Cornell, Joshua, to Commissioners of Highways 44!) 

Cornwell, Jacob, to Jacamiah Akerly 365 

Cornwell, James, to Henry Hagner 309 

Hewlett, Eichard, Jr., to John Heudrickson 97 

Hicks, Rodman, to Commissioners of Highways 450 

Mott, Jacob, to Jackson Mott 230 

Sell, James, to Joseph L. Hewlett 401 

Thorn, John, to Commissioners of Highways 449 



EAR HARKS. 



Albertson, Derrick 165 

Balding, Abraham 166 

Balding, Stephen 173 

Beadle, Abijah 157 

Beadle, Abijah, 3d 157 

Beadle, Benajah 169 

Beadle, Hezekiah 175 

Beadle, Jacob 157 

Beadle, Joseph lf)9 

Beadle, Sylvanus ^ 175 

Beadle, Uriah 157 

Betts, Melesent 165 

Birdsall, Benjamin 173 

Birdsall, James 175 

Birdsall, Joseph 164 

Birdsall, Oliver 172 

Birdsall, Samuel 174 

Brinkerhoflf, Daniel 159 

Brush, Smith 165 

Burtis, Carman 174 

Burtis, Charles : 171 

Burtis, James 159 

Burtis, James C 170 

Burtis, John 160 

Burtis, Joseph 164 



INDEX. 523 

PAGE 

Carle, John 1G4 

Carmau, Benjamin 178 

Carman, John 178 

Carmon, Joseph 170 

Carmon, Lott 172 

Carmon, Thomas 171 

Carmon, Thomas, 2d 176 

(Carpenter, John 166 

Clowes, Joseph 169 

Comes, Henry 157 

Comes, Micajah 157 

Comes, Thomas 171 

Corny, Noah 177 

Conklin, Jacob L 178 

Cornelius, Jonathan 161 

Cornell, Barack 169 

Cornell, Elijah 177 

Cornell, Gilbert 167 

Cornell, James 170 

Cornell, Japeth 172 

Cornell, Japeth, 2d 173 

Cornell, John 170 

Cornell, Mary 173 

Cornell, Melin. . . 169 

Cornell, Stephen 172 

Cornell, Thomas 173 

Cornell, William 168 

Cornell, William, 2d 169 

Cornell, William, 3d 171 

Covert, Johaunus 162" 

Craft, Daniel 167 

Davenport, Samuel 176 

Denton, Isaac, Jr 171 

Denton, James 173 

Deryee, Jacob 167 

Deryee, John 157 

Deryee, Pratt 176 

Deryee, Ruloof 176 

Dickinson, James 165 

Dickinson, Zebulon 169 

D'aMott, Michael 157 

D'Mott, Michael, 2d 158 

Dorlon, Benjamin 168 

Dorlon, Carmon 161 



524 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Dorlon, Joseph : I<j4 

Dorlon, Joseph, 2d 168 

Dorlon, Leniton 17^ 

Dorlon, Samuel 164 

Doty, Joseph 160 

Doughty, Kobert 167 

Downing, Ananias 164 

Downing, Silas 163 

Doxsee, Archillus 171 

Eldred, John 177 

Ellison, David 173 

Ellison, Edward 175 

Ellison, John 173 

Ellison, Eichard 157 

Ellison, Thomas 163 

Ellsworth, John 174 

Everitt, Benjamin 162 

Farrington, Thomas 171 

Flower, Benjamin .' 168 

Flower, Herman 171 

Flower, John 167 

Flower, Michael 167 

Foster, Jacob 171 

Foster, John 167 

Froast, James 159 

Gildersleeve, Benjamin 156 

Golder, William 173 

Green, Samuel 173 

Hall, Benjamin 163 

Hall, James 169 

Hall, Joseph 163 

Hall, Joseph, 2d 164 

Hawkhurst, Jacob 174 

Heaveland, Benjamin 161 

Hegeman, J ohn 167 

Hegeman, Eam 160 

Hendrickson, SteiJhen 162 

Hendricksou, Thomas 163 

Hewlett, Daniel 163 

Hewlett, John 165 

Hewlett, Lewis 165 

Hewlett, Lewis, 2d 174 

Hewlett, William 163 



INDEX. 525 

PAGE 

Hicks, Benjamin 169 

Hicks, Benjamin, 2fl. 177 

Hicks, Charles 157 

Hicks, Elias 174 

Hicks, Jacob 163 

Hicks, Jacob, 3d 163 

Hicks, John, Jr 158 

Hicks, Silas 161 

Hicks, Silas, 3d 173 

Hicks, Thomas 173 

Hicks, William 157 

Higbee, John 170 

Holms, John 160 

Hubbs, Robert 176 

Hulse, John 165 

Hutchings, Jacamiah 168 

Jackson, David 166 

Jackson, Elibeth 177 

Jackson, Henry 171 

Jackson, Jacob 168 

Jackson, John 177 

Jackson, Micah 160 

Jackson, Permenus 163 

Jackson, Permenus, Jr 175 

Jackson, Permenus, 3d 177 

Jackson, Richard 177 

Jackson, Robert, Jr 167 

Jackson, Samuel 176 

Jackson, Thomas 158 

Jackson, Thomas, 3d 176 

Johnson, Samuel 173 

Jones, David, Jr 165 

Jones, John 168 

Jones, Thomas 165 

Jones, Walter 168 

Jones, William, Jr 163 

Kirbee, Jacob 1 76 

Kirk, Richard 163 

Langdon, Joseph 170 

Langdou, Richard 170 

Lawrence, Jordon 160 

Leflerts, Daniel 176 

Lefterts, John 164 



520 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Leflferts, Leflfert 162 

L ester, Benjamin 164 

Losee, James 173 

Losee, Martha 173 

Martin, John 157 

Matthews, Eichard 158 

Menee, Abraham 176 

Mervin, Jacob 177 

Miller, Cornelius 163 

Mitchell, Uriah 172 

Morrell, John 174 

Mott, Adam 158 

Mott, Isaac 162 

Mott. Jacob 163 

Mott, James 173 

Mott, Jehu 167 

Mott, Jehu, Jr 176 

Mott, John 165 

Mott, John, Jr 169 

Mott, John, 2d 169 

Mott, Jordan 163 

Mott, Joseph 177 

Mott, Samuel 163 

Mott, Samuel, 2d 176 

Mott, William 170 

Munsee, Hendrick 170 

Onderdouk, Adrian 163 

Pearsall, Henr> 171 

Pearsall, Israel 162 

Pearsall, Israel, 2d 162 

Pearsall, William 171 

Peterson, David 171 

Pettet, James 161 

Pettet, John 160 

Pettit, Amos 174 

Pettit, Benjamin 169 

Pettit, Joseph, Jr 165 

Pettit, Michael 170 

Pettit, Mott 170 

Pine, James 166 

Pine, Reuben 166 

Pine, Richard 163 

Place, Samuel 172 



INDEX. 527 

PAGE 

Polhemus, Cornelius 178 

Pool, Solomon 164 

Pool, William 161 

Post, Daniel 172 

Post Jacob 167 

Post, John 174 

Post, John, Jr 174 

Post, Michael 164 

Powell, Abram 164 

Powell, Robert 164 

Powell, Silas 170 

Powell, Stephen 168 

Rainor, Amos 174 

Eaiuor, Henry 175 

Kainor, Isaac 174 

Eainor, Joel 174 

Eainor, Samuel 159 

Robins, Benjamin 157 

Robins, Benjamin, 2d 175 

Robins, Jacob 172 

Robins, Jeremiah, Jr 160 

Rushmore, Benjamin 166 

Rushmore, Isaac , . 166 

Sands, Simon 160 

Scauck, John 177 

Scanck, Martin, Jr 157 

Schenck, Abraham 178 

Seabury, Adam 163 

Seaman, Ambrose 169 

Seaman, Enoch 176 

Seaman, Isaac 160 

Seaman, Israel 177 

Seaman, Jacob 158 

Seaman, Jacob, 2d 158 

Seaman, John 158 

Seaman, John, 2d 164 

Seaman, John W 166 

Seaman, Obadiah 172 

Seaman, Obadiah, 2d 174 

Seaman, Obadiah, 3d 177 

Seaman, Samuel 169 

Seaman, Thomas 158 

Seaman, Thomas, 2d 175 

Seaman, Thomas, 3d 177 



528 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Seamau, Uriah 169 

Seaman, William 166 

Sedam, Ferdeiiandiis 159 

Sbaw, Amos 160 

8baw, Henry, Jr 164 

Skidmore, Andrew 162 

Smith, Amey 159 

Smith, Amos 176 

Smith, Benjamin R 171 

Smith, Cornell E 173 

Smith, Cornell E.,Jr 161 

Smith, Daniel, Jr 160 

Smith, Edmund " 168 

Smith, Elijah 159 

Smith, Isaac 160 

Smith, Isaac, 2d 161 

Smith, Jacob 175 

Smith, James " 168 

Smith, John 158 

Smith, John, Jr 159 

Smith, John, 2d '. 167 

Smith, John, 8d 177 

Smith, John R 157 

Smith, Joseph R 173 

Smith, Joshua R 167 

Smith, Mary 177 

Smith, Nathaniel 168 

Smith, Obadiah, Rock 177 

Smith, Rachel 175 

Smith, Samuel 159 

Smith, Stephen 176 

Smith, Sylvauus 162 

Smith, Thomas 159 

Smith, Thomas, 2d 174 

Smith, Timothy 160 

Smith, Timothy, 2d 161 

Smith, William 160 

Smith, William, Jr 170 

Snediker, Christian 171 

Southard, Benjamin 172 

Southard, John 175 

Southard, Solomon 165 

Spragy, Edward 166 

Spragg, Elijah 161 



INDEX. 5'29 

PAGE 

Spragg, John 157 

Sprags:, Samuel ^ 173 

Stihvell, Dauiel ' 173 

Stimis, BeDJamin 150 

Stits, William 1G8 

Stringham, Samuel 172 

Thorne, Joseph 175 

Thorne, Phillip 175 

Thorne, Eichard 166 

Thorne, Thomas 175 

Thurston, John 170 

Titus, Henry 158 

Titus, Jacob 176 

Titus, Jacob. Jr 164 

Titus, John 158 

Titus, Jonathan 165 

Titus, Jonathan, 3d 167 

Titus, Peter • 158 

Titus, Richard 159 

Titus, Bichard, 2d 169 

Titus, Timothy 1G8 

Totten, Jacob 159 

Totten, Eichard 170 

Tredwell, Benjamin 158 

Tredwell, Benjamin, 2d 178 

Underhill, Jacob 106 

Valentine, Joseph 100 

Vaientine, Robert 161 

Valentine, William 158 

Van Cott, Nicholas 163 

Vanderbilt, Hendrick 168 

Vanderwater, John 176 

Van Nostrandt, Cornelius 157 

Van Nostrandt, Martin 163 

Van Nostrandt, John 159 

Van Nostrandt, John, 2d 161 

Vanostront, Daniel 170 

Van Wyck, Barent 162 

Van Wyck, Eldert 161 

Van Wyck, Gilbert 160 

Verety, James 171 

Waters, Benjamin 161 

Waters, James 103 



530 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Waters, Samuel 170 

Watts, Seaman 170 

Way, Valentine 162 

Weekes, Daniel 173 

Weekes, Townsend 175 

Welch, John 163 

Wbaley, James 174 

Whitson, Henry, Jr 165 

Whitson, Jarvis 165 

Willetts, Wait 172 

Williams, Jacob 166 

Williams, Zebulon 166 

Willis, Stephen 165 

Willits, Joseph 164 

Wrif?ht, Benjamin 161 

Wright, David 161 

Wright, Gideon 169 

Wright, Gilbert 166 

Wright, Joseph 175 

Wright, Nathaniel 174 

Youngs, Daniel 167 

Youngs, George 171 

Youngs, Isaac 166 

Youngs, Thomas 167 



HIGHWAYS. 



Accommodating Uriah Piatt by laying out a road from Oyster 
Bay line westerly to road leading from Jericho to Hemp- 
stead 453 

Action of Commissioners of Highways on Aug. 9th, 1814, in con- 
verting a bridle path into a highway on Cow Neck, vacated 
by Court of Common Pleas 468 

Action of Highway Commissioners in laying out bridle path from 
David Allen's mill, vacated by Court of Common Pleas 474 

Altered and laid out a highway from Jonah Willitts' to Peter 
Titus' corner 427 

Altering a highway at Westbury, beginning on the road between 
Isaac Hicks and Peter Baker 453 

Altering the highway that leads from Lewis Wilson's to the road 

that runs from Richard Albertson's to Hempstead Harbor. . . 432 



INDEX. 531 

PAGE 

Eoundaries of Lif?bway on Great ^'eck running from Tredwell's 
Gate to the Sound, regulated and fixed 443 

Bounds of Solomon Underbill's road at Cow Neck, fixed 440 

Bridle Path converted into a highway from Jaeamiah Allen's 
through the woods and along the beach to a road leading to 
Joseph Hewlett's house 406 

Bridle Path laid out as a highway from David Allen's mill pond 
to the beach; thence along the beach to Joseph L. Hewlett's 474 

Damage assessed to Thomas Woolley for land taken for highway 400 

Determination of highway between the houses of Bichard Kiik 

and Jeremiah Bobbins 435 

Directed that the road betweeu Hemi)stead Harbor and Pearsall's 

Landing be an open highway 467 

Dispute over a highway leading from the east side of Hempstead 
Harbor to Pearsall's Landing determined by Commissioners 
of Highways 360 

Establishing a highway from Jackson Mott's hoiise to Duck 

Cove 405 

Exchange of road at Great Necli leading from Bichard Allen's to 

David Allen's mills 39G 

From the head of Cow Bay to Success 190 

Highway along Daniel Hewlett's laud closed, and another 

opened leading toward Bockaway 24 

Highway betweeu the house and barn of Amos Pettit, to be 

stopped 233 

Highway from Solomon Doxsee's to John Brewer's closed; a 

new road opened over land of Daniel Hewlett 64 

Highway laid out from Appleby's Landing on the east side of 

Cow Neck, to the road that leads across the head of the Neck 491 
Highway laid out from corner of the Court House Hovel, south 

to the Hempstead line 444 

Highway laid out from Friends' Meeting House at Westbury, to 

N ewbridge Neck 405 

Highway laid out from James Cornwell's at Herricks, eastwardly 396 
Highway laid out from the old country road, to run northwardly 

until it meets highway leading from Turtle Hook across the 

Plains 381 

Highway laid out on Great Neck from Bogg Meadow to The Bed 

Brook; 433 

Highway regulated from the road leading through the middle of 

(ireat Neck to the Landing 390 

Laying out a highwa3- from Friends' Meeting House at West- 
bury to the Plains 406 



532 



INDEX. 



