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RECORDS 



OF THE 



TOWNS OF 



North and South Hempstead, 



Long Island, N. Y. 



ICdited by Bknjamtn D. Hicks. 



VOLUME II 



PRINTEiD BY ORDRR Of- THE TOWN BOARD OF 
NORTH HEMPSTEAD. 



.JAMAICA. N. Y. : 

LoiiS Island Farmer Pi'int. 

1897 



&A- 



THE NEW YORK 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

296361 



A8TOR, LENOX AND 
TILDEN FO'.,'rJDATIC.-*3 

R 1 904 L 



These volumes are inscribed to the memory of Henry Onclerdonk, 
Jr., to whose generous jjublic spirit and jiatient research, our countj' 
is more indebted than to any other iierson, for promoting a general 
interest in the records of the past, and for transcribing and i)reserv- 
ing many incidents invaluable to the future historian of our Island 



RKCO R DS 

01<' THE 

TOWNS OF 

North and South Hempstead, 

LON(i ISLAND. 



L I B E R C. 

(OONTINUF.D.J 

At a townd iiietiii<i; lidd in Honipst(Ml tlic fust dnv of 
f(',l)r(nv;ii'v 1(>(S5 Joliii tvcdwi^ll ;viitl J<)ii;itli:iii Sniitli Seller 
\v;is (Jlioscn for assesers to take; a Valuation of our townds 
Esteate and allso to C;\vy it to JcMnck.ili ;ind ;ills(» tli;iy 
are to meet at Joinelc-i to make Cbois of a tii^sliurar for 
this insuiiig yeare and allso tliay are to mak(^ iiujuiry how 
the County's mony is disposed of that is ;dli-edy p.-nd :ind 
to ti;ive an aCoiint to the townd 

William Willisis Eare mark is a swollow fork in tlic of 
Eare and a half peuy under tlie seiime E;ir(> and one Nick 
under the Nere eare 

llecorded this 2 day of fc-hrewary l()8.")-('> 

Natiianiell Peai;s.\i,i, Claick 

Samuell Smiths Eare mark is a Cro}) on the top of the of 
Eare and a- slit in tlu^ to]> of the nere Eare 
Recorded this 2 day of febrewary lOS') 

Nathaniell Peahsale C'larck 



4 HEMPSTEAD TOAYN RECOKDS. 

At a Townd meting held in Hempsted ye first day of 
febrewary 168") There was Chosen Apointed and Comish- 
ioned by je maJer Vote of ye freehonhlers John tredwell 
and Jonathan Smith to be at Jemaka the fonrth of this in- 
stant with full Power to ackt with ye liest of theire asoti- 
ats to make asesment or Pupliok Keate in their Presineks 
as allso to make Chois of a County treshurar for this iu- 
suing yeare and allso to make inquiry how ye mouy m11- 
redy Paid is disposed of and to take an aeount of it 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clarek 

Page 131. 

at the foregoinsj townd Metinfj; it was agreed on l)v the 

maJer Vote that there shall be A Reat meade to pny our 

quitrent forth with and that it shall be meade for three 

yeai'es which amounts to twelfe Pounds which is to be Paid 

in mony 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clnrck. 

This Wrighting witniseth that I Joseph Junings of wes- 
bery in the bounds of Hempsted in quens County on Long 
Hand have and dwo by these presents Give Grant and 
make over from me my Eaires Exeuters administrators or 
assignes unto my son in Law William davis to him his 
Eaires Exeutors administrators or assignes a sartain 
quantoty or trackt or Parsell of Land Lying and sit- 
uated Nere my owne house it being bounded on the 
west sid by a lot of Land that was Laid out to John 
Carman and on the North it is bounded by marked trees 
that stand in or Nere the Egli of a swamp and on the 
south it is bounded by the fence or by two Greate stones 
that Lys Nere the fence and it is to Pun in bredtli Est- 
ward from John Carmans Lot Eighten Rods allso I dwo Give 
to my said sone in Law half my fifty aker Lot with all 
Rights and Pi'iviligis belongin or any way apartaiinng 
to the aforementioned Laud Now I the aforesaid Joseph 
Junnings dwo own to have given and Mead over the afore- 
mentioned Laud and Pi-iviligis from me my Eaires Exutors 



HEMl'STEAT) T(»\VN KECOKDS. 5 

adiiiiiiistr.itois or .-issigues to My sjiid sone in Law Williiuu 
(Livis to liini liis Eairos E.vutor.s Ji(liiiiiiisti";itoiH or assitfiis to 
have and to hould for Ever as liis or their owne I'ropci' 
lii<i;ht the aforesaid Laud is i^iveii upon ("oncUshou that lln- 
aforesaid William davis shall l)uild an<l fciuee on it and 
make it his home or if tiur said William davis shall see 
Clause to reuu)ve aud levo it that then the aforesaid .losepli 
Juuuiugs shall have the IlLsfasall of the aforcjsaid Land that 
is to say the Laud shall Not l)e sould from him if hi' shall 
se cause to (live as much as another man will ami in (un- 
fermatiou hereof I have set to mj hand aud seh; this 1(5 day 
of febrewarv iu the yeare 1(585 

Sii^ued selled aud delivered iu Presents of lis 
Natuaniell Peaksall his 

John seman Joseph X Junnings (8; 

mark 
This is a trew Copy Recorded by me 

Nathan lELL Peausael Clarck 

Page 13'2. 

William davisis Earenuirk Recorded it is a hole iu Each 
Eare aud a halfpeuy under the nere Eare Recorded this 1(5 
of febrewary 1()85 

Nathaniell Peaus^vll Clarck. 

Heudrick duseul)urrow^ se his fifty aker lot Recorded it 
lys aud is situated on the Est sid of fosters uiedow Run in 
the bounds of Hempsted it is hounded on tin- west sid by 
a hyway that Runs northwardly from fosters Medow ti> the 
plaiues and on the North and Est it is bounded hy the 
[•laiiis aud oil the south it is l)ouuded by the ruhliid; Ilode 
and by two small lots of Land one of Heudrick dusenluu- 
row Juner aud totlier of Thomas fosters 

Recorded this 11) of febrewary 1(585 

Nathaniell Peausall C'larek 

know all men by these presents that I Johuathan Smith 
ISeuer of Hempsted on Lou^' Hand in (pieus C(»unty have 



6 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

soulil unto William A\ etheibe of the towiid aud County 
a bovesaid Liviui^ at fosters Medow thirty nkers of Land 
aud due by these presents full}^ freely aud absolutly barren 
alianate and set the abovesaid Land from me my Eaires 
Exutors admiuistrators or assi^us uuto the abovesaid Wil- 
liam Wetherbe his Eaires Exutors administrators or assigns 
to have and to houlld as his owue Proper Rii^ht for Ever the 
said Land being bounded on the North by a liyway and on 
the south by a lot of abraham frosts and on the west to the 
Comon aud on the Est by Edward titisis provided the said 
Land dwo No Avay intrench up(m other loted Lands Nor 
hyways and dwo hereby uphuld the premesis to l)e Law full 
atheutick and good from any Parson or Parsons that shall 
hereafter lay any -Just Cleame thereunto and unto the trew 
perfermance of the premisis I have set to my hand and 
fixed my sele this 5 of October 1(585 Signed selled and de- 
livered in presents of us 

ElCHAltD GiLLDEKSLIVE JONATHAN SmITH (S) 

Thomas Gillderslive 

Recorded by me 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clarck 

Page 138. 

A Record of a Imndrcil and lifty akors of Land of John 
Jackson it Lys and is sittuated on the Est sid of a Please 
Called Jerusalem in the bonnds of Hempstiid it is Ixininltil 
on the North sitl l)y Captin semansis Land and on the west 
it is bounded by Jerusalem s\\ani[) oidy leviiig a hyway \)\ 
the swampside and on the south and Est it is Ixmnled by 
marked trees 

Recorded this 31 of May in the yeare 
168— 

Nathaniell Pearsall Chuck 

know all Men by these ])resents that AVilliam wetherbe 
of fosters Medow in the bounds of Hempsted in ([nens 
County u})on Long Hand have sould and dwo by thes 



HEMPSTEAD TOWh KECUliD.S. 7 

presents fully aiul altsoliitly sell aiul set over luito Ii<!iiiv 
Maili^ of lMa-sli|)cek kills in tlici hoiiiiils of Newtowml twenty 
ukeis of Laml lyiii.^' and boin^^ in tin; hounds of Heni[)stt!d 
Nere aTojniu,u; to fosters Meilow Ixiinu; :i |>art of a lot of 
Land that tliu said wetlierbe l)ou;j;lit of .Jonathan smith 
and to be taken of thi; west End of tlu; said lot I say that I 
the abovesaid William Wetherbe have for myself my Eairs 
and Exeutois or adMinistrators sould all my Ki^ht titnll 
and intrest of the abovesaid twenty akors of Land unto tin* 
a boxesaid Henery Mail le his Eairs E.veutors administiat(ns 
or assi}j;ns as his owik^ Proper iliglit to have and to Inudd 
for Ever warrantin!^- and maintainin'i; this my sale }j;ood in 
Law a;^"ain-!t any Just (yhvinie of any Parson or Parsons 
what so Evt'r and in Oonfermation of the Preniesis I have 
Set to my hand and tix;ed my sell this Ei|:^hteQts (hiy of 
June KhSf) 

Sii!;ned selled and dc^livered in j)resents of us 

David Esmond his 

Thomas Okley William X Wethekhe (S) 

mark. 

I dwo acknowle<jr that this bill of sale, is acknowlefred 
to be my lieyall aet and deed this '25 of Jenewary lOSo 

This is aeknowle<i;ed before nie 

John Jackson Justis of the ]ies 

his 
William X Wethekiu: 
mark. 

this is a trew Record of the Origenall l)ill of salle 

Nathaniell Peausall Clarck. 

Page 134. 

At a Publiek Townd Meting- Held in Hempsted this sec- 
eond day of June in the yeare 1(JS() thert^ was (Miosen and 
apouinted by the Ma Jer Vofc(; of the townd John smith Nan 
John smith bleu John tredwell (lor^^ejiulit Josei)h smith 
and Jonathan Smith Nan to Joyn with the Patin tees of our 



8 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

towud to defend our iutrest iu our Lauds against any Par- 
son or Parsons tliat shall La}^ any Cleame to any Part or 
Parsell tlierof and that these our agents are inipowered by 
us to stand fer : and use their best undever to niaintayn 
the Jeuerall bounds of our townd both oi Purchis and Pat- 
tin and as for the west bounds of our townd which is begin- 
ing at mathagarats bay lied and from thence a south Line to 
the see and a North Line to the sound there being formerly 
a Contrevarsy which was the lied of the bay and at the 
Jeuerall Metting that was held at our townd l)y Governor 
Nicols and the Cuntrys debetys the thing Ijeing then desided 
and ordered by the athority afforesaid that the Middill of 
the said bay that is Nere the bottum of the littell Neck 
should be a Counted for the Hed of the said bay where then 
was a tree marked fer our west bounds betwen flushing and 
us from which tree or Please Wee dwo Order and impower 
our agents afl'eresaid to use their best indevour to niaintayn 
a south Line to the see and a North Line to the sound allso 
wee dwo impower our agents aflbresaid to procur a Law- 
yer or .Lawyers if they shall see Caus for to Manage our 
buisnis affoi'esaid against any Parson or Parsons Avhatso- 
Ever that shall lay any Cleame to or disturb any of us in 
any part of our intrest and that what so Ever Charge shall 
arise in the maintaining and deti'ending oi our intrest as 
afforesaid shall hv, Paid by the tow nd Henery willis ami 
John Ellison sener was aded to the men aflbresaid to l)e 
active with them in our buisnis as afft)resaid 

Nathaniell Peaksall Clarck 

At a publick townd meting Held in henipst(;d ye 2S of 
September 1(>8() it was Voted and agrecul on that tlioso Par-, 
sens above mentioned shall still ackt and Prosee;! in the 

Page 135. 

townds businis in defending their intrest aCording to 

their former order mead on the second day of Jnne in ye 

yeare 16 — 

Nathaniell Peausall Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN IlECOltDS. '.) 

Jose[)li Pcttit was cstiihlislitul Cl.uck in yr '11 n[ Sfpti-iu- 
bor 1()8() 

Tlic! tostiiiioiiy of -Joliii l'jlliss;)ii ScMar a^cil alxiuti- (»2 
yeares this (Icipoiiaiil- ti^stitics ilml lie ln'.ir.l Ins I'.it Imt Say 
Jiu had (lis})<)sctl ot" that iiiiu^ ac-ar Lolt of inciloc ;itt iicaic 
liockaway Lyini; on yv wt^st Side Mr .lacksous Jjott tn 
Thomas Langdoii and iu',s((Vtul I'liU Satisfaction for ye Sainc 
and fartluir Saith nott 

Hcnipsteil Suptend)er ye 27 1()S() 

Sworn before mee John Jackson Jnsticti; <>f yr Traee. 

Page VM\. 

Att a towne niettiu;^ h(dd in Hmnp-itel ye '2 (»f Novcinb t 
1()8() Capt John Senians Ca[)t Thomas Hix (!a})t John .lat k- 
Hon Johii tredwell A(Uun nn)tt Juaer Joseph Sniitli and John 
Pine was CUiosen by ye niager vote of ye towne to apiMi- in 
ye towns behalf at ye Cort of asises to be iieiil at Jianrco 
ye 1 wensday in uovend)er to defend ye towns title in Rock- 
away against Judg Pelnias ov any other Parson oi' Paiso-is 
that shall Lay any Clanie there unto and yo towne to defrey 
ye Charges 

At ye foregoing towne meting Elias dorland and Joseph 
Pettit was Chosen by ye mager vote to gt) to gitt witnescs 
for ye towne and ye towne to defray ye Charges 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Whereas there was formarly an agrenn'iit by the towne 
made that the inhabitants of the Towne shonid give in 
thair lands to the Chycke, to mack a Kate for the defraying 
the patteut Charg which being done and a Hate nuide which 
being not yet all paid it was therefore acted at a towne met- 
ing ye 18 of desember KkSO by a mager vote that the Justis 
shall ishuo forth his waraiit to tin- Colecter for the ptnlit- 
ing the same 

By order of ye towne 

Joseph Pettit Clarke 



10 hempstead town kecoeds. 

Page 187. 

know all men by these Presents that I william smith liv- 
iug at fosters Medow in the Ijonnds of Hempsted in the 
North Ividinu; of Yonrksheir ou Long Ilaud have absolnth^ 
bargeued sould and luead over to John Aveascot of the seame 
towud au sheare oue Lott of upland 22 akors more or les 
as it was laid ont with housing feneis Orchard and this lot 
is bounded to the North by a lot of John Marchis to the 
south to the hyway and to the Est to another hyway to the 
west to John Smiths Lot of Jemeca I the said AVilliam 
Snnth have for me my Eairs Exciitors admiuistrators or 
assignes fully and absolutely bargeued sould and Mead 
Over the said 22 akors of Laud with the housing fenses and 
orchard to the said John wascot his Eaires Excutors admin- 
istrators or assignes to have and to hould for Ever and I 
the said William Smith dwo warrant this my seale good in 
law fi'ee from any gifts or morgeageis or Just Cleame by any 
Parson or Parsous wbat so Ever and to the trew perform- 
ance of ever}' of the Premesis I dwo set to my hand and 
sele this 6 day of febrewary 1G8 — 

Wittnis 

^^'ILL1AM his 

the X marck of William X Smith (S) 

Wethekbk marck. 

his 

Hakman X Johnson 

marck. 

Page 1o8. 

Elias durlands Ear mark is a hole on 'the of ere and a 
halfpeny under the same ere July the 5 1().S2 

Jose[)h wilUiams Ear mark is a hole in the of eare and a 
latch on the fore sid of the nere eare July o 1(582 

Jonas woods eare mark is a hole in the right eare and a 
latch on the under sid of the left eare Julv tlie 5 1()(S2 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 11 

Jert!iiii;ih wood -J uiicr his E.-ir iiiuik is a lioh- on tlic linlil 
eare and u uick on the under sid of ecli eare Jiilv llir .") 
16S2 

Haiiiiaii tloner his Earmark is a swalow fork on the li-lii 
eare and a crop on tlie uvr eare July the 5 1()S'2 

John Smith li. J. his Kai'e mark is a cron on tln' ri'lil 
eare and a. hitch mai'k on tlie npor sich' of the left caic and 
a slet un(h'r thci sanc! (!ar(^ July the 5 KJS'i 

Richard Gihlersleve J. liis Eare mark is a hali.cnv umlcr 
the ri«^"iit ere and a nick on the same eare hetweii Ihc licl 
and the halpeny July the 5 lOfS'J 

by nie 

Richard Gildkkslhve Chirk. 

Samuel ])in his eare mark is a s\valh)\v fork on thr hft 
eare and a latch maj'k on tin; to[) of tlie rij^ht eare and a 
nick under tlu! same eare July the 5 KJH^ 

Joseph lan^dons Ear mark is a hole in the riji;ht Eare 
an a haltpeny under the left eare inly the 5 KJS'i 

Thomas Gihlersleve his Ear mark is a latch on the nn- 
dersid of the rii>ht Eare and a ha,lf[)eny on the same Eai'e 
on the ujider side of the Eare betwen the head and the Eare 
July the 14 iOS'i 

John niott his ear mark is a latch on the iindei' sid of the 
rit;ht eart^ and two nick on the left eare on nick on the npjter 
sid and the other on the under side of the eare -Inlv tlie 
K) 1682 

RlClIAlil) GlLDKKSLEVE ("hirk 

Page 139. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Justis and Cuiistalih' 
and Overseres this sixt day of March in the yere of onr 
Lord 1677-8 by Ins MaJestys atharity 

Edward Rainer I'L-iintixe in an action of trespas upon 
the Cease auainst Mathew l)edell defendant. The Plaint i\e 
decleres to this Cort that the defendant hath taken away a 



12 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

Part of Lis Cart t;i,ckliii for the use of wliich lie was to Plow 
and SOW' a Parsell of laud with wiuter corn : which he did 
not dwo 

The testiLQOiiy of Jeremy wood Jiiuer : testifies that Ed- 
w.-ird Kaiuer and Matliew bedell did make a l)argiu about 
same Cart tacklin of Rainers and Matt bedell was to have 
the use of ye tacklin for one yere and Mathew bedell was 
allso to Plow and soue a Pese of land for Edward Rainer in 
sesone and Edward Rainer and Mathew bedell was to have 
the use of the Cart betwen them this is to the best of his 
Remembranc and farther saith Not 

This Evidence was sworn in Cort 

In the Cease depending betwen Edward Rainer Plaintive 
and Mathew bedell defendant the C(nt finds for the Plain- 
tive and orders that the defendant shall Pay to the Plaintiv<' 
thirty shillings ether in Corne vvhete at 5. s the biishell 
or Indian Corn at 8 s the busliell or Els a young Neete 
best that shall Cvime Nere the Mony an Pay Cost of sute 

Nathaniell Peaksall Clark. 
Page 140. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cuustable and Ovcr- 
seres this first day of may in the yere of our Loid l()7iS by 
his inajestys athority 

John skidmour Plaintivi- in an action of debt against 
VVilliam Osburu defemlant 

The Plaintive decleres to the Cort that the defendant is 
indebted to hime ii}Kjn acount one Pound eight shillings : 
and seven Pence and to prove it Produsis one witnis as 
foloweth and alLso Gives his oth to his acount : in Cort 

The testimony of Josej)!) Langdon : testitis that his 
mother desired him to fech H quarts of sack for hur fion) 
John skidmors of Jemeka for she said hnr sone O.sbuiii had 
Given liur oidcr to send foi' snnic and he ilid fech 8 cpiarts 
of sake from skidmors for hur on William Osburns acou't 

In the Cease depending betwen John skidmore Plaintive 



HEMrSTEAl) 'I'OWN KECOKDS. 13 

,'iiul \\'ini;uii ()sl)uni dofcnidaiit tlic ('oii liiids for the I'liiiii- 
tivt' and orders tliat tlio (l(^f(Mi(l;uit, sliaJI I'ay to tin- IMaiii- 
tive : 1 Pd. M s. 7 ]). wliich is the sniiie of the a ('i)uiit : an 
Pay Cost of sut. 

Page 141. 

Att t.lio forgoinij; towiio inotiiifj; Ca])t. Soman ('a|»"l lli\ 
Cnp't Jacson mr Soriiiji; luMu^ry Willis llicliard ( lildcrslcvc 
So Nailianioll P(U'soll John TrfMlwcll Joso|)]i Smith Jona- 
than Smith Sr A(h)m mott and -John I'inc was Chosen liy a 
mager vot to act in the towns bnsnis with full [tower in yo 
towns bolialf 

Att tho for_u;oin<4' towno metinp; Ca])'t Soman and nir Serinu, 
was ('ln)S(Mi hy a, niager vot to go doun to yorck noxttliors- 
day to answar to Mr hnbbards ])etition against tho towne 

JosEi'ii Petti'I' (Harok. 

Att a towaie moting In^ld in hompstod yo IS of decendier 
1G86 it was voted and agrod upon that Mr. Spragg shall 
have liberty to tack in sum hxnd bonnch'd as followeth from 
his near stack l)y tho path du Est to the next lioUow Edg 
on tho west sid(^ the liollow and so l»oun(hMl by the hill l^'dg 
till it coms so far Southward as tho Soutii <'ii(l of John 
Motts hollow fence and from tlieuc upon adn W(^st lin<- till 
it Coms to his owne Land this Liberty or privilcnlg was 
granted uj^on (Conditions that when a. devition is made of ye 
Land undevided it Shall be dednctcul out of his ])art 
By order 

JoKElMI Pl'/nTT 

Claivk. 

Page 142. 

Att a towno meting held in Hempsted ye 7 day of JiMiewer 
1686-7 was Chosen and apointed by a magin- vot in y<' 
towns behalf with full ])owor to act and agree with oister- 
bay deputies consarning ye Lands in deferanc betweue 
them and our town. Cap't Hix Cap't Jackson uathaniell 



14 HEMrSTEAD TOWX RECOKDS. 

Persall John tredwell aud John Pine as these onr depeties 

shall tliiuek titt and farder wee will owue and maintaine snch 

agrement as these our aforesd depeties shall act in je towns 

l)ehalf 

By order 

Joseph Pettit Clarkce 

Att a towiie meting held in Hempsted ye 25 day Jenewar 

1686-7 it was yoted and agred bj ye Mager yote that John 

Pine si 1 all haye Liberti to Sett up a Grist Mill upon any 

Strem in the towue bounds wher he iinds couyeniaut Where 

no mill is allRedy set or apointed to be Sett aud to have 

live aeors of Land bv it u[)ou the Conditions following the 

use of the Stream and the Land aforesd. shall lie and Re- 

maine to the afore sd. John pine or his order So Long as 

as he or they Shall Ceep in Repaire a good Suffisiant Grist 

Mill to grind ye towns Corue for a twelth part of it which 

mill must be sett up and Completed with in one yeare after 

the date here(jf if not ye grant to be inyalied and of none 

efect 

Joseph Pettit Clarck. 

Att ye same towne metinfr William Smith had Lilterti 
granted to set a grist Mill upon the Streame of Semonses 
Swamp u|)ou the Same Conditions as .John jiiiie had Liberti 
granted above Written and to have five acors of Laud nj)on 
the Conditions John Pine hath his Laud above sd. 

Joseph Pettit 

, Chircke 
Page 143. 

At the Same towue meting Elias dorland had Liberti of 

a Stream granted him to Set a mill on and five aeors of 

Laud by it where he tinds a Stream Convenient that no mill 

is on or apointed to Ite Set n]ion the Conditions as John 

Pines was Granted 

Joseph Pettit Clareke. 

Whereas at A towne Meting held ye IS of desember 
1686-7 twelve meu was Chosen to act in the towns lusness 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liECOUDS. 15 

it was voted Jind ii|j;v<^('(l upon liv ;i iii;i|;('r \()ti' at a towiic 
metiiijj; In^ld in Hoinpsted yo 25 of Jciicwcii KJSC) 7 that llic 
tifoic^ sd. twelve men was allso ( 'lioscii and ap()ii:tc(l tooidci- 
ho ware iuliahitaiits that was to liavc Lauds acoi(liii<4 t<i form- 
er devitions and a|;r(niients of all Lands as allso all otlier of 
the toAvns Idsnis Which may Conduce to the towns IxMiefitl 

to thair best Judp^nieut 

JosEi'ii Pet'pitt Clarcke 

Whereas Daniell IJedle foiniai'ly bought asartaiii tract t)f 
Land of ye towne Lyin<i; west his house which ye sd. Dan- 
iell hath inclosed for a paster the Land bein^ bought and 
paid f<n" yet a licu-ord not fonnd of it : it was voted and 
agrcul by a mager vote at A towne INb^tin^- lidd in hcmpsttid 
ye 25 of Jeiiewere lG8()-7 the Land afore s(L bcin^ lO Kods 
Est and west in Length and 12 liods nortli and soutli in 
breulit now inclosed shall be and lleniaiiie to ye above sd. 
Daniell betlle to him his haires or asines tolia\(> and to houl<l 
as his or thair owne ])i()per Iviglit for Ever 

By order 

JusEi'ii Pettit 

Clarcke 
Page 144. 

Att a towne meting held in Hemj)sted the twenty hfth of 
Jeneweri 1680 7 There was Chosen Apointed and Com- 
itioned by the Mager vote of the fr(M! holders Jolm tred- 
Avell and Jonathan Smith to be at Ji^neco the first day of 
feberweri next with full poAver to act with the Best of thaire 
asotiates to macke asesn)ent of Pnblick Eate in tliaiie pre- 
sincks as allso to mackt> Choise of a, C'ounty treshurer for 
the insuing yeare and allso to macke iiupiiry how the mony 
allredy Paide is disposed and to tacke an aCount of it 

By Ord(H- 

JosErii Petttit 
Clarcke. 
Att a towne meting held in Hem^isted ye 14 day of febo- 
Avari 1G8G franses Cliai)pell was (Jhoseu by a mager vote of 



If) HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

the towne to be Collecter to gather the ministers Rate or 
Reats which are to bee gathered this yeare in suing or all 
the ministers salaries or ould arreairs for three yeares past 
and to have aight pence in ye pound for his laboure 

At the same tovvne meting franses Chappell was Chosen 
Colecter to gather the towue Reat for this yeare insuing and 
to have aight pence in ye pound for his laboure as in the 

other Heats 

By Order 

Joseph Pettit 

Clarcke. 

Jeams Pine his eare marcke is a Latch marcke under ye 
Here eare and a SwaUow forcke on ye of eare 

Recorded 3'e 4 of October 1087 

bj mee 

Joseph Petttt 

Clarcke 
Page 145. 

^^ licreas formerly John tredwell bought one home Lott 
of obadiah vollintine which Loot Contaiueth three acars 
more or les as it was laiil (Uit lying on the south est sid of 
the towne and on the north sid of Samuell Raint-rs loot At 
;i towne meting the 14 of febreweri 1(586 the aforesd. Jolin 
tredwell liad Lil)erti Granted him to exchang ye Lolt afore 
said with the towue and to tacke a Loot in Lue of the Loot 
aforesd. to tncko it on the Est sid of tlie afore sd. John 
tredwell ftild as may Ly for his Conveniencs}' 

By order 

J(^seph Pettit 

Clercke 

Att A towne meting held in Honi])sted the first day of 
A))iill 1(587 John Pine Jonathan Smith Juner and John 
Carman was Chosen Comitioners bv the mager vote of ye 
towne for this yeare in suing 

At the foregoing towne meting Samuell Emari was Chosen 
Constable by the mager vote of the towne for the yeare insuing 



Hempstead town records. 



11 



Att tilt! forcgoiii}^- towiK! inotiii<j; Edwiird li;iii'(( -wjis ("lioseii 
by the raager vote for Coiistiihle jiiid niiuslmll of iiuiduaus 
iiecke for the iiisuing yearo 

Att tlie foregoing t(nvne meting Joseph Pettit was Chosen 
By the niager vote of the towiie for towne Clarcke foi- tln^ 

3'eare insning 

]'}' (jrder 

Joseph Pe'I'iti' 

Clarcke 
Page U(l 

Itichard osl)orn 



John Jacson 
Abraham Smith 
Edward liainer 
Samuell Denton 
Jonathan Smith 
Joseph (linnins 
Joseph Smith 
Solaman Semans 
John Serin 
Edward Spragg 
Jonathan Semans 
Jeams Mott 



JosejJi Williams 

Joseph Pettit 

Jeremiah Wood Jr. 

Adom Mott Junor 

William Jecockes 

Richard (lildersleeve 

Samnell Emori 

John Semans 

Richard totton 

John Pine 

Richard Gildersleeve Juner 



Att a, generall Towne meting held at Hempsted 3'e 20th 

of June ill the yeare 1671) it was voted and agreed that 

those Persons above named Shall have Libertey to tacke up 

fifty acors of Land apeace and the Pro])ariators have 

Liberty to Come in with them f(n' lift}' acors with them the 

Land is to be Laid ont as in ye same forme as the first ])ro- 

pariators did and that the time of the tifty acore men shall 

begin is on ye 27 of this instant month and so to tacke 

thaire Lotes as they are drawne to INIr Thomas Rushmore 

to be Entered in the Towne Records 

By me 

Tho Hickes 

By order the 8 of Aprill 1687 

Joseph Pettit 

Clercke 



18 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 



Page 147. 



Att a towne meting held iu liempsted the 5 day of agust 
1687 Cap't Jackson was Chosen by ye mager vote of the 
towne to go downe tf> yoreke to Carry the Grant of ve tow 
hunched aeors of phriues to je Governer and see if hee will 
signe the Conditions and macke Return of the same 

by order of ye towne 

JosErH Pettit 

Clarcke 

att ye foregoing towne meting was Given to thonias 
higliam by a mager vote of the towne one acor an half of 
Land Lying att ye South side ye plains al)ont 20 pols Avest- 
ward of ye Round pond to ye sd. highani and his liairs for 
Ever to use &: improve but not to sell and if ye said highum 
should Leave ye towne then ye Land afore sd. to Returne 
to ye towne use againe 

by order of ye towne 

Joseph Pettit 

Clareke 

a Record of one hundred and fifty acors laid oute to 
tliomas willis the hundred acor lot lyes in ye North Woods 
onder ye hills liy ye old harboure path on Each sid ye 100 
acor Lot is in Lenghe 101 Rods bereing to ye north East 
and south west and ye bredght 100 Rods bounded Round 
by marcked trees and if over plush is alowed because ye 
highway ye not Run through ye towd ye fifty acor Runs 
nere north and south ye west line is 142 in lenght and at ye 
south end it is 50 Rod brode and at ye north end it is 100 
Rods boTinded on ye East by ye hunded acor lot ]);irt of ye 
way ye other by marcked trees and north west and north 
by marcked trees the dementions are given by uathaniell he 
gives it oute and Entered in ye Records 

By mee May ye 20 1001 

Joseph Pettit 

Clarcke 



hempstead town records. 19 

Page 148. 

Afct a Crenoiiill iowiie niotin<>; hold in H(Mn])sto(l ye 1 of 
deseuabor 1G87 tlioro was Chosen apointiMl and Comitioii- 
ated l)y the inaijjer vote of tlie free holders John tnjdwtdl 
and nathani(!ll Persall to he asesers for ye insnin<ji; v(^are and 
to 1)(^ att Jemeco on je 5 of Jenewari witli full I'ducr (o 
acte with ye Rest of thair(^ asotiats to mac^ke asesincnl ui 
]tnl>lick(^ Rate ill thaire ])iesincks as also io inaeke Choise 
of a County tresurer for ye iiisuin<^ yere and also to ni.ickc 
incjuiry how the niony allredy paide and tac^kc an ac()uin])t 
of it 

Att the fore Goinoj towne niettin^ Adoin ^Fott was Chosen 
by a mager vote of the free hohhu-s to be (!o|j(M'toi' for ye 
insning yeare to Coleete and gather all snch Rates as shall 
hapen in ye insuing yeare to be Coleeted 

By ord. of ye towne 

JosKi'ii Pi:ttit 

Clercke 

By Resou itt did apere yt ye inhabitants of ye towne 
had not all Legall warning to ye above s(h towne meeting 
ye above sd. votes or Choise was Invalued 

Joseph Pettpp Clarcke 

PaCxE 149. 

Att a Generall towne meting held in Hempsted ye 23 
day of Desember 1087 there was Chosen apoint<Hl and Com- 
itionated by ye mager vote of ye towne or free holders 
Abralnim Smith and Richard Vallintine to be asesers for ye 
insning yeare and to bee Att Jemeco ye 5 of JeneM'ery next 
Avitli full power to acte Avith ye Rest of thaire asotiates to 
macke asesment or pnblick Reate as allso to macke Choise 
of a County tresurer for ye insuing yeare and allso 
to macke inquirri how ye mony allredy paid is disposed and 
tacke an acoumpt of it 

Att ye fore Going towne metting Richard Gilderslive was 
Chosen and apointed Colecter for ye insuing yeare to 



20 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN EECOBDS. 

Colecte and gather all such Rates as shall hapeii in ye Id- 
suing yeare to be Colected in ye towne 

By order 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Att a Genarall towne meting held in hempsted ye 18 of 
febew 1687-8 Jonathan Smith sener was Chosen and 
apointed Colecter for ye insniug yeare to Colecte and Gather 
all such Rates as shall ha]ien in ye iusuing yeare to be Col- 
ected in ye towne 

Att ye same towne meting there was given to ye freneh 
mou Micall Bellang yt Live upon 31r Spragges Laud twenty 
acors of wood Land on ye west side of Mr Spragges Land 
nere ye plains if so much uude^-ided Laud may bee there 
found not preJeditiall to any high wajes or watering places 

by order 

Joseph Pettit 

Clarck 
' Page 150. 

Att a Generall towne meting held in Hempsted ye 18 of 
febeweri 1687-8 there was Chosen auil apoiuted by ye 
mager vote of ye towne Mr Siiuon Bering Johu tredwell 
John Pine Adam Mott and Richard valliutiue in ye towns 
behalf to vew and over hale a bill of Cost Red iu ye aforesd 
towne meting and to alow or disalow as these aforesd Depu- 
ties shall find Just and all such jiirticuler sum or sumes as 
shall be alowed by ye aforesd. deputies to be ]iaide by ye 
towne and what not alowetl to bee acounted not Due for ye 
towne to pay by those aforesd 

att ye aforesd towne meting heuery willis was a])()iiited to 
go dowue to yorcke to Convey ye townes quitrent for ye 
yeare and pay it to those apoiuted to Receve ye same and 
tacke a Resete for itt. 

By order Joseph Pettit Clar 

Att a towne meting held iu hempsted the 1 of uovember 
1690 Johu morrill and Caleb Carman was Chosen h\ a 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 21 

mager vote to be asessors to macke esesment acordin^ to ye 
act of cscmby 

at ye same towne meting .Jonatluiii Sinitli sr was chosen 
(^olecter for ye towne 

\>y order JosErJi Tettit Cler 

Page 151. 

;itt a towiio Cort or Cort of Ooniitionca' licld in Iiciii|)sUhI 
l»y his Ma;^(!sfcies athoritie ye 8 (hiy of agust KJtsT 

Josepli Lan;i;(h)n plaintive Enters an action against Sain- 
nell Denton defendant an action of trespas to ye vahu' of 
fowre pounds nintene shillins Current niony of this Gov- 
ernient 

Joseph Lan<i;don phiintive Saniuell Denton defendant tlu^ 
})hintive declers against ye defend that ye defendant liatli 
and did trespas against ye phintive by going on ye ]ilan- 
tivc!s ]ne(hh)w and Ckiting and spoiling ye phmtives Gras ye 
phintive dechiring he is thereby danmitied and made worse 
fowre pound nintene shillings Curent mony of tliis Gov- 
erment which Cause the ])lantive to bring his action to this 
Cort desiring Judgment for ye same and that j^e trespaser 
may suffer acordiug to his demerit and ye plantive shall 
Ever pray &c 

the defendant ajDeareth by his atorny peter Cliecke and 
saith he has not trespased in maner t^ form acording to the 
declaration and that he is not indebted the sd. sume and 
therefore puts him selfo upon the Cort for a triall 

In an action of trespas depending betwene Joseph Lang- 
don [)lantive and Samuell Denton defendant the Jury finds 
for the plantive twenty shillins damage with the cost of 
sute 

the Cort Gives Judgment to ye same agust ye 3 day 1(187 

by order of ye Cort 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 152. 
the Cort grants the defendant Samuell Denton a Kevew 
in this abovesd action att our next towne Cort to be held in 



22 HE:yrpsTEAD town eecords. 

Hempsted ye first Aveusday iu September uext by his mages- 
ties atlioriti tlie defendant pajiug the Charg aUredy expend 
at this Cort 

agust the 3 day 1687 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

att our towne Cort or Cort of Comitioners hehl iu henip- 
sted ve 7 dav of September by his magesties athorititie 1()!S7 

Wheras in an action of trespas depending betwene Jo- 
seph Langdon plaintive and Samuell Denton defendant 
whereas the plantive did Recover Judgment against the 
defendant ye defendant desiring a Revew in the above sd. 
action which was granted upon the Conditions that ye de- 
fendant should pay ye Cost of ye first Cort but ye Defend- 
ant Refusing to pay the Charg of ye first Cort this' Cort de- 
nies a heriug of the sd. Revew till ye Charg be Cleared of 
ye sd Cort held in hem]isted by his magesties athoritie the 
3 day of agust 1657 

by order of ye Cort 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Page 153. 

Att a towne meting held in hemjwted ye 2 of A})rill 1688 
heneii willis John Smith miller and John tredwell was Chose 
Comitioners for ye iusuing yeare Chose by ye mager vote 

At 3'e same towne meting Jonathan Smith sr was Choson 
by ye mager vote to be constable for ye insuing 3'eare 

at ye same towne meting urin Ruts was Chosen to be 
Constable of madnans necke by ye mager vote 

Att ye same towne metting Joseph Pettit was Chosen to 
be towne Clercke for ye insuing yeare Chosen by ye mager 
vote of ye towne 

Att ye same towne meting it was ordered by ye mager 
vote of ye towne yt all ye uudevided Land t'lom ye Est side 
of ye second west meddoe ye west side of ye Est meddoe 
and so halfe way from ye plaines to ye south shall l)e and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liECOllD.S. 23 

Reniiiiiic lor ve tow ucd Coiniiions for tree wood and <iniseiiiir 

By ord(!r JosKi-ii Pettit ('larcko 

at a towne iiK^tiiit;' lusld in lu^nipstcMl ye, 24 of d(i.send)L;r 
l(5i)() yt there shall be a towne lleate nuide and ye three 
coniitioners are apointed to alow or disalow ye Charge 
given in 

at ye same towne nuiting williani Jacockes and nathanicll 
Persell was Chosen to go to henery Lininton and inijuire by 
what covenent or conditions he holdeth ye previledge of ye 
streame to sett a mill on and other previlidges granted to It 
and if no Covenant can b(^ found ye afore sd tow men have 
powtu- to niack(^ a Covenant In ye towns Ijehalf with yd sd 
henery Lininton 

Page 154. 

at ye same towne meting Jonathan fSmithe and J(jse])h 
Pettit was Chosen by ye niager vote of ye towne to go to 
Rockaway Cow uecke or Els where they find any settled on 
ye towns Land without ye towns Consent antl in ye towns 
behalfe to give notis to them forthwith to desert ye same 
otherwise they may Exspect to be sued of 

By t)rder of ye towne 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

at a towne meting held in hemsptcd ye 16 of June 1690-1 
It Avas voted and agreed on by ye niager vote of ye towne 
yt a covenant shall be made to bind and oblige those yt 
hold and ]30ses ye previledge of ye Htreame when; henery 
Lininton Liveth and other conveniences granted to it by ye 
towne for Incoragement of a good mill to be Cept in Tle- 
paire to bind them in ye same ol)ligatiou or to ye same 
terms as was agreed on when ye mill was first built or when 
ye convenience was granted or alowed so Long as a good 
mill was cept in good Re})ear for ye towns use acordiug to 
agrement and in (jrder to ye mai'keing of a covenant william 
Jecockes, nathaniell Persall, llichard gildersleeve and Sani- 
uell Pine were Chosen and apointed in ye towns behalf as 



24 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS, 

ye towns agents to macke a covenent acording to ye former 
agreement and provided lienery Liuinton will signe ye con- 
ditions he or his may have and inioy ye streame and other 
advautagees alowed by ye towne so Long as he or they 
Performe ye Conditions for ye towne and Provided ye sd 
henery Lininton do deni and Refuse to signe ye Conditions 
then ye afore sd tow men have full Power to agree with 
Some other Suffitient able man to build a mill and do and 
performe acording to former agreement 

By order of ye towne 

Joseph Pettit Clereke 

Page 155. 

Att a towne meting held in Hempsted ye 1 of July 1691 
It was voted and agreed on by a mager vote yt Cap't John 
Jackson John tredwell and nathaniell Persall hath full 
Power in ye towns behalfe to act and Determine as followeth 
yt is what fence shall be Demed Judged and acouuted Siif- 
fitient fenc In or about ye towne and allso throughout ye 
towne bounds or presinckes thereof and allso what Liberty 
Swine Shall have to go in ye streats or Else where on ye 
towns Commons throughout ye towne bounds and allso to 
tacke order yt a pound be made for yc towns use in sum 
convenient place and well fited with a Lock a cey to be dun 
upon ye townes charge 

By order Joseph Pettit Clerck 

Att ye same towne meting nathaniell Persall and Samuell 
Pine was Chosen assesors for ye towne 

By order Joseph Pettit Clereke 

att a towne meting held in hempsted tlif 'Id of July 1('»*.)1 
Cap't Jackson was Chosen to apeare before ye Govenier A" 
counsell att new yorcke to show Causes whi ye peteon of 
cow necke and madnaus necke Should not be granted 

By^order Joseph Pettit Clereke 



hempstead town recoiids. 25 

Page 15(;. 

Those presence testifie yt I llolicid ('oc .iihI Jeaiie my 
wife for ;j;<)()il coiisitlenitioiis us tliereiiiito iiiovciii;^ (Idc sell 
jiliiuite cV make over from us onw. heirs tV. assi^ues all our 
Right title tV' iutrest unto a house and lifty acors of Ijaml 
at fosters nied(h) unto oure Son John Sniitli late; of Jtimeeo 
in (juens County to him liis hairs and asignes after the de- 
sese of mee lloberd Coe and my wife Jeane which sd house 
and fifty aeors of Land al)ove exprost togetlier \\ iih all ye 
fencing improvements priviledges and a])ertiuences that (h)tli 
any wayes a])pertaine or beh)ng unto ye sd house and l.aiid 
after our deses tou ye sd Jolin Snutli his hairs or asignes 
to have and to hohl for liis owni^ p!-o|)('r use; and lichoiilc 
for Ever free from all Clemes or dem.inds from any ]»(!rson 
or persons by from or und(;r mee claiming any intrist to ye 
sd Land A' house as above exprest as witnes oure hands and 
seles this ninth day of June anno domini 1()S7 

Signed 8eled and delivered before us his 

Dan'll Denton Kobekd X Cof, (S) 

Sam'll Rascos mai-ck(>. 

her 
Jane X Coe (H) 
marcke. 
this bill Entered in ye Records by mee 

JosEi'ii I'ettit Clercke 

Page 157. 

Know all men by these presence yt I thonias Rushmore 
of hempsted in ye North Riding of new yorcksheic Do by 
these presence for me my heires Exsecutors administiators 
and asignes sell and sett over unto moses Mudge of mosceto 
cove his heires Exsecutors administiators or asignes on 
aight part of a prt)perriety in luunpsted plaines ye hollows 
yt are allredy brocke up Exseptted ye Land afore sd I say 
I have sould unto ye above sd moses mudg his heires Ex- 
secutor administrators for Ever to have and to liould as his 



26 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

owne proper Kiglit and title t(j ye true performance of ye 
premesis I have sett to my liaud aud sele ye fourth day of 
agust 16S0 

witues 

his 
Christiph'r X Crow Thomas Rushmore (S) 

marcke. Meelber Rushmore (S; 

Ephrem Carpender 

Know all men hy these presence that I nioses mudge of 
mosceto cove on Long Island in ye Quens County of new 
yorcke Shere Do asigne all my right and intrest of this 
within wrighteu deed of sale from me my heirs unto AVil- 
liam frost of mantinocock in ye county above sd to him and 
his hairs for Ever as witnes my hand and sele this 21 of 
October 1685 

in presenc <^f us 

Samuell bell Moses Mudge (S) 

his 
Samuell X Cole 
marcke 
ye marck of X willlam Pell 

These above writen dede and asignement Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

Page 158. 

These to all Christion I'cople to whom this presenc shall 
come or any wise apertainee Greeting Know yee yt I 
Samuell Rainer of hempsted on Long Island in quens 
county in ye Province of new york do by these i)resence 
fermly bargin sell and sett over from me my heires exsec- 
eters administrators or assigues unto Thomas 13ercer of 
Cow necke in ye bounds of hempsted in ye County aforesd 
to him his hairs Exseceters administrators ov asignes one 
Right of six gates of fence at ye sd Cow necke which Right 
did belong to my father Edward Rainer desescd and now 
doth belong to me ye sd Samuell by vertue of my desesed 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKD.S. 27 

fjitlier jiud do proiiuHe. to (l(sf(Mi(l ye Himw, from uiiy yt sh.ill 
it by vertiio of a sulo from my dosesod fntlicr ;iiid do l»\ 
These preseiu^c fully freely ;iiid ii])solnt(^ly hui-^iii and sell 
ye sd six gates of fence or llij^lit with what Laud aii<l other 
advantages uiay thereby acrew on ye sd iieeke from me oi- 
by from or under me my hairs Exseceters administrators oi' 
asignes unto yc; sd Tlionias Bercer to him his hcires Exsec- 
eters administrators or asignes to have and to hould \'nv IInci 
with oute any molestation or disterbence from mc or any l»y 
from or under me or my asignes in consideration of a \al- 
uable Sume spesilied in a bill of de[)t lleceved in full satis- 
faction before ye signeing and delivering and in testimony 
Inu'eof I have hereunto set to my hand ;ind IIxcmI my sele 
febeweri ye twentieth in ye second yeaic of his iii;tg(!stis 
lieagne william by y(; gracu^, of god of ingland !Scotland 
f ranee and Irlaiid King deftmder of ye faith in ye yeare oi 
ouer Lord anno doniini lOlK) 

Signed seled and delivered in presence of us 

witnes 

Maugkeet Pettite X her marcke 

JusEi'iJ Pettit Cler Samiei.l IIainei; (Si 

Entered in ye Pec(irds by niee 

JosEi'ii Pet'jtt Clercke 

Page 151). 

These may sertytie whome so It may Consernc that 1 the 
within mentioned barcer have and Doe by these I'lcsence 
asigne sett and macke over unto JJeniamen Hole of cow 
necke all my lUght title and Intrest to the within granteil 
Premises from my selfe my lu^ires Exseceters aibninistra- 
tors and asignes to sd hole his luMres Exseceters admnistra- 
tors or asignes to be his and their Propm- Estate for Ever 
haveing allredy lieseved a considerabh^ valuation for ye 
s.ime whereof and wherewith I Do ackKnowledge my selfe 



28 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

fully satisfied eouteuted and paid as witues m>' haud aud 
sele this 21 of febeweri 

Signed seled and Delivered in Preseuc of us 
bis 
William X Lins Tho Barcer (S) 

marcke. ber 

JoHx Sands Cathrin X Barcer (S) 

mareke. 
Entered in ye Record by me 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Hemsted Desembr tbe 4 day 16V)5 Tbe ear marck tbat 
Ricbard AVilliams luarcketb bis Cretors AVitb is A Latcb 
marek one tbe uuder side of tbe left ear and a nick one tbe 
same 

ReCorDed By nice 

Thomas Gildersleeve 

Clarck 

Page 1(50. 

att a towne meting belil in bempstod ye 17 of inaii-b 
1(>89 Cap't Soman aud Joiiatban Smitb was ebosen by 
a mager vote to be att Jeiueco on tusday ye 18 of ye in- 
stant in ye towns bebalf to meet ye Rest of ye deputies of 
(}uens County to Cbuse tow men as ye Countys Represeti- 
tives to Rejiaire to new yorcke to debate and Coucbide sufb 
tbings as Sball apeare nesesary for ye defence of oure Lives 
and ve Salty of tbis Goverment 

att ye same towne meting it was acted voted and Con- 
cluded yt no unresident person or Persons sball att any time 
be permited att any time to Come and settle in tbis towne or 
any Part tbereof witbout ye consent and aprobation of ye 
towne and provided att any time any unresident Person cu' 
Persons Sball Come into tbis towne oi- any Part tbei^eof and 
be Entertained above -18 bours by any lubaljitant or free 
bolder of ve sd towne witbout ^ivinjjf notis to ye ofiisers 
thereof ye parson so Entertaining them Shall l)e Liable to 



HEMPKTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 20 

pay and Cleere ye towiic of all damage ye towiic Shall siis- 
taiiie by Entertain iii<^- tlicm nt'ter ye tini(! aforesd 

By order 

Joseph Peii i i 

Cl.-iivk.' 

Page 101. 

I under writen Doe testitie yt in ye yearc 1(»(;(> oi- IImt 
abontes I herd an a,<»;rement made befor(^ y(^ tow iisincn d' 
Henii)sted betwenc william thickstone and william Scaddin 
william thickstone did injjjadjjie to maintains william Scnl- 
(lin ye time of his Lite and in (Consideration thereof wil- 
liam Scaddin (bd tluMi macke over to \villi;iin thickstone all 
his hole Estate he ye sd william Scachbn then stod ])osesed 
of in Herapsted wlnitsoever this I am free to atnst as to vi' 
best of my liemend)erance as I was Constable of \^- sd 
towne ffebeweri ye 18 1687-8 

Simon Serint. 

I under written Do testitie yt some time in ye yeare IGBC) 
or there aboute I herd an agrement made betwene william 
thickstone and william Scadin before ye townsmen of Henip- 
sted ct that william tliickst(me did ingadi^e to ye to\vnsnu>u 
of hempsted to maintaine william Scaddin ye time of his 
Life and in Consideration of william thickstones terms w il- 
liam Scaddin did then and there mackc; over to william 
thickstone all his Inde Estate that he Stod then posesed of 
in hempsted what So Ever this I am free to atest if need to 
ye best of my Rememberance October ye 20 1(580 

I was att yt time afore sd ye 
Clercke of ye towne of Hempsted Tno hickes 

by me 

TlIO IIICKKS 

these tow Evidence abovesd Recorded by me 

ffebewari ye 23 1088 

Joseph Pettit Clercke. 



'^0 hempstead toavn records. 

Page 102. 

To all Christian People to wbome this present writing- 
Shall come or any wise apertaine be it Knowne that I 
thomas wallis of niadnans neck witliin ye bonnds of tlie 
pattent of Henipsted in Qiiens Connty on Long Island in 
ye Coliuy of Jiew Yorcke for and in ye Consideration yt 
williain wilson and Sarah his now wife Saninell tiller A* Mary 
his now wife all of the westermost Island or littell Island 
on 3'e north of ye boiinds of ye pattent of oisterbay iu ye 
Connty afores<l have by theire deed under tliair hands and 
seles bering date with these presence and nickoles Simeins 
of mosceto Cove in ye bonnds of oisterbay aforesd being 
plointly conserned in the same Deedes have made over & 
Confermed nnto mee ye sd thomas a Sartaine necke of Land 
or Island as by the sd Deedes plainly tt Largly doth apare 
A- for other good causes A: Considerations mee ye sd Thomas 
espetially moving Have given granted Alinated made over 
b;trgened sonled and by these presence I ye sd thomas do 
give grant Alinate niacke over bargin sell and conferme nnto 
Samuell tiller A' williani wilson aforesd a Cartaiue acoma- 
dation on mad nans neck aforesd which he ye sd thomas 
now poseseth Ixdng of noniber ye thirtieth Loot containing 
thirty acors as first Laid out by ye survaiers be it more or Les 
with Cominag and all other previledge therc^ unto belonging 
with all houses fences and fencing ntnie ;ill frute treese 
sowen wheat Rye flax A' ludin Corne now Standing or grow- 
ing on ye sd acomidation together with all my Right title & 
Intrest Clame demande what soever which of ye sd thomas 
now have or which ray or other of my hairs exsecator ad- 
ministrators or asigne may hereafter have of A' in ye fore- 
mentioned acomidation on every part A' parsell tlnaeof with 

PaCxE 108. 

all Issues A: Rights therefrom arising f)r growing or in any 
wise apertaining to Have and to liould unto them yd sd 
Samuell tiller A- william willson tliair hairs and asigns 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN IlECOllDS. 31 

Equally betwen tlioiu all <t Sinj^ular yo promises with its 
apertaiuanceH to yo only proper m^v. A' Ix'liufc of Ihcm ye 
S(l Sainuell and yd sd williani their hairs tt asi<^iies forever 
Mild ye sd thoraas Doth put ye sd Sauniell tt y<; si \\illi;iiii 
into aLawfull & pesahlo ])osetion of all tV siii<^nlar j^e ])r<!iMi- 
ses by ye Deliveri of these presenc tt yc; sd thonias dotli for 
hiinselfe his hairs Exsec-eters & asi!Li;iies tt"\ird(n- Cov(!ii;uit A 
atfree to A- withyesdSaniuell A willi.nii yt itt Shall A nriy lie 
Lawfull for them ye sd Samuell A' ye sd williaiii there li.iirs 
A asiti;nes qiiiatly and pesable to hav(^ liold oc|ic|>ir |»oses 
and eiiJiiye all A^ Siut>ular ye premises with its apertainaii- 
ces for ever without any Lawfull Sutt liindnranc or iiito- 
ruption of liini ye sd tlioni.is his hairs exsecutors or asin;nes 
or any other person or ])arsons lawfully ClMiniiii;- foi- liy or 
under him notwithstaiidinij!; any former <^ift i^raiit har^iii or 
sale whatsoever and ye sd thonias his hairs exseontors oi- 
asi^nies to maintaine ye sd Samuell & ye sd williain thaii- 
hairs A' asi<jjnes ye Lawfull posetion of ye i)rciiiiscs 
for ever in witnes hereof I have hereunto sett to my hand 
and Sele ye Eleventh day of may in ye yeare of our Lord 
one thousand six hundred eijj^lity A^ Seven 

Si'Mied Seled and Delivered in ])resenc of us after enter- 
linins these words ye 18 line (hairs) and in nc '21 Lyne 
(thair hairs & asigns) 

John newman 

DeRICK ALBEUTSON ThOMAS WALLTS(S) 

Jane walijs (S) 

Entered in ye Records by mee 

Joseph Pf/itit Clerckc 

Page 104. 

Know all nu^n by these presents yt I Richard Gildersleve 
Sener of Hempsted on Lonu; Island In (^u(^ns County in ye 
province of new yorcke have fully freely and absolutly 
hardened and sould unto Barn.at Egberson behmgin.ij; to ye 
tovvne and County afore sd Living att a place Called foster 
meddoe a sartaine alottment of meddoe Ijaid out to mee 



3"2 HE]\rPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

In ve tliird devition of meddoe Lviug att a place Knowne 
by je name of^Hungry harboui' bounded on ye Este by a 
Lott of Jeremiah woods and on ye west b}' a Lott 
Laid out to John Carman andf routing southward upon 
a point of trees and so Euning northward over another 
point of trees and from thence to a Eiver I the afore sd 
Richard Gildersleve doe owne to have soukl ye afore sd 
alottment of meddoe as It was Laid out to mee and alina- 
ted ye same from mee my hairs exseceters administrators or 
asigns unto ve afore sd barnat Eylerson to him his hairs 
exseceter administrators and asignes to have and to hohl for 
Ever as his or thair OAvne proper Right and doe uphokl yt 
my sale to be good an'd athenticke free from any sale Lett 
or Just Clame whatsoever for and in Consideration of a 
valuable sume allredy Reseved as full satisfaction before 
the signing herof and in Confarmati<m of the jiremise I 
have hereunto sett my hand and fixed mv sele november ye 
22 1687 

Signed and Seled in presence of us 

witnes 

Dea . . X Lester 

her marcke Rk HARD Gildersleve Se (S) 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Entered in ^e Records by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page in.'). 

To all Christion People to whome these Presence shall 
Come or any wise apertaine Greting Know ye that I wil- 
liMHi Smith of fosters meddoe In ye bounds of hempsted on 
Long Island in (^uens County in ye ])roA-ince of new yorcke 
have given granted bargiued and sold from mee my haires 
Exseceters administrators and asignes unto fowres Ginnins 
of new towne in ye County and Island afore sd to him his 
heires Exseceters administrators to and asignes a sartain 
hollow Lying att ve westwerd of ve towne on ve plains a hoi- 
low wieh I bought of Joseph Laugdou Containing one acor 



IIEMPSTKAD TOWN IJECOllDS. _ 88 

ftiul half more or Los as it shall l)o found tof^ether with a 
hollow which I l)on^ht of iiathauiell Pine Lyin<j^ att the 
wood Ed,!j;o on ye west part of ye plaines with six acois of 
wood Land a Joynintj^ ther*^ unto six a(M)rs more or Les as 
first Laid oiite together with all ye lli^hts ])iivilid<^es a])er- 
tenances there unto belonii^inu; I ye sd williani Smith J^oe 
owne to have sould ye Land afore sd Avith ye ])r(!mis(^s and 
d<^ for Ever froly ferniLy and absolutly barj^in soil ;iiid 
nnieke over ye same from nuie my haires Exsecet<!rs admin- 
istrators to and asio;ns to ye afore sd fowres ({innins to him 
his heires Exsecetors administrators to and asijrnes to have 
and to hold for Ever and ferder (h)e ui)hold and mainetaine 
this my sale to be Lawfnll athenticke and (lood ficc fi-om 
any sale Lett moregadtjje or Just Clame what Ever for and 
in Consideration of a valuable sume as full Satisfaction Re- 
seved before ye Signin*^ hereof and in testemouy of ye 
]n-emises I have Hereunto Set to my hand and fexed my 
Sele this sefeutli of Jeneweri in ye forth yere of his maj^es- 
ties Ileigne Jeams ye second by the Grace of God of lug- 
land Scotland france and Irland King defender of ye faith 
and In ye yeare of our lord God to Anno domini 1088-9 
Signed Seled and delivered in presence of us 

Georg hulit his 

Joseph Pettit Clercke william X Smith (S) 

marcke. 
A true Copy Examined by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page lOG. 
To all Christian People to whorae these presents shall 
Come or any wise apertaine Greeting Know ye yt I Jona- 
than Smith Jeuer of Hempsted on Long Island In cpieus 
County in ye province of new yorcke doe give Grant bar- 
fjin Sell and macke over from ni(M> mv heires Exsecetors 
administrators to and asignes unto Epharim Golding of Je- 
mecoe in ye Countv and Province afore sd to him his heirs 
Execeters adininistraters to and asigues a Sartaiue parsell 



34 HEMPSTEAD TOAVX RECORDS. 

of wood Land Lying and being situate betwene fosters med- 
doe amd ye Little plaines bounded on ye Est by ye Land of 
Jeams Rily and South by the highway or Roade and north 
by ye Land of Corneles ye Dock man the Land Containing 
fifty acors more or Les as first Laide out by the sirveier to- 
gether with all ye Rights tt privilidge there unto belonging 
with ye timber and groth thereof and apertenances which 
any wise may or shall belong there unto I ye aforesd Jona- 
than Smith do by these Presents fermly maeke over Alin- 
ate sell and Convey from me my heirs Exseceters to and 
asignes unto ye aforesd Ephrem Golding to him his heires 
Exseceters to and asignes to have and to liould for Ever as 
his owue proper Right and ferder doe uphoiild and maiue- 
taiue ye my Sale to be Lawfull athenticke and Good free 
from any Sale Let morgadge or Just Cleme-what Ever all 
which ye above sd premises are for and in Consideration of 
a valuable Same in mony Spesified in a bill of debte Re- 
seaved before ye Signing and delivering hereof and iu tes- 
timony hereof I have hereunto sett my hand and fixed ujy 
sele this twenty eight of novemljer in ye forth yeare of his 
magesties Raign Jeams ye second by ye Grace of God of 
ingland Scotland france and Irland King defender of ye 
faith and in ye yeare of our Lortl God Anno domiui 1688 

Signed Seled and delivered in presence of us 

witnes 

John X bradshe Jonathan Smith (S) 

his marcke her 

Joseph Pettit Clercke Grace X Smith (S) 

marcke. 
A true Coppie Extrackted by mee 

Joseph Peitit Clercke 

Page 1G7. 

To all Christian People to whome these Presence Shall 
Come or an}^ wise apertaiue Greeting Know yee that I Har- 
mau hendrick of hempsted on Long Island in Queus County 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 35 

111 yo Pi'oviuce of now yoreko doa ])y those proseuce 
Give <;Tant bar^iii sell and Aliiiate from iiiee my licdrs ex- 
seceters administvaters or asif^nes to Cliristiler Diugc^e of 
ye towiie aiid County afore sd to liim liis heirs exseeeters 
administraters or asi<>nos for Ever a Sartaiii Aconiidation 
Situate Lyinu; and being att a pkice Called Westbery ye 
Land being in ([uantitie twenty three acors morc! or Les as 
it was Laid outc hounded on the Est by ye Jjaiid of benia- 
men Heinen and on ye south by ye Comon Land and west 
and north b}^ ye Land of Jose])h Ginnins and hy ye 
Common Land all which Land togc^ther witli ye house 
outto liousing fencing timlxn- treese ^^woods A' under 
woods Lying or Standing I ye sd harman hendrick Doe 
owne to have Sould and Doe by these ])resence for Ever 
Sell and Alinate from mee my Innrs toe A' asigns unto ye 
sd ( !hristiftir Diiige to him his heirs to and asignes to have 
and to liould for Ever and f(irder doe nphould and inainetaiiie 
ys mv Sale to l)e good and athentticke fre from any iiior- 
gadge sale Let or inCumberance whatt Ever for and in 
Consideration of full Satisfaction Spetified in a bill of 
depte given before the signing liere of and In testimony I 
have hereunto sett my hand and Selle Se})tember ye nine- 
tenth and in ye forth yeare of his magesties llaigne Jeams 
ye Second l)y ye Grace of God of Ingland Scotland frauce 
and Irland Kinge Defender of ye faith &g and In ye j^eare 
of oure Lord annoy Donii 1(588 

Signed Seled and delivered in presence of us 
wittnes 

Thomas Elison hauman hen'diiicks (S) 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 168. 

Know all men by these ])resence yt I thonias Irland of 
hempsted on Long Island in (|uens County In ye province 
of new yorcke have Sould unto moses Einore of ye towue 
and County afore sd a sartaiue Devideut of meddoe Called 



36 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ye third devition of meddoe Land OTit to me att Rockaway 
att a place Called ye first opening bounded on ye soiitli h\ 
a Loott of willsonn Pines and on ye north by a Loott Laid 
out to Adam mott Se I ye above sd Thomas Ldaud doe 
owne to have sould ye Loott or devition afore sd with Everi 
part and parsell therof as it was Laid oute to mee ye sd 
Thomas Ldand and Doe by these presence fully frely and 
absolutly bargen Sell and macke over ye Same from me my 
hairs Execeters administraters or asignes unto ye afore sd 
moses Emeri to him his haires Execeters administraters or 
asignes to have and to hoidd as his or there owne proper 
Right for Ever ct doe uphould and mainetaine this my Hale 
to be Good and athenticke free from any morgedge Lett 
Seale or Just Clame what Soever which is for and in Con- 
sideration of a valuable Sume alredy Reeved in full Satisfac- 
tion before ye signing hereof and to ye true performance in 
Confermation herof ye premices I have hereunto sett my 
hand and fixed my sele yt tweltli of march In ye yeare of 
oure Lord one thousand six hundred eighty and seven 
Signed and Seled in presence of us 
witnes 

George X Hix Thomas L^land (S) 

his marcke 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

A true Coppie extrected by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke. 

Page 160. 