PAGE 



Opening and regulating the highway running through the land 
of Thomas Appleby, from Hempstead Harbor to east side of 
Cow Neck 



485 



Public highway laid out from road near the house of Rodman 

Hicks, westerly to the Flushing line 448 

Redescription of highway on Great Neck from The Red Brook, 

westerly to the Sound 392 

Regulating a highway running from the main road through 

Great Neck, down to the bay 359 

Road laid out from highAvay leading through Great Neck to road 

leading to Singleton Mitchell's grist mill 

Road laid out from Richard Jackson's at the edge of the plains 

to the country road 

Road laid out on Great Neck through land of Thomas Woolley, 

to the public highway 

To lay out and regulate a highway leading from the Plains to 

the Court Hourt toward Tanners Pond 492 

To regulate a highway on Great Neck from Tredwell's Gate to 

the Sound 393 

To regulate highway leading from Success down to the house of 

David Allen 386 



400 



406 



399 



INDEX OF DEEDS— Grantors. 



DATE. 

May 4, 1790, 
May 4, 1790, 

Apr. 3, 1786, 

Apr. 10, 1784, 
Jan. 5, 1744-5 
Mar. 29, 1763, 
May 31, 1765, 
May 31, 1765, 
Jun. 7, 1763, 
Jun. 14, 1772, 
Dec. 7, 1764 

Mar. 13, 1779, 



GRANTOK. 

Allen, Deborah 
Allen, John, Jr., 

Allen, John, Jr., 
Allen, Deborah 

Baker, Peter 
Willis, Joshua 
Carman, John 

Baker, William 

Balding, Ezekiel, Jr. 

Balding, George 

Balding, George 

Balding, George 

Balding, John 

Balding, John 

Balding, Silas 

Beadle, Hannah 
Beadle, Hezekiah 



GRANTEE. PAGE. 

^ David Allen 271 

) 

[David Allen 271 

) 

John Golden 338 

) 

Samuel Wood 365 

John Jackson 104 

John Jackson, Jr 119 

John Jackson, Jr 102 

John Jackson, Jr 117 

John Jackson, Jr 113 

John Jackson, Jr 114 

John Jackson, Jr 109 

[ William Rushmore 21 



INDEX. 



533 



DATE. 

Mar. 13, 1779, 

May 3, 1779, 
Mar. 25, 1780, 

May Id, 1774, 

Apr. 10, 1784, 

May 1, 1798, 
May 1, 1798, 

May 7, 1802, 

May 7, 1802, 

May 7, 1802, 
Mar. 5, 1782, 

Apr. 3, 1786, 

Apr. 3, 1781, 
Oct. 9, 1779, 

Oct. 9, 1779, 

Feb. 26, 1780, 
Apr. 14, 1792, 
Feb. 25, 1779, 
May 3, 1750, 

Jun. 7, 1788, 

Oct. 17, 1795, 

Apr. 10, 1781, 

Ai)r. 10, 1781, 

Jun. 7, 1788, 

Sep. 10, 1793, 

Sep. 10, 1793, 



GRANTOR. 

Beadle. Hezekiah 

Beadle, Hauuali 

Beadle, Sylvanus 

Beadle, Sylvester 

Birdsall, Joshua 

Birdsall, Samuel 
Smith, Johu 
Smith, William 

BrinkerholF, Abraham) 
Briukerhotf, Gitty ) 

Briukerhoff, Gitty > 
Briukerhoff, Abraham > 



GRANTEE. 



PAGE . 



f 



Briukerhoff, Hannah 
Briiikerhoflf, Jacob 
Briukerhoff, Peter 

Briukerhoff, Jacob 
Briukerhoff, Peter 
Briukerhoff", Hannah) 

Briukerhoff, Peter ) 
Briuderhoff, Hannah 
Brinkerhoff, Jacob ) 

Burtis, William 



William Kushmore 21 

Hezekiah Beadle 148 

Eichard Smith 61 

j Eichard Smith I „.. 

1 Daniel Smith, Jr. . i ^^ 

George Eapelye 230 

Charles Mitchell 401 

Charles Mitchell 401 

Charles Mitchell 419 

Charles Mitchell 419 

Charles Mitchell. 419 

Henry Combes 137 



Carman, Johu 
Baker, Peter 
Willis, Joshua 

Carmon, Stephen 

Casted, Elizabeth 
Casted, James 

Casted, James 

Casted, Elizabeth 
Comes, Micajah 
Cornell, George 
Coruell, Samuel 
Cornell, Thomas 

Cornwell, Catharine 
Coruwell, Mary 

Cornwell, Jacob 

Cornwell, James 
Cornwell, Margaret 

Cornwell, Margaret 
Cornwell, James 

Cornwell, Mary 

Cornwell, Catharine 

Coutant, Annie 
Coutant, Henry 

CoutaTit, Henry 
Coutant, Aunie 



Johu Golden. 



Geoi-ge M. Kein. 



Joseph Place. . 
Joseph Place. . 



338 

67 
59 

59 



Johu Eainor 49 

JohnThorne 293 

John Mackintosh 15 

William Smith 71 

' Thomas Tharne 241 

Jacamiah Akerly 362 

- Henry Haguer 264 

Henry Haguer 264 

Thomas Thome 241 

Johu Dodge 378 

John Dodge 378 



534 



INDEX, 



DATE. 

Sep. 9, 1781, 
Aug. 27, 1780, 

Apr. -, 1795, 

Apr, -, 1795, 
Feb, 20, 1779, 
Apr. 11, 1777, 



GRANTOR. 

Davanport, Lewis 

Davanport, Lewis 

Dodge, Hannah 
Dodge, John 

Dodge, John 
Dodge, Hannah 

Dorlon, Benjamin 

Dorlon, Elias 
Wood, James 



Oct. 21, 1772, Fowler, George 



Apr. 4, 1782, 
Apr. 17, 1789, 
Apr. 2, 1769, 

Dec. 1, 1722, 
Apr. 17, 1780, 

Apr. 17, 1780, 



Gildersleeve, James 
Golden, John 
Gritman, William 

Halstead, Joseph 
Hendrickson, John 

Hendricksou, Phebe 
Hendrickson, Phebe 

Hendricksou, John 



Sep, 27, 1781, Hewlett, Samuel 



May 12, 1772, 

Jun. 17, 1778, 

Jun. 20, 1778, 
Nov. 10, 1778, 

May 7, 1708, 
May 7, 1708, 

Apr. 18, 1769, 

Dec. 18, 1790, 
Dec. 18, 1790, 

Feb. 25, 1700, 

Nov. 15, 1781, 
Nov. 6, 1801, 



Jackson, John 

Jackson, John 

Jackson, John 

Jackson, John 

Jackson, Samuel 
Jones, William 

Jones, William 
Jacksou, Samuel 

Kirk, Eichard 
Seaman, Thomas 
Pearsall, Israel 

Kissam, Joseph 
Kissam Mary 

Kissam, Mary 
Kissam, Joseph 

Latham, Samuel 
Pearsall, Thomas 
Pearsall, Israel 

Mitchell, Charles 

Mitchell, George 
Mitchell, Phebe 



GRANTEE. PAGE. 

Newbury Davanjjort. . . 91 
Nathaniel Wright 89 

?- Israel Pearsall 881 

;- Israel Pearsall 881 

Richard Smith 82 

,- Eichard Green 3 

( Martin Schenck, Jr) i,^-. 
1 Euliff Schenck >" ""'^ 

AmosPettit 132 

Benjamin Whalej' 341 

John Watts 18 

Ruliflf Schenck 192 

Eichard Hewlett, Jr. . . . 94 

- Eichard Hewlett, Jr. . . . 94 

f Lewis Davanport. . . "] 
) Newbury Davanport 1 ^o 
] Samuel Davanport. ( 
LMartha Hewlett J 

John Jackson, Jr 98 

(John Jackson, Jr..) ..„, 
"i Samuel Jackson )' 

John Jackson, Jr 126 

Eichard Jackson 30 

) (Eichard Weeks...) o,™ 

) "(George Weeks )" ^^^ 

I (George Weeks j „,„ 

f (Eichard Weeks \ '^^' 

Hendrick Onderdonck. . 305 

) 

]~ Uriah Piatt 276 

J- Uriah Piatt 276 

/-Adrian Onderdonk 140 

Eobert Mitchell 422 

l Singleton Mitchell 413 



DATE. 

Nov. G, 1801, 

Nov. 15, 1781, 
Mar. S), 1781, 

Mar. 13, 1744, 

Feb. 16, 1785, 

Mar. 37, 17!)3, 

Mar. 6, 1780, 

Mar. 27, 1793, 

Mar. 27, 1793, 

Mar. 27, 1793, 
Mar. 13, 1744, 

Mar. 27, 1793, 

Jun. 26, 1804, 
Feb. 25, 1760, 

Apr. 18, 1769, 

Feb. 25, 1760, 

Mur. 18, 1744, 



INDEX. 



GRANTOR. 

Mitcbell, Phebe 

Mitchell, Georp;e 

Mitchell, Robert 

Morrell, Philip 

Mott, Edmond 
Mott, Sarah 
Pearsall, Thomas 

Mott, Jacob 

Mott, John 
Mott, Joseph 
Mott, Mary 
Mott, Eicliard 
Mott, William 

Mott, John, 3d 

Mott, Joseph 
Mott, Mary 
Mott, Richard 
Mott, William 
Mott, John 

Mott, Mary 
Mott, Richard 
Mott, William 
Mott, John 
Mott, Joseph 

Mott, Richard 
Mott, William 
Mott, John 
Mott, Joseph 
Mott, Mary 

Mott, Sarah 
Pearsall, Thomas 
Mott, Edmond 

Mott, William 
Mott, John 
Mott, Joseph 
Mott, Mary 
Mott, Richard 

Oakley, Nathaniel 

Pearsall, Israel 
Latham, Samuel 
Pearsall, Thomas 

Pearsall, Israel 
Kirk, Richard 
Seaman, Thomas 

Pearsall, Thomas 
Pearsall, Israel 
Latham, Samuel 

Pearsall, Thomas 
Mott, Edmond 
Mott, Surah 



535 

GRANTEE. PAGE. 

I Singleton Mitchell 413 

Charles Mitchell 261 

John Heavilaud 68 

) 
- John Pine 297 

) 

Jackson Mott 236 

1 
I 
} William Eemson 409 

I 

J 
John Rainor 54 

1 
I 
)■ William Remson 409 

I 
J 

~] 
I 
} William Remson 409 

I 
J 

I 

)■ William Remsen 409 

I 

J 

) 
-John Pine 397 

) 

1 
I 
)■ William Remsen 409 

I 

J 

Charles Mitchell 433 

Adrian Ouderdonk 140 

) 

Hendrick Onderdonck. . 305 
) 

Adrian Onderdonk. . . . 140 

) 

) 

John Pine 297 

) 



536 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

Mar. 1«J, 1749, 
Jul. 10, 1774, 
Apr. 5, 1779, 
Mar. 39, 1744, 
Aug. 20, 1800, 

Apr. 26, 1775, 



Sep. 18, 1773, 



GEANTOR. 

Pearsall, Thomas 
Pearsall, Tliomas, Jr., 
Petti I", Isaac 
Pine, John 
Piatt, Uriah 
Pool, James ) 

Eushmore, Hannah > 

Prince, Mary 
Smith, Richard 
Smith, Ann 
Youngs, Joseph 
Youngs, Susannah 
Scheuck, Martin 
Schenck, Phebe 



GRANTEE. 



PAGE. 



May 
Mar. 

Dec. 



13, 1766, 
18, 1764, 

23, 1786, 



Dec. 22, 1786, 

Dec. 22, 1786, 
May 8, 1767, 



Eainor, Willett 

Eainor, William 

Eapelye, Anne 
Eapelye, Daniel 
Eapelj'e, Sarah 

Eapelye, Daniel 
Eapelye, Sarah 
Eapelye, Anne 

Eapelye, Sarah 
Eapelye, Anne 
Eapelj'e, Daniel 

Eobbins, Benjamin 
Seaman, Williams 



May 1, 1798, Eogers, John 



Apr. 36, 1775, 



Apr. 11, 1773, 



Apr. 11, 



Apr. 11, 1772, 



Apr. 11, 



Eushmore, Hannah 
Pool, James 

Sands, Benjamin 
Sands, Mary 
Sands, Simon 
Sands, Eichard 

Sands, Mary 
Sands, Simon 
Sands, Eichard 
Sands, Benjamin 

Sands, Eichard 
Sands, Benjamin 
Sands, Mary 
Sands, Simon 

Sands, Simon 
Sands, Eichard 
Sands, Benjamin 
Sands, Mary 



John Pine 803 

Israel Pearsall 849 

Newbury Davanport. . . 25 

Minne Scheuck 205 

Benjamin Piatt 427 

John Eainor 46 



[ George Eapelye 235 



J 



John Eainor 56 

John Eainor 51 



- Henry Coutant. ... ... 868 



I 



Henry Coutant. 



/-Henry Coutant. 






I George Weeks. . 
f Eichard Weeks. 



. f 

Andrew Onderdonk ) 
Henry Ondei'douk. - 
William Onderdonk ) 



368 



368 



323 



847 



John Eainor 46 



1 

)■ Joshua Cornell 252 

I 

J 

1 

I 

y Joshua Cornell 252 

J 

V Joshua Cornell 252 



1 



; Joshua Cornell 252 

J 



INDEX. 



537 



DATE. 



GRANTOR. 



GRANTEE. 



PAGE. 



Mar. 20, 1778, 



Mav. 20, 1778, 



Sep. 18, 1778, 



Mar. 21, 1778, 
Mar. 15, 1778, 

Mar. 30, 1778, 



Sep. 18, 1773, 



May 22, 1735, 
Mar. 9, 1764, 
Mar. 3, 1778, 

Apr. 18, 1769, 

May 8, 1767, 

May 15, 1761, 
May 6, 1758, 
May 17, 1791, 

Feb. 16, 1780, 

Feb. 16, 1780, 
May 12, 1730, 



Sep. 18, 1773, 



Apr. 6, 1764, 



Schenck, Abraham 
Sclienck, Peter 
Schenck, John 

Scheuck, John 

Schenck, Abraham 
Schenck, Peter 

Schenck, Martin 
Schenck, Phebe 
Prince Mary 
Smith, Eichard 
Smith, Ann 
Youngs, Joseph 
Youngs, Susannah 

Schenck, Martin, Jr., 

Scheuck, Peter 

Schenck, Peter 
Schenck, John 
Schenck, Abraham 

Schenck, Phebe 
Priuce, Mary 
Smith, Eichard 
Smith, Ann 
Youngs, Joseph 
Youngs, Susannah 
Schenck, Martin 

Schenck, Euliflf 

Schenck, Euliff 

Schenck, Sarah 

Seaman, Thomas 

Pearsall, Israel 

Kirk, Eichard 

Seaman, Williams 
Eobbins, Benjamin 

Searing, Jacob 

Searing Jacob 

Searing, John 

Simonson, John 
Simonson. Eachel 

Simonson, Eachel 
Simonson, John 

Smith, Abel 

Smith, Ann 
Youngs, Joseph 
Youngs, Susannah 
Scheuck, Martin 
Schenck, Phebe 
Prince, Mar 3' 
Smith, Eichard 

Smith, Ann 

Smith, James, Jr., 



Martin Schenck, Jr . . . . 21 1 



Martin Schenck, Jr 



211 



)■ George Eapelye 225 



John Schenck 
John Schenck. 



/-Martin Schenck, Jr 



214 
217 

211 



} George Eapelye 225 



Minnie Schenck. 
William Smith.. 
Peter Scheuck. . 



/Hendrick Onderdonck. 

/ < George Weeks | 

f (Eichard Weeks. . . . i" 

Daniel Searing 

William Smith 

Israel Pearsall 



Stephen Carmon. 

Stephen Carmon 
Ezekiel Balding.. 



202 
74 

208 

305 

332 

196 

77 
371 

33 

32 

128 



} George Eapelye . 



John Searing 245 



538 



INDEX. 



DATE. 



Dec. 16, 1801, 
Mar. 81, 1775, 

Apr. 10, 1784, 



GRANTOE. 

Smith, Benjamin R. 
Smith, Martha 

Smith, Daniel 

Smith, John 
Smith, William 
Birdsall, Samuel 



GEANTEE. 



PAGE. 



) 



May 4, 17G9, Smith, Isaac 



Eoelof Schenck 416 

Daniel Smith, Jr 84 

George Kapelye 230 



f Joseph Cadels "| 

' James Cornwell 



Jan. 5, 1778, 
Apr. 6. 1764, 

Dec. 16, 1801, 



Sep. 18, 1773, 

Apr. 10, 1784, 

May 11, 1778, 
May 3, 1758, 

Feb. 9, 1792, 

Dec. 28, 1791, 

Jnn. 7, 1780, 
Jan. 7, 1780, 
Jun. 7, 1780, 

Jun. 7, 1780, 

Aug. 2, 1784, 
Feb. 9, 1792, 



Smith, Isaac R. 

Smith, James, Jr. 

Smith, Ann 
Smith, Martha 

Smith, Benjamin R. 

Smith, Richard 
Smith, Ann 
Youngs, Joseph 
Youngs, Susauah 
Schenck, Martin 
Schenck, Phebe 
Prince, Mary 

Smith, William 
Birdsall, Samuel 
Smith, John 

Smith, William 

Spra; 



J V a,LllC>3 KJKJl L± ,y Oil . . ^ MOO 

I William Hewlett... f ^^'^ 
[^Jonathan Searing. . J 
John Rainor • 43 

\- John Searing 245 



Roelof Schenck 416 



gg, Edward 



Thorn, Abigail 
Thorn, Thomas 

Thorn, Abigail 
Thorn, Thomas 

Thome, John 
Thorne, Mary 
Thorne, Richard 
Thorne, Sarah 

Thorne, Mary 
Thorne, Richard 
Thorne, Sarah 
Thorne, John 

Thorne, Richard 
Thorne, Sarah 
Thorne, John 
Thorne, Mary 

Thorne, Sarah 
Thorne, John 
Thorne. Mary 
Thorne, Richard 
Thorne, Thomas 
Thorn, Thomas 
Thorn, Abigail 



)■ George Rapelye 225 



- George Rapelye 230 

Richard Townsend 10 

Edward Spragg, Jr 13 

|- Thomas Dodge 281 

[ Charles Mitchell 289 



1 
I 

! Henry Hawxhurst 249 

J 

1 

I 

J Henry Hawxhurst 249 

I 

J 
1 
)■ Henry Hawxhurst 249 

J 
1 
} Henry Hawxhurst 249 

J 
Joshua Cornwall 257 

' Thomas Dodge 281 



INDEX. 



539 



DATE. 
Dec. 28, 1791, 

Apr. 9, 1792, 

Apr. 18, 1779, 
Apr. 18, 1779. 
May 1, 1793, 
Aug. 9, 1797, 
May 1, 1792, 
Aug. 9, 1797, 

Feb. 21, 1744-5, 

Feb. 21, 1744-5, 

Oct. 2, 1783, 

Feb. 21, 1744-5, 

Feb. 1, 1790, 
Mar. 31, 1762, 

Dec. 28, 17(55, 
Oct. G, 1778, 
Jun. 2, 1767, 

Mar. 31, 1762, 
Mar. 29, 1777, 

Apr. 7, 1785, 

Mar. 11, 1793, 

Apr. 10, 1794, 

Dec. 5, 1738, 
May 1, 1775, 



GBANTOR. GRANTEE. PAGE. 

Tboru, Thomas [ ^j^ j Mitchell 289 

Thorn, Abigail i 

(Andrew Onderdonk) 
Titus, Charles - Henry Onderdonk. . - 329 

(William Onderdonk) 

Tmvnsend, Eicliard ) ^ j ^j ^^ ^y 

Townsend Kosetta ) 

Townsend, Rosetta J ^ ^ ^^^ ^q 

Townsend, Kichard ] 

Tredwell, Beniamin ) t\ -i ah ant 

Tredwell, Elizabeth \ ^""''''^ ^"'^^ ^^^ 

Ti;edwell, Benjamin I j^camiah Akerly 393 

Tredwell, Susanna j -^ 

Tredwell, Elizabeth l-rk -i ah . -ja;! 

rr 1 11 Tj  • h David Allen 351 

i red well, Benjamin \ 

Tredwell, Susanna It  i a i , i ooq 

rr T ^^ -D  • f Jacamiah Akerly 393 

Iredwell, Benjamin \ •' 

Valentine, Henry 1 

Valentine, Obadiah VJohn Jackson 145 

Valentine, Jacob ) 

Valentine, Jacob ) 

Valentine, Henry , John Jackson . 145 

Valentine, Obadiah ) 

Valentine, Joseph Hendrick Onderdonck. . 309 

Valentine, Obadiah ) 

Valentine, Jacob >- John Jackson 145 

Valentine, Henry ) 

Valentine, Eichard Hendrick Onderdonk.. 311 
Valentine, Richard / \ Eichard Weeks. .. . } .,.. 
Valentine, Rich ard,Jr \ I George Weeks j 

valentine. Rioharf -J gfS Weet ! ! ! ! h^» 

Valentine, Richard Jeremiah Robbins 65 

Valentine, Rieha.l ;«-£«, If^l ! ! ! ! f ^=» 

Valentine, Richard, Jr ) \ George Weeks } .,. . 

Valentine, Richard \ "^ Richard Weeks f ^ 

Vanostront, William John Vanostront 28 

Weeks, George Charles Titus 327 

( Andrew Onderdonk ] 
Whaley, Benjamin < Henry Onderdonk. . > 343 

( William Onderdonk ) 

I Andrew Onderdonk ) 
Whaley, Peter } Henry Onderdonk. . V 357 

I William Onderdonk ) 

Whitehead, Daniel Ezekiel Balding 107 

Willett, Thomas John Simonson 36 



540 



INDEX. 



DATE. GRANTOR. 

Willis, Joshua 



Apr. 


3, 


1786, 


Carman, John 
Baker, Peter 


Jan. 


6, 


1742-3, 


Willits, Amos 


Apr. 


11 


1777, 


Wood, James 
Dorlon, Elias 


Mar 


26 


, 1756, 


Wood, John 


Oct. 


4, 


1792, 


Wood, Samuel 


Sep. 


18, 


1773, 


Youngs, Joseph 
Youngs, Susannah 
Schenck, Martin 
Schenck, Phebe 
Prince, Mary 
Smith, Eichard 
Smith, Ann 


Sep. 


18, 


1778, 


Youngs, Susannah 
Schenck, Martin 
Schenck, Phebe 
Prince, Mary 
Smith, Richard, 
Smith, Ann 
Youngs, Joseph 



GRANTEE. PAGE. 

) 

;- John Golden 338 

) 
Ja,mes Searing 199 

[ Eichard Green 3 

Frederick Simouson. ... 6 

\ Israel Pearsall I .,„^ 

/ Martha Pearsall ... . i ''''^ 

I 

I 

! George Eapelye 225 

I 

I 

1 
I 

} George Eapelye 225 



INDEX OF DEEDS— Qrantees. 



DATE. 

Oct. 17, 1795, 
Aug. 9, 1797, 

May 4, 1790, 

May 1, 1792, 

May 12, 1730, 
Dec. 5, 1738, 
May 3, 1779, 

May 4, 1769, 

Feb. 16, 1780, 
Mar. 5, 1782, 



GRANTEE. 

Akerly, Jacamiah 
Akerly, Jacamiah 

Allen, David 

Allen, David 

Balding, Ezekiel 
Balding, Ezekiel 
Beadle, Hezkiah 

Cadels, Joseph 
Hewlett, William 
Searing, Jonathan 
Cornwall, James 

Carmon, Stephen 

Combes, Henry 



1 



GRANTOR. PAGE. 

Jacob Cornwell 362 

i Benjamin Tredwell. [ .3q.^ 

( Susanna Tredwell.. \ "^"^"^ 

{ Deborah Allen / ,-,„. 

(John Allen, Jr ( "'^ 

\ Benjamin Tredwell. / .jj., 

/ Elizabeth Tredwell. \ ^'^' 

Abel Smith 128 

Daniel Whitehead 107 

Sylvanus Beadle 148 

Isaac Smith 483 

\ Eachel Simonsou. . . ) ..j, 

I John Simonson ) 

William Burtis 137 



DATE. 

Apr. 11, 1772, 
Aug. 2, 1784, 
May 4, 1761), 

Dec. 22, 17SC, 

Sep. 27, 1781, 

Sep. 27, 1781, 

Sep. 9, 1781, 
Apr. 5, 1779, 

Sep. 27, 1781, 

Sep. 10, 1793, 
Feb. 9, 1792, 

Apr. 3, 1786, 
Apr. 11, 1777, 

Apr. 10, 1781, 

Jim. 7, 1780, 
Mar. 9, 1781, 
Sep. 27, 1781, 

Ai)r. 17, 1780, 



INDEX. 541 

GK.\NTEE. GRANTOR. PAGE. 

f Mary Sauds . . "] 

ri.^,.„„ii T.,.1 „„ ! SimoD Sands [ oro 

Ooruell, Joshua ( u- i n 1 1 i 252 

} Kicuard Saucls { 

1^ Benjamin Sands. ... J 

Cornwall, Joshua Thomas Thome 257 

Cornwell, James "| 

HeSt'°^-1lLn W-cSmith m 

Searing, Jonathan J 

[ Anne Eai)elye ) 

Coiitant, Henrj' ^. Daniel Eapelye.... 368 

[Sarah Eapel^-e... .) 

Davanport, Lewis "] 

E;;:rro;:t'sats" \ 8»-™' »-'»" ™ 

Hewlett, Martha J 
Davanport, Newbury "] 
Davanport Samuel 1 c- i u i 4.4. an 

Hewlett, Martha ,' ^^"""^^ Hewlett 80 

Davanport, Lewis J 

Davanport, Newbury Lewis Davanport 91 

Davanport, Newbury Isaac Pettit 25 

Davanport, Samuel ^ 

Hewlett, Martha I t!„^„„i tT„ i„a4. on 

Davanport, Lewis \ ^^^^^^^ He^ lett 80 

Davanport, Newbury J 

T-, 1 T 1 (Annie Coutant / o-o 

Dodge, John . jj^^^y Coutant ) ^^^ 

-r, 1 rr\ (Thomas Thorn } ^r,i 

Dodge, Thomas ] ^^.^^.j ^^^^.^ ^ 281 

( John Carman ) 

Golden, John • \ Peter Baker 338 

( Joshua Willis ) 

ri -D- 1 1 < Elias Dorlon / ., 

Green, Eichard \ j^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^ 6 

XT XT (James Cornwell. • ( cnA 

Hagner, Henry ; Margaret Cornwell. [ ^^^ 

f John Thorne 1 

XT 1 L XT ) Mary Thorne I n... 

Hawxhurst, Henry { ^i^avd Thorne. ... 1 ^^'^ 

1^ Sarah Thorne J 

Heaviland, John Philip Morrell 68 

Hewlett, Martha "| 

Davani)ort, Lewis ', r,„., „ . tt„„.i„x4. qa 

1^ * ,'xT 1 Samuel Hewlett 80 

J )avanport, Newbury ( 

Davanport, Samuel J 

TT 1 ii. T»- 1 IT \ John Hendrickson. ) f.. 

Hewlett, Eichard, Jr., j ^,^^^^ Hendrickson) ^^ 



542 



INDEX, 



DATE. GRANTEE. GKANTOE. PAGE. 

Hewlett, William 1 

MA ir^fi, Seariuo', Jonathan I t.„ „ c.^ui Aon 

av4, 17G), n 11 T Isaac Smith 483 
•^ ' ' Cornwell, James { 

Cadels, Joseph J 

Jan. . '5, 1744-5 Jackson, John Ezekiel Balding, Jr.... 104 

( Henry Valentine.. ) 

Feb. 21, 1744-5, Jackson, John I Obadiah Valentine. 145 

( Jacob Valentine. . . . ) 

Mar. 29, 1763, Jackson, John, Jr., George Balding 119 

May 31, 1765, Jackson, John, Jr., George Balding 102 

May 31, 1765, Jackson, John, Jr., George Balding 117 

Jun. 7, 1763, Jackson, John, Jr., John Balding 113 

Jun. 14, 1772, Jackson, John, Jr., John Balding 121 

Apr. 9, 1757, Jackson, John, Jr., Jonathan Balding 114 

Dec. 7, 1764, Jackson, John, Jr., Silas Balding 109 

May 12, 1772, Jackson, John, Jr., John Jackson 98 

Ju„. 17, ,778, J^jtS^JfiiY I J»ta •J-'^-" >^ 

Jun. 20, 1778, Jackson, John, Jr., John Jackson 126 

Nov. 10, 1778, Jackson, Richard John Jackson 30 

T ir- ir-r'o Jacksou, Samucl ^ t i , t „u„.^„ -ica 

Jun. 17, 1778, t i t i t John Jackson 124 

I, .1.^, Jackson, John, Jr., ) 

Apr. 3, 1781, Kein, George M., Stephen Carmon 67 

Feb. 25, 1779, Mackintosh, John Samuel Cornell 15 

( Abraham Brinker- 1 

May 1, 1798, Mitchell, Charles \ hoff [ 401 

( Gitty Brinkerhoff. . ) 

(Hannah Brinkerhoff ) 

May 7, 1802, Mitchell, Charles - Jacob Brinkerhoft. . ^ 419 

(Peter Brinkerhoff.. ) 

Nov. 15, 1781, Mitchell, Charles Eobert Mitchell 261 

Jun. 26, 1804, Mitchell, Charles Samuel Oakley 433 

Dec. 28, 1791 , Mitchell, Charles -j ^J^jf^i^^Ttn ! : ! 1 '. } . ^89 

Nov. 15, 1781, Mitchell, Eobert Charles Mitchell 422 

Nov. 6, 1801 , Mitchell, Singleton j gj°E,f SS.' ! ! ! [ ^'^ 

Feb. 16, 1785, Mott, Jackson Jacob Mott 236 

A 10 ^^^,^ nr i-i. o 1 \ Richard Towusend. . ) .f. 