To all Christian People to home these presence shall Come 
or any mse apertaine Greting Know yee that I Joseph bol- 
din of Hempsted on Long Island in quens County in the 
province of new yorcke have for Ever formly bargined Sold 
and made over from mee my hairs exseceters administra- 
tors or asignes unto thomas Southward of the towue and 
County afore sd to him his haires exseceters or asignes a 
Sartaine home Lott Containing one acor and halfe more or 
Les as it shall be found within fence now bounded (»n ye 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKD.S. 37 

Est by .-i Li)tfc of John Siuitlis and on yv, noitli 1)\- ya Lett 
of tlic s(l Tlionias Soutliword .-iiiil west aiul South by tin; 
Stretfc or lii^liwuy I ye tifore sd fIose[)li boldiii doe owiiu to 
liave Sould ye Lott afore sd to,^<}tlior with the house feiice- 
iii!^ frut trees feiiceiug stiife all a])ertaiuiug thereunto and 
foiiuly Goavaied the saniB for ever from niee my haires ex- 
seuDters administrators or asignes to have and to liould for 
Ever and Dou warreiit this my s ile to bee Good and Law- 
ful frej from aay Sale Ljtt margadge or Just Clame wlnit 
ever for a id in Consideration of full Satisfaction allredy 
Reseved before ye signing herof and to ye true perform- 
ance and Confermatioii I have sett to my hand and tixed my 
Sele this tirst of may in ye forth yeare of his magesties 
Raigue Jeams ye '2d by the Grace of God of ingland Scot- 
land franc anil Irland King defender of ye faith Ac and in 
ye yeare of onr Lord Anno domini 1(588 

Signed Seled and delivered in preaenc of ns after onte- 
lining the worde administraters 
witnes 

Jeams be ate Joseph boldin (S) 

Nathaniell Peesall Ellin boldin (S) 

Joseph Pettit Clercke her X marcke 

this l)ill of Sale owned and acknodledged before 
mee June ye -i in ye yeare 1(588 

John Seman 

A true Ci)[)pie extracted by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 170. 

Know all men by these presents yt I william fjecockes of 
hempsti'd on Long Island in ye north Lliding of new yorcke 
shere havii sold unto Edmou tifces of ye same towue bounds 
twenty tow acors of Land lying att ye north side att a place 
Called Avestberi hounded on yv west by a lott of John 
Senions and on ye Est side by a lott of hope willis and 
runing north and south I say I ye sd william Jecockes have 



38 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Sould and made over ye laud above sd to 3' e sd Edniou tites 
to liim his lieires exseceters administrators or asignes from 
me my lieires exseceters administrators or asignes to have 
and to lionld for Ever ye land twenty tow acors more or les 
as it was laid out att 3e first and doe mainetaine my Sale to 
be good and lawfuU from au}^ Just Cleme of any Person or 
Persons in ye yeare of oure Lord one thousand 8ix hundred 
eighty and three may ye twenty ninth 

Signed seled in presence of us , 

witnes 
Caleb Carman X his marcke william Jecockes (S) 

Joseph Pettit 

A true Coppie Extracted by me 

Joseph Pettit Cler. 

Page 171. 

To all Christien People to home these presence shall 
Come or any wise apertame Greeting Know ye yt I John 
tredwell of hempsted on Long Island in quens County in 
ye province of new yorcke have for Ever given granted bar- 
gained and Sould unto Edmou tites of ye towne and Coun- 
ty afore sd to him his heirs exseceters administrators or 
asignes a Sartaine Lott of meddoe Containing fowre acors 
more or les as Laid out by ye Survaiers Lying on ye great 
necke Estward bounded on 3'e Est by a Lott of Kock 
Smiths and on ye west b)' a Lott of John Ellison Seners to 
gether with one adition Lying in je west Hie of ye sd necke 
bounded on ye north by a lott laide out to Jeams Pine and 
on 3'^e south by a lott Laid out to John Ellison Sencr all 
wich meddoe afore sd with Everi ]jart and parsell with ye 
Right of Cominage I doe owne to have fermlv Sold aliiiat- 
ed and made over from mee 3''e afore sd John tredwell my heirs 
exseceters administrators or asignes unto ye afore sd Edmon 
tites to him his heirs exseceters administrators or asigns to 
have and to hould for Ever and doe upliould and maintaiue 3^t 
my Sale to be Good and athenticke In Law free from any Sale 
Lett morgadge Clame or incomberauce what Ever for and 



HEMPHTEAD TOWN RECIORDS. 39 

ill (-oiisidc'ijitioii of full S;itisi':icti()ii ilesovod bcfoitf ye 
Sifj;iiiii^ hereof :iiul in coiifermatioii licictof 1 li.-ive liere unto 
Sett my luiiid jiiid tix(Ml my Sele ye iiiiitli of march and in 
ye forth yeare of his mat^'cisties iiaifi;iie Jeams yo '2d ])y ye 
Grace of (Itjd of In^land Scotland fraiice and Irhind Kinge 
defender of ye faith and in ye ytiare of our Lord CJod annoy 
doniiiii l(;S7-8 

SigiuMi Sekul and delivered in |)rt;sence of us 
witues 

JeAMS BEATE JoHN TUEDWKLL (S) 

Joseph Pettit CI. 

a true Coppie Extracted by me 

Joseph Pettit Clar. 

Page n± 

Know all men by these presence yt I Edward Spraj^e of 
hem|)st(Hl on Long Islaud in queus County Li ye province 
of new v'oreke have sould unto Moses Emorie of ye towne 
and County afore sd a Sartaine ALotment or parsell of 
med(hje lying at a necke Called ye haybridge bounded on 
ye west by a Lott of Abraham Smiths and on ye Est by a 
Loott of Samuell Pines and being in (piantite about three 
or foure acors more or Less as it was laide oute I ye 
afore sd E Iward Sprage doe owiie to have sould ye ineddoe 
afore sd and doe by these presence fully freely tt aljsolutly 
bargin sell Alinate and macke over ye Same from mce my 
heirs exseceters administrators or asi<jjnes unto ve afore sd 
Moses Einorie to him his heires exseceters administrators 
or asignes to have and to hould for Ever A- pi^sblely to 
enJoye and I ye above sd Edward Sprage doe uphould and 
mainetaiue yt my Sale to be Lawful! athentick and Good 
free from any Just Clame morgadge Sale Lett or in Comber- 
ance whatsoever for and in Consideration of a valuable 
Sume as full Satisfat-tion allredy Reseved in hand before ye 
Signing hereof and to the true performance and Couferma- 
tioii of ye premises I have Sett to my hand and fixed my 



40 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

Sele ye Seventh of Jeneweri iu je jeare of oiir Lord one 
tlionsaud six hundred eis^htv and seven signed seled and 
Delivered in jDresenee of ns 

witnes 

John tkedwell his 

Joseph Pettit Clercke Edwakd X Sprage (S) 

marcke. 

A triie Coppie extracted l)y mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar. 

Page 173. 

Know all men bj these presence yt I ffransess Champion 
of hempsted on Long Island in ye north Iiidiug of new 
yorckshere have sould unto Jonathan Smith Juiier of ye 
towne and County above sd a Lott of meddoe lying on ye 
Esterly side of a necke called ye Loug necke Avhich was 
Laid out to my husband thomas Champin at B,o ckaway_ 
being ye tenth Lott in number and in (juantety of acores 
tow & aquarter as it was Laid out at ye tirst l)ounded on ye 
north Est by a Lott of william Jecockes and on ye south 
west by a lott of benJamen Coes I say I ye above sd 
tfrauses Champion have soiild unto ye above sd Jonathan 
Smith 3'e Lott of meddoe as above sd from me my heires 
exseceters administrators or asigns unto ye sd Jonathan 
Smith him his heires exseceters administraters or asignes 
to have and to hold as his owne proper lliglit for Ever ami 
doe hereby Conferme this my bil] of Sale to stand good 
and atheuticke iu Law free from all morgadgcs sales and 
incomberances what Sum Ever I say that I have sold and 
doe bv these presence fullv freelv ami absoliitiv barj;in 
alinate and sell from me lu}^ haires t)r asignes unto ye sd 
Jonathan Smith his hares and asigns and to ye true ])er- 
formance of ye premise I have hereunto sett to iny hand 

and fixed my sele ye lj),~Qf^ebeO[^'d__yL_M.^*^_ J®^i'^ '*^ **^^^" 
Lord 1682 and iu ye thirty forth yeare of his magesties 



HEMl'STEAD TOWN RECORDS. 41 

Ilaigiie Cliarls ye second hy ye Grace of (iod Kiii^' of j^rete 
bi'iteii france and Irlaiid di^iV^ider of yv. f;iitli Kiiii;<' 
Signed sealed and delivered in ye presence of ns 

Avetneses ffkances X Chami'Ln (S) 

ElCHARD GiLDEKSLEEVE lier marclvc 

Joseph Pkttit 

In Conferniation of ye premises above sd, I do(! liennnito 
sett my hand and fix my sele ye '2d of Jencnvry 1()S7 S 

his 
Sined seled and delivered in John X Champin (8) 

presence of iis niarcke 

Adam mott Jk Joseph Pettit Gierke 
this Entered in ye Records ])y me 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 
Page 174. 

To all Christian People to whorae these presence Shall 
Come Greetting Know yee yt wee thomtis tt marv hickes 
of Cornbery necke in ye Jurisdiction of liieshing in (|uens 
County upon Long Island have granted bargined alinated 
and Sold and doe by tlu^se ])resence grant Ijargin alinate 
niacke over Conferme and Sell from us oure haires exsece- 
tors administrators to and asignes unto Jonathan Smith of 
the towne of hem})sted in ye afore sd County and Island 
his haires exsecetors adnnnistrators to and asignes for Ever 
a Sartaine Lott of meddow ('ontaiuing twenty Eight aceors 
more or Les as it was Laid out situjtte & Lying one Mer- 
rick buted and bounded as followeth westerly by Richard 
Gildersleeve north w'th Little Smith Est by ye Cold Spring 
River Soiitli by the Bay yt Runs betwixt ye meddoe and ye 
beech with all ye Salt meddoe that Lys on ye Avest side of 
ye Cold Springe neck as far as any Salt grese grows with 
all ye Rightes proffite and Previledges there unto beLong- 
ing by vertue of any fcowne order or (^ther wise for and in 
Consideration of full Satisfaction to me in hand paid for ye 
which I ye afore sd thomas hickes doe fuly exonerate aquit 



42 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ami discharg liiiu je Haid Joiiatliaii Hiiiith his liaires ex- 
seceters administrators and asi^ues & Everie of tliem To 
have and to hold ye sd twenty Eight acors meddoe as above 
Resited and all and Singgnlar other ye promises before by 
these presence granted or intended to be granted tt Sonld 
to ye Sole and only proper use benefit and behafe of him 
ye sd Jonathan Smith his haires and asignes for Ever and 
ye sd thomas hickes his liaires exseceters administrators to 
and asignes Doth covenant and Grant to and with ye sd 
Jonathan Smith his liaires and asignes yt att ye time of ye 
grant l)argin and Sale mackiug of ye above mentioned 
premises to ye Said Tho Hickes was ye true and lawfull 

Page 175. 

owner thereof and yt ye sd Jonathan Siiiitli his heyres and 
asignes Shall may henceforth and for Ever Lawfully pese- 
bleie and quietly have hold use occupie poses and Inloye 
ye sd bargined Premises free and Clearely to be discharged 
of tV' from all maner of former Sales morgadges Judgments 
& executions and forfuetere to be Clamed or Chalengcd of 
in or to ve Sanu^ or any Part thereof and of and from ill 
other acts and Incomberances what so Ever had made dune 
or Suii'ered to b(^ dune by ye Said Tho hickes his lieyers 
exsecetors administrators or any other person oi' persons 
Laying Clame unto or pretending to have any titU^ or In- 
trest of ill ore to ye Same ore parte tlu;reof from hy on^ 
uiidcir him whereby ye said Jonathan Smith his herii-es ore 
asignes shall ore may be Lawfidly Evictinl out of ye Poses- 
ion tliercM)f ;ind ye said Thomas hickes his hevers exsece- 
tors or aihninistrators to upon llesonable and Lawlull d(^- 
maud Shall and will performe and doe and Cause to Ix' 
dune & performed any Such fudther deeds and acts whether 
by way of acknowledgnuint <^f this present dede ore any 
other kind that shall or may l)e for ye more full Complet- 
ing Confenning and sure macking of ye said bargined 
premises unto ye said Jonathan Smith his hej^ers and 
asignes for Ever acoiding to ye true intent hereof and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN UECOKDS. 43 

acording to ye Laws of tliis province where ye premises 
are in Ixmiil;; and ye said Thomas Hickes his hcycu's ex- 
secetors adniinistrators to sliall and will forovei' wairant 
and detond ye sd barjj^ined pniniisi-s nnto ye sd Jonji- 
thaii Smith his liairos and asigncs against honn^ \v sd 
thoinas hickes and against his haires oxsecetoj's and ad- 
ministrators and asignes ;ui(l against all and- every other 
person or ])ersons what so civer Cleming or to Cl(!ine any 
Estate llight title intr(!st ore demand wliatsoever of in oi' 
to ye same ore any part thereof In wittnes wh(U'of I ye 
above sd thotnas liickes have hereunto S(dt onre hands and 
affixed our stdes this Desember ye 1'^ 1(')S7 

Signed seled tt delivered in presence of ns 
John hakkison Thomas Hickes (S) 

WALTTOR BlEHUr 

This bill of Sale Entred in ye Records by me 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 170. 

To all (Uuistian people to wliome these prestMK;e sliall 
conit^ Thomas Ellison Senr oi hempsted in (piens County 
Sends Greeting now Know-yee yt I ye sd thomas Ellison 
with ye fall and free Consent of martha my wife for and in 
consideration of a valuable Some of mouy in hand paid or 
Securd t > be paid by Samuell denton Juner of ye sd towne 
and County have given granted bargeued sold ensufrd and 
Confermed and by these presence Doe fnlly frely and abso- 
Lutely Give grant bargin sell alinate ensufer and ('onfeiine 
unto ye sd Samuell (hMiton his liaires of asignes a sartaine 
tracte of Land Contaiidug fortene acors more or Les as it 
was laid out by ve surverei-s Lying and Ixung within ye 
bound of H(^^ni[)sted att a place on ye north Side of ye 
Greate plaine Called ye new feild btung bounded on ye west 
by Samuell Emories land on ye north by Common Land on ye 
Est by Jose[)li williams on yv south by Common Land wich 
said tract of Lauil together with ye timber trees and 



44 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

iuiprovemeuts upou or belonging to ye sd land 1 ye afore yd 
thomas Ellison from me mv beires Exseceters atlmiuistra- 
tors or asignes do fully absolutly sell aliau an 1 macke over 
unto ye sd Samuell Denton Juner for bim bis baires Exsece- 
ters administrators and asignes to bave and to bold poses 
and EnJoye as bis and tbaire proper iiigbt for Ever and I 
ye sd tbomas Elison for mee my baires Exsecetors adminis- 
trators or asignes ye afore sd tracte of Land as above 
bounded and exprest from any person or persons by frrom 
or under mee tbem or otber of tbem or upon any pretence 
wbat Ever Claming any title to ye sd Land sball and will 
warant and for Ever by tbese presence defend yt this is my 
act and deed I tbe sd tbomas Ellison w't martba my wife 
bave set to our bands and fixed our sels tbis tweny eitb 
day of may Annoy Domini 1689 
Signed seled and delivered befor us 

* 

Dan'll Denton Thomas Ellison (H) 

ber ber 

HANNAH X Denton Maktha X Ellison (S) 

marcke marcke 

A truL' coj)})ic by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 177. 

To All XPian People to bome tbis present writing Sball 
(Jome John Smith liockc of liemi)sted Tn ijiiciis County 
up<m Long Icland in ye province of new yorcke in america 
yeoman Sendeth greeting in our Lord (rod everlasting 
Know yee tbat I ye said Jobn Smith for divers Good Con- 
siderations mee thereunto moveing and more Espetially for 
and In Consideration of ye natiirall afection I bave and 
bare and bave unto niv well I)eloved sone Jonathan Sinitb 
of bempsted yeoman bave Given granted ensufed Relesed 
and Confermed and doe l>y these j)resence give grant cn- 
soefe Ilelese and Conferme unto ye sd Jonathan Smith all 
my bc^me Loott now in ye tenor tV ocupailds of ye sd 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 45 

Joiiiitlian Sinitb bounded by yv sd John Smith his home 
Loot northerly Easterly tt southerly by ye strete ct AV(!sterly 
by ye homo Loot in ye tenor of Geori>; hulitt Cl()iit;iiiiiii<j; tow 
acors and a hali'e niso one full juid tliivd ));irt of -.v tlifty 
acor of u])land where it Shall ]h\ laid outc^ withi)i tlie to\\ iie- 
ship of luunpsted afore sd allso one moiety or Ecjuall lialt' 
part of a hundred acor Lott of ui)land Lyinji; and Ixuiiu; on 
the Est side of a hollow Comoidy Knowne and Callcil l)y 
ye name of Housboy holloAV bound(Ml Estiudy l)y tin; liij^h- 
way and the Commcm or woodL-uid Soutlnu'ly westerly and 
northerly together with all houses out house l)arns build- 
ings fences tind)er trees hereditements and apertainenccis 
to ye Same belonfrinf^ or in any wise apertaining one halfe 
of ye bariK! and halfe of ye Oowyard oidy exsepted to have 
and to hold all and sin<ji;ular the Sd Loots of La,nd and 
above (jjranted premises to him the sd Jonathan Smith his 
hairs and asignes to ye only use and behofe of ye sd Jona- 
than Smith his hairs and asiiLi;nes for ever In testimojiy 
whereof I ye sd John Smith have here unto sett njy hand 
and fixed my sele at hempsted this thirtieth day of march in 
the third yeare of ye llaighne of our Soveren Lord Jeams 
the Second by the Grace of God of inglend Scotland franc 
and L-land King Defender of ye faith &■ in ye yeare of oure 
Lord God one thousand six hundred eighty and seven 

Seled and delivered in presenc of us 

Adom mott J 

Andrew Gibb his 

John X Smith (S) 
A true Co]ipie extracted by mee marcke. 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

PaCxE 178. 

This indenture made ye thirtieth day of march in ye 
third yeare of ye Reigne of our Sovereigue Lord Jeams ye 
Second l)y ye Grace of God Kinge of Ingland Scotland 
franco and irhmd defender of ye faith tVc, & in ye yeare of 
oure Lord one thousand six hundred eighty and seven 



4G HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

betwene Richard Gildersleve of Hempsted in quens County 
on ye one part and Jonatbon Smith Juner of je Same 
place on ye other part witneseth that ye sd Richard Gil- 
dersleeve for and in Consideration of a valuable Sume of 
Good (S: Lawfull mony of ye proviuc of new yorcke to him 
in hand paide liefore ye Sealeing and Delivering hereof by 
yd sd Jonathan Smith ye Resepte whereof ye sd Richard 
Doth hereby acknowLedge and thereof and therefrom for 
Ever l)y these presence Doth aquit and discharge ye sd 
Jonathan Smith his hairs Exsecetors adiniuistrators hath 
^ranted bargined and sould cVr by these presence Doth iiraiit 
bargin A: Sell unto ye sd Jonathan Smith his hairs and 
asignes for Ever all those tow sartaine Six acor Lootts of 
meddoe they more or Lesse Situate Lying and being in 
merocke necke ye one one ye Est sd and ye other Loott 
on ye west sd of ye sd neck the Loott on ye Est sd of ye 
sd neck being b(mnded on ye Este by ye meddowes of tliomas 
hickes on ye west by Jeremiah woods meddoes and on ye 
north Ity ye meddotis of thomas hickes and ye Loot on ye 
west sd of ye sd neck being bounded on ye Est by ye med- 
does of Jonathan Smith Sen(n' on ye west by Jeremiah 
wood and on ye north l)v a sartaine Commnii of uphmd to- 
gether with all and Singular ye profits benefits advantages 
hereditaments tt a])ertainences to ye sd tow Lootts of med- 
doe belonging or in any wise apertaining and all ye Estate 
Right title intrest property Clame and demand of him ye 
sd Richard Gildersleeve of in iV to ye premises and of in 

PaCxE 171). 

and to all and Every part and parctdl thereof to have and 
to hould ye sd tow Lootts of meddoes and premises with 
all and Singular ye apertainances to ye sd Jonathan Smith 
Juner his haires and asignes ior Ever to ye only pro])er use 
benifit and bchoofe of him ye sd Jonathan Smith Juner 
his haires and asignes for Ever and ye sd Richard Gilder- 
sleve for him self his haires Exsecetors iV adininistratois 
and Every of them Doth covenant S: grant to iV with ye 



IIEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 47 

sayd JonatliJin Smith his liaires juid asi^iies l)y these pres- 
ence yt he ye sd Ilichard (Jihlersleeve at ye Selinji; A- De- 
livery hereof both i>()()d ])()wer and llight and Lawful! 
athoritie to grant bargin and sell ye prcnnises and all and 
Everie part & parsed hereof <t that ye sd tow Loots of 
niedd(^e & preraeses now are and for Ever hereafter Shall 
be (Uearely & absolntly fred Exonerated & discharged of ct 
from all iS: all nniner of otlnu' & former gifts grants bargins 
sals Jointuers Dowries Judgments and Exsecutions A- iii- 
comberences wdiatsoever A- I ho. ye sd llichard (Jildeish've 
& his hairs ye above granted and bargined tow Loots of 
meddoes and premises with ye appertainences to him ye sd 
Jonathaii Smith A his hairs and asignes against him ye sd 
Richard his hairs and against all & Every jxirson and l*er- 
sons whatsoever shall and will warant and for Ever by 
these presence Defend 

In testimony of ye premises ye sd lUchard hath hcje 
nnto sett his hand & Sele ye day and yeare first above writ- 
ten 

Seled and Delivered in presence of ns 
ye words (of meddoes) betwene ye ninth 
ct tenth Line being first enterlined 

Andrew gibb Richard Gildersleve (S) 

Adam moott Jnn her 

Experenc X Gildersleve (S) 
niarcke. 

A true Coppie Extracted By Mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 180. 

to all Christion People to whome these presence shall 
Come or any wise apertaine greeting Know^ ye yt that 
Jeams moott of mamaranacdi in ye county of west Chester 
in ye province of new^ j^orcke have sold and do by these 
presence fermly bargin sell and sett over from nic my hairs 
Exseceters or asignes unto Joseph mott of hempstt d to him 



48 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

his liairs Exseceters or asignes a sartaiue parsell of salt 
meddo att Kockaway at a place Called hunwrj^ liarber 
bounded bv ye meddo of Jouatliau Smith ye Est and west 
and south by ye Dich and north by ye Cricke and ye sd 
Jonathan Smith ye meddo C<^ntaineing thirteene Kod wide 
and a parsell of salt meddo bounded on ye Est b}^ ye med- 
do of John mot and west bv ve cricke yt part ye Lott laid 
out to Kichard Ellison and ye sd Lott Euning from Crick 
to Cove Containing about aightene Rods wide all ^^•hich 
meddo I ye sd Jeams mot do sell and alinate from mee 
my hairs Exsjeceters and asignes to ye sd Joseph mott to 
him his hairs Exseceters administrators or asignes to have 
and to hould as his for Ever or theire owne proper Right 
and do warrant yt my salle to be lawfull athentick and good 
free from any morgadge sale or Just Clame for and in Con- 
sideration of a valuable sume of mony Reseved in full sat- 
isfaction before ye sigueing hereof and in testimony of ye 
Premises I liarve hereunto sett to my hand and fixed njy 
sele Jiily ye foreteenth in ye yeare of oure Lord God anno 
Domini- 1 (JOG 

Signed seled and delivered in presenc of us 
after Enterlining ye words (and delivered) 

Jonathan Smith James mott (S) 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

a true Coppie of ye origanell Entered in ye Records hy 
mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 181. 

KnoAV all men by these presence whome this may (Vui- 
cerne that I John Jackson of hempsted on Long Ihmd in 
quens County and in ye province of yorcke Shere have and 
doe by these presence bargin sell and Alinate from mee 
my heirs Exseceters administrators and asignes unto hend- 
rick dosenliorah Juiun- of ye towne afore said to liini his 
haires Exseceters administrators or asignes one alotmcnt of 



IIEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 49 

Land Containine; fifty acovs Lyiiifjj betwono fosters meddoe 
and the Great plaines by tlie path that goeth to the fery 
seventene acors on ye north Side of ye path and thirty 
three acors on ye south side of tlu; path aJoyning to John 
AUiiis Land I ye said John Ja('kson dow owne to have 
sould the fore mentioned Lott of Land from mee my heires 
Exseceters administrators and asignes to ye afore saide 
hendrick (hisoiiborah to liim liis lieires Exseceters adminis- 
trators or asignes to have and to houhl for Ever for and in 
Consideration of a valuable Sume and full satisfaction by 
me allredy lleseved warenting this my Sale Good in Law 
free from all former guift Sale or morgadge or Clame of any 
person In Confermation hereof I have set unto my hand 
and sele this (> day of Janeweri in yo yeare 1684 
Signed Seled and delivered in presenc of us 

Nathaniell Persall John Jacjkson (S) 

Simon Sering 

Entered In ye Records by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 182. 

to all Christion people to wliome these presence shall 
Come or any wise a})ertaine Greeting Know ye yt I william 
thicstone of hempsted on Long Hand in quens County in ye 
provence of new yorcke linve given granted l)argined and 
sold and do by these presence give grant bargin sell and 
macke over from me my liaires Exseceters administrators to 
and asignes unto thomas martin of ye towne and County 
afore sd to him his haires Exseceters administrators to and 
asignes a Sartaine Lott of Land Lying and being Situate 
on madnans necke it being in number ye twenty sixth Loot 
and in quantity of acors tiveteue acors more or Les as first 
Laid to llichard Stites and Lying betwene a Loot Laide 
oute to temothi halsted and a lott Laid out to Jf)lin Jack- 
son I the af(n"e sd william tliickstone do owne by these 
presence to have fully frely and absolutely given granted 



50 HKMI'STEAI) TOWN RECORDS. 

l>:ir;;iiM'(l .'111(1 soldc ;in(l (!•» liy these presence for Ever Ali- 
natc jind nuK^ke over ye L;in(l afore sd together with all ye 
nights j)i('vili(lg(>s a]>ert(Miances there unto belonging with 
ye iiper woods and uiidci- woods and all ye timber lying and 
standing thereon I yi; sd williajii thickston do sell and macke 
over ye land and ])reinises from me my haires Exseceters 
aflmiiiistrators to and asignes unto ye afore sd thoraas 
martin to him his heiros Exseceters administrators to and 
asignes to have and to hold for Ever and ferder do uphold 
and mainetaine yt my Sale to be Lawfull atlienticke and 
good fre from any Sale morgadg or Just Clame what Ever 
for and in Consideration of a valuable Sume as full Satis- 
facti(jn Ileseved before ye Signing here of and in testimoni 
here of I have here unto Set to my hand and fixed my Sele 
this first of Jenewari in ye forth yeare of his majesties 
llaigne Jeams ye 2d by ye grace of god of Ingland S.^jt- 
land france and Irland King defender of ye faith and in ye 
yefire of our Lord God 1G88 

Signed Seled and delivered in presence oi us 

William Thickstoxe his 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke william X thickstone (S) 

mareke. 

nathaniell semons his Eare mareke is a Latch on ye nper 
side Each Eare and a Slit under ye Latch on ye End of ye 
neare Eare 

Entered in ye Records by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 
.July ye '25, 1G93 

Page 183. 

To all Christion People to whome these presence Shall 
come or any wise apertaine Greeting Know ye yt I Joshuah 
Jecockes of hempsted on Long Island in quens County in 
ye proA-ince of new yorcke have given granted bargined 
and sould from me my heires Exseceters administrators to 
and asignes unto Jonathan Smith Juner of ye towne and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 51 

County afore sd to liim his iKdros Exsecetors adiiiiuistrators 
to A' asifi;iies a sartaiiic pars(dl of mcddo Laud Lyiu<^ ami 
beiufjj att Rockaway on ye Long uecke boumlcd on ye. norili 
by ye nieddos of Abraham Suiitli and south by yo uumMos 
of ye sd Joiiatliaii Sniitli and iu (juaiitity as shall be found 
it beiug ye tliird dcivition of mcddo Laid out in ye yrai»! 
1()SU all wich devition or my part tlun-eof as it was Laid outt; 
fresh and Salt with Every part and Parsell there of I ye sd 
Joshuah Jecockes do for Ever freely fermly and absolutely 
give giant bargin sell allinate and set over from me my hcircs 
Exseceters administratois to and asigncs to ye sd Jonathan 
Smith to him his heires Exseceters administrators to A- as- 
signes to haveaudtohould for Ever as his owne pro|)er Right 
and pesebly to inJoy with oute molestation and ferder ilo 
warant yt my sale to be good athenticke and Lawfull fre from 
any sale Leet morgadge or Just Cleme what Ever for and in 
Consideration of full satisfaction Reseved before ye signing 
hereof and in testimoni here of I have here unto sett to my 
hand and tixed my sele ye 15 of febewery in ye yeare of oure 
Lord God 1688 and in ye tifth yeare of his magesties 
Raigne Jeams ye second l)y ye grace of goil of Ingland 
Scotland france and Irland King defonihu- of ye faith 
Signed Seled and delivered in presence of us 

JosHUAH Jecockes (S) 

John Merritt his marcke X • 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

a true Coppie Extracted by me 

Joseph Pettii' C^len-kf 

Page 184. 
Know all men by these presents that I adom mott of 
hempsted u]) on Lcmg Hand in ([uens Ccmnty and in ye 
province of new yorcke have and do by these presence bar- 
gin sell and alinate asigne set over and deliver from mee 
my hairs Exseceters administrators and asignes unto my 
brother Joseph mott of ye towne and County afore sd to 
him his hairs Exseceters administrators or asignes the 



52 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

Equall moyety or half of a pece or Par.sell of meddo that 
formerly was Mr bickes it lys and is situate at Rockaway 
at a place Called Inmgry harbor it is bounded on the west 
by a publick hyway yt goes from ye woods to ye puglick 
bridge yt gos to hungry harbor Hand and on ye north and 
south and Est it is bounded as is mentioned in ye Jenerall 
Record the Equall lialfe of which I ye afore sd adorn do 
owne to have sould and delivered from me my liaires Suc- 
sesors and asignes as a fore sd with all Rights there unto 
belonging to my afore sd Brother Joseph mott to him his 
liaires Exseceters administrators or asignes as theire owne 
proper Right to have and to hold for Ever for and in Consid- 
eration of a valuable Sume and full satisfaction by mee all- 
redy Reseved before ye signing hereof I therefore binding my 
selfe my hairs and sucsesors to mainetaine and uphold this 
my sale good in law free from all former gifts sals or mor- 
gadges or incomberances what so Ever I ferder declare yt 
Avhen this afore sd medoe shall be deeded then my sd 
brother shall Chose which half he will have and in Confer- 
mation hereof I have set to my hand and sele this fifth day 
of november in ye yeare of our Lord 1G91 

Signed Seled and delivered 
in presence of us 

NATHANIELL Persall memorandom ye meddo above 

AbrahaV Smith mentioned adom mott bought of 

his Mr hickes 

John X avilliams Adom Mott (S) 

marcke Coppie 

Entered in ye Records B3' mee 
Jospn'H Pettit, Clercke 

Page 185. 

to all Christion peoph^ to whome these presence may 
Come or any Avise apertaine Greeting Know ye yt I adom 
mott of lierapsted on Long Island In quens Count}' in ye 



HEMPSTEAJ) TOWN KECOUDS. 53 

proviiue of Jicw yoickc; Doc by tlioKe [ucsuiu'c j^ive j^raut 
barjLfin sell and sett over from me my lieires t^xscceters jkI- 
miiiistrators or asigiies iiuto my lirotlier f)()S(.|ili inol of ye 
towjie and County afore sd to him his lieires exseceters ad- 
ministrators or asii^nes a sartaine j)arsell of meddo ^roimd 
Lying and being situated at ye South meddows on a neck 
Knowne by, ye n.inie of hixes necke bounded on ye Est by 
ye meddows of iiathaniidl })erse]l and west by ye meddows 
of william Jecockes and north by ye woods and south l)y ye 
Cove or water yt parteth ye beach and ye meddows and in 
(juantity of acors nine more or Less as it was firs Laid oute 
all which meddoe ground fresh and salt with Every ]iart 
and ])arsell thereof I ye sd adom mott Do by these pres- 
(Mice fully freely and absolutly l)argin sell and sett over 
alinate and dispose from mee my lieires exseceters admin- 
istrators or asignes unto my sd brother Joseph mott to him 
liis lieires exseceters administrators or asignes to have and 
to liould for Ever for and in consideration of other meddows 
and mouys Reseved in full satisfaction before ye signing 
hereof and ferder do promise with my said brother his 
lieires and asignes yt I ye sd adom mott my lieires and asignes 
will warrant and Defend ye premises to be lawfull athen- 
tick and- good free from all sels lets morgadges and in- 
comberauceses what Ever and in testimony of Every of 
ye premises I have here unto set to my hand and fixed my 
sele this twenty sixth of Jeiiewari ano Domini l(j*)2 
Signed seled and delivered in presence of us 
his 

JeUEMIAH X THICKSTONE ADOM MOTT (S) 

niarck. 
Joseph Pettit 
Coppie Entered in ye Records bj' mee 

JosKiMi Pi-rnr Clercke 

Page 186. 

to all Christion People to whome these presence shall 
Come or any wise apertaine Greeting Know yee yt I Joseph 



54 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

mott of hempsted ou Long Island in Quens County in ye 
province of new yorcke do by these presence give gi-ant 
bargin sell and sett over from niee my lieires exseceters ad- 
ministrators or asignes unto my brother adorn mott of ye 
towne and County afore sd to him his heires exseceters ad- 
ministrators or asignes a sartaine parsell of meddo Lying 
in tow parsells at Eocka^vay at a parsell of meddo Called 
hungry harbor being mentioned to mee ye sd Joseph mott 
in a deed of Conveyance from my brother Jeams mott which 
tow parsells of meddo fully as mentioned in ye sd deed of 
sale with Every part and parsell thereof with one quarter 
part of one Lott of meddo at ye greet neck Estward which 
was Laid oute to Eichard Gildersleeve sener and Eichard 
Gildersleeve Juner then Called though now both Desesed 
all which meddo with Every part and parsell thereof I ye 
sd Joseph mott do by these presence full}' freel}- and abso- 
lutely give grant bargin sell alinate and macke over from 
mee my heires or asisjnes iinto my sd brother adom mott 
his lieires or asignes to have and to hould for ever for and 
in Consideration of other meddos Eeseved in full Satisfac- 
tion before ye Signing hereof and ferder I ye sd Joseph 
mott my heires and asignes do promise with my sd brother 
adam mott his heires and asignes to waiTant and de- 
fend ye premises good and athentick in law free fi'om all 
sales Lets morgadges or incomberances what Ever and in 
testimony of ye premises I have here unto sett to my hand 
and fixed my sele Jeuewary ye twentj^ sixth anno Domini 
1692 

Signed Seled and Delivered in presence of us 

his 

JeREJIIAH X THICKSTONE JoSEPH MOTT (S) 

marcke 
Joseph Pettit 

a true Coppie tacken oute of ye origenall by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 



HEMl'STEAD TOWN UKCOJtDS. 55 

Page 187. 

This wiia;litiii,<i; wituoseth .in ;igreemeiit made ye day be- 
tweiie Elizabeth hubs forinerly wife of Adoiii mott Sener 
deses<Ml of ye one party and her Son in Law a(h)m niott 
Juuer of ye other part as followeth whereas there hath 
bene a Contriversi and ditferaiice betwene ye afore sd 
Elizabeth hubs and her Son in Law adorn mott Consernin^ 
ye Estate of her Desesed husband. It is this day Joyntly 
agreed and Concluded betwene ye tow Parties afore sd vis 
Elizabeth hubs and adoni mott that ye will of her Desesed 
husband adorn mott Sener Shall stand good and be per- 
formed in all particulars hereafter mentioned that is first 
ye afore sd Elizabeth hubs doth iugadge for and in behalfe 
of herselfe and all her CUiildien yt her son in Law adom 
mott and his three brothers Jeams John and Joseph shall 
have Cornishes and Larances properiates as is mentioned 
in a deed of gift from tlieire father to them and allso not 
given to them by his will with all Rights and previlidges yt 
hath and shall derive from ye afore sd properiatyes since ye 
date of ye afore sd deede of gift but nothing of which yt 
did derive from them afore said and allso ye her son in Law 
adani mott shall have ye fifty acors of Land given to him 
in his fathers will and that John mot shall have ye lot of 
meddo at ye whele necke given to him in his fathers will 
and yt Joseph mott Shall have ye hundred acors of land 
given to him in his fathers will all to be and Keraaine to 
them tliaire hairs and sucsesers to EuJoy for Ever and 
fiirder ye aforesd Elizabeth hubs duth in behalfe of her 
selfe and her children give grant alinate and asigne, and set 
over from her selfe or any of her children thaire exseceters 
administrators or asignes tow alotments lying at ye great 
necke Containing three or fower and twenty acOrs more or 
les as thay were laid oute and one alotment of meddo lying 
at hixes necke containing nine acors more or les as it was 
laid out to him ye afore sd adani mott his hairs exseceters 
administrators or asignes to have and to hold for Ever 



56 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

bimling herself and her chihh-eu thaire hairs sucsesers and 
asignes to maiuetaine and u[)hoiihl ye same good in law free 
from any former gift sale morgadge Just clame of an}' per- 
son or pearsons what so Ever and in confermation here of 
I have set to my hand and sele this lifth day of november 
in ye yeare of onre lord 1691 

Signed Seled and delivered in presence of us 

NATHANIELL PeRSALL ELIZABETH HUBS (S) 

ABRAHAM SmITH EiCHBELL MOTT (8) 

Richard X Ellison 
his marcke 

a true coppi extracted by mee 

JosErH Pettit Clercke 

Page 188. 

at a towne meeting held in liemp.sted aprill ye "id 1()91: 

at ye seme towne meeting Jeams Pine was Chosen Con- 
stable 

at ye seme towne meeting Joseph Smith was Chosen 
colecter and Jonathan Smith and John Carle was Chosen 
asessers 

at ye seme towne meeting Nathaniell Persall was Chosen 
Superviser 

at ye seme towne meeting Tho gildersleeve was Chosen 
towne Clercke 

Entered By mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

At a Jenerol Touud meeting held in hemjisted aPril the 
1 day 1695 Joseph mott Was Chosen Coustabel 

at the same Tound meeTing henery Willis was Chosen 
Colecter 

at the same Time was Chosen John Pine and Johu Car- 
man . o . Sessears 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOllDS. -y i 

At the same whs Chosen Joseph Petot Cl;ii(^k 
EntertHl by uiee 

Thomas Gtli)Ki;sI;Keve Chuck 

At same toiiiid lueciTiiii'- iiathanit^l Peaisal Was Chosen 
seupervisear i'or this [)resent year 

Page 181). 

to all Christion people to wlionie these presence Shall 
Conic or any wise apertaine Greetin<r Know ye yt I Sani- 
uell Tites of hempsted on Lonji; Island iu qnens Connty in 
ye province of new yorcke Do by These Presence 5i;ive grant 
bargin Sell alinate and Set over from me my hairs Exsece- 
ters administrators or asignes nuto Thomas nnirbin of ye 
towue and County aflfore sd to him his liaires Exseceters ad- 
ministrators or asignes a Sartaine Parsell of wood Land 
Lying and being Situate at fosters meduo in ye bounds of 
hempsted above sd Containeing twenty acors more or les as 
it was Laide oute at 3'e first bounded on ye South by ye Land 
of Isack frost and west by ye Land of Jt)hn foster and 
n(^rth and Est by ye high way which Land with ye timber 
and groth thereof and asertaine Parsell of meddo at a Place 
Called hungry harbor It being my fathers part of ye last 
Devitiouall which Devition bounded on ye west by ye med- 
do of Daniell bedle and Est by ye meddo of Just:s Smith 
and so Kuning from ye Crick to ye woods or high way In 
(piantity as shall be founde as was Laide oute all which Land 
and premises afore sd and meddo ground of ye sd Samuell 
tites Do fornily Sell alinate Ensof and macke over from niee 
my haires Exseceters administrators and asignes unto ye sd 
Thomas martin to him his h.iirs Exseceters administrators 
or asignes to have and to liould for Ever and do warrant yt 
my sale to be Lawfull athenticke and good free from any 
sale let morgedge or inccnnbei'ance what Ever for and in 
Consideration of other Land lieseved or exse])t in satisfac- 
tion before ye Signeing hereof and in testinn^ny of Every 
of ye above wrighten premises I have here unto set to my 



58 HEMrSTEAD TO^YN RECORDS. 

liainl ,111(1 tixfd my Sele maix-h ye 18 in ye yeare of our 
Lonl ,iiM. I). .mi l(i!)l-2 

Si<j;iieil Seled and delivered lu presence of us 

his 
Peter X tottex Samuell tites (S) 

iiL-irke. 

a tine Coppic of ye orij^enall by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 11)0. 

To all ('bristion People to whom these presence shall 
come or an}* wise apertaiue Greeting Know ye yt I Rich- 
ard osborne Liveiug in ye bounds of hempsted on Long Is- 
land ill (pieus County in ye province of new yc^rcke Do by 
these presence fully freely and absolutly give gi-ant ba.rgin 
sell and set over from me my haires or asignes unto william 
Lines of Coav necke in ve bounds of ye towne and County 
afore sd to him his hairs or asignes a Eight to hvetene 
gates of fence on ye sd Cow necke with Avhat Land and 
other advantages may come belong or acrew thereby on ye 
sd necke and do warrant and uph<3uld yt I ye sd osborne do 
obledge and biud my selfe my hairs exseceters administra- 
tors or asignes to macke good and asure to ye sd Lins to 
him his hairs exseceters administrators or asignes ye sd 
iiveteue gates of fence with ye Land and other advantages 
afore sd so far as ye towns Right will extend frcm me ve 
sd osborue my ll^urs exseceters administrators or asignes 
to be free from all former grants sales morgadges or In- 
comberauces what Ever to be and Remaine to ye sd Lines 
his hairs exseceters administrators or asignes to have and 
to hould for Ever for and in Consideration of a v;duable 
Hume Reseved in full Satisfaction hereof and do waraiit my 
sale to be good and Lawfull acording to ye afore sd prem- 
ib.es and for ye beter confirmation hereof ye sd osborne 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN IlECORDS. 59 

and liis wife mary have .set to tlieire bands and fixed tlioire 
sels ye twenty ninth of may anno domini KJDl 

Signed Seled and delivered in presence of us 

his his 

William X Smith iticHAiiD X osjjokn (Sj 

luarcke niarcke. 

her 
Joseph Pettit C\ mahy X osp,orn (S) 

niarcke. 

a true Copjue entered in ye Records by me 

^Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 191. 

March ye 6 1687-8 

These are to Request you yt are ye owners of ye Cow 
necke yt you would be plesed to bestow on nie tliomas 
l)rrcar youre Ilights to a Small ])arsell of Land aboiito 80 
or 40 acors as it shall be Laid by ye towne Surveyers to 
macke me a Small plantation not being in a ca[)asity to buy 
ye place yt I would have it at is agoiniug to Capt nicholses 
Land at ye Est wid of his Land at ye forcke of ye fresh 
water broocke where ye path begins to go from Capt nichol- 
ses fence to ye bar beach right over gildersleeves Cricke and 
you are willing I w(^uld intrest you to set youre hands as 
being willing to ye same  ' 

Jonathan Smith 

John Smith his X marcke 

Jonathan Smith Se Tho Dongou 

Joseph Smith John Seman Se 

John Carmen ' his 

Caleb Carman X his marcke william X thickstoiie 

John tredwell marcke 

Dauiell bedle X his marcke Richard Gildersleeve 

Georg liulit u Simon Serin g 



i\n HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Ric'haiil vollintine John Carle 

JosliUii Jecockes John Hpragg 

his 
Timothi X hulsted J>- 

iiuircke 
ye maicke X of Josei)h Laugdon 
Samuel Denton 
Thomas Ellison 
henci y willis 
william wiar 
Elias Diirland 
adam Mott Se 
Nathaniell Peisall 
Joseph Pettit 
Samuell Eainer 
Al)i'aham Smith 
Dauiell Peisall 
Jeremiah Smith 

a trne Copuie Entered in ye Records hy me ffelieweri ye 
•iO-16'JU-l 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

Page 11 >2. 

To aU peojile to whome these preseuc shall Come thomas 

hawarden of new yorcke Sendetli greeting Know yee 

that I the sd thomas hawarden for a Compitant sum of 
mou}- to me in hand paid have bargened and sould A: by 
these preseuc doe bargin 6: sell unto Christifor Dene 
liiicher one iiidian boy named will to have and to hoiild the 
sd Indian boy to the said Christifor Dene his hairs Exsec- 
eters administraters or asignes for ever A: the said thomas 
hawarden doth covenant and grant to ct with the sd Chiis- 
tifer A: his asignes that he the sd thomas is Lawfudy seized 
of the sd Indian l)oy as his owne proper slave and hath 
full power ct Lawfull athoritie to sell <k dispose of the 
same to the sd Christifor A' that he the sd thomas will war- 
ant and defend the sd iudiau boy from any person or 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN IIECOIIDS. 61 

persons Claming or to Clanie the same hy any inaner of way 
or means whatsoever In witnes wlierof F have hereunto 
sett my hand & sele this thertieth day of Jiily anno doi KIS? 

TllO H.WVAKDKX (S) 

Seled and delivered in tlie jiresene of 
aftei' enterlinin^ the words S: his asignes 

AnTHO BllOCKKELY 

Sam'll Winder 

Page 193. 

Hempsted 4th of a^nst 1087 

I nuder writen doe asi^ne over all my lliti;ht title A- 
intrest nnto the within writen bill of sale nnto nathaniell 
Pine his hairs & asij^nes as witnes my hand and scde the sd 
date 

Christiu Dene (S) 
Signed seled and delivered in presence of ns 
John Jackson 
Dan'll Whithed 
A true Coppie extracted by mee 

JosEi'H Pettit Clercke 

Page 194. 

The Estate of Raehill 8[)encer desesed tacken a?id Val- 
ued the 11 of A]irill 1087 b}' Richard osborn and Solomon 
Seman nnder oath By order of the Comitioners att Hemp- 
sted 
Item one bed one old Ilnu; one old blaucit 3 old 

Cortins all att 03. 10. 00. 

one bolster one Coverlid one pillow 

one pillow case all att 01. 10. 00. 

one Iron Cittoll one pare of tongs 

one tire shovel one pare of hand irons 

tow Small brass Cittolls tow Smothin Irons 

one grid iron all at 01. 00. 00. 

tin ware all at 00. 05. 00. 



02 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

puter (5 plaits -1 okl porongers one Cham- 
ber pot 
one becer one small flagiu pot 3 spous all at 01. 07. 00 
one bras melter one bras Caudelsticke one 

salsellor one flagiu all at 00. 14. 00 

one gound att . ." 03. 00. 00 

one Red serge. Coate, one mobere Coat both 

at 02. 00. 00 

tow old gonnds att 00. 08. 00 

tow wescoats one peti Coate one Riding hod 

one par of new ticken bodis all at 00. 14. 00 

tow pair of Stockins one pair of gloves one 

hnd all at 00. 14. 00 

tow bascitts one pair of old liodis a bras 

Scimer all at 00. 08. 00 

one Chist one box tow bottels all at 01. 00. 00 

one looking glas 3 pair of sesers tow Rings 

3 Boocks one Knife all at 02. 02. 00 

linin G aporns 9 Caps 4 whiskes 3 lianca- 
 chars aight pair of Sieves one wascoate one 

coate tow shifts one paire of gloves all at . . 06. 00. 00 

Joseph Pettit Cle 

Page 195. 

^^ illiaui Thickstone Sese Cause to have Entered in the 
towne Records all his Lands and meddoes viz one home 
Loot which he now Liveth on Avhich was Given him hy ye 
towne and allso tifty acors of wood Land Lying betwene 
Shermans hollow and Rockaway old path Laid out by 
Nathaiiiell Persall this fifty acors of Land was laid out to 
William thickstone as his Right of Properriatie and allso 
twenty acors of meddoe Lying att ye nere Rockawa.y 
bounded by a Lott of Joseph AVillianises on ye Est sid and 
l)T a Crick one the west side and allso his Last deWtion of 
meddoe Laid out in ye yeare 1(581 Lying at ye far Rock- 
away att a place Called Cose meddoe bounded on ye Est by 
a Lott Laid out to Edward Raiuer and on ye west by a 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECOllUS. G3 

Cricke and allso one lioinc Tjott wliicli lie luul of williain 
Scadins with tlio devitions l)elongiii<j; to it on ye plains aii<l 
ye devitiona on ye plains bolonj^inj^ to liis owne Lott 
Entered this 20 of OCtober lOS? 

By mee Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 19(). 

To all Cristion People to whorae these presence Shall 
Come or any wise apertaine Greeting Know yee yt whereas 
I Peter Johnson Scol of Hempsted on Lon<i|; Island in quens 
Covinty in ye province of new yorcke with his wife niar- 
greett Doe for onr Selfes oure hairs exseceters administra- 
tors or asignes formly binde moru;ad<2je and rnacke over to 
Mr nicholis Demeire of new yorcke in ye province afore sd 
all onre hole Estate house Lands Goods Chattels whatever 
viz twenty live acors of Land Lying upon a plac(; Called 
Shermans necke which I bouglit of Elias dorland bounded 
on ye west by a Loott Laid out to Pichard Gildersleve 
Juner and fronting upon ye mill Swampe together Avitli all 
my Piglit & title to a Loott Given too mee by tlie towne a 
Lott of fifty acors in all together with ye house orchard 
fencing timber and all apertaining tlier unto as afore sd 
which wee doe formly bind over to ye afore sd nicholis 
Demeire to him his hairs exseceters administrators or 
asignes for and in Consideration of one hundred forty and 
six pound live Shillins Corent mony of ye Government doe 
to ye aforesd nicolis demeire and if ye aforesd one hundred 
forty and six pound five Shillins be not paid to ye aforesd 
nicolis demeire or his order witliin tow years after ye date 
hereof wee ye aforesd Peter Johnson Scol and his wife 
margrit doe owne and acknowledge ye Land afore sd together 
with ye Goods and Chattels as afore sd shall all be to ye 
aforesd nicholis demeire to him his hairs exseceters adminis- 
trators or asignes to have and to hold as his or thair owne 
proper Piglit for ever and in Confermation of ye premisis 
wee both have set to oure hands and fixed our sels this 
tenth of febewary and in ve third yeare of his magesties 



fi4 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Rai.uiif .Teams ye Secoml liy re Grace of Gotl of Ingland 
Scotland frauce and Irland King Defender of ye faith etc 
and in ye yeare of onr Lord Annoy Domini 1687-8 

Signed Seled in presence of us and deliyered 

witnes 

Adom Mott J Peter Johnson Scol (S) 

Joseph Pettit (Mercke Margrit per. ... (S) 

bis 
JoHENEs X Scut 
marcke. 
Mavcli ye 6 1G87-8 

Page 197. 

Know all men by tbese presence to wbome it may Cou- 
serne yt I Jobn beats of bempsted on Long Island in the nortb 
Riding of new yorke Sbere bare and Doe by tbese presence 
fully freely and absobitly bargined Sould and Alinated from 
niee mv bairs exseceters administrators and asignes to mary 
willis of Jerico So Comouly Called for ber ber baires exsec- 
ters administrators or asignes a pese of Land yt was given 
me by tbe towue it Containing tiftene acors or tbere abouts 
it Lying on tbe Est side of Edmon titesses Lot on tbe nortb 
sid of tbe place I ye said John lieates Doe bynd and In- 
gadge my selfe to maintaine and upbold ye sale of ye said 
Laud to ye said mary willis ber baires Exseceters admiuis- 
trators or asignes for Ever for and in Consideration of a 
valuable Sume and full Satisfaction allredy Reseved and to 
ye triie performance of all ye above writen premises I bave set 
to my baud and sele tliis third day of desember In ve veare 
of oure Lord 1(57(5 

Signed Seleil and delivered In presence of us 
Nathaniell Persall bis 

bis John X reats (S) 

John X Williams marcke. 

marcke. 



HEMl'STlOAl) 'J'OWN ]ii:('()i;|tS. 05 

!\ii(»w all nicii 1)V tlicsc prcscuicc that I ]\r;uT AVillis of 
rjusDiii doi' f^ivc and iiiackc ovcm' tliis hill of Salo to iiiv son 
liopc Willis, to liini :\\\(\ liis liciics from nioe and my lunres 
as \vitn<'S my hand and Sele 

Mary Willis (S) 

PticHAiiD Willis (S) 
Mary Willis Juner (S) 
John betes a])eare<l befon^ nioe and aeKnowlodoed tliis 
within writiMi bill of Sah^ to be his act and dcth' 

febt'wa/i \*' !'.• KISiS !> as \viln<'s my hand 

John Skman 

a Coppi Coniiiaved with ye ori<>;enall l)v nieo 

Joseph Pettit Chircke 

Page 198. 

Know all men by those presence that I John williams of 
Fienipsted in the north Riding- of new yorcke Shere doe by 
these present for me my hairs Exseceters administrators or 
asi^nes Allinate bargin Sell and sett over unto John Olnnv 
of the towne and County aforesaid his liairs Exsecetsrs ad- 
ministrators or asignes one Lott of nieddoe Laud Contain- 
ing the nund)er of twelve acors more or les as it was Laid 
out at the first lying and being att a place or necke of med- 
doe Called hungry harbor bounded on the west side or 
south west by a Lott of meddoe of tliomas Ldands desesed 
the above said Chew his liairs or asignes to have and to 
hould for Ever from the above said williams his liairs Ex- 
seceters administrators or asignes and I the above said 
williams do by these presence warrant and waranttize up- 
honld and mainetaine the sale of the meddoe afore sd to be 
Good and LawfuU against any person or persons that shall 
Ltiy any Claiiie title or iutrest there unto it being for a 
valuable Consideration by iiiee in hand all Eedy Reseved to 
the true performance of the premises above writen I doe 
bind my self my hairs Exsecetcrs administrators or asignes 
as witnes mv hand and seale this thirtieth of Aprill Anno 



C}C) IIF.MrSTEAD TOWN' RECORDS. 

dom 1G71 and the twenti forth 3'eare of the Raij^ue oi our 
soveraiue Lord Chai'ls the 2il by ye Grace of God of Great 
hretteuv franee and Iilaiid defeuder of the faith Kiiige 
Etts 

Signed Seled and dehvered in the presence of iis 

Rl( ll\i;i) GlLDERSLEVE 

Dorcas Gildersleve John X Williams (S) 

liis niarcke 

Page 199. 

Know all men hy these })reseuce that I John Chew of 
Heinpsted doe mack over and Signe all my Right and title 
of this within writeu Will of Sale from mee my h.iii's an 
asigne to J<din Tredwell of Hi^anpst'^d to him his hairs or 
asignes to have and to hoidd as liis proper Right for Ever 
as witnes my hand the 9 of May Anno domin KiTl 

In presenc of us his 

John Ashmax John X Cheav 

Adom Mott marcke. 

A true Coppie Recorded by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 
The Eare marcke of Jeams Denton is a Crop on ye of 
Eare and tow niekes or Slites in ye Cro]) and a Slit in ve 
end of ye neare Eare 

The Eare marcke of John tredwew Jimer is a Latch in 
ye fore Side of Each Eare and a half pen}- under ye neare 
Eare 

Recorded ye 4 day of June 1(589 

By mee Joserh Pettit CI 

Page 200. 

John tredwell sees Cause to have Entered in ye Records 
forty fowre acors of Land Laid out to him on ye Est Side 
of ve liie of meddoe yt he ye sd John tredwell Bt)U'>-ht of 
John Ellison att Cose necke bounded on ye west by ye 
fence of ye sd flie and bounded partly on ye South bv ye 



HEMr.STJ<:Al) TOWX IIECOIIDS. (57 

fence of ye sd nocke tmd so Runino; about Est and by north 
to a in.'ivckrd tveo. witli yo Letters f. T. and so Rnnino; b\ a 
Ran<4(' of niarckcid trees about nortli or north and l>y west 
to another marched tree with ye Lett(n-s I. T. and from 
thence about west and by souHi to ye ])alo fence of ye sd 
tlin ye Length of ye sd liand l)ein<4 Seventy |)ols(i and ye 
bred}i;th ther.-of beinji; hfty poh^s this Land bein;^; Laid out 
By Nathaniell Persall 

Entered In ye Records this 20 of March in ye yeare of 
oni' Lord Annoy Domini KISS 

By mee Joseph Pettit Cdarcke 

John Motts Record of seventy five acors of wood land 
Lyinu; l)et\veen ve tow wost nuMhlows l)oun(h'd East by <>;(n'g" 
hnli(s land north and South hy nniri^ked trees and west l)y 
ve second west me(hh> or a highway by ye sd meddo 

Eidered in ye Jlecords by mee 

JosiH'H Pettit Ch- 

Page 201. 

Quens county 

Coit of oyi'r \' terminer & generall goule Deb very 
hehl att Jemeco in sd County on the 4 of Desember Post 
ye B(mk> lODO 

Mr Jeremiah huburd being Directed by ye Cort of Ses- 
sions to ys Bond to Determine ye Defect of his SaHery 
due to him from ye towne of Hempsted 

()r(h'ed tliatsd towne do perform, theire covenat at seventy 
pounds Pr aiuim and other advautagees therein Contained 
and that the tliree comitioners of sd towne do tacke (bie 
Care yt his arears & Remaineiug Sallary by (bily paide and 
satisfied 



Ent'd 



Coppied liy me 



AliJJAHAM GoVERNUKE 

Cr oyer ct terme 
Joseph Pettit Chircke 



(18 lll'.Ml'STEAD TOWN KECORPS. 

wlieroas John niott liatli :i Pcrsell of hollow grmiud lying 
w.'stu.ir.l ill a \ lie Called iiots hollow Avliicli Paisell of hollow 
•rroiiud was i>ivc>ii to adaiii iiiott ill ciuaiititv of acors as Shall 
lir found wliicli s(l land _\c sd .lohn Mott hath Caused to l)e 
jLiitt'iccl in ye towiic Uccords 

Entered in ye Records By niee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

PaCxE 208. 

Know all men by these presence wlioine it may any Avay 
Conscrne that 1 williani yeats of iHeshin in the north Rid- 
in;i;- of new yoikc Sliere Doe alinate and Sell from mee my 
hairs exseceters administrators and asignes unto John 
tredwell of Hempsted in ye Same Riding aforesd all my 
Plight and title to any Land within ye Limits of Hempsted 
aforesd as hollow npon ye plains meddow at ye necke at 
South Comonly Caled ye greate necke with all Cominage 
and priviledges that are or Shall any way l)elong niito ye 
sd Right and title above spesified as any Land that apears 
by Record dne or belonging to it or that Shall aii}' way by 
any Previledg accrew unto it exsepting those parsell ; of 
Land that bills of Sale are alredy made for and in particn- 
ular with all exsepting a Lott of meddow Land att nere 
Rockaway M'hich is alredy Soiild though noe bill of Sale 
bee granted for it the sd Land and previledg afore sd ex- 
se})tiiig that which is exsepted ye sd wiliiam as afore sd 
doe fully and absolutly Sell as afore sd to ye sd John tred- 
well his hairs exseceters administrators and asignes to have 
and to hould tow him and his forever for and in Considera- 
tion of a valuable Suine and full Satisfaction Reseved by 
mee ye sd wiliiam yeates before ye Signing hereof ingadge- 
ing my Selfe to uphould ye sd premises and Sale ferme and 
atheiitick(^ to ye sd John tredwell his hairs and asignes as 
afore sd in Confermation of ye premises I do hereunto sett 
my hand and sele this fifth of may in ye yeare of our Lord 



HEMrSTKAl) I'OW.N JiKCOltlW. 69 

1(570 ;ui(1 of our (Iratious Sovtiraigiio Kin^ Cliails tlic 'It] of 
(Ireat hriio i fiaiux' and Frlaiid the tow and twciititsth yeare 

Signed Hidcul and delivored 

In })resenr,(^ of us WllJ.lAM YKA'l'KS fS) 

Jonah F(;ii])Mam 

JoTTX SKi;T\(i 

A tine C()[)[)ie Keccorded by iiiee 

JoKEi'ii Pettit (Jicr 

Page 204. 

Know all men by tli(;sc presence yt I Edward S|)ragg of 
Henj[)ste(l on Long Island in quens Conntv in ye province of 
iiewyorckcSliere have sold unto beniaineuSenieuof yctowue 
and County afore sd a Sar aine tracte of wood Lsind Lying 
on ye north side of ye ])lains on ye Estermost i)art of a 
place Called westbery bounded on ye Estern part or side by 
ye brushi plainses and on ye western sd by marcked trees 
nere aJoining to ye land of harmen hendricks ye Land 
afoie sd being in cpiantity thirty act)rs more or Les as it 
was Laid out I ye afore sd Edward Spragge do owne to 
havv) 8onld ye Land afore sd together with all ye timber 
and groLh thereof and (h) by these presence fully freely 
and absolutly bargin Sell and niacke over ye same and have 
Alinated itt from me my hairs exseceters administrators or 
asignes unto ye afore sd benianien Senian to him his haires 
exseceters administrators or asignes to have and to hould as 
his or tlieiro owne proper Right for Ever Avhidi Sale I ye 
Said Edward Spragge do ingedge to uphold good and Law - 
full free from all Sales Letts morgadges or incomberance 
what Ever for and in Consideration of a valaal)le Sume as 
full Satisfaction allredy lleseved before ye Signing hereof 
and to ye true performance and ('onfermation I have here 
unto set to mv hand and fixed niv Sole ve tenth of march in 



70 HKMrSTEAD TOWN rF.rORDS. 

ye yeare of ourc Lord one tliousautl six hundred aiglity and 
seven 

Sijj;ned Seled and delivered in presence of ns 

her 
MAKtatiT X Pettit his 

niarcke Edwakd X Spragg (S) 

JosErH Pettit Char eke nuireke 

A tnie Coppie Recorded l)v niee 

Joseph Pettit C'lercke 
May ye 20 1681) 

 Page 205. 

know all men by these Presents hcjme this may C'onseiiie 
that I Al)raham Smith of Hempsted on Lon<^ Hand in tlie 
North Iiiduig of Xew Yorck she.ire have and d\\o by tliese 
Presents bargen sell and AJinate from me my Eaires an 
asigues to John tredwell of the seame Please to him his 
Eaires and asignes a lott of Me(h>w that Avas laid out tn the 
said Abraham Smiths Mother it lys at a Please Comonly 
Called Xere Kockaway in the bounds of Hempsted and it 
Containing six akors more or les as it was laid out it is 
b(mnded on the Est sid l)y a lott of Samiiell dentons there 
being a littell swamp at the front of the said lot which is 
the bounds on the Est sid and on the west sid it is bounded 
by a small Avalnut tree that stands on the Point Marked 
Avith A. S. which tree is the bounds betAven th;;t lot and a 
lot of John Pines and so it Puns in length as the other lots 
there doth I the sd Abraham Smith dAvo ttwne to have soidd 
the afore mentioned lot of MedoAv from me my Eaires Ex- 
eutors administrators an assignes to the afore said John 
tredAvell to him his Eaires Excutors adndnistratofs or 
assigues to liaAe and to hould for Ever and I (Iavo Iniid my 
self my Eaires an assigns to maintain and u[)hoidd the scale 
of the afore mentioned lot of Medow for Ever fiom a:iy that 
shall lay any Cleame there unto : for and in Consideration 



HEMPS rKAI) J'OWN KECORDS. 71 

of ;i Viihuil)l(^ suiiid and full sytisfuctioii allicdy \)y ine Re- 
hcvcd and in Conferiuation of tlio Promcsis I have set to 
niv hand and sole this tiist (hiy of May in the yeare of our 
Lord 1()8'2 

8i«^ned Seled and (hdivei'ed in Presents of us 

Nathanikll Peai;hall Alsjcauam Smith (S) 

John Hmith 

This is a trow Copy 

Nathaniell Peausall Clercke 

Page 20(). 