Apr. 18, 1779, Mott, Samuel j RosettaTownsend. . [ ^^ 

(Richard Kirk j 

Apr. 18, 1769, Onderdonck, Hendriek Thomas Seaman. .. . Y 305 

(Israel Pearsall ) 

Oct. 2. 1783, Onderdonck, Hendriek Joseph Valentine 309 



INDEX. 543 



DATE. GKANTEE. GRANTOR. PAGE. 

Feb. 1, 1790, Onderdonck, Heudrick Ricliard Valentine 811 

( Samuel Latham.... j 
Feb. 25, 1760, Ondevdouk, Adrian j Thomas Pearsall... V 140 

( Israel Pearsall ) 

Onderdonk, Andrew ^ 

May 1, 1793, Onderdonk, Henry - John Eogers .' 347 

Onderdonk, William) 

Onderdonk, Andrew ) 

Apr. 9, 1793, Onderdonk, Henry -Charles Titus 339 

Onderdonk, William j 

Onderdonk, Andrew ) 

Mar. 11, 1793, Onderdonk, Henry - Benjamin Whaley 343 

Onderdonk, William) 
Onderdonk, Andrew ) 

Apr. 10, 1794, Onderdonk, Henry - Peter Whaley 357 

Onderdonk, William) 

Onderdonk, Henry ) 

May 1, 1793, Onderdonk, William John Rogers 347 

Onderdonk, Andrew) 

Onderdonk, Henry l 

Apr. 9, 1793, Onderdonk, William -Charles Titus 339 

Onderdonk, Andrew ) 

Onderdonk, Henry 'j 

Mar. 11, 1793, Onderdonk, William - Benjamin Whaley 343 

Onderdonk, Andrew) 

Onderdonk, Henry ) 

Apr. 10, 1794, Onderdonk, William VPeter Whaley 357 

Onderdonk, Andrew ) 

Onderdonk, William ) 

May 1, 1793, Onderdonk, Andrew John Rogers 347 

Onderdonk, Henry ) 

Onderdonk, William ) 

Apr. 9, 1793, Onderdonk, Andrew hCharles Titus 339 

Onderdonk, Henry ) 

Onderdonk, William ) 

Mar. 11, 1793, Onderdonk, Andrew > Benjamin Whaley 843 

Onderdonk, Henry ) 

Onderdonk, William ) 

Apr. 10, 1794, Onderdonk, Andrew Peter Whaley 357 

Onderdonk, Henry ) 



. i^,,_ r) 11 T 1 \ Hannah Dodge oqi 

Apr. -, 1790, Pearsall, Israel ] j^^^^ Dodge. ! ^^^ 

Jul. 10, 1774, Pearsall, Israel Thomas Pearsall, Jr. .. 349 

May 17, 179), Pearsall, Israel John Searing 371 

Oct. 4, 1793, ^¥::Sif;Sa!tha \ Samuel Wood 375 

Oct. 4, 1793, Pearsall, Martha / Samuel Wood 375 

' ' Pearsall, Israel \ 

Apr. 4, 17H3, Pettit, Amos James (Jildcrsleeve 133 



544 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

Mar. 13, 1744, 

Mar. 19, 174!), 
Oct. 9, 1779, 
Aug. 20, 1800, 
Dec. 18, 1790, 

Feb. 26, 1780, 
Mar. G, 1780, 

Apr. 2(i, 1775, 

May 12, 17(jr>, 
Mar. l;}, 1704, 
Jan. n, 1778, 



GRANTEE. 

Pine, John 

Pine, John 
Place, Joseph 
Piatt, Benjamin 
Piatt, Uriah 

Eainor, John 
Kainor, John 

Eainor, John 

Kainor, John 
Eainor, John 
Eainor, John 



GEANTOR. 



PAGE. 



Apr. 10, 1784, Eapelye, George 



Sei). 18, 1773, Eapelye, George 



Mar. 27, 1793, Eemsen, William 



Oct. 0, 1778, 
Mar. 13, 1779, 

Mar. 21, 1778, 
Mar. 15, 1778, 

Oct. 21, 1772, 



Eobbins, Jeremiah 
Eushmore, William 

Schenck, John 
Schenck, John 
Hchenck, Martin, Jr., 
Schenck, Euliff 



Mar. 20, 1778, Schenck, Martin, Jr., 



Mar. 29, 1744, 

May 22, 1735, 
Mar. 2, 1778, 

Dec. 16, 1801, 
Oct. 21, 1772, 



Schenck, Minne 
Schenck, Minne 
Schenck, Peter 

Schenck, Eoelof 

Schenck, Euliff 
Schenck, Martin, Jr. 



1 Sarah Mott ) 

,' Thomas Pearsall... - 

( EdmonclMott ) 

Thomas Pearsall 

) Elizabeth Casted. . 
I James Casted 

Uriah Piatt 

\ Joseph Kissam .... 
( Mary Kissam 



Micajah Comes 

John Mott, 3d 

\ James Pool [ 

I Hannah Eushmore. \ 

Willett Eainor 

William Eainor 

Isaac E. Smith 

(William Smith j 

- Samuel Birdsall... V 
(John Smith ) 

Mary Prince ^ 

Eichard Smith I 

Anu Smith ! 

■{ Joseph Youngs J 

I Susannah Youngs. . i 
I Martin Schenck. . . . i 

tPhebe Schenck J 

fJohn Mott 1 

I Joseph Mott I 

-{ Mary Mott ; 

I Eichard Mott | 

LWilliam Mott ) 

Eichard Valentine 

Hannah Beadle } 

Hezekiah Beadle... f 

Martin Schenck, Jr. . . . 
Peter Schenck 



297 

303 
59 

427 
276 

49 
54 

46 

56 
51 
43 

230 



225 



George Fowler 

Abraham Schenck. . "^ 

John Schenck - 

Peter Schenck . . . ) 

John Pine 

Euliff Schenck 

Sarah Schenck 

\ Benjamin E. Smith. ) 
■j Martha Smith ) 



George Fowler. 



409 

65 
21 

214 
217 

200 

211 

205 

202 
208 

416 

200 



INDEX. 



545 



DATE. 

Dec. 1, 1732, 
May 15, 1761, 
Jan. fi, 1742-8 



GRANTEE, 

Scheuck, Euliff 
Seariug, Daniel 
Sealing, James 



Apr. (), 17G4, Searing, Jolin 



Maj' 4, 17(>1), 

Mar. 2(), 1750, 
May 1, 1775, 

May K), 1774, 

Mar. 31, 1775, 
Mar. 25, 1780, 

May 16, 1774, 

Feb. 20, 1779, 
May 3, 1750, 
Mar. 9, 1764, 
May 6, 1758, 
May 3, 1758, 

Apr. 14, 1792, 

Jun. 7, 1788, 

Apr. 7, 1785, 
May 11, 1778, 

Mar. 29, 1777, 

Apr. 2, 1769, 

May 7, 1763, 

May 8, 1767, 

Mar. 31, 1762, 

Dec. 28, 1765, 
.Tun. 3, 1767, 
May 7; 1763, 
May 8, 1767, 

Mar. 31, 1762, 



Searing, Jonathan 
Cornwell, James 
Catlels, Joseph 
Hewlett, William 
Simonson, Frederick 
Simouson, John 

Smith, Daniel, Jr., 
Smith, Eichard 

Smith, Daniel, Jr., 
Smith, Eichard 
Smith, Richard 

Smith, Daniel, Jr., 
Smith, Eichard 
Smith, William 
Smith, William 
Smith, William 
Spragg, Edward, Jr., 

Thorne, John 

Thorne, Thomas 

Titus, Charles 
Townsend, Eichard 

Vanostront, John 

Watts, John 

Weeks, George 
Weeks, Eichard 

Weeks, George 
Weeks, Eichard 

Weeks, George 
Weeks, Eichard 

Weeks, George 
Weeks, Eichard 

Weeks, George 
Weeks, Eichard 

Weeks, Eichard 
Weeks, George 

Weeks, Eichard 
Weeks, George 

Weeks, Eichard 
Weeks, George 



GRANTOR. PAGE. 

Joseph Halstead 192 

Jacob Searing 196 

Amos Willits 199 

\ Ann Smith i ^j , . 

I James Smith, Jr ... \ "^'^ 

)■ Isaac Smith 483 

J 
John Wood 6 

Thomas Willett 36 

!■ Joshua Birdsall 86 

Daniel Smith 84 

Sylvester Beadle 61 

- Joshua Birdsall 86 

) 

Benjamin Dorlon 82 

Thomas Cornell 71 

Euliff Schenck 74 

Jacob Searing 77 

Edward Spragg 13 

George Cornell 293 

S Mary Cornwell [ ,^.. 

] Catharine Cornwell j " 

George Weeks 337 

William Smith 10 

William Vanostront 38 

William Gritman 18 

I \ William Jones ) .:j.r- 

f I Samuel Jackson. .. . j ' ' 

> I Benjamin Bobbins. ( .,.,^, 
) ] Williams Seaman. . . ) ' ""^ 

) ( Eichard Valentine, ) 

-I Jr I 314 

) ( Eichard Valentine. ) 

- Eichard Valentine 330 

) 

^ Eichard Valentine 325 

) < Samuel Jackson. .. . | .,.,« 
) (William Jones f ' ' 

I (Williams Seaman..) ^.q^ 
i (Benjamin Bobbins. )" "''^ 

i( Eichard Valentine. . ) 
- Eichard Valentine, V 314 
I Ji- ) 



546 INDEX. 



DATE. GRANTEE. GRANTOR. PAGE' 

Dec. 2«. ,r«5, ^^ta.? George } B-^"''^ ^'''>-«- ^^» 

.i„„. 3, nor, ''fvl4,«'5t"ge f R-''-" ^'»'»«- »-^' 

Apr. 17, 1789, Whaiey, Benjamin John Golden 841 

Apr. 10, 1784, Wood, Samuel William Baker JJCJ 

Aug. 37, 1780, Wright, Nathaniel Lewis Davanport 89 



PERSONAL INDEX. 



Abrams, John <!1 

Abrams, Jonas 24, (!4 

Abrams, Sarah in() 

Akerly, Benjamin 423, 424 

Akerly, Jacaniiah 284, 862, 368, 364, 365, 893, 894, 395 

Akerly, Samuel 414 

Akerly, William 414 

Albertson, Benjamin 442, 445, 468, 469, 475, 481, 486, 493, 498 

Albertson, Derrick 165 

Albertson, Derrick, Jr 200 

Albertson, Eichard 224, 235, 244, 426, 431, 432, 483 

Al Burtis, John 142 

Allen, Benjamin 466 

Allen, David 271 

278, 274, 851, 853, 354, 859, 385, 396, 408, 418, 426, 427, 431, 486 

438. 441, 444, 450, 451, 452, 455, 463, 469, 474, 475, 481, 486 

Allen, Deborah 271, 273, 275 

Allen, Dobson 438, 439, 441, 444 

446, 447, 450, 451, 452, 454, 455, 457, 462, 463, 469, 470, 475, 477 

Allen, Elijah 384, 856, 362, 885, 459, 472, 478, 479, 490, 491 

Allen, Henry 224, 333, 359, 360, 426 

Allen, Jacamiah 438, 445, 453, 455, 468, 466, 470, 474 

Allen, James 252, 445, 454, 455, 466, 468 

Allen, John 272, 278, 333, 885, 426, 431, 436, 475, 481, 485, 486 

Allen, John, Jr 153 

179, 184, 189, 235, 244, 271, 273, 274, 275, 279, 285, 295 
Allen, Phillip 190 

252, 276, 884, 391, 392, 897, 899, 407, 408, 418, 426, 483 

Allen, Philip, Jr 184, 220, 223, 235, 244, 270 

Allen, Eichard 272, 859, 360, 896, 490, 491 

Allen, Samuel 859, 860, 407, 408, 455 



INDEX. 547 

PAGE 

Allen, William 439, 441, 442, 444, 445, 440, 447, 450 

451, 452, 45j, 450, 457, 4(12, 408, 409, 470, 475, 477, 487, 488, 493 

Alleu, William K 403, 470 

Allin, Henry 181 

Allin, John 132, 150 

Allin, John, Jr 05, 151 

AIsop, Riehaicl 350 

Alsop, Sarali 350 

Alsop, Thomas 145 

Anderson, James 459 

Anderson, Peter 459 

Applebe, Thomas 75, 397, 399, 407 

Applebee, Thomas 220, 232, 41.8 

Appleby, Elizabeth 458, 400, 471, 478, 480, 489 

Appleby, Epenetus 455, 403, 409 

Appleby, Thomas... .387, 391, 419, 400, 472, 478, 479, 480, 485, 490, 492 

Baitie, James, Jr 481, 480 

Baker, Asa 453 

Baker, Mary 1 55 

Baker, Peter 338, 339, 340, 453 

Baker, Sarah 307, 308 

Baker, William 365,- 360, 307, 368 

Balding, Abraham 160 

Balding, Dorothy 116 

Balding, Elizabeth. 121 

Balding, Ezekiel. ...99, 107, 108, 110, 111, 113, 120, 128, 129, 130, 406 

Balding, Ezekiel, Jr 104, 105, 106 

Balding, George 98, 102, 103, 105, 117, 118, 119, 121 

Balding, James 87 

Balding, Jesse 400 

Balding, John 113, 114, 110, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124 

Balding, John, Jr 124 

Balding, Jonathan .....114, 115. 110, 117 

Balding, Mary 112 

Balding, Richard 406 

Balding, Sarah 123, 124 

Balding, Silas 109, 110, 111, 112, 120 

Balding, Stephen 172 

Balding, Sylvaniis 105 

Balding, Thomas 105, 146, 406 

Baldwin, Damast 155 

Baldwin, George 156 

Baneker, Gerard 191, 223 

Barker, Benjamin 149 



548 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Barnes, Widow 190 

Barns, Richard 15 

Barton, John 235, 244 

Batty, David 46 

Baylis, Elias 190 

Beadell, David 83 

Beadle, Abijah 4, 157 

Beadle, Abijah, 2d 157 

Beadle, Abraham 148 

Beadle, Benajah 1G9, 385 

Beadle, Benjamin 23 

Beadle, Daniel 52, 57 

Beadle, David 9, 24, 35, 64, 85, 131, 150 

Beadle, Hannah 21, 22, 23 

Beadle, Hezekiah 21, 22, 23, 148, 149, 175 

Beadle, Isaac 148 

Beadle, Jacob 157 

Beadle, Jeremiah 148, 151 

Beadle, Jeremiah, Jr 36, 37, 38, 39 

Beadle, Joseph 9, 25, 36, 65, 132, 150, 159 

Beadle, Justice 64, 132, 150 

Beadle, Samuel 159 

Beadle, Sylvanus 9, 23, 25, 33, 35, 65, 148, 149, 175 

Beadle, Hy Ivester 33, 62, 63 

Beadle, Uriah 157 

Beadle, William 33 

Bedel, Silvenus 279 

Bedell, Daniel 400 

Bedell, David 279 

Bedell, Hezekiah 21 

Bedell, Moses 452 

Bedell, Thomas 299 

Beedle, Catharine 156 

Beedle, Sarah 156 

Beekmau, Mr 98, 102, 111, 129 

Benee, Abraham 25 

Bero^er, John 135, 136 

Betts, Mellecent 165 

Birch, William 205 

Birdsall, Amey 88, 89 

Birdsall, Benjamin 88, 89, 173 

Birdsall, James 175 

Birdsall, John 31, 88, 89 

Birdsall, Joseph 88, 89, 164 



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Birdsall, Joshua 86, 88, 8i) 

Birdsall, Oliver 172 

Birdsall, Samuel 88, 89, 174, 280, 233, 234 

Birdsall, Thomas 87, 88, 89 

Boerum, Timothy 456 

Bogart, Daniel 481, 486 

Bogart, Isaac 445, 463, 470 

Bogart, Tunis 369, 379, 382 

Brass, Adam 156 

Bretts, William 205 

Brewer. John 24, 64 

Brickels, William 281 

Brinkerhoflf, Abraham 39!), 401, 403, 404, 405, 407 

Briukerhoft; Daniel 150, 210, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217 

262, 408, 418, 448, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454. 455, 462, 472, 473, 479 

Brinkerhofif, Gitty 401, 404, 405 

Briukerhoff, Hannah 419, 420, 421 

Brinkerhoff, Hendrick 190, 210, 211, 214, 217, 384, 391, 397 

Brinkerhoflf, Jacob 402, 403, 419, 420, 421, 442 

Brinkerhoflf, Peter 402, 403, 407, 419, 420, 421 

Brooks, David 223, 235, 258, 259, 283 

Brush, John 287 

Brush, Smith 165 

Burt, Joseph 399, 407 

Burtis, Adrian 159, 160 

Burtis, Carmon 174 

Burtis, Charles 171 

Burtis, Elias 400 

Burtis, James 83, 155, 159 

Burtis, James C 170 

Burtis, John 60, 132 

150, 151, 160, 22(i, 291, 363, 364, 385, 394, 431, 436, 437, 438, 461 

Burtis, John, Jr 151, 361, 384, 390 

Burtis, John S 486 

Burtis, Joseph 164 

Burtis, Sarah 139 

Burtis, William 137, 138, 139, 164 

Cadels, Joseph 482, 483, 484 

Caidles, Josei)h 9, 25, 36, 65, 132 

Carhartt, Joshua . . 368 

Carle, John 164 

Carman, Benjamin 178 

Carman, John 155, 178, 338, 339 



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Carman, Samuel 178 

Carman, Stephen 152, 158, 468 

Carman, Thomas 400 

Carmou, Adam 4 

Carmou, Benjamin 26, 132 

Carmon, Caleb 6 

Carmon, James 90 

Carmon, John 15, 26, 65, 67, 132, 150 

Carmon, Joseph 6, 56, 170 

Carmon, Lott 132, 172 

Carmon, Samuel 14i), 150 

Carmon, Stephen 32, 33, 84, 62, 67, 68, 170 

Carmon, Thomas 4, 7, 171, 170 

Carmon, Thomas, Jr 176 

Carpenter, John . , 166, 414 

Carpenter, Morris 239 

Casted, Elizabeth 59, 61 

Casted, James 59, 60 

Chard, Hugh 329 

Cheeseman, Anthony 270, 278, 285, 332 

Cheeseman, Benjamin 181, 236, 444 

Cheeseman, Richard 270 

Cheeseman, Thomas 405 

Cheeseman, Timothy 451 

Cheesman, Benjamin, Jr 355, 356 

Clapp. Allen 412 

Clements, Jarvis 457, 458, 471, 477, 489 

Clinton, George 300 

Clowes, Joseph 169 

Clowes, Justice • • • 132, 150 

Clowes, Samuel 5, 9 

13, 24, 25, 34, 35, 61, 64, 65, 68, 109, 131, 150, 189, 201 

Clowes, Sarah 201 

Clows, Isaac 400 

Cock, David 447 

Cock, John 476 

Cock, Silas 456, 463 

Coe, Benjamin ; 446 

Coles, Abraham 239, 471, 472 

Combs, Samuel 152 

Comes, Cooley 50 

Comes, Henry 50, 137, 138, 139, 157 

Comes, Micajah 49, 50, 51, 157 

Comes, Thomas 171 



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Corny, Noah 177 

Conkling, Jacob L 173 

Cooke, Matthias 136 

Cornelius, Jonathan 161 

Cornell, Ame 295, 296 

Cornell, Barack 169, 294 

Cornell, Benjamin 73 

Cornell, Caleb 151, 196, 335 

Cornell, Charles 10, 35, 36, 65, 183, 150, 151 

Cornell, Cornelius 16, 190 

Cornell, Daniel 173, 459 

Cornell, Edward 169, 171 

Cornell, Elijah 177 

Cornell, George 293, 394, 395, 296 

Cornell, Gilbert 151, 167 

Cornell, Henry 449, 459 

Cornell, James 170, 248, 264, 267, 268, 269 

Cornell, Japeth 172, 184 

Cornell, Japeth, 2d 173 

Cornell, John 170,171,173,449 

Cornell, Joseph 168 

Cornell, Joshua 253, 354, 355, 356, 282, 283, 448 

Cornell, Margaret 264, 267, 269 

Cornell, Mary 173, 449 

Cornell, Mellin . 169 

Cornell, Eichard 453 

Cornell, Samuel 15, 17 

Cornell, Stephen 171 

Cornell, Thomas 71, 73, 74, 173 

Cornell, Timothy 9, 35, 35, 61, 65, 133, 150 

Cornell, Widow 41 

Cornell, William 19, 151, 168, 169, 171 

Cornwall, Joshua 357, 358, 259, 260 

CoruAvall, Lewis 260 

CoruAvall, William 179 

Cornwell, Baruch 416, 449 

Cornwall, Caleb 256 

Cornwell, Catharine 241, 343, 343 

Cornwell, Charles 1 79, 180, 407, 428, 429 

Cornwell, Eldert 408, 418, 456, 463 

Cornwell, George 362 

Cornwell, Hallet 450 

Cornwell, Henrj- 426 

Cornwell, Hewlett 224, 407 



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Covnwell, Jacob 3(52, 368, 304, 365 

Cornwell, James. . . .243, 269, 295, 296, 386, 387, 388, 389, 482, 483, 484 

Cornwell, Joseph 246 

Cornwell, Margaret 269 

Corinvell, Mary 241, 242, 243 

Cornwell, Eichard 455, 462 

Cornwell, Richardson 431, 436, 438, 455, 463 

Cornwell, Stephen 195, 196, 428 

Cornwell, Timothy 400 

Cornwell, Walter 481, 486 

Cornwell, Widow 448 

Cornwell, William 256, 257 

Coutant, Anne 378, 379, 380, 381 

Coutaut, Henry 368, 369, 370, 378, 379, 380, 381 

Covert, Johannes 162 

Craft, Daniel 167 

Crispin, Joseph 317, 318, 335, 337 

Crispin, Sarah 155, 337 

CromAvell, Benjamin 85 

Crosby, John 191 

Cummins, Luke 17, 484 

Cuting, Eev. Mr 153 

Davani)ort, Francis 10, 25, 80 

Davauport, Lewis 9, 25, 80, 81, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93 

Davauport, Martha 91 , 93 

Davanport, Mary 80 

Davauport, Newbury 25, 26, 27, 80, 81, 92, 93 

Davanport, Samuel 36, 65, 80, 81, 132, 150, 176, 184, 356, 408 

Davis, David 252 

Davis, Joel 458 

De Lancey, James 140 

De Mott, Abraham 97 

Demott, Ann 155 

De Mott, Anthony 85, 287, 289 

De Mott, John 33, 97, 218 

De Mott, Michael 138, 139, 157, 158 

Denton, Charity 20 

Denton, Isaac 20 

Denton, Isaac, Jr 171 

Denton, James 173, 455 

Denton, Jonas 397 

407, 408, 418, 451, 452, 460, 463, 469, 475, 480, 481, 486 
Denton, Joseph 428, 429, 438, 442, 445 



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Denton, Lawrence 8.5(5, 8G0, 801, 884, 88G, 890, 897 

398, 407, 408, 418, 436, 481, 432, 488, 441, 444, 447, 450, 451, 452 

458, 455, 456, 463, 469, 470, 475, 476, 481, 482, 485, 486, 495, 496 

Denton, Samuel 212, 215, 216, 228, 264, 882 

Deryee, Pratt 176 

Deryee, Rulif 176 

Deryeo, John 157 

Dickison, James 165 

Dickison, Zebulon 169 

Dodge, Hannah 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384 

Dodge, John 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384 

Dodge, Joseph 866, 376 

Dodge, Joseph, Jr 469, 474, 475, 481, 485 

Dodge, Thomas 270, 281, 284, 397, 398, 399, 400, 405, 406, 408 

Dodge, Thomas, Jr 244 

Dodge, Trustram 458, 471, 472, 478, 489 490 

Dodge, William 278, 285, 390, 397, 899, 407, 408, 418, 468, 469 

Dongan, Thomas 193 

Dorlon, Benjamin 9, 25, 85, 65, 82, 83, 84, 168 

Dorlon, Carman 161 

Dorlon, Elias 3, 4, 5, 164 

Dorlon, Elias, Jr 168 

Dorlon, Elizabeth 84 

Dorlon, John 85, 86, 64, 65, 88, 98, 132, 150, 164, .168 

Dorlon, John, Jr . .■ 9, 25 

Dorlon, Joseph 164, 168 

Dorlon, Lenitou  173 

Dorlon, Samuel 164, 400 

Doty, Isaac 239 

Doty, Joseph 160 

Doughty, John 135 

Doughty, Eobert 167 

Downing, Ananias 164 

Downing, Benjamin 212, 215 

Downing, George 447, 450, 451 

Downing, Isaac 486, 472, 478, 479, 490, 491 

Downing, Silas ._ 168 

Doxsee, Archillus 171 

Doxsee. Solomon 24, 64 

Drake, Thomas 284 

Dunn, Gary 468, 475 

Durye, William 285 

Duryea, William 899, 481, 436 

Duryee, Jacob 167 



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Elderd, Eicliard 471, 477, 478, 480, 486, 489, 490, 491 

Eklred, John 177 

Ellison, David 173 

Ellison, Edward 175 

Ellison, James 334, 35(5 

Ellison, John 151, 173 

Ellison, Richard 11, 21, 22, 40, 49, 70, 131, 157, 309 

Ellison, Eichard, Jr 98, 112, 116, 117, 316 

Ellison, Eichard, 3d 54, 59, 114 

Ellison, Thomas : 54, 98, 102, 111, 118, 163 

Elsworth, John 174 

Emmett, Thomas A 494 

Evans, Thomas 155 

Everit, Benjamin 313 

Everitt, Benjamin 151. 162 

Everitt, John 134 

Everitt, Eichard 135 

Farrington, Thomas 55, 171, 279 

Fish, Lawrence 87 

Flower, Benjamin 168 

Flower, Gilbert 61 

Flower, Herman 171 

Flower, John ' 167 

Flower, Michael 167 

Floyd-Jones, Sally 331 

Foster, Jacob 41, 171 

Foster, John 19, 167, 431 

Fowler, Duncan 362, 426, 431, 436, 438, 470, 471, 477, 488, 489 

Fowler, George 200, 201, 202, 218 

Fowler, Phebe 155 

Frances, Elizabeth 1 56 

Frances, Jane 155 

Froast, Isaac 159 

Froast, James 1 59 

Frost, Stephen 313 

Gedney, Joseph ' 447, 450, 460, 480 

Gildersleeve, James 132, 133, 134 

Gildersleeve, Jonathan 65, 150 

Gildersleeve, Timothy 132 

Gildersleve, Benjamin 156 

Glass, John 280 

Glover, Massee 155 

Golden, John 66, 155, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344 



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PAGE 

Golden, Phebe 34-2, 848, 844 

Golder, Garret 4, 26 

Goldev, William 178 

Goriini, Jonathan 138 

Green, Arthur M 480 

Green, Richard 3, 4 

Green, Samuel 5, loo, 178 

Griswold, Edward 473, 479, 491 

GrisAvold, Joseph 428, 429 

Gritman, William 18, 19, 20 

Hagner, Hendrick 184, 220, 223, 235, 244, 270, 278, 285 

Hagner, Henry 2r34, 267, 268, 269, 437, 438 

Hagner, Henry, Jr 420 

Hagner, Isaac 890, 897, 898, 899, 406, 407, 408, 419: 425, 426 

Hall, Benjamin 163, 280 

Hall, James 169 

Hall, John 155 

Hall, Joseph 65, 182, 150, 163, 169, 279, 280 

Hall, Joseph, 2d 164 

Halstead, Jonas 193, 195 

Halstead, Joseph 72, 73, 192, 194, 195, 202, 208, 204, 206 

Halstead, Laurence 74 

Halstead, Sarah 195, 202, 203, 204 

Halstead, Timothy 193 

Handley, Roger 110, 111 

Hanua, James D 844, 465 

Harkins, Joseph 190 

Hawley, Gideon 456 

Hawxhurst, Henry 190, 249, 251, 395 

Hawxhurst, Jacob 174 

Haydock, Henry 414, 458, 459 

Heaviland, Benjamin 161 

Heaviland, Benjamin, Jr 161 

Heaviland, John 68, 69, 70 

Heaviland, Joseph 70, 71 

Heaviland, Widow 50 

Hegeman, Andries 151, 179, 184, 220, 228, 285, 248, 244, 270 

278,285, 338, 361, 871, 884, 385, 390, 897, 398, 899, 406, 407, 408 
418, 419, 425, 426, 481, 482, 48(1, 437, 438, 441, 442, 444, 445, 454 