At a townd Mcttiuii; Hehl in Heinpsted the 23 day of 
June in the yeare KiHl Thomas Rushniore was mead Chois 
of by the MaTer Vot of the townd to Present a Pitision to 
the Next (lovernor that shall alvive at New Yourck that is 
Comishene I to be Governor over yourckshere in america 

At the foregoing townd Metting Richard Gilldersleve 
8ener was Chosen by the MaJer Vott of the townd to be 
townd Clarck 

know all men by these Presents that I Henery Linington 
of Hemi)sted in the North Riding of Yourcksheare on Long 
Hand have absolutly bargened sould and mead Over to 
William Smith of Fosters Medow in the bounds of Hemp- 
stnil a-nd in the North Riding of Yourcksheare a lotment of 
Medow as it was laid cnit to me More or les lying in huii^^ 
gry harbar betwext Mr John semansis and Robert Marvin 
I say I the said Henery Linington have for me my Eairs 
Excutors administrators or assignes fully and absolutly 
bargened sould and nieade OVer the above said Medow 
unto the said William Smith to him his Eairs Excutors or 
assignes to have and to hould for Ever and I the said Hen- 
ery Linington dwo warrant this my scale good in law free 
from any former gifts scales or Morgeagis or any Just 
Cleanie by any Pearson or Pearsons whatso Ever and to 



7-2 HKMrsTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

tlir trt'w Pciiormaiifi- of Every of the Piemesis I have set 
to my haiiil aii.l sclc this -JO (hiy of Juiil; 1()8*2 

Wittuis 
Thomas X Smith Heneuy Linington (S) 

his maick 
John waskeate 



This is a trow Copy 



Nathaniell Peaksall C'larck 



Page -20 i. 

Know all men by these pieasants That I Adorn Moott 
inner oil" Hempsted on Long Island in the North rideiiig 
"of new Yorksheere have Sold nnto After Allljurtas of Mas- 
pege Cills in the bounds of Middle borow in the West ridd- 
ing of New York Sheere ffifty Ackors of Laud in Ay pleace 
AVithin The bounds of Hempsted According to The order 
of The ToAvne 1 save That I the A liove said Achhim Moott 
have Sold aiul doe by These presants ffully HVeely and Ab- 
solute! v liargaine Sell Allinete it'rom Mee Mv Avers Execu- 
ters Administreators or Asings unto the Above sd After 
Alll)urtis him his Ayres Executars Administreators and 
Asings the A bove fhfty Ackers of Land as Al)ove s|>etitied 
to have and to hold as his one proper right for Ever for 
and hi ConsiderAtion of ftuU Sattisfaetion by Mee tlie sd 
Addam Moott allredy receved and doe hereby uphold The 
lu'imises to bee Lawfull Athentick and gtxxl liree liVom All 
Morgesis Sells and inComberanees What so ever or from 
Any parson or parsons that shall here after lay Auy Just 
Cleame there unto and unto the True performauc of the 
premisis I have Sett To My hand and Selh; this first day of 
Hebewery 1682-o And in thirty third yere of his Ma\gistyes 
Eaigne Charlls the Second by the grace of god King of 
greate In-ittin france and Ireland Defender of the liaith 



HEMrSTKAIi I'OWN liKCOKDS. 7?) 

Signed Sclcd ;tii(l delivered in presaiits of lis 
AVittness 

AdDA.M ^fooT'l' sell (S) 
iilCllAJiD (ijLLDEJiSJ.KKVK Claik 

John Smith 

This is A tni ^'oppy Tukeii oute of ye ()i'i<r(^iiall li\ Mee 

Josi SiAi; Clarck 

Entered in the records this 23 of Jenewerj 1()84-/) 

Page 208. 

Bee itt knowne unto all men hy these presjints that 1 
William Smith of fosters Meddow in the l)ounds of hemp- 
sled in the north ridint:; of Yorkslnn^re njion Long Island 
farmer have Sold unto Hennery Mayle of Mas.teth kills in 
the bounds of new towue A fifty Acer Loott of Land liiiij^ 
and beeiuu; ia the hounds of hemjisted neare Adjoyneinj^- 
unto fosters river as it was Layed oute to Joseph pettet 
hounded by the north Avitli A Lott of Thomas fosters a al 
one the South and east bv the Cominans, and one the West 
by the liieway that Leadeth to the South Meddowes I say 
that I the A bove sd William Smith have sold and Doe Ijy 
these ])resa.jts bar,:aine Alinete sell and Make over All my 
right title aud intrust of the a bove said tiffc}- Acai s of Land, 
from Mee my Eayres Executors or aibninistreators unto tlie 
Above said Henry Mayle his Ayres Execntars Adminis- 
treators or asings to have and to hold for Ever free from 
any former Selle gift grant Mordgaige or Any other Inconi- 
beranc whatever a:id do ingeaydg to Make this my Sole 
g(M)d in Law Against Anv Just Cleanie of Anv iiarson or 
parsons What so ever haveing Receved A valluable Consid- 
eration for the Same in Wittnes where of I have set to mv 



74 HEMPSTKAI) roWN RECORDS. 

hand and fixed mv Selle this 2o of Jnuv in the yeare of our 
Lord 1(;.S8 

Signed Seled and delivered 

his 
Aftei: X Allburtas AVilliam .Smith (S) 

mark X his Mark 

Thomas Okely 

recorded this 23 of jeuewe 1684 By Mee 

JosiAS Starr 

Chirk 

Thes presaut Witufseth that I Henry Mayie of Mush- 
pet h kills doe hereby Sell and Make over All my Eight title 
A: iutrenst of This inwrittiiig bill of Seale imto AVilliam 
Grittin of H'osters Meddc^w I say I the sd Henery Mayle 
doe herebv Sell Alinete A; estransc from mee my Avers Ex- 
editors administreatois or asiugs This said bill of Sealle to 
the A bove sd AVilliam Gritten his Ayres Executers oi 
Asiugs in wittnes heerof I have Sett to ^ly hand This 30th 
June 1(58 i 

AVitneses 

Abraham frost 

SusAXAH X ffrost Henry Mayle 



her mark 

By Mee 



Josias Starr Clark 



Page 200. 
Know all men by thes presants that I Thomas Elis«)n of 
hempsted in the north ridging of new yorksheer have sold 
nnto AA'illiam Smith of fosters Meddow in the bounds and 
Limmits of the Towne and County above sd A sartrdue loot 
of Medow lying in A pleace kuowne by the name of hungri 
Jiarbowr, I say I have sokle the A bovo sd Lott of meddow 
from mee mv Eyears Executers Administreators or Assiutis 
unto the above sd AA'illiam Smith his EajTes Administrea- 
tors or Asiiigs the sd loot of meddow beeing bounded on 
the west by A Loott of Addam Aloott Sener and on the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN 11EC()UD«. 75 

nortli l)y A liy wny and on the East hy A loott that was 
laid onte to John Smith. 11. J. and on the South by a h)ott 
that was hiyde onto to tht; Wi(hh)w Carh; I say I the Above 
sd Thomas Elison have Sohl and doe by these ])resants 
tnlly freely and absolutly bargaine Alinete and Sell tlu; 
Above sd lot of meddow itt being in quantity of ackers t(^w 
and A halfe more or les as it was layde oute at the tirst 
Unto the A bove sd William Smith from me my Eayres Ex- 
ecutars Administreators or Asings unto the Above sd 
AYilliam Smith his Eayers Executors Administreators or 
Asings to have and to hold as his one proper right for ever 
and doe heere by Uphold and mainetaine this my Sele to 
bee lawfull athentick and good free from all Morgeges Sides 
or incomberances what sum ever shall or may any way here 
after arise and to tlie tru preformante of the ])rimises I 
have here Unto Sett to my hand and fixed my Seale this ''I'A 
of Jenewerv 1G82-3 and in the thirty third Yeare of his 
maygestyes rayne Charls ye second by the Greace of god 
King of gnsat brittan france and Ireland Defender of the 
tfaith King 

Singened Seled and delivered in presauts of us 

Witt n esses 
John Smith Thomas Elisox (S) 

KiCHAllD GiLDEllSLEEVE Clark 

Know all men by these presants That I William Smith 
of fosters meddow in the bounds of hempsti'd doe asinge 
all my right title and intrust of this \Vithin written hill of 
Seale Unto Barnuet Egborson of the st'iiie })l;ice as full and 
Amply as I my self receved it as AVitines my hand this lO 
of Apreell 1(583 

Singned and Delivered in presants of 

his 

Thomas Okelie William X Smith 

KicHAKD Denton Mark. 

recorded this 2U of Jeuewery KJSl-;") by uje 

Jos Stai;k Clark 



<('• HEMPSTEAD I'OWN KECOKDS. 



Page 210. 



Know all men by these presants wliome this May Cou- 
serne that I Elias Dorland of Hempstecl upon Long Ishind 
in quenes County have And do by These presants bargain 
sell and Alinete from mee my Eayers Executors Adminis- 
tieators or Asings Unto Cornelos barns of flat bush Upon 
Lontr Island in Kins^rs County to him his Eavres Executors 
Administreators or Asings one hundred Ackers of Wood 
Land Liiug and beeing Situated neare A pleace Commonly 
Called fosters Meddow Aboute three quaters of A Mile 
Eastward from the Said Meddow itt begins at the East side 
of a small Vail}" and so Runs Southest from theuce Aight 
score rods and it is in bredth one hundred rods it beeiug 
bounded All round by Marked Trees, I the said Elias dor- 
land dow one to have Sold the A fore Mentioned Lott of 
Land With all privilitlges there unto belonging from mee 
my eairs Executors administreators or Asings Unto the sd 
Cornelos barns to him his eayrs Exsecutors Administreators 
or Asings peasably to enjoy for Ever Warranting This my 
Seale to bee Good in Law free from All former Gifts Sels 
or Morgisis for an in Consideration of A Yalluable Sum 
and full Sattisfaction by Mee AW rrdy receved in Confir- 
matiim hereof I have Set to my hand and Sele this Sixt of 
fel)e\very in the year of our Lord 1584-5 

The interliue was at tirst "This Land is in ye l)ounds of 
hcmpsted". 

Singed Seled and delivered iii |)r(_'saiits of us 

NATHANIEIiL PeKCALL ElIAS DoELAXDT (S) 

JosiirH X Langdon 
his Mark 

A trew Coppie comparred With ye original! liy mee 
This : (i : of febewery 1684-5 

JosiAS Staku Clark 

Page 211. 

Know all men by These presants whome itt May Con- 
sarue That I William AUburtis of Maspeth Kills in the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN TtEcoRDS. ( I 

Itouiids of Mi(l<ll<! borow in Qiiens County within the Tore- 
toiycs of his Royall Highnes tho Duke oit' Yorck, do*' hy 
these presants bargaine Sell and Alineate from Mcc My 
Eayrs Executors Administreators and Asiu;nes ITnto Barnet 
EglxTson off ffosters Meddow within the bounds of IbMiip- 
sted and County att'oie said To Him his Eayres Executors 
Administre.itors and A Sings A tiifty Acker Lott of Land 
Liiuir Att ff'osters Meddow, bounded on the 7iorth with 
H(Minery Johnsons Land and on the South with After AH- 
l)urtis Land and the bredth of the : sd : Loott is at ff'ront 
Thirty rods and att reere Sixty nine rods Wide : I tlie : sd: 
William Allbertis Doe by Thes presants one to have Sold 
this a bove Spetitied Lott of Land With the Orchard how- 
sen and ffencen that is on or in the A bove spetitied Tjoott 
of Land With All rights profits privilidges or Conitnonidges 
tli;it is belonging Unto the : sd : Land ffrom niee my eayres 
executors administreators or Assings Unto the :sl: Barn<>t 
Euborson unto him his Eayres Executors Adini lisfcre itors 
or Asings To him or them To have and to hold ffor Ever 
and Doe by thes presants Mainetaine This my Seale to bee 
good and lawfuU fiee from An}' Just Clame or Glauies of Any 
parson or parsons that shall Lay any there unto free from 
all other Seles Gifts Grants or Mordigedges that is or hath 
bin by mee allred}' Commited and in confirmation Unto the 
])riniises Above Mentioned I doe freely Sett To My hand 
and Seale this :3d of febewery l()84-5 

Singed Sealled and delivered in presants of us 

John Danman William liuirns (S) 

Nicholas Balme 

recorded this IS of March 1084-5 by mee 

JosiAS Starr Clarck 

PaCxE 212. 

This deede of geift Ma(l(> by mee robart Bedle Sener off 
Hempsted on Long island in the north riding off new York- 
sheere have upon good consideration nioveing mee there unto 



78 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

have Given unto 1113' Son Robart Bedle my now dwelling bouse 
witb tlu'boiiie Loot and orchard and all housing' barns or barns 
hovells or what ever else is oi- shall be npon the :sd: Loot 
I say I the above :sd: Robart be, lie Sener have Given and 
do ti'uUy tireely and absohitely Give fi'rom mee my Eaires 
exeeuters Adniinistieators or assijigs Unto my son Robart 
bedle afore :sd: to him his Eayi-es Executors Administrea- 
tors or asings To have and to hi)ld as his one proper right 
lilor ever 

This A hove written deed of Gift is given upon thes Con- 
sideration that My Son Robert Bedle is tt'ully to enioy this 
deed of geeft atfter my deses and my Wiffe is to have Lil)- 
erty in tlie :sd: lious to dwell in and to make Use of the 
tiVute t)lf the Orchard ffor her one l^see dureing her Life- 
time and to the True performantce oft' tlie ])rimises I have 
Set to my liand the ffirst of September 1(581 

RlCHAliD GiLLDERSLEEVE 

Peeter Johnson School his 

RoBART X Williams Robart X Bedle 

his Mark ' Mark 

This is A true Copie Compaired with :ye: Oiidgenall l)y 
Mee 

JosiAS Starr Clarck 

Page 218. 

Unto whome this maye Consarne know yee That where 
as my Granfather Thomas Champine who beeing now De- 
seeecd did in his Last will and testement ffreely give and 
bequeath imto me his grandchild Peeter Totten off Hemj)- 
sted in (Queues County in America as ffolowetli viz A pai-- 
cell of Meddow Called :ve: Island and Atteeld Adioynein-jf 
to John Carmans and twenty ffive Ackers of Land Avhich 
was to l)ee layd oute I :ye: sd: peter totten have scene 
Cause to Macke Choyce of A peece of Land Ling on the 
East Side of :ye: East meddow so called A boute to miles 
east of the towue off hempsted the bound is as followeth it 



TIEMPSTEAD TOWN REroilDS. 7'.> 

fiVuiitin^" !ijf;iiiist A liollow that is know hy the iiniiic of Eil- 
wjirds llayners hollow luiiniujj; ttVoiu tlicncc Soutlmrd 1)\ 
tlio swamp oiicly a, liy way Left beetweiie, it, I'liiis in Iciij^ili 
a :1()0: rods and t'l'oni the lii^li way estvvavd in hicdtli it is 
iSO: rods as it was Lay(Ml oute by Natlianidl l'ci\-( nil and 
now I the :sd: peeter tott(Mi (h> see (-aiise to lia\e this en- 
tered in the records : recoided this :S: of A])i'eall lOSf) 

JosiAS Htaj;i; Clark 

Page 214. 

KiioAv all men by Thes presaiits that I Thomas Hi<j!;am off 
Herupsted in (pieiies County within the Ten-toryes of his 
royall Hignes the (lake of York in Ameri(^a tayh-r chx' l)y 
thes presants Sell alliniit and macke over fi-oin niee my 
Eayres Executors Administreators or Assin^es Unto Jiobarl 
Bedle off the towne <t County A liore :sd: To him his 
Eayres executors Administreators or Asin_u;s my now dwell- 
ing lious and home loott with all the fenceing and orchard 
that is there on itt being in (juantite Three Ackers more or 
Les as itt was Lajed out to mee joyning to Danniell Bedle 
ffifty Acker Loott Liing East of that and so runing to 
A highway that is att The end of the Loott that the sd 
danniell bedle bought of William Jecockes and on the 
north is bounded by A highway that runs at the end of the 
: sd : danniell Bedles Loott that his now dwelling hoiis stands 
on now I the above : sd : Thomas Higam do one to have 
sold this A bove spetetitied Lot of Land with all rights 
titles profits and privilidges That is or Ever shall beehmg- 
ing There unto Ifrom mee my eayres executors admiuistrea- 
tor or Asings Unto the Above :sd: liobart betUe to him his 
eayrs executors Administreators or Asings li'or him or them 
to have and Hold tt'or ever and I the Above :sd: Thomas 
Higam do mayntayne this my Seale to bee good and Law- 
ful ti'ree ffrom Any Just Clame or Chimes that shall forom 
Any pars()2i or parsons bee Layed there unto fi'ree from All 
flornun' (lifts Grants sels (U" Mordgises that Initli bin by mee 



80 HEMPSTEAD ToAVN RECOEDS. 

;i 1 1 inly Comniiterl ouely I the : sd : Thomas am to hare tbe 
:sil: hons mikI TjjihiI the middle of Xovember nex in siiint^ 
the Deate heeieof and now to the pnmises Above mentioned 
T (\n\v now sett to mv hand and Soale This :14: of A]irell 
KiS;") 

Singed Seled and delivered beef ore ns 

JosiAS Htarr Clark Thomas Higam (S) 

EpHERIEM X VOLLINTINE ELIZABETH X HiGAM (S) 

his mark her mark 

This is A trn Goppie Compaired with the origenall 

by niee JosiAS Starr Clark 

Page 215. 

Know all men by these presants nnto whome this maye 
Consarne That I John Johnson off Hempsted in queues 
County in America Ifor A Consideration of A vallnable sum 
of monuey do by thes presants one to have liargaind Sold 
Allineated and mead over ifrom mee my eaires Executors 
Admiuistreators or assinirs Unto AVilliam Lee of : ve : Towne . 
and County A ffore : sd : To him his Eayres Executors Ad- 
rainistreators or assinges Unto William Lee of :ye: Towne 
and County A ffore :sd : To him his Eayrs Executors Ad- 
ministrators or assinges A sartaine peece of wo<jdland Sit- 
uate and Lying in :ye: north woods lying northward of 
herick itt beeing in quantity twenty toe Ackers more or Les 
as itt is allredy Layd oute bounded on : ye : South with A 
Lott of Thomas Southard and on :ye: north by A Loott of 
Carles now I the Above :sd: John Johnson doe one to have 
sold this a bove sretetied loott of Land tfrom mee my 
Eayres and Assings : Unto :ye: Above :sd: William Lee 
to him his Eayres and Assinges for him or them to liave 
and to Hold ffor ever as there one proper right and doe by 
these presants mainetaine This my Seale to l)ee good Law- 
full free from any Just Clame or Clames of aney parson or 
parsons : yt : Shall lay Aney there unto free ffrom All former 
Gifts (xrants Seales or Mordgesis that hath bin all red\ 
by mee Commited, and now to the primises Above 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECOHDS, 81 

uuMitioiicd I doe Set to my liniid Scale tliis thirty d;iy of 
A]»vell ill :ye: yejire of oiire Tjord l(»sr) 

Siiiu,(Ml Selcd niid dt^livei'ed in ye prcisaiits of us 

JosiAs S'j'AiM! Clark, .ToTfN .Ioiinson (S) 

JaMI:S 15 KATE 

This is A true (*op])(^y (\)iii])aired witli ye oridtfoiiall liy 

1I1(H5 

JosiAS Stakh Clark 
Page 21G. " 

KiMiw all men liv these presants that I Joseph Pettit off 
Hein])st(!d on Long Island in cpienes County have Sohl 
unto John foster the Sun of Thomas tfbster desesed in the 
To \ lie Jeinaeo and County Al)ov(! :s(l: Twenty five Ackers 
of Land lying att fosters niedow on :ye: east side of :ye: 
l)roo('k fronting to The hy waye and on :ye: north alothee- 
longing to William Gritniau and tow liollowes lying on the 
north Sid(^ of ye })ath going to Jernaeo nearc^ the wood 
edge I the Above :sd: Jostiph Pettit have Sold the Land 
Above :sd: and nieade over from mee my eaires Executors 
Administreators or Asinges to :ye: A bove :sd: John foster 
To him his Eaires Executors Administreators or Asings 
With such privilidg as bee longeth there to for an in con- 
sideration of full sattisfaction Allredy receved and do u])- 
liold and manetaine my seale to l)ee good and lawfull where 
unto I have Set my hand and fixed ray Seale June ye fifth 
one Towsand Six hundred aighty and five 

Singed Seled and delivered in ])resants of us 

Thomas ffoster Joseph Pettit (S) 

Peetei! Totten 
X his mark 

This is a tru Coppey compaired with :ye: origenall by 

mee 

JosiAS StaPvR Clark 

Page 217. 

Know all men by thes presants that I Edward S])rage of 

Hempsted on Long Island in ye north rideing of new 



82 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

vorksheere have Sold unto Joseph Tliiiston of Jemaco of 
:je: seme ridgeing twenty five Akers of laud 1} ing on the 
north Side of the path going to fosters uieddow and to at-k- 
ers and half of niedow Lying att hungry harhour heetweue 
-Addani Moott and henner}' Lininton I say I one to have 
Sould andallianeted the Land and meddow above :sd: from 
mee my Eaires Executors Adniinistreators and Asinges to ye 
Above :sd: Thustohe which is and must remaine for the use 
of Thomas fibsters chilldren Thomas and John ttoster to 
tlieni Tere Eaires Executors adniinistreators and asinges 
to have and to hold for Ever the meddow tow ackers and 
halfe more or les as itt was laide oute to me with the privi- 
Jiflg which belongeth to the meddow and the Land I have 
Sold as witnes my hand maye ye twenty first in the yeare 
of oure Lord one thousand Six hundred and aighty one in 
truth heere of I sett my hand and tixted my Seale 

Singed Seled and delivered in presauts of us 
Joseph Pettit 
William Smith his 

his X mark Edward X Sprage (S) 

marke. 

Bee it knowne that I Thomas ffoster within ritin doe 
Asinge my parte and all my Sheere of this within m ritten 
bill to my brother John foster within written from mee my 
Eaires Executors Adniinistreators or asings To him my 
brother John foster his Eaires Executors Adniinistreators 
or Asinges to have and to hold for ever as his one proper 
right where unto I Set my hand June the :(') : one Tliousaiid 
Six hundred aight}- tfive 

Wittnes 

Joseph Pettit Thomas fos'I'er 

his 

Peeter X Totten 

Mark 

This Compaired with ye Oridgonall b}^ mee 

Josias Starr Clark 



nnMPSTEAl) TOWN KECOIIDS. 8:-» 

PaCxE 218. 

Know nil moil wlionio this may consarne that we Mr 
liichaid (Tilldcrsloeve ;iiid Loftenant addam Moott both of 
tho towiK^ of Hompstcd in tho north richnn*;- of new York- 
sh(H>r(! liMVO exclianf;ed a par^^oll of nunhlow the :sd:Mr 
tfilldersleeve havein^i; a ])iirsell of moddow Liiiio- at a neck 
Commonly C;illed the <;reat<> neck which Loot of Mtuldow 
together with A Loott of medow which was Laid onte to 
llicha-rd Cxilhhirsleeve the Loott of Mr Gilldersleeve bein^ 
in ([uantity of Ackers twenty and A half as it was layed 
oute to att the first more or les and the Loott of lUchard 
(lilldc^rsleeves tow Ackers and half(^ more or les as itt was 
Ijaid onte at tirst the Above :sd: both Adjoyneing together 
boimded on the easterly side by a loott off Thomas Elisons 
and on : ye : westerly side with A loott oif Edward liaincer 
wec! the Above : sd : Richard Gilldersleeve sener Richard 
Gilldersleeve jnner dow fnlly and freely and Al)solutely seatt 
over cure rights of the Above :sd: Lootts from us oure 
aires Executors Adniinistreatcn-s or asings unto the Above 
: sd : Addam Moott his Eaires Executors Administreators or 
Asings and doe uphold the Above isd: Lotts free from Any 
that shall heere after lay any Cleame there unto or dow att 
presant lay any there unto by any act or acts of ours : and 
I the a l)ove : sd : Leftenaat Addam Moot sener haveing A 
sartaine parsall or parsalls of Meddow Liing at a neck 
Commonly Called mericock or merock an Loott liing on the 
west side of merock beeing the first Loott on that neck 
bounded on the esterly side and reere by A Loot of Mr 
Gilldersleeves : beeing twenty Ackers in quantity more or 
leH as itt was Laide oute att first and an other loott which 
was Laide oute to John Cornish at the first fronting upon 
A Loot of Mr. Gilldersleeves reereing on A loott of Gorg 
Hulits and bounded on the east by A loot of Thomas 
Hickes and on the w(^st by A loott of Mr. Gilldersleeves I 
say I the a bove :sd : Addam Moott sener for an Considera- 
tion (jf an exchang above spetified from inee my eaires 



84 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ExeciTtors Admiuistveators or Asinges unto liiin the : sd : 
Richard Gilldersleeve his eair<'s Executors Admiuistreators 
or Asings to liave and to hold as his one proper right for 
ever and doAv ni)h()ld tlie above : sd : Lootts of mechlow from 
any other dow or shall Lav any Clame there unto by any 
act or acts of mine And to the trew performances of the 

Page 219. 
preimises we the above :sd: Mr Richard (lilldersleeve and 
left : Addani Moott have set to oure hands this 18th: of 
July 1670 

Wittneses Richard Gilldersleeve 

his mark Addam Moott 

Jeremiah X Wood 
Peeter Johnson Sckol 
This compared with :ye : origenall by mee 

Josias Starr Clark 

Mr Jeremiah Hubarts hundred acres of land giveing and 
granted by the Towne off Hempsted : was Laid oute l)y 
Richard Gilldersleeve sener the Length of it is tow hun- 
dred rods the l)redth eaighty rods it lieth in Length north 
and South and in bredtli east and west on the east side of 
the path or rode and Land of AVilliam Jecocks haveing ou 
ech Corner A ffaire marcked Tree with I:H: Cut oh them 
rye: first on :ye: north corner next Jecockes and the hy 
way a fore :sd: and :yt: runs sothard A long by the :sd: 
way 200: rods this beeing the wesside and the brcdth :80: 
rods as A bove :sd: entered into records by mee 

JosiAS Starr Clark 

Page 220. 

Know all men by these presants that I Richard Stites of 
AVistbery in the boirnds of Hempsted upon Long island in 
Queues County have and doe by these presants bargaiiie 
sell and Allinieate from mee my Eaires Executors Admiu- 
istreators or assiues unto William Lee off hempsted in the 
County afore : sd : to him his eayres Executors Administrea- 
tors or Assinges the right of fore Oxpaster geates in the 



HEMI'STI'^AI) 'I'OWX ItKCOHDS. (S5 

tijist ()x|);ist(U' liiiiii; oji tli(! Oiist or north (iust oil tliL^ Tcjwjh; 
of HenipstiMJ I tli(; a li'oro : sd : Uicliaid Stits (low one to 
liavo sold the A Hiovv, : sd : <i;oates with all privilid<4' there 
unto belon^in<r ffroiii mee my eaires Executors Adniiiiis- 
treators and Assiiigs to the afore : sd : William liBe to him 
his Eayres Executors Adininistreators or Assinjj;s to have 
and to hold forever Waranting this my seale good in Law 
free from all former gifts seles or Mordgesis in Confirma- 
tion heere of I have Sett to my hand sele this Third day 
of Aprell in the yeare lGtS5 

Sined Seled and delivered in ye presants of us 

Nathaniell Peahsall his 

Geoug Peahsall Eichakd X Stits (S) 

mark 

This C^ompaired with the oridgenall by mee 

JosLVs Stahu Clark 

Page 221. 

Know all men by Mies presants that I llichard Gillder- 
sleeve Juner of hempsted on Long Island in queues County 
have sold unto Thomas Higham of the towne and County a 
bovc! : sd : three ackers of u[)land the : sd : three ackers of 
laud be a part of a lialfe hundred ackers lot Avhich I the 
a bove : sd : llichard took Liing beetwene John Johnsons 
and peeter Johnsons Scooll and the : sd : three ackers of 
land which I the : sd : llichard have sold unto the a bove 
: sd : Thomas Higham Joynes unto the Loott of peeter John- 
sons I say that I the a bove : sd : Eichard Gilldersleeve 
have fallly freely and absolutely bargained sold Allineated 
the : sd : three ackers of Laud from mee my Eyres Execu- 
tors administreators or asienes unto the A bove sd Thomas 
Higham his Eyres Executors administreators or asignes to 
have and to hold as his one preper right ffor ever ffree from 
all in -omberances what sum ever for an in consideration of 
a valliable sum ])y mee all redy reeeved and do hereby up- 
hold the primises to bee lawfull AThentick and free from 



80 HE^rrsTEAi) rowx records. 

any parson or parsons what so ever that shall auy Just 
('lame ther<Miiit() and unto Thee tru })erfoimauce of the 
])riniises a bove mentioned I Inive here unto set to my hand 
and ttixted my seale this ffirst of Agnst 1(585 

SintM seled and delivered in the preesants of ns 

ElCHAED GiLLDEllSLEEVE (S) 

her 

ExsrERIENCE X GiLLDERSLEEVE (8) 

mark. 
Rk'Hard GiLLDERSLEEVE sener 
Thomas Gilldersleeve 

This bill of seale oned and Atested beefore niee 

John Semax 
This Compaired with the oridgenall by mee 

Josl\s Starr CLuk 

Page 222. 

Unto all Christian peaple nnto Avhonie these presants niav 
Come greeting know yee that I Thomas Irelaud off Hemp- 
sted in Qnenes County in America dow by these presauts 
ffully tfreely and absolutely grant give and beequeath unto 
my brotherr in Law Charles Abrahams off the Tow ne and 
County above : sd : ffore Ackers off' wood Laud Situate 
and Liing Abought ffifty or Sixty rods Sothard o& the : sd : 
Thomas Ireland now dwelling hous ff'ronting to the hywaye 
that runs by the swampt side now I the above : sd : Thomas 
Ireland do one to have given this A bove spetitied ffbre 
ackers off" Land Avith All pertinances and privilidges that 
now is or ever heere After Shall bee beelonging there nut > 
ffrom mee my eaires Executors Administreators oi assinges 
Unto the a bove : sd ; Charles Abrahames to him his Eayres 
Executors Administreators or asinges ffbr him or them to 
have and to Hold as his one proper right for ever boot if 
att Any time the sd Charles Abrahams is ini.ided Sell the 
Above sjjetitied Land then the : sd : Thomas Ireland is to 
efhave ye Ifirst ruseall off itt and now to the primises A 



IIEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 87 

hove iiKUitioiicil 1 (low I'tVeely Set to my li.uid this 2(j oti' 
June in tlie yeare of our Lord 1()(S5 

Siii^etl and delivered in yv, presants of uw 

JosiAH Stark Clark Thomas Ireland 

Jonathan Seaman 

Tliis Conipaired with ye Oridgenall hy niee 

Josias Starr Clark 

Page 22;1 

Know all men l)y thes prtisants that I Charles Abra- 
hams of Hempsted in Queues County in America do by 
These presants with : ye : Consent off wife one to have bar- 
<2;aiud Sold Alliueated and mad over ffrom mee my Eaires 
Executors Administreators or Asinu;es unto Josias Starr off 
ye towne and County Afore : sd : To him his Eayers Execu- 
tors Administreators or asings A sartaine, hollow off Land 
that my tfather in Law Robart Bedall seuer did freely give 
and beequeeth unto mee the : sd : hollow of Land situate 
Lying and beeing on hempsted plaines aboute a mile and 
half north ward off" ye towne lying beetwene rooty hollow 
and the bevill it beeing in quautity by estinuition one Aker 
and halfe or toAv ackers ore There aboutes. and a sartaine 
three eacker Loott off Laud that : ve : Towne gave to mee 
which Loott of Land iyetli on the east side of the towne 
afore : sd : Lying on the este side of A loot of Ltind that 
ye ToAvue gave unto Thomas Seman onely a liyway .bee- 
twene, now I the A bove sd Charles Abrahams doe one to 
have sold this A bove spetitied hollow and loott of Land 
with all pertiuaces and })rivilidges that now is or ever after 
shall bee belonging There unto ffrom mee my eaires execu- 
tors administreators or asings Unto ye A bove : sd : Josias 
Stai r to him his eaires executors Administreators or asings 
ffor him or them to have and to hold as his one proper 
right from hence ffortli and for ever : and dow maintaine 
this my scale to bee good and lawfall free from any Just 
clame of Any parson or parsons that shall lay any there 



88 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

uuto free lioin ;ill foiuier u.ifts <;THiits Seals or in C'oinbar- 
iiuces that liatli bin by mee all redy comiiiiteJ. This for a 
cousideratiou (^f a vallualjle Sum All redy receved by mee 
and now to the primises A bove mentioned I dot; fiVeely set 
to my hand and seal This 16 of Julie in ye yeare of ouve 
Loord 1685 
Sined seled and delivered in presants of us 

his 
RoBAET X Bedle sener his 

mark. Chares X Abrahams (S) 

John bed all mark 

Serah X Abrahams (S) 
her mark  

This compaired with ye oiidgonall by mee 

JosiAs Starr Clark 

Page 224. 

Know all men l)y these Presents home this may Coiiserne 
that I Edward sprag of Hempsted on Long ILaud in 
quens Countj' have and dwo b}' thes Presents bargen Sell 
and Alianate from me mv Eairs Excutors administreators 
and assigns unto Richard tottun of the seanie Please to 
him his Eairs Excutors Administrators or x\ssigns one hole 
Alotment of Medow Containing isix Akers or tlier about 
More or Les as it was laid out it lys and is situated on the 
west side of the Littill Xeck Estward in tlie bounds of 
Hempsted afforesaid it is bounded on the Est sid by a Lot 
of George Pearsalls and on the west and south by tlu'. 
Crick and on the North by the woods Now I the aforesaid 
Edward sprag d^vo owne to have sould the afore Meationed 
Lot of Medow from me my Eairs Excutors administrators 
or Assigns to the aforesaid Richard tottun to him his Eairs 
Excutors Administrators or Assigns to have an I to lioidd 
for Ever warranting this my sale good in Law free from all 
former Gifts sals or Morgages or Cleames of any Parson or 
Parsons What so Ever for and in Consideration of a 



HEMl'STEAD TOWN RECOllDS. 81) 

Vnlliialtle sumo jiiul full satisfaction hy iiu^ allicilv Itosi^ved 
and in couferniiitiou hereof I have scl to my hand and selci 
this twenty lift day of Juno in tlu-- yciaic; l()iSo 

si<i;ijed selled and dcliv(ax'd in Prt'sents of us 

Nathaniell Peahsall Euwaiid sruAd X (S) 

Jonathan smith Ids mark 

Recorded by me 

Nathaniell Peaks all Claik 

Page 225. 

Know all men by these Presents unto home it may Con- 
serne that I Peter Tottun of Henipsfced in (pu ns County in 
america dwo by these Presents sell allinate and make over, 
from me my Eairs Exentnrs Administrators (n- Assigns unto 
my father Richard Tottun of the townd and County afore- 
said to him his Eairs Executors and Administrators or 
Assigns A sartain part or Parsell of Land which Avas (Tiven 
to me by My Gran father Thomas Champin situate lying 
and being Est of the Est Medow about two Mils Est of the 
townd aforsaid it being in quautaty twenty five Akers More 
or les as it is allredy Laid out A Joying to the south sid of 
a hollow of Land that in kuowne by the Naeme of liainers 
hollow and west sid A Joyning to the Med(-)Av only a hy way 
betwen the suid Land and the swamp I the a l)ovesaid 
Peter Tottun dwo owne to have sould this above speseticul 
Lot of Laiid with all Purtenanses and Priviligis that is or 
Ever hereafter shall be belong there unto from me my Eairs 
and Assigns unto the a bovesaid iiichard tottun to him his 
Eairs Excutors admiidstrators or assi<>t]s for him or them 
to have and to lionld for Ever and dwo by thes Presents 
Maintain this m\ sale to be good and Lawfull free from all 
former Gifts grants sales or Morgeges that hatii bene by me 
allredy Commited this for a Consideration of A Valuable 
sume and full satisfaction allredy Reseved by me and Now 



90 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

to the Premises Above mentioned I set to my liand and sele 
tliis o (lay (if June in the yeare of oiir Lord 1685 
Sii^ned selled and delivered in Presents of us 
Eebeccah star his 

JosiAS STAR Clarck Peter X tottun (S) 

mark 
Recorded by me 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clarck 

PaCxE 226. 

This bill byinleth me Peter tottun of Hempsted in Quens 
County me my Eairs Excutors Administrators or assigns to 
Pay or Caus to be Paid to my father Richard Tottun of the 
tound and County aforesaid To him his Eairs Excutors ad- 
ministrators or assigns the full and just sume of tweutv 
jiounds to be paid after the Reate of a Good Cow and Calf 
of six years owld for foure pounds at May day the hole 
sume of twenty pounds is to be paid Avithin three years 
after tiie deate hereof as wittnis my haud this 3 day of June 
Ki^.") this spesetied delit is Part of Pay for a hous and Land 
that i hoLiuht of the a bovesaid R. t. 
Testators 

JosiAs STAR his 

Rebeekah star Peter X kvih n 

Mark. 
Recorded l)y me 

Nathamell Pearsall Clarck 

Richard tottuus Eare Mark is A slit in the End of the 
of Eare 

Page 227. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted Ity tlie Comishoners This 
: (i : day of Jene-warv 1685 bv his MaJestvs atlioritv 

Adam Mott Jiuier Plaintive in an aCtion of ye Cease 
against Coruelus Mott defendant 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. •.•! 

At a towiul Metinj;- Hold in Heni])ste(l tlio tiist of Eape- 
rcll in the yeare 1()8() Simon sirring John tredwell and 
Jonatliau smith scnw was Chosen by tlie MaJci- Vote of 
ve townd for Coniishoners for the Insnin^ yeare 

At the seanie townd Meeting- Richard Minthorn was 
Chosen by the maJer Vote for Cnnstable for the Insning 
y(>are 

At the seame townd Meeting John waUa was Cliosen l)y 
the MaJer Votte for Constable and Marshall for Madnans 
Neck for this Insning yeare 

At the seame townd meting Joseph Pettet was Chosen by 
the MaJer Vote for Clarck for the Insuing yeare 

At the seame townd Metting it was agreed on by tlie 
MaJer Vote that the ould Line of the west l)onnds of our 
townd shall be Rune out ivom the Marked tree that is at 
Jemecka south to the south see allso Captiu John senians 
was Chosen by the maJer Vote to Go to Pi(Knire sarJen 
hubard to Rune the Line afforesaid allso Joseph smith 
-Jonathan smith and Nathaniell Pearsall was C^hosen by the 
MaJer Vote to agree with sume man or men upon as good 
ternies as thay (Jane to keepe Poseshon at Rocka\vay_iu_ 
the townds behalf oi all the Land and medow within the 
Line aforesaid 

Nathaniell Peaksall Clarck 

Page 228. 

A Record of hve and twenty akers of Land of samuell 
(lentous being Part of his tittty Lot it Lys and is situated 
on the Est side of please Comonly Called heiicks Nere the 
Egli of the Plains it is bounded by hy ways and Marked 
trees on the west and north an on the south it is bounded 
by John Curtisis Land and on the Est it is bounded by 
nnirked trees Runiug in Length North and south (54 Rods 
and in bredth Est and west (53 Rods laid out and Recorded 
the 31 of May 1(J8(3 by me 

Nathaniell Peaksall Clarck 



92 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

A Kef-oiil of a liois that Jolin Jackson bought of wowa- 
clioue an Imliaii by the lui^disb he is Called Jetfery the hors 
is a black stoue hors about fouie or five years old he hath a 
CroJ) on the Neare Eare and three half penys on the under 
side of the of Eare with a small stare in the forehed and a 
littell streke Cunies doune on his nose and A littell white 
on the nere fute behind sould and delivered before Joseph 
smith and Jonathan smith done and Eecorded this 23 of 
July 1686 

Joseph Smith 

Jonathan Smith Xathaniell Pearsall Clarck 

This may sertify any home it may Conserne that the Lot 
of meddo that was laid oute to timothy hallsted se which 
-Avas Laid out at Eockaway by those that was apointed by the 
townd Mr seman John Ellison and Richard Gillderslive the 
said Lot beiug in quantety of akors as it was Laid out 
three akers and a quarter the third Lot in Number adam 
Mots being on the one sid of the said Lot and John Smiths 
Rock Sener on the other the bounds and bignis of this Lot 
was given in by Richard Gillderslieve 

Hempsted agust 31 1686 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clarck 

Page 229. 

Be it Knowne to all men to whome it may Conserne that 
wee hose names are under writeu have made these Convaien- 
ces Jeams pine Doth Couvay and mack over to nathaniell 
pine liis brother all his part of that house or hoiising att 
ye south with ye apertaining ther unto of some wliicli 
formerly did belong to my father allso nathaniell pine doth 
Convay and macke over to his l:)rother Jeams Pin all his 
part of that hous and home Lott att ye townd witli ye 
orChad other buildings fences and Each Doe acknowledge 
to have Reseved full satisfaction for ye Same as allso 
nathaniell pine is to have ye moyeti or half part of a paster 



HEMPSTKAI) TOWN ItECOKDS. •'•• 

whicli was betene him iiiid liis Inotlicr Jc-iins pine Lviii!i;l)y 
Joliii ])iiis Tjiiiul iuM'(^ his house 

these (;()]iv;iv;mees ordered to be llecovded this tweiitv 
third of may KISS \)\ niee 

Joseph Pettit Claik 

Page 2H(). 

The testimony of -Tohii Ellisson 8e a<j;ed about 62 yeaves 
This depoiiaiit testifies that at a towiie meiiiio- about tim(> of 
ve Second devisioii of iiied was to be Laid out ^Fr Hix 
William Jeeocks Thomas Chamjiion eiitrd into a contest 
about ye lii<ilit of frauces wixos medo at merock that was 

but William Jecockes and tliomas Champion made ye 

the apeare to half ye Ki.t>ht of franses wixes medo at iiu - 
rock that was this lii<>lit was made apeare before ye towne 
at a <fenerall towne metiu<:; before by \vrifj;htin<>s that was 
bron<i;lit into ye towne meting and farther Saith not 
Hempsted September ye 27 1G8(5 

Sworn before me John Jackson Juste of ye peace 
Recorded by me 

Joseph Petiit Claick 

Thomas Smith his Eare marcke is a. Latch on ye uper 
side ye of Eare and a Latch on the under side ye nere 
Eare aprill 3'e 2 lOSS 

Entered in ye towne Piecords by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Samuell Williams his Eare marcke is a Latch on ye uper 
side ye neere Eare and ye under side ye nere Eare March 
ye 2G 1G92 

Entered in ye Pecords by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clarck 

Page 281. 

Joseplr halsted his Eare marcke is a half peiiy under 
Each Eare and a nicke a top of Each Eare 

Recorded ye 20 of febewerie 1687-8 by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 



1)4 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Jeains Smith liis Earo. marcke is one lialf penj on Each 
Side ye ofe Eare 

Recorded ye '20 of febewerie 1687-8 by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

John Carman his Eare marcke is a Swalhnv forcke (ni ye 
ofe Eare and a half peni under ye ueere Eare 

Recorded ye 21 of ffebeweri 1687-8 By mee 

Joseph Pettit Chvrk 

march ye 17 1691-2 Then Reseved of Gor<,^ fowler tine 
liushels of wheat Six Shillins in mony 3 boshels of oats In 
John tredwells hands which is in full of all acoumpts from 
ye l)e!j:inin<j; of ye world t<j ys day I say 

Recorded by mee his 

RoBRD X WILLIAMS 

witnes marck 

Joseph Pettit 

John Carle 
atrue Coppi Entered by Ijy mee 



Joseph Petit Clarck 



Page 232. 



Bee it knowun to all Christian people to whome these 
presenc shall Come that I Jonas valiutini; of the towne of 
hempsted in queens County on Long Island in the province 
of new y<u-ck in america plantar for good and valuable con- 
sideration by me in hand Reseved & fnlly secured to Ix^ 
payed to my selfe exequters or asins & administraters where 
with I acknoAvledg & owne my Selfe to be fully Satisfied 
and well Contented have given granted Sould bargened ex- 
chan-zed alienated mad over coufermed & enSofed A- bv 
these presents do give grant Sell bargin exchange alienate 
macke over conferm & ensotfe unto Thomas Marten his 
hairs administrators exequters & asins to him and them for 
ever all and every parcell of my right and rights allotemnts 
Lands medoes and posetions viz my wholl acomadation 
wlierof I am the Lawfull owner Lying being cV Sutuat in 
the townd of Hempsted aforesaid with all apurtinances 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN IlECOllDS. 95 

tlicirc unto bcloii^iii^' as ])rivili<j;os Coiaoiiaijic etc that is to 
Say my dwelliii}^; liousc^ and throe aeers of Land to it Lying 
being on the Southward Side of tlui tow no ])l()tt on the 
Side of the ])hiin(^ next a-Tasend and in part agoyning to 
my fathers Land which my mother now posseth witJi aJl 
Sic apertainances fences barns yards hovills ttc now (greeted 
upon the Said three acors with all the .... thereunto aj)er- 
tiiininij; allso fowre acars of medovv or marsh Salt & fresh 
Lying at the Little necke estward of the towne which is 
bounded by the medo of Edward titus on the westward (V 
with the crick estward and with the me(h)e of oba liah vol- 
lintino on both north and south part of also the third part (jf 
on hundred acars of land Lying on the north Side the 
towne bounded as followeth viz it hath william tV' Ephriiime 
vollintine Laud viz thair parts of that hundred acars on the 
Est and Thomas Ellissons Land and the high way on th<i 
South part & the common on the north and on part on the 
west side or part of it allso three acars of Land l)y thomas 
Jecocks which is in devided with tow of my l)rotlier which 
he in my sted is to draw lots for so the perticuler place of 
his 23 acars of Land liys at a pace called gad Island allso 
my part and Share of the hollows which are yett undevided 
betwene my self my fathers Children viz a fall forth part 

Page 233. 

of the aforesaid dats or Hollows all this my hole accomi- 
dations & every part and parsell thereof with all Contents 
apertainances pievidiledges and emoluments S: T the Sayd 
Jonas vollintine with the Consent of Grace vollintine my 
wife (h^ give grant Sell etc as above from my Self wife hairs 
exequartors &c unto Sd martin his hairs exequater etc to 
him and to be remaine and Stand as his A' thaire owue 
proper right and full posestiou for ev«'r to use occupie and 
enjoy to his and thair Sole disposall and proper benifit A- 
behoofe for ever with all apertinances what So ever and 
Farther the Sd Jonas doth covinant and agree that the sayd 
parsells of land etc as above mentioned are Clearly and 



DC) HEAfrSTEAD TinVX RECORDS. 

fully Lis f)wne 6: Clearly A- fully it freely exonerated aquit- 
trd A- discharged from all iutangleraeuts sutes actions 
arests Mortgages obligations Molistations incomberances 
wlmtSoever A' are riglitfnlly his owue upon the day of tlie^se 
Margined premises A' that the Said liargined indenture Shall 
be rest and remaine free from all impediments lefts Claims 
troble Molistation and anoyanc A^ by through or under me 
Jcmas valiintine A" My Wife my hairs etc to the qniat A* 
peasable posetion of Thomas martin his hairs & his Sz thair 
proper use A* enjoyment for ever the Sayd Jonas Allso 
hereliy doth promise to "v-indicate waraut and defend his 
right A- title to the Sayd premises A* to every part A" par- 
sell hereof A the apptainances against all prSons whatever 
laying Clame and Challinge to the wholl or any part thereof 
or apertainances upon any ])retence of right title or discrg etc 
by through or under me or any of myue hairs exequnters 
A unto the Sd Thomas Martin his hairs etc ye further that 
all deeds evedenees grants A: titles wch are now extent about 
ye now bargined premises or any part or parsell of them 
shall lie given in & delivered to Sajxl martin A" that it Shall 
l)e prt)per for sayd martin to record or cause to be recorded 
these premises in both the towne & County Records k the 
Sayd Jonas and Grace his vdle promise to acknowldg owne 
and Confcrme these pre»enc l^efore lawfull athoritie as the 
law provids in Such Cases etc in witnes to the whole above 
premised indenture we have atixed ore hands A" Seale upon 

Page 234. 

the twenty tirst day of September in the vear of our Lord 

one thousand Six hundred aighty Six annoyn regis Jocobi 

; 'idi : 2do Aglie etc Sined Sealled A- delivered In presenc of us 

Jeremiah Hobart his 

the marck of Jonas X vallixtine ( S) 

nathaniell X PiXE marck 

her 
Grace X vallixtine (S) 
Recorded by mee marck 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. \)7 

A Ilee<n-(1 of ii hundred a cars of Land Laid and Sur- 
vnicd to Mr Jercmiali Hubbard Lying and being Situate att 
ye S(jutli Side ye plains on ye Est Side of a path Called 
Merack path l)egining att ye South Corner by the Edge of 
ye plains where thei-e is a niarcked Tree with ye Letter 
J. h. and Iluning South or SoTith Avardly to a nother tree 
niarcked with J. h. and so Iluning Est or Estwardly to another 
marcked tree with J. h. So Runing north or northardly to 
a nothc)' nijirckd Tree with the Letter J. h. .the dementions 
(if this Lniids or Linse w;is Given by Richard Gilldersleeve 
sene hee Surviiyed the Same and Recorded the 22 of Jene- 
weri l()S(;-7 J>y uwv. Joseph Pettit, Clarke 

Page 235. 

Know all men liy thes(> presenc that I John Carman of 
Hempsted in the new u(!tlierlands for divars cause moveing 
mee heare unto (h) by tluise ])resenc for nice my airs exsece- 
ters acbninistrators or asiuse bargin Sell asine Sett over all 
my right title and intrest of my dwelling house and home 
lott lying and being in Hempstead and eleven acers of 
med(h>e lying upon the neck Called hixes neck to the said 
John Carpendar of hontinton his airs exseceter adminis- 
trators or asines to enJoy fore Ever and I the said John 
Carman do foi" mee my airs exseceter and asins warant and 
waranttise the sale of the for Said House and home lott 
and meddoes to him the said Carpender or his asines 
against any person or persons that Shall or may Lay Clame 
title or intrest unto it and for the performane hearof I have 
heare Tinto Subscribed my hand this seventh day of desem- 
ber Stilo novo lOGO the laud the said Carpenter is to tacke 
posetiou of att present and of the house upon the ninth of 
June 

in witues of 

Thomas Rushmop.e John Carman 

the niarck of 
Thomas X Smith 



1)8 HEMPSTEAD TOWX ItECOEDy. 

I (loo Sine these in writeu l)ill to abraliam Smith in wit- 
enes hearof I Sett to niy haucl 

John Carpenter 

A true Coppie Compaie with ye origenall be mee ye 18 
of noveniber 1()8G 

Joseph Pettit Clnrcke 

PacxE 236. 

Att a towne meting heUl in hempsted the 28 of desember 
1688 there was Chosen and apointed by je mager vote 
Nathauiell Persall and Jouathjin Smiih Je asesors to goe to 
Jemeco on thirs daj ^e 30 of Jeneweri next to mete ye 
Rest of thaire asotiates of this County in oure townes bo- 
halfe to macke inquiri what ye County is indepted and to 
order a Eeate thereon .and allso to Chose anew tresirer and 
to act Such things as may be best for ye townes benitit 

Att ye Same towne meting It was agreed on 1)}' the m;iger 
vote that forthwith there Shoukl be a Eeate made of twenty 
pounds and to be cepte for ye paying of ye cpiit Kent as 
ocation shall require 

Att ye Same towne meting It was voted and agreed upon 
that Joseph heviland Shall have Liberty to Sett a Grist 
'^juill upon ye streame of ye Eockawa}' Swampe and to have 
Six acors of Land b}- it upon ye following Conditions to 
macke and Sett up Compleat a good grist mill within one 
yeare and a day after ye date hereof and to grind ye townes 
Corne for the twelfth part thereof and if ye Said mill Shall 
att any time shall Ly uncapable to grind one yeare and a 
day then ye sd streame and Land is to Peterne to ye towne 
againe but so Long as ye above sd Conditions are ])cr- 
formed ye sd Streame and Land to be and liemaine to \e 
sd Joseph heviland his hairs and asignes 

By order 

Joseph Pettit Clarck 



hempstead town records. *.>'.) 

Page 237. 

Know all iiicii by tlios presence tliat I AV^illiaiu yeates 
iii]iaJ)it(Mit of fiusliiiiji; in tlui north Riding of yorcko Sliere 
J)o(>, C/onl'('rni(^ asigne and sett over all my Eiglit and title 
of ;t ]H\v('. of ni('(ld()(> Containing ten acarse att A place 
Called nere liockaway lying of the west side of a Springe 
Called by the name of thickstons Springe which formarly I 
Sonld nnto Thomas Langdon and now 1 william yeates d()<; 
Confcinie asigne and sett over ail my Right and title fiom 
nice my liaires exseceters administrators or asignes unto 
Jos('|)h Laiigdon the Son of Thomas Langdon his haires 
(ixseceters administrators or asignes for ever Cf)ntaining 
anil lying as afore^mentioned as witnes my hand this forth 
day of September Sixtene hundicd aighty Six and in 
the second yeare of his magesties Raigne Kinge Jeams tlie 
Second 

Signed and Seled in the preseuc of 

Joseph Williams William yeates (S) 

Walter Bishopp 

A true Coppie Compared By mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 238. 

Att A Cort of comitioners to be held in Hempsted ye 2 
day of febeweiy 1(586-7 by his magesties athoritie Teme- 
thi Halsted Jii plaintive Enters an action against Samuell 
Denton Sr Defendant an action of dept to ye value of 
twenty live Shillins witli damage Jeneweri ye 28 lG8(J-7 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Timothi Halsted Plaintive Samuell Denton Defendant 
the plaintive declars against the defendant that the defend- 
ant did ingage to pay for a Sow which ye defendant or his 
Sarvant did mainie or Spoile of the plaintive and now the 
defendant denieth to make Restitution acording to his iu- 
gagement wliicli Causoth the plaintive to bring his Case to 



lUO HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

tliis Cort desiring Judgment for je same and the plaintive 
Shall Ever pray Jeneweri ye 28 1686-7 

At this Cort Both plaintive and defendant apeare acord- 
iug to warrant but by Eesou tow of ye Comitiouers l)eiug 
absent the Cort is aJurned till ye firs wensday in March 
only tow depositions tacken 

The testimoni of Abraham Smith aged about 43 years this 
deponant testifies about the begining of this XNlnter Timothi' 
Halsted Ju Came to liis house and desired him and Son 
Isack to go with him to Samuell Dentons to discorse about 
A sow which Temothi harde Samuell dentons negar had 
Spoiled of his and wee went to Samuell Dentons Avith him 
where I heard Samuell Say to Timothi Halsted he must goe 
over to his fathers to discorse about a sow which his neger 
had Spoiled of his fathers and temothi tould Samuell tlenton 
the sow was not his fathers but his and then SamiTell denton 
made answere to temothi Halsted and tould him he 
would pay for the Sow or Give him another as good if Shee 
did amis and farther Saith not 

Page 239. 

The testimoni of .Teams Beate aged about 35 years this 
deponant testifies that he was at the house of Samxiell 
dentons about the begining of this winter where he heard 
Samuell denton Say his neger had hurt a Sow of temothi 
halsteds and temothi Halsted Jnuer Come into Samuell 
dentons house and tould him the Sow was his and Samuell 
denton tould temothi he would Satisfie him for the Soav (»i' 
give him another after that Samuell denton tould timotlii 
Halsted he would Lett him have Corne to Ceepe the sow 
untill she was well and farder saith nott 

Aprill ye 16 1687 it Avas agred iipou l)y ye mager Part of 
ye Inhabitants of madnans necke that no man Shall Cut 
any timber or fire, wood on the A'aquaut Land thereof to 
macke Sale of upon forfiture of 3'e Same but what they 
have allredy Ciit after ye day and date hereof ferder it is 
agreed upon l)y ye mager vote that after the day and date 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECUllDS. 101 

hereof no iiuiii macke use of any vaquant land more than 
tlioy have tacken up and wliat vaquant Land is now im- 
proved to be inijnoved but three yeares and the forth yeare 
to throw «p all vacpuint Land for grasing : and where any 
man doth improve any Land by ye water side more than 
his Lott to fale short in ye front these votes were voted tuid 
agreed upon by ye magcr })art of ye Ijihabitants of mad- 
nans necke in the presenc of niee 

Thomas Hickes 

At a towuc; meting hidd In liem[)sted these above writen 
votes of madnaus necke were Confirmed and ordered to be 
Ivt'cortU'd 

JosEi'H Pettit Clercke 

Page 240. . . 

Mr Kieljard Cornwcll tow hundred acers of Land upon 
ye ACount of defraying the pattent Charg and his mony 
lieseved for the same by Cap -Tackson this 28tli of March 
1(]87 

March ye 28th 1(587 Entered By mee 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

A llecord of a sartaine Parsell of Laud Laide oute and 
Survyed for Samuell Pine In ye kSouth woods neai'e a 
place Kuovvne by ye name of ambruses Swampe begining 
at a Pted oacke tree marcked on ye north sd ye Swamjie 
and lluuing north by a Line of marcked trees one hundred 
Hod to a blacke oacke tree marcked and from thence est 
aiglity Rod to a white oacke tree marcked and from thence 
one hundred Rod Houth to a Small blacke oacke tree 
marcked and from thaii- Runing west aiglity Rod to ye sd 
Red oacke tree being in all titfty acars Laid oute by Capt 
JoIju JSemau Entered in ye Records Aprill ye 10 KJUO 
by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 



102 hemrstead town records. 

Page 241. 

Edwrd Evarie enters Laud to paj' in the pattent Knle 
and ]iaid tow Sliillins three pence for the same to Mr Jack- 
son apointed to Eeseve the same entered Apiill re 1 1(587 

By mee Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Henari willis Enters Land to pay in ye pattent Rule and 
aud paid one pound six shillins six pence for ye Same to 
Capt Jackson apointed to lieseve it Entered this first of 
Aprill 1687 By mee 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

William Thorn Ju Enters Land for defraying the pattent 
Charg and paid Six Shillins upon the Same to Capt Jack- 
son apointed to Reseve the mouy Entered Aprill ye 1th 
1687 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

John Ilobbison Entered Land to pay in the pattent 
Charge and paid ten Shillins live pence to Capt Jackson 
apointed to Beseve the same Aprill ye 1th 1687 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

henery stites his Eare marcke one slit in ye nere Eare 
and a halfe peni under ye same Eare aud one nicke under 
ye of Eare 

Entered in ye Records ye 17 of June 1691 

By mee Josei'h Pettit Clarcke 

Page 212. 

To all Christian People to Avhome these |)reseiit writing 
Shall CV)me or any wise apertaine he it kiiDwii yt \ .Jolin 
townsend of Oister bay in Quens County in yo province of 
new yorcke for tt in ye Consideration of ye Suire of thirt\ 
three pounds of Silver mouy Corent in this province in hand 
paid A' reseived before ye Seling A- delivery hereof in fidi 
payment and Satisfaction and for other good Causes i^- 
Considerations mee ye sd John Espetially movein«| have 



IIEMI'STEAD TOWN llECOKDS. 103 

t^ivcii f^ijuited Alinatod made over Bargined kSoUI and Coii- 
rciiiK'd and l)y tliese presence I ye sd John do give grant 
Alinate niacke over bargin Sell and Conferm unto Hop 
willis of Hempsted in qnens Connty afore sd one Lot or 
slieare of meddoe Lying and being on ye South of hemp- 
sted a foresd and on a neck Coraonly Called half necke 
and bounded on ye Est side with Richard Stich his meadow 
and on ye west side with John Smiths meddo and allso of 
ui)laiid which I ye sd John townsend have any Right title 
or Clame unto on ye afore sd necke within ye fence yt now 
is theron wicli meddo and uj^land did formerly l)elong to 
John Smith of hempsted but now in ye posetiou of yo. 
sd John toM'nsend the sd meddow being by Estemation 
six acors and half l)e it more or Less together with all 
my Right title and intrest Clame and demand what so ever 
which I ye sd John townsend now have or will any 
or other of my hairs Exsecetors administrators or as- 
ignes may here after have or to any ye sd meddo uj)- 
land and Every part and parsell therof with all Rights 
Issue fences fencing stuffe Custome and privilidge or other 
emolements what so .Ever there from Rising or growing or 
in any wise apertaining to have and to hould unto him ye 
sd hope willis his hair<-s and asignes ye sd meddoe and up- 
land with ye apertances tlier of to ye only use and behofc 
of him ye sd hope willis his heirs and asigns for Ever and 
ye sd John townsEnd hath putt ye sd hope into a Lawfull 
and peseble posetion of all and singular ye premises by ye 
deliveri of these presence and ye said John townsend hath 
for himself his hairs Exseceters administrators and asignes 
farther Covinant and agree to and with ye sd hope willis 
that it shall and may be Lawfull for him ye sd hope willis 
his hairs and asigns (piietly and pesable to have hold occupy 

Page 243. 

posses and en Joy all and singular ye premises and Evere 
])art and parsell tlier of for Ever without ye Lawfull Lett 
hinderance oi- intoru[)tion of him ye said John townsend 



104 HEMPSTE.VD TOWN RECOllDS. 

liis hairs Exseceters admiuistratois or asignes uot with 
standing any former gift grant bargin or selle what so Ever 
or any other parson or parsons hiwfully CUiiiniug for by or 
nnder him ye sd John townseud his hairs Exseceters or as- 
ignes or other of them in witnes whereof I have hereunto 
set to my hand and sele the Seventeoth day of november 
in ye yeare of oure Lord one thousand Six hundi'ed aighty 
aight and in ye forth yeare of ye Reign e of Jeams je Sec- 
ond Kiuge of great britten france and Irland &c 
Sined Seled and deliyerd in presenc of us 

John Newman John' Townsend (S) 

GORG townsend 

Page 244. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the C'unstable and Over- 
seres this first day of June in the yeare 1681 by his M.ijes- 
tys Athority 

Danill AVhithed Plaintive in an. action of deht against 
William AViear defendant the Plaintive decleares that tlie 
defendant is indebted to him and to jirove it lie delivers 
two bills to the Cort under the defendants owne hand The 
Cort haveing perused the l)ills they find for the Plaintive 
and Order that the defendant shall satisfy the plaintives 
hills with the Cost of sute ^ 

Nathaniell Peahsall Clarck 
Jenewary the 2 1(581 

Daniell Pearsalls Eare marck is ;i Crop on the toj* of tlie 
left Eare and a lacli on the foreside of the liight Eare and 
a nick under the Ilight Eare 

Gorge Pearsalls Eare marck is alach on the foresid of the 
of Eare and a half peny under the Near Eare 

Thomas Pearsalls Eare marck is a lach on the foresid of 
the of Eare and a nick under the ueare "Eare and a half 
peny under the Neare Eare 

Nathaniell Peaiisall Clarck 

Page 245. 
Edward Sprag John Serin 

William Jacokes Adam mott Juner 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOltDS. 105 

Edwunl ikjiinor Ahraliiini JSuiith 

Jijliiiiitlion SeiiiJins Le't Jolm Jucksoii 

ilicliard Gilldersleeve 

SamiKill duiiton 

James mott 

Jouatliaii Smith 

Kicliard osborn 

Joliu semaiis 

Samucll :X: moves 

Joseph :X: ^iiiiiis 

Joseph williains 

llichard totteii 

Joseph Smith 

Joseph Pettit 

John Pine 

Solomon Semans 

Jeremi wood Jiiner 

Richard gillderslevejner 
At a geuerall townd meetin hehl at Hempsted ye 'iOth of 
June in yaer 1()7'J it was voatted and a greed that tho.s 
Parssons a bove nammed shall have Lebartey t(j take; op 
feftej ackers of land a peas and the Properieators have leb- 
artey to com in with them for feftey ackers a|)es with them 
The Land is to be Laid out or in the same form as ye iirst 
Pro])erieators ded and that the time of the tifty acker men 
shall beegin ooe ye t^7th of this instante month and so to 
take thair Lots as tliay are dran to Mr Tho : llushmore to 

beejBntred in ye tound Records Pr Me 

Tho : hickes 
Page M(y. 

Mr Gildersleve 55 

John eleson J *. 2"2, 

Simon Serring o2 

Temethy halsted : m 

John Smith R. J 11) 

John Eleson 1'2 

Nathanell person U(S 



100 HEMP8TEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

Edward titns '29 

Mr Seman ^T 

daniel bedle lialf 3i» 

Mr Jackson 31 

lettle Smith 58 

bin Smith 30 

John Carman 10 

George hewlett 11 

Robart bedle 50 

Thomas weles '21 

henere lenintun ( '1 

Addani Mott .S 51 

Thomas Roshmor 31 

Jereme Wood .S. 35 

Mr ffordham half 02 

John Williams 50 

daniel PersalL • 13 

Thomas larlaud '25 

George baldiu 11 

Mr hiekes (»0 

Jeams pin 20 

Jereiiii Smith IfS 

R()l)aii marvin 27 

Richard valintin 11 

Thomas Sothard 11 

Richard Eleson 20 

\\ illliam Theckstou 15 

Jonathan Smith .N 00 

Wedow Carll. 51 

Thomas Eleson 50 

Richard Stits 11 

the parsonage "iO 

Rock Smith 13 

John tredvvell 28 

Joseph Langdon (»1 

Le't John Jackson <>2 



HEAirSTEAD TOWN llECOKDS. 1(»7 

Page 248. 