Hegeman, Andries 1 278, 280, 281, 285, 296, 297, 871 

Hegeman, Andries J 270 

Hegeman, Andries, Jr 180, 184, 235 

Hegeman, Elbert 285, 240, 241, 244, 270, 380, 482. 486 

Hegeman, Elbert, Jr 220, 223 



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Hegeman, Hendrick 42G 

Hegeman, James 475 

Hegeman, John 167, 384, 391, 458 

Hegeman, Peter 454 

Hegeman, Eam 160 

Henderson, Jolin 280 

Hendrickson, Harmon . 94, 95 

Hendrickson, Hendrick 95 

Hendrickson, Isaac 151 

Hendrickson, Johannes 200, 218 

Hendrickson, John 94, 95, 96, 97, 151, 153, 154, 156 

Hendrickson, Phebe 94, 96, 97 

Hendrickson, Stephen 162 

Hendrickson, Thomas 163 

Hendrickson, Widow . 95 

Herakl, Samuel 405 

Herrolds, Samuel 237 

Hewlett, Benjamin 384 

Hewlett, Charles 80 

Hewlett, Daniel 23, 64, 163, 279 

Hewlett, Embree 132, 150 

Hewlett, George 9, 10, 11, 12 

24, 25, 26, 35, 64, 107 131, 132, 150, 151, 361, 384, 386, 390, 4G7 
Hewlett, James 10, 25 

36, 65, 143, 290, 441, 444, 447, 452, 458, 472, 478, 479, 490 

Hewlett, John 101 

Hewlett, John, Jr 165 

Hewlett, John, 3d 165 

Hewlett, Joseph 399, 400, 443, 467 

Hewlett, Joseph L 401, 442. 445, 447, 450, 451, 486 

Hewlett, Lewis 165 

174, 408, 418, 442, 445, 447, 450, 451, 452, 455, 475, 476, 481 

Hewlett, Lewis S 454, 455, 463, 467, 468, 486 

Hewlett, Martha 80, 81 

Hewlett, Eichard 10, 25, 36, 45, 96, 285, 453, 456, 483 

Hewlett, Richard, Jr 94, 97 

Hewlett, Samuel 80, 82, 92, 174, 260, 441 

Hewlett, Stephen 55 

Hewlett, Whitehead 455, 463, 466, 470, 481, 486 

Hewlett, Widow 64 

Hewlett, William 65 

163, 469, 471, 473, 475, 478, 4t<l, 483, 483, 484, 489, 490 

Hicks, Benjamin 133, 150, 169 

Hicks, Benjamin, 3d 177 



INDEX, 557 

PAGE 

Hicks, Charles lol 

157, 179, 184, 220, 223, 235, 244, 24G, 250, 278, 285, 333, 350 

Hicks, Charles, 2d 157 

Hicks, Edward 240, 250 

Hicks, Elias 174 

Hicks, Isaac 130, 157, 442, 445, 447, 453, 457, 480, 488, 4!)4, 495 

Hicks, Isaac, Jr 250 

Hicks, Jacob 102, 103 

Hicks, Jeffl-ey 248, 448, 449 

Hicks, Johu D 470, 482, 486 

Hicks, John, Jr 158 

Hicks, Joseph 209, 279, 285 

Hicks, Norris. 397, 399 

Hicks, Eodman 385, 391, 441, 442, 444, 445, 447, 448, 450, 451 

Hicks, Samuel 244, 399, 407, 408 

Hicks, Silas 9, 25, 30, 05, 101, .172, 177, 287, 289 

Hicks, Stephen 240 

Hicks, Thomas 102, 163, 172, 249 

Higbe, Johu 170 

Higbe, Nathaniel 431 

Hoaglaud, Daniel. 418, 452, 453, 454, 455, 457, 402, 403, 470, 476, 485, 496 

Holmes, Johu 160 

Hubbs, Amos 391, 397 

Hubbs, Job 287, 289 

Hubbs, Robert 68, 176 

Hulce, John 165 

Hutchiugs, Jacauiiah 168 

Hutchiugs, John 461 

Hutchings, Jonathan 423 

Hutchiugs, Stephen 401 , 472, 478, 489, 490 

Ireland, Daniel 340, 461 

Ireland, Thomas 318, 324, 336 

Jackson, Abigail 101 

Jackson, Amy 103, 118 

Jackson, David 166 

Jackson, Elibeth 177 

Jackson, Henry 171 

Jacksou, Jacob 32, 168 

Jackson, John 30, 31, 32, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 104 

105, 100, 111, 112, 115, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 145, 146, 147, 177 

Jackson, John, Jr 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 109, 110 

113, 114, 115, 110, 117, lis, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126 

Jackson, John, 3d 120, 127, 128 



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Jackson, Micali '. 100 

Jackson, Obadiali 99, 100, 103, 118 

Jackson, Per menus 31 , 163, 177 

Jackson, Permenus, Jr . • . 175 

Jackson, Eichard 30, 31, 32, 177, 400 

Jackson, Eichard, Jr 100, 12G, 128, IGO 

Jackson, Robert, Jr 107 

Jackson, Eosetta 120, 128 

Jackson, Samuel 124, 125, 120, 170, 317, 318, 31'.), 327, 330, 330 

Jackson, Thomas 158, 170 

Johnson, John 138 

Johnson, Samuel 173 

Jones, David 310, 320 

Jones, David, Jr 165 

Jones, John 168 

Jones, Mary 319 

Jones, Thomas 121, 165 

Jones, Walter 168 

Jones, William .106, 121, 165, 314, .31.5, 317, 318, 319, 327, 330, 336 

Jones, William, Jr 162 

Kecler, Ebenezer 391, 398 

Kein, George M . . . . 66, 68 

Keirstead, Elizabeth 01 

Kierstead, James 01 

Kirbee, Jacob 176 

Kirk, Daniel 452, 456, 463, 470 

Kirk, James 476, 482 

Kirk, Eichard 66, 162, 180, 184, 224, 235, 244, 270, 279, 285 

306, 307, 308, 309, 326, 334, 407, 408, 431, 435, 436, 438, 442, 465 

Kirk, Silas 463, 469, 486 

Kirk, William 322 

Kissam, Benjamin 36, 1.50, 277, 414, 423 

Kissam, Benjamin, Jr 65, 132 

Kissam, Charles 277, 414 

Kissam, Daniel 39, 101, 102 

145, 223, 228, 229, 285, 277, 285, 305. 83.3, 3.55, .361, 491, 494, 495 

Kissam. Daniel, Jr 332, 488, 490, 491 

Kissam, Daniel W 151, 180, 184 

Kissam, John 333, 3.50, 300, 361, 38.5, 391, 397, 399, 407, 408, 419 

420, 431, 432, 436, 437, 438, 441, 442, 444, 445, 447, 450, 4.')1, 452 

Kissam, John B 270, 278, 285, 3.32, 333, 3.55, 356, 361, 384, ,390 

Kissam, Joseph 10, 25, 74, 276, 277 

Kissam, Mary 27r., 277 



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PAGE 

Lake, Daniel 285, 350, 3fil, 384, 385, 418, 431, 432 

Langdon, James 483 

Laugdon, Joseph 170 

Langdou, Richard 170 

Langdon, Samuel 9 25, 35 

Langdon, William, Jr 10 

Latham, John 244, 245 

Latham, Samuel 140, 141, 142, 144, 145, 414, 423 

Laurence, Adam 109 

Lawrence, Deborah 415 

Lawrence, Elizabeth 150 

Lawrence, George 240 

Lawrence, Jordan 100 

Lawrence, Willet 385, 391, 408, 418, 444 

Lay ton. Garret 400, 479, 487 

Leek, Philip 447, 450 

Lefferts, Daniel 170 

Leflferts, John 104 

Lefferts, Leftert 102 

Leonard, Thomas 431, 432, 430 

Lester, Benjamin 9, 13, 25, 33, 35, 02, 04, 05, 132, 150, 104 

Lewis, James 11, 187, 188, 189 

Lewis, James, Jr 133 

Lininton , John : 200 

Loines, William 184 

Loins, John 490 

Losee, David 481 

Losee, David, Jr 409, 475, 485 

Losee, James 172 

Losee, Martha 173 

Losee, Mordecai 200 

Losee, Eichard 410, 420, 431, 430, 438, 441, 445, 447, 450 

Losee, Widow U:5 

Loyns, William 312 

Loyns, William, Jr 151, 180 

Liidlam, Ephraim 385 

Ludlow, George — • 483 

Mackintosh, John 15, 10, 17 

Maree, Eichard , 00 

Martin, John 135, 130, 137, 157 

Martin, Josiah 10 

Martin, Sarah 135, 130, 137 

Marvin, Jacob 428, 429 

Marvin, John 204, 200 



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Marvin, Robert 78, 209, 264 

Mason, Phebe 155 

Matthews, Eichard 158 

McLaugbliu, James 124 

Meuee, Abraham 176 

Mervin, Jacob 177 

Miles, Elijah 269 

Miller, Cornelius 168 

Miller, William 155 

Mitchell, Allen 472, 470 

Mitchell, Augustine 263, 425 

Mitchell, Charles ' 181 

189, 244, 261, 262, 268, 270, 289, 290, 291, 292, 385, 401, 402 

403, 404, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 433, 434 

Mitchell, Elizabeth 486 

Mitchell, George 413, 414, 415 

Mitchell, James 191 , 292 

Mitchell, John 151, 180, 184 356 

Mitchell, Joseph 414, 426, 431, 436, 438 

Mitchell, Mary. 263 

Mitchell, Phebe 198, 413, 414, 415 

Mitchell, Robert 203, 212, 215, 261, 262, 263, 422, 423, 424 

Mitchell, Samuel L 414 

Mitchell, Samuel T 445, 458, 471, 472, 478, 489, 490 

Mitchell, Singleton 399 

400, 413, 414, 415, 426, 431, 436, 438, 440, 442, 445, 447, 450 

451, 452, 455, 457, 460, 461, 462, 463, 465, 469, 470, 471, 472 

473, 475, 476, 478, 480, 481, 482, 486, 488, 489, 490, 493, 494, 495 

Mitchell, Uriah 172, 189, 244, 270, 426 

Mitchell, Whitehead 486, 492, 493 

Mitchell, William 334, 390, 397, 398, 418, 445, 463, 469 

Mitchell, William L 486, 491 

Monett, Richard 341, 391, 465 

Monfoort, Abraham 213, 216 

Monfort, Abraham 403 

Moufort, Peter 403 

Moore, Frances .' . 311 

Moore, John 358 

Morrel, Caleb 262 

Morrell, John 9, 25, 35, 65, 132, 150 

174, 410, 431, 436, 438, 441, 444, 459, 463, 470, 472, 473, 479, 486 

Morrell, John, Jr 334, 356 

Morrell, Martha 70, 71 

Morrell, Philip 68, 69, 70, 71 



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Morrell, Bobert 4G3, 460, 470 

Mott, Abigail nO 

Mott, Adam 10 

•2.i, 3(5, ()■), 115, 132, loO, ir)S, 263, 2i)9, 301, 40S, 41S, 425 

Mott, Benjamin 480 

Mott, Captain 132 

Mott, Charles 397, 298 

Mott, Daniel 391, 397 

Mott, Edraond 297, 300, 302, 303 

Mott, Isaac 1C2 

Mott, Jackson 3(1, 65, 132, 150, 236, 237, 238, 239, 405, 437, 445 

Mott, Jacob 163, 176, 236, 237. 238, 239, 323 

Mott, Jacob, Jr 163 

Mott, James 173, 457, 458, 471, 477, 478, 489 

Mott, Jehu 176, 177 

Mott, Jehu, Jr 167, 176 

Mott, John 44, 56, 165, 169, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413 

Mott, John, 2d 169 

Mott, John, 3d 54, 55, 56 

Mott, Jordan 163 

Mott, Joseph 177, 298, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 447 

Mott, Mary 409, 411, 412, 413 

Mott, Micajah 400 

Mott, Patrick . : 170 

Mott, Richard 173, 297, 299, 300, 301, 302, 409, 410, 411, 412 

Mott, Eichbell 91, 366 

Mott, Samuel 42, 65, 163, 169, 176, 356, 361 

Mott, Samuel, 3d 59 

Mott, Sarah 297, 300, 302, 303 

Mott, Sears 335, 336, 337 

Mott, Stephen 220 

Mott, William 170, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413 

Mudge, Daniel 10, 25, 132, 221, 418, 426, 450, 451 

Mudge, Michael 307, 808, 309 

Munsee, Hendrick 170 

Nichols, Wright 407 

Nicoll, Matthias 191 

N ostront, Peter 95 

Oakley, Nathaniel 402, 403, 438, 484, 435 

Oakley, Sarah 433, 434, 435 

Oakley, Wilmot 400 

Oakly, John 155, 483 



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Ondevdonck, Andrew .' 220 

221, 223, 2;3o, 244, 285, 829, B30, 381, 338, 334, 340, 348, 344 

345, 846, 347, 348, 350, 357, 858, 360, 301, 362, 385, 391, 465 

Onderdonck, Audries 205 

Onderdouck, George 383 

356, 361, 390, 392, 393, 396, 442, 445, 447, 450, 451 

Ouderdouck, Joseph 356, 397 

899, 407, 426, 427, 431, 432, 433, 436, 488, 441, 443, 444, 445, 454 

Onderdonck, Minne 278 

285, 333, 356, 361, 384, 390, 397, 398, 407, 408, 418 

Onderdonck, Peter 151, 184 

220, 223, 384, 390, 397, 899, 407, 408, 418, 422, 438, 441, 442, 444 

452, 454, 455, 457, 468, 469, 470, 475, 476, 481, 482, 486, 495 

Ouderdonk, Adrian 140 

141, 143, 144, 151, 163, 179, 184, 228, 229, 290, 291, 305 

Ouderdonk, Andrns -. 279 

Onderdonk, Benjamin. .321, 381, 481, 436, 438, 441, 443, 444, 445, 447, 448 

Ouderdonk, Heudrick 145 

306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 812, 813, 314, 321, 324, 337 

Ouderdonk, Henry. .329, 330, 331, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 357, 358 

Onderdonk, John 346 

Ouderdonk, Lott 436, 438, 447, 448, 450, 451 

Onderdonk, Petrus 150, 179, 190, 222, 235 

Onderdonk, William 329 

330, 331, 343, 844, 345, 846, 847, 348, 857, 358, 397 

Pearsall, Andrew 438, 478, 480, 489 

Pearsall, Henr3- 171 

Pearsall, Israel 140 

144, 145, 162, 237, 306, 307, 308, 309, 841, 349, 350, 356, 862 

372, 378, 374, 375, 376, 377, 381, 382, 388, 385, 391, 397, 399 

Pearsall, Israel, 2d : 162 

Pearsall, James 74 

Pearsall, Joseph 290, 428, 424 

Pearsall, Martha 375, 376, 377 

Pearsall, Nathaniel 140, 142, 144, 145 

Pearsall, Thomas 140 

144, 145, 208, 297, 300, 802, 303, 304, 305, 339, 349, 383 

Pearsall, Thomas, Jr 298, 299, 349, 350 

Pearsall, William 150, 171, 276 

Penny, Edward 243 

Peters, James 27, 406 

Peters. John 428, 473, 479, 480 

Peters, John, Jr 428, 429 



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Peters, Valentine H 5, 0, 9, 10, 12 

15, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 82, 34, 85, 86 

40, 48, 40, 49, 51, 54, 56, 59, 60, 68, 64, 65, 66, 68 

71, 74, 77, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 89, 91, 98, 94, 97, 98 

108, 104, 106, 107, 109, 112, 114, 117, 119, 121, 124, 126, 128, 131 

182, 134, 135, 137; 139, 145, 147, 148, 149^ 150, 151, 202, 484, 485 

Peters, William 82 

Peterson, David 171 

Pettit, Amos 183, 134, 174, 222 

Pettit, Benjamin 1('9 

Pettit, Increase 4, 18, 160, 161 

Pettit, Isaac 25, 26, 27 

Pettit, James 161 

Pettit, Jane 27, 28 

Pettit, John 10, 25, 36, 65, 160 

Pettit, Josepli 150, 400 

Pettit, Joseph, Jr ] 65 

Pettit, Micah 170 

Pettit, Mott 170 

Pettit, Obadiah 182 

Pettit, Samuel 62 

Pettit, Samuel, Jr 132 

Pettit, Timothy 87 

Pine, Daniel 3, 4, 5, 25 

Pine, Grace 204, 207, 208 

Pine, James 85, 150, 165 

Pine, John 202 

303, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 297, 300, 301, 802, 308, 804, 805, 316 

Pine, Reuben 166 

Pine, Eichard 163 

Pine, Sil vanus 314, 815 

Place, Joseph : 59, 60, 61 

Place, Samuel 172 

Piatt, Benjamin. .184, 223, 279, 855, 361, 364, 365, 385, 437, 438, 439, 480 

481, 436, 451, 452, 453, 456, 463, 470, 473, 476, 480, 483, 486, 491 

Piatt, Epenetus 183, 429, 488 

Piatt, Uriah 10, 16, 35, 376, 377, 333, 427, 429, 430 

Please, Aaron 197 

Polhemus, Cornelius 1 78 

Poo], Elizabeth 48 

Pool, James 46, 47, 48, 49, 182, 150, 334, 441, 444, 445 

447, 450. 451. 453, 455, 457, 463, 469, 470, 475, 476, 481, 483, 486 

Pool, Percy 48 

Pool, Solomon 164 



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Pool, William 161 

Poole, James, Jv 3(53, 397. 398, 406, 408, 418, 425 

Post, Daniel 1 72 

Post, EdmiHKl 397, 408, 418, 426, 431 

Post, Henry 172 

Post, Jacob 167 

Post, James 452 

Post, John 174 

Post, John, Jr 174 

Post, John, 2d 174 

Post, Michael 164 

Powell. Abram 164 

Powell, Edmond 456, 463, 469 

Powell. Joshua 285, 334, 356, 362, 385, 391, 397, 399, 406, 407 

Powell, Eobert 1()4 

Powell, Sarah 406 

Powell, Silas 170 

Powell, Stephen 168. 218 

Prince, Mary 225, 227, 228, 229 

Prince, Samuel 225, 226 

Kainor, Amos 174 

Rainor, Daniel 58 

Rainor, Ezekiel 44, 45 

Rainor, Henry 175 

Rainor, Isaac 1 74 

Rainor, Joel 174 

Rainor, John 9, 25, 43, 44, 45, 46 

47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56. 57, 58, 59, 106 

Rainor, John, Jr 52, 57, 58 

Rainor, Joseph 47, 52, 55, 57, 69 

Rainor, Josiah 45 

Rainor, Micajah 51 

Rainor, Samuel 36, 159 

Rainor, Samuel, Jr 52, 57 

Rainor, Willett 56, 57, 58, 59 

Rainor, William 51 , 53, 54 

Ralph, Sarah 156 

Ramson, Ram 135 

Rapelye, Anne 368, 369, 370, 371 

Rapelye, Daniel 270, 278, 285 

333, 356, 361, 368, 369, 370, 371, 384, 386, 390, 392, 393, 396, 404 

Rapelye, George 190, 225, 227, 228, 230, 231, 238, 234, 290 

Rapelye, Jacob 452, 455, 463, 481, 486 



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PAGE 

Eapelye, Sarah 8()S, aG9, 870, 871 

Bay, John 878 

Baj^nor, Heiiry 400 

Eaynor, James 400 

Eemseu, William 897, 899 

Kemsou, William 409, 411, 412 

Eboades, Ainus 47 

Eboades, Anthony. ... 185 

Ehoades, Samuel 57 

Bickman, Mr 118 

Eigj?s, Caleb S 494 

Bobbins. Benjamin 157, 175, 823, 838, 824, 827 380 

Bobbins, Daniel 453, 455 

Bobbius, Jeremiah .05, 00, 182, 150, 300, 485, 405 

Bobbins, John 843, 443, 445, 447 



o 



Bobins, Jacob 17 

Bobius, Jeremiah, Jr 100 

Eobiusou, John 397 

Eobinsou, John, Jr 297 

Eobinson, Joseph 397 

Bogers, Elizabeth 848, 849 

Eogers, George 848 

Bogers, Israel 459, 460, 472, 473, 479, 480, 490, 491 

Bogers, John 180, 340, 347, 348, 849 

Bushmore, Benjamin 160 

Bushmore, Carmou 7 

Bushmore, Hannah 46, 47, 48, 49 

Bushmore, Isaac 166 

Bushmore, John 33, 47 

Bushmore, Thomas 31 

Bushmore, William 21, 23, 23, 133, 150 

Salts, William 150 

Salts, William, Jr 408 

Sammis, Nehemiah 05, 133, 150 

Sands, Abel 340 

Sands, Benjamin . 353, 353, 355, 350, 257, 888, 356, 301 

Sands, Edward 358 

Sands, Gide(ju 358, 354, 355, 356 

Sands, Griffen 445, 403, 470 

Sands, Henry 354 

Sands, John 1.^3, 154, 150, 180, 354 

Sands, Joseph 190 

Sands, Mary 353, 358, 355, 350, 257 

Sands, Bay 426 



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Sands, IJic-hard ISO, 184, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258 

Sands, Samuel 254, 255 

Sands, Sarah 240, 241 

Sands, Simon 160, 252, 253, 255, 256, 257 

Sands, William 447 

Scanck, John ^'^" 

Schenck, Abraham 151, 178, 179, 184, 1!)0, 211. 21B. 214, 220, 222 

22:?, 285, 244, 270, 278, 285, 296, 297, 338, 355, 356, 360, 361, 384 

Schenck, Jacob 490 

Schenck, John. 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 177, 180, 181, 184, 187, 189, 191, 195 
196, 198, 200, 202, 205, 208, 211, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219 
220, 221, 222, 228, 224, 230, 284, 285, 236, 240, 241, 248, 245, 249 
252, 257, 261, 262, 263, 269, 270, 275, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 284 
285, 286, 289, 290, 292, 293, 296, 297, 303, 305, 309, 311, 318, 316 
320, 321, 322, 324, 826, 829, 381, 332, 333, 835, 387, 338, 341, 343 
346, 347, 349, 351, 855, 856, 358, 859, 360, 361, 362, 864, 365, 368 
371, 874, 375, 878, 881, 388, 884, 885, 886. 389, 390, 391, 392, 393 
395, 896, 897, 8!)8, 399, 400, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 412, 413 
415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 421, 422, 425, 426, 427, 480, 431, 432, 488 
484, 435, 436, 487, 488, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447 
448, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 460, 462, 463, 464, 465 
466, 467, 468, 469, 470, 473, 474, 475, 477, 480, 481, 482, 485, 487 

Schenck, John 1 452, 481, 485, 487, 488, 491, 492, 493, 496 

Schenck, Margaret 877, 378 

Schenck, Martin 77, 79, 132, 151, 157, 189 

209, 228, 225, 227, 228, 229, 234, 235, 244, 262, 278, 291, 292, 805 

Schenck, Martin, Jr ^79 

184, 200, 201, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220 

Schenck, Miuue 202, 208, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 426, 481 

Schenck, Peter 190 

208, 209, 210, 211, 218, 214, 217, 218, 219, 220, 284, 243, 421, 434 

Schenck, Phel)e • 225, 229 

Schenck, Euliff 74 

76, 77, 192, 193, 194, 200, 201, 202, 208, 204, 205, 209, 211, 212 
213, 215, 218, 219, 416, 417, 444, 459, 472, 473, 479, 490, 491 

Schenck, Sarah 208, 209, 210, 211, 214, 219 

Schenck, Susanna 205 

Scudemore, Joseph 152 

Scudemore, Walter 151 

Seabury, A dam 68, 163 

Sealey, James 25 

Sealy, Daniel 480, 492, 498 

Sealy, William 471, 473, 477, 480, 489, 491 

Seaman, Ambrose 11, 132, 156, 169 



INDEX. 



567 



Seaman, 
Seaman, 
Seaman, 
Seaman, 
Seaman, 
Seaman, 
Seaman, 
Seaman, 
Seaman, 
Seaman, 
Seaman, 
230, 
361, 
420, 
Seaman 
Seaman 
, Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Searing- 
Searing 
Searing 
Searing 
Searing- 
Searing 
Searing 
179, 
Searing 
Searing- 
Searing 
Searing- 
Searing 
Searing 
Searing 



PAGE 

Benjamin 29H, 372 

David 8, l!)t), 200, 208, 300, 303 

Enoch 1 7() 

Gideon 10, 2"), 3(» 

Isaac 1 (iO 

Israel 177 

Jacob 31, 32, 147, loS 

James 114 

Jiles 424 

John 150, 158, 164 

John W 166, 224 

244, 278, 279, 280, 285, 286, 2M7, 289, 333, 334, 355, 35() 

362, 384, 385, 390, 391, 397, 398, 399, 407, 408, 418, 419 

432, 437, 438, 442, 447, 451, 452, 453, 456, 457, 460, 463 

Joseph 99, 105 

Nathaniel 151, 152, 154, 156 

Obadiah 172 

Obadiah, 2d 174 

Obadiah, 3d 177 

Richard 151, 180, 372, 373 

Eichard 1 451, 459, 460, 469, 473, 476, 479, 480 

Samuel .. ..9, 12, 25, 35, 65, 132, 150, 164, 169, 177, 287, 289 

Solomon 7, 31, 85, 112, 155, 175, 177 

Thomas 31, 158, 175, 177, 187, 188, 189, 306, 308, 309 

Uriah 169 

Widow 209, 266, 267 

William 166 

Williams 322, 323, 324, 327, 330 

Zebulon 147, 152 

Abigail 79 

Coe '. 220, 348, 391, 397, 439, 440 

Daniel 151, 197, 198, 223, 387, 388, 483 

Gilbert 151, 179, 180, 184 

Jacob .77, 79, 80, 151, 180, 196, 197, 198, 372, 439, 440 

James 199, 270, 279, 426, 470, 471, 477, 488, 489 

John 151 

184, 199, 220, 223, 245, 247, 248, 371, 372, 373, 374, 377, 378 

John, Jr 235, 243, 333, 355, 361 , 384, 385 

Jonathan 482, 483, 484 

Mary 374 

Moses 334, 356, 489 

Samuel 78, 199, 234, 3(52, 374, 388, 436, 437, 440, 483 

Samuel, Jr 179, 183, 184, 223, 235, 243 

Simon 451 



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Sedaui, Ferdinaiidiis 159 

Hell, James. .260, 278, 28.5, 897, 398, 399, 400, 401, 405, 406, 407, 408, 414 

Sell, Stephen 458, 469, 475, 481, 496 

Sell, Thomas Thorue 832, 338, 355 

Shaw, Amos 160 

Shaw, Heiir}^ Jr 164 

Simouson, Charles 368, 888, 889 

Simousoii, Frederick 6, 7, 8 

Simouson, John 82, 33, 84, 35, 88, 39, 148, 270, 406 

Simonson, Moeras. 6 

Simonson, Phebe 368, 388, 389 

Simouson, Rachel 32, 84 

Skidmore, Andrew 18, 19, 90 

Skidmore, Andrew, Jr 164 

Skidmore, Nathan 91 

Skidmore, Samnel 463, 469, 470, 474, 475, 481, 485 

Skinner, Abraham 190 • 

Smith Abel 113, 128, 129, 180, 287 

Smith, Amey 159 

Smith, Amos 176 

Smith, Ananias 266 

Smith, Ann 225, 229, 245, 247, 248, 249 

Smith, Anne 228 

Smith, Benjamin 7, 16, 158, 171, 403 

Smith, Benjamin R 171, 416, 417, 418 

Smith, Catharine 155 

Smith, Collins 285, 884, 856 

Smith, Cornell 172, 176, 177 

Smith, Cornell R. , Jr 161 

Smith, Paniel 84, 85, 86 

Smith, Paniel, Jr 84, 85. 86, 87, 88, 160 

Smith, David 155, 159, 168 

Smith, Ebenezer 469, 473, 476, 479, 480, 481, 491 

Smith, Edmnnd 168 

Smith, Elijah 159, 266 

Smith, George 69 

Smith, Henry 45, 47 

Smith, Isaac 46 

74, 79, 80, 160, 161, 197, 198, 266, 268, 458, 454, 482, 483, 484, 485 

Smith, Isaac, Jr 265, 483 

Smith, Isaac R 48, 44, 45 

Smith, Israel 188 

Smith, Jacob 1 75 

Smith, Jacob R 173 



INDEX. 