AVliere as in ye yeare 1609 there was one Lott of hhmLIo 
Laid out to Jeaiue pine at ye half necke Estwaid Ix'inji; yc^ 
5 Lott in iiunilxr and in quantitie of acors 12 and 111 Hods 
and in brdglit 15 Rods an half but ye sd Jeanis pine not 
Exsepting ye sd Lott of nieddo but Resigninu; it to ye 
towne and Kcseving his Right in an other place ye towju^ 
therefore see Cause to alow and Grant to -John Smith R. 
Ju. Gorg hulit and Daniell bedle ye afore sd Lott of nieddo 
for an adition to tlieire Lots where upon ye sd Gorg hulit 
John Smith and Daniell Bedle did freely Grant and macke 
over all ye afore sd parsell of meddo to Mr Rohard Jack- 
son in Consideration of all his Right of ye third devition 
of nieddo as an Echauge with third devition of meddowes 
In ye year 1(580 or 1681 and Mr Jacksoiis Right was Laid 
out at ferder i)art of ye Long necke att Rockaway ye place 
yt Jcjams pine Reseved his Right for or in Lew of ye afore 
sd Resined Lott to ye towne was att Ro(;ka\vay on ye west 
ajoyning to Mr Jacksoiis eight acor Lott 

for inemorandun and to prevent trouble for ye futer ail 
ye Persons Conserned se Cause to have this above writen 
Entered upon Record 

Recorded ys 15 of ffebeweri aiio do'in 1(587 

By me Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Page 219. 

Know all men liy these presenc that I .lolin Ellison 
Ht^ner doe aferm upon my Knowledg that my fatlier Laranc 
Ellison fitrmerly souhl unto Robard Bedle Sener A divideiit 
of medoe that Lies at Coes neck so Called on the west sid 
tlie sd necke betwene A Loot Laid out to Robard Bedle 
afore sd and a Lot Laid to Robard forinan which medoe 
aforesd being in cpiantitie about live or Six acars I the 
aforesd John Ellison doe ownc to have partit Knowledg 
that the medoe aforesd was formerly Sould as aforesd and 



108 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Satist'cictioii lleseved for the 8aine in witnes of the 
truth hereof I have Sett to my liaiid febeweri the 28 
168G 7 

witues 

his his 

Thomas X M.uiTiN John X Ellison 

marcke marcke 

Joseph Pettit Chircke 

March ye 23 1886-7 A true Coppie Extracted By mee 

Joseph Pettit Chirck 

a Eecord of a fifty acor Lot of Land Laid out to heneri 
A\ illis on ye north wood bounded on ye north by a Lot of 
Land that Avas Laid out to ho}) willis and on ye Est by a 
hy way that Lys on ye wes side of Gorg Baklins Lot and 
on ye South Ijy yt path Called ye quacars path and west 
along ye hollow Called Tinococke hollow It Lves in Length 
104 Hods north and south and in lu'edght 58 Kods witli an 
adition on ye Southwest part therof ye dementions therof 
was given by Nathaniell Persall 

Entered in ye liecords this 8 of febeweri Anno Domini 1()81) 

By me Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Page 250. 

Be it Knowne unto all men that I obtnliah Vollintine 
having formerly Sould unto John tredwell a Sartaiue Lott 
of Land which was Given to mee ye sd obadiah vollintine 
l)y the towue the Lott Containing three acars more or Les 
as it was Laid out to me ye sd vollintine and it L\ eth on 
the South side ye towne ami on the South Side Ephraim 
vollintins Lott I the aforesd obadiah do owne to have Souhl 
the Land aforesd and doe by these presenc fermly Sell 
aiinate and macke over ye Same from me my hairs exsece- 
ters administrators or asignes unto ye aforesd John tred- 
well to him his hairs exseceters administrators or asignes 



^o^ 



IIEMrS'J'EAD TOWN KECOKDS. 109 

to Lave and to lionld for Ever and do owne to have Re- 
seved full Satisfaction for ye Land afore sd before ye Si<i;ri- 
iug hereof and in Conferniation of ye promise J have Sett 
to my hand and fixed my Sele September yv, 28 1087 

Signed and Seled in prescnc of ns 

Witnes 

Epkaim vollintine liis 

.TosEPii Pettit Clarcke ()j;Ai)iAii X Voi.ijn'iiM', (S) 

marcke. 

PaCxE 251. 

Whereas I Samnell Rainer of Hempsted on Long Island 
in (juens (\)nnty bein<>; liaire or exseeeter of my father 
Edward Rainer his Estate he being desescd I ^e sd Sam- 
nell Rainer having Knowledge that my father Late d^sesed 
having Sould unto John tredwell of ye towne and County 
afore sd a Sartaine devident of meddoe Laid oute to his 
propiriatee In ye third devition and Reeeved full Satisfac- 
tion for ye Same ye meddoe afore sd Lying att Rockaway 
on ye westtermost Side of Long necke att ye going on of 
tlie necke bounded on ye South side by a lott of ye afore sd 
John tredwells and on ye west by a Lott of William thick- 
stons I the above sd Samuell doe owne and Conferme ye 
Sale afore sd and do by these presance Alinate and macke 
over the Same from mee my hairs exseceters administrators 
or asignes unto ye afore sd John tredwell to him his hairs 
exseeeter administrator or asignes to have and to hould as 
liis or tliaire owne proper Right for Ever and in Conferma- 
tion of ye premises I have hereunto Sett my hand and fixed my 
sele this aightenth of Jeueweri in ye yoare of our Lord one 
thousand six hundred aighty and six 

Signed and Seled in presenc of us 

Richard Gilldersleve Samuell Rainer (S) 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Recorded bv mee 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 



110 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



Page 252. 

to Properi;itors and free holders of \c towne of hemp- 
sted je Keqiiest of John Stuaid biiinl)lT sliowetli je in as 
miieli as it bath plesed God to macke lue master of a fami- 
ly I tiudiuif a nesesity to settle my selfe I am Ayillius; to set- 
tie amongbts you to follow ye tread of a Coper as allso to 
practis ye art of Sergerj I Do tberef<n-e Request yt you be 
plesed to giye me your part or Eight of eighteue or t\yeuty 
aears of land yt L^'s a little Estward of ye pine point nere 
ye pbiine Edge it is ye bed of that hollow which is Called 
ye l)lody hollow for which i sball be yery tbanckefull and 
allso yery Redj and willing to Serye you in Ether of ye 
arts afore sd so far as i haye underftaudiug thereft)re I do 
lieqiiest ye all if will be plesed to gratyfey as aforesaid will 
signilie it by Subscribing thaire bauds 

Hempsted July ye 11 1(591 

Tho hickes 

Timothi halsted Sene 

Richard totten 



Edward tites 
beuieman Seman 
John bedle 
Cxorg Persall 
John Smith in 
John Southrd 
Joseph baldin 
John Champin 
William Johnson 
Jeanis Pine 
Robrd boobs 
Johir Williams 
Abraham Smith 
Joseph Pettit 
Samuell Emljree 
John tredwell 
Robrd Williams 



harrej dusenbro 
hai'mon flower 
Solomon bertsell 
Samuell Seman 
daniell bedle 
Robrd bedle Se 
Thomas Persall 
Thomas Southrd 
Georg baldin 
AVilliam pine 
Richard Denton 
Ephraim goldin 
abraham sothard 
John Smith r 
Simon Soring 
Samuell Denton 
John Seriug 
Benieman bertsell 
obadiah yollintine 
Simon Jar man 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN ItECOKDS. 



Ill 



^^'i]li;lm willis 
Richard (lildersleevo 
Joliu hubs 
lieuory liuinton 
Clu'istoplior yciiKMis 
John tloriiwdl Se 
Edward Coniwc;!! 
Joliii willianis 
John luichell 
John Smith 
Jos<'p]i Tj;iii!u;don 
\\'illiani vollintine 
william Jecockes 
John Carle 
Nathaniell Persoll 
Jonathan Smith 
Samnell Rainer 
Jolin Mott 
Georc; hnlit 
Thorn Eliscm 



SanuicU Denton 
Tliomas Martin 
John wolly 
William thorne se 
John Kobison 
Thomas Cornwcll in 
Piobrd din^e 
Joseph <4innins 
John Seman 
John foster 
Thomas Irlanl 
Elias durland 
John Beat 
John marvin 
John Jaekson 
Dauiell Persell 
adam mott 
Joseph Mott 
John Seman 
Goorg fowler 



william Smith 
a Coppi Enterd in ye Records jh 10 of febewary anno 
domini 1691-2 By mee 



Joseph Pettit Clerck 



Page 253. 



To all Christi people to whome these present writiuiij may 
Come Greeting Know yee that wheras I Thomas Hickes 
Seuer of Corubery on Long Island in quens County in ye 
province of new yorcke for divers Considerations mee 
hereunto espetially moving having for ever formly bargined 
and Sould unto John tredwell of hempsted on Long Island 
in the County and provinc afore sd the nioyetie or Ecpiall 
half part of a Sartaine alotment of nieddoe Lying on a 
necke Called Mr hickes iiecke bounded on ye Est side 1)\' 
t he Est Cricke and Cove of ye Said necke and on the wes 
Side by a Loot of nathaniell Persells and northwardly byfc 



ll'i HEMl'STEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the woods and Southwardly by ye Cove or l)ay I say that 
raoyetie or Equall half part of the lotmeut afore sd which 
1113- father John hickes formerly posesed by A devitiou and 
agreement formerly made betweue John Carman Senor and 
my father John hickes afore sd together with Snch Right and 
previlodg belonging to ye afore sd moyetie npon ye necke 
afore sd to have and to honld for Ever as his owne proper 
Eight and intrest to hould without any Leett hinderance or 
nnJnst molestation by ye abovesd Thomas hickes my haires 
Exseceters administrators or asignes unto the above sd 
Joliii tredvvell to him his haire Exseceters administrators or 
asignes farder I ye above sd tliomas hickes doe uphould 
and mainetaine this my Sale to bee Good and athenticke 
in Law free from any morgadge Clame or inCond)orance 
what Ever for and in Consideration of A valuable Sume as 
full Satisfaction allredy Reseved before the Signing hereof 
and in Conferination of ye premise I have here unto Sett 
my hand and fixed my Sele this Sixth day of June and in 
ye third yeare of his magesties Rigue Jeams ye Secmid of 
Ingland Scotland france and Irland Kinge defender of ye 
faith and in the yeare of our Lord God Ano dominie 1G87 

Siguf d Seled and delivered in presenc of us 
John Jackson Thomas Hickes (Sj 

Elizabeth Jackson 

A true Coppie Extracted by mee 

Joseph Pettit CUercke 

Page 254. 

To all Christian people to wliome this presenc may Con- 
serne Know jee that I tliomas Ellison of- ye towue otf 
Hempsted on Long Island in the north Riding of nvAV yorcke 
Shere planter have Alinated bargined made over and for 
Ever fermly Sould from mee my haires Exseceters admin- 
istrators or asignes unto John tredwell of the abovesd 
towne and Riding too him his haires Exsecetors adminis- 
trators or asignes a certaiue Loott of meddo Lying and 
being on ye west Side of Cose necke bounded on the South 
End by a whit oake tree next ye woods adjoining tod 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 118 

(J()()(liii;iii l)('<^l(^s Helices ;uul Six; Hulling about west too yo 
Sontlu'riiiost Seder l)y ye Side of ye iiiaiix^ (h'i('k(^ l)eiii^ 
iiiaikt \o Cricke Jjyiiij^ hetweiie Mi- liickes iiecke and ye 
ineddoe al)()V»'sd and ye maine Crieke l)ein<4' ye westerniost 
bounds of ve sd Loott and ye al)ovpsd woods beiu*^' ye Estev- 
niost bounds Kunin<i; away l»y the woods notherly too a 
small white oke tiee niarck on ye Sovitli sd and west sd and 
So l{unin<4' al»out west to an Elbow on ye niaine Cricke ye 
abovesd Loott of ineddoe ])Ounded as abo\(>sd I ye 
abovesd thonnis Elison doe and have absolutely Sonld unto 
ye abovesd John tredwell of ye abovesd towne ye meddoe 
as abovesd too have and too hold f(n' E\ei- as his owne 
pro})er Kijj;ht and Intrest without any Leett hinderani- or 
unJust nn)lestation by niee ye sd thomas Ellison my haires 
exseeetors administrators or asi<i;nes unto ye premises 
abovesd and ])oe warranttise ye my Sale too bee ferme 
good and trew and acording too Law and free from all 
other incond)erances wduitso Ever for ami in Consideration 
of a valual)le Sume of niony by me allradie in hand Re- 
seyed and for the true performance of all and Everie of 
the above writen premises I have here unto sett my hand 

Page ^255. 

and fixed my Sele this Sixteenth day of novend)er and in 
ye thirty third yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord 
Charls ye Second Defender of ye faith Kinge and in ye 
yeare of our Lord (lod Annoy Domini 1683 
Signed Seled and delivered In preseuc of us 

his 
Charles X Abrahams Thomas Eeeison (S) 

marcke 
Franses Chappell Clarcke 
A true C^oppi Extracted by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Page 256. 
Know all men l)y these presence that wee Jolm Carman 
and Caleb Carman of hempsted on Long Island in ipiens 



114 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

County in tlie province of neAV yoicke have Sonld nnto 
John tredwell of the towne and County aforesd A saitaine 
(luantitv of nieddoe Lvint>- in ye Est tii of the neck Called 
hixes necke that is all ye nieddoe from ye sd old feld fence 
Called Jacksons bars upward and hounded bv the Cricke 
on ye Est side on ye west by the woods and on ye South 
End l)y that waterin<2j place att Jacksons l)ars which nieddoe 
aforesd wee ye afore sd John (^arniaii and (^vleb C^xrnian in 
Confermation of a liargain made betwene our father John 
C^arniau and John tredwell wee say wee have Sould and doe 
liy these presence fernily bar<fin Sell Alinate and macke 
over the nieddoe aforesd from us our hairs exsecetor admin- 
istrator or asiones to ye abovesd John tredwell to hitn his 
hairs exsecetors administrators or asii^nes to have and U) 
houlde as his or tliaire pro[)er Right for Ever and farder 
doe uphold this our Sale to be Cood and athenticke in Law 
free from any Just Chime or pretended title of any ])arsons 
thereto for and in C'onsideration of full Satisfaction alredy 
Eeseved before the Signing hereof in Confermation of ye 
premises wee have hereunto sett our hands and tixed onr 
seles je eightenth da}' of mar<'h one thousand Six hnndicd 
eighty and six 

Sigue and Seled delivered In presenc of us 
Witnes 
Jeams Beats John^ Carman (S) 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke his 

Caleb X Carman ( S) 
mar eke 
A true Coppie Extracted ])y mee 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Page 257. 

John Bedle liis Eare Marke is A half peni of ye under 
side of ye Neere Eare and a half ])eni of ye upper side of 
ye off' Eare 

Recorded this 22 off Desember 1()84 

JosiAs Stakk (Uark 



IlKMI'SrilAD TOWN llECOllDS. 115 

J(i]m ('<ii-ii('ll Seller liis e;tro nmvl; is to lialf ])oiieys on \<' 

Ulidei' side of tlie lii^lit e;il(' ;ili(l A slii lieliilid \(' toi) of ye 
Si'liie eai'e 

recorded This 'J.'iili dav of Aprell ICSa 

JosiAs S'lAiii: ( 'lark 

Jleiijainiii ('aniiaii Lis I'are iiiai'k is a swallow fork in :ye: 
of Ejuc and a slit in ve swollow fork 
vecoided this liO : oft' A))rell KjS;") 

.losiAs Staim; (dark 

\\ illiani Thoriie :Se: Ins I'are niai'k is a hole in \-e Tjcft 
care and A half peiie on ye foi'e side of ve s<'nie I'jai'e 
recordeil this I'Jd: of Aprell lOS") by niee 

Jo : Staim; Clark 

rd(diai<l nianerinsj; Lis Eaic niarcke is a hole in (^aeli Karc^ 
llecoided ye o (Lay of Jenewcui KlcSIJ by uie 

JosKi'H Petti T Clarcdve 

Sanniell totten Lis Eare ntar(d<.e is on Slit in ye (»f Eare 
and a flower de Ince on ye neare Jvavo tLat is tow nickes 
one on l^acdi Sid ye I'^are nere ye top of ye Eare Desenilier 
yr. ;{ (Liy IC.SS 

RecorcL'd by meo 

Joseph Pettit Clarck 

Page 258. 

Ptieliard (.Tilldersleye Seiier liis Eare mark is a hole in 
Tlie left Eave and a n(M'k on tL<^ fore sid of tlie same eare 
Jinly tlie 14 KJS^ 

TLomas (^liesmaiis Ear mark is a latch mark on the nper 
side of tlie nere eare and three necks (ni the fore sid of the 
of eare and tlie nicks in cnt downwards towards tlie root of 
the Eare 

Jenewery the .5. lliSo : 

Addain niott inners Eare marck is a Hour de Ins on the 
left Eare and a slet on the End of tli(^ riji;lit Eare and a 
neck nnder tlie same Eare 



IK) HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Cluirles A1)v;inis Ear, mark is a Crop on ye near Ear and 
a Slitt and A Halfe penv one _ve off Eare ye half penv 
l)ein<i; nere ye Eoote of ye ear, Xoveinlter ye intli: lf*)Sr5 

-Tolin EUisson Senior ear markc : A Slitt in ye Off eai- and 
a Nick nnder ye near Ear liecorded this lO of Novem- 
ber i(;s:'5 

Thomass Ellisson Senior ear mark A Cro])}) on the Near 
Ear and A uic-k, nnder ye same Ear Eecorch^d this KUh of 
Novemher 1088 

Jonathan Senian Ere mark is A Lacli on yt^ nper sid ilie 
neere eare and a half peny nnder ye: oti' eare 

Samnell Denton jnner eare mark is A Crope in yt^ of ere 
slits in ye Crop and A nick in the uper side of ye neere eare 

Recorded this : 28 : of november 1684 

JosiAS Starr Clark 

John Carle his eare Marke is A lach mark njier Side the 
neere Eare and A half peny nnder ye seme and A nick l»ee- 
tweue them 

Recorded the -.2: day of Desember 1684 By Mee 

Josi: Starr Clark 

Page 259. 

Hempsted agiist ye 4tli Ano : 1668. Know all men by 
these presences to whome this may any way conserue that 
I John Ellison of hemiisted on Loufj; Island planter in ye 
north Eidiup; of new yorke sliere have sonld nnto Gorij; 
baldin of hnntinton I say I have sonld nnto ye above sd 
Georg baldin and do by these presence fiillj freely and ab- 
sohitely bargiu and sell from me mv haires exsecetors admin- 
istratoi"s and asignes nnto ye above sd Gcn'ge to him his haires 
Exsecetors administrators and asignes my Innise and home 
Lott Lying on ye Sonth sid ( )f thomas Sonthword on ye west sitl 
of John Smith and liftene acors of meddo more or Les as it 
w^as Laid onte at ye first bounded on ye East sid l)y a Lot of 
Richard Ellisons and on ye west sid b}- a Lott of meddoe 
Parsells Lyiny at a uecke comonly called mill River necke 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOIJDS. 117 

and a Ijot on yc iiortli sid hidjij^ Six or s<neii acois more 
or Les as it was I.aidt! onte at ye first hoiuided on ^•e west 
\)\ Mr liickes and on ye Est side l)y Thomas Ellison and 
t'owre aeors of hollow on \v ])laiiie8 and tow ox paster gats 
in ye Est ox ])aster with all llights and previledges belong- 
in<4 to ye said LotnieJits or ever Shall here after Shall l)e- 
loni; there unto for and in Consideration of a valuable siime 
\)\ me alli edy Keseved to have and lionld as his owne and 
(juiatly to ])oses to him and his for Ever as quiatly as I 
my selfe inJoyed it it is to be understood yt ye seventene 
aeors of meddoe above writen is in yt; roome of a fouretene 
acor Lolt yt was bought Avith ye house within Avriten and to 
^e line perfornuince of ye premises I have set to my hand 
and Sele in ye ninetenth yeare of his magesties Raigne 
Charls ye Second l)y ye grace of god King of great 1)ritten 
fiance and Irland defender of ye faith King Signed Seled 
and delivered in ye presenc of us' 

John Smith John X Ellison (S) 

liKHAiiJ) (tilli)p:ksli:evk Clarcke his marcke 

These may sertitie any whome it may consarne yt where- 
as i thonuis Ellison bei g imployed to by ye house and Lott 
s])esitied in ys bill of sale I do fully and freely asine all my 
Eight and title to my brother John Ellison and Gorg baldin 
as witncs my hand ys '24 of June liW.) 

witnes 

John hickes 

liR IL\i;J) GlLDEKSLEEVE Clarcke 

This dede Entered in ye llecords by me 

JosEri[ Pettit Clarck 

Pa(ie '>m. 

Know all men by these presenc that 1 thomas Hickes Se 
of ( oinel)ery iji ([uens Count}" in ye provinc of New yorcke 
have Sould n to John tredwell of Hempsted in ye County 
and pioviiice afoi'esd a Sartaiiu^ hollow Knowne by the 
name of faire feld hollow and Doe by these presence fully 



118 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

freely and absolutly l)ai'ij;iLi Sell aliiiate aud luacke OTer to 
ye above Sd Joliii tredwell It Iviiig aud being Setiiate on ye 
Soutliest Side of ye towue I say I doe sell and macke 
over ye hollow al)ovesd together with ye fencinij; about it 
from niee my liaires exseeetors administrators or asignes to 
the above sd John tredwell to him his Inures exsecetors 
administrators or asignes to have and to lionld as his or 
theire owne proper Right for ever and farder due nphonld 
and maintaine ys my Sale to bee Good and Lawfull Avhic-h 
is for and in Consideration of fnll Satisfacticm alhedy Re- 
seved by mee before the Signing hereof and in C'oiiferma- 
tiou of ye premises I have hereunto Sett my hand aud 
fixed m}- Sele this tivteuth day of Jeneweri in the yeare of 
our Lord one thousand Six hundred eightv and Six and in 
the Second yeare of his magestis Eaigne .Teams ye Second 
by the Grace of God of Inglaud Scotland france and Irland 
King Defender of the faith Arc 

Signed and Seled in presenc of us 

Fr.an^ses Chaitell Tiiu: Hukls (Si 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 
A true C'oi)pie Extracted ])y niec 

Joseph Pettit Chiri-kc 



RECORDS 

OF THE 

TOWNS OF 

North and South Hempstead, 



LONG ISLAND. 



LlBEll I). 
Page la. 
atl a towiir iiieetiiig held in lieinpsted octubfU" ye 10 1691 

It was V()tte<l and a}i;reed on yt fa[)t Jackson Jonathan 
Smith Se Nathanell Persell and Jonathan Smith Juner 
shall sell siime onle Seels of ye towne Land to pay ye 
ehai-^es expended at ye Last Sises eonserning ye tryell 
al)()ute Roekaway and <five asnranee of ye Land in ye towns 
name and give ye towne an ac()uni])t how they Dispose of 
ye mony 

By order 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

att a generall towne meeting held in hempsted aprill ye 1 
lf)9() it was voted and Concluded \)\ a generall vote yt 
nathanill Pel•s^dl .lonathan Smith Sener and Jonathan 
Smith Jnner Shall manajjfe a Sale in ve towns name for Ee- 
(•o\ering yv towns Right at Kockaway according to pui'chas 
and Pattent and to ln)[)ly an atorney or atorneys In \e 
towns ht'halfc and ye t<»\vne to ])ay ye hole charges 

Py order 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

Jeremiah wood Jiiners eyear marck is now margrit heu- 
drickson 1»\ the consent of Jeremiah wood inner which 



120 HEMPSTEAD TUWN KECORDS. 

eyear marck is a latch one the uikUi siJ ni tlie uear eyear 
entered the 2 day of may ITOo 

l)y iiiee 

Thomas Gildeksleeve Clarck 

This above sd ear marek is now Thomas hendricksoiis ye 
son of A'e above sd marj^ret hendrickson from this Uth dav 
of feabrewary 1715-6 
witnes 

Tho Geldeksleeve Clarck 

'Page lb. 

John Lee his Eare mareke is a slit in ye End of ye neare 
Eare and a Latch under ye of Eare and a halfe ])eni under 
ye neare Eare yt is slit 

Entered in ve Records Jeuewarv ve 13 dav ano 1701-2 
Entered By mee 

Joseph Pettit C'lar 

Joseph Lee his Eare marck is a slet in ye End of ye 
neare Eare and a halfe ]ienny on ye ujtper side ye same 
and a latch under ye of Eare 

Entered in ye Eecords Jeuewaiy ye lo day anno 17<»1 2 
Entered By mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Daves fanwicke his Eare marcke is a Cro]) on yc of Eare 
and a halfe peny under Each Eare 
Entered aprill ye 10 1702 by mee 

Joseph Pettft Clar 

Thomas Lee his Eare marcke is a Latch under Eache 
Eare 

Entered by mee may ye lo 1702 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

heudiick hendrickson his eier marck is latch under the 
near eyear and a half peny under the of eyear 
Entered ye 2d of may annodo 17<>.") 

bv mee Thomas Gildeusleeve Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 121 

Pa(JE Ic-. 

To all Christian People to "vvhome tliese presents shall 
come or aiiv wise apertaiue (ireetiug Know ye yt 1 Kiehard 
Cornwell in ye l)()un(ls of Hesliin<^ on Lonj^ Island alies 
nassaw in tpiens Connty in ^e Province of New Yorcke 
Doe by these <i;ive i^rant Inirgin Sell alinate Reles and de- 
liver from me my hairs exsecetors administrators and asi^ns 
unto Thomas Southward of hempsted of }e Connty and 
Province afcjresd to him his hairs exsecet' 'Va administrators 
and asi<j;nes a sertain Parsell of nieddo <i;round Lying at ye 
South meddows on a neck called washborns necke bounded 
East by ye meddo of Samuell Denton west l)y ye meddo 
of Samuell Pine Desesed north by ye Cricke and South by 
ye Cove Avhich meddo as it was devided for ye third Part 
of ye Lott of Willian) Washborn Desesed with Every Part 
and Parsell therof with ye liight there unto belonging on ye 
sd necke I ye sd Pichard Ctniiwell Do by these presence 
give grant liargin sell alinate lleles and Deliver from mee 
my hairs and asigns unto ye sd thomas Soutli\\;ird to him 
his hairs and asigns to have and to liould for Ever and Do 
warrant ys my sele to be Lawfidl athentick and good free 
from any incond)erence for and in consideration of other 
meddo Land Peseved in full satisfaction here<jff and in tes- 
timony of ye Premises I have here unto Sett to my hand 
and fixed my sele ye tivetenth of May anno Domini lO'J.") 

Signed seled and Delivered in ])resence of us 

Joseph Pettit EicHAitD Coknwell (S) 

ADAM MOTT 

Samuel X tottox 
his marcke 

a tru Copi)i of ye origenall 

by mee Joseph Pkitii' Chir 

Paoe 'I. 

a Kecord of twenty fore ac;irs of Jjaiid belonging to 
Daniell bedle on ye South Part of ye towne ye fore part 



122 HEMPSTEAD TOWN ItECOEDS. 

1)e^iiiiii<i oil ye south Side ye liiiili way yt Leads to ye 
Sw amp aud so Rniiiiig St)iitlierly al)Oute uiuety poles to <t 
luaicked tree and from tlieiice Esteily about thirty Six 
})()les to a mareked tree and from thence notherly to ye 
aforesd hi«jjhway ye other part Lying on the North Side ye 
sd highway with a home lott aud bounded north bv ve lott 
of Eol)ert bedle and East west aud S(Uith by ye highways 
thes Land being tirst Laiil dute by Capt John Seman 
Desesed Entered in ye Keeords May ye 15 161H' by mee 

JosEi'H Pettit Cler 

Iiichard Thorne his Eare niareke ys a Swallow forcke on 
ye oif Eare and a hole in ye neare Eare and a halfe peny 
on ye u))er Side ye same Entered in ye Records aprill ye 
21 1 1708 

By mee Josei'H Pettit Cler 

Tlu' marck that -Teams Bertos Gives to his Creturs is a 
half peny under the of eyear entered the 24 day of 
Jeuly 1705 

Por mee Tho (iiLiiKiisLEEVE Clarck 

Thr iiiaivk that Willijini Minthone gives to his Cretors is 
A In ill ill the of eyear and a slit in the end of the near 
eyear and a nick under neath it Entered the 11 <lay of 
August 17U5 

By mee Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 

Page 3. 

att a geuerall towne meeting held in heni})sted febewery 
^e 23 IBiXJ by a maier vote there w;is Chosen Judge hickes 
Capt Jackson Mr tredwell ami Natlianell Persall to vindi- 
cate yt towns intrest acording ti) )Mirsches and Pattent att a 
geuerall towne meeting ye afore sd fowre men att a towne 
meeting held in hempsted ye 15 of march in ye yeare afore 
sd ye sd fore menyt is Judge hickes Capt Jackson Mr tred- 
well aud Xathanell Persall are ordered \)\ ye towne ft)ith- 
with to niacke sute to his exsellencv ve •'overuer for a 



IIEMl'STEAI) TOWN REC01!J)S. 123 

Avuireiit to ye Sucrvytu' ;i;eii('i';ill to Kmi oiiic Jjiiic froiu Cari- 
teage to l)ur l)cacli and allso from ye true Cuiitea^e upon 
oiire (lireet Pnrclies Line to ye Souiul or East lliver and ye 
towiie to pax \e hole cliarfjies of ae()Ui})lishiiij^ ye same and 
allso to ])ay an atornyes fees if there l)e ocation of one 

at ye afore sd towne meeting march ye 15 !()!)() It was 
ordered by a nniior vote of ye towne that ye land at matin- 
at-ofke in ye Posession of (*a})t Whitehead which he bought 
of Mr jeryhani Shall be and Keniaine to him yt is ye towns 
Plight of it and any Person or Persons who shall T^aie 
thaire Lotted Land within ye Same C()nj[)as of Lan<l it 
shall be made u}) to them oute of ye towns undevided J^aiid 
ill ((uantity and ((uallit}' 

this by order 

.JoSEl'JI i'ETiir 

llariiiaiis .loiisoiis eyear marck is a swallo forck one the 
of ex'ear and a nick oih^ the for sid the near eyear. Entered 
the P.* day of iiovcniber 1705 by mee 

Tho (tIli)ekslej:ve Clarck 

Paoe 4. 

Att a generall towne meeting held In henii»sted octoi)er 
ye 7 1HU7 It was yotted and concluded by a niaior yote 
yt there shall be a Lone made of tiftn Pounds Silver mouy 
to be pide with ye next County rate for ye yindicateiug ye 
East Ixjunds lietwene oure towne and oisterbay 

at ye fore going towne meeting it was allso voted yt 
Joseph Smith and John willeams Shall Reseye ye above 
sd Lone of the Colector and Disposeet to ye towns trustes 
aboye sd as they Shall have ocation aud allso render an 
aeon nipt of it to ye towne 

at ye fore going towne meeting it was voted and conclud- 
ed by ye maior vote of ye town yt Provideil any Swine of 
what sort so ever shall be found at Libertie in ye Streets 
on any Part of ye towns i-ommons after the twenty fifth of 



124 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

iiuircli next iii suiii<r ye date it shall bee Lawfull for any 
Person or })ersons to tacke tlieni up and dispose them one 
halfe for theire one use and ye other halfe for ye Pu])lic'ke 
use of ye toAvne 

John Piiishniores his eyear marck is a slip under the 
near eyear Enter the tiftli day of ffeabruary in the year 
1705 H 

by mee Tho GiLDEKSLEEyE Clarck 

Samuel Titus his eyear marck is a slit ore the end of ye 
of eyear and a half peny under neath it 
This entered ye 1-") day of feabruary 1705-6 

l)y mee Tho GiLDEitSLEEyE Clarck 

Page 5. 

to all C'hristion People to ^vhome these presence shall 
Come or any A\ise ai)ertaiue (neeting Know yee yt John 
Eobison of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in quens 
County in ye Proyince of new yorcke Do by these presence 
for Seyerall good Causes and Considerations mee here \into 
Essi)etially moyeing and more Esspetially for ye natuiall 
afection I Do bere to my Son Joseph Kobison I Do hereby 
give grant Eeles and Deliver to my sd Hon his hairs antl 
Hucsecors tow twenty toAv acor Loots Lying in ye bounds 
of hempsted neare Sucses Pond one wliieh I formerly 
bought of John Ellison Desesed and one which I Bought 
of Thomas Ellison desesed which sd tow Lotts in (piantity 
forty fore acors as thav were Laid oute with ye Ivight and 
Previdedge there unto belouging or apertainiiig thereon I ye 
•sd John Eobison do fidly and freely give grant Eeles and 
Deliver to my sd Son Joseph Eobison to him his hairs and 
asigns to have and to hould for Ever and ferder for severail 
good-Caiises and considerations mee here unto Es})etially 
moveing I Do fully freely and absolutely <>ive irrant and 
Dispose from mee or any from by or uiHlcr mee to .my 
Loveing wife Jeane Eobison all ye Eemaining Part of my 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECOnDS. It^O 

Estate Ileall and PersoiiuU yt is lionsiiifj; LmikIs <|nick' stixlc 
AvliJit Ever .-qxTtfiins or now Lclon^s to nice in vc Itonnds of 
hcinpstcul or els wheare witliin yt Pi'o\iiic(' to liaxc and 
iiniprove for ye l)rin<i;in;^- n]) of onre (^liildreii and allso I xc 
S(l John Iiol)ison Do lu^'eLy m'ive ^raiit Keles and |)clivcr 
from mee my hairs ami asii>nes nnto my sd wife .Icaiic all 
ye Estate ai'ore sd liollv and solly to (lis])osn of as to licr 
shall seme Coiiveniant and what Deeds of ( 'onxcya nee my 
sd wife Jeane llohison Shall macke for ye sd i'^state of 
Lands to l)e and Remain*' from mee to them their and 
asi<i;ns Provided allwayes ye Estate Shall he convayed to ye 
(Uiilldren aJlredj- home of ye body of my sd wife Jeane 
liobison and not to any other yt is to ye sd Children oiany 
of ye sd (Uiildren as to my wife she seems i^ood and con- 

Page n. 

venient to have ye same and to ye full and fei-me (^)nfernni- 
tion of every of ye above wri,i;hten Premises I have lune- 
unto for full satisfacticm reseved here unto Set to my hand 
and fixed my Sele a]n'ill ye Sixth Day in ye yeare of on re 
Lord anno 1()97 

Signed Seled and Delivered In Presence of us 

Joseph Pettit John Pvobison (S) 

adam mott 

Simon X Jarman 
his marcke 

a true C^oppi Entered by mee 

Joseph Petiit Cler 

« 

Bee it known unto all men that upon the sixt day of 
August in the year 1705 then thear was sould A whit hors 
marked with A slit in the end of the of eyear and A half 
peny under it att A Publick out (-ry which was Pounded 
and had stod eyglitten days aCording two our tound order : 
and brouu mair and Colt nuirked with A swollo forck one 
the of eyear and A hoi in the near eyear and branded Avitli 
:(t: one the of thv and :I. T: one the near thy This don 



I'Jf) HEMPSTEAD ToWX KECORDS. 

Ac-cordin toorders inad l»v tlic toiimls men tlie 2 day of 
Aj>ril tliis Pvesant year 17<J") 
'iliis filtered Ity inee 

Tho GTi.DEKsT.F.EyK Clarek 

Page 7. 

These ]>r«^sence -witiuetli yt Ave Lose iiauies are under 
\vii<j;litcii ])() hereby for onre selves oiire heirs and siicsecors 
i'ldly and absolutely 'j^\^ and grant to oure brother John 
Carle to sell and Dispose from us oure heirs and sucsecovs 
oure part of ye hundred aeor Lott at fosters meddoe and 
allow vt sale good for goil consideration Pieeeived as wit- 
nes my or ourre hands and seles agust ye (5 1(19- 

Testated by us 

Joseph Pettit Timothy Carle (S) 

her his 

MarptRet X Petii'i- Joseph X Carle (S) 
manke marcke 

The evear marek of Ezeeel Beldine is a slit in the end of 
tilt' near eyear and ;i lialpenv under the sani and a nick 
underneth the of t-vear entered the .VI. d: of descndter 
17(1") liy niee 

ThO (tTLDERST.EEYE 

Clarck 

The evear nnirck of Thomas Boldin is a slit iu the end of 
the near evear and a nii-k under the of evear (Altered the 
:P2 d of l)esend)er 17<l.') 

Ijy mee Th(; Gildersleeve Clarck - 

Page 8. 

fosters medo in ye bounds of henipsted in (piens on ye 
Island of nassaw alias Long Island ye i) of march anuo 

Know all men by these presence yt I susan frost and 
Isack frost and Jtdm hendricke of ve Place above sd have 



HEMPSTEAD T( )W\ liECOliDS. 127 

•j;iveii t>)aiite(l and sould Jiiid doo 1»\ tlicsf ])resenc'P fully 
freely and n]K)liitel\ for divers j^ood coiisiderntioiis ineti 
there iinto inovcinjj; and njore Espctially a sertaine snni of 
niony allrcdy in hand paed alinate j^ive f^rant and sell unto 
John foster of ye same Place towne and county above sd 
(\*irpeiHler a sartaine Parcell of Land Lyin-; and htiii^ in 
ye bounds of fosters nieddo heinj^ in (pieentity fifeen 
ac-ors being a])art of \i' ttifty acois of land yt my husband 
Ixnij^ht of williaiu thiekston it beoiniijo- on ye nortli side of 
ye aforesd lify acors of Jjand l)ein<;' a ]>art (tf ye same 
Rnnino- one linndred and seven Pods Lon<>- and twenty tow 
pods and a halfe wide bounded north by Edwaid titeses 
land yt now is and belonj^eth to thonies martin East by ye 
hiway which sd tiftene acors of Land with all ])ievile(l<res 
and apertinanses there unto belonging and with all impi-ove- 
ments thereon nnide and Profets and Profets to be made 
from hence forth to be and remaine to ye pro])ei- use benefit 
behofe and dispose of ye sd John foster for him and 
his heirs exseceters administretors and asignes for Ever 
and for ye warrenting of ye sale here of free from any 
former alinateon sale or incomberance and yt ye sd 
John foster his heirs exsecetors administrators and 
asignes shall pecebly occepi improve Poses and iioy 
ye same without Lett challenge or molestation from 
us ye sd Siisanah or Isack or John as above sd or 
any of oure heirs exsecetors administrators or asii-ns or 
any other Person or Persons whatsoEver Laying Cleme to 
ye sd Land or any Part of it and to the warrenting of ye 
sale hereof free from any Person w hatsoever wee ye above 
sd Snsanah and Isack and John ;is i^bove sd to binde oiire 
selves oure heirs exsecetors administrators Jointly and 
severally to meanteain and nphould ye oure sale good in 
Law against any Person what soever unto ye true (;onfera- 
tion of ye Premises above wrigheu we have set oiire hands 
and fixed oure sels this day and date above wrighten it is to 
be understod before signing yt whoever my husl)and abra- 
ham frost sould ye Land and receved full satisfjictiou for 



128 



HEMrSTEAD TOWX RECORDS. 



ye same and not ojiveii deeds acording to Law wee to give 
deeds in his liclialf iiiiircli ye *) auji l(;*»8-4 
siifiKMl selcd and dcli\rrcd in ])reseiic'e of us 
his her 

WfLLIAM X JoiiXsoN SUSAXAH X FROST (S) 

niarck marke 

liicHAhi) Dexton his 

IsACK X FROST (S) 

maroke 
his 
John X hexdricke (S) 
mareke 
Eutered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clei' 

Page 9. 

Jereniiah Wood .Inner Ins Eare mareke Is a Latch under 
ye neare Eare Eutered In ye Eeeords Deseml)er ye 26 Day 
anno Dcmiini 1G98 

By mee Joseph Pettit Cler 

Thomas Williams his Eare mareke Is a Latcli under ve 
neare Eare and a nicke under ye same Eare Entered In 
ye Records Desember ve 26 Day anno-ir)98 
By mee Joseph Pettit Cler 

Richard Smith his Eare marck is a Croj) on ye of Eare 
and a Latch on the uper side ye neare Eare and a half 
penni under ye same Eare Entered in the Record aprill ye 
twenty second W.)9 

Entered l)y mee Joseph Pettit Cler 

Jose])h beats his Eare mareke is a slit in ye neare Eare 
anil one half i)eni under ye same Eare and tow half penis 
imder ye off Eare 

Recorded Jeuewery the 10 day 1099 
Bv mee Joseph Pettit Cler 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 129 

benieinen (linnins his Eare raareke a Oro]) on ye neare 
Eare and a iiicke on ye fore side of ye same Eare Entered 
ill ve Kecords may ye 17(H) 

Entered by mee Joseph Pe'I'itt Tier 

PaCxE 10. 

.Tose]ili Willis liis Eare marcke is a Swallow forck(> on ye 
neaie Eare and a nicke under Each Eare Entered Tn ye 
llec'(nds Jniie ye 10 1700 

Entered by mee Joseph Pettit ('ler 

Beniemen totten his Eare marcke Is a Latch marcke 
nnder ye of Eare 

Entered in ye Records may ye 10 day In ye yeare of oiire 
Tjord anno Domini 1701 

Entered by mee Joseph Pettit Cler 

Peter mersherro his Eare marcke is a Swallow forcke on 
ye neare Eare and a lialfe ])eny nnder Each Eare 
Entered in ye liecords march ye 19 1701 2 

Entered by mee Joseph Pettit Cler 

Richard willis his Eare marcke is a Swallow forke on ye 
neare Eare and a nicke on ye fore side ye same Eare 
Entered ye 3 of May 1708 

By mee Joseph Pettit Cler 

Page 11. 

To all Christien People to whome these Presence shall 
come or any wise a])ertaine Greetino- Know ye yt I Ben- 
iemen Bertsell of hempsted on Long Island alies Nassaw 
in Quens county in ye Province of new yoreke Do by these 
presence give grant bargin sell alinate Reles and Dispose 
to Cap't John Sands of Cow neck in ye bounds of hemp- 
sted afore sd to him his hairs exsecetors administrators and 
asignes from mee ye sd Bertsell my heirs exsecetors admin- 
istrators and asignes ye Right of six gates of fence on sd 



180 HF.MrsTF.AD TOWN TlF.rOT^DS. 

Cow necke wliicli six ^jjates of fence in ve towne Records are 
in ye name of Samnell furraan wLicli .six gates of fence with 
wli;it Eight of Land may apertaine or accrue thereby or a»l- 
vanteges ye sd Cap't John Sands can Recover by vartne 
hereof to have and to houhl from me ye sd Beuiamen 
Bertsell my heirs and asigues and I ye sd Bertsell Do warrant 
mv selfe owner of ve sd Samnell fermans Right to ve sd 
gates which is for and in Consideration of fnll Satisfaction 
allredy Receved and in testinioHy hereof I have set to my 
hand and tixed my sele may ye sixt day anno 169;") 
Signed Seled and delivered in Presence of us 

Thomas Irland his 

Joseph Pettit Bememex X Beiitsell (S; 

marcke 

a trii Coppie Entered in ye towne Records 

By me Joseph Petiii- Cler 

Page 12. 

To all christien People to whome these presence shall 
come or any wise apertaine Greting Know yon yee yt I John 
Pine of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in (^nens 
coiinty in ye province of new yorcke Do l)y these presence 
give grant bargin sell alinate Reles and Deliver from mee 
mv hairs exsecetors administrators and asignes nnto 
Thomas and Richard willis of Lusiim in the bounds of ois- 
terbav in ve conntv and Province afore sd with ho])e willis 
of hempsted afore sd to them in Ecpiell Proportion theire 
heirs exsecetors administrators and asignes a saiiaine Par- 
sell of meddo Land Lying and l)eing situate on a mecke 
called ye great neck Estward of ye towne bounded west- 
ward bv ye meddo of J(^lin semmon on East l)y ye meddo 
of Edmond tites noi-th by ye woods and south by ye l)ay in 
quantitv Eleven acors 46 Rod more or les as it was laid 
oute in ve second Devition with ye apertinances on ye sd 
•create necke which sd meddo fresh and salt with Everv 
Part audsParsell there of and apertinances I ye sd John 



HEMPSTEAJ) TOWN RECOllDS. 181 

Pine l^o by these Presence <>ive ^raut bar^in sell aliiiate 
Keles and Deliver from nioe my heirs exsecetois achnijiis- 
trators and asigns unto \c sd Gliomas li<)])e and Ivicliard 
willis to them theii- licirs cxseeetors jubninistrators and 
asii;iies to have aud to lioidd for Ever and Do warrant ys 
my sale to ])oo Lafnil atlicnticke and ^ood free from any 
sale Lett morfj,ad;^ or inconil)erance what Evei' for and in 
consideration of other miMldo and lull Satisfaction allredy 
Reseved before ye si^-ncini; hereof and in testimony Iicrcof 
I have hei-e unto set to my liand and fixed my Sch- jnarch 
ye Eleventh l(;i»4-5 

Signed Sch'd and Delivered 

in Presence of ns John Pine (8) 

JosHPH Petti r 
his 

WlELIAM X Pe.VI'E 

mai'cke 
a true (•o])ie Ent(M'e<l by mee 

Joseph Pettpi' Clercke 

Page l'2a. 

at a Generall towne meetinjj; h(dd in hem})sted aprill ye 
2d 1()9S l)v ve niainr vote of ye towne Jei-enn wood was 
Chosen ('ustal)le 

at ye same towne nieetim;- nathanell Persall was Chosen 
Snpt^rviser 

at ye same towne meeting- John s(ning and william willis 
was (^hosen asessors 

at ve same towne meetin<;- Jose])1i Smith was Chosen C<^1- 
hM't(n' 

'at ye same towne meeting; Joseph Pettit was Chosen 
Gierke 

all ye above sd otfesers are to Serve ye insuing yeare ov 
till others are Esteb'd in tlieire places 

att ye foree;oin<i; towne meetinu; by the maior vote was 
''ranted and ahnved to nudor Jackson and hope willis 



132 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

lebertv and ]iieviledge of ye stream called Jerusa,lem Riyer to 
set lip o;rist mill and a fiillin<>; mill if they Please provided 
they i^rind for a twelth jiart of what frreane they <>riiul and 
shall compleate and set up ye <i,Tist mill within tv)W yeare 
from YS date other wise vs grant to be made voide 

att ye same towne meeting John Robeson had lieiti 
granted to set up a grist mill and a fulling mill on ye 
streame att the hed of yt harboure upon ye conditions 
afore sd and not other wise 

By order Joseph Pettit Cler 

Page 12b. 

A Record of tifty acres of Land Laid oute to Daniell 
bedle in ye northe wood on ye west side ye harber ])ath 
neare ye old fence of ye cow necke begining att a white 
<icke saplin and Runing southwardly one hundred and sixty 
Rods to a blacke oche saplin and from thence westerly fifty 
Rods to a hollow and so along ye sd hollow northerly one 
hundred and sixty Rods and from thence esterly fifty Rods 
to ye first Stati<m or afore sd white oche saplin 

July ye 15 1702 Entered \\\ mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

an agreement made agust ye 4 day 1708 betwene Daniell 
l)edle John bedle and Robert bedle l)y consent a boute 
sume meddo and Land att Cow necke so called John IxmIIcs 
Lane shall begin at a stecke standing by a peach tree stnni]) 
by ye old seller and to Run directly to a marcked white ocke 
tree and ye highway to Run on ye west side John bedles 
Lane agoynS^ig to it and ye bounds l)etwene thein from ye 
sd stacke westerly of ye n<n"th to Run to a walnut saplin 

ye bounds of ye meddo betwene John bedle and Robert 

bedle begining at a stacke standing Island of 

marsh about one Rod East of a small clam bancke and 
from thence northerly to a small bush standing att ye Edge 
of ye meddo and from thence to another saplin at ye hed of 
ye highway and then by ye highway ye bounds betwene 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 133 

Dhik'hII lii'dlc and liuhert hedle Itegiiiiii}^ att a iiiaicked 
white oc'ke tiee and from tluaice to a stacke at ye tunie of 
a t'licke and as ye sd cricke Leads to ye cove and from ye 
!-d white oc'ke tree to ye afore sd highway 

Entered hy niee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 
Paok i:^ 

To all ("liristion IVjoph' home This pr(^st^m•e shall conic 
whereas J Al)raliam Smith hempsted on Long Island in \e 
North Hiding of new yorcke apere severall good gr<ninds 
and considerations moveing mee there unto Doth l»y 
these ])re^euce sell set over alinate away from mee my 
heires exsecetors administrators atorneys or asigncs all At 
my liight title and Intrestof three Loots of mtnldo gronnd 
yc one Lying one mr. titordams necke being formeily In yr 
])()sesion of Thomas kScidmore bounded on ye north with ye 
woods and on ye East with John tredwell and west with 
mr semons extending it selfe south ward to ye sea ye other 
to Loots lying on ye necke Commonly Called mr Coes 
necke ye one' formerly being in ye })osession of Avilliam 
Thicksone and ye other formerly being in ye Posessou of 
Edward tites being in estimation nineteene acors more or 
les as it was laid oute Bounded on ye north with 3"e woods 
and on the Est with a sartaine Cricke and on ye west with 
.John Smith liock Extending it selfe south ward to ye sea 
I say I have Sould all ye fore mentioned premises away 
from mee and mine as afore sd with ;dl Plights titles a})er- 
tinances and priviledges there unto belonging or Ever here 
aftei' shall arise unto Thonuis Southward of ye same })lace 
him \e sd Southward his heirs exsecetors administrators 
atorneys or asignes peseblely to Inioy tow have and to 
hould Every part and Parsell tlierof further I ye afore sd 
doth binde mee and mine to uphold and mainetaine ys my 
act jind Deed to be Just and valuable in law and to uphold 
ys my act against any .lust and lawfull proprietor yd shall 
arise for ye pease of thonjas southward and his as aforsd as 



134 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOI^DS. 

Avitiie.s my hand and selle th '2(5 <if ;ipiill KiOT and in ye 1'.' 
yea re of mire Soveriigu Lord Charles ye second h\ ye 
gi-ace of god King signed seled and delivered in presence 
of ns 

Thomas eickes abkaha-M Smith (S) 

William osb(H{ne 

a true cop})ie of ye origenall Compared by mee 

•Toseph Pettit Clcr 
Page U. 

Beniaman Seman Sener his eyear iiiarrk is ;>. latch one ye 
fore sid of ye left eyear and a slit in ye end of \ e right 
eyear and a half peny one ye under sid of the same enter- 
ed the lU day of april in ye year 1706 

Ity mer Tho Gildeusleeye Clarck 

Jacob semans his eyear marck is a swallow forck one ye 
left eyear and a nick under ye right eyear entered ye 19 
day of a[)ril in ye year 170(5 by me 

Tho Gildehsleeve Clarck 

.Teams seman his eyear marck is a swollow forck one \i' 
left eyear ami ;i nick uiider ye sam and a nick under \t' 
right eyear entered b\ nice \e lU tlav of april in vc \car 
1700 

Tho Gili)Ei;sleeve Clarck 

'lolin 3Iott Juner his eyear marck is a half Pcney one ye 
under sid the right eyear entered ye '24 day of aprill 17(10 
this marck is Jeams bonfasses 
Ij} mee Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 

siman searing his eyear marck is a hoi in ye rigid eyear 
antl a half \)eu\ one ye fore sid of ye-sa)iie ami a slit in yc 
end of ye left entered ye 24 day of april in ye yeare 17()(> 

By mee Tho Gti.debsleeve Clar<-k 

Jonathan seman Jimer his eyear maick is a latch one fore 
sid the left eyear and two half penyes untler the sanu- 
entered may ye 1 day 1700 

by mee Tho (4ildersleeve Clarck 



HEMr.STEAI) J'OWN ItECoUKS. 135 

tlic above said iiiarke of .Jonathan Seaniiiii is deserted the 
lid of iiovciiiber 1710 

WittiK's William AN'u.lis Chirke 

Page 15. 

'I'o all ( 'liiisticn People to Avhonie these i)reseuce shall 
come or anv w isc a|)(utaine (li'eetiiijj;" Know vee yt I Thomas 
Willis of Jjnsani in ye bounds of oisterbay on Long Island 
alics nassaw in (juens county in ye Province of new yorcke 
Do by tlies presence give grant bargin sell alinate lleles 
and J)eliv('r from mee my heirs exsecetors administrators 
and asignes unto John Pine of hem])sted of ye Island 
("onnty and Province afore sd to him his heires exsecetors 
adndnistrators and asignes a sartine parsell of meddo 
ground Jjving and being situate at Rockaway in ye bounds 
of hempsted afore sd containing t(nv acors and three 
tpiarters more or Les as it was Laid oute to ye sd thomas 
Avillitts in ye third Devition bounded south by ye meddo 
Laid oute to abraham Smith north by ye meddo Laid oute 
to John Smith west by yewoods jind Est by ye Cricke all 
which me(hlo as above bounded fresh and salt wt Every 
Part and Parcell thereof with all liight and title of Lands 
and graseing there unto belonging on ye sd Rocka\vay I ye 
sd thomas willits Do by these j)resence give grant bargin 
sell alinate Reles and Delever from mee my heirs and 
asignes unto ye sd Jcjlm Pine to him his heirs and asignes 
to have and to houhl for Ever and ([uiatly to poses and 
Enioy from mee or any from by or under mee my heires or 
asignes and Do furder warrant ys my sale to be Lawfull 
athenticke and good in Law free from any former sale let 
morgadge or incond)erance what Ever for and in considera- 
tion of a lott of meddo and Premises t)n ye great ne(dv 
Est ward so Called and also hop willitts and Richard wil- 
littes both for themselves theire haire and asignes do signe 
and sele ys Deed and in testimony of ye Premises we have 



136 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

set to oure liaiitls and fixed oiiie sels Jenewery ye seventh 
Day in ye yeare of our Lord anno Doniene one thousand 
six hundred ninety and seven 

Signed seled and Delivered In Presence of us 
John Carmen Thomas Willitts (S) 

Joseph Pettit 
a coppi of ye origeuall Entered in ye towne Records 
By niee Joseph Pettit CI 

Page 16. 

To all Christien People to whonie these presence shall 
come or any wise ajipertaine Greeting Know yee yt I Ed- 
ward Sjirage of henipsted on Long Island in (piens county 
in ye Province of new yorcke Do by tliese })resence give 
grant bargin sell alinate and Dispose from mee my heires 
exsecetors administrators and asignes unto Beniemen car- 
men of ye towne and comity afore sd to him his heirs Ex- 
secetors administratois or asignes a sartaine parseli of med- 
do ground fresh and salt Lying and being situate at ye south 
meddows on a necke called cos necke beiug ye moyetie or 
Ecpiell halfe part of a Lott Containing six acors more or 
les as it was Laid oute bounded on ye west by ye meddo of 
Koberd marvin and Est by ye meddo of Samuel! Eiid)ieu 
North by ye woods and South by ye Cove ye (me moyetie or 
Equall halfe part of ye above bound meddo ground fresh aiitl 
salt with every Part and Parcell thereof I ye sd Edward 
Sprag Do by tliese presence give grant bargin sell alinate and 
Deliver from me my heirs exsecetors administrators and 
asignes unto ye sd Beniemen carmen to him his heirs ex- 
secetors and asignes to have and to hould for Ever for and 
in consideration of thirty Poiinds CuiTent mony of ys Pro 
vince Eeeeved and securd to l)e paid before ye Signeing 
hereof Excepted in lull satisfaction hereof and Do fenh-r 
warrant ys my sale to be lawiull athenticke and gooil and 
in confermation or in testimou}- of ye premises I have here 
unto set to my hand and fixed mv sele with my wife mar\ 
november ye forth day in ye yeare of our lord 1692 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 137 

iiH'iiioiiiiuliini Ix'tuii' si^uiiim- all vc i*ie\ iltMlges ur iliglit 
belonj^iii^ to ye sd uioyetic on ye sd neck(^ 

Sij^Mcd si^'K'd and J )(_'liv(jix'd in pix'sciu-f of us 

Samuell IvAJNE]; his 

Joseph Pettit Clcr Ejjward X Simiago (Sj 

maicke 
liur 
Mary X Sprago (Sj 
niarcke 



This Deed Entered l)y mee 



.Joseph Tei tit C'lercke 



Page 17. 



The Last will and testament of Ix'iiiciiicii cariiicii of 
henn)sted this l)cin^' my Last will and testinient 1 heinj^ 
weaekly of l)ody' yet haveinj^ my scnces and nnd(Mstandin<i; 
I Do ill ye first Place coiinnit niy Sole to j^od yt j^ave it 
mee ami my body to a deseut bnriell and stu^ondly it is my 
Desire yt all my -fust and Du depts should be })aid onte of 
my Estate thirdly I Do give unto my tow sons Benienien 
carmen and John carmen all my Lands and me(hh)\\s in yc 
bounds of liem])sted and whereas it hath Pleased god t(» 
Deprive my Eldest son Beuiemen carmen of his Spe;ich 
and hearing it is m\ desire yt if it Pleas god to give my 
youngest son John carmen his sences Speacli and under- 
standing that then he shall tack ye care and charge of his 
Eldest brother and what he hath forthly I Do give unto my 
eldest Daghter Sarah Carman one cow allst) I Do give unto 
my Daghter mary one Cow allso I Do give unto my Daghter 
Diiuih one (low and fowr hirifers come tow yeare old allso I 
Do give one mare to my three daghters before mentioned to 
be Equally devided betwene them and yt these creaturs be- 
fV)re mentioned shall be put oute for my childrens use till 
they come of agt^ tifthly I Do give to my Loveing wife De- 
liverance Carmen all my nioveal)le Estate not yet men- 
tioned as cattle horses sheepe swine houseall goods or any 



138 



HEMPSTEAD l\nVN EECOKDS. 



Depts yt may be Du to mee all my moiivable Estate as be- 
fore s(l I say I Do give and bequetli it all to my afore sd 
wife Deliverance Carmen and allso yence and benetit of all 
my Land and meddo till my tow sones before named comes 
of aj^e tlien ye Land and meddo to Reterne to my tow sons 
affore sd sli'ee tackeing care to pay all my Just and D;i 
Deptes and allso to bring up my Children decently allso I 
Do macke my wife Deliverance Carmen Exsecetrix of my 
hole Estate allso I Do put and Constitute my tow broth- 
ers John Carmen and Calel) carmen overseers to tacke ye 
care and charge or yt which Doth be Long to my Children 
and allso to see yt my will performed in all Perticulers and 

Page 18. 
in coijfermation hereof I have set to my hand ye L) of 
Jcuewerv KiUJ: 



witnes 

Nathanell Peksell 

he.ndkick dusenberrh 

his 
John marvin 
mar eke 

a coppi Entered Dy mee 



his 
Bexiemen X Carmen 
marcke 



JosEi'H Pettit Clercke 



att a generall townc meeting held in hempstcd uo\fiuljer 

ve VS l()V>!t l)v a maior votte was given to Daniel theslen ye 

vaquent or undevided Laud betwene ye feuse of henery 

Desenbuk and ye Land of william cornwell to him his 

heirs and sucseser })rovided he there Settles a bleck smith 

for ye use of ye towne 

By order 

Joseph Pktiit Cler 

the Ear marke of Joseph Carman is a slitt in the top of 
the Bight Ear A' a latch marke on the uper side the left 
Ear and a slitt Bight down the same a little below the uper 
end of the latch 

Entered a])rill the I'ith 1700 

by mee William Willis Clarke 



HEMrSTKAl) TOWN RECORDS. 139 

Tlio Ear IMarkc of ('aid) Sciiiaii is a cioii on tin; near or 
left Ear A' a nick on tlic fore side of ye same itt beiiijf the 
luurk that hcnjamin fJiniiigs hite of Heiupsted gave when 
Kosideiit lierc 

Entered -lune the Oth 1701) 

l>y mee Wjli.ia.m A\'ii,lis Claike 

The Ear niarke yt Jose])h seam .Junior i;ives is a slipt- on 
the uper side of the left Ear and one halfpeny on Each side 
of the liiglit Ear Entered June the (Jth by mee 

AViLLiAM AN'iLiJs Clarke 

Page 11). 

Be it Knowne to all men wliome these [)i-esenee may 
conserne yt I liiehard Lattin of huntin tovvne on Long Is- 
land in ye Est liiding of new yoreke shere have l)urgen(!d 
antl sould and do by these [)resene maeke oxcv unto .lolm 
Carmen of hem])ste(l my home lott in ye north riding of 
new yoreke shere goineing to ye sd carmens feld forimnly 
thomas forlers lott desesed for one eow now in hand 'Ke- 
seved before signeing and seling hereof with all Rights ami 
titles and previlidges yt noAV belougin to yv. Premises or 
Ever here after shall arise to have and to hold as free land 
his to despose of as he shall see cose I say I have sold ye 
for mentioned ])remises from mee my heirs exsecetor ad- 
ndnestraters or asigns to ye afore sd John Carmen to him 
his lieirs Exsecetors administrators or asignes and I ye 
afort! sd lattin do bend mee and mine to nphould ye afore 
sd premises against any yt shall ley any Jest Cleme or title 
there unto as witnes my hand and sele ye 12 of march anno 
1665"(i and in ye 17tli yeare of oiire souvraigne lord C-harls 
ve second by ye grace of god King of great biiton france 
and Ireland King defender of ye faith King Signed Seled 
and Delivered in presene of us 

Thomas hicke Clercke 

Jeremiah Wood Pk iiaki) lattin iS) 

a coppie Entered by me 

Joseph Pettit Cler 



140 HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 



Page 20. 



These presence Avituesetli yt I Juliii Carmen heire to ye 
within wri^hten John Carman Do asigne and set over from 
mee and my heirs to ye heires and asignes of my Desesed 
brother beniemen carmen all my Right and title of ys Avithin 
wrighten bill of sale with all other lands and meddows 
given to my desesed brother by my fathers Avill except a 
a parsell of land mentioned at South in ye old feld on hixes 
necke all other Lands meddows Eights and preveledges 
mentioned in my fathers will I do Eatitie and conferme 
from mee and mine to ye sd heirs to them and theirs heirs 
to have and to hold f(jr Evrr as witnes my hand and sele 
this third of June anno 1()'.)8 

Signed seled and delivered in presence of us 
JoyEPH Pettit 

his John Carmex (S) 

Beniamen X Carmen 
• marck'e 

This asignement Entered in ye Eecords by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

the Earmark of John Seaman is a latch mark on the u})er 
side of the Left Ejir and a lialf ])env under the same Ear A" 
a Latch marke on the under side of the Right Ear Enter- 
ed the first day of aprill in the year of our Lord 1710 by 
me 

"William Willis Clarke 

Page 21. 

Know all men by these presence yt I adras vardare of ye 
citt}- of new yorcke Showmacker Do transport and sett over 
from mee my heirs exsecetors and asignes unto thonuis 
higUani of hempsted his liaires exsecetors and asignes a 
sartaine Lott of ground lying and being at hempsted next 
ye lott of ground of ye sd Tho highani three acors l)eing a 
part of same Land bought by ye sd Mr adris vanlaie (^f 
Richard gildersleeve of hempsted and yt in consideration 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOrtBS. 141 

of a valuable Sumo of uiouy alli(,Hly before ye sij^iieiig and 
seleing thereof In band Paide I have sould and Do by tlx^se 
presence trauseport and set over unto ye sd thoinas hi^'li.'ini 
his heirs exseceters adniinistraters and asij^ns to have and 
to hould ye above sd thre acors of land for Ever Proniisein<^ 
to Defend ye same a^jjainst any one yt Lays dame upon ye 
same witnes my hand and sele at bedford tlu^s 15 day of 
aprill 1686 In ye Kings County Sij^ned Sded and Deliv- 
ered in presence of us 

•ye marcke X of ffiiank A];1!omt 



AUDlilS VANljAltKE (Sj 

KnoAv all men by these presence yt I ^riiomas hiolilunn 
Avithin writen <lo forndy asigne and make over all my liiglit 
and title of ys within writen bill of sale from mce my heirs 
exsecetors administrators or asignes unto Elies Derlaiid of 
ye towne and coiinty within writen to him his exsecetors 
administrators and asignes to have and to hould as his 
owne pro})er Kight for Ever withoute molestation and to ye 
confermation here of I have set to my liand march this 'JS 
1()H7 

witnes 

Joseph Pettit Tier Thomas higham 

John tredwell 

a coy)pi compared by mee 

JosEJ'ii Pk'ITT'I' (der 
Page 22. 