569 



PAGE 



Smith, James <), 2i, 25, So, (54, 181, loO, IJl, 10b, 2U6, ;J8T 

Smith, James, Jr 245, 247, 248, 249 

Smith, John H, 25, 36, 44, 40 

158, 159, 100, 107, 184, 220, 223, 280, 238, 234, 235, 244, 285, 838 

Smith, Johu, 2(1 177 

Smith, John M 355 

801, 880, 883, 884, 390, 398, 401, 407, 442, 445, 450, 451 

Smith, John K. . 157 

Smith, John Eons 05 

Smith, Jonathan 10, 11, 12, 29, 47, 298 

Smith, Jonathan, Kock , 29 

Smith, Joshua 98, 108 

Smith, Joshua E 167 

Smith, Joseph 285, 244, 387 

Smith, Joseph E 173 

Smith, Josiah 52 

Smith, Josias 57, 110 

Smith, Martha 410, 417, 418 

Smith, Mary 177 

Smith, Nathaniel 108 

Smith, Obadiah 09 

Smith, Obadiah, Eock 177 

Smith, Peter 152 

Smith, Phebe 196 

Smith, Eachel 1 75 

Smith, Ealph 275 

Smith, Eebecca 311 

Smith, Eichard 9, 25, 35 

62, 63, 82, 83, 86, 87, 88, 159, 102, 225, 227, 228, 229, 265. 445, 483 

Smith, Eichard R 458, 461, 472, 478, 489, 490 

Smith, Samuel 159, 167, 255 

Smith, Samuel E 85, 52 

Smith, Silas 175 

Smith, Stephen 176 

Smith, Sylvanus 44 

45, 132, 162, 265, 266, 267, 278, 285, 333, 355, 361, 384, 385 

390, 391, 397, 398, 399, 407, 408, 419, 440, 447, 452, 456, 480 

Smith, Sylvanus R 05, 150 

Smith, Thomas 159, 174, 220, 224, 852, 801, 385, 484 

Smith, Timothy 79, 100, 101, 211, 214, 217, 219, 220, 284, 239, 240 

260, 261, 809, 840, 841, 890, 897, 398, 399, 407, 408, 418, 460, 480 

Smith, Widow, Eock 428 

Smith, William 9, 10, 11, 12, 25, 49, 71, 72, 78 

74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 85, 155, 160, 161, 230, 231, 283, 234 



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PAGE 



Smith, William, Jr 160, 170, 230, 288, 284 

Siiedikei', Christian 171 

Snifteu, Peter 187, 188 

Southard, Anauias 110, 120, 122 

Southard. Benjamin 172 

Southard, Caleb B-O 

Southard, John 175 

Southard, Richard 26 

Southard, Solomon 165 

Sprajjg, Edward 18, U, 15, 166 

Spragg, Edward, Jr 18, 14 

Spragg, Elijah 161 

Sv)ragg, Jacob 1 24 

Spragg-, John 157 

Spragg, Samuel 88, 178 

Spragg William 166 

Starkins, Joseph 426 

StillM ell, AYidow 156 

Stillwell, William 139 

Stihvell, Daniel 1T2 

Stimest, Benjamin 57 

Stimis, Benjamin 159 

Stits, William 168 

Stivers, Rachel 155 

Stobbs, Charles 131 

Stringham, James 417, 430, 431 

Stringham, Samuel 1''2 

Sutton, Robert 150 

Tattersou, Richard 489, 490 

Thomas, Elizabeth 196 

Thomas, Peter 88 

Thomas, William 491 

Thorne, Abigail 260, 281, 284, 289, 292 

Thorne, Elizabeth 282 

Thorne, John 224, 244, 249, 251, 252, 270, 278, 285 

293, 294, 295, 888, 356, 361, 362, 884, 390, 897, 899, 407, 449, 456 
Thorne, John, Jr 361, 884, 390, 397, 899, 407, 408 

418, 426, 481, 486, 488, 441, 444, 447, 450, 451, 452, 476, 481, 486 

Thorne, Joseph 9, 24, 35, 64, 131, 182, 175, 424 

Thorne, Mary 249, 252 

Thorne, Phillip 175,221,428 

Thorne, Richard. . . . 151, 166, 179, 181, 184, 220, 249, 251, 252, 272, 800 
Thorne, Richard, Jr 468, 470 



INDEX. 571 

PAGE 

Thoine, Sarah 349, 253 

Thorne, Stephen 181, 183 183, 258, 259 

Thorne, Thomas 141, 143, 143, 175, 220, 233 

341, 342, 257, 358, 35!l, 2G0, 281, 283, 284, 289, 290, 291, 292, 363 

Thorue, Thomas C 407, 431 

436, 438, 442, 445, 447, 450, 451, 453, 455, 459, 463, 469, 476, 481 

Thorne, William 330, 333, 335, 244, 246, 250, 270, 278 

Thornecraft, Robert 244, 270 

Thrustou, John 176 

Thruston, Joseph 176 

Tice, Mary 155 

Titus, Charles. 66, 131, 132, 150, 370, 378, 327, 338, 339, 330, 331, 339, 341 

Titus, Daniel 406, 488, 494, 495 

Titus, George 418, 426, 447, 451, 453, 453, 456, 469, 476, 483, 486 

Titus, Henry 158, 450, 486 

Titus, Isaac 370, 379 

Titus, Jacob 176 

Titus, Jacob, Jr 164 

Titus, John 158 

Titus, Jonas 335 

Titus, Jonathan 165, 167 

Titus, Joshua 436 

Titus, Peter 9. 11, 25, 35, 64, 131, 132, 147 

150, 158, 176, 223, 235, 236, 244, 270, 279, 286, 287, 289, 334, 356 

362, 385, 391, 397, 399, 407, 408, 419, 426, 427, 432, 437, 438, 442 

Titus, Peter, Jr 230 

Titus, Richard 9, 11, 159, 169, 317, 318 

Titus, Robert 43 

Titus, Samuel 11 

43, 146, 169, 321, 307, 312, 317, 318, 432, 442, 463, 467, 468 

Titus, Samuel, Jr 438 

Titus, Silas 146, 324 

Titus, Stephen 11, 438, 445, 447, 450, 451, 452 

Titus, Timothy 168 

Titus, William 99 

Toffey, Daniel 36, 65. 132, 150. 231 

223, 235, 285, 333, 334, 356, 361, 362, 384, 390, 391, 397, 399, 407 

Toffey, John 266 

Totteu, Jacob 159 

Totteu, Richard 170 

Totten, Samuel 33, ()2 

Totteu, Uriah 453 

Townsend, (ieur'^e 287, 289 

Townsend, Jackson 463, 469 



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PAGE 



Townseiul, Jacob 453 

Towiiseud, Johu 481 

Townsend, Johu Jr 35G 

Townsend, Joseph 488, 442, 445 

Towusend, Obadiah 397, 398 

399, 400, 405, 406, 407, 408, 418, 432, 425, 431, 436, 438, 441, 442 

444, 447, 450, 451, 453, 456, 463, 469, 476, 482, 486, 488, 494, 490 

Townsend, Eichard 10 

11, 12, 35, 40, 42, 43, 65, 132, 150, 333, 368, 476, 481, 486 

Townsend, Eichard, Jr 9, 25, 397, 399, 407, 408, 418, 419 

Townsend, Eichard, 3d 279, 285 

Townsend, Eosetta 40, 42, 43 

Townsend, Samuel 296, 387 

Townsend, Thomas 469, 476, 481, 486 

Tredwell, Benjamin 36, 37, 132, 150, 158, 223, 235, 240, 253 

254, 3()3, 364, 391, 393, 394", 395, 396, 397, 399, 402, 403, 407, 408 

418, 419, 422, 436, 438, 441, 444, 445, 447, 449, 450, 451, 452, 455 

457, 460, 463, 469, 470, 473, 475, 476, 480, 481, 482, 485, 491, 496 

Tredwell, Benjamin, Jr 351 

353, 354, 355, 436, 438, 452, 463, 470, 476, 482, 48(5, 496 

Tredwell, Benjamin, 2d 178 

Tredwell, Benjamin, 3d 354, 355, 385, 391 

Tredwell, Colonel 206 

Tredwell, Elizabeth 351, 353, 354, 355 

Tredwell, John 441, 444, 447, 450, 463, 470 

Tredwell, Justice 386, 443 

Tredwell, Samuel 39, 40 

Tredwell, Susanna 343, 394, 395, 396 

Tredwell, Thomas 9, 25, 35, 279, 285, 352, 892, 393, 400 

418, 443, 447, 450, 451, 452, 455, 463, 467, 468, 469, 475, 481, 485 

Tredwell, Timothy 354, 355 

Tredwell, Widow 279 

Tredwell, William 223, 335, 387, 463, 469, 475, 481, 485 

Ilnderhill, Jacob 166 

Underbill, Solomon 440, 441 

Underbill, William 476, 482, 486 

Valentine, Caleb 463, 4()9, 474 

Valentine, Henry 133. 145, 146, 147 

Valentine, Jacob. .132, 145, 146, 147, 151, 158, 180, 184, 397, 399, 450, 451 

Valentine, John 323 

Valentine, Jonah 296 

Valentine, Jonathan 80, 92 

Valentine, Joseph 160, 309, 310, 311, 345 



INDEX. 573 

PAGE 

Valentine, Joseph, Jr 160 

Valentine, Obadiab 145, 146, 147 

Valentine, Oliver 455, 463, 469, 481, 486 

Valentine, Pbebe 326 

Valentine, Philip 179, 180 

184, 190, 212, 215, 220, 223, 223, 235, 244, 270, 278, 280, 281 

285, 296, 297, 312, 333, 384, 426, 427, 431, 433, 433, 436, 437 
Valentine, Eiehard 65 

66, 151, 152, 154, 156, 180, 212, 215, 224, 236, 244, 279, 280 

286, 287, 289, 296, 304, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315 
316, 318, 320. 321, 323, 325, 326, 327, 328, 330, 334, 336, 356, 362 
385, 391, 397, 399', 407, 408, 419, 426, 432, 437, 438, 442, 446, 447 

Valentine, Richard, Jr... 65, 314, 315, 316, 322, 323, 324, 325, 327, 330 

Valentine, Eobert 161 

Valentine, Samuel 463, 469 

Valentine, Thomas 147 

Valentine, William 65 

132, 136, 151, 158, 179, 184, 220, 223, 235, 244, 342, 361, 385, 465 

Valentine, William, Jr 485 

Van CJot, Nicholas 162 

Vanderbilt, Hendrick 168 

Vandervoort, Peter 412 

Vanderwater, John 176 

Vandewater, Benjamin 270, 278, 281 , 285 

333, 356, 361, 384, 390, 397, 399, 407, 408, 418, 426, 431, 436, 438 

Vandewater, David 279 

Van Dewater, Lott 452 

Van Nostraud, Htepbeu 465 

Van Nostrandt, Cornelius 157 

Vanostrandt, Aaron 65, 132, 150 

Vanostrandt, John 69, 159, 161 

Vanostrandt, Martin 65, 132, 150, 163 

Vauostront, Aaron 36 

Vanostront, Daniel 170 

Vanostront, John 28, 29, 30 

Vanostront, Martin . 9, 25 30 

Vanostront, William 28, 29, 30 

Van Wyck, Barnt 162, 397, 399, 408 

418, 426, 431, 43(), 438, 447, 450, 460, 473, 479, 480, 486, 491, 492 

Van Wyck, Eldert 161 

Van Wyck, Gilbert 160 

Van Wyck, Theodorus 195 

Varity, Edward 156 

Verety , James 171 



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ti iNDEJi. 



PAGE 



Wallice, Thomas 298 

Washburn, Hope 107 

Waters, Benjamin 161, 344 

Waters, Henry 170 

Waters, James 162 

Waters, Samuel 170 

Watts, John 18, 19, 20 

Watts, Seaman 170 

Watts, William 19, 90 

Way, Samuel 13, 151, 180, 184, 212, 215, 362 

Way, Valentine 162 

Webb, Hannah 155 

Weekes, Daniel 173 

Weekes, Townsend 175 

Weeks, George 25, 36, 84, 307, 314, 315, 316, 317 

318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 836 
Weeks, Eichard 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319 

320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 330, 336, 437, 471, 477, 489 

Weeks, Thomas 134 

Welch, John 163 

Whaley, James 174 

Whaley, Peter 357, 358 

Whaley, Phebe 358 

Whealey , Benjamin 339, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346 

Whealey, Catharine 346 

White, Thomas 91 

Whitehead, Daniel 107, 108, 109 

Whitehead, Jonathan 107, 109 

Whitney, John 121 

Whitson, Henrj', Jr 165 

Whitson, Jarvis 165 

Whitson, Thomas 476, 481, 486 

Wibber, William 29 

Wiggens, Eichard 64, 132, 150 

Williams. Austin 399, 407 

Williams, George 407, 408 

Williams, Jacob 9, 25, 3(i, 65, 132, 150, 166, 373 

Williams, Jeremiah 298, 299, 300 

Williams, John 98, 151, 179, 184, 312, 362 

Williams, John H 432, 436, 441, 444, 447, 450, 451 

Williams, John, Jr 179, 235, 389 

Williams, Eichard 463, 469 

Williams, Samuel 447 

450, 451, 452, 455, 457, 463, 469, 470, 475, 476, 481, 482, 485 



INDEX. 575 

PAGE 

Williams, Thomas. 244, 270, 278, 285, 333, 350. 3G1, 384, 389, 390, 397, 399 
407, 408, 418, 426, 431, 430, 438, 441, 444, 447, 450, 451, 452, 455 

Williams, Valentine 302, 385, 390 

391, 392, 393, 396, 407, 418, 430, 438, 441, 443, 444, 445, 457. 400 

Williams, William '^70, 279, 390, 407 

Williams, Wilson 358, 408 

Williams, Zebulon 106 

Willets, David 447 

Willets, Wait 172 

Willets, William 452, 450, 495 

Willett, Thomas 36, 38, 39, 40 

Willis, Cornwall 346, 431, 430 

Willi-s, Joshua 338, 339, 340 

Willis, Oliver 181, 182, 183 

Willis Richard 470, 481 

Willis, Pamuel 7, 77, 145, 100, 208, 256, 303, 409, 476, 481 

W illis, Sarah 340 

Willis, Silas 387 

Willis, Stephen 9, 25, 35, 05, 105 

Willis, Townsend 375, 376, 463, 470 

Willis, William 130, 131, 195 

Willis, William, Jr 256 

Willits, Amos 199, 200 

Willits, Mary 199 

Willits, Richard 8, 9, 199, 200, 287, 289 

Willits, Robert 400 

Willits, Thomas 221 

Willitts, Jonah 427 

Willitts, Joseph 104 

Wilson, Lewis 433, 457, 458, 460, 471, 477, 478 

Wilson, Nicholas 184, 270, 278, 385, 333, 356, 399, 407 

Wood, James : 3, 4, 5, 85, 80, 300, 218 

Wood, John 6, 7, 8, 9 

Wood, Mary 8, 9, 377, 378 

W^ood, Samuel 300, 307, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378 

W^ood, Stephen 15() 

Wood. Thomas 471, 472, 473, 478, 480, 489, 490 

Wooden, Solomon 468 

Woolley, Benjamin 244, 270 

Woolley, Henry 9, 17, 25, 35, 64, 133, 150, 270, 334 

Woolley, Phillip 10, 25, 36 

Woolley, Samuel 335, 408, 418, 437, 453, 455 

Woolley, Thomas 353, 393, 398, 399, 400, 401, 443, 445, 467, 408 

Wri<;ht, Benjamin 161, 175 



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Wright, Charles 408, 427, 471, 472, 478, 489, 490 

Wright, David 161 

Wright, Gideon 169 

Wright, Gilbert 166 

Wright, Joseph 175 

Wright. Nathaniel 90, 98, 174 

Wright, Samuel 91 

Yonng, Alexander 320 

Youngs, Daniel 167 

Youngs, George 171 

Youngs, Isaac 166 

Youngs, Joseph 225, 227, 228, 229 

Youngs, Phillip 171 

Youngs, Susannah 225, 229 

Youngs, Thomas 167 




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