Know .all men to home these presence may concerne yt I 
Peter Johnsen Scoll Inliabitant in ye bonds of hempsted 
on Long Island and coUiny of new yorcke shere for severall 
considerations have sold unt Elias Derland of hempsted 
and Long Island and Collyny of yorcdce I say I have sould 
my house and home lott with all })ertinances and Privi- 
ledges belonging there unto standing in ye towne of hem]i- 
sted and boundening with ye swani]) on ye soi;th sid and 
with ye comons highway on ye north sid I say I ve sd 



142 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 



Peter Jolmsoii scoll have sold Eiifefed asigned and mad 
over fr<^in mee my lieirs Exsecetors administrators or asigns 
ai)d here by I Do fully sell Bargin Eiifefe alinate and macke 
over unto ye afore sd Elias Derland to hiui his heires ex- 
secetors administrators and asignes to have and to hould and 
quietly to ])oses and Euioy with all Eightes and Priviledges 
there unto l)elonging and I ye sd Peter Johnson Do by these 
presence bind and oblidge my selfe my heires exsecetors 
adujiuistrators an asignes ys my sale to be good and lawfull 
against all maner of persons or persons yt shall or may 
Lay any chims unto ye sd premeses from all Dowrys Depts 
morgadges whater and I ye sd Peter Do here by owne to 
have Eeseved valuable consideration in hand yt is to say a 
bill of Dept which recept in full satisfaction for ye same 
and for ye ferder performance of ye afore sd premises I Do 
before these witnesses agree and sett to my hand and sele 
on ye twenty fourth day of noveml)er and yeare of oure 
lord one thcmsand six hundred seventy and Efdght 

Signed Seled and Delivered 

In presence of us 

ADAM MOTT JUNER PeTTKR JoiINsON St'OOL (S) 

John ALLDERDICE (This iiame iiu.eiruin). 
ADAM MO'J" CE (Tliisceors.Miiufitain). 
WILLIAM THICKSTON 

a co|)pie Compared by mee 

JosERH Pettit Cler 
Abram C'oovertt his Ear marke is a cro]) off of the top 
of the left Ear and two nicks on the under side of the 
liight Eai' A- one nick on the u])er side of the Itight Ear 
Entered this 'iOth Day of November 1710 by nun' 

A^'ILLIAM Willis Clarke 

PacxE 23. 
ajnill ye 25 - m.)H 

Whereas at ye same time Samuell ])enton Xathanell 
Persall and Joseph Pettit was chosoji to macke a Devition 



KEMPS'I'EAT) TOWN RECORDS. 143 

of some meddo at ye South inctldows on yv. mill liivev 
ueckt^ wliicli was <i;iveii to williaiii tlioiiK^ and Richard 
osbonie Eqiiall ])et\veiie them by heiiery Linintoii Desesed 
at ye same time KSoleman Semen Did iii<i;ad^(' for him selfe 
his lieires and asignes yt those yt Poses y(] sd nM'(hh) from 
time to time and ye me(hlo «jjiven to Jolm hnl)s shall have 
Lil)erty to hrinii; oiite theirt^ hay oyer his Lot Provich'd 
they do ^"o ov(M- Ins med(h) in ye most convenient phice foi' 
a hij^liway and to ys above wright alowance I ye above sd 
S()h)man semen in consideration of full satisfaction rt^seved 
ye Day aboyP* wri^littMi Do Si^^iie as my act and Deed 

Testated by ns his 

JosErH Pettit Sol. amen X Semen 

his ma)cke 

Samuell X Denton 
marcke 

Nathanell Persall 

u copi of ye oriti;enall Entc^rtMl by mee 

Joseph Pf/i'iti' ("hir 

Page 24. 

To all Christien People to whome these Presence Shall 
come or any wise apertaine (Ireeting Know ye yt 1 Wil- 
liam Thorne of madnans necke in ye l)onnds of hempsted 
on Lon<^- Island alies nassaw in quens Countj in ye Pro- 
vince of new yorcke Do By these presence giye grant bar- 
gin sell alinate lleles and deliver from mee my heirs exsece- 
tors administrators and asignes unto Samuell Denton sener 
of ye towne County Island and Province aiore sd to him 
his heiris exsecetors administrators and asignes a snrtaine 
]iarsell of meddo ground fresh and salt Lying and being 
situate at ye South meddows on a necke called ye mill River 
necke within ye Pattent of henq^sted In t|uantity of acors 
as was given mee by my Desesed father in Law henery 
Lininton or as shall be found within ye bounds following yt 
is bounded north by a stacke standing upon ye banck of a 



144 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

(licli })\ ji spring and Est bj ye mecldo of John Inibs De- 
sesed and west by ye nieddo of Eicliard Osborne and soiTtli 
by hog Island Crieke all Avliicli meddo gronnd aboye bound- 
ed in quantity of aeors as shall apeare within ye aboye 
bonnds with all Rights titles preyeledges and apnrtinances 
thereunto belonging to ye same or any part or parcell there- 
of I ye sd william thorne Jnnor Avith my wife caterne «lo by 
these presence giye grant hargiu sell alinate Eeles and De- 

Page 25. 

liver from ns onr heirs exsecetors administra1^)rs and asigns 
nnto ye sd samnell Denton senor to him his heires exsece- 
tors administrators and asignes to have and to honld and 
qnietly to poses or Enioy from us or any from by or under 
us oure heires and asignes or from any pers(^n or persons 
yt shall macke any Just dame thereunto yt is I Do warrant 
ys my sale to be Lawfull athenticke and good free from 
any former sale Lett morgadge or Incomberance what eyer 
and of ye sd william thorne Do for my selfe my heirs and 
sucsesors to do any ferder thinge for so sure macking and 
ferme binding ye sd meddo ground and ]»remises with 
Eyery Part and Parsell there of for and in consideration of 
twenty three pounds corrant siher mony of ye goyernment 
Reseyed and a('se])ted in full satisfaction liefore ye signing 
hereof and in Testimony of ye Premises I have Avith mv 
wife Caterne set to oure hands and fixed oure seles Septem- 
ber ye tenth Day in ye yeare of oure Lord one thousand 
six hundred ninty and Eaiglit 

signed seled and Delivered 

In presence of us his 

Joseph Pettit william X 'riioitxR (H) 

his marcke 

John X Leninton her 

marcke Caterne X thorxe (S) 

John Smith marcke 

a Copie of ye origenell Entered by niee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 



HEMl'S'l'EAl) TOWN KF.COliDS. 14") 

Page 26. 

Sejittmibci' y<' tciitli Kills 'I'licr .-ipeered l)of(>i'e nice u il- 
liiiiii mill catci'iic tlioriie and ackiiow I(m1j^(m1 ys Deed to lie 
theire owiu' act ami Deed 

JoTTX Smith 

Jnstis of ye Peace 

alt a to\vm> meeting' held in lienijtsted nov mlier ve 27 
1()!)1) it WHS voted and couchided by ;i nntio)- vot<! vt Jnstis 
Sniitli Tsack Smith John Pinc^ John tJt'oster and williani 
Willis shall heare ve a(:(>unn)ts of those vt demand moiiv 
of ye towiie Conserninji; ye try all alxtute lioekaAvav and 
macke Returne to ye towiie for theire api()l)ation iu vt 
matter. 

By order Joseph Pettit (Jl 

Sanmell Lanu;(h)n his Ear marke is a holt; in th(i Piiglit 
Ear A' a latch on the under side of the left Ear Entered 
the 20th Day of November 1710 

pr AViLLiAM Wu.iJs Clarke 

Henry Seamans his Ear marke is a latch on the fore side 
of the left Ear and a halfj)eny under itt and a slitt DoAvn 
the Right Eare A' a nick under itt Entered the 2()th Day 
of novemhr 1710 

pr William A\'illis Clarke 

John beadle Ju his Ear marke is a half pt^iy on the 
uper side of the Right Ear and a half[)eny and a nick 
under the left Ear 

Entered the 20th Day of novembr 1710 

pr William AVillis Clarke 

Page 27. 

• To all Christian People to wliome these presence shall 
come or any apertaine Greeting Know yee yt I David 
Jecockes of hemi)sted on Long Island ales nassaw in cpieus 
County iu ye Province of New jorcke Do by these presence 



14(i HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ijive ^raiit l);ii<fiii sell aliiiate Reles aud Deliver from uk e 
my lieires exsecetors and asigus iiuto abrabam Smith of ye 
towiie C'oiiiitv IsLiud and Province afore sd to liini his 
heires exsecetors administrators aud asignes a sartaine par- 
eell of meddo dii Rainers iieeke vt is as followeth when 
Eaiglit acors of meddo is tackeii of a nineteeue acor Loott 
on v(^ East side ve sd Lott agoiueiug to ve mechlo of which 
Pioportionally with ye foreteeue acors EenmininiJi; then ye 
sd ahraham Smith to have tive acors of meddo ye bought 
of ye foreteeue acors from ye frout stacke soiithward to 
niacke ye said tive acors with ye Eight of growing or up- 
land beh>nging to ye sd tive acors i)roportionable on ye sd 
necke which med(h) and Eights afore sd I ye David .T(-- 
cockes Do by these presence give grant bargin sell alinate 
Eeles and Deliver finni mee my heires and asignes unto \o 
sd abraham Smith to him his heires and asignes to lia\f 
and to h(nild for Ever and Do warraut ys my sale to be 
good and atheuticke iu Law free from any sale Lett mor- 
gadge or incond)erauce what Ever for and in consideration 
of other meddo Laud Eeseved in full satisfaction Eeseved 
and in testimony of ye Premises I have set to my hand and 
sele aprill ye o 1697 

Sigued Seled aud Delivereil his 

iu Presence of us David X Jecockes (S) 

marcke 

Joseph Pettit 
ad Mott 

a Copy of ye (uigenall Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 28. 

at a generall towne meeting held iu hempsted Xovend»er 
ye 22 1698 by ye maior vote of ye towne was chosen niaior 
Jackson Justis Smith Joseph Smith aud Xathauell Persall 
to tacke care to get ye Lines Euu betwene oure towne aud 
ve towns on Each side of us trulv bv (jr acordiu -^ to uurdies 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN ItECORDS. 147 

and Pattoiit and any tlir<'(> men of ye fowio liavc Liberty to 
act us al'oicsd iind ye townc to [)ay ye hole C'liarge 
i}\ ofdcr 

Joseph ri:i'i i r ("lar 

Benjamin Halsteed liis K;iv inarke is a slitt Down tlu; tcjp 
of the Left Ear and a Half|)eiiny nmh'i' the itight Ear En- 
tered this Eleventii day of April! 171(1 liy mee 

W'jl.l.lA.M Wll.l.is Claike 

this above-sd ear niarck of beinanien Halseads is null 
and void by his own order witiies 

TllO (rll.DKIiSLKKVE Chirck 

Nathaniell Scniniaii -Inner His Ear Marke is a Swallow 
I'orke on the Toj) of the Piij^ht Ear and a hallfpeiiy under 
the same and a Latch marke on the nper side oljr'tlu' left 
l^ai- Entered this lOth day of the 4th month Jnne 171U 
by mee 

AVii,i,[a:\[ AVri;Lis Clarke 

Jacob Hicks his Ear marke is a swaHow forke on the top 
of the Ki-ht Ear A' a slitt Down the left Ear 
Entered this 2()th day of •) br 1710 

})r William Wii,lis Chirke 

Jose])h buitice liis Ear marke is A flour Deluce on the 
to|) of the Left Ear Keconled ye 20th (hiy of br 1710 

pi' William Willis Clarke 
Page 29. 

Nathanil okley his eyear nnaxdv is a latcdi one ye under 
sid ye rij:;ht eyear and a halpeny one ye fore sid the lef 
eyear 

entertnl by mee ye 8 day of may 170() 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



14S HEMrSTEAD TOWN IIECORDS. 

John Mott .Tuner his eyear inarek is a half peny uii(Ter 
tlie ri<^ht eiear and one, nick the fore sid of the same: 
entered the 8 (hay of may in ye year 1701) by mee 

Tho (tildeksleeve Chirc-k 



John Lano;(h)n his eyear march is a liol in the ri^ht eyear 
and a half peiiv one the nnder sid the left eyear wliieh was 
his f ithers evear marek Entered the 4 day of Jun 17()() 

1)\ mee Tho Gtldersleeve Clarck 

Thomas Carel his eyear march is a hoi in the ri^ht eyear 
entered Juen the 4 day 17U() hy mee 

Tho Gtldersleeve Clarck 

Dauiell pine his Ear Marke is a swallow forke on the 
Left Ear cV: a Latch on the uper side of the Kight Ear 
Entered the 11th of August 1709 

by mee AVilll\m Willis Chirke 

Daniell smith his Ear Marke is a half ])eny on Eacli side 
of the left ear Entered the I'ith day of November 1701) 

pr mee 

"\ViLLL\M Willis Clarke 

PaPxE 30. 

This Indenture made the twenty Second Day of Disem- 
ber the year of cure Lord God one thousand Six luindred 
ninety Eaight and in ye tenth yeare of oure Diead Sover- 
agne Lord william ye third by ye Grace of god of Ingland 
Scotland france and L'land King Defender of ye faith wit- 
neseth yt I Richard thorne now Dwelling on madnans 
necke in ye bounds of hempsted in quens county on ye 
Island nassaw^ in je Province of neAv yorcke in america for 
Divers good Causes and considerations mee moveing there 
to but Esspetially for and in consideration of a valuHl)]e 
Sume in hand Paid before ve siiJjninjj; and seleintr herof 
where with ye sd Richard thorne Doth fully acknowledge 
mv selfe contented and Paid hath by these Presence <rranted 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN llECORDS, 149 

bar^^iiied sould ami aliiiated and Do bv tliese presenco 
(rraiit l)argiii sell and confenne unto henery alien of ye 
same Place and county afore sd all iny Lands and liouseing 
lying upon ye Last Devition of ye necke afoie sd with ye 
oi'cliai'ds fences marshes meddows with ye full llight of 
commons Preveledges prevelidges and ;ipertinances there 
to belonging now or Ever here after shall any wise belong 
or apertaine bounded by ye south with Robert hubs sener 
liuning acording to Corde west south three Points which 
Lott 1 ye sd Richard thorne bought of Josias Hallitt ye sd 
Land Buting Estward to ye crick and westward to mathew 
gar lets Bay which sd Parcell of Land afore sd I ye afore 
sd Richard Thorne for niee my heirs exsecetors administra- 
tors and asignes have sould ye sd lott of Land with ye 
Previlegges and apertinances as afore sd unto henery alien 

Page 31. 

his hairs and asignes iov Ever To have and to hould ye 
sd Lotment of Land with all ye afore mentioned premises 
from me ye sd Richard thorne my heirs exsecetors admin- 
istrators and asignes unto him ye sd henery allin his 
haires exsecetors administrators and asignes with quiet 
Posession Pesably to Inioy with onte Lett hindrerance or 
molestation from me ye sd Richard Thorne or iiny other by 
from or under nu' and I Richard Thorne for mee my hairs 
and asigns Doe Promise Covenant and grant yt at ye 
time of .sale and Delivery hereof I Richard thorne was 
ye sole and Lawfull of all and Every Part of ye 
l)remises above sd and allsoe I Richard thorne my haires 
and asignes Do agust and Discharg ye sd Loot of Land 
with all ye Premises to l)e full and absolutely cleare and 
Discharged from all maner of Licomberances of Judgments 
tines gifts grants morgadges Dowry Joynters or intangle- 
ments by from or under mee my asigns or consent or pro- 
curement and I Richard Thorne Do for mee my heirs and 
asignes fully clerely and absolutely warrantiz and Defend 



151) HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

this iny sale to l)e good and atlientit-ke in Law from all 
other elams what so ever Directly or Indirectly as witues 
niv hand and sele ve Dav and veare above wriyjhteu 

Signed seled and Delivered memorandum before sign- 
In presence of ing and seling hereof ye 
Nathanell FFosTEl! Avoods bought of Josias hallitt 
Joseph Sutton mistook in ye IH Line being 
J(.>HN Kessam Last bought and sold from John 

Cassam Latty to ye sd Richard 

thorne afore sd 

his 
Richard X Thorne (S) 
marcke 

Jenewary ye 9 1698 then apeared Richard Thorne and 
owned this Deed of sale to he his free and vollintary act 
and Deed before mee 

John Tredavell Justis of ye pece 

This Deed and acknowledgment Entered in ye Towne 
Records by mee 

Joseph Petttt Clercke 

Page 32. 

This agreement made upon the seventh day of marcli in 
ye yeare .sixtene hundred Eighty six or Eaighty seven wit- 
neseth a full ferme agrement betweue us Jeremiah wood 
Joseph wood and Jonas wood Brethren all of us ve sons of 
Jeremiah wood Lately Desesed that whereas oure fathe'i- in 
his Last will and te.stament hath not mentioned severall 
perticulers as to Lands and comminage in ye presinckes of ve 
towne of hempsted wee for Love and Peece ])resent and 
future Do unanlmosely agree to part and Devide yt same 
amongst us as followeth as allso what oure Estate or ......ds 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 151 

are unineiitioiied in yv suide will wee have agreed to Devide 
as followeth lm[)riiueis wee a<^ree yt ye Lett of ineddo yt 
w,is oure f;itlit^rs Lyiu^ at ye Elst ineddo shall l)eo holly 
onre hrothnr Jeremias Item a fifty acor Lott yt wa-i oure 
fathers and Lyeth at nierriek necke ye one halfe of it to ho 
and ])elon<f to onre brother Jos<^j)h wood as his owne proper 
Kij^ht and ye other halfe of it to he and belong to oure 
brother flonas wood as his owin^ proper llight allso a peace 
of Laud Lving westward of Jonas wtxxls house which is 
i?U'lose(l for a ealfe j)aster wee Do agree it shall be E(pially 
J)evided betwene all three of us Jeremiah wood to have his 
p;irt of it to be aioying to his owne meddo and Jonas wood 
to have his ))art to Ly next aioyning to his house Est ward 
and ye notlierniost ])art of it to belong to Joseph wood 
allso it is agred that Jose[)h Miid Jonas wood shall ])astere 
tlieire horses in ye saide pasture S: Leave a sufhtent eart 
way for tlieire l)r()tlier Jeremi by a pare of good Bars 
to pas and Kepas to his me Ido at all times and it is 
furder agreed yt all ye Right of c(nnmons belonging to 
oure father in ye bounds of henipsted ye Previlidges thereof 
shall belong to us all three Equally and alieke Item as con- 
cerning 'what Estate or goods is not mentioned in oure fa- 
thers will wee Do all agree yt onre brother Jeremiah shall 
have ye ont^ halfe of ye same as his ]nut being oure Elder 
Brother and ye other halfe thereof shall bee Etpiall}- Devi- 

Page H'S. 

ded betwene Joseph and Jonas wocrl tinally wee Do unan- 
imosly agree yt what oure right of Land or commonages 
allso as ye tow ox[)asters and ye liight of oure father at 
cow necke or any other rights or commons in ye towne of 
henipsted shall one halfe of them l)e and belong to oure 
brother Jeremi and his hairs for Ever and ye other halfe to 
belong and l)e to.us Joseph and Jonas in and Equall Devided 
betwene us to be to oure hairs for Ever as allso all oure 
shares mutally in ye afore mentioned particulars to be 
oure owne and oure hairs for Ever in witnes to ys full 



132 



JIE.MI'S'rEAD TOWN' lIEfOIJDF!. 



agieenieut wee have all three Brothers set to oure hands 
and seles sett ye Dav and yeare above wrighten 
In Presence of Jekemiah \vood (S) 

Jeremiah hobaut his 

EFIUNCES ChAPPELL JoSEPH X WOOD ( S) 

marcke 
Jonas \yo()D (S) 
A Coppie of ye origenall Entered By mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 
James pine Ju His Ear inarke is a slitt down the Left 
Ear A' two nicks on the under side of the Pdght Ear Ke- 
corded the teuth day of Man-h in the year of our Lord 
1710-11 by mee 

William "Willis Clarke 
Page 84. 
AN'illiam totten his Eare marcke Is a slit in ye top of ye 
otl Eare and a Latch under ye neare Eare Entered In ye 
Records november ye 10 l(il)9 

by luee Joseph Pettit Cler 
Thomas Hpragg his Eare marcke Is a Crop on ye otF 
Eare and a half peni on ye fore sd or uper side the neare 
Entered in ye Records uovetnber \ e 10 KI'J'J 

By mee Joseph Petiit Cler 
Henry Willis Junier his Ear mark is a Swadow fork on 
the top of Each Ear t\: a half peny under the Right Ear 
Entered the 12 day of 9th ber 1709 

l)r William Willis Clark 
John WilHs Ids Ear mark is a swallow fork o.i the top of 
the Right ear and a half peny uuder Each Ear ent.rcd the 
12 day of the ninth month 1701) 

pr AViLLiAM Willis dark 
Jacob Willis his Ear mark is a Swallow fork on the top 
of the Right ear S: a half peny under ye same A- a half peny 
on the uper side of the left ear A' a nick uuder the left Ear 
entered the 12 day (;f the ninth month 1709 

pr William Willis Clarke 



HEMFiSTEAlJ TOAYN ];K('()];J)S. 153 

Joliii SoutliMvd -In his Eur mavk is a H()\v(M" dv luct; on \ho 

top of Each Ear Entered this Ifjth ilav of June in tlu^ 

year of our Lord 1710 

by niee WiLLiAM WiLLls CUrke. 

Jo.s(^{)h Soutliaj'd his Eur niarke is a Howr cU' hiee on the 
top of the Hij^ht Ear and a hitch on the uper side of je 
Left Ear 

Entered this 15th (hiy of J;ine in thtj year of our Jjoid 
1710 

by liiee W'lLLIAM WiLLIS Chirke 

Pa(IE 35. 

This \vrightin<> witiieseth yt I Jeremiah wood of heinp- 
sted on Long Island alias uassaw in cjuens county for divers 
considerations niee there unto nioveing but more Espetiall 
for twenty shillins ])\ me all redy Reseved 1 have given 
granted asig]ied set over Kelesed and Delivered from mee 
my heirs exsecetors administrators and asignes to my 
brother Jonas ^vood now Liveing in Est Jersy to hiui his 
heirs exsecetors administrators and asignes severall Pai- 
sells of meddo and land with a house and l)arne fences and 
orchard all that Part of my father Jeremi woods plantatioji 
yd he was plesed in his will bearing date l(iJS-l to give to 
my brother Jonas wood I say I have given (xranted asigned 
set over Kelesed and Delivered all ye afore mentioned 
Lands with houseinti fences an orchard as afore sd from 
niee my heires exsecetors administrators and ;isignes unto 
my afore sd brother Jonas wood to him his heirs exsecetors 
administrators and asigns to have and to liould for Ever as 
his or theire owne free Land of inheritance and in confer- 
mation lusreof I have set to my hand and sele this 4 of 
October in ye yeare l()i)S 

Signed Seled and Delivered 

in presence of us Jkkkjiiah wood (^>S) 

Nathanell Peksall 

Jonathan Smith 

gokg hulit 



154 RFMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the Ear niarkf of Kicliaid Towuseiid is a Latch on the 
f(.ic sidr (.f ye left Ear A' a slitt down the Ear l)ehiii(l the 
latch and a half pciiy on the fore side of the Ri^ht Ear 
Entered this IGth day of June in the year of our Lord 1710 

by mee WiLLiAxH WiLLls Chirke 

Page 3H. 

Know all men l)y these ])resence yt I Jonas wood of Est 
new Jersv in Elizabeth towne in ye County of esexs have 
made and set over all my Ei<j;ht and intres unto this withen 
wri«;ht agrement from mee my heirs and asignes unto Jon- 
then Smith Juner of hempsted on Long Island in (piejis 
County to him his heirs and asigues that for Ever if there 
he an\- words wanting iii ys asignement yt might ad 
strenght to it in Law they shall l)e as tho thay were liei-e 
Wright where unto 1 have set to my hand and sele witnes 
oitchi" ye 5 anno 1()U8 

John Jackson 

(tokg Hii.iT Jonas w(H)n (S) 

Jonas wood apeered l)efore mee one of his maiestes Jus- 

teses of ye ])eac for (piens county and ownd this agreement 

to he his act and (h;ed October ye fifth lODH as witnt^s my 

hand 

John Jackson 

hempsted noveinber ye 2'2 IH'.tS Jeremiah wood a])e(^red 

before mee John Jackson one of his maiestes Justes of ye 

pece for cpiens County and owiid this within wrighten 

agrement to be his owe vollentery act and Deed as witnes 

my liand 

John Ja( kson 

The within wrighten agrenunit asignenuMit and acknowl- 
edgements all Entered by mee 

JosKi'H Pktti'I' Chu'cke 

the Ear nuirke of Elizal)eth Smith is a Latch on tlie foiv 
side of the Left Ear A- a slitt Down the sanu' Ear behind 
the Latch 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS 155 

Eiitfi'tMl tills l(»lli Dav of June in tlic ycai' of our Lofd 

1710 

1)V iii(!e \\ IM.IA.M W'liJ.is ("larkc 

TACiK '.M. 

att a j^ciiciall tow iin 

inoetiii<ji; held in li('iii|)st(nl aprill ve 1 Id!)'.) wee vc iiilial>i- 

tonts of liriiijistctl Do a<4i'('«^ by have oiiic Patti^nts and I'ui- 

(diases c-oufeniuMl acoidiiig io uuie aiiicieiit luarcked boniid.s 

to ye freeholders and inhuhiteuts of henipsted acordiiij:; to 

Eaeh mails Pro])ertio]i 

By order. of ye towiie 

.losKi'ii PKTirr (1a r 

att yv af<,)j'e sd towiie ineetiji^ Bicliard townseiid was 

chosen coiistahk' 

at yv same time -lonatlieii Smith se was cliosen Colrctor 
att ye same time .loliu Serin^' and \\illiaiii \\ illis was 

chosen assessors 

at ye same time Joseph Pettit was chosen clercke 

at ye same time Nathaiiell Persall was i-hoseii Suiiervi- 

]>y order JosKi'H PET'rrr dar 

.Jeiemiah Post his Eare marcke is one half |teni on ye 
iiper side ye of Eaie ;ind a Slit in ye End of ye neare Eare 

Entered may ye '20 1700 

Entered l)y mee Joseph Pettit Cler 

The Ear niarke of peter Smith is a slitt do\\n tlie Eight 
Ear A- two nicks under the Left Ear Entered this tift day 
of fe])ruary 1710 U hy WiLLlAM AVlEl.ls Clarke 

Paoe HS. 

To all C'hristicii Peo[il<' to whome th(^se prestMicc^ shall 
come or any wise apertaine greeting Know yee yt 1 thonias 
Irian 1 of liein})ste 1 o:i Long Island alies nassaw in (punis 
coimty in ye province of new yorcke Doe by these jii'csence 
give grant bargin sell ;dia ite Kjlds and DelivtU' fro.u mee 



156 HEMPSTEAD TOWN' RECORDS. 

my hairs exsecetors administrators and asigues unto Beiiie- 
nieii Bertsell of ye towne county Island and province afore 
sd to him his liaii'S exsecetor administrators and asigns a 
sartaine acomidations Lying and being situate in ye bounds 
of hempsted afore sd at a place called Irlands meddo yt is 
mv now Dwelling house with oute houseing orchard garden 
fenceing building and all ajjertinances on ye Land and 
meddo bounded as followeth yt is north by ye land of ye 
sd Ijeniemen bertsell west by ye bruslii plains south by ye 
Land of ye sd benienien V)ertsell and Est l)y ye now stand- 
ing fence all which Land and meddo as above bounded in 
([uantity of acors as may apeare Avith Every Part and Par- 
sell there of and ye premises as above sd I ye sd thorn as 
Irland Do l)y these ])resence give grant bargin sell alinate 
Keles and Deliver from me my heirs and asignes unto ye 
sd beniemen bertsell to him his hairs and asignes together 
with one cpiarter part of my Pattent Right in ye bounds of 
henq)sted as alls(j twenty five acors of Land Lying Estward 
of ye sd Place on ye notheren side the Little meddo so 
called and Runing Ijy the meddo and fowre acors of ye sd 

Page 89. 

twenty live Lying at ye Lower part of ye sd Little meddo 
ayoining to ye above twenty one acors bounded on Every 
Part as apers by marcked trees as was formerly surveyed 
by Richard gildersleeve Desesed all wich Laud meildo 
houseing fenceing and apertinances and Premises aforsd 
with the tinil)er trees Lying or standing there on ye Land 
and meddo with Every part and parsell there of as al)ove 
sd with ye Premises I the sd thomas Irland with my wife 
Mary Do by these piesence give grant bargin sell alinate 
Reles and Deliver from mee my heirs and asigns unttj ye sd 
beniemen bertsell to him liis heirs aud asigns to liavt? and 
to liould for Ever and Doe ferder warrent ys uiy sale to be 
lawfull athenticke and good in Law. free from aii\ former 
sale let niorgadge or incond)erance what Ever for ami in 
consideration of other land aud Premises Reseived in full 



HEMPSTEAD l^OWN RECORDS, 157 

satisfaction before ye sigiieiuL;- liei(i of and in testimony of 

ye Premises we have set to onre hands and tix<Ml onre seh^s 

febery ye twentj'eth Day in V(^ jearc of ouic; Lord ainio 

Domini lOUS 

Signed seled and Delivered 

in Presence of us Thomas Iiiland (Si 

Joseph Pettit her 

Jonathan X Semen Mary X Irlanu (S) 

his marcke inarcke 

Page 40. 

a Record of twenty two acors of^Land Liiid oute' to l)Hnie- 
men Bertsell by C'aptaine Semens aboute Eighteene years 
since which was bought from Laras Mott being formerly ye 
Right of Thomas Irland Lying by ye new settlement of ye 
sd beniemen begining at a chesnut tree marcked and Run- 
ing about East about forty rods to a mavckd \\liit ocke tree 
and from thence al)oute southerly Eighty tow Rods to a 
marcked black oclie tree and from thence aboute forty Rods 
to another blacke oche tree marcked and from thence aboute 
northerly Eighty tow Rods to ye first Station Entered ye 
first of aprell 1704 by ye Reqest of ye sd beniemen 

by mee Joseph Peltit Cler 

May ye 17 1704 a Record of a devition of meddo att an 
necke called Cove necke betweene John abraham and 
Isacke Cortlnd It was agreed as followeth vt is John ye 
west part 8 R(^ds and 9 inches and a halfe wide within a 
devtipn being ye west point as stacked from ye brode cricke 
to ye hed of a little Cricke and as it Lede to ye Cove 
Isacke next Eastward with ye East point stacked as afore 
sd to ye sd brode cricke al)rahani ye East lott to ye maine 
Cricke and broad Cricke and from one stacke at ye Cove 
aboute norh East to a pond and from thence to ye broad 
Cricke Each mans lot or part is Equell att ye front and 
ye Devided ye south part to abraham ye next north to 
Isacke ye north part to John 

ordered to be Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 



15R HEMrSTEAD TOAtX RECORDS. 

the Ear inarke of Ezekiell Sinitli is two half peuvs on 
the uii(h'i- si(h' of the Ei<>;ht E;»r A- one half peny on the 
under side of ye left ear Eutered this loth day of the l'2th 
month Called fehrnary 1709-1(1 l»y nie _ 

AViLLiAM Willis Clarke 

Page 41. 

'l"o ;dl cliristien People to whonie these presence shall 
come or any wise apertaine <^reetint< Know yee yt I Je- 
remiah Smith of hempsted on uassaw Island in (piens i-onii- 
tv in ve Province of new yorcke Doe by these presence 
i^ive ijrant haruin sell ;diuate Reles ami Deliver from mee 
mv heirs exsecetors adnnnistrators ami asigues unt<j Sam- 
nell totten of ye towne Island county and Province af ore sd 
to him his heires exsecetors administrators and asignes a 
sertaine Parsell of meddo ground fresh and salt Lying with- 
in ye hounds of hempsted afore sd on ye south side ye Is- 
land of nassaw afore sd on a necke called ye Little necke 
Estwanl ve meddo containing aljoute twenty acors nmre or 
les as apears it Avas Laid oute hounded Est by ye meddo oi 
titeses west by ye mecldo of (xorg persell and north by ye 
woods and south by ye Cricke at ye bottom of ye necke all 
Avhicli meddo as above bounded fresh and salt with Every 
part and Parsell thereof Avitli ye fencing there unto Ijelong- 
ing there unto and the upl;ind apertaineing to it on ye sd 
necke as Leagly and fully as ye sd Samuell can get by vir- 
tue of ye towne act in fencing his meddo all which I the sd 
Jeremiah Smith Do by these ])resence give grant bargin sell 
alinate Reles and Deliver from mee my lieires exsecetors 
administrat<n-s and asigns unto ye sd Samuell totten to him 
his haires exsecetors administratoi's ami asignes to have 
and to hold and (piietly to poses and Enioy from mee or 
any from by or under mee my heires and asignes a)id I ve 
sd Jeremiah Smith Doe here by Avarrant ys my sale to be 
laAvfuU athenticke and good free from any f(niner sale lett 
morgadg or incomberauce what Ever and Do furder I ve sd 



, HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. !">;) 

Page i± 

Jeremiah Smith covenant and Promise for my selfe my 
lieirs and asignes to and with tlie sd Sanmell totten his 
heirs and nsio;nes yt at ys Deed sij^neinu; and selinu; niacke- 
in<jj ye sd nnnlch) and Premises was my owne Pieall Estate 
and I ve sd Jeremiah Smith ])o for my selie my heirs and 
asiirnes covenant and Promise to and with \e sd Samnell 
totten his haires and asignes to Doc any ferder thin;^' for ye 
snre mackein<_>; and term hiiidinjj;- ye sd Land yt is ye sd 
me(hh) ground and Premises if need Re({nire for and in 
consideration of forty live Pounds corrant silver mony of 
ye f^ovrment Paid and secnrd to he ])aid oi' acepted in fnll 
satisfaction l)efore ye sit^neiiig hereof and in testimony of 
ye Premises I liave lierennto sett to my liand and fixed my 
sele a<i;nst ye tenth (hiv in ye yeare of onre Lord one thou- 
sand six hnnDred ninety and nine 
Si<j;ned seled and Dehvei-ed 

In presence of us Jeremiah Smith (S) 

Joseph Pettit 
Richard Smith 
Joseph Smith agust ye 10 lOil*.) 

Ther apeared before mee ye within 
named Jeremiah Smith and ac- 
knowledged ys within wrighten 
Deed of sele to be his vollentery 
act and deed apeared before mee 
one of liis maiesties Justeses of ye 
Peace of quens County 
John Jackson 

a true co[)pie Entered by mee 

Joseph Petti r C'h^r 

Page 48. 

Be it Knowne unto all christien People to whome These 
presence shall come yt T abraham Smith of ye towne of 
hempsted on Long Island in ye county of quens in ye col- 



!()() HEMPSTEAD T< >WX RECORDS. - 

loiiy of new 3-orcke Planter for good and v;dua1)le consider- 
ations mee tberennto moveiug and l>v mee in hand Keseved 
and fully Payil and given where with i do acknowledge my 
selfe fully satisfied and contented have given granted sould 
exchanged bargined made over coufermed ratified alinated 
and enfetfed and by these presence do give grant sell ex- 
(diange bargiu macke over conferme ratifie alinate and 
enfetl'e nnto Thomas Southward Sener inhabitant of ye 
towne county Island and collinie afore sd unto him his 
heirs exsecetors administrators and a signs and to his or 
tlieire owne proper right title properiety intrest behofe and 
use for Ever A lottment or ])arsell of nieddo situate Lying 
and being on ye south w,ird side ol ye townesheap of hemp- 
sted of a ])lace commonly called hickes necke in ye west 
fflie or crecke as it now Lys stacked oute it containeing six 
acors more or les ye sd meddo is bounded and buted as 
here followeth vise with ye meddo of thomas Rushmore on 
ye south or southward of it allso with ye meddo of J<din 
Carmen sener on ye north or northward of it allso it abuteth 
on a cricke called hickes ciicke on ye west or westwardl}' 
of it and allso it is ])ounded with ye woods and upland on 
ye East or Eastward of it all this wliole ])arse]l of meddo 
and every part of it I ye sd abraham Smith Do 1)\ these 
presence warrent to be honestly and fully my owne and 
truly belong to mee with all ve emolimeuts and advantaires 
there unto apertaiuing on day of ys sale and exidiange and 
ye sd six acors of meddo is free cleare and equited exchanged 
and discharged of and from all and ;dl bonds taxes instni- 
ments de])ts mortagadges verits cV: arests A' executions 
and inct)mberanc-es what s(j ever on ye day of these bar- 
gined preseuts and so is frely and fully clered of it and all 
obligations both from all others and from my selfe mv heirs 
exsecetors administrators and asignes to be to and belong 
t'l and to fully posesed and inioyed used and ocupyed to 
and by ye sd Thomas Southward his heirs exsecetors and 
asignes it for ever to his and there proper use posetion and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 161 

sole property for Ever as it was owned mine in all respects 
and I do here by warant and defend ys act and ded of sale 
and ye peasable posetion of ye same unto ye sd Thomas 
Southward his hairs against all challenges impediment 

Page 44. 

Letts and molistations what Everr yt may any way 

aris by through or under mee my hairs exsecetors etc and 
it shall bee free and LaAvfuIl for ye sd thomas southward 
senor to record and cause to be recorded in ye lieles or 
record of ys towne or County ys present instrument or ye 
true tennure thereof to all honest intents and purposes 
acording to Law unto ye truth and confermatiou of yee 
premises I have sett my hand and sele on the sixtenth day 
of aprill in ye 3'eare of oure lord one thouthsand six hun- 
dred aeighty and six of ingland Scotland france Irland 
King 

signed seled and delivered 

in presence of us witnes Abraham Smith (S) 

Jeremiah hubbard 
Jeremiah wood Jr 
Entered by mee Joseph Pettit clercke 

The Ear marke of Richard Vallintine Jenior is a crop off 
the top of the Left Ear & two nicks on the under side of 
the Right Ear Entered the Eighth day of June annog 
Domini 1710 by mee 

AVilliam Willis Clarke 

The Ear mark of John Jackson being the former Ear 
mark of John Tredwell Ju is a Latch mark on the uper or 
fore side of each Ear & a half peny under the Left Ear : 
Entered ye l'2tli day of ye 12tli mouth february 1710-11 

by mee William Willis Clarke 

The Ear marke of Jasper Totten is the Antient mark of 
his brother Samuell Toten which is a slitt down the Right 



1G2 HE^rPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

Ear tt a nick iu Eacli side of the left Ear Entered or Re- 
corded the 21 day of february 1710-11 by mee 

William Willis Chirke 

Page 45.. 

Hempsted Octolier ye 7 - 1690 Then Reseved of thomas 
and John southward upon ye acoumpt of my wifes part of 
je Estate of oure father desesed acording to ye adboti'ators 
award twenty pounds in full payment. I say Reseved by 
mee 

Avitnes John bedle 

John bate 
his 
Edwed X Sprag 
marcke 

Hempsted October ye 7 - 1690 
Then Reseved of thomas and John southard upon ye 
acoumpt of my ^dfe's part of ye Estate of oure father De- 
sesed acording to ye adbotrators award twenty pounds in 
full payment I say Reseved by mee 

witnes his 

John bate Thomas X martin 

his marcke 

Edwed X Speagg 
marcke 

Hempstead October ye 7 - 1690 
Then Reseved of thomas and John southwrd upon ye 
acoumpt of my wiies part of the Estate of oure father De- 
sesed' sixtene pound fower shillins six pence I say Re- 
seved by mee 

witnes heeman hendricke 

John bate 
his 
Edaved X Speagg 
marcke 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN REf'OKDS. 103 

api'ill ye 3d 1694 Then Reseved 3'e hole niache ye some 
of twenty ponnds beini^- ye hole of ys my wifes part of ye 
Estate above sd [ say lieseved by mee 

HAEMAN HENDRICK 

These Resepts Entered by mee Joseph Pettit cler 

Page 46. 

Hempsted October ye 7 - 1(590 Then Reseved of tliomas 
and John Sonthward ni)on ye actounipt of my part of ye 
estate of my father Desesed acordinij; to ye awrd of ye ad- 
botrators sixtene pound foreteene shillins I say Resevd 
by mee 
witues ABiGALL X Southward 

John bate her marcke 

his 

Eward X Spragg 

marcke 

Reseved three ponnd six shillins to macke ye full some 
of twenty pounds as above sd to ye award i say Reseved 
by mee Desembr ye 29 - 1691 

witues Edward X spragg 

Joseph Pettit [his marck 

Hempsted octol)er ye 7 1690 Then Reseved of thomas 
and John Southwad upon ye acoumpt of my wifes part of 
ye estate of oure Desesed father acording to ye adbitrators 
award twenty three pounds in full payment I say Reseved 
by mee 

witnes GoRG fowler 

Joseph Pettit 

These Resepts Entered by mee Joseph Pettit CI. 

Abrani Southard his Ear marcke is a Howrdeluce on the 

top of the off : or Right Ear itt being the marcke that his 

father Tliomas Southard late of Hempsted formerly gave 

Entered this 15 day of the 12tli mon called february 1709-10 

by me 

William Willis Clarke 



IG-i HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Isach Soiithai'd liis Ear marke is a flowrdeltice on the top 

of tlie Eight Ear & a half peaj on the uper side of the left 

ear Entered this 15th day of the 12th mon called february 

1709-10 

by mee William Willis Clarke 

Page 47. 

a Eecord of fifty acors of Land formerly Laid oute to hop 
willis in ye north wood Edge ou ye west side Thomas Elli- 
sons tAventy taw acors It Euns notherly in Lenght one 
hundred and twelve Eods and westerly Eighty Eods with a 
high way through ye Lenght of it ys Lott Avas Laid oilte by 
Nathanell Persall how gave ye dementions of it and Entered 
in ye Eecords by mee fl'ebewery ye 3 1699 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

a Eecord of fifty acors of Laud formerly Liiid oute to 
hop Avillis ou ye East side Jerusalem Swamp where ye sd 
hop willis now Liveath Euning one hundred and fivty Eods 
north and south and fifty Eods East and west ye Land 
goiuing to a high way yt Leads by ye sd Swamp Entered 
febewery ye 28-1699^-700 

By mee Joseph Pettit Clerck 

a Eecord of fifty acors of Laud lyiug ou ye north side 
ye greate plain which hope willis causeth to be Entered 
bounded East by land formerly given to John Beats and 
East by a high way North by ye hils and south as ye other 
twenty tow acor Lott ye sd lott being formerly Laid oiite 
by ye Eight of Mary willis Entered in ye Eecords febery 
28 1699-700 

By mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

Page 48. 
Asa Gildersleeve his Ear marck is a latch one the fore 
side of the right ear and a half peny beet wen e that and 
the hed Entered" the 21 day of Aprill iu the year 1705 
B}- mee 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 165 

John Eldeid liis ear inarck is a flour deleusc ou the 
left ear Entered the 21 day of Aprill in the year 1705 

By mee 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck 

GortT Gihlersleeve his ear raarck is a hitch one the fore 
sid of the left ear and a half peny beetwene that and the 
hed 

Entered the 21 day of Aprill in the year 1705 

By mee Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck 

J<jhn Dorlands eyear marck is a latch one the under sid 
of the ner eyear and two nick one the same one under and 
the other above this entered the 27 day of Desember 1705 

By mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

John hendriksons eyear marck is a swallo forck one ye 
near eyear and a half peny one ye foie sid of ye of eyear 
entered ye 12-d-of febraary 1706-5 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Bichard minthor Junior his Ear mark is a slitt down the 
top of the Left Eare. Entered in the Becord this fiffc Day 
of the secund month called apiill annoy Domini 1710 
by mee : 

William Willis Clarke 

Page 49. 

To all christian People to whonie these presence shall 
come or any wise apertaine greeting Know 3^ee yt I John 
Pine of henipsted ou Long Island alies nassaw in quens 
county in ye Province. of new yorck Doe by these presence 
give grant bargin sell alinate Beles and Deliver from me 
my hairs exsecetors administrators and asigns or atorneys 
unto uiy brother Beniamen Pine of ye towne County Island 
and Province afore sd to him his haires exsecetors admin- 
istrators asignes or atorneys a sartaine Parsell of Land 
lying and being Situate on ye south part of ye towue afore 



166 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

sd iu quantity as sLall be found bounded bv ve now stand- 
in» fence yt is ye Land formerly called Pins tilsom with 
what was given to John Pine within ye now standing 
fence je hole supjDosed to bee neare ten acors as above 
bounded ^dth ye orchard tres fenceing and all improve- 
ments thereon or graseing belonging thereto I ye sd John 
Pine Doe by these presence give grant bargin sell alinate 
reles and deliver from mee my hairs and asigns as afore sd 
unto my brother Beniamen Pine to him his hairs and asigns 
as afore sd and to have and to honldye sd Land and prem- 
ises from mee or any from bv or under mee my hairs and 
asigns and Do ferder warrant ys deed to be lawf all athen- 
ticke and good in Law free from any former sale lett morg- 
adsce or incomberance what Ever for and in consideration 
of meddo and land and premises Keseved and exsepted in 
full satisfaction before ye signing hereof and in testimony 
of ye premises i have hereunto set to my hand and fixed 
m}- sele June ye seventh day anno Domini one thousand 
six hundred ninety and Eaight signed seled and Delivered 
in presence of us 

Joseph Pettit John pine (S) 

Jeremi wood 
this deed entered in ve Records bv mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

Page 50. 

Richard Denton his mark is a slitt down the top of the 

Right Ear & one half penny on the uper side of the Left 

Ear : which was the antient mark of his father Richard 

Denton deceased Recorded the eleventh day of the 4th 

mo : June 1711 by mee 

William Willis Clarke 

Thomas Martin his Ear marke is a crop of the top of the 
Left Ear and a nick luider the Left Ear which is the antient 
marke of his father Thomas Martin deceased Recorded 
the eleventh day of the 4th mo : June 1711 by mee 

William Willis Clarke 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 167 

Tills ear mark of Thomas Marviiis is by Cou sent now 
John Hagewont 

Nathan Vallintine his Ear Markc is a crop off the top of 
the Right Ear it two nicks under the Left Ear which was 
the antient niarke of his father Richard Vallintine De- 
ceased Recorded the Eleventh day of ye 4th mo : June 
1711 l)y niee 

William Willis Clarke 

John Pearsall his Ear mark is a holle in the Left Ear & 
a half penny on the fore side of the same and a slitt down 
the Right Ear 

Recorded the lltli day of the 4th month June 1711 

pr William Willis Clarke 

Richard post his Ear marke is the antient niarke of his 
brother Jerimiah Post which is a slitt down the Left Ear 
iV a lialf peny on the upev side of the Right Ear Recorded 
tha IG day of the fourth month June 1711-by mee 

AViLLiAM Willis Clarke 

Joseph Wood his Ear mark is a flower De luce on the 
top of the Right Ear and a half penny on the under side 
of ye Left ear 

Recorded the 15th day of October : 1711 

by mee William Willis Clarke 

Page 51. 

to all christion People to whonie these presence shall 
come or any wise apertaiiie Greeting Know ye yt I John 
8iply of oisterbay on Long Island alies nassaAv in quens 
county la ye Province of new yorcke Doe by these Pres- 
ence give grant bargin sell alinate Reles and Deliver from 
mee my hairs exsecetors administrators and asignes unto 
Jeams Pine of hempsted of ye Island County and Province 
afore sd to him his haires exsecetors administrators and 
asignes Eaighty acors of wood Land or upland L^dug in 
ye bounds of hempsted afore sd on ye west side hempstead 



168 he:mpstead town eecohds. 

harboure together ^vitlI a Eight of mowing on ye greate 
plaines and Cominag as other men have which Land and 
Eights is what John towusend formerly bought of John 
Smith of hempsted as apears by a Deed under his hand 
bearing Date aprill ye twenty ninth in ye yeare of oure 
Lord one thousand six hundred seventy nine all which 
Eights and Land Eaighty acors L^^dng on ye west side 
he'mpsted harboure as afore sd together with all ye Eights 
and Pri^ilidges as fully and Leagly as is wordecT to^ • 
ye sd John townsend from ye sd John Smith I ye sd John 
Siply by these presence give grant bargin sell alinate Eeles 
euffeff and Deliver from mee my haires exsecetors adminis- 
trators and asignes unto ye sd Jeams pine to him his haires 
exsecetors administrators and asignes to have and to hould 
for Ever ye sd Laud timber Avoods and underwoods with 
ye Eight and Comiuage and all aperteening to ye Proper 
use benefit and behooff of him ye sd Jeams Pine his haires 
and asignes for Ever from mee ye sd John Siply my hairs 

Page 52. 

and asignes with ye consent of my wife hannah which sar- 
taiue Eisfht with ve Land and Cominage as afore sd I ye 
sd John Siply Doe promise for my selfe my hairs and 
asignes yt at ye Deed signeing and sele mackeing was my 
owne Estate Eeall which sele I ye sd John Siply Doe war- 
rant to be Lawfull athentick and good in Law free from any 
former sale Lett Morgadge or incomberance what Ever for 
and in consideration of forty pounds CuiTant silver mony 
in hand paid and securd to be paid exsepted in full satis- 
faction before ye signing hereof and I ye sd John Siply 
Doe promise for my selfe my hairs and asigns to Doe any 
fiirder thing If need EeQuire for ye sure mackeing and 
farme binding ye Eaighty acors of Land and Eights and in 
Testimony of ye Premises I have hereunto with my wife 
hannah set to oure hands and fixed oure seles October ye 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 169 

tweuty seventh in ye yeave of ouie Lord one thousand six 
hundred ninety and seven 

►Signed seled and Delivered in presence of us 

Joseph Pettit John Siply (8) 

DaNIELL UnDEP.HILL HANNAH SiPLY (S) 

The Deed or true Coppi C'oni[)ared by niee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

Thomas Mannering his Ear mark is a holle througli Each 
Ear and a nick on the uper side of the Right Ear Recorded 
the twenty eighth day of the first month 1712 by 

William Willis Chxrk 

Page 53. 

To all christien People to Avhome these presence shall 
come or any wise apertaine greeting Know yee yt I Eich- 
ard Gildersleeve of hontintowne on nassau Island in ye 
County of Suffolcke and Province of new Yorcke Doe by 
these presence give grant bargin sell alinate Eeles and De- 
liver from me my lieires exsecetors administrators and 
asigues unto Richard volliutine of hempsted in quens 
county on ye Island and Province afore sd to him his 
haires exsecetors administrators and asignes asartaine 
Parsed wood Land Lying and being Situate in ^^e bounds 
of hempsted afore sd on ye north side ye greate plaines 
being ye one moyetee or Equall halfe part of one hundred 
acors of Land more or Les or It was Laid oute ye sd 
moyetie bounded as followeth yt is north by ye undivided 
Land east by ye other moyetie belonging to my brother 
Thomas Gildersleeve South by a highway and west by ye 
Land of ye sd Richard Vollintine all which moyetie fifty 
acors of Land more or Les as may apeare as above bounded 
together with ye woods underwoods timber trees Lying or 
Standing and all apeitinances thereon I ye sd Richard Gil- 
dersleeve Doe by these presence give grant bargin sell 
alinate Reles and Deliver from niee my haires exsecetors 
administrators and asigne unto ye sd Richard Vollintine to 



170 HEMPSTEAD TOWX RECORDS. 

liiiii liis and asigues to have and to lionld for Ever and 

quietly to poses aud euioye from mee or auy from 1)y or 

under mee my haires and asignes free from any former sale 

Lett morgadge or Incomberanee wliat Ever aud I ye sd 

Richard Gildersleeve Doe ferder promise and covenant for 

my self my hairs and succesors to and with ye sd Richard 

vollintine his hairs and succesors yt at ye sale mackeing 

and Deed Signing je sd Land and premises was my owne 

Reall Estate and I ye sd Richard Gildersleeve Doe hereby 

f iirder covenant and Promise to ye sd Richard vollintine his 

hairs and Sucsesors for my Selfe my hairs and succesors to 

Page 54. 

Doe any furder things if need Require for ye sure mackeing 

and ferme binding ye sd Land and premises to ye sd Richrd 

his hairs aud Succesors for aud in consideration of fifty tow 

pounds in silyer mony in hand Paid and secured to be paid 

excepted in fall satisfaction to my owne content and in 

testimony of ye Premises I have hereunto Set to my hand 

and fixed my Sele aprill ye twentyeth day one thousand 

six hundred ninety and nine 

Signed seled and Delivered 

In presence of us Richard Gildersleeve (S) 

Jonathan Smith 

adam mott 

Joseph Pettit febewary ye 2(5 1699 

then ye Avithin named Richard 

Gildersleeve appeared before one 

of his maiesties Justises of ye 

Peace and acknowledged ys Deed 

of Sale within named to be his 

voUentery act and Deed proved 

before mee ftbewary ye 2(i 1(599 

170U 
John tredavell 

Justes of ye Peace 
This coppie compared and Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 171 

llicliaril Combs liis Ear iiiarke is tlircu; iiic-ks iiikUt the 
Left Ear Ivecorded the Niuteenth da}- of May in the year 
of our Lord 1711 

by mee AVilliam A\'il]js Chirke 

Page 55. 

To all Christien Peo})le to wliome these presence shall 
Come or any ^vise apertaine Greeting Know ye yt I Mr 
phillip seller of new yoreke in america for Divers good 
considerations and more Espetially for thirty' pounds paid 
or emediatly secured to be paid ye first of Jauewary next 
Doe by these presence give grant bargin sell alinate Reles 
and Deliver from mee my liaires exsecetors administrators 
and asignes unto Joseph Pleace now inhabitant in Jameco 
in (juens County in ye Province of new yoreke afore sd and 
in ye Island of nassaw to him ye sd Joseph Pleace to him 
his haires exsecetors administrators and asignes twenty-tive 
acors of Land which Peter Scull bought of Elies Durland 
ye sd tAventy five acors Excepted three acors V)efore given 
and also twenty fiA'e acors Signed in a deed all as apears ye 
Right and propertee of ye Desesed Peter Scull ye hole 
containeing forty seven acors more or Les as it was Laid 
oute situate on shermaus uecke in ye bounds of hempsted 
afore sd bounded west and south l)y ye highwaye and East 
by a highway and north by ye Land of Elies Durland all 
which Land with ye house orchard feuceing and Improve- 
ments thereon I ye sd Phillip Seller with ye timber and 
apertenances thereon I ye sd Phillip Seller Doe l)y these 
presence give grant bargin sell alinate and Deliver from 
mee my haires and asignes unto ye sd Joseph Pleace to him 
his haires and asignes to have and to hould and (piiatly to 
poses from mee or any from by or under mee and Do ferder 
warrant ys my Sale LaAvfull athenticke and got)d against 
any Person or persons what Ever and in testimony of ye 



172 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS, 

Premises 1 have here unto Sett to ray hand and fixed my 
sele Desember ys thirty first anno 1697 

Signed Seled and DeHvered 

In presence of us Phillip Sciller (S) 

Joseph Pettit 
William thickston 
Thomas Smith 

This Coppi compared by mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 
Page 56. 
march ye 12-1702-3 

A Record of fifty acors of Land formerly Laid oute to 
Daniell bedle in ye woods on ye north sid ye greate plains 
neare ye necke fence called ye Cow necke on ye west Side 
ye harbonre path beginiug at a white oche Saplin marcked 
with ye Letters D:B: and Ptuinog from thence Southerly 
160 Ptods to a blacke oche tree marcked as afore sd and 
from thence 50 Eods westerly to a Sartaine hollow and so 
Leding by ye sd holloAv notherly 160 Rods and from thence 
Easterly 50 Rods to ye first Station or white oache saplin 
afore sd this Record By ye Request of ye afore sd Daniell 
bedle 

Done by mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

The Ear marke of Jonathan Seaman is A Latch marke 
on the uper Side of the Right Ear and a half peny on each 
side of the Left Ear 

Recorded the 26 day of november in the year 1711 by mee 

William Willis Clarke 

The Ear mark of Robard Marvin his ear mark is a latch 
mark under Each Ear and a nick under Each Ear Entered 
in the Records the first day of Aprill 1712 

by W^illiam Willis Clark 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 173 

The Ear mark of Haniiali Marvin Widdow & llelict of 
John Marvin Deceased is a latch mark nnder Each Ear and 
a nick under the left Ear. liecorded the first Day of Aprill 
1712 by niee 

William Willis Clark 

PacxE 57. 

To all Christien People to wliome these presence Shall 
come Joseph Dough tj- of fleshing in quens County in ye 
Island of nassaw sendeth greeting Know yee yt I ye a bove 
sd Joseph Doughty for Severall good liesons tmd Causes 
mee thereunto moveing but more Espetially for a valuable 
sume of mony of this province of new yorcke being good 
and Lawfull mony of ye same to mee In hand paid by 
Joseph Please where of before ye enseleing and Delivery 
of the same Do acknowledge my Selfe there with fully 
content and satisfied and paid and thereof and therefrom 
Do ^from mee my haires exsecetors administrators and 
asignes for Ever aquit exhonerate and Discharge him ye 
above sd Joseph Please his haires exsecetors administra- 
tors and asignes of and from any clame or Demand for any 
Part or Parsell there of have given granted bargined alina- 
ted en f eft Eelest quit clame made over and Sold and by 
these presence Do acknowledge to have from mee my haires 
exsecetors administrators given granted covenanted alinated 
Pelest enfef t quit clame made over and sould unto ye above 
sd Joseph Please his haires exsecetors administrators and 
asignes a sartaine peace or parsell of Land Lying and being 
in ye bounds of hempsted in ye county and Island above 
sd contaiueing forty fowre acors and bounded as followeth 
Esterly by a Lott of John Johnson now iu ye tenure and ocupa- 
tion of Joseph Please and a highway betwene Southerly by ye 
Commons westerly by ye highway and notherly by ye 
Commons all which sd Peace or Parsell of Land as it Is 
above bounded and exprest I ye above sd Joseph Doughty 
have as above sd sould to ye above sd Joseph Please his 



174: HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

hairs and asignes with all timber trees woods imderwoods 
standing or lying and being upon ye same together with all 
and singular je previlidges |irofits and benefits to ye same 
.belonging with all ye Eight title intrest profits clams or 
demand to mee ye sd Joseph Doughty my hairs and asigns 

Page 58. 

The same to have and to hould ockepe poses and inioy for 
ever ye same to be and remaine to ye only proper use 
benefit and behofe of him ye sd Joseph his hairs exsecetors 
administrators and asigues free and clerly Discharged of 
and from all former sales gifts morgedges or any other iu- 
tanglements Avliat so Ever and the sam shall warrant and 
by these presence for ever defend against any intrest 
property clame or demand from any Person or Persons 
Laying any eJust clame there nuto with a warrant to de- 
fend ye same against i\nj Intrest property clame or demand 
from me ye abov^e sd Joseph Doughty my hairs and asignes 
for ever In witnes whereof I have here unto set my hand 
and fixed my sele ys foretenth Day of november in ye 
Eleventh yeare of his maiesties Reigne and in ye yeare of 
oure Lord one thousand six hundred ninety and nine 

Signed Seled and Delivered 

In Presence of his 

Charls Doughty Joseph X Doughty (S) 

Samuell Eesco marcke 

memorandum yt upon ye fifenth Day of novem- 
ber 1699 apered before Joseph Smith Esquire 
one of his maiesties Justises for ye Pece for 
quens county ye above named Joseph Doughty 
and acknowledged yt above Deed to be his free 
and vollentary act and Deed 

Joseph Smith 

This above sd Deed and acknowledgement Entered in ye 
towne Records by mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 



hempstead town records. 175 

Page 5V). 
to all cliristioii people to wliome these presence shall 
come or any wise apertaiiie (xieetinpf KnoAv yee yt I Simon 
Jerman of liempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in quens 
county in ye Province of new yorcke Do by tliese Presence 
give grant bargin sell alinate Ileles and deliver from me my 
liaires exsecetors administrators and asignes unto Joseph 
Please of ye tow^ne Island county and Province afore sd to 
him his haires exsecetors administrators and asignes a sar- 
taine parsell of Land Lying and being in ye Ijounds of 
liempsted afore sd containeing twenty live acors more or 
les as shall be found bounded Est by ye Land of Durland 
west by ye highway north by marcked trees south by a 
highway all which wood Land with ye woods underAVoods 
timber trees hereditements and apertinances as house 
orchard fenceing gardin oute houseing and all apertaineing 
I ye sd Simon Jerman Doe oy these presence give grant 
bargin sell alinate Eeles enfeffe and Deliver from mee ray 
haires exsecetors administrators and asignes ye hole Land 
and Premises afore mentioned to ye sd Joseph Please to 
him his haires and asignes to have and to hould for Ever 
and quietly to poses and enioy from mee or any from l)y or 
under my hairs and asignes in consideration of twenty 
Pounds current silver mony of ys government whereby I 
ye sd simou Jerman Doe for and in consideration of ye sd 
twenty Pounds warrnt and warrantise ye Deed of sale 
Lawfull athenticke and good in Law free from any former 
sale let morgadge incomberance wdiat Ever for ye considera- 
tion ye afore sd and in Testimonj- of ye Premises I have 
here unto set to my hand and fixed my sele October ye 26 
anno 1697 

Signed Seled and his 

Delivered in presence Simon X Jerman (S) 

of us marcke 

Joseph Pettit her 

Adam mott Mary X Jerman (S) 

Jeams Jackson marcke 

This Deed Entered by mee Joseph Pettit Clar 



176 hempstead toayn eecords. 

Page 60. 

The ear marck that Elias Doilou Jeuiier Gives is a latch 
\mder the left ear and a half peny oue the fore sid of the 
same 

Entered the 14th day of AiDrill 1712 Pr mee 

Tho Gildeksleeye Clarck 

The ear marck that Thomas Gildersleeve Juner gives is 
a latch and a half peny under the right ear and a latch and 
a half peDv on the fore sid of the left ear Entered the 1-ith 
day of Aprill 1712 

Pur mee Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

The ear marck that Pdchard Gildersleeve gives is a latch 
and a half peny under the left ear and a latch and a half 
peny one the fore sid of the right ear entered the 14th 
day'^of aprill 1712 

Pur mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Beniaman Halsted his ear marck is a nick one the fore 
sid of the right ear entered the 26th day of November 
1712 

By mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

John Smith His ear mark is a Crop on the of ear and a 
half peny on the fore sid the near ear and a half flower 
deluce. under the same Entered April the thirtenth day 
1720 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 61. 

where as there was formerly given to Piobart Diuge 
twenty tow acors of Land in ye bounds of hempsted on ye 
north side ye greate plaines at westbury lying betweue ye 
Lott of John Champin and ye Lott Laid oute to hope 
willis entered at ye other Lots agoiuing which Land was 
given to ye sd Robert Dinge for ye terme of Life 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS, 177 

att a general! towne meeting held in hempstecl aprill ye 
tirst one thovisand Seven hundred by ye niaier vote of ye 
towne was given and granted to Christopher Pinge ye 
Eldest- son of ye sd Robert Dinge to him his hairs and suc- 
cesers for Ever ye sd Land and apertinances to have and 
poses after ye Deses of ye sd Robert Dinge ye sd Christo- 
pher Dinge tacking care of his sd father Dureing his 
natnrall Life 

By order Joseph Pettit Clar 

The ear marck that John Carman Jnner gives is a swallow 
forck one the right ear and A half peny under the left ear 
and a half peny one the fore sid of the left ear 

entred the 7 day of aprill 1712 Pur mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Jonathan Rowliu his ear Mark is a half peny under ye 
Right ear tt a nick under ye Left ear Entered ye 30 day 
of uovember 1715 

by nie Tho Gildersleeve Clark 

Page 62. 

to all Christien People to whome these presence Shall 
come or conserne Jonathan Whitehed of Jemeco in queus 
Count}^ on ye Island of nassaw Sendeth Greeting Know 
ye yt I ye sd Jonathan whithead for Divers good caueses 
and considerations mee there unto moveing but more Es- 
pettially for a valuable sume of currant mony of new yorcke 
to mee in hand paid before ye iusealeiug of these presence 
by Joseph Please of hempsted in ye county and Island 
afore sd ye Resept where of I Doe Acknowledge to be con- 
tented satisfied and paid and thereof and there from Doe 
Exhonerate aquit and Discharge ye af(n-e sd Joseph Place 
his hairs and asignes of and from any ferder clame of any 
part or parsell thereof have given granted bargined sould 



178 HEMPSTEAD TOAYX EErORDS. 

confernied and made over from mee ye sd Jonatliau wliitelied 
my liaires exsecetors administrators and asignes nuto ye 
afore sd Joseph Place bis haires exsecetors administrators 
and asignes a sartaine house orchard and three acors of 
Land Lying in ye bounds of hempsted afore sd on a pLice 
called Shermans Necke on ye East side ye bighwa}- yt 
Leads hy ye Swamp side which sd three acors of Land 
more or Les as it now apears Avithin fence and being 
formerly in ye tenure and ocupation of Richard manering 
of hempsted afore sd together with all ye afore sd bouse 
orchard and fenceing and improvements thereon with all 
timber trees woods underwoods standing or Lying or being 
iTpon ye same I ye sd Jonathan Avhithead have as afore sd 
sould unto ye above sd Joseph Place his hairs exsecetors 
administrators and asignes with all and Every of these 
apertinances to have and to hould ocupie poses and inioy 
for ever free and clerely Discharged of and from all former 
sales gifts morgadge or any other intanglement what Ever 
and ye same shall and for Ever warrant aud Defend against 
any clame or Demand against any Person or persons laying 
any Just clame thereunto with a warrantte for to demand 
ye same from any Intrest property clame or demaud from 
me ye sd Jonathan Avhithead my hairs exsecetors adminis- 
trators for Ever in witnes whereunto I bind my selfe my 
hairs exsecetors administrators by seting to my hand and 
sele ys ye 16 day of may in ye tenth yeare of ye raigne of 
William ye third and in yeare of oure lord 1699 

signed seled and Delivered 

in ye presence of Jonathan whithead (S) 

Joseph Smith 
adam mott 
Joseph Pettit 

This Deed Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 



hempstead town records. 179 

Page 63. 

;itt a <ii;enerall towne meeting held in liempsted aprill ye 
1-1700 By ye maior vote of ye towne .John C-aile was cho- 
sen c()nstal)le for ye insuing yeare 

Jeams Jackson was chosen Clercke John tredwell was 
chosen Colecter William Willis and Isacke Smith was cho- 
sen assesers for ye insning yeare Nathanell Persell was 
chosen Superviseer at ye same towne meeting Maier Jack- 
son Nathanell Persall adam mott William Willis Capt Sea- 
man and Joseph Mott was chosen to macke Prudentiall or- 
ders Conserning fences and Conserning Swine liuning on ye 
commons and to macke Reterne to ye towne for theire ap- 
robatiou By order 

Joseph Pettit Clercke 

The ere marck that Beniaman seman Jiiener is a latch one 
the fore sid of the near eyear Recorded by niee march 
ye S. d. 1706 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 

The ear marck that Samuel searing Gives is a half peny 
one the fore sid of ye> left ear entered the 28 day of no- 
vember 1706 

by mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

This above sd ear marck of samnel searings is Tho Se- 
mans Jnners by Consent, witnes 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 65. 

to all Christian People to whome these presence Shall 
come or any wise apertaiue greeting Know yee yt I Rich- 
ard vollintine of liempsted on Long Island alias nassaw in 
qnens county in ye province of new yorcke Doe by these 
presence give grant alinate Reles and Deliver from mee my 
haires exsecetors administrators and asignes unto my 



180 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

brother oliadiali vollintiue of ye towne county Island and 
Province afore sd to him his haires exsecetors administra- 
tors and asignes tow parsells of meddo Lying and being 
Sitnate on a neck called ye little necke on ye East Side ye 
sd necke ye first a parsell of Salt meddo bounded north l^y 
a dich which emtyeth ye greate pond into ye maine cricke 
and so west to titeses Line and east by ye maine cricke 
and south by a Little cricke from ye west corner of ye 
cricke west to titeses Line and so west to titeses Line ye 
other a parcell of fresh meddo in ye flie bounded north by 
a small cricke which Leads east to ye maine cricke and Avest 
by ye woods and south from a marcked white ocke tree 
East to a small gullee yt Leads to ye maine cricke and East 
by ye sd maine cricke and allso tow alotments in ye north 
wood Edge whom my sd brother is now settled one yt was 
Jonas Woods and one yt was Laid oute to m}' Desesed 
father Richard yollintine and allso ye forth part of a pro- 
prietiship which was formerly Jonas "Woods and allso ye 
forth Part of ye hollows on ye plaines yt Did lielong to my 
sd Desesed father and allso one third Part of ye Lott at 
Matinococke as it was Laid oute to my Desesed father and 
allso one Lott of three acors given me by ye towne agoin- 
ing to thomas southward all which tow Parsells of meddo 
with ye tow sd alotruents Avith ye sd forth part of proprio- 
tieship and home Lott as afore sd and hollows on ye plaines 
and third part at Matinocock afore sd with all ye aperti- 
nances thereunto belonging To Every Part I ye sd Pilchard 

Page 66. 

yollintine Doe by these presence give grant alinate Eeles 
and Deliver from mee my haires and asignes unto my sd 
brother obediah yollintine to him his hairs and asignes to 
have and to hold for Ever and quietly to poses and Inioy 
from mee or any from bv or under mee my hairs and asiirnes 
for and in consideration of full satisfaction allredy Reseved 
and in Testimony of ye Premises I have hereunto set to mv 



HEMl'STEAD TOWN RECOllDS. 181 

liaiul and fixed my sele august je 20 day anno Domini 1697 
Signed seled and Delivered in 

presence of us Richard Vollintine (S) 

adam mott 
Joseph Pettit 
Richard Gildersleeve 

this Deed Entered hy mee 
Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 67. 

To all christian People to Avliome these presence shall 
come or in anywise apertaine Greeting Know yeeyt I Thom- 
as Gildersleeve of hempsted on nassaw Island in quens 
county in ye Province of new yorcke Doe by these Presence 
give grant bargain sell alinate Relest and Deliver from mee 
my haires exsecetors administrators and asignes unto oba- 
diah vollintine of ve towne county Island and Province a- 
fore sd to him his haires execetors administrators and as- 
ignes a sartaiue Parsell of wood Land Lying and being sit- 
uate in ye bounds of hempsted afore sd on ye north side 
ye greate Plaines being ye one moyetie or Equall halfe part 
of one hundred acors of Land more or les as it was Laid 
oute ye sd moyetie bounded as follow^eth yt is north by ye 
undevided Land East by ye harboure path South by a high- 
way and West by ye other moyetie belonging to my brother 
Richard Gildersleeve all which Laud fifty acors more or Les 
as may apeare as above bounded I ye above sd Thomas 
Gildersleeve Doe hj these presents give grant bargain sell 
alinate Reles and deliver from me my haires and asignes 
the sd fifty acors of Land together with ye woods under- 
woods timber trees Lying or standing and apertinances there 
on I ye sd Thomas Gildersleeve Doe by these presence give 
grant bargain sell alinate Reles and Deliver from me my 
haires and asignes unto ye said obadiah vollintine to him 
his hairs and asignes to have and to hould for Ever and 
cpiietly to Poses and inioy from mee or an}' from b}^ or un- 



182 hempstead town records. 

Page 68. 

der mee niv hairs and succesors free from any former sale 
Lett mortjadfje or iucumberanee what Evei" and I ye sd 
Thomas Gildersleeve Doe hereby for my selfe my hairs and 
asignes Coyenant and Promis to and with ye sd obadiah 
YolHutine his hairs and asignes yt att ys Deed Signeing and 
sele mackeino; ye sd Land and Premises was my owne Reall 
Estate and I ye sd Thomas Gildersleeve Doe furder Cove- 
nant and Promise for my selfe my hairs and succesors to and 
with ye sd obadiah vollintine his hairs and succesors to Do 
any ferder thing if need require for ye sure mackeing and 
ferme binding ye sd Land and Premises unto ye sd oliadi- 
ah vollintine his hairs and Siccessors for and in Considera- 
tion of fifty Pound Silver mony in hand Paid and secured 
to be Paid excepted in full satisfaction to my owne content 
and in testimony of ye Premises I have here unto set to 
my hand and fixed my sele aprill ys foretenth day in ye 
yeare of oure Lord one thousand six hundred ninety and 
nine 

Signed seled and Delivered in 

Presence of us Thomas Gildersleene (S) 
Jonathan Smith 
ADAJM mott 
Joseph Pettit 

October ye 30 day 1699 
Then thomas gildersleeve apeared 
before one of his maiesties Justi- 
ces of ye Peace and acknowledged 
ys within Deed of sale to be his 
vollentary act and Deed apeared 
before mee 

John Treadwell 

This Deed Entered bv mee with ve acknowledgment En- 
tered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 



hempstead town records. 183 

Page 69 

These presence "vvitiiesetli \t I Jonathan Luis of Smith- 
towne on Lon<ij Ishmd alies uassaw in ye County of Suftbk'ke 
and province of new yorcke Doe for severall good causess 
and considerations mee hereunto Espetially moving Doe 
fully and freely give unto ye three Doghtar.s of Beniamen 
cainieu Desesed namely Sarah Carmen Mary Carmen and 
Dinah Carman fiveteene pounds ten shillins Due from ye 
Estate of Robert after Desesed as will apeare by a bond signed 
under his hand which I ye sd Jonathan Luis Doe freely give 
and bequeth to ye sd three Doghters in Equall Proportion 
and ye use and benefit thereof till they come of age to Re- 
seve it ferder where as l)y ye will of beniamen Car)nen De- 
sesed ye use and l)euetit of his Lands and meddos was given 
to his wife till his sons come of age and I ye sd Jonathan 
Luis being now posesed of ye use and benefit of ye Land 
and med-do by marrying ye widdo and Relict of ye afore sd 
Desesed Beniamen Carmen I Doe freely give unto ye tow 
Sons of ye sd Desesed yt is beniamen carmen and John 
Carmen all ye vse and benefit yt can be made of Desesed 
fathers Land and nieddo in ye bounds of hempsted except 
oneLott at cose necke and ^\^lereas John Carmen and Calel) 
Carmen are trustees to ye Estate belonging to ye infants 
afore sd they do agree and consent ye Jonathan Luis above 
sd shall goyne and be Equally conserned in manageing ye 
sd Estate an I ye sd Jonathan Luis Doth agree and consent 
yt ye afore sd John Carmen and Caleb Carmen Shall be 
Equally conserned in ye well managing ye gifts afore sd and 
in confermation of Every of ye above wrighten premises wee 
have sett to oure hands Juse ye 3 anno 1698 memorandum 
before signing it is to be understod yt ye above sd John 
Carman Caleb Carmen and Jonathan Luis afore sd trustees 
now by consent of all ye Estate given by will and gift as 
afore sd shall have power and V)y him selfe or any tow rend- 
ering an acoumpt to ye other to set oute and order from 
time to time ye afore si Estate or any Part hereof for ye 



184 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 70. 

use and benetit of ye afore stl infants till the}- come of age 
and then to he Delivered to them in Equall Proportion 
where unto wee have signed ye day afore sd 
Testated by us 
Joseph Pettit Jonathan Luis 

his John Carmen 

beniamen X Pine his 

marcke Caleb X Carmen 

marcke 
a true coppi Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Jacob Smith his ear marck is acrop one the right ear aud 
a nick one the fore sid and a half peny under the left ear : 
entered the 25th day of September 1712 By mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Jeams Denton Juner his ear mark is a Crop on ye Eight 
ear & two slits in it & a slit in ye end of ye Left ear & a 
nick on ye under sid of it. entered ye 5 day of September 
Anno domini. 1716 

Per me Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

nathaniel Seman Seners 

His ear marck is alatch on ye fore sid of the right ear and 
a swallow fork on ye top of the Left ear and a half peny 
under the same, entered, the. 17th day of april domini. 1718. 
by mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

r Joseph Mott Juners his ear mark is a latch under the of 
ear and a half peney on the fore sid of the same entered 
May the. 5. day 1722. by me 

Thos Gildersleeye Clarck 

Page 71. 

Know all men yt I Timothi halsted senor of hempsted on 
Long in queus county have given granted alinated aud made 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN liECOliDS. 185 

over from luee my liaires exsecetors administrators and 
asifvne to m^' son in Law Richard vollintinc to him his haires 
exsecetors administrators and or asi<j;nes a small peace of 
land on which his house stands it is ])ounded on ye est 
side by a hiojhvvay yt ye east end of his house and it llims 
in Lenght westwardly from ye sd highway fifteen Rods and 
it is in breaght six Rods north and south all so I Doe to 
my sd son in law Richard vollintiue three aeors or there 
aboute of land It lys on ye north side of my East held it is 
bounded on ye north and East and Avest by 3'e fence and on ye 
south it is bounded by my plowed land allso I Doe give to my 
said son in Law one alotmentof land lying at ye north side ye 
plaines yt which at first was laid oute to samuell clarcke it 
being in t[uantity Eight acors or there abouts more or les as 
it was laid oiite at first now I ye afore sd Timothi halsted 
Doe owne to have given all and Every of ye afore sd tracts 
and Parsells of Land before mentioned with ye Right and 
Priveledge belonging or any wise apertaiueing to them or 
any of them mee my haires exsecetors administratcns or asi- 
nes to my afore sd son in Law Richard volliutine to him his 
haires exsecetors administrators or asignes to have and 
to liould for ever as his or theire owne proper Right this be- 
ing given in Part of his wit's Portion and in contirmation 
hereof I have sett to my hand and sele this first of aprill in 
ye yeare 1686. 

Witnes 

NATHANELL PeKSALL his 

John Smith Shomackeii Timothy" X Halsted (S) 

mar eke 
a copie of 3'e origenall compared by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Page 72. 

Richbell Mott Juner his ear mark is a swallow forck on 
the of ear, and a slit in it. entered Novend)er 6 1723 
by mee Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 



186 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

Adam Mott Jiiner liis ear mark is a flower deluc ou the 
near ear and a half flower dehic under the of ear and a slit 
in the end of the same, entered the 6 day of December 
1723 by me 

Tho Gildeesleeye Clarck 

John Cornell his ear mark is a crop on the near ear and 
a half peney under it and a half peney on each Side of the 
of ear 

entered December the 1. d. 1723 by me 

Tho Gildeesleeye Clarck 

Cornelius Van^dck his ear mark is a slipe under each ear 
<t a half peney on ye fore side of em. entered the sixteenth 
day of January 1723-4 by me 

Tho Gildeeslee^te Clarck 

Ephriani Vallentine Juuer his ear mark is a crop on each 
ear and a nick under each ear. entered January ye 16th 
day 1723-4 

by me Tho Gildeesleeye Clarck 

John Barns his ear marck is a slipe on the fore side of ye 
of ear and a half penen on the fore side of the near ear. 
entered the tenth of march 1723-4 

h\ me Tho Gildeesleeye Clarck 

Peter Monfort his ear mark is a slitt in the end of the 
near ear. entered the 16th day of march an. no. d. 1723-4 

by me ThoGildeesleeye Clarck 

Rulluf Schancks his ear marck is a swallow forck on 
the near ear. entered ye 16th day of March an. no. 1623-4 

by me Thc Gildeesleeye Clarck 

Jonathan Smith nan his car marck is a crop on the of ear 
and a half peny under the same and a nick under the same 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOUDS. 1S7 

and a latcli on tlie Unc sid of the nere ear. entered this 
thirtyoth day of March 1724 b.v me 

Tho (tILDEKsleeve Clarck 

Benjamin Tredwell his ear niarck is a latch on ye fore side 
of the near ear A' a hole in ye same A' a slipe nnder ye of ear. 
entered the 11 chiy of a])rill 1724 by me 

Tho Gildeusleeve Clarck 

Barent Vannyck his ear mark is a cro}) on the of ear and 
a slipe nnder the near ear. entered April! the 28 day 1724 
by nie Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Thomas Linnington his ear mark is a swallow fork on the 
of ear and a iiower deleuce on ye near ear. entered ye 2. day 
of may. 1724 

by nie Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Richard carmans ear mark is a swallow fork on tho of ear 
and a nick on the under side of the near ear entred the 2 
day of may 1724 

by me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 73. 

To all Christian People to whom these presence shall 
come or any wise a})ertaine greeting KnoAv yee yt I Eich- 
ard Semman of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in 
qiTens County in ye Province of new^ yorcke Doe by these 
presence give grant bargain sell alinate Reles and Deliver from 
mee my liaires exsecetors administrators and asignes unto 
Richard townsend of ye towne Coimty Island and Province 
above sd to him his haires exsecetors achninistrators and as- 
signes ye one moyetie of fifty acors of Land f ormerlj^ laid oute 
to hope willis on ye north side ye greate plaines bounded west 
by marcked trees north by a highway and east to matineche 
old path and south by marcked trees as it Avas Laid oute all 



188 HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Avliicli twenty-live acors of Land as above bounded together 
with ye woods underwoods tiud^er trees lying or standing 
and all apertaineing there on I ye sd Eichard Seman Doe 
by these presence give grant bargiu sell alinate Reles and 
Deliver from mee my hairs and asignes unto ye sd Richard 
townseud to him his haires and asignes to have and to hould 
for Ever to ye only use benefit and behofe of him ye sd 
Richard Towusend and I ve sd Eichard Semman Doe furder 
warrant ys my sale to be Lawfull athenticke aud good free 
froman}' former sale Lett morgadge or incomberance Just 
clame of any Person or Persons what Ever and I ye sd Richard 
Seman Doe furder covenant and promise for my selfe my 
hairs and asignes to and with ye sd Richard Townsend his 
hairs ;ind asignes to Doe an}- furder thing if need Require 
for ye sure mackeing and ferm binding ye sd Laud and Prem- 
ises for and in consideration of a valuable sum of money 
Eeseved in full satisfaction before ye signing here of and 
in Testimonv of ve Premises I have hereunto set to my 
hand and fixed my sele Jenewary ye thirtieth Day in ye 
yeare of oure Lord anno Domini 1700 

Signed seled and Delivered 

in presence of us ' Richard Semmen (S) 

his 

EPhEAIM X VALLENTINE 

marcke 
Joseph Pettit 
his 

AFTR X COACKE 

marcke 
a coppe of ye origenall compared by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 74. 

John Doty his ear mark is a slit in the end of the near 
ear and a half penev under the of ear entered may ye 11 
1724 

by me Tho Gildeksleeve Clare k 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 189 

John Borrtiiii Lis car uiaik is a lialf policy on the fore side 
of each eai & a hole in the near ear Entered may the 11 
day 1724 

by me Tho Gildersleeve Ohirck 

Venos Seaman his ear iiiarck is a Latch on tlie t't)re sicU; 

of the of ear and a slipe on the under side of the near ear 

entered the 18th day of NoYember 1724 entered by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Thomas Jackscm the son of Samuel Jackson is a slipe on 
the fore side of the of ear and a slit in ye end of the near ear 
entered ye 18 tli day of November 1724 by me 

Thos Gildersleeve Clarck 

William Pearce his ear niarck is a crop on the near ear 
and a swallow forck on of ear entered ye 28 day November 
1724 

by me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

* 

Joshua Barns the son of Joshua Barns his ear mark is a 
slipe on the fore side of the of ear and a slit in the end of 
the near ear and a half peny on ye fore side of the same 
entered the 21 day of Januwary 1724-5 l)v me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Ezecel Raiiier his ear niarck is two nicks on the fore side 
of the near ear entered feabruary the 25 day 1724-5 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Garrii Dorlon his ear mark is a latch and a half peny un- 
der the near ear & a nick on ye fore side of the same en- 
tered march the 2 day 1724-5 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

• 

Richard Spragg his ear mark is a Crop on the of ear and 
a slit in it and a nick on the fore side of the near carpen- 
tered march the 25 day 1725 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



100 HEMPSTEAD TOWM EECOEDS. 

Jonathan Yallintiue liis ear marck is a crop on the near 
ear and two nicks nixder the of ear which was his father 
Kichard Yallintines mark entered the 22 day of aprill 1725 
hy me 

Tho Gildeesleeye Clarck 

Richard Tliorue his ear marck is a swallow forck on ye 
near and a half peny on the fore sid of the of ear and a hole 

ill the same entered may the 26 1725 by me 

Tho GiLDEEsLEEyE Clarck 

Page 75. 

To all christian people to whome'these presence shall come 
or any wise apertaiue greeting Know ye yt I Joseph baldin 
of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in quens county 
in ye Proyince of new yorck Doe by these presence giye 
grant bargin sell alinate Eeles and Deliyer from mee my 
haires exsecetors administrators and asignes unto abraham 
Smith of ye towue county Island and Province afore sd to 
him his haires exsecetors administrators and asignes The 
Right of propertie of one hundred acors of upLand to be 
laid oute according to ye towne act yt is neither on ye north 
side nor on ye south neckes on ye south side nor to hinder 
any highways or watering places all which Right to tacke 
up one hundred acors of wood Land as afore sd or Provid- 
ed ye sd abraham Smith hath alhedy tacken up ye sd hun- 
dred acors nott Pregaditiall to any high wa3S or watering but 
according to ye towne acte afore sd then I ye sd Joseph baldin 
Doe hj these presence give grant bargain sell alinate and reles 
and Deliver ye sd hundred acors of wood land as afore sd 
with ye apertainances thereon fl'om mee my haires exsece- 
tors administrators and asignes unto ye sd abraham Smith 
to -him his haires exsecetors administrators and asignes to 
have and to hould for Ever for and in consideration of full 
satisfaction allredv Receved before ye si^niu^ hereof and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. ~191 

in Testimony of ye premises I have lierennto set to my Laud 
and fixed my sele marcli ye 21 day 1G9(S 

Signed seled and Delivered 

In presence of us Joseph balding (S) 

Daniell Pearsall 
Joseph Pettit 

a coppi of ye origanell compared by luee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 70. 

To ail christian People to wlionie these presence shall 
come or any wise apertaine Greeting Know ye yt I Thomas 
Jacockes of Cape May in west Jersey Doe by these presence 
give grant bargiu sell aliuate Reles and Deliver from mee 
my hairs Exsecetors administrators and asigues unto Isack 
Smith of hempsted on nassaw Island In quens County in ye 
Province of new yorcke to him +iis haires exsecetors admin- 
istrators and asignes all my Right title intrest clame or De- 
mand of a Sartaine Parsell of Land house orchard frute 
trees fenceing and Improvements ye Land lying and being 
situate in ye bounds of hempsted afore sd on ye north side 
ye greate plains at herricks it is bounded north by ye land 
of samuell Denton ami Timothi^halsted and south by ye 
plains west by ye land in ye posetion of abiaham Smith and 
East by ye land in ye posetion of Timothihalstedytisallmy 
Right title intrest Estate Clame or Demand yt I have or may 
have to the above bounded land and Improvements as above 
sd with ye apertinaces thereunto belonging I ye sd Thomas 
Jacockes Doe by these presence give grant bargin sell ali- 
nate Reles and Deliver from mee my hairs and asigns unto 
ye sd Isacke Smith to him his hairs and asignes to have and 
to hould for Ever free from any former sale let morgadge or 
incomberance by mee or any from by or under mee for and 
in consideration of thirty three pounds current mony of ys 
government secured to be paid excepted in full satisfaction 
before ye signing hereof and in Testimon}- of ye premises I 



19'2 HEMPSTEAD TOAVX RECOEDS. 

have set to my liaud and fixed my sele against ye seventli 
Dav ill ye veare of oure Lord auno Domini 1700 
Signed seled and Delivered in presence of us 

Thomas Jacockes (S) 

JosKPH Pettit 
Jonathan Smith 
ADAM mOtt 

A foppi of ye origenall compared b}' mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 77. 

To all christian People to Avhome these presence Shall 
Come or any wise apertaine greeting Know ye yt I charls 
abrahams of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in quens 
county in ye province of new yorcke Doe bv these presence 
give grant bargin sell alinate reles and Deliver from mee 
my hairese exsecetors administrators and asignes unto Jere- 
miah Wood of ye towne county Island and Province afore 
sd to him his haires exsecetors administrators and asignes 
a sartaine parsell of Land lying and being in ye towne ship 
afore sdneare ye swamp yt Leads to ye mill l)ouuded nother- 
ly Easterly and westerW by highways and southerly by ye 
Land of ye sd Jeremiah wood in quantity foure acors or 
there abouts as it is worded to mee in a Deed of gift from 
Thomas Irland which land together with ye fencing improve- 
ments and apertinances there unto belonging I ye sd charles 
abrahams Doe by these presence give grant alinate lieles 
enfefe Deliver bargin sell and Dispose from mee my haires 
exsecetors administrators and asignes unto je above sd Jer- 
emiah wood to him his haires exsecetors administrators and 
asignes to have and to hould for Ever and do furder war- 
rant ys my sale to be lawfull athenticke and good free from 
any former sale morgadge or incomberance wdiat Ever and 
Do ferder for m}' hairs and asignes and promis my selfe 
oblidged to do any ferder thing if need require for ye sure 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 193 

mackeiiig and tinii bindiiio; ye sd Land and premises for and 
in consideration of full satisfaction Reseved and exsepted be- 
fore ye signeing and seleing here of and in testimony here 
of I have set to my hand and fixed my sele with my wife 
Harali aprill ye 1 day anno Domini 1699 
Signed seled and Delivered 
III presence of ns his 

Joseph Pettit Charles X Abrahams (S) 

Thomas Langdon marcke 

a copi)i of ye origenall compared by me 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Page 78. 

To all christian People to whome these jDresence shall come 
or any wise apertaine greeting Know ye yt I Robert bedle 
Juuer of hempsted on Long Islnud alies nassaw in quens 
county in ye Province of new yorcke Doe by these presence 
give grant alinate Reles and Deliver from mee my haires 
and Sucsesers hairs exsecetors and asignes unto Jeremiah 
wood sener of the towne county Island and Province afore 
sd to him his haires exsecetors administrators and asignes 
one home lott of Land agoining to ye land on ye south of 
ye land or lotts of ye sd Robert bedle being one third 
part of ye lotts three in number belonging to ye sd Robert 
bedle in quantity three acors more or les as shall be found 
yt is ye south Part of ye sd nine acors afore sd and agoin- 
ing on ye north to a lott of ye sd Jeremiah Wood which lott of 
land lying East and west to ye highways I say ye sd three 
acors of Land or lott afore sd to gether with ye woods un- 
derwoods trees and all apertaiuing belonging to ye sd lott 
I ye sd Robert bedle doe by these presence give grant ali- 
nate Reles and Deliver from mee my hairs and sucsesors 
unto ye said Jeremiah Wood to him his hairs and succesors 
to have and to hould and quietly to poses and inioy from 
mee or any from by or under mee my hairs and succesors 
and furder I ye sd Rol)ert bedle do warrant ys my deed of 
gift to be at ye deed signing and sele mackeing to be my owne 



194 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

proper Estate free from any former sale lett morgadge or 
incomberauce what Ever which deed of gift is for and in 
consideration of a yahiable consideration by mee Reseved 
iu full satisfaction before ye signing hereof and in Testi- 
mony of ye premises I have hereunto set to my hand and 
fixed my sele June ye first day in ye yeare of our Lord one 
thoiisand six hundred ninety and seven 

Signed seled and delivered in presence of us 
Joseph Pettit his 

Thomas GiLDEESLEEVE Robert X bedle (S) 

mareke 
his a coppi of ye originall 

Daniel X bedle compared by me 

marck Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 79. 

Know all men by these presence whome yt may concerne 
yt I Richard Gildersleeve senor of hempsted on Long Is- 
land, have freely given and Doe by these presence freely 
grant and couferme a sartaine peace of upland meddo or 
fi'esh meddo Lying within a feild fensed at merracke at 
south sea formerly b}' Jeremiah Wood Senor unto Jeremiah 
Juner ye sd meddo being about three acors more or les 
bounded as foUoweth •beginning at ye fence afore sd at ye 
south end and so Runing northerly through ye middle of ye 
spring where usully men Drincke and so Runing along by 
Jeremiah wood Sener his meddo and so to the southward 
End of ye land yt ye Jeremiah wood Sener first plowed up 
and so to ye nothward to ye woods on a straite line bound- 
ed by ye greape swamp on the west side and so to a little 
ciicke or run of water yt Ishues oute of yt swamp Runing 
south ward till it meets Math a cricke yt coms from the 
spring that is forementioned where ye sd meddo Endeth ys 
meddo so bounded I doe give to ye said Jeremiah wood 
Juner his haires and asignes to have and to hould to him 
and his for Ever and in confermation of 3*6 Premises i Doe 
here unto set to my hand the 9th of agust 1(374 Stilo nova 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 195 

memorandum this .-xbove wrigliteu gift and grant is to tacke 
place and be of full force unto ye sd Jeremiah Wood at ye 
Deses of ye above sd llichard Gildersleeve and not before 
as witnes my hand ye Day and date above sd 

Witnes 

John Smith Richard Gildersleeve Sener 

Jonathan Smith 
a coppi of ye origenall Compared by mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

Page 80 

Jonathan Carle his ear marck is a latch on the fore side 
of the near ear and a half peney bet wen the Latch and the 
head and a half peuey under the same ear. eutred the 21 
day of Aprill anno do. 1720 Pur me 

Tho (tIldersleeve Clarck 

Joseph Carle Juner his ear marck is a latch marck on the 
upper side of the oi ear and a half peney under the same 
ear and a swallow fork on the near Entred may 2 1720 by 
me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Samuel Boldin, the son of Georg Boldin, his ear mark is 

• two half peuies under the of ear. Entred June the 25 1720. 

by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck. 

Jacob Carle his earmark is a latch marck on the upper sid 
of the near ear and a half peney under the same ear and a 
swallow forck on the of ear. entred October the 28th. 1720 
entered by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

John Losee his ear marck is a crop on the near ear and a 
slipe under the of ear entred November ye 10th. 1720 by 
me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



196 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

Riehaia Cornell Juuer of cow ueck liis ear marck is two 
half iieiieys on the under side of tlie riglit ear and a half 
tiour deluce on the fore side of the same which was his 
•ijranfather John Cornells ear mark it Avas entred in ve Eea- 
cords of Hempstead april ye 23. 1685 by Josias Starr Clarck 
This above Compared in ye origonal & entred by me 

Tho Gildeksleeye Clarck 

Georg Boldin Juner the son of Georg Boldin his ear 
marck is a Crop on the near ear and a nick imder the same 
it was his grand father Thomas Elisons ear marck that was 
entred in the Reacords of hempstead the 16th of november 
1683. this above Compared with the original and entred by 

me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Richard Jackson the son of Samuel Jackson his ear mark 
is a shpe on the fore side of the of ear & a half peny under 
the near ear entred ye 28. of february. 1720-21 By me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

The ear marck that Jeams Tites gives is a Latch on the 
fore side of the of ear and a half peney under the same en- 
tred the 17. day of aprill 1722 l)y me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 81. 

To all christian People to whome these presence shall 
come or any wise apertaiue greeting Know yee yt I David 
Jecockes of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in quens 
County in ye province of New Yorcke Doe by these pres- 
ence give grant bargain sell alinate Reles and Deliver from 
mee my haires exsecetors administrators and asignes unto 
Ezecell Simcins in ye bounds of oisterbay of ye Island 
County and Province afore sd to him his hairs exsecetors ad- 
ministrators and asignes fifty acors of wood Land Lying and 
being situate in ye bounds of hempsted to ye westward of 
AVilliam Smiths mill aioyniug to 3'e Land jt William Smith 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liECOKDS. 197 

bou<i;lit of John Linintoii and Eniiin<ij westwurdly one Inin- 
(Ired Hods and northerly Ei<^htv liuds and niarcked on ye 
corner trees witli E : IS : all which fifty acors of \vf)od Land 
with and tojjjether ye tind)er and apertinances there nuto 
belonging- I ye sd David Jacockes Doe by these presence 
give grant bargain sell alinate Reles and Deliver from mee 
my haires and asignes nnto ye sd Ezecell Simcins to him his 
liaires and asignes to have and to hould for Ever and quiet- 
ly to poses and inioy from mee or any from by or under mee 
my haires and asignes and I ye sd David Jecocks Doe fer- 
der warrant ys my sale to be Lawfull athenticke and good 
free from any former sale Lett morgadge or incomberauce 
by mee or any from by or under mee or from any Person or 
persons yt shall lay any Just clame there unto which is for 
and in consideration of a vahiable sume Reseved and se- 
cured to be paid in full satisfaction before the signing 

PaCxE 82. 
hereof and in Testimony of the Premises I have hereunto 
set to my hand and iixed my sele aprill this Twenty second 
Day in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and one 

Signed Seled Delivered 

In presence of us his 

Joseph Pettit David X Jecocks (S) 

his marcke 

William X Wetherbee 
marcke 

a Coppi of ye origanall Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clarck 

I the above sd Ezecell Simcins doe here by acpyt and 
macke voide this above said Deed of sale from mee my 
hairs and Suecesors for Ever and Doe here by aquit and 
Reles ye above sd David Jacockes his haires. and Sucses- 

sors as \atnes my hand march ye 31 1702 

his 

Ezecell X Simcins 

marcke 



198 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

The Ear marke of Thomas Mave is a Lateh iiuirkeon the 
imder side of Each Ear and a half peny on the uper side of 
Each Ear 

Eecorded the ninteeuth day of the first month march in 
the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred &: tenn : 
Eleven by mee 

William "Willis Clarke 

Page 83. 

To all christian People to whome these presence Shall 
come or any Avise apertaine Greeting Kno^v yee yt I 
Ephraim voUintine of hempsted on Long Island alies nas- 
saw in quens county in the province of new yorcke Doe by 
these presence give grant bargin sell alinate Eeles and De- 
liver from mee my haires exsecetors administrators and 
asignes unto Joseph Mott of ye towne county Island and 
Province afore sd to him his haires exsecetors administra- 
tors and asigns a sartaine parsell of wood Laud lying and 
being situate on ye north side ye great plains containeing 
twenty tow acors more or les as it was formerly granted and 
laid oute to John Curtis bounded westwd by a highway and 
so north East and south square as it was laid oute to John 
Curtis afore sd all which twenty tow acors of land as above 
sd together with ye Eight and apertinances I ye sd Eph- 
raim voUintiue Doe by these presence give grant bargin sell 
alinate reles and Deliver fi'om mee my haires and asignes 
unto ye sd Joseph Mott to him his hairs and asignes to have 
and to hould for Ever and quietly to poses and itiioy from 
mee Or any from by or under mee my hairs and succesers 
and I ye sd Ephraim vollintine Doe for my selfe my haires 
and asignes warrant ys my sale to be Lawfull athenticke and 
good against any Person or Persons yt shall macke any Just 
clame there unto for and in consideration of full satisfactit)n 
Eeseved and in Testimony of ye premises I have here unto 



HEMPSTEAD 'J'OWN RECORDS. 199 

set to my hand and fixed my sele SepttMiilxu' ye ninth Day 
anno Domini 1700 

Signed seled and Delivered 

in presence of us 

Joseph Pettit 

his his 

David X Jecockes Ephraim X vollintine (S) 
marcke marcke 

ADAM MOTT 

a coppi of ye origenall compared by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 84. 

The ear marck that Jeams abitt gives and hath given ever 
since he hath been a liver in Hempsted is a crop on each ear 
and a nick under the right ear. Entered November the fowr- 
tentli 1718 hj me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Joseph Clement his ear mark is a slit in the end of the of 
ear and a nick under it and a half peney under the near ear 
entered May the 16th day 1721. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

This ear marck above of Jeams Abitt is a crop on each 
ear & a nick under the right ear. is John Dosenborows mi- 
ners by consent of the above sd Jeams Abitt witnes 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Henry Mott his ear marck is a latch under the right ear 
and a half peney under the left ear & a nick on the fore side 
of the same entered October ye 30th. 1721. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Jonas fllower his ear marck is a swallow fork on the near 
ear and a Crop on the of ear. entred November the 30 day. 
1722 by me 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck 



200 HEMP8TEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

Benjamin Smith his ear marck is a Crop and a hole in the 
of ear and a Latch on the fore side of the near eutred on 
the fowrth day of november. 1723. by me 

Tho Gilder sleeve Clarck 

John Tredwell his ear mark is a latch on the fore side of 
each and a hole in the of ear eutred november 5. 1723 by. 

me. 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Stephen Wood his ear Marck is a Latch under the near 
ear & a latch on there fore side the of ear c*^: a hole in it en- 
tred November. 5. 1723. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Eichard Postt Juner his ear mark is a slitt in the end of 
the near ear and two half peneys on the fore side of the of 
ear entred November. 5. 1723. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Joseph Pettet his ear mark is a slipe under the right ear 

and a half peny on the fore side of ye same and a half peny 

on each side the Left ear Entred november. 5. 1723. by 

me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

John Pettet' his ear mark is a half peney under each ear 
and a latch on ye fore side the near ear entred by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 85. 

To all Christian People to who me these presence shall 
come or any wise apertaine Greeting Know yee yt I Eph- 
raim voUintine of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in 
quens count}' in the province of new yorcke Doe by these 
presence give grant bargin sell alinate Reles and Deliver 
from mee my haires exsecetors administrators and asignes 
unto Joseph Mott of ye towne county Island and province 
afore sd to him his haires exsecetors administrators and 
asignes a sartaine parsell of land Lying and being situate on 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECOKDS. 201 

the uortli side ye greate plaiiies on ye Edge of ye jjlaines 
bounded East by ye land of ye sd Joseph Mott west by ye 
now standing fence and so rnning south ye same bredght 
to ye fence of ye sd Joseph Mott only Isaveing a vatpiancy 
for cretures to })as Round ye pond north by the now stand- 
ing fence and south by ye fence of ye sd Joseph Mott con- 
taiueiug twelve acors more or les as shall be found as above 
bounded which Land as above bounded together with ye 
fencing improvements and apertenances there unto belong- 
ing which Land and premesis with ye apertinances above 
bounded I ye sd E])hraim vollintine Doe by these presence 
give grant bargin sell alinate reles and Deliver from mee my 
haires exsecetors administrators and asignes unto ye sd Jo- 
seph Mott to him his haires exsecetors administrators and 
asignes to have and to liould for Ever and quietly to poses 
and Inioy from any Person or Persons yt shall niacke any 
Just clame there unto and I ye sd Ephraim vollintine Doe 
ferder warrant ys my sale to be lawfull atheuticke and good 
in law free from any former sale lett morgadge or incomber- 
ance what ever and I ye sd Ephraim Vollintine do ferder 
covenant and promise for my selfe my haires and asignes to 
any and Avith ye sd Joseph Mott his haires and asignes to Doe 
ferder thing if need require for ye sure mackeing and tirm 
binding ye sd Land and premises for and in .consideration 
of twenty pounds current silver money in hand paid and se- 
curd to be paid excepted in full satisfaction before ye sign- 
ing hereof and in testimonyof ye premises I have hereunto 
set to my hand and fixed my sele agust ye 7 day anno Dom- 
ni 1700 ^ 

Signed seled and delivered in presence of us 

Joseph Pettit his 

Jeremiah Wood Ephraim X Vollintine (S) 

Joseph smith marcke 

a coppe compared by me 

Joseph Pettit Clar 



202 hempstead town records. 

Page 86. 

8iinon Cooper of oysterbay liis ear marck is a flower de 

luce on the near ear and a halpli peny under the same be- 

' twen the flower deluce and the head, entred December 30th 

1725 By me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

John Johnsen the. 3. his ear marck is a latch under the of 

ear and a nick on each side of the same entred Jan wary the. 

18. 1725-6 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Honas demott his ear mark is a crop on the of ear and a 
hole in the same and a half peuey under the near ear en- 
tred the 14. day of march 1726 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Mr John Ashley his ear Mark is a crop ou the of ear & 
two swollow forks in it. entred aprill the. 18. 1726 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Georg Bargur his ear mark is a half peney under ye near 
ear & a nick on the fore side of ye same. Bought of John 
Dosenborow seuer. Witnes Thc Gildersleeve Clarck 

and entred ye 25. of aprill 1726 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Robart Huchens his ear marck is a Latch on the fore side 

of each ear and a hoole in the near ear. entred uovember 

the ninth day 1726. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Nicolas Stilwell his ear mark is a hoole in each ear that 

was Iformerly Richard Manerings. for which ye sd nicolas 

Stilwell gave five shillings, entred ye 15 day of november 

by mee 1726 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

John Heulitt his ear mark is a Latch iinder the of ear & 

a slipe under the near ear entred Decem the 7th day 1726 

by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 203 

Benjciniiu C^'oriiell liis ear iiiaik is a crop on the near ear 
& a lialf peney under it & half peny on the fore sid on the 
of ear tt a slit in the same. 

Tlieodorus Wainvick Juner his ear mark is a crop on the 
of ear and a half })eney under it and a h;df peney on the 
fore side of the near ear. entred December the 12 day. 1726 
entred by me 

Tho Gilderslevee Clarck 

Page 87. 

To all christian People to whome these presence shall 
come John Lininton Inhabitant in hempsted inquens coun- 
ty in ye Island of nassaw yomen seudeth greeting Knowyee 
yt I The above sd John Lininton for severall good resons 
considerations and causes there unto moveing but more Es- 
petially for a sartaine sume of mony to me in hand paid by 
william Smith of ye above sd towne Island and county to 
my satisfaction ye Resept whereof I doe hereby owne and 
before ye Inseleing and Delivery of these presence Doe ac- 
knowledge to therewith contented satisfied and paid and 
thereof and there from Doe for Ever exhonerate aquit and 
Discharge ye above sd william Smith his haires exsecetors 
administrators and asignes from any ferderclame or demand 
for any part or parsell thereof have given granted covenan- 
ted alinated Kelesed Enfefed quit clame made over and 
sould and l)y these presence Doe acknowledge to have from 
mee my haires execetors administrators fully and absolutly 
given and granted covenented alinated relest quit clame made 
over and sould unto ye above sd William Smith his haires 
execetors administrators and asignes a sartaine peace or par- 
sell of upland lying and being within yel)ounds and Limits 
or hempsted Contain eing twenty five acors more or les which 
sd Land is butted and bounded as folio weth viz by a white 
oclie tree standing neare ye above sd William Smiths mill 
Dam marcked with W: S: being the south East bounds or 
there abouts and from thence Runing allong by ye way yt 



2UJ: HEMrsTEAD TOATX RECORDS. 

Leads to aud from fosters meddo to ye afore sd mill to asar- 
taine whit oehe tree marcked with W: S: being ye north Est 
corner or there abouts and then Enning by ^e common or 
imdevided Laud to a sartaine Red oche tree marcked as afore 
sd standing by ye Broocke yt runeth into ye mill river and 
so by ye broocke till it Enters it selfe into ye mill river 

Page 88. 

which sd Land was purchased by ye sd John lininton 
from Eichard gildersleeve now of huutintowne I say 
yt I ye above sd John Lininton have as afore sd soiild as 
above sd to ye afore sd William Smith all ye afore sd peace 
or parsell of upland acording as it is above butted and boimd- 
ed together with all ye right and previlidge and profits and 
benitits thereof and there unto belonging with all ve timber 
trees woods underwoods being upou or belonging there un- 
to or in any wise there unto apertaining ye same to have and 
to hould oheepy poses and inJoy free and cleerlyDischarged 
of and from all former sales gifts morgadges or any other 
intanglements what Ever and ye sd shall and by thes pres- 
ence for Ever will warrant and Defend against any clame or 
Demand from any person or persons what Ever with a war- 
rante to Defend ye same against any intrest property Clame 
or demand from mee my hairs exsecetors administrators for 
Ever in witnes whereof I have here unto sett to my hand 
and afixed my sele ye 22d day of October in ye nintla yeare 
of his maiesties Eaigu and in ye yeare of oure lord one thou- 
sand six hundred ninty and seven 

Signed seled and Delivered 

in presence of his 

Edward b  John X linintox (S) 

Samuell Eesco marcke 

Thomas b 

Memorandum yt on ye 22d of October 1697 there apered 
before D'll whithed Esqr one of his maist Justices of ye 
peace for quens county ye above named John Lininton and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOliDS. 205 

did acknowledge yt above wrigliteu deed of conveyance to 
be his voile utery act and deed 

D'll whithed 

These ])resence witneseth yt I ye within named williani 
Smith Doe hereby fnlly freely and absolntely and clerely 
asigne and set over from me my hairs exsecetors adminis- 
trators and asignes unto Ezecell Simcins of oisterbay Cove 
in ye bounds of oister bay of ye Island county and pro- 
vince within named to him his hairs exsecetors administrators 
and asignes all my Right title intrest clame Estate Demand 
what Ever belongin to mee of ys within wrighten Deed of 
Sale to have and to hould for Ever as fully and amply in 
every part and parsell as it is made to mee from mee or any 
from by or under mee my hairs and asignes for and in con- 
sideration of full satisfaction reseved only I ye sd AVillian? 
Smith Doe herby Exsept oute of yt deed a parsell of land 
sould to William wetherbe marcked out supposed to be five 
acors as shall apeare or may be found within ye sd bounds 
in testimony of ye premises I have here unto sett at my 
hand and fixed m}^ sele aprill ye 22d ano 1701 

signed seled and Delivered in presence of us 

KicHRD his 

Joseph Pettit William X Smith (S) 

inarcke 
a coppe of ye origenall entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 89. 

Quens County 7 ys may 1701 I have survayed a parsell 
land for Ilidgbell mott williani mott cliarls mott in liemp- 
sted bounds in ye north woods l)egining att a white ocke 
tree that stands under a hill by a Rode yt goes from ye 
plains to madnans uecke sd tree being marcked on all fowre 
sides and from thence south 20 degrees easterly 192 Rod 
to a whit ocke tree marcked on all fowre sides yt stands by 
sd plains and from thence East 20 degrees southerly ISGRod 
to awalliuit tree marcked on all fowre sides from thence 26 



206 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

degrees westerly 200 Eod to a wliit ocke tree marcked on all 
fowre sides from tlieuce westerly to ye first station contain- 
ing 141 lay oute by mee 

Peter CoRTELYor Surveyor 

Qiiens county 7 this may 1701 I have surveyed a parsell 
of Land for Eidgbell Mott William Mott charls mott in 
hempsted bounds In ye north woods begining at a whit 
ocke tree marcked on all fowre sides and from thence N: 26: 
27 Eod and from thence north 15 degrees esterly 52 Eod to 
a blacke ocke tree marcked on all fowre sids and from thence 
east 24 degrees southerly 52 Eod to a whit ocke tree yt 

stands on ye south side pond ye sd tree being 

marcked on all fowre sides and from thence westerly 25 de- 
grees 72 Eods and from thence northerly 26 degrees 10 es- 
terly 20 Eod to ye first station Containing 18 acors Lay oute 
by mee 

Peter Coeteltou Surveyor 

These above wri^hten Entered by the surveyers Note yt 
is ye Dementions tacken oute of ye Surveyers Note by mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

The EeveredMr Eobart Jene Eector of Hempsted his ear 
mark is a crop on the of ear and a slit in the end of the near 
ear and a nick under it entred march the 27. day 1727 by 
me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 90. 

"Whereas I william Smith Did asigue over to Ezecell Sim- 
cins of ye boiinds of oisterbay one Deed of sale which I had 
of John Lininton bareing date October ye 22 day anno 1697 

I ye sd Ezecell Simcins Doe hereby fully Eeles acpiit and 
macke void this asignment Entered in page 88 it his Boocke 
where unto I have signed this Eecord his 

Ezecell X Slaicins 

mar eke 
Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 207 

Joseph Latham his car mark is a c^rop on each ear aud a 
hole in the of ear entred may ye 25 day 1725 l)y me 

Tho Gildersleeve Chirck 

Robart Bound his ear mark is a half peney on the fore 
side of the of ear entred May. ye. 25 day. 1725. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Joseph All. ]3urtos Juner his ear mark is a tl(j\vardeluce 
on the near ear and a hole in the of ear entred Dec. 1. 1725 
by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Gersham Mott his ear mark is two nick and a half j^eney 
under the near ear set thus. 1(1 1. entred. December the. 1. 
1725. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Charls Mott his ear mark is a flower deluce on the near 
ear and a latch. <t. alialf peny under the of ear entred Dec. 
1. 1725 by .me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Lncos Eldert his earmark is the old antiantear mark that 
old mr. Adam Mott gave, that is a flower deluce on the near 
ear. S:. a slit in the end of the of ear and a half flowerdeluce 
under the same, entred. november the. 18. 1725 By me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Jonathan Smith rock. Juner his ear marck is a Swollow 
forck on the of ear and a slit in it that was Richbell mott Juners 
entred november. ye. 18. 1725. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve" Clarck 

Page 91. 

att a towne meeting held in hemp^sted aprill ye 1 1701 It 
was voted aud concluded by ye maior vote of ye towne yt 
whereas ye grant formerly to John Robison conserning ye 
streeme at ye head of ye harboure Is made voide l)y his De- 
falt therefore william willis Richard vollintine and Samuell 
Denton Junr was chosen by ye maior vote of ye towne to 



208 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

agree with Jolm Robisou upon ye couditions ye streame att 
cow necke was granted to Natliauell Persall and Isacke smitb 
otherwise to Reterue his answere to ye towne By order 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

att a generall tow^ne meeting held in hempsted aprill ye 1 
1701 It was voted and conchided by ye maior votte of ye 
towne yt what swine so Ever shall be found upon ye towns 
common or trespasiiug in any mans Land or meddo it shall 
be Lawfull for any Person or Persons to Drive them to ye 
Pound and hee or they yt Drive them shall have nine pence 
a head for Driveing and ye Pinder shall have fowre pence 
half peny a hed for pounding all to be paid by ye owners of 
ye swiue By order of ye towne 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

att ye same towne meeting it was voted and concluded by 
ye maior vote of ye towne yt Provided att any time from 
time to time any Ram or Rams shall be foupd in ye streats 
or towne commons or els where amonghts ye towne Hocke 
from ye first of agust and after till ye Last of October it 
shall be Lawfull for any' Person or Persons to geld them 
This by order of ye towne 

Joseph Pettit Clarck 

Page 92. 

att ye same towne meeting John tredwell was Chosen Col- 
ector for ye iusuing yeare By order 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

The E.ir mark of John Titus is a slitt on the Right Ear & 
a half penny on the uper side of the same Recorded the 
first Day of aprill in the year 1712 by 

William Willis Clark 

John Willis his ear marck is a swallow fork on each ear 
& a half pen}' under each ear, entered, march ye. 24 day 1715- 
16 Pur me 

Tho Gildersleeve, Clark 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 209 

Danil Heulitt his ear marckis a slip on ye under sid of ye 
Ili(^lit ear and Latch on the under sid of ye Left ear. and a 
sloping nick on the fore sid of ye same entred march ye. 
24day 1715-16 Pur, me 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clark 

Adrian Onderdonk his ear mark is a crop on each ear and 
a half peney under each ear entered febreuary the. 3. day 
1718-19 by me 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 

Henry Onderdonk his ear mark is a crop on the near ear 
and a half peney under the of ear and a nick on the fore sid 
of each ear. entered febreuary the. 3. day 1718-19 l)y me 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 

Tunes Snedecor his ear mark is a crop on the near ear and 
a Hower. deluce on each ear entered, febreuary the. 3. 1718- 
19 by me 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 

Jonathan Hutinp;s his ear mark is a swallow fork on ye of 
ear & '2 half peneys under ye. near, entred nove. ye. 12th. 
1728. by me 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 

Page 93. 

To all christiou People to whome these presence shall 
come I Richard voUintine Liveing within ye Limits and 
bounds of ye towne of hempsted in quens County upon ye 
Island of nassaw and Province of newyorcke sendeth greet- 
ing In t)ure Lord god Ever Lasting whereas my Desesed 
father Richard vollintine Late of ye same towne County Is- 
land and Province afore sd Did in his Life time give and 
f£rant and Poses mv brother in Law Thomas Chesman of a 
sartaine Parsell of Land containing twenty tow acors be it 
more or Les Lying at a place on ye north side of ye Plains 
Knowne by the name of herrickes and neglect haveing bene 
made in my sd fathers Life time of a confermation of ye same 



210 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

by Deed now Know jee yt I ye scl Kichard volliiitine afore 
sd haire to ye Estate of my father Richard voilintine Late 
of ye towne of hempsted afore sd Desesed In Due regard 
of ye gift and grant made and given to my brother in Law 
thomas Chesman in my fathers Life time and for divers oth- 
er considerations mee thereiiiito Espetially moving have giv- 
en granted and confermed and by these presence Doe give 
grant and conferme unto ye sd thomas Chesman his hairs 
and asigues for Ever all yt twentv tow acors of Land be it 
more or Les Lying on ye north side of ye Plains of the towne 
afore sd att a place Knowne by ye name of herricks and is now 
in ye tenure and ocipation of ye sd thomas Chesman to have 
and to honld Levy tacke use Poses and inioy ye afore sd 
twenty tow acors of Land be it more or Les unto ye sd thom- 
as Chesmon his hairs and asigues to ye only Proper use ben- 
efit and behufe of his ye sd thomas chesmon his hairs and 
asignes for Ever withoute any manner of clame challiiig or 
Demand Lett liinderance or molestation of mee Ether of my 
hairs exsecetors and administrators for Ever or by from or 
under mee or them or Ether of them or by any of theire pro- 
curement In witnes where of 1 the sd Richard voilintine 
have here unto put to my hand and sele this 16 of Decem- 

Page 94. 

berinthe twelfh yeare of his maiesties Raigne 1700 

Signed seled and Delivered In presence of us 

Daniell Persall Richard vollintine (S) 

IsACKE Smith 
Samuell Denton 

aprill ye 1 1701 then Richard vollintine apeard before one 
of his maiesties Justises of ye peace and acknowledged this 
Deed of gift to be bis Yoll Lentaryact aud Deed apeard l)e- 
fore mee 

John Jackson 
a true Coppi of ye origonall Entered l)y me 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 211 

.June the 12tli: 1710 John Sinitli luitli been clown upon 
the great neek & have viewed the Conveniences for Abell . 
smith and Henry Alhni for the taking up their Lands that 
was granted by the Town of Heinpsted and 1 John Smith 
do say that itt is convenient for them to take itt near them 
in the undevided Lands and this is from under my hand 
Wittnes John Smith 

Joseph Pettitt 

her the above written is a tru coppy 

Sarah X Pine taken out of the originall and 

marke Compared and Recorded bymeethis 

23d day of ye 12-mo felu-uary 1710-11 
William Willis Chirke 

Jacob Tittos his ear mark is a sHtt in the end of the of 
ear and a half peny on fore side of the same and a nick on . 
tha fore side of the nere ear eiitred the. 5. day June 1721 l>y 
mee 

Tho GiLDEPiSLEEVE Clarck 

Page 95. 

To all Christian People to wliome these presence shall 
come or any wise apertaiue Greeting Know ye yt I Robart 
marvin of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in quens 
County in ye Province of new yorcke Doe by these presence 
give grant bargin sell alinate Reles and Deliver from mee my 
haires exsecetors administrators and asignes unto harman 
Johnson of ye towne Island County and Province afore sd 
to him his haires exsecetors administrators and asignes a sar- 
taine Parsell of meddo ground Lying att a Place called liun-- 
gry harl)oure In quantity as it was Laid oute to mee for one 
acor and three quarters as may apeare was Laid oute bound- 
ed west and north by the cricke and East by a Lott Laid 
oute to lienery Lininton and I ye sd Robart marvin Doe in- 
gadge to uphould and maintaine ye sd harman Johnson his 
haires and sucsesers ye sd Lott with a Line Runing as ye 
other Lotts or his proportion with ye other Lotts acording 



Jr/i'r- 



212 HEMPSTEAD TOVTS RECORDS. 

to ye quantity it Avas Laid oute for all which meddo as afore 
sd with ye apertinances thereon with all ye Eight and Prev- 
^ilidge there unto belonging on hungry harbonre necke I ye 
sd Eobai-t marvin Doe by these presence give grant bargin 
sell alinate Eeles and Deliver from mee my haii'es exsecetors 
administrators and asignes ruito ve sd harman Johnson to 
him his haires and asignes to have and to hould for Ever 
and quiatlv to Poses and Iniov from mee or auv from bv or 
under mee my haii'es and asignes and I ye sd Eobnrt mar- 
vin Doe furder warrant ys my sale to be Lawfullathenticke 
and good in Law free from any sale Lett morgadge or in- 
comberance what Ever by mee or any from by or under mee 
for and in consideration of full satisfaction Eeceived in full 
satisfaction before ve signing hereof and in Testimonv of ve 
Premises I have here unto set to my hand and fixed my Sele 
September ye thii-d Day anno Domini 1701 
Signed seled and Delivered 
In Presence of us his 

Joseph Pettit Egbert X Marvin (S) 

her marcke 

Margeeat X Pettit 
marcke 
a coppie of ye origenall Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 
Page 95a. 

att a towne meeting held in hempstedmay ye o 1701 att 
ye same towne meeting John Sering John Carle and Thom- 
as gildersleeve was chosen to Eepare ye meeting house what 
is needfull upon ye towns charge By order 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Joseph Denton the son of Samuel Denton the Second his 
ear marck is the ear marck that his granfather Samuel Den- 
ton deseced gave, which is a Crop on the Eight ear and two 
nicks in it and a nick under the Lef ear entered December 
the 29 1718 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDR. 213 

Joseph Denton al)Ove Leaves this car niarck al)ove to any 
that want a mark 

Ezftcel Smith Juner his ear marck is aswalhnvfork on the 
Left ear and a half ponev niuler it and two half peuoys un- 
der the Right ear entred the 21 day of deeember 171U by 
me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Micall Molt his ear marck is a crop on the of ear and a 
half peney under it enticed December. 26. 1720 by me. 

Tho Gildersleeve Chxrck 

Samuel Langdon the Son of John Langdon his ear marck 
is a hoole in the nere ear and a half peney on the under sid 
of the of ear entred Ma}^ 19. day 1722 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

this above ear mark of Samuell Langdons is John Lang- 
dons ye son of Joseph Langdon by Consent of Sami Lang- 
don. "witnes 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

elbert monfort his ear marck is a swallow forck on the of 
ear and a half peney under the same entered Aprill ye. 2. 
1723 By me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Epenetus Wood his ear marck is a hole in the of ear : and 
two half peneys on the fore side of each ear entred No- 
vember. 6. 1723 By me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Samuel Langdons ear mark hear above on this leaf is null 
and void and doth l)eloug to Cornelus Polhemus as witnes 
our hand November. 15. 1729 

Jno Tredwell esq Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 95b. 

To all Christian People to whome these presence shall 
come greeting Know all men yt I John Jackson Esquire 



214 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

of ye towue of liempsted {incl ye Island iiassaw in qiiens 
coimty in ye Province of new yorcke Doe for Divers good 
causes mee moveing there unto have in full satisfaction in 
hand allredy Keseved before asignment In- me ye above sd 
John Jackson Doe batter bargin give grant sellalinateEeles 
Deliver and macke over and have before these presence under- 
wrighten battered bargined given and granted Sould alinat- 
ed and Relesed and Delivered and macke over for ever from 
mee my haires exsecetors administrators audasignsfor Ever 
unto Jeams abbett Tanner of fosters meddo now Resident 
■within 3'e Province afore sd to him his hairs exsecetors ad- 
ministrators and asigns for Ever a saiiaiue tract of Land 
situating and being within ye bounds of liempsted within ye 
Province afore sd containeiug a hundred acors of Land more 
or Les as it was Laid oute bounded as followeth North East 
by a red ocke tree a corner tree marcked with tow eys on ye 
south side and tow eys on ye west side and three chops on 
Each side of ye eys and so Leading a long to ye south side 
with trees marcked with three chops on Each side of ye 
trees a long the side of ye second west meddo on ye west 
side je swamp and so to a corner tree south East a red ocke 
tree marcked with tow eys on ye north side and tow eys on 
ye west side and thre chops on Each side ye eys and so 
acros ye neck untill you com to Simmonses Swamp to white 
ocke tree marchd with tow e^s on ye East side and toAv on 
ye north side and thre chops on Each side ye eys and so 
along by ye swamp while you come to a red ocke tree upon 
a Straight Line marcked with tow eys on ye south Side and 
tow eys on ye East side and three chops on Each side of ye 
eys and So Eastward upon a line till you com to a red ocke 
tree ye north East corner I say I ye above sd John Jackson 
have certainely before these presence under wrighten given 
and fully granted and abolutely and firmly sould alinated 
Relesed and delivered and made over for mee my haire ex- 
secetors administrators and asignes for Ever unto Jeams ab- 
bitt as above said to him his haires exsecetors administrators 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECOIIDS. 215 

Pacie 9(). 

and Hsignes for Ever to occepy and improve ye above sd Land 
as afore sd l)ound(Hl within ye fowr Corner trees upon a strait 
lin(! with all yo bonitits and improvements as ye caseRequirs 
as I say I ye above sd John Jackson have hj these presence 
firmly to all intents and Purposes of ye above sd premises giv- 
en granted sonld alinated and Delivered and nnide over ye 
above sd Land for nuH' my hairs exsecetors administrator 
and asignes for Ever unto Jeams abbitt as afore sd ye above 
sil Land to him liis hairs exsecetors a(hninistrators and 
asignes for Ever to have and to hould for Ever pesably to 
luioy and poses for Ever with oute any Lett or molestation 
Avhatso Ever and I say I ye above sd John Jackson Doe bind 
me my hairs Exsecetors administrators and asignes to Jeams 
abbitt as above sd to him his hairs exsecetors administrators 
and asignes to macke ys my Deed of sale good and atheu- 
ticke in Law by Avarrautise agains any Person or i)ersons 
who ;itt any time or times ether Directly or Indirectly shall 
in any wdse lay any Just clame to any part or parsell of ye 
above sd Lands and to maintaine ys Right of ye above sd 
Laud against any former incomberance w^hat so Ever by war- 
rantee as ye Law Directs to ye true performance of ye ev- . 
ery and all ye premises above wrighten I have set to my hand 
and fixed my sele ye tenth Day of may in ye yeare of oure 
Lord god scventeene hundred and one ye words enterlined 
ye Lord and sd word mee and ye word Just and ye w^ord for- 
mer before asignement 

Signed seled and Delivered 
In presence of us 

Edwakd Hai;e John Jackson (S) 

Danell theston 
William Coenwell 

memorandum may ye 23 1701 -John Jackson then apeared 
before John tredwell one of his nuiisties Justises for Ceep- 



2ir» HEMrSTEAD TOAVX EECOEDS. 

ing ye Peace in quens county Jolin Jackson acknowledged 
js Deed to be liis act and Deed 

John TKEDAyELL 

Page 97. 

This Indenture made ye Seyenth Da}- of Jeueweiy and 
in ye yeare of onre Lord one thousand seyen hundred and 
in ye twelth yeare of ye Eaigne of oure Soyerghen Lord 
William ye third of Ingland Scotland france and Irlaud 
King Defender of ye faith witneseth yt Jeremiah Smith now 
liyeing in ye bounds of hempsted in queus County on Is- 
land Nassaw in ye Province of new yorcke in araeiica for Di- 
vers good Causes and Considerations mee moveing there to 
but Espeteally for and in consideration of a valuable Sume 
In hand paid before ye signing and seleing here of where 
with I ye sd Jeremiah Smith fully acknowled«ce clerely Sat- 
isfied contented and Paid both by thes Presence granted 
bargined and sould and alinated and Doe by these presence 
grant bargin Sell and conferme unto Samuell Denton of ye 
Same jjlace and county afore sd a sartaine Lott of Land Ly- 
ing and being on ye north side ye ToA\-ne of hempsted be- 
ing and Eaight acor Lott be more or Les as it was Laid oute 
to Little John Smith nan which ye sd Jeremiah Smith now 
Poses and inioy with all ye housing orchard fencing i)rofits 
immunities joreyeledges now belonging or Ever herafter Shall 
any ^vise apeiiaine from mee ye sd Jeremiah Smith my hairs 
exsecetors administrators and asignes unto ye sd Samuell 
Denton his hairs Exsecetors administrators and asignes for 
Ever to have and to hould ye sd Lott of Land with ye hous- 
ing orchard fenceing and aU other profits and preveledges 
there unto belonging or Ever here after Shall any wiseaper- 
taine to ye sd Lot of Land and I ye afore sd Jeremiah Smith 
Doe hereby with my hairs and asigns aquit and Discharge 
ye sd Lott of Land clerely from all maner of incomberauces 
of Judgments fins gifts grants morgadges Devisis Joyutturs 
entailments by fi'om or under mee my asigns or consent or 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 217 

procnirement aud Doe for inee my hairs mikI asi<^iis ackiiowl- 
edg ye pren)ises afore sd to be my owiie in i)osc,ttioii before 
ye Delivery hereof aud I ye sd Jeremiah Smith my hairs 
and asigns duth by these presence warrant and Detfend ys 

Page 98. 
my sale to bee good and atheiiticke in Law as witnes my 
hand and sele ye Day aud yeare above wrighten 

Signed seled and Delivered 
In presence 

EOBERT HUBBS JeREMIAH SmITH (H) 

his X marcke hannah Smith (S) 



Joseph Sutton 

Janewary ye 8 in ye year 1701 Then apered before mee 
John Tredwell one of his maiesties Justicese of ye peace for 
qiiens County Jeremiah Snuth and hannah his wife and ac- 
knowledged this Deed of sale to be theire free and vollen- 
tery act and Deed John Tredwell 

These presence witneseth y 1 1 Jonathen Smith of ye tovvne 
Island county and Province afore sd Doe ingadgeyt myselfe 
my hairs asignes or any from by or under mee my hairs or 
asignes or any Person Derived from them will nott molest 
ye above sd Samuell Denton his hairs or asignes in any 
Part of ys Deed of Sale as witnes my hand and Sele may 
ye 30 Day anno 1701 
Testated l)y us 
Joseph Petttp Jonathan Smith (S) 

PiETER TITUS 

This Deed acknowledgment all Entered by mee being a 

true coppie 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 99. 

To all Christien People to whome these presence Shall 
come or any wise apertaine greeting Know you yt I Na- 
than wollintine of hempsted on Long Island alias nassawin 
quens county in ye Province of new yorcke Doe by these 



21S HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

presence give grant bargiii sell aliuate Reles and Deliver from 
laee my hairs exsecetors administrators and asignes unto Eze- 
cell simcius of (jisterbay on ye Island and in ye county and 
Province afore sd to liim his hairs exsecutors administrators 
and asignes ye Right of tow gates of fence on coav necke in 
ye bounds of hempsted above sd with what Eight of Laud 
and other advantages ye sd Ezecell Simcius Can receve or 
ma}' acrew by vii-tue of ye sd tow gates of fence on sd Cow 
necke and allso all my Right title and Improvements to and 
on a parsell of Laud on sd cow neck by virtue of ye sd gate 
Right ve sd Laud Lying South to west Line so called and 
west and north by a scragliu fence and marcked trees and 
East to ye bay of hempsted harboure together with m}' 
Dwelling house fenceiug Avheate growing on ye Laud and 
timber yt I have there gotten on sd Land and all other my 
improvements there on and my Right and title to ye sd Land 
afore sd in quantity as may apeare with ye aperteuinces I 
ye sd nathan volliutiue Doe by these presence give grant bar- 
gin sell alinate Reles and Deliver from mee my haires and 
asignes unto ye sd Ezecell Simcins to him his hairs and 
asignes to have and to hold aud quiatly to poses and Inioy 
from mee or any from by or under mee my hairs and asignes 
and ye sd nathan yollintiue Doe ferder promise ye sd Premise 
to be free from any former sale Lett morgadge or incomba- 
rence by mee or any for and iu cousidei'ation of a Aahiable 
sume of mony Spesilied to be paid acording to ye Date of 
ye sd bills of Dept agreeing with ye Date and iu testimony 
of the Premises I have hereunto sett to my hand aud fixed 
my sele Desember ve twenty niuth Dav in ye yeare of oure 
Lord anno Domini 1701 

Signed seled and Delivered 

In Presence of us his 

Joseph Pettit Nathan X vollintine fS) 

IsACHE Smith marcke 

Thomas Jecockes 
a copj)i of ye origenall Deed Entered by me 

JcjsEPH Pettit Clarcke 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOllDS. 219 



Page 100. 



at the Request of Henry Allen I have this day surveyed 
tt Layd out to him on Madnans ueek in the Townshi]) of 
Hempsted the forty six acres of Land spetitied in the an- 
nexed Scheme which he derives by vertne of divers deeds 
from the persons mentioned in the draft or their liepresen- 
tatives or assigues & Avliich Land of Right belonged to the 
said persons by vertue of an order of the said Town Datted 
the 29th of november 1(558 performed the twenty second day 
of february anno Domini 1710 per mee 

S Clows Surv'r 

(a map). 

this Return ^' draft Recorded the: 22d day of ye 12th 
month february 1710-11 by mee 

William Willis Clarke 

Page 101. 

quens county hempsted ye 18 of Desember 1701 land 
Laid oute for Isack Smith in ye north wooils Lying on ye 
East side William Stites Land beginiug att a Red oche tree 
marcked on all four sides and from thence East IK) rods to 
a chesnut tree marcked one all fowre sides and from thence 
north 24 rods and from thence East 20 rods to a blacke oche 
Saplin marcked on all fowre sides and from thence north 96 
rods to a blacke oche tree marcked on all fowre sides and 
from thence west 136 rods to a blacke oche saplin marcked 
on all fowre sides and from thence to ye first station contain- 
ing 99 acors Laid oute by mee 

Petee cortleyou Surveyer 

quens county hempsted ye 18 of December 1701 Land 
Laid oute for al^raham Smith in ye North woods Lying on 
ye west side Stites his Land ou ye south side halsteds Land 
beginning at a white oche tree marcked on all fowre sides 
and from thence west 108 from thence north 32 rods to a wol- 
nut Saplin marcked on, all fowre sides and from thence west 
60 rods to a white wood tree marcked on all fowre sides and 



220 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

from thence south 20 Degrees westerly 32 rods and from 
thence south 80 rods to a bhicke oche tree marcked on all 
fowre sides and from thence East 182 rods to a chesnut tree 
marcked on all fowre sides and from thence to ye first sta- 
tion containing 103 acres Laid oute by me 

Peter Cortelyou Surveyer 

entered ye surveyer notes by mee Joseph Pettit Cler 

Page 102. 

quens county aprill ye 23 1701 

I have surveyed tow peases a land at hempstedl)Oundsin 
ye north woods for Justis Smith South from hempsted har- 
boure head one Pease beginiog by a white oche tree marcked 
on all four sides from thence north 10 degrees Easterly 120 
Rods to a walnut tree marcked and all fowre sides 37 de- 
iirees westerlv 40 Rods to a black oeke tree marcked and 
all fowre sides and from thence west 72 Rods and from thence 
South 5 degrees Easterly 161 Rods and from thence east 10 
degrees Northerly 72 Rods to ye first Station ye other peace 
loyniugto ye same Laid oute by mee 

PETER Cortelyou Serveyer 

quens county aprill ye 23 day 1701 

I have serveyed a sartaine peace a land in hempsted in ye 
north woods for Justis Smith begining neare mosceto cove 
path at a white oche tree marcked and all fowre sids from 
thence north 18 degrees easterly 160 Rods to a white oche 
tree marcked and allfowre sides and from thence East 18 de- 
grees Southerly 110 Rods to a white oche tree marcked and 
all fowre Sides and from thence south 18 degrees westerly 
160 Rods to a black oche tree marcked and all fowre sides 
and from thence west 18 degrees northly 110 Rods to ye first 
Station containing in all 110 acors Laid oute by mee 

Peter cortleyou Serveyer 

a coppi of ye origeuell Entered By mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 
Page 103. 

To all Christian People to whome these presence Shall 
come or any wise apertaine greeting Know yee y t I Thom- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 221 

as Lee of liempsted on Long Island alios nassaw in qviens 
County in je Province of new yorcke Doe for severell good 
causes and considerations me liero imto Espetially moveing 
and more Espetiallfor full satisfaction Reseved Doe by these 
presence give grant alinate Reles and Deliver from mee my 
liaires Exsecetors administrators and asignes unto my broth- 
er Joseph Lee of ye towne county Island and Province afore 
sd to him his liaires exsecetors administrators and asignes ye 
one lialfe of ye gates yt my Desesed father Did purches on 
Cow necke with halfe ye Land and Improvements there un- 
to belonging and halfe ye house standing on ye Land and one 
quarter part of ye Lottd Land att new brigde and one quar- 
ter part of ye meddo on new bridge necke ye third qiiarter 
from ye woods ye Lott to be Devided acros it and one quar- 
ter Part of ye undevided and Right of Commons yt Did be- 
long to my Desesed father in ye bounds of hempsted all 
which Land meddo and premises above sd I ye sd Thomas 
Lee Doe by these presence give grant alinate Reles and de- 
liver from mee my hairs exsecetors administrators and as- 
ignes unto my sd brother Joseph Lee to him his hairs exsec- 
etors administrators and asigns to have and to hould for Ever 
and quiatly to poses and inioy from mee or any from by or 
under mee my hairs and asignes or from any formor sale Lett 
morgadge or incomberance what Ever by mee or any from by 
or under mee or my attorneys for full satisfaction Reseved as 
afore sd and in testimony of ye premises I have hereunto sett 
to my hand and fixed my sele October ye thirteeth day in ye 
yeare of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and one 

Signed seled and Delivered 
In presence of us 

Joseph Pettit his 

his Thomas X Lee (S) 
William X Pine marcke- 

mar eke 

This Deed being a true Coppie Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 



222 hempstead town eecords. 

Page 104. 

Joliu allison His ear marck is a crop on tlie near ear and 
a half penej on the fore side of ve of ear and the ear marck 
of Benjamin Allison is a crop on the near ear and two haf 
pene3-es on the fore side of the of ear these two ear marks 
above entred the sixth day of march 1720-21 by me 

Tho Gildeksleete Clarck 

Thomas Man his ear marck is a crop on the near ear and 
a nick nnder it and two nicks under the of ear entered May 
the fifth day 1721 by me 

, Tho Gildersleete Clarck 

John Seman his ear mark is a latch on the fore side of the 
nearer ear and a half peney under the same and a half peney 
on each side of the of ear entered the third day of June 
1721 by me 

Tho Geldersleeye Clarck 

John Bedell the Son of Joseph Bedell his ear mark is a 
Latcli oil the fore side of the of ear and a half peney un- 
der the same entered June the first day 1722 by me 

Tho Gilderslee^'e Clarck 

Thomas Allin the son of Thomas Allin of Jerusalem his 
ear mark is a latch and a half peney on the fore side of the 
near ear and a half peny on each side the of ear entred Jiine 
the 4 day 1722 by me 

Tho Gildersleete Clarck 

Ram Ramson his ear marck is a slit in the end of the near 
ear and a nick under the of ear. entred augus the 6. 1722 
bv me 

Tho Gilderslee^t: Clarck 

Thomas ftrost his ear mark is a Crop on the near ear and 
two slits in the same, entred the first of december. 1722 
by ine 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



HEMTSTEAD TOWN RECOltDS. 223 

Thomas Alliii his ear marck is a Square pees Cut out ou 
the under Side of the Left ear, it was formerly John Jack- 
sons the brick layers marck. entered march the Dth 1722-3 
By me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Joseph Denton his ear marck is a hole in the of ear and 
a half peney under the near ear and a nick betwen the half 
peny and the head, entred Aprill ye 2. 1723 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Jems Smith his ear mark is a Crop on ye of ear & a nick 
under it and a Latch ou the fore Side of ye near ear. en- 
tred november. 5. 1723. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

John TittoB his ear mark is a slitt in ye end of ye near ear 
& a half peney under each ear and a nick under the of ear 
entred November the. 5. 1723. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Mical Spragg his ear marck is a Slit in ye end of the of 
ear and two half peneys on the fore Side the near ear en- 
tred november. 5. 1723 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 105. 

To all christien People to whome these presenca shall 
come or any wise apertaine greeting Knowyeeyt I Thom- 
as Lee of henipsted on Long Island alies Nassaw in quens 
countv in \e Province of new vorcke Doe for severell good 
causes and considerations mee hereunto Espetially moveing 
but more Espetiall for full satisfaction by mee in hand Re- 
seved Doe by these presence give grant alinate Reles and 
Deliver from mee my haires exsecetors administrators and 
asignes unto my brother John Lee of \e towne county Is- 
land and province afore sd to him his haires exsecetors ad- 
ministrators and asignes ye one half of ye gates 3't 



224 HEMPSTEAD TXWX KECORDS. 

mj Desesed father Did purclies on Cow necke witli 
halfe ye Land and improvements there unto belonging and 
halfe ye house standing on ve sd necke and one quarter part 
of ye Lotted Land att new bridge and one quarter part of ye 
Lott of meddo on new bridge necke ye second quarter from 
ve woods ye meddo Derided oros ve Lott and one quarter 
part of ye unDevided and Kigbt of commonsyt Did belong 
to my Desesed father in ye bounds of hempsted all which 
Land meddo and premeses as above sd I ye sd Thomas Lee 
Doe by these presence give grant baigin sell alinate Reles 
and Deliver from mee my hairs exsecetors administrators 
and asignes unto my sd brother John Lee to him his heirs 
exsecetors administrators and asignes to have and to hould 
and quaitly to poses and inioy from mee or any fi'om by or 
under mee my hairs and asignes or from any Sale Lett mor- 
gadge or incomberance by mee orauy from by or under mee 
my heirs and asignes or atorneys which is for and in con- 
sideration of full satisfaction Eeseved as afore sd, and in 
testimony of ye premeses I have here unto sett to my haud 
and fixed my Sele October ye thirteth Da^^in ye yeareofoure 
Lord one thousand seven hundred and one 

Signed seled and Delivered 

In Presence of us his 

Joseph Pettit Thomas X Lee (S) 

his marcke 

AYlLLIAM X PlXE 

marcke 

a, true coppi of the origenall Deed entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 

Page -106. 

The ear marck that Jonathan Searing Gives is a slit in ye 
end of ye left ear and a holle in ye right ear entered the 
29 day of April in ye year 1707 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 225 

The ear niarck that Jonathan shoa gives is a latch one 
tho nnder sid th(! left ear and a half peny one the fore sid 
the right ear entered the 24 day of Jenewary 1707-8 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

The eare niarck that Beninian ^^^)od gives is a latch one 
the fore sid of tho right eare and a slip one the undersid of 
the lef eare entered the 9 day of A])ril 170(S by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

The eare niarck that John Wood gives is a latch one the 
nnder sid of the right eare and a slip one the under sid of 
the left eare entered the 9 day of Aprel 1708 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

The Ear mark of John Tredwell Ju is the Ear mark that 
Jonathan Smith black formerly gave which is a latch marke 
on the u})er side of the Right Ear entered this lift day of 
february 1710-11 pr 

AViLLiAM Willis Clarke 

The Ear mark of Jonathan Smith Jn ( black son ) is a 
latch mark on the nper side of the Eight Ear & A Latch on 
the under side of the left Ear Entered this lift day of feb- 
ruary 1710-11 per 

William Willis Clarcke 

Page 107. 

To allchristieu People to whome these presence shall come 
or any wise apertaine Greeting Know yeej'tl Samuell Wil- 
liams of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw Li quens 
county in ye Province of new yorcke Doe by these presence 
sixe arant bargin sell alinate Reles and Deliver from mee 
my hairs exsecetors administrators and asignes unto Jeams 
Denton of the towne county Island and Province afore sd to 
him bis hairs exsecetors administrators and asignes ye one 
moyetie or Equell halfe Part of one ten acor Lott of Land 
Lying on ye north side ye greate plaines at a place called ye 
new feild bounded East bv ye Land of ve sd Jeams Denton 
west by ye Land of Samuell Denton south by ye nndevided 



226 HEMPSTEAD TOWX RECOEDS. 

Land uortli by ye highway ye Equell moyetie or halfe part 
of ye sd Lott teu acors more or Les as it was Laid oute to- 
gether with ye limber and apeiiinauces there nnto belong- 
ing I ye sd Samuel "Williams Doe by these presence give 
graut bargin sell alinate Eeles and Deliver fi'om mee my 
hairs and asignes unto ye sd Jeams Denton to him his hairs 
and asignes to have and to hould for ever and Doe furder 
warrant ys my sale to be Lawfnll athenticke and good in Law 
free from any former sale Lett morgadge or incomberance 
what Ever for and in consideration of full satisfaction in 
hand Reseved before ye Signing here ot and in testimouy of 
ye Premises I have sett to my hand and lixed my sele Jau- 
ewary ye 5 day 1696-7 

Signed seled and Delivered in presence of us 
John Speagge his 

Thomas Powall Samuell X Williams (S) ' 

Joseph Pettit marcke 

a true coppe of ye originall Deed Eutrd by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 108. 

John Barns his ear marck is a crop on ye right ear k. a 
sUt in it entered may ye. 3 day 1714 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Hendrick Barns his ear marck is a crop on ye of ear and 
a slit in itt k, a hoi in ye near ear. entered, may. ye. 8 day 
1714 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Water Jons his ear mark is two nicks on ye fore sid of ye 
Left ear and a half peny betweu the two nick entere De- 
sember ye. 21. 1718 by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Hendrick Breuer his ear mark is two nicks under the of 
ear and a little hole betwen them, entered December ye 30. 
1719. hy me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 



IIE.MI'STEAJJ TOWN liEC.'UJilJS. 227 

Cornelos Riassu his car luaick is waiter Breasous ear 
marok that is a swaHow forck on the Left ear and a half pene}- 
under it. entered .]\\ne the lOtli. 1720. hy me 

Tlio (ilLDERSLEEYE Clarck 

Thomas Okly his ear mark is a slit in the end of the of 
ear and a half peney on the fore side of the near ear. en- 
tred the 8th da}- of november. 1720 B}- me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Mr Benjamin Hieks his ear mark is a swallow fork on the 
of ear and two half peneis on the fore side of the near ear, 
entred January, ye. 17th. 1720-21 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Benjamin Yallintine his ear mark is a crop on the of ear 
and two nicks under the near ear. entered feabruary ye. 10th. 
1720-21 by me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

William Carpenter his ear mark is a slit in the end of the 
off ear and a half peney under the same and a half peney 
under ye fore side of the near ear entred the 18th day of 
feabrwary. 1720-21 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

John Haugewout his ear marck is a latch under the near 
ear & a nick tS: a half peney under the of ear entred April 
ye fourth 1720 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 109. 

To all christian People towhome these presents shall come 
or anywise apertaine greeting Know yee yt I Joseph Wil- 
liams of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in cpiens 
county in ye province of new yorcke Doe by these presence 
give grant bargiu sell alinate Reles and Deliver from mee 
my hairs exsecetors administrators and asignesunto Jeames 
Dentfui of ye towne county Island and Province afore sd to 
him his liaires exsecetors administrators and asignes ve one 
moyetie or Equell halfe part of one ten acre Lott of Land 



228 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECORDS. 

Lyin- on je north side ye greate plaines att a place called 
y; new feild bounded East by ye Land of ye sd Jeams Den- 
ton and west by ye Land of Samnell Denton South by ye un- 
devided Land and north by ye highway ye one moyetie of 
ye sd Lott ten acors more or Les as it was Laid oute togeth- 
er with ye timber and apertinances there unto belonging I 
ye sd Joseph Williams Doe hx these presence give grant bar- 
gin sell alinate Reles and Deliver from mee my haires and 
asi-nes unto ye sd Jeams Denton to him his hairs and asignes 
to have and to hould for Ever and Doe furder warrant this 
my sale to be Lawfull athenticke and good in Law free from 
any former sale Lett morgadge or Incomberance what Ever 
for and in consideration of full satisfaction allredy Reseved 
in hand before the signing hereof and in Testimony hereof 
I have sett to my hand and fixed my sele this fifth of Jane- 
wary In ye yeare of oure Lord anno Domini 1696-7 
Signed seled and Delivered in presence of us 

John Spragge Joseph AVilliams (S) 

Thomas Persall 

Joseph Pettit 
a true coppe of ye origenall Deed Entered By mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 110. 

This Indenture made ys twenty fifth Day of tfebewary and 
in ye thirteuth yeare of his maiesties Raigne and in ye yeare 
of oure Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and one be- 
twene Peter titas of heinpsted on ye Island of nassaw and 
Pro^nnce of new yorcke of ye one part and Jeams Denton of 
ye same place yeman of ye other part witneseth yt I ye sd 
Peter tites for and in consideration of a valuable Sume of 
mony of new yorcke to him in hand paid before ye seling 
and Delivery of ye presence by ye afore sd Jeams Denton 
The Resept whereof he Doth owne and acknowledge him- 
selfe there with satisfied contented and paid and hereof and 
here from Doth aquit and Discharg ye sd Jeams Denton his 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN IlECOKDS. 229 

hairs exsecetors aduiinistvators and every of them fioiu iuty 
Part or parsell thereof have given granted barginedsolden- 
feft llelesedandconfernied and by these presence fully clere- 
ly and absolutly give grant bargin sell enfef and Reles and 
conferrae unto ye above sd Jeanis Denton his hairs and as- 
igiis for ever a sartaine peece or parsell of upland Situate 
Lying and being situate in ye bounds of hempsted afore sd 
being aboute fifty acors or there abouts as it was Laid oute 
buted and bounded as followeth yt is to say East by ye 
plains and west by ye commons and north by ye land of John 
marvin and south by ye commons as allso one house ormes- 
sag with a Divitiou of ye plaines aioying or ye East side of 
ye sdLott of Land all which house and Land as above bound- 
ed and exprest together with all and singular ye Rights priv- 
iledges and apertinances thereunto belonging with all ye 
timber trees woods under which or standing or lying or be- 
ing or any wise apertaining to ye same with all and every 
Eight title intrest posetion clame propriater and to Every 
part and parsell thereof ye sd Peter tites to the premises to 
have and to hould ye sd Laud house and Devition of ye 
plaines with all fencing as above bounded and exprest to 

Page 111. 

him the sd Jeams Denton his heirs and asignes to ye only 
proper use benefit and behof of him ye sd Jeams Deuton 
his heirs exsecetors admiuistmtors and asignes for ever 
and ye sd Peter tites for him selfe his heirs exsecetors 
administrators and asi(>;nes Doe clearelv covenant and 
agree to and with ye sd Jeams Denton his heirs and as- 
ignes shall and may now and at all times hereafter have hold 
ocupi and poses and inioy ye before resited Land for and 
'^lerly Discharged qaitd of and from all former letts Sales 
morgadges Dowrys entales Judgments executions Reserves 
Remainder or, Remainders and title or any other incomber- 
ances what Ever had made or commited att any times or 
times before ye Inseling and Delivery of these presence as 



230 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

allso warrant and Defend ye same against all Person or per- 
sons Laying any Just clame or any from or under liim yesd 
Peter tites his hairs exsecetors administrators and asignes 
and Lichwise to sele and Deliver any other former Deed or 
conveyance for ye space of seven years insuing ve date here- 
of in Testimony whereof Peter tites set to his hand andlixed 
his sele ye day and veare above sd 

Signed seled and Delivered in presense of 

Samuell haight Petek tittas (S) 

Xathaxell Smith 

Zaceiah Mills 

a tru coppi of ve origenall Entered by me 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

with ve acknowledgement following aprill ye 1 ITUl then 
petter tites apeared before one of his maiesties Justeses of 
ye peace and acknowledged this Deed of sale to be his vol- 
lentary act and Deed apeared before mee 

John Teed well 

Page 112. 

att a generall towne meeting held in hempsted march ye 
9 day - 1701-2 by ye maier vote of ye towne John Seriug 
and William Wilhs was chosen asesers to ases ve freehold- 
ers and inhabitants of sd ta^^"ne and to macke a reate for 
three years c[uit rent to be gathered by ye tweiityeth of ye 
instant march By order 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

at a generall towne meeting hekl in hempsted a}:)rill ye 
first 1702 att ye same towne meeting John tredwell was cho- 
sen constable and colecter for ve insuing yeare 

att ye same towne meeting was chosen and apointed ye 
same men to Eepare ye meeting house or were chosen the 
Last yeare acording to former vote and allso those chosen 
for surveyers of highways to stand one yeare more acording 
to former votte 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 231 

att } e same towne meeting John Seriuf^ and Thomas gil- 
dersleeve was chosen assessors for ye insuiufj; yeare By or- 
der 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Joseph Tottens ear mark is a slit in ye end of ye right ear 
& a nick on ye fore sid of the same, entere may ye. 9. d. 
171(5. Pur me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

John Rainer his ear mark is a crop on ye Left ear and a 
nick on ye fore sid and a slit in ye crop, entred may 9: day. 
171(5. Pur me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 113. 

Samuel Bedeles ear marckis a swallow forck one the right 
ear and a half peny one the sani one the fore sid and a half 
peny one the iiuder sid the left ear entered the 27 day of 
September 1707 By mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

William Langdons ear marck is a hoi in the right ear and 
a half peny and a nick under the left ear entered the .2. 
day of desember 1707 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Jonathan Smith Rock Junior his Ear Mark is a crop on 
the Top of the Right Eare ct a half penny under the same 
and a latch on the fore side of the Left Ear Entered the 
10 day of August by mee 

William Willis Clarcke 

Joseph Bedles ear marck is a nick under the right ear en- 
tered november the 24th day 1712 by mee 

Tho GiLDEJiSLEEVE Clarck 

John Burto.s his ear marck is a sloping nick under each 
ear and a half peny on ye under sid of ye right ear en- 
tered ye 4th day Desember 1713 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarcke 



232 HEMP>STEAD TOAYN EECOKDS. 

Samuel Browns ear marck is three half penis under 3'e 
right ear cV: two under ye left ear entered Desember ye. 12th. 
day 1713 By Mee 

Tho Gildeksleeye Clarck 

Aron van nostrant his ear marck is two slits right in ye 
end of ye right ear and a slit k a hoi in ye near ear en- 
tered ye third day of may 1714 by mee 

Tho GrLDERSLEEYE Clarck 

Page 114. 

Att a meeting held in hempsted JeneAvary ye 12 1702-3 
John Pine was Chosen Churchwarden Jonathan Smith Sam- 

uell Denton Daniell Cessam John heveland and was 

Chosen vestry men att ye sd meeting for ye town of Oister 
bay Mr Thomas Jones was Chosen Church warden Edmund 
wi-ight Isack Doghty Samuell Discosen Richard Willis and 
Nathanell Coles was Chosen Y'estry men 

The ear mark that John Jackson Brick lay ear Gives is a 
squar pees Cut out on ye under sid of ye left ear entered 
apiill ye 13 day 1713 By me 

Thos GrLDERSLEEYE Clarck 

Eobart Lees ear marck is a latch on the under sid of ye. 
right ear & aslit in ye end of ye left ear Entered the 25 
day of Jime 1713 By mee 

Tho GrLDERSLEEYE Clarck 

John Smith ye son of Jonathan Smith rock his ear marck 
is a slit in ye end of ye right ear k two half peniesouye left 
ear one on ye. upper, sid & one on ye. under sid Entered 
the 25. day of June 1713 By mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

John Dosenborow Juner his ear Marck is three half penis 
imder ye Right, ear entered, ye. 12th. day of Desember 1713 
by mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 



i 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RKCOIJDS. 233 

Richard Mamiiriiig his ear iiiarck is a lioll i]i cacli ear en- 
tered ye. 12tli. day of Desember: 1713 by mee 

TiKj GiLDEiisLEEVE Clarck 

Page 115. 

To all Christian People to whome these presence shall 
come or any wise apertaine Greeting Know ye yt I tliomas 
Ellisons of hempsted on Long Island in queus couuty In ye 
Province of new yorcke haye sould unto Thomas martin of 
ye towne and couuty afore sd to him his liaires exsecetors 
administrators or assignes a sartaine parsell of wood Land 
Lying and being situate on ye north side ye greate plaines 
bounded on ye East by ye Laud of Gorg boldin and on ye 
north by ye Laud of lienery willis and south so far as ye oth- 
er Lotes Runs and west by ye highway being in cpiantity of 
acors as Shall be found within 3^e afore sd bounds together 
with ye timber and all ye apertiuences there unto belonging 
I ye sd thomas Ellison Doe owne to have sould and I^oe by 
these presence give grant bargin sell and make over from mee 
my hairs exsecetors or asignes uuto Thomas martin af ore sd 
to him his hairs exsecetors or asignes to have and to hoald 
for Ever and Doe uphould and mainetaiue this my sale to be 
good aud Lawfull free from any sale Lett morgadge Just 
clame or incomberance what Ever for aud in consideration 
of other Lands Received in full satisfaction and other Spe- 
tia and in confermation hereof I have here unto Set my hand 
and fixed my Sele this twenty tifth of July in ye forth yeare 
of his maiesties Reigue Jeams ye 2d by ye grace of God of 
Ingland Scotland france and Iiland King Defender of ye 
faith and in ye yeare of oure Lord anno Domini 1688 

Signed seled and Delivered in 
Presence of us 

Hakman hendricke Thomas Ellison (S) 

Joseph Pettit 

a true coppi of ye origenell compared by mee 

Joseph Pettit Cler 



234 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 



Page 116. 



att a geneiall tuwue meeting held in hempsted aprill ye 1 
1703 att ve same towue meeting by ye maier vote of the 
towne Richard towiiseud was Chosen Constable John Ber- 
ing and John Tredwell was chosen asesers "W illiam willis 
was Chosen Superriser 

Thomas Oiklersleeve was chosen Churchwarden 

Joseph Pettit ^as chosen Clarcke 

Isack Smith Capt Jeremiah Smith and Samnell Denton 
Jiiner was chosen sniTeyers of highways to m.cke pruden- 
tiall orders for ye insning yeare acording to act of asembly 

Henry mott his ear marck is a latch on ye under sid the 
light ear entered ve l8th day of Jun 171-4 by me 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 

Jacob A\ illis his ear marck is ve ear marck that his gran- 
father Heurv AVillis did give that is a swallow forck on ve 
right ear and two half penyes one on ye under sid iV: one on 
ye upper sid of ye same. Entered noA'ember ye first da}' 
1714 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Piobert liubes his ear mark is a Crop on the right ear and 
a half peny and a nick under the same entered January ye 
'2oth day 1714 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Joseph Wood blaksmith his ear mark is a half peny un- 
der ye right ear t'e two half peny under ye Left ear, entered 
november the 9th. dav. 1715. bv me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clan-k 
Obadiah Yallintiue Juner. his ear mark is a nick under 
each ear & a nick on ye fore sid of ye right ear : entered 
September ye. 18. 1716 by me. 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 
Thomas Boldiu his ear mark is ye ear mark yt was Joseph 
Jennings yt is two half penies under ye Left ear cV one un- 
der ye light ear entered September je. 18. 171(i by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 235 

Tliomus Bedells ear mark is a half peiiy oii ye fore sid oi 
ye right ear tV: a half peuy on ye under sid of ye Left ear & 
a slit ill ye end of ye same entered hy mee September ye 
18 1716 '^ 

Tho GiLDEiiSLEEVE Claick 

Page 117. 

Be it Knowne unto all men by these presence that I l)au- 
iell whithead of hempsted have sould and set over unto 
Thomas Southward of ye sd place his hairs exsecetors or 
asignes ye house and home Lott yt was Samuell mathewes 
and Every building on or upon ye sd Lott with tiveacors of 
meddo which was Laid oute and Doth apertaine to ye sd 
Lott with six acors of hollow belongiug to ye sd Lott with 
tow ox gates and six gates in ye necke the house and home 
Lott with all ye buildiug orchards or what soever u])on ye 
sd Lott to be delivered att or before the Last of aprill 
next insuing and ye house to be Delivered Presently ye 
house with all other theire improvements priviledges and 
apertinances I ye sd Thomas Southward Doe sell and macke 
over imto ye afore sd Daniell Avhithead his hairs exsecetors 
administrators and asignes In consideration ye sd Thomas 
Southward Doth give unto ye afore sd Daniell whithead a 
house and home lott which was micall chatertons unto Dan- 
iell whithead his hairs Exsecetors or asignes and live i)ounds 
to be paid in corue at ye pr prise as it pases from man to 
man at ye Delivery of ye house In witues whereof wee 
have hereto set to oure hands this 12th of Hebury ano Dom- 
ini 1656 Stilo nova 

witnes 

Daniell Denton Daniell whithead 

Samuell hubbs his 

Thomas X Southward 
marcke 

This above coppi Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 



236 HEMPSTEAD TO^YN RECORDS. 

I Dauiell Whitliead Doe acknowledg to have Eeseved ye 
five poniid within meutioued bv mee 

Daxiell AVhithead 

The eai- marck yt Thomas Semau the son of Eichard 
Semau is a latch and a iiick on ye fore sid of ye Left ear and 
a half penj under ye sam entered July ye 4 day 1714 by 

me 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Alburt van osstrunt his ear mark is a hoi in the Eight ear 

and a half peuuey on the fore side of the same, entred 

April ye 21. 1719. l)y me 

Thomas GrLDEESLEEVE Clarck 

Page 118. 

Isaac Jarman Juners ear marck is a slip under the right 

ear and a nick one the fore sid of the same and a half peuy 

imder the left ear : entered the 2 day of Jenewary 1712-13 

by me 

Tho Glldersleeye Clarck 

Joseph Pettet Juners ear marck is a slip under the right 
ear and a half peny under the left ear and a nick one the 
fore sid of the same: entered the 2 day of Jenewry 1712-13 
by me 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Nathanil Pines ear mark is a Swallow forck on the right 
ear and a latch and a nick under the left ear : entered the 
13th day of march 1712-13 Pr Mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Mr Lack on Dongans farm his ear marck is a Crop on the 
near ear and two holes in ye of ear one above ve other: en- 
tered.ye 26 day of Janwary 1713-14 Pr me 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Eichard Evirit his ear marck is two half penies on the fore 
sid of ve left ear <t one on ve fore sid of ye right ear en- 
tered ye 26 day of March 1711 Per mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 237 

Henry orton his ear marck is a Crop and hoi on the right 
ear Entered in the records march 3'e 29 day 1714 Pur me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Solomon Seaman his eai mark is a latt-h on the fore sid 
of the near ear and a slit in the of ear and a half peney un- 
der each ear: entered may the 14th, 1729 l)y mo 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 119. 

To all Christian People to whome these presence shall come 
or any wise apertaine Greting Know yee yt I Eichard tot- 
ton of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in quens Coun- 
ty in ye Province of new yorcke Doe by these presence give 
grant asigne alinate Reles and Deliver from mee my haires 
exsecetors administrators and asignes unto my son -William 
totton of ye towne County Island and Province afore sd to 
him his haires Execetors administrators and asigues a sar- 
taine Parsll of wood Land Lying and being situate on ye 
East sid hempsted harboure being twenty acors of my fifty 
acor Lott convenient where I shall apoiut all which twenty 
acors of Land together Avith ye timber and apertinences 
there of on ye sd Land I ye sd Richard totton Doe by these 
presence give grant bargin sell alinate Reles and Deliver 
from mee my haires Exsecetors administrators aod asignes 
unto my- sd son William totton to him his haires Exsecetors 
administrators and asignes to have and tohouldye sd Laud 
and jjremises for Ever from mee or any from by or under 
mee my haires Exsecutors administrators and asignes Peace- 
blely ye same to poses and Inioy Avitli oute any former sale 
Lett morgadge or iucomberance what Ever by mee or my 
Procurement which is for and in consideration of full satis- 
faction Reseved to my own content before ye Signing here- 
of and in Testimony of ye premises I have hereunto sett to 
my hand and fixed my Sele ys twenty fifth Day of may in 
ye yeare of oure Lord one thousand seven hundred and 



238 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

three after Enterlineing betwene ye niutli aucl tenth Line 

je words unto my sd son William totton to him his haires 

exsecetors administrators and asiy:nes 

Si{i;ned seled and Delivered in presence of ns 

Joseph Pettit his 

John Seman Kichaed X totton (S) 

marcke 
Page I'iO. 

The ear marck of ffrancses Cokolet blacksmith is a slip 
under the right ear and a nick one the fore sid of the same 
and a half peny one the under sid of the lef ear entered 
the 18 day of feabreuary 1706-7 by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

This above, sd. ear marck of ffrances Cocalet is Isaac 
Jarmans inner 

The ear marck that Jesper Totten gives is a slip one ye 
fore sid of ye left ear entered by mee ye first day of aprill 
1707 Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

The above ear marck of Jasper totten is deserted the: 21 
day of february 1710-11 by order by mee 

William Willis Clark 

The ear marck that Calip Carman Juner gives is a swallow 
forck on ye right ear and a half peny one ye fore sid of ye 
left ear entered ye first day of april 1707 by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

The ear marck that Jeams wood gives is a slip one ye un- 
der sid of ye of ear and a latch one ye under sid of the left 
ear entered ye furst day of april 1707 by mee 

^ Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

The ear marck that John Mon foort gives is a hollow Crop 
one the right ear and a half penny one the fore sid of each 
ear entered the 11 day of april 1707 By mee 

Tho Geldersleeve Clarck 
PacxE 121. 

To all christian People to whome these presence Shall 
come or any wise apertaiue greeting Know yee yt I liich- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 239 

ard Smitli of liempstcd on Long Island alias nassaw in 
quens County in ye province of new yorcke Doe 1)}' these 
presence give grant bargin alinate lieles and Deliver from 
mee my hairs Exsecetors administrators and asignes unto 
Daniell Ixulle of ye towne county IsLand and Province afore 
sd to him his hairs Exsecetors administrators and asignes a 
sartaiue Parsell of med(h) ground Lying and being in ye 
boiinds of hompsted afore sd att a pkice called hungry liar-v 
boure being a Lott Laid oute to my Desesed father John 
Smith in ye third Devition of meddo in cpiantity as may 
apeare bounded East by a Lott in ye Posetion of Daniell 
bedle and westerly by a highway and allso one third part of 
a lott Laid oute to Robert Jackson Desesed Lying upon ye 
Long necke so Called att Rockaway in ye third Devition of 
meddo Laid oute all which meddo as afore sd fiesli and salt 
with Every part and parsell thereof with ye apertinances I 
ye sd Richard Smith Doe by these presence give grant ali- 
nate Reles and Deliver from me my hairs and asignes unto 
ye sd Daniell bedle to him his hairs and asignes to have and 
to hould for Ever as his or theire owne Estate from mee or 
any from by or under mee my hairs and sucsesors for Ever 
which is for and in consideration of other meddo or two23ar- 
sells of meddo in Exchang for ye same or a Deed bearing 
this Date being in full satisfaction for ye same and in testi- 
mony of ye presence I have hereunto set to my hand and 
tixed my Sele march ye twelth Day in ye yeare of oure Lord 
anno Domini ITO^ 

Signed seled and Delivered 

in presence of us 
Joseph Pettit Richard Smith (S) 

her 
Margreat X Pettit 
marcke 
this Deed Entered by mee Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 122. 
Know all men hy these presence whome ys may any wise 
conserne yt I Robert bedle sener of hempsted on Long Is- 



240 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECORDS. 

land in ye north riding of new yorcke sliere have sould un- 
to liichard miuthorne of hempsted in the county above sd 
fowre ox gates yt Ly in ye East oxpaster yt is to say all my 
Right in ye sd East oxpaster I say I have sould and Doe by 
these presence fully frely and absolute bargin alinate and 
sell all my Eight and title in ye sd ox paster from mee my 
hairs exsecetors administrators and asignes unto ye sd Bieh- 
ard Minthorue his hairs Exsecetors administrators and as- 
ignes to have and to liould ashisowne proper Right for Ever 
and Doe hereby uphould ys my sale to be Lawful! atlien- 
ticke and good from any Person or Persons yt shall here 
after Lay any Just clame there unto andtoyetrue perform- 
ance and confermatiou of ye premises Avith acknovvledgment 
of full satisfaction by mee ye sd Uedle all redy Reseved I 
have here unto set to my hand and fixed my sele ys 5 Day of 
Jenewery in ye yeare of oure Lord 1682 and in ye thirty 
third yeare of his maiesties Raigne Charls ye second by ye 
grace of god King of greate britton france and Irland De- 
fender of je faith King 

Signed seled and Delivered 

in presence of us 

witnes Roabert bedle (S) 

Richard gildersleeve 
Dorcas gildersleeve 
a coppi of ye origenall Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Ephraim Vallintine his Ear marke is a Crop of the toj) of 
the Right Ear & a nick under Each Ear Entered the 30th day 
of ye 4th mo Jime 1710 l)y mee 

William Willis Clarke 

Page 123. 

To all christian People to whome these presence shall come 
or any wise apertaine Greeting Know yee yt I Richard tot- 
ton of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in queus Coun- 
ty in ye Province of new yorcke Doe by these presence give 
grant bargin alinate Reles and Deliver from mee my hairs 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECOItUS. 241 

Exsecetors administrators and asi^nesnnto niysonBeniemen 
totton of ye towne donnty Island and Province afore sd to 
him his hairs Exsecetors administrators and asi^jjnes all my 
acomidations where I now Dwell yt is my now Dwelling 
house barue oute Innising frnte trees with all my Land there 
ag(\yning with ye fencing and all apertaining thereof and ail- 
so halfe my Lottof metldoon ye Little necke which I l)ouglit 
of Edward S[)ragg Desesed which meddo with halfe my 
Right of upland on ye sd necke by vertue of fencing oure 
meddo and all my Kiglit of commons and undevided in ye 
bounds of hompsted and one third Part of my Chattle Es- 
tate in Every Part and Particular thing all which afore men- 
tioned housing Lands and Premises with ye meddo anda])er- 
tinances and Chattle Estate as above sd I ye sd Richard tot- 
ton Doe by these presence give grant alinate Reles and De- 
liver from mee my hairs and asignes unto my sd son benie- 
men totten to him his hairs and asignes to have and to hould 
for Ever and quiatly to poses and inioy from mee or any 
from by or under mee my hairs and sucsessers or from any 
clameing ye same or any Part hereof by mee or any from by 
or under mee and I ye sd Richard totton Doe furder war- 
rent ys my Deed to be Lawfull athenticke and good in Law 
free from any former sale Lett morgadge or incomberence 
what Ever which is for and in consideration of severall good 
causes and considerations mee here unto Espetially move- 
ing and more Espetially for full satisfaction Reseved be- 
fore ye signing here of and in Testimoin^ of ye premisis I 
have here unto sett to my hand and fixed my sele ye second 
Day of may and in ye yeare of oure Lord one thousand sev- 
en hundred and tow 

Signed seled and Delivered 

in presence of us his 

John Jackson Richahd X totton (8) 
Joseph Pettit marcke 

a true coppi of ye origenall Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 



2-42 hempstead toayn records. 

Page 124. 
Desember ye 29 1704 

The Deed Entered ou ye other side of this Leafe was or- 
dered to be made void by Consent of Both Partys yt is to 
say ye givear and Eesever Dou In Presence of us hose names 
are wiighten and in witnes hereof wee have sett to onre 

hands 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

George fowler 

Danil Thurston his ear marck is a half peny one the un- 
der sid of the right ear and one half peny one the fore sid 
of the left and a nick under the left ear entered may the 

29 day 1708 By mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Richard Elison inner his ear marck is a slit in the end of 

the right ear and two nicks under the lef ear entered the 

31 day of August in ye year 1708 By mee 

Tho Gildeu sleeve Clarck 

Page 125. 

Desember ye 30 1665 Land Laid oute to mor comers John 
Carman Edmund tites Robert boyle Edward Spragg and 
Richard stits 22 acors of Land a man on ye north side neare 
ye bevell ye Line begining att yeEastEad and Runing west 
180 Rods and from ye End of ye west Line a Due north Line 
130 Rods 

Thomas seman Juner his ear marck is a half Peny one ye 
fore sid of ye left ear entered ye 25 day of Desember 170G 
by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Richard seman Juner his ear marck is a slip under ye left 
ear and a latch one ye fore sid of right ear entred ye 25 day 
of Desember 1706 by mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Samuel Jackson his ear niart-kis a latch one ye fore sid of 
ye right ear and a half peny one ye fore sid of ye left ear 
entred ye 25 day Desember 170(5 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



IIKMI'STEAI) 'I'OWN RECORDS. 243 

Jonas Denton his ear niaick is a half Peny one the foro 

sid of the i'i<j;ht ear and a nick omo the fore sid of the left 

ear entered ye 11 d of feabrewarj hi ye year 170(5-7 By 

mee 

Tho (Iit^dersleeve Clarck 

if . . 

Joseph hoisted his ear niaick is a, Cro]) (^ne tlie ri^ht ear 

and a nick one tln^ fore sid of tln^ left ear entred the '24 day 

of T)csciiil)cv 170S - by uiee 

Tho GiLDERSLEEyE Clarck 

Page UCk 

Mordaoa Lester his eyear is a Crop one the right eyear 

and a halpeiiy nnder each eyear entered the 29 day of may 

1706 Entered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

The eyear niarck that seylas Teytos givethisa^slit one the 
end of the near eyear and a half peny before the same en- 
ter by mee the 80 day of September 170G 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

The ear niarck that William willis seuer gives is the an- 
tiant niarck that was his fathers which is a swallow forck 
one the end of the right ear and a half penny under the 
same entered this 30 daj' of September 1706 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

The earmarck that William willis Juner gives is ye an- 

tiaiit marck that was his fathers which is a swallow forck 

one the right ear and a half penny under the same and a 

nick under the lef ear entered the 30 day of September 1706 

By Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

The ear marck that Joshuah barns gives is a slip one the 

fore sid the right ear entered the 30 day of September 1706 

by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

The ear marck that Jeams Mott gives is a latch one the 
under sid the right ear and a half peny one under sid the 



244 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

left ear entered the 80 day of September 1706 by mee 

Tho Ctildersleeve Clarek 

Page 127. 

To all christian People whome these presence shall come 
or any Avise apertaine greeting Know yee yt John Jackson 
sener of hempsted on Long Island alias nassaw in qnens 
county in Province of new yorcke Doe by these presence 
give grant bargin sell alinate Reles and Deliver from mee 
my haires Exsecetors administrators and asigues unto John 
sering of ye towne county Island and Province afore sd to 
him his hairs Exsecetors administrators and asignes a sar- 
taine parsell of meddo ground Lying and being att ye south 
meddows on a necke Called Eainers neckein quantity seven 
acors and a halfe more or Les as it apears it was Laid oute 
boimded East by a Lott of meddo now in ve Posetion of 
John Pine aud west by ye meddo of ve sd John Sering and 
north by ye woods and extending South as ye other Lots all 
which meddo fresh and Salt with Every Part and Parsell 
there of with all ye Right and Preveledges and apertinan- 
ces there unto belonging on ye sd Painers necke I ye sd 
John Jackson sener Doe by these presence give grant l)ar- 
gin sell alinate Reles and Deliver from mee my hairs and 
asignes unto ye sd John Sering to him his hairs and asignes 
to have and to hould for Ever and Doe furder warrant ys 
my sale to be Lawfull athenticke and good in Law free from 
an}- former sale Lett morgadge or incomberance what Ever 
by mee or any from by or iinder mee my hairs or asignes 
aud Do Promise to Doe any furder thing if need Require 
for ye Sure mackeing and lirm binding ye. sd meddo and 
Premises in consideration of twenty Pounds Corrent Silver 
mony of ys government secured to be paid and excepted in 
full Satisfaction before je Signing hereof and in testi- 

Page 128. 

mony of je premises I have hereunto set to my hand 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 245 

iiud tixed my solo Jeuewery ye twenty Seventh Day In ye 
yeuie of our Loi'd one thousand Six hnndred ninety Ei^lit 
or ninety nine 

Sii>ned seled and JJolivered 

III Presence of ns »Joil\ Jack!so.n (Sj 

Richard Smith 

Joseph Pettit 

A tru(3 copjji of ye origenall Deed Com|)ared and Entercjd 
by niee 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

The ear raarek that Joseph hall gives is a Crop one ye 
right ear ct ah-litinyeOiop & two nicks under ye same which 
was formerly Timothy hoisted seners hit of hempsted en- 
tered the 5 day of April 1701) by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarcke 

The Ear marke that Corneleus AVilliamson giveth is a 
crop on the top of the left ear Entered the 29th of the 6tli 
mon August 1700 pr mee 

William Willis Clark 

The Ear marke of Samuell Dasenborough which hee giv- 
etli is a half peny under the Left Ear itt being the antient 
mark of Willi;im Thickstone Entered the 2d day of the third 
month may 1710 by mee 

William AVillis Clarke 

The Ear maik of Edward Every is a crop on the top of 
the Left Ear A' a sbtt down the Eight Ear Entered the 2d 
day of ye 8d mo may 1710 by mee 

W^illiam Willis Clark 

Page 129. 

Know all men by these presence yt yee John Jackson and 
Jeams Jackson both of nassaAV Island and quens county and 
province of new yorcke Knowye yt Avee have bargined sold 



2-16 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

alinated Eelest fi'om ns oure liairs Exsecetors admiuistra- 
tors and asigiies imto John Seiing of ye Island Coirntj and 
province afore ^d a sartaine tract or parsell of wood Land 
Lying and being Situate on ye north Side of ye Greate 
plaines being in quantity fifty acors more or Les as it was 
Laid oute being buted and bounded as folloAveth yt is to 
Say begining att a white ocke tree Standing on ye north East 
corner of a fifty acor parsell of Land in ye posetion of John 
Seriug niarcked with three noches on tow Sides with ye let-> 
ters I I in ye midle of ye noches Euning Eaighty Eods to 
another walnut Saplin marcked as afore sd from thence it 
Euus South one hundred Eods to another walnut Saplin 
marcked as afore sd and from thence west Eaighty Eods to a 
black ocke marcked as afore sd aioying to John Serings Land 
and from thence one hundred Eod to ye first Station Lying 
abore ye hils neare ye necke fence all which afore sd Land 
wee ye sd John Jackson and Jeams Jackson Due acknowl- 
edged to have barsrined sold ahnated Eelest and mad over 
from us oure haires Exsecetors administrators and asignes 
for Ever with all ye timber trees Lying or Standing or any 
wise apertaining and furder wee Doe bind our Selves oure 
hairs Exsecetors administrators and asignes to wan-ant and 
for Ever to Defend against all Persons or persons what Ever 
Laying any Just clame or pretence what Ever and furder 
wee ye sd John Jackson and Jeams Jackson Doe furder 
Covenant and agree to and with ye above sd John Seriug 
his haires Exsecetors administrators tooe Execute ormacke 

Page 130. 

any furder act or Avrighting for ye firm macking or Sliure 
binding ye afore sd Land and premises as hee shall be ad- 
"s-ised by any Counsell Lerned in 3-e Law within yo Space of 
three years which is to be att ye proper cost and charges of 
ye Sd John Sering for full satisfaction of fifty five pounds 
Current Silver mony of ys province Eeseved in full l)efore 
je inseleing of these presence as witnes oure hands and seles 



HI<:MrSTKAl) TOWN RECOIIDS. 247 

ye niiitli of octolx)!' and jeaie one tliousaiid seven Iniiidit'd 
and three 

Signed S(ded and Delivered 

In presence of iis John Jackson (S) 

Petek Mershekko Jeams Jackson (S) 

Thomas Smith 

Jeremiah Post 

A true Coppi of ye origenall Deed entered and Compared 
by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clarcke 

Chris Jan Snecors Ear marck is two half penyes under ye 
left ear Entered ye 5 day of April 1701) entered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Jerimiah Beadle his Ear marke is a slitt Down the End of 

the Eight Ear tV' a half peuy on the uper side of Each Ear 

Entered in this l)ook the ninth dav of niayanoy Domi 1710 

by mee 

William Willis Clarke 

David Beadle his Ear mark is a half on the fore side of 
Each ear Recorded the Sixt Day of June 1711 pr mee 

William Willis Clark 

Page 131. 

Jeremiah Wood Junei' his ear marck is A slip one ye fore 
sid of ye lef ear t*c a slip one ye under side of ye right ear 
entred ye. 9. day of november 1708 By mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clark 

Samuel Burtsel his ear marck is a Cro[) one the Right 
ear and a lialpeny under the same entered the. 21. da}' of 
Jeanuary 170S-1) 

by mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

A Draft of a fifty acor Lott of wood Land Lying on ye 
north side of ye greate plaines neare herrickes in ye bounds 
of hempsted in (piens (Vmnty on nassaw Island given by 
Coll John Jackson unto his tow sons JolnuV Jeams Jackson 



248 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

bj Deeds Dated ye IDtL of a gust 1699 ])egining att a white 
ocke tree Standing in ve north East Corner of a fifty acor 
Parsell of Land in ye Posetion of John Sering nuiicked with 
3 noches on tow Sides and ye Letters I I In ye niidle of 
ye noches it Enns Eaighty Eods East to a Avalnut Saplin 
marcked as before and from thence it Euus South one hnn- 
di'edEods to another walnut Saplin marcked as afore sdaud 
thence west Eaighty Eods to a blacke ocke marcked as afore 
sd agoyning to John Serings Land and from thence north 
one hundred Eod to ye first Station performed ye 4th of 
agust 1703 

S. Clowes Surveyor 

Entered in ye towne Eecords by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Solomon Beat his ear raarck is a hoi in the right Ear and 
a Crop one ye left ear entered the 19 day of Desember 1712 
by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 132. 

att a geuerall towne meeting held in hem])sted aprill ye 
1 1704 

att ye same towne meeting Capt Joseph Smith was Cho- 
sen Constable and Colector for ye insuing yeare and John 
Tredwell and Eichard ToAvnsend was Chosen assesors for ys 
yeare att ye same meeting Samuell Denton JunerCapt Jer- 
emi Smith and Joseph Mott was Chosen Surveyers of high- 
ways and to put in practis Such prudenshall orders as ye 
towne Shall macke ys yeare insuing att ye same towne meet- 
ing Capfc carman beniemen Semens William willis Eichard 
thorne and Christien Suedicor are apoiuted to macke pru- 
dentiall orders couserning a Eegulation of fences through- 
oute ye towns bounds att ye same towne meetiug Jose])h 
Pettit was Chosen Clercke for ys insuing yeare att ye Same 
towne meeting Jeremiah Wood and Johu Carle were deputed 
in ye towns behalf to Colect Eeseye and gather all arears 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 240 

Due to ye towne for Liiiul ;iiul nu'ddo Lett and uUso to Jii- 
quire and tacke an acounipt of what Capt Smith andJeanis 
Jacksou have Don in ye matter and niacke Retorne to ye 
Justises of ye peace hy ye next Election Day of what they have 
Don in yt matter 

By order Joseph Pettit Clar 

Calip Corn well his ear marck is a Crop one the ri^^lit ear and 
a half peny under th<? sam entered the tirst day of may 1712 

pur mee Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 

Richard Cornwell his ear marck is two half penies under 
the ri<jjht ear A: a nick one the fore sid of ye same and a half 
peny under ye left ear entered ye first day of may 171"2 
Pur mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Joseph Wood bhacksmithhis ear marck is a slit in the end 
of the Left ear entered the 20 day of Janevary 1719-20 by 
mee . Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

This ear mark of Joseph woods blacksmith is Joseph hall 
l>y the consent of the above said Joseph wood 

Page 1311 

To all Christian People to whome these presence Shall 
come or any wise apertaine greetinj^ Know yee yt Avhereas 
there was formerly given by ye towne to micall belling ye 
freucli man yt lived upon Mr Spraggs farme twenty acors of 
Land on ye west side Mr Spraggs Land as may att Largby 
ye Record apeare which sd Land I ye sd Micall Boiling now 
of new yorcke Doe by these presence give grant bargin Sell 
aliuate Reles and Deliver from mee my hairs Exsecetors ad- 
ministrators and asignes unt j maier John Jackson of hemp- 
sted ye afore mentioned towne on Long Island alies uassaw 
in quens county in ye Province of new yorcke to him his 
haires excecetors administrators and asignes ye afore men- 



250 HE.MPSTEAD TUWX EECOKDS. 

tioned tract of Land bee it more or Les aeording to ye 
marcked bounds as may apeare all which said twenty acors 
of Land as afore sd together with Every part and parsell 
thereof with ye timber apertinauces and improvements there- 
on I ye sd micall boiling Doe l)y these presence give grant 
bargin sell alinate Eeles and Deliver frommeemy hairs and 
asignes unto ye sd maier John Jackson to him his hairs and 
assignes to have and to hould for Ever aud quietly to poses 
and iniov from mee or anv from Ijv or iiuder mee my hairs 
and assignes or Lawf nil atorueys I ye sd micall boiling Doe 
furder warant ys my sale to be Lawfull atheuticke and good 
free from any former sales Lett morgadge Dourys Joynturs 
Judgments Law Sutes or intanglements or any incomberance 
by mee or my procurement in any wise for and in consider- 
ation of a valuable Sume as full Satisfaction Eeseved before 
ye signing hereof and in Testimony of ye premeses I have 
hereunto sett to mv hand and tixed my sele Desember ve 

*• ^ ». 

fiftenth Day in ye yeare of oure Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and one 

Signed seled and Delivered in presence of us 
Joseph Pettit his 

John Smith Micall X bollixg (Sj 

Petek Mekshekro marcke 

a coppi of ye origanall Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

' Page lU. 

Desember ye lo 1701 

Then ye within named Micall Boiling apeared before one 
of his maiesties Justises of ye peace for cpieus County and 
acknowledged ys Deed of Sale to l)ee his vollentarv act and 
Deed 

apered before mee 

John S Smith Justice of ye Peace 
ye acknowledgment Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 



HEMPSTEAD 'I'OWX KECOIIDS. 251 

Tlio onv marck yt Ephrini Clieasnicn <j;ives is ;i lialf peiiy 
oil ye tore sid of ye rij^ht earaiid a nick on yefore sid of ye 
left ear entred .Inn ye 14 day 1714 l!\ mo 

Tiio (liLDERSLEEVE Clarck 

William Johnson his ear mark is a swallow t'oick on the 
Eight ear and a half peny under each ear entered the 24th 
day of tfeabrenary 1714-15 by mee 

Tiio Ctildeksleeve Clarck 

Samuel Jackson his car mark is a Latch on \c upper sid 
of ye Eight ear A' a half peny under it A' a, half peny on ye 
fore sid of ye Left ear Entered ye. 13tli. dav of Desember 
1715 By me 

Tiio Gildeksleeve Clarck 

J(»hn Smith of fosters meddow his ear mark is atlouarde- 
luc on ye right ear and a Slit in ye end of ye neare ear en- 
tred January ye 11th. day 1715-16 Pur me 

Tho (tILDERsleeve Clarck 

Thomas Pearsall Juuer his ear marck is a crop on the Left 
ear and a half peny under the right ear entred A}»ril the 
5th. 1721 

by me Tho (tILDERSleeve Clarck 

Page 185. 

To all (Christian People to whome these presence shall 
come or any wise apertaine Greeting Know yee yt I A\ il- 
liam thickston of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaAv in 
(jiTcns County in ye Province of new Yorcke Doe by these 
presence give grant alinate Eeles and Deliver from mee my 
hairs exsecetors administrators and asignes a sartaine par- 
sell of nieddo and Land att neare Eockaway in ye Posetion 
of ye sd Jose[)h AVilliams Ixranded as followeth yt is East 
by ye meddo of motts west by ye meddo in ye Posetion of 
mee ye sd william thickstone yt is yo meddo begining t)u ye 
west by a marcked white ocke tree and Euning Southerly to 
a Stone in ye Salt meddo neare ye cove and frum thence 



252 HEMPSTEAD TOVTS RECORDS. 

torwaid to ,ve cove and from ve white oeke tree afore sd 
11 )rtliward by ye now Staudiu<^ fence and one home Lott 
which Samuel Williams bought of ye.sd Joseph williams 
all which meddo and Laud and home Lott as afore sd with 
ye apertinances I yesd williamThickston Doe by these pres- 
ence give grant bargin sell alinate Eeles and Deliver from 
mee niv hairs and asignes nnto ye sd Joseph williams to him 
his hairs and asigues to have and to hould for Ever from 
mee or any from by or under mee my hairs and asigues for 
aud in consideration of meddo aJovning on ye west Side of 
it Received iu full Satisfaction before ye Signing hereof and 
in Testimony of ye Premises I have hereunto set to my hand 
may ye 2d Day anno Domini 1701 
Signed seled and Delivered 

In presence of AVellia3I Thickstox (S) 

Joseph Pettit 
John Spragge 
John Rushmore 
a coppi of ye origenall Entered by mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 
Page 13(5. 
January the: 16 1705 

att the Request of Mr Adam Mott & John Rushinore of 
Heinpsted I surveyed ye following parcell of Land which 
was formerly Laid aud the first S: last corner trees marked 
of old with these Letters (A M: T R: J R) Beginiag att a 
black oak Tree k Runs East 35 Chaius and 25 links then 
South 6. o East 33 Chains & 35 Links then West 10 Chains 
ct 30 Links then north 6. o West 5 Chains then West 21 
Chains A: 65 links thence to my first Station Contaiuiug one 
hundred acres being bounded north by Cow neck fence one- 
ly a highway of 4 rod Excepted East by undivided Land 
South t^- west by Josejih Halsteads Land performed pr mee 

Tho Cardalle D Surveyer 

map. 
Entered this 2d of May ano D 1710 by mee 

William Willis Clarke 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN JtECOItJ^S. 2'):-^ 

This presents Wittuesetli yt I Henry Allin <>( mad nans 
neck in the bounds of Hempstcd A- on Nashaw Island in 
Qnens county iV in the i)roviuce of New Yorke do release 
from mee my Hairs Exsecetors Administrators A' Assigns 
unto John Rushnion^ of Hempsted on th(! Island A' in the 
(V)unty A" province abov said to him his Hairs Exsecetors 
Administrators a certain peice of Land yt I the a1)ove said 
Heniy Allin did survey upon the abov said John llushmores 
Land yt Lyeth near Joseph Hallsteds Lands att tlu^ head 
of Cowneck A' Also I the above said Henry Allin do Release 
the Equall half of the Hollows that was Thomas Rush- 
mores Late of Hempsted ye father of the abov said John 
Rushmore A' the Equall half of the gates in the o\e pasture 
A' to the true performance of ye premises nbov mentioned I 
have sett to my hand A fixed my seall this tift Day of Aprill 
1709 

Signed seled A^ delivered in 

presence of Henky Ajjtn (S) 

ISAACK GaRMAND 

Tho Gildersleeve 

this Releas Entered this third day of thethinl month May 
1710 

by" mee AYillia.ai AVii.i.ts Clarke 

Page 137. 

To all Christian People to whome these Presence Shall 
come Samuell Smith of Jemeco in qnens county Senersend- 
eth Greeting Know yee yt I ye above sd Samuell Smith for 
Severell good considerations mee there unto moveing and 
more Espetially for a valuable Sume to mee ye sd Samuel 
Smith in hand Paid by Joseph Williams of hempsted in hand 
Paid in ye afore sd Count}' have Given granted covenant al- 
nated Infeffed and scmld and Doe by these presence acknow- 
ledge to have from mee my hairs Exsecetors administrators 
or asigns given granted Covenanted alinated Enfeffed and 
Sould unto ye afore sd J(^se])h Williams a sartaine peace of 



'25-1: HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

fresli meddo Situate Lying and being within ye bounds of 
hempsted att a ])lac'e formerly called Goes necke Lying on ye 
west sid ye sd necke l)eiug six acors more or Les I Say yt I 
ye above sd Samuel Smitli have Sould as above sd from mee 
my hairs exsecetors administrators or asigues imto ye abov 
sd Joseph Williams ye above named peace of meddo con- 
taineiug Six acors unto him ye sd Joseph williams hishaires 
Exsecetors administrators and asignes je same and Every 
Part and Parsell thereof to have and to hould unto liiiu ye 
above sd Joseph williams his haires Exsecetors administra- 
tors or asigues fermly for Ever to occupy poses and inioy 
for Ever as his or tlieire free Eight of Inheritance withoute 
Cleme fine Lett hiuderance or molestation Ether from mee 
or my hairs Exsecetors administrators or asisjnes or any 
Person or Persons Laying Clame there to from by or under 
mee or my order and Do ingadge to Defend ye same good in 
law free from any former Dept sale gift mo)-gadge or any 
other intauglement what Ever in testimony whereof I have 
here unto Sett to my hand and sele ys Eleventh day of June 
in ye second yeare of ye Kaigne of oure soveraigne Lord 
and Lord ye King william and queue Mary and in ye yeare 
of oure Lord god one thousand Six hundred and ninety 
Signed seled and Delivered in preseuce of 

Samuel Euccoe Samuel Smith (S) 

Thomas Wateks 

a Coppy of ye origenall Entered By mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

PacxE 138. 

The Testimony of Tho Ellison conserning the bounds ol 
a parcell of Meadow on Eainers Neck ye west side in the 
bounds of Hempsted which is now in Difereuce between 
Adam Mott A- Eichard Ellison as followeth The said Thom- 
as Ellison saith that the said Meadow now in (Question was 
first Laid out to Lawrence Ellisons sons Eichard Ellison S: 
Thomas Ellison and was by them Divided Eichard Ellisons 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 255 

parte is on the west side Henry Liiiin<i;t()ns next John Elli- 
son Seu'r Next & the said Thonuis Ellison on the East side 
& that the hounds betwen the said Thomas A- his brother j 
John be^ineth att theseaor (;ove on a straight lini^to a stake 
then from the said stake Eastwaidly to a white oak tree up- 
on the poynt <S: the said Thomas Saith his Right of this Mead- 
ow Went no further Northwaid nor westward then the Said 
trees and further Saith Nott and tin; said Thomas Ellison 
Declareth that this he is ready to testify before authority 
when called there unto to which lie setteth his hand the 
twentyeth Day of March Anno Doni l(')!l()-7 

Wittnes Thomas Ellison- 

John Newman 
Egbert Cooper 

Thomas Ellison Attested that ye Words of this writting is 
the truth ct. nothing but the truth to ye best of his Knowl- 
edge A understanding before mee 

Edwaisd White 

the above written is a true copy Entered and compared by 
mee William Willis Clarke 

ye r)d of may 1710 

Ezecel Boldiu his ear marek is the ear marck of William 
Stites W'hicli is a slit in the end of the left ear and a half 
peney under each ear entered April, ye. 4. 17*27 

by mee Tho CIildersleeve Clarck 

John Bolding his ear marck is a slit in the end of the 
near ear and a half })eney under each '^ar and a nick under 
the of ear betwen the half peney and ye head entred aprill 
the. 4. 1727. 

by me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck. 

Page 139. 

To all Christiaa People to whome these ])resence shall 
come or any wise apertaine Greeting Know yee yt I John 
Williams of hempsted on Long Island alies nassaw in quens 



256 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

county in ye Proyiuce of new yorcke Doe l\y these jDres- 
enne giye grant bargin sell alinate Eeles and Deliyer from 
mee my liaires exsecetors administrators and asignes ucto 
Joseph Williams of ye towne County Island and Proyince 
afore sd to him his haires exsecetors administrators and 
asignes ye one moyetie or Eqnell halfe part in quantity and 
quallyty of a sartaine alotment of meddo fresh and salt 
Lying and being Situate on ye west side ye mill Eiyer ye 
hole alotment coutaineing Eighteene acors more or Les as 
it was formerly Laid oute to Thomas Irland Desesed 
bounded west by ye meddo of william thickston East by ye 
meddo of motts north by ye woods south by ye cove ye one 
moyetie or Equall halfe part there of as afore sd I ye sd 
John Williams Doe by these presence giye grant bargin sell 
alinate Pteles and Deliver from mee my hairs and asignes 
unto ye sd Joseph Williams to him his hairs and asigns to 
gether with ye hole Eight and Preveledge there unto be- 
longiug on ye sd necke to have and to hould for Ever and 
quietly to poses and inioy from any Person or Persons yt 
shall macke any Just dame there unto and Doe furder war-' 
rant ys my sale to be Lawfull athenticke and good In Law 
free from any former Sale Lett morgadge or Incomlierance 
what Ever for and in consideration of other meddo in full 
Satisfaction before ye Signing here of and in testimony of 
the Premises I have here unto Set to my hand and tixed my 
sele uiay ye twenty seventh In ye yeare of oure Lord anno 
16<)f} 

Signed seled and Delivered 

In presence of us his 

Nathaxell Persall John X Williams (S) 

Joseph Pettit marcke 

his 
Edward X Spragg 
marcke 
a coppi of ye origenall Entered l)y mee 

Joseph Pettit Clar 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 257 

PAGE 140. 

Samuel Pearsal his ear marck is a Crop on ye near ear & 
a half peny under ye of ear Entered January ye 2(\ day 
1718-14 Pr me 

Tho Gilderhleeve Clarck 

Thomas Pearsal Juner. his ear marck is ;i Crop on ye near 
ear <S: a half peny on ye up[)or sid of ye same S: a half peny 
under ye of e;ir Entered January 3'e "!(') day 1713-14 
Pur me 

Tho (tILdersleeve Clarck 

Joseph woods ear marck is a hole in ye of ear and a latch 
on ye under sid of ye near ear entered may the. 3. day: 
1714 

by me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Richard Bedle his ear marck is a half peny on ye fore 
sid of each ear and a slit on ve end of ye left ear entered 
may ye 4 day 1714 

by me Tho Gildersleea^e Clarck 

John Tittes Juner his ear marck is a swallow forck on 
the Left ear and a half peny under and above on the same 
ear entered January the 11 ^^Uy 1714-15 entered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve 

Cap Joslieua Cornwell his ear Mark is a crop on ye Left 
ear Entered november. ye. 5. d. 1716. Pur me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Peeter Titos his ear mark is a latch on ye for sid of Right 
ear tt two halff penys one on ye upper side cV: one on ye 
under sid of ye same ear. Entered nove. 2t)th. d 1710 

Pur me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Richard Seman se his ear mark is a Latch on ye Left ear 
and a nick betweu y Latch A' ye head entred ye 21 day of 
desember 171() 

Pur mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



258 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

David ValliutiDe bis ear mark is a swallow fork on the 
Left ear antl two nicks nuder the right ear Entered Jana- 
wary je 8th. 1716-17 

Pin- me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 141. 

This Indiiiture made ye twenty third day of agust one 
thousand seven hundred and fowre and in ye third yeare of 
ye Eaigne of oure Soveraigne Lady .... by ye grace of 
god of Ingland Scotland france and L-land queene and sufr 
betwene Beniemen williams of hempsted in quens County 
on nassaw' Island wever of ye one Part witneseth and Samuel 
Denton of ye other part witneseth yt ye sd Benimen wil- 
liams for and in consideration of ye sum of forty Pounds of 
good Lawfull mony of new vorcke in hand paid and by him 
beniemen williams Receaved before ye inseling anil Deliv- 
ery of these Presence ye Eecept there of and of Every i)art 
and of Every part and Parsell thereof he ye sd Beniemen 
williams doth for Ever acpiit and fully Discharg him ye sd 
Samuel Denton in his hairs Exsecetors administrators and 
asignes them from him his hairs Exsecetors administrators 
and for other good causes and considerations him ye sd 
Beniemen Williams Espetiely moveing hath given granted 
alinated enfefed asigned Eelesed sould and Confermed and 
by these presence Doth fully freely Clearely and absolutly 
give grant Reles enfefe asigue sell and conferme unto ye sd 
Samul Denton his hairs and asignes for Ever all yt of a ser- 
taine parsell of meddo liand Lying and beiug situate on ye 
south sid of nassa Island within 3'e l)ounds of hempsted att 
ye west side of ye mill river att a place called neare Eoche- 
-away being bounded on ye East side with a Dich part of ye 
way and from ye north end of ye Dich with a streight line 
up to ye now standing fence yt stands on ye upland and 
V)ounded on ye north End by ye sd fence and so rnn- 
ing to a marcked white ocke tree on ye north west Cor- 
ner and from ye sd white ocke tree a southerly Line to 
a stone set up in ye salt meddo and by sd Line from sd 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 259 

stoue to ye Cove and Ijoiindcd 1)>- ye cove by on ye south 
and runing estward till it conis to a cricke Leadin<^ to ye 
])icli before mentioned to getlier with all his right title 
intrest clanie and Demand which ye said benienieu williams 
Ever hath or ^vith any of his hairs here after may have of 
to or in ye sd Parsell of nieddo with all ye Prottits comod- 
ities and 2)reviledges what soever belonging in ye same to 
have and to lionld for Ever as his or theire free and cleare 
Estate of Inheritance and ye sd beniemcii williams both l)y 
these presence absolntely conferme ye sd Samuel Denton 
his haires and asignes for Ever in ye (juiett and Peasable 

PaCxE U± 

posetiou of ye sd mechh) and Every Part and Parsell there- 
of and Doth hereby these presence for him selfe his hairs 
Exsecetors administrators for Ever warrant and Defend ye 
'sd Samuel Denton his hairs and asignes for Ever against 
any Person or Persons yt shall Lay any Lawfnll dame to 
any part or parsell thereof together with a right of upland 
within Joseph Avilliams his fence Suffitient to macke stock 
yards and yards for to fodder his cattle in in winter from 
time to time as he or his hairs or asigns shall have ocation 
and for ferder confermation wee ye sd beniemen williams 
and Joseph williams have here unto set tliaire hands 
and affixed theire seles ye Day and yeare first above 
wrighten 

Seled and Delivered 

in presence of Beniemen avilliams (S) 

WILLIAM WILLIS JoSEPH WILLIAMS (S) 

KiCHARD SMITH 

Ek'hard Vallintine 

Memorandum yt ye 15 day of September 1704 the Per- 
sons within wrighten apeared before me John Tredwell 
Estpiire one of her maiesties Justises of ye Pease for quens 
County and acknoledged ye withiii wrighten Deed to be 

theire vollentary act and Deed 

John Tredwell 



2C){) HEMPSTEAD TOAVN EECORDS. 

ys Coppi of ye above and within wriirhten Deed and ac- 
knowledgement Entered by ine 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Charles Derlou his ear rnarck is two nicks and a half 
peny one the fore sid of ye right the half peny betwene 
the nicks entred the 31 day of may 1712 Per mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Page WS. 

att a generall towne meeting held in hempsted Jenewaiy 

ye 23 1704 was given and granted to Collenall 

John Jackson his hairs and asignes for Ever ye hole Lib- 
erty'and Priviledge of ye Streames of Jerusalem Rivers yt 
Leads betwene ye great necke and ye Little necke and to 
Leade ye broock called ye Little necke broocke in to yt to 
bnild a giist mill and fulling mill and allso lifty or sixty 
acors of Land agoyning where they sett ye mills yt 
is to say of upland Island Swamp and boogs convenient 
for building yards and pasturing or other wise to theire 
coneniency yt is to ye said Colenall Jolm Jackson his hairs 
and asignes for Ever ye conditions of ys vote is Such yt ye 
sd Collenall John Jackson his hairs asigns or order shall 
from time to time grind for ye free holders and inhabitants 
of sd towne for one twelth Part of ye greaine they grind 
makes ys grant of full force and vertue to ye sd Collenall 
John Jackson his hairs and asigns for Ever 

By order Joseph Pettit Clar 

Samuel Embry Juners his Eare marck is a Crop one the 
right ear and two nicks under the same and one nick one 
the fore sid of the left ear Entered the 24 day of Aprill 
1708: by mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 
Job Bedele his ear marck is a slip under the right ear and 
a half peny under each eare entred the. 3. day of may 1712 
Pur mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 



hemrstead town records. 261 

Taoe 144. 

Cap Tliomas Tredwell his eare marck is a lateli one ye 
fore sid of ye left eare and a slip one y*^ under sid ye right 
eare entered ye. 17. day of Jenewary 17UO-7 By niee 

Trio GiLDERSLEEVE Clarck 

The ear niarck that liichard Vollintine inner gives is a 
half peny one ye fore sid of ye left ear and a lialf i)eny under 
ye right ear entered ye fnrst day of Aprill 1707 by mee 

Tho GiLDERSLEEVE Chirck 

John Spradgs Eyear mai-ck is a Crop one the Right ear 
and a nick in the Croj) Entered the 81 day of July 1707 
By mee 

Tho GiLDERSLEEVE Clarck 

Samuel senian the sun of Thomas seman his ear marck 
is a slip under each ear entered the 25 of Desember by mee 

Tho GiLDiiRSLEEVE Clarck 

in ye year 1707 

Thomas Bacar his eare marck is a half pen}' cV two nicks 
under the right eare one one the one sid of the half peny <^' 
3'e other one the other sid entred the 29: of may 1712 by 
mee 

Tho GiLDERSLEEVE Clarck 

Page 145. 

att a generalltowne meeting of ye freeholders and inhabi- 
tants held in hempsted Jane wary ye 23 day 1704 for ye consid- 
eration of hveshillins to them In handi)aidby Mr Joseph mat- 
linsUu of new yorcke merchnt and for other good considera- 
tions them there unto Espetiall moveing was by ye sd free- 
holders and Inhalutants mett as afore sd given and granted 
vmtoye sd MrJoseidi matlisun his haires Exsecetors admin- 
istrators and asignes for Ever ye Liberty priveledge and free 
use of ye Streams of water Called and Knowneby ye names 
of hay bridge Broocke and merock lliver thereon to build 
Erect and Set up and tinnish or Cause to be so built Erect- 



262 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ed Set up aud finislied one grist mill for griudiiig of corne 
and one fulling mill togetlier with je previledge of macke- 
ing a dich to Lead ye water of merrucke Eiver and ye ce- 
der Swamp Broocke unto je sd mills for ye better Supply- 
ing them with water ye sd Dich to be cut conveyed and carried 
on as may be most convenient for ye purpos afore^said allso 
ye sd fi^eeholders and inhabitants Doe ferdergive and grant 
to ye sd Mr Joseph matliusun as afore sd all ye boogs 
swamps Islands upland bordering on agoiniug upon ye Prem- 
ises l)efore mentioned and from hay bridg broock and je sd 
Dich Southward to venecke fence and Eastward tomerrocke 
River including ye boogs swamps Islands <tc afore sd ami 
westward to te hay brid^ Broock to have and to hould ve 
sd streems boogs Land and premesis to him ye sd Mr Jo- 
seph matlinsuu his hairs Exsecetors administrators and as- 
ignes for Ever provided ye grist mill above mentioned be 
Erected and built within tow years after ve Date hereof and 
Cept up for Ever and yt ye sd Mr. Joseph matlinsuu Doe 
grind for ye inhabitants of all sd, towne for ye tweltli part 
of ye graine and also to build and keep in Eepare a good 
suffitieut bridge or highway and passage for both carts and 
horses over ye neck unto Little hav bridge and maintaine ye 
same and allso to leave a' Road or highway to ye meddows 
and merrocke River of Eight Rod wide within ye sd limmits 
then this wrighting or grant to be of full force and vertue 
for Ever and provided ye above sd mill be not built and fin- 
ished within tow years then ye above sd streems land and 
bogs to reterne to ye towne and ys vote to be made void 
this by order of ye towne 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 146. 

att a generall towne meeting held in hempsted Hebe wary 
ye 26 1704 In confurmation of a grant to Mr Jose[)h Mat- 
linson Janewary ye 23 1704 conseruing Streems Lands aud 
boogs to build a grist mill and fulling mill as by ye grant Re- 
corded may att Larg apeare att ye above sd towne meeting 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 263 

ffebewary ye 'AC) 1704 l»v the I'roeholclers Jiiul iiihal)itants of 
s(l towiie Avas "iveii and granted to ye above sd Mr .T<)se])li 
iiiatlinson his hairs and asi<i;iiesf()r Ever ye Liberty and priv- 
iledge of ('i;tin<ji; timber n\)o\i ye towns undivided Land for 
biiihlin<4 and fei]cein<i; and firewood Provided ye sd Mr Mat- 
linson his hairs and Succcisors Shall from time to time Ceep 
a fence to prevent ye Cattle Comintz; of from ye ('ow med- 
do for beinti; Stoped by any Dich or Dam att ye Seder 
Swam]) By order Joseph Pettit Clar 

att ye same towne jneeting there was liberty granted to 
thomas martin to tacke up sum land of ye undevided Land 
fo)- him selfe and his Son to worcke on to Vx; tackon not to 
liinder high ways nor watering places 

att ye same towne meeting a bovesd yt what mony Sume 

of ye towns })eople given theire bond for to Mr nichols to 

be paid some time in march next for to Indev-or to Defend 

ye hole towne bounds ye sd mony shall be levied assesed 

and paid by ye free holders and inhabitants of ye towne 

by order 

Joseph Pettit Clar 

Page 147. 

att ye afore sd toAvne meeting tlebery ye 26 It was voted 
and concluded by ve maior vote vt Provided anv Person 
Avill except of one hundred acors of undevided laud not to 
be tacken up on ye north neckes on ye north Side nor on 
ye South neckes on ye South Side nor to liinder any high- 
ways or watering places and in consideration there of wiU 
be oblidged him selfe his hairs and asigns to pay ye towns 
(piitrent from time to time for Ever may be Coufemied in 
ye Land by Collenell Jackson and Justis tredwell 

att ye same towne meeting it was voted and coucluded yt 
a boocke Shall be bought where in each and Every Person 
Shall Enter his lotted land and ye quitrent Shall be paid Wy 
ye land so Entered and ye land Shall be given in to william 
willis ys by order 

Joseph Pettit Clar 



264 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Att a generall towue meeting held in bempsted aprell 
ye 2 1705 

att ye same towne meeting william tliickston was chosen 
constable and colector for ys insuing yeaie att ye same 
towne meeting Richard townsend and Jeams pine was cho- 
sen assessors for ys insning yeare att ye same time Wil- 
liam Willis was Chosen Superviser for ys insuing yeare 
att ye same time thomas gildersleeve Avas chosen Clarcke 
for ys insuing yeare att ye same time there was liberty 
granted for ye inhabitants of madnaus necke to ceep a 
pound for onely pounding ye Creturg belonging to ye sd 
necke so high as ye South gate of ye land of Daves fan- 
wicke by order 

Joseph Pettit Clar 
Page 148. 

att ye afore sd towne meeting aprill ye 2 1705 It was 
voted and concluded yt there Shall forthwith be a rate 
made of twenty five pounds upon ye Lands for to pay Mr 
nichuls and ye quitrent Due and ye overplush for charges 
and onwards of a nother years quitrent 

att ye same towne meeting was given and granted to Wil- 
liam Langdon to him his hairs and asigns for Ever alioute 
Six acors of l^oggy Land neare his house ye same to poses 
in consideration of tow galons of Pmm paid to ye towiie 

att ye same towne meeting it was voted and concluded 
yt Judg hickes and Collonell Jackson Shall in ye towns be- 
halfe asist Mr Nichols to Defend ye townes bounds 

att ye afore sd towne meeting it was voted and Conclud- 
ed yt ye five men apoiuted Last yeare to macke a regula- 
tion of fences shall remaine another yeare and allso to 
macke a regulation concerning pounding in every part 

att ye same time it was voted and concluded by ye maier 
vote yt ye three Surveyors, of highways shall remaine ys 
insuing yeare as they were Chosen ye Last yeare 

by order 

Joseph Pettit Clarck 

Hempsted aprill the 27 d 1705 upone the day a bove said 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 205 

nt a iiieetiii!^ of the .Justissos ('nrdi Avardiii aii<l vostvrco it 

Wiis ordered that tliear should 1)((! aihlod to the iiiiuiHters 

rat for this presant year ten ])ound for the ouse of the pore 

this ])v order entered li\ mee 

Thomas Gildersleeve 

Clarck 
Page 149. 

Know all men before home this ]nesent wrif^htiii;^ may 
Come or att any time a})eare yt I Kichard j^ildersleeve of 
huntintowne on Lonjjj Island alies nassaw in ye County 
Sjitit'olcke and in ye Province of new yorcke in america 
have bargined sould unto my brother thonias gihhnsleeve 
of hempsted in quens Count_y and on ye Island and in ye 
Province afore Sd all my Right of undevided Lands in ye 
boiinds of hempsted Ether by purches or pattent from mee 
my hairs Exsecetos administrators or asignes unto him his 
haires Exsecetors administrators or asignes to have and to 
hould for his and thaire owne for Ever for tlieire owne 
proper right for a valuable Sume of money allredy Re- 
seved In hand by mee ye above sd Richard gildei sleeve and 
I ye above sd Richard Gildersleeve Doe promise to assist 
my above sd Thomas Gildersleeve with what Strength of 
wrigbtings I have to uphould ye above sd Right of Lands 
to him and his for Ever from ye twenty Seventh Day of 
agust in ye yeare one thousand seven hundred ana one for 
ever here after and I ye above sd Richard gildersleeve Doe 
set to my hand and fix my Sele in true acknowledging of ys 
above sd Deed of Sale ys 2 day of may 1704: 

Signed seled in presence of 

us and Delivered witnes 

ADAM MOTT RlCHAltD GlLJ^ERSLEEVE ( S) 

her 
Mary X Mott 
marcke 
his 
GoRG X Beats 
marcke 



266 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

This bill of Sale is ackowledged before me ad mott one 
of her raaiesties Justises of ye peace for quens County 
a coppie of ye oregeuall Compared by mee 

»TosEPH Pettit Clar 

Page 150. 

John foster Juner his ear mark is two half pennies on 
ye fore side of ye Bight ear entered ye. 3. daj' of april 
1716 Pnr me 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clark 

Mr John Thomas his ear mark is a crop on each ear 
Eutred July ye 21 day by me 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

John Jackson, wistou. his ear mark is two nicks under 
the Left ear entred the 20th. d;iy. of July 1717 By me 

Thomas Gildersleeye Clarck 

Cornelas Willsee his ear mark is a hole in theLeft ear and 
two half penyes on the Bight ear one on the upper sid and 
one on the under side entered September the 25. day 1717 
by me 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

John Burtsell his ear mark is a Swallow fork on each ear. 
entered January, ye. 29 day. 1718-19 by me 

Tho Gilderlleeye Clarck 

Samuel Seman Juner the Son of Samuel his ear mark is 
a Latch on the fore side of each ear and a half peney under 
each ear entered January ye. 29 day 3718-19. by mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Joseph Chesman his ear mark is a crop on the of ear and 
a nick under it and a half peney under the near ear. en- 
tered January, ye. 29. day 1718-19 \)\ mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

HenrY Pearsal yc son of Georg Pearsall his ear mark is 
a latch on ye fore sid of ye of ear and a half peney under 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 207 

tlie near ear and a liool lit the same tuitred tlie 10 d.iy of 

febreuarv 1718-1'J 

by iiio Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

PACiE 151. 

an a*i;reeiiient iiuulc and concluded on l>y and hctweneal- 
lexsander Imbs of madnans ncckc In ye hound of licmpstcd 
of ye one pai't and lienery allin of ye same place of ye oth- 
er part witneseth yt whereas there was ;i Difterance yt was 
Depending betAvene ye Said parties aboute a Devition line 
of theire Lands it is agreed mutually betwene ye said par- 
ties yt ye bounds betwene them shall l)egiii att a saitaine 
]K)st by ye meddo neare ye cricke aboute^ thirteene pases 
South of a Snrtaine (diesnut marched in the old fence on ye 
south side of old Mr hubses land so as to Uun a Straiglit 
line westward to ye bay to a sartaine whit ocke tree Stanil- 
ing neare ye said bay and this to be a perpetuall bounds for 
Ever betwene uss as witnes oure hand and seles ys 17 day 
of June 1704 

Signed and seled in ye 

Presence of us his 

John tolman allexsander X hubs (S) 

Jonathan whitehead marcke 

henery allin (S^ 

ye words for Ever sertaine Euterliued 
a true coppi of ye origenall Compared by mee 

Thomas Gildersleeve Cluck 

Thomas Yallintine his ear mark is a nick under each ear 
and a half peney on the fore side of the near ear entred 
the 25 day of October 1721 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 152. 

To all Chjistion I'ccple to home this presauts shall Com 
or an}' ways apertaine greting Know ye yt I Thomas 
Roshmore of hemsted one long Island alias nawsoa in 
quens County in ye Provinc of ncAv yorck Do by these pre- 
sants give grant bargin sell alinat reles and Deliver from 



268 HEMPSTEAD TOWN REC'OEDS. 

mee my hairs exsexetors administrators and asins unto hen- 
ery Alliii of ye towne County Island and Provinc of afore 
s(l to liim Ms hairs exsexetors administrators and asins all and 
siuj^ular my hole right and title of undevided Land in the 
bound of hemsted afore sd yt is to say all the right and 
titel of undevided land and right of Comans belonging to 
mee by Perchas patin Propiarity ship prodeused from Wil- 
liam Yeats John horges or any other apertaining belonging 
to mee the sd Thomas Eoshmore Derived from my desesed 
father Thomas Roshmore late of hemsted all which right of 
Comans and unde^-ided Land in every part as a bove sd I 
the afoie sd Thomas Roshmore Do by these presauts give 
grant bargin sell alinate reles and deliver from me my hairs 
exsexetors administrators and asings unto ye above sd hen- 
ery Alline to him his hairs exsexetors administrators and 
Asigns ti> have and to hold ye above sd right or rights of 
undevided lands as above sd to ye only euse benifit and 
beehof of him ye sd henery Alline his hairs and asigns for 
ever Avarranting this my sail to bee lawfuU athentick and 
good in loa free from any former sail let morgedg or incom- 
beranc what ever and foreder I ye sd Thomas Roshmor Do 
for my self my hairs and asigns Covenant and promise to 
and with ve sd henerv Alline his hairs and asins to do anv 
ferder thing if required theare unto within ye spas of three 
vears for the seur making and ferme l)inding the sd rig[ht 

Page 153. 

and premises for and in Consederatione (jf available some 
in hand paid or full satisfaction in Consideration of ye 
same and in testimony of ye premises ] Lave heare unto 
set to my hand and iixed my seall may ye 'S day anno do- 
miny 1705 

Siued seled and delivered 

in presants of Thomas Roshmoke (S) 

Joseph Pettit 

William Mixthorx 

JoHX Wkight 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 'Idd 

may ye 8 day 1705 then ye within luuned Thomas llosh- 
more apeared ])eefore oue of hai- niaiestis Jnsstises of ye 
peas and acknowledged ye witli in righten (k^ed to l)ee his 
volliantery act and Deed a])i()ved bee fore one of have 
maiestise Jusstises of ye Peas in t[U(!ns ('onnty ajnovcd he- 
fore niee 

John Smith 

Jusstis of ye Peeas 

A treu Copy taken out of the oj'idganol hy mee 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck 

Know all Christian people to ^'■honie this presant right- 
ing shall come know ye that I Henry Dusenhorow (h) de- 
liver up from me and my hairs executors and administra- 
tors for ever unto my brother John Dusenhorow and his 
hairs exsecutors and administrators and asigus, the half of 
that fifty acors of land lying behind me which our father 
Left us and also a five and twenty acors of land which John 
heudrickson is now Inpossession of and a five and twenty 
acors of pattin Right be longing to it. whereas. I have here 
unto set ni}- hand and seal this 30th . of may . In the year 
of our Lord god 1713 

Siued Healed and 

delivered In presents of us Henuy DosEXP.oiiow (8) 

Samuel Thorn 
Richard Everit 

This is a treu Coppy taken oiit of the origenal, and en- 
tred in the records of Hempstead, by me. 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 154. 

Know all men by tlies presents that I John Sturgis of 
hemsted in the new neyther lands for divers Casis thear 
unto moving mee doo by these presants for me my hairs ex- 
sexetors Administrators and asigns bargaine sell asiue and set 
over unto Thomas Roshmore of the fore sayd plas his heairs 



270 HEMPSTEAD TAAVX EEC'OEDS, 

exsexetois administrators and assigns all mj right titell and 
iutrest of off houses and land that doth belonge or apper- 
teaine iinto mee within the limited bounds of hempsted to 
him the sayd Roshmore his hairs exsexetors or asigns to 
ioioy for ever and I the fore said John Sturgis doo for mee 
my heairs exsexetors and asigns warrant and warauttise the 
saile of the fore said house and land to him the saide Eosh- 
more or his asigns against any parson or parsons that shall 
or may lay Clame titell or intrust unto it and for the per- 
foremance heareof I have hear unto subscribed my hand 
this 18 day of aprill stiloueve 1659 
In Avitues of 

SIM AN SEAING JoHX StURGES 

Joseph Meade 

A treu Copi Compared with the oridganoll by mee 

Thomas Gildersleeye Clarck 

Joyls Seman his ear mark is a latch A: a nick on the fore 
side of the uear ear and hole in the of ear. entred may 
the Ifith. 1728. 

l)y me Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Solomon Seman Ju . his ear mark is a latch cV a half peuey 
under the near ear A: a slit in ye of ear entred may ye 
IGth 1728 

l)y me Thomas Gildersleeye Clarck 

Eichard Durfee his ear mark is a Crop on the near ear 
and a flower de Luce on the of ear entred July. 22. day. 
1729. l)y me 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Page 155. 

Desember. 28. 1670 Land layd out two Timothy hoi- 
sted one ye east sid of hericks swamp from the swamp east 
40 poll north line 32 poll which maks 9 a Cors tV moie 
laid out To Timothy hoisted and simon sering north 36 rods 
the lins runeth north from a marked Avolnot tree 100 : poll and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECOKDS. 271 

iitt the end of tlie 100 j)oll nortli tlio lijie vnns west: (»(): ])ol] 
and from the east line the south hue i iiiictli: KM): [xill; 

A treu ('()])(■ ]) iiK'c 

'I'iKi IIK'KS 

A treu Copy taken liy niee 

ThO (TlLl)EliST,EEVE Clarck 

A record of fifty aeai's of hind that Joliii Scariiii; hail 
granted to him as an in habitant surv;iied by Tho Cardrll 
January: 1(5: 1705 

At ye request of John scaring; of hemsted 1 sai\aird the 
following parsell of laud which was formerly laid out to him 
and every Corner tree raarckt of ould with foure. S. es one 
each Corner tree beeginning att a red oake and runs west 
22 chains and 70 link to a black oake then south 25 Chains 
to a black oake then eastt to a walnut sapling 22 chains and 
70 liiicks and so to my first statione C/ontaiiiingtifty six acars 
and till ee quarters 

P formed P mee 

Tho Cakdaee I) suivaier 

MAP. 

This above sd land lyetli in ye north woods neare to ye 
Cou neck one ye west sid of tifty acars that John searing 
bought of eJolin and Jeams Jackson 

A treu Cop)y of Tho Candales survai of the above si laud 
compared and entered by mee 

Tho Gilde]{sleeve Clarck 

Page 156. 

Know all men by these presants that I William Yeats of 
hemsted in the neuneatherlands for divers Causis thear un- 
to moving mee doo by these presant for mee my hairs exsex- 
etors administrators And asins bargin and sell Asine and set- 
over unto Thomas Rushmore of the fore said place his heairs 
exsexetors administrators and asins all my Kight titeil and 
intrest of howse and lands that d(^th bee long or apertaiue 



272 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

niito luee with in the limyted bounds of liempsted to liim 
the said Eoshmor his hairs exgexetors or asingns to inioy 
for ever And I the fore said William Teats doo for mee my 
heairs exsexetors and asins warant and warantise the saill 
of the fore sajd housis and Land to him the said Eoslim ore 
or his asigns Against any parson or parsons that shall or 
may Lay Clame titell or intrust unto itt and for the perform- 
ances hearof I have hear unto subscribed m}- hand this 5th 
day of march stile uoyat 1657 the Land is to take poses- 
^ tione att the ferst of this presants and the howses to poses 
one may day inseuiug an mot : 
In Avitnes of 

Tho Poyer "Welliam Yeates 

his 
henery X Persall 
marck 
A treu copy of the oridgonoll Entered by mee 

Thomas GiLDERSLEEyE Clarck 

Cornelus Polhemus his ear marck is a hole in the near ear 
and a half peney under the of ear entredMayye 18th day 
1727. 

by me Tho GiLDERSLEEyE Chuck 

James Burtas Juner his ear mark is a swallow fork on the 
near ear and a half peney under the of ear and a slit in the 
end of the same which was formerly William Dowsenbo- 
rows : 

entred noyembe the 10th day 1730 by mee 

Tho GiLDERSLEEyE Clarck 

Page 157. 

This may sartifi whome it may Consarn that I William 
Yeates did sell unto Thomas Eushmore Late of hemsted a 
ten pound Lott and a ten poimd blauck which was tirat laid 
oiit two John heuse allsoe a thirty pound blanck which was 
,tirst laid out two little John smith and after wards gave to 
mee by the towns these partickalors was my right in hem- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 278 

sted which I Sold to Tlioinas Rushiuore wlicthr thuy aie . 
perticuhir mentioned in bill of saill or not and two ye truth 
of this I shall l)ee redy toafiinie iff theare unto caled as ^vit- 
ness my hand this 5 day of may 1()S4 
Teste 
John hinchman William Yeates 

Jonathan Wrkiht 
A treu copi of the orid^anoll Entered by mee 

Thomas (riLDEiisLEEVE Clarck 

The ear marcktliatAbell Smith gives is a Crop on ye Right 
ear Entered the 10th day of October 1718 by me 

Thomas CItldersleeve Clarck 

Nathanil Mnusee his ear marck is a slopping nick under 
each ear entered ye 11th. day of Desember 1718 By mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

John Sowtherd Junerhisear mark is a Howerdeliice on the 
of ear and a slip under the near ear entred march the 27 
day 1719 

By Mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 158. 

To all Christien People to wliome these presants shall come 
or any ways apertaine Greting Know yee yt I Thomas 
Bushmore of niacin ans neck in the bounds of hemsted one 
Long Island alias nasaw in Quens Count}' in ye Pro vine of 
new Yorck doo by these presants give grant bargin sell 
alenate Reles and T^elivor from mee my hairs exsexe- 
tors Administrators and asins unto David Jecock of ye 
Tound County island and province a fore sd to him his 
hairs exsexetors adnunistrators and asins ye one halfe of 
my Pattin right in ye bounds of hemsted together With 
halfe my purchas right of Commons and undevided in ye 
bounds of hemsted yt is all ye right of undevided land and 
meddous marshes beaches Islands and a])ertinants belong- 
ing to mee or An}^ wais apertaniug in ye l)ounds of hem- 
sted ye one moyete or equol halfe part of all undevided I'c 



274 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

right of Comans as a fore sd I ye sd Thomas Riishmor Doe 
liy these presans give grant sell aliuat releas and deliver 
from mee my hairs and asius unto the said david Jecocks 
to him his hairs aud asius to have and to hold for ever and 
qniatly poses and inioy from mee or any from l)y or under mee 
my hairs aud asiugs aud i ye sd Thomas Eushmore doe 
forder warraut this my sail to bee loafull Atheutieke aud 
good free from any former saile lett morgadge or iuCom- 
berance what ever by mee or auy from by or under mee my 
hairs and asius for and in Cousederation of full satisfactction 
reseved And in testimony of the premises I have hear unto 
setto my hand aud lixed my seall upoue ye 12 day anno 
17U1 " • 

Siued sealed aud delivered 

in presauts of us Thomas Roshmok (S) 

James Bate 
John hart 
Joseph Pettit 

Aprill ye ITUl Then Thomas Rushmore Apeared bee- 
fore one of his raaiusteses Justises of the peas aud ackuow- 
ledged ye dead to bee his volliantary act aud ded aproved 
beefore mee 

John Smith 
Justis of ye peas 

This presauts witneseth that I Daved Jecocks with iu 

Page 15'». 

mensheued doo asiu and set over this with in lighten ded 
of saill from mee my heairs exsexetors administrators or 
asius unto huery Aliu of the same tound islaud County aud 
pro vine within mensheued unto him his hair exsexetors ad- 
ministrators aud asius to have aud to Jiold for his ami thear 
owue Proper right for ever for a valiabul som of mou}' all 
redv iu hand reseved by mee David Jecocks above said iu 



HEMI'STEAI) TOWN RECORDS. 275 

witnes liear of I have set to my hand and fixed my si-all 
this '21 day of apiill in the year of onr lord 1705 
witnes in the presauts of us 

Thomas Gildersleeve Daved Jecocks (8) 

Asa Gildersleeve 

A tren Copy of the oiidoanol Entered by mee 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck 

Hempsted march the 24. 1687. Kecevid of Mr. Heulitt 
the sum of three Pounds two shillings and six pence in 
money upon the account of the Towns Pattin to pay the 
Quitrent for tlie Town so fare as it f);ose I say Receved by 
mee Cp. John J.yckson 

This above is atreu Coppy entred by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Hempsted November the first. 1(587. Receved of Jeams 
Beate fifte shillings inpatin Rate pay on Adam Mots account 
I say Receved by me Richard Gildersleeve Senor 

This above is a true coppey entred by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

John Titos Juiier his ear mark is a slit in the end of each 
ear and a half peney on the fore side of the of ear entred 
December. 18. 1722 

by me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Georg Evei^it his ear marck is two half peneys on the fore 
sid of the near ear which was his father Richard Everits 
marck entred January ye 8 1722-3 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Jacol) Seman ye son of nathaniel Seman his ear marck is 
a swallow fork on each ear and a half peney under the near 
ear entred January, 31. 1722-3 

by me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

John Smith r. ni. his ear mark is a Crop on ye of ear and 



27G HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

a half peuey on each side the near ear entred ve 25 day of 
September 17'23 

l>v me Tho Gildeesleeye Clarck 

Samuel w illis his ear mark is a swallow fork on the of ear 
and a half peny nnder the same and a slit in the end of the 
near ear entred April the 2 day. 1728 by me 

Tho GiLDERSLEEyE Clarck 

Page 160. 

Att a orinaroll ToTind meeting held in hemsted may the 30 
day anno domi 1705 Then theare was Chosen John searing 
sener John Carle and Thomas Gillersleeve bj' mager vot in 
answer two an order fi'om hisEselensy the governonr of new 
yorck for two repair the parsonig hons and hom lot and fenc 
the parsonag meddoo so that they bee tenant tab\ill att the 
tonnds Cost and Charg and repair the Chorch and what is 
needfnll a bont them all By order 

Thomas Giedersleeve Clarck 

Cap Joseph Thorn his ear mark is a Crop on the near ear 
that was formerly Cap Joshena Cornels entred December, 
ye. 31. 1726 

by me Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Phillip Smith his ear marck is a Crop on the of ear and a 
latch on the fore side of the near ear and a half peney un- 
der it entred December the. 31. day. 1726 In" me 

Tho Gilpersleeye Clarck 

John Hicks the son of CoUo Isaac Hicks his ear mark is a 
swallow fork on the of ear aud a slipe on the fore side of 
the near ear entred Apreill 18. day. 1727 

by me Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

John Langdon the son of Joseph Langdon his ear mark is 
a hole iu the near ear aud a half peny on the fore side of 
the same entred NoYember the. 5, day 1727 by me 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

this mark of John Langdon he lets it fall 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECOllDS. 277 

John Pettet his ear niaik is bj the consent of his father 
the mark that his father Joseph Pettet did give that is a 
half penej under each ear and a latch on the fore side of 
the nere ear entrd ye lOth day of January 1727-8 by mee 

Tho (tILDeksleeve Clarck 

Henry Southard his ear mark is a tiower deluc on the of 
ear and a half peny on each side the near ear entred feab- 
ruary the 16th day. 1727-8 

by me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Augustes Oldtield his ear mark is the ear mark that was 
venus Seamanses that is a latch on the fore side of the of 
ear and a slipe on the under side of the near ear eijtred 
aprill ye 17th . 1728 

by me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

William Nicol his ear mark is a crop on the of ear and 
two nicks under it which was his father in Laws saniuels 
embrys decesed entred ye 26. day of June . 1729 

by me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 161. 

These may sartiti Avhome it may Consarn that wee hear 
unto subscribed do desiar depeut and a Point Jonathon 
Smith <S: John Sands to mack Progseas in the found of liem- 
steds bee half that is thos Cousarned and in trusted one 
Cou neck so fare till a devition Can bee mad of sd neck so 
that each parson ase a fore sd Consarned may know whear 
his Part is and what it is and what progras the a bove sd 
Parsons shall mak in the premises shall stand and bee in as 
full tibrs as if our selves have or had dun it and all so do in 
gadg to supply them according to each mans right the pro- 
poretion of Chavg that thay have or shall have a Cation for 
as witnes our hands this 16 of octol)er 1()S)5 

John Searing John Smith, Justis 

Thomas Elison John Tredwell 



278 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 



Samuel Denton 
ingacle in the bee half 
of William Willis 
Jeremiah Smith 
Thomas Elison 
Daniel Peesalle 

his 
Jonathon X BoEG 

marck 
Geoeg Peaesalle 
Joseph'^halsted 
Samuel Sands 
Nathaniel Peaesalle 



his 
Timothy X holsted 

mark 
Samuel X Denton 

his mark 
William AYilson 
Joseph Smith 
John Pine 
IsACK Smith 
Edman Titus 
John Cabman 
Caleb X CaejVian 
his marck 

• ElCHAED WlIGHTSS 

his 

BeNIAMAN X HALL 

marck 
SoLOMAN Cols 
A treu Coppy Come Pared with tlie oridganoU l)y mee 
& etered in ye records of hemsted 

Tho Gildeeeleeve Clarck 

Page 162. 

To all Christian Peepol to whome these Presants shall Com 
or any ways apeartaine greting Know yee that I Eichaid 
Yollintine Sener of hemsted one nawsa island in (juens Coun- 
ty in the 2)roviuc of nen yorck do by these presants give 
grant bargin sell alinat reles and deliver from me my haires 
exsexetors administrators and asins unto Abraham Denton 
of the tomid County island and provinc A fore sd To him 
his hairs exsexetors administrators and asigns A sartain par- 
se! of land Ij'ing and beeing siteuat in the bounds of hem- 
sted which wos formerly the above sd Richard Volliutius 
father in laues Timoth}- hojsteds sener bounded one north 
sid by a fenc and one the east end l)y a hy way and one the 
south and west by a fenc This a fore sd land beeing a bout 
three acors part of ninacors which wos laid out two timothy 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liECORDS. 279 

hoisted seller Avliicli his lioiis stands up one I the a fore sd 
liic'liard Yolliiitiiic do l)y tlicsc ])iesaiids give ^raiit Ijargin 
sell aliuat releas deliver from mee niy hairs and asiDge unto 
the sd Ahiahani Denton to him his hairs and asi^ns to have 
and to hold for ever and (juiatly to poses and inJoy from mee 
or any from by or under mee my hairs and asigns free from 
any foremer sail let niorgadg or in Combarac what soever 
and I the sdK.icliardvollintinedoforeder Covenant and agree 
with the sd Abraham Denton his hairs and asings for my self 
my hairs and asings that att the Ded sining and saile mak- 
ing the sd land and Premises wos my own right and I Do 
worraut This my sail, to, bee loauful and good against Any 
Jost Clam of any parson or ])arsons what ever or from law 
sent doniy or Joiiitor and I: the. sd. Kichard A'^ollintine do 
foreder for my self my hairs and suxsesers Covenant and 
promise to and with the sd Abraham deiiton he his hairs and 
soxsesers to do any thing forether if need requier for the 
treu making and feriii liinding the sd Land and premises 
to the sd Abraham dentoii his hairs and suxsesers for and 
in consideration of sevn pounds silva nionyin hand paid to 
my own content bee fore the sining hear of and in testiiuo- 
iiy of the pemises I have hear untosetto my hand and fixed 
my seall inaieh the 3 day anno 170t) 

sine seald and delivered in })resants 

of us ElCHAltD VoLLIXTIXE (S) 

Thomas CIildersleeve 
Joseph williams 
Adam mott 
This entred by mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 1(53. 
To all Christien Peopell to home this presauts shall Com 
or any ways apertaine greeting Know ye that I John wil- 
liams of henisted one long island alies nasaw in quens Coun- 
ty in the ]vrovinc of iieu yorck do by these presants Give 
grant bargin sell Aliiiat reles and deliver from mee my hairs 
exsexetors administrators or an Asings unto Benianian Wil- 



280 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

liams of the touuil au County island an proviiicafor said to 
him his hairs exsexetors administrators an asings the one 
mojeati or equall half part in quantity an qnallity of a sar- 
taiue alotmeut of medoland fresh and salt lyinw and bee iug 
seteuated one the Avest sid the milreyer the holl lott Contain- 
ing eyghten acors more or les as it was laid out to Thomas 
larland desesed bounded west by the medo of AVilliam 
Thickston east by the medo of motts north Ijy the wods south 
b}^ the Cove the one moiaty or equal half Part thearof as a 
fore said I the said John "Williams do by these presants give 
grant bargain sell aliuat reles and deliver from mee my hairs 
and asings unto the said beniaman williams to him his hairs 
an asigns together with the half right and privilidg thear 
unto bee longing one the said neck to have and to hold for 
ever and quiatly to Poses and In Joy from any parson or 
parsons that shall make any Jost Clame thear unto and far- 
ther waraut this my sail to bee loawful atheutick and good 
in law free from any former let sail mor gadg or in Com ba- 
ranc what ever for and in Considiration of other meado 
and full satisfaction reseved beefore the sining hereof and 
in testimony of the premises I have hearuuto setto my hand 
and fixed my seal may the twenty seventh in the year of our 
lord 1696 

sined sealed and delivered 

in presants of ous his 

NATHAXEL PeARSALL JoHN X AVILLIAMS (S) 

Joseph Pettet marck 

Edvard X Spradg 

This above sd bil of sail Com pared with the origauol and 
entred 

by mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 
Page 164. 

To allChristiou Peopellto home these presants shall Com 

t 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN ilECOIlDS. 281 

or any wais a, })ertaiii (Treetiii<^ Know ye that 1 liicliaid 
Gildfii'sleuve of t'rosli Pond neck in \v Uumids of Imntinj' 
touiid (me the Ishmd of ii;i\vsa\v in ye County of Sotl'oic-k in 
ye provinc of neuyorck do l)y These presants ^ive grant bar- 
gin sell alinat sell reles and deliver from mce niy hairs ex- 
sexetors administrators ;ind a signs unto John Ixildin of lu^m- 
sted in ([uens County in ye Island and provinc afore sd to 
him his hairs exsexetors administrators and asigns mv hoiu 
lot lying in and beeing setevatt in the found of hcinsted afori- 
sd bounded north and west by ye streets or hiways and East 
by the lott of Justis Tredwell and south by the lott that was 
latly in the posestion of Jeremiah wood and now l)ee long- 
ing to John Boldin above sd whic h sd lott a l)ove sd in tpion- 
tity of a Cors as may apeere in a bove bounded limits with 
the fencing orchard frute tres rights of grasing or such priv- 
ilidgs beelonging to a lioni lott with all the a jjurtanances 
theare on I ye sd liichard Gildersleeve do l)y these presants 
give grant bargiu sell alinat relese and deliver from mee my 
hairs and asigns unto ye sd John Boldin to him his hairsaud 
asigns to have and to hold the sd land and ])remises from 
mee or any from by or under mee my hears and asigns ye 
same to poses and inioy without any molistation or destor- 
bance what ever and furder iye sd Richard Gildersleeve doe 
Covenant and promise for my self my hairs and sucsesars 
tow and with ye sd John Boldin his hairs and sucsesors that 
at the deed signeing and saill making ye sd land and prem- 
ises was my owue right estate and foreder I ye sd Richard 
Gildersleeve doe forder Covenant and Promise for my self 

Page 165. 

my hairs and sucksesers to and with ye sd John Boldin his 
hairs and sucksesars, to doo any forder thing ^if need re- 
quiars for ye seuar making and ferm binding ye sd land and 
premises for and in Consideration of a valiabul some in hand 
paid and sined to bee paid exseptted in full satisfatctione 
bee fore ye sighning hear of and in testimony of ye premi- 
ses I have liear unto sett to m^- hand and tixedmvseall march 



282 HEMP8TEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

ye first Day in ye year of our lord one thousand seven hun- 
dred three foure 

sined selled and delivered 

iu presauts of Eichaed Gildersleeve (S) 

his 

GeORG X BEATS 

marck 
his 
Daniel X beedel Jr 

marck 
Joseph Pettet 

Bee it Known unto all men bee fore home these presants 
shall Come that I John Boldiu within named, do by these 
presants asigne set over and reles frome mee my hairs ex- 
sexetors administrators and asigns all my i-ight titul and in- 
trust that I have to or ever had to this with in righten ded 
of sail unto Peeter vergeraw of hemsted one long island 
alias nasaw and in quens County and in the Provinc of neu 
yorck to him his hairs exsexetors administrators or asigns 
for to have and to hold for his and thear owne right and titel 
for ever free from any for mer sail morgadg or any other in 
Comberanc what ever in Confore mation hear of I have set- 
to mi hand and fixed my seall this. 2(5. day of desember 1705 
The words presants and alias wos euterlined bee fore sin- 
ing and seling hear of his 

sined seled and John X Boldin (S) 

delivered in presants of ous marck 

Tho Gildersleeve 
John Rushmore 

WILLIAM MiNTHERN 

A Treu Copy Compared by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 166. 

Att a Jeneral toun meeting hild in hemsted feabreary ye 
12 day in the year 1705-6 It wos woted and agreed upon by 



HEMrSTF.AD TOWN RECOKDS. 283 

maGer wott of thee l*ee])<)Ie of the toiinil that whem- as att 
ye forst setteliiig of our touiid it wos setteled ii])on fifty 
propiaty h^ts and tifty bhiiickw and hy them our hinds aud 
niedos was devided as foh)eth furst home lots and the okl 
fealds and home l)evi(^ls and ye (Uevition oiu^ ye Plains and 
the south necks and north necks and t\\() and twciit^y acor 
lots and hundred and fifty. acors to every propiiaty and fif- 
ty acors to every in habitant as tliay are namemedin record 
these nece do Conform to every man that hase a Jost ri<^lit 
in or to them and all other Jost rights that are not lieeare 
mentioned and if any man hath not had his Just ri<i;htinde- 
vitiou hee shall have it makin<j; his rij);ht apear to the touiid 
and all so all former gifts aud grants shall stand aud all our 
undevided laiids shall bee devided to them that have Justly 
paid to the patin a Cording to what tliay have Paid 

by order b}' mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Joseph Golder his ear m.irk is two half penis unch'r the 
near ear & one on the fore side of the same eutred march 
the first auno 1733-4 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 1()7. 

Att The same found meeting it was woted and agreed 
apon by the mager voat of the freeholders of the tound that 
all un -Jost or illegal or dis orderly survais of lands are in 
valeued and luad void and noil and stand of non efect but 
shall bee throne up to the free holders of the tound and bee 
and remain till a furder devition bee agreed upone two bee 
mad by the Patin by order by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Att the a fore sd meeting it was woted and by the mager 
wott of the t(mnd yt everi free hohbn' in the tound shall 
give in all his Jiist rights of lands two william willis by the V 
furst or second of a|)ril next in seuing by order 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



284 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

Joseph Tliuston his ear mark is a crop on each ear aud a 
half pene under the of ear <t on the fore sid of ye near ear 
& a nick on under side of the same, eutre. June. 'Id. 1731. 
by me Tho GiLDEKSLEEyE Clarck 

Eichard Seman Juner his ear mark is a Latch on the fore 
side of the near ear and two nicks betwn them and the head 
entred April the. 3. 1733. by mee 

Tho GiLDEKSLEEyE Clarck 

Abil Smith his ear mark is a latch under the near ear 
and a nick under the of ear, entred April ye sixth day 1731 
by me Tho GiLDEKSLEEyE Clarck 

Joseph al burtas his ear mark is a latch and a nick under 
the near ear & a slit in ye end of the of ear entred Jun the. 
22. 1731. 

by mee Tho GiLDEKSLEEyE Clarck 

Page 168. 

To all Christian Peoplee to home these presants shall 
Com or any ways apartain greeting Know yee yt I Jere- 
mah wood Juner of hemsted one long island alias nasaw in 
quens County in ye provinc of neuyorck do by these pre- 
sants give grant bargin sell alinat reles and deliver from mee 
my hairs exsexetors administrators and asigns unto John 
Boldiu of ye tound County island aiul provinc a fore sd 
to him his hairs exsexetors administrators and a signs 
my now dweling hous and home lott in hemsted to gather 
with ye reste housing gardin freuttres fen sing and all apar- 
taining thear one ye sd lott bounded as followeth yt is ncu'tli 
by ye lott of richard gildersleeve east by ye lott of Justis 
Tredvell south and west by ye streets all which hous lott 
and premises with ye apurtinanses a fore sd I ye sd Jere- 
miah AVood do by these presants give grant bargin sell 
alinat reles and deliver from mee my hairs and asigs unto 
ye sd John Boldin to him his hairs and asigns to have and 
to hold for ever ye sd hous lott and premises to ye only ena 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 285 

bee nifet iiiid l)ohofe of him ye sd Jolin i-Joldiii his li;iir.s 
and asigiis warantiu*]; this my saill to })e hiafid utlieiitiek 
and good in loa free from anv fonnci- sail let uiorgadg <))• in- 
combaranc what ever and ye same to defend a gainst any 
parson or parsons tliat shall make any Just (tlame theare 
unto and I ye sd Jeremiah wood do forder Covenant and 
promise for niee my self my hairs and asigns to and with 
ye sd John boldin his hairs and sncksesars to do any furder 
thing if recpiired theare unto for ye seure making and ferra 
binding \v sd land and j)remises but att ye j)ro])('r Cost of 
ye said John boldin all which is for and in Consideration of 
a valiabul soni of money and speatiese paid antl sined to 
bee paid resepted in full satisfaction l)ee fore ye sining 
hear of and in testimony of ye premises I iiave heare unto 
set to my hand and fixed my seal with my wit' maiy novcm- 
ber ye 2 day in ye year of our lord anno domini 17U8 

Sined seled and delivered in presants 

of us his 

Joseph Petit Jeremiah X Wood (S) 

Jonathan Smith marck 

Jeremiah Wood her 



MARY X WOOD (S) 

mark 



Page 169. 



bee itt known unto ;dl men by these presants tl]at I J<din 
Boldin with in named haye a sined and setover all my 
right titel and in trust that I have or ever had to this with 
in righten ded of sail from mee my hairs exsexetors adnnn- 
istrators or a signs unto Peeter Vengerraw of hemsted one 
long island alias uasaw in (piens County and in the provinc 
of neu yorck unto him his hairs exsexetors administrators 
or a signs two haye and two hold for his own for ever free 
from any former sail leas morgadg or any other intail meat 
or any other in Condiaraiic what ever I the above sd John 
boldin doo bind my self my hairs and asigns two uphold 
this asinment to bee loa ful and good bee fore any home it 



286 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

apears nnto tlie a bore sd Peter Yergeraw for full satisfatc- 
tion reseved in hand bee fore sluing liere of as witnes my 
hand and seall this 26 dav of desember 1705 

sined sealed and 

delivered in presants 

of ons his 

Tho Gildersleeye John X Boldin (S) 

John Rushmore marck 

William Minthrn 

A treu Copiy takeu out of the originall and entered 
by mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Joseph Hall n his ear mark is a swallow fork on the of 
ear and a Latch under the near ear entred May. ye 16th. 
1729 

by mee Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Samuel Mott the son of Joseph Mott Sener his ear mark 
is a latch on the fore side of the of ear and two half peuies 
under the near ear entred the 29th. of march 1731. l)y mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Uriah Piatt his ear mark is a Latch mark the fore side the 
near eare and a slit in the end of the of eare and a half peny 
each side the same entred Ottober 18 1732 by me 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Page 170. 

This In Denter made ye twenty second day of february 
in ye year of Christ seyentene hundred and five and in ye 
fourth year of ye Eeinge of anne queue of iuglaud Arc Bee-- 
tweue William Stits of hemsted in tniens County one ye Is- 
land nasaw yeman of ye one part and Joseph hoisted of ye 
same plase yeman of ye other part Witneseth that ye sd 
william Stits for and in Consideration of ye som of one hun- 
dred and tive pounds lawful mony of neuyorck to him in hand 
paid bee fore ye enseliug and delivery of these presants by 



HEMPSTRAn T()W\ RE('()];i)S. '287 

ye sd Joseph hoisted thc^ res('])t wlieare of is hear 1)Y ;u-- 
kiioMded<j;ed and ye sd AVilliam stits (h)th hear by for ever 
aquit exhouerat and disehar<i; the sd Joseph hoisted liisliairs 
exsexetors adniiuistratois ;iii(l asij^ns tlirar ivmn and of and 
from every part and parsed thear of hath "granted l)ar<i;ined 
and sold aliuated enfifted and Confurined and by these pres- 
ants doth ii;rant barij;in sell alinat enfift and Coid'oi in unto 
ye sd Joseph hoisted his hairs and asij^ns all that sartain 
tract or primises of land seteuate liing and beein<^ att ye 
north side within ye limited ])ounds of hemsted above sd 
milston rock which sd parsel of land is Ijounded westerly 
partly by ye laud of timothy hoisted and partly by ye Com- 
maus Northardly by ye otUer lands of ye sd Joseph hoisted 
and ye land latly tacen up by adani Mott esterly by lands 
latly surveyed to henry Alin and to Isack Smith and south- 
ardly by ye Commands and Contains one hundred acors mor 
or les as it wos laid out and runs Cros the valy that leads up 
to ye milston rock bee ingyeposestion of him the sd Joseph 
hoisted together withall and singular ye w^oods underwoods 
Avaters watercorses fenses edefises emoluments rights beni- 
lits priviliges hereditements and apurtances what soever to 
ye same beelongeth or in any maner of waysapertainingand 
all ye rights titls intrests propertis Claims and demands what 
soever of him ye sd William Stits of in and to ye sd parcels 
of land and primises and ye revertion and revertions re- 
mainders and remainders of ye sd land and parsels of land 
and primises to have and to hold the same Parsed of laud 
and premises with ye rights preveligeses and apurtananses 
hearby bargened and intended to bee granted unto him ye 
sd J()sei)li hoisted his hairs asignes unto ye sole and oidy 

Page 171. 

proper use benilit and beeholf of hiui the sd Joseph hoisted 
his hairs and asigns for ever and ye sd William stits for him 
self and his hairs doth hear b}' Covenant promis and agree 
to and with ye sd Joseph hoisted his hairs and asigns in man- 



288 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

er and form foloing that is to say that je sd Parcel of laud 
and bargiued primises shall f rom heuc forth for ever remain 
and Continen unto ye sd Joseph hoisted and to his hairs and 
asigus of ye sd Joseph Hoisted freely and Cleearly acquit- 
ed exhonerated and discharged of and from all and all man- 
er of former bargins sails gifts grants dourj'S lets of dour- 
yes Joiuturs reats a\ eairs iutailse exceutions and incomba- 
ranc what ever had mad or don or sofered to be don by ye 
sd William stits or by any parson or parsons deriving from 
by or under him and forther that hee ye sd William Stits 
and his hairs ye sd land and l)argined premises herein men- 
cand with ye aportananses unto ye sd Joseph hoisted his 
hairs and asi^ns against him ve sd "William Stits his hairs 
and asigns and all other person or parsons what ever law- 
fully Claming ye sd premises or any part or mend)er thear 
of will for ever worrant and by these premises Defend In 
testimonv wheare of ve sd William Stits hath hearunto Put 
his hand and seall this day year first above written 
Sealed and Delivered his 

ye words and asigns interlined William X Stits (S) 
in ye twenty ninth line marck 

In ye presants of ous 
John Thomas Clark 
Jonathan hall 
Haxah Teedvell 
This day being feabruary the twenty sixth apeared Wil- 
liam Stits and acknowledged the within contents to bee his 
owne voUentery proper act and deed before mee one of liar 
Magystys Justisse for quens County nasaw island anno co 
do miny 1705-6 

John Tredvell 
This above sd Compared bv mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 172. 

This Indeuter made the three and twentieth day of liVb- 
ruav in ve fourth vear of ve Reign of our sovirain Ladv 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 289 

Aiiue by ye druse of God queii of iij^l.-iiid scothuid fiuiis 
and larlaiid defender of ye faith &c and in ye year of our 
blesed lord and saviour Jesus Christ one thousand seven 
hundred and five bee twene Adam Mott of henisted In quens 
County Gent William Nicoll of Iseip in ye County of sofolek 
gent and Andreu Gihb of the ])leasant spring in ye same 
County of y(^ one part and -Tosepli Mott of hemsted in quens 
County afore sd gent of ye other part Witueseth tliat the 
sd Adam Mott A\'illiaui Nicoll and Andreu Gil)b for and in 
Consideration of a sartaiu some of good and law full mony 
of neuyorck to them in hand paid by ye sd Joseph Mott are 
bee fore ye sining ensealing and delivery hereof the receipt 
wlieare of thes dos liearby acknowledg and them selves and 
every of them to bee fulliy thear with satisfied Contented 
and })aid and theare of and of every part and parsill thear 
of theay doe for ever by these presauts aquit and discharg 
ye sd Joseph Mott his hairs exsexetors administrators have 
granted bargined and sold allinated delivered and Conformed 
and doe by these presauts freely Clearly and absoleutly 
grant bargin and sell allien release and Conform unto the sd 
Joseph Mott his hairs and asigns for ever all that a certain 
piece or parsel of land lying with in 3'e bounds of hemsted 
a fore sd beeginning att a sartain wallnut tree running west 
eleven Chains and seventy five lincks and from thenc to the 
forst station Containing three and twenty acors and one half 
survaied and laid out l)y the survair genrall his debety by 
verteu of a warant from his exelansy the Governor in Couu- 
sell bearing Deat the ninth day of may the year one tlioii- 
saud seven liuudre and five to gether with all and singular 
the rights previlidges herditemeuts a])urteuances to the same 
bee longing or in any ways bee longing or apertaining and 
all the right titell intrust Clame posestion pro])erty and of 
them ye sd Adam Mott William Nicoll and Andreu Gibb or 



Page 173. 
Ither of them in and to the premises on in and to every i^art 



290 HEMPSTEAD TOAYN RECORDS. 

and parsell theare of to have and to liold tlie sd premises or 
parsel of land with ye appiirtiuanses to liim re sd Joseph 
Mott his hairs and asigns for ever and ye sd Adam Mott 
William Nieoll and Andreu Gibb for them selves theare hairs 
exsexetors administrators asigns and every of them doe 
heare by Covenant and agree to and with ye sd Joseph Mott 
his hairs and asigaes heare after for ever have hold occupy 
poses and inioy the a bove granted pece of land with ye ap- 
purtiuanses as his and thear free and indefensabul estat of 
Inheritance in ffee simple fi-ee and Clear and tireely and 
Clearly aqnitted and discharged of and from all former and 
other gifts grants Morgadgs reverceu or revercens remain- 
ders or demanders or other title or incombaranc what so- 
ever and ye sam and every part and parsell thear of to ye sd 
Joseph Mott his hairs and asigns against all parsons lawful- 
ly Claming the same shall and will worant and for ever l)y 
these presants defend in testimony whear of ye partise to 
these presants have hear unto set thear hands and affixed 
thear seals ye day and year furst above righten 

Sealed and delivered in the presants of 

l)y AViLLIAM XlCOLL AdAM MoTT (S) 

and Andreu Gibb Andreu Gibb (S) 

Joseph Sackett William Nicoll (S) 

Georg Maye 

and by ye within named 
Adam Mott in ye presants of 
John Maidston 

his ' 

ElCHARD X TOTTN ^ 

marck 

Memarandom that the 2 day of march 170G apeared bee- 
fore John Tredvell. esq. one of har Magistis Justies for the 
keeping of ye peas with in Quens County asined Adam 
Mott and Andreu Gibb two of ye partise to ye within writ- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. -^Dl 



ten Coiiv(^aiance and acknowledged tlic sunic to bee tlieur 
free and voleiitaiy act and Deed 

Jest 

John Tredwell 



T 



This al)ove sd deed Compared by mee 

Tiio ( 1 FLDERSLEEVE Clarck 



Page 174. 

A record of M<^ad()ws biyd for the inhabitance of hein- 
sfced to every one acordiii;^; to his h)t beginning att the neck 
eastword Commanly Colled the half neck and runing from 
the boimd tree that standeth beetwene the meddowe of Mr 
semans and the meddow that bee long to the towne of hem- 
sted upone a south and by west line and then alowing fower 
rod one the east side along by the sayd line and bounds 
next CO Mr semans his west bounds for a hyway beegun to 
be laid out July the 6 16()*) 

1 Richard Stits his lot lieing 8 acorse 10 rod being 
a(V)unted in length V20 rod and 1(5 rod broad 

2 John Smith iunier his lot 16 aCuers 84 rod f runing the 
hole length of the neck being accounted 240 rod long 
from frunt to rear and so his lot being about 17 rod -f- 
broad 

8 Araon fornian — 6 acres 7 rod f OOf 

4 Rol)art beadle — 4 acres (59 rod f OG 

5 -Teams Pine — 12 acres 111 rod 15-f- 

William Jecocks — 12 acres 144 rod 15 

7 Thomas Chanijiin — 8 acres 042 rod lOf 

8 Mr Washbora — 21 acres 155 rod a hiah wa}' of three 
rod wide being one the east of this lot beetwen Thom- 
as Champin his lot and Mr Wash born s 



292 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

9 Mr Jackson liis lot 27 acres 1 rod f baying 20 rod in 
bredtli at the front accounted for 20 acors and tlie 
rest of his lot being 7 acors is mad up in the west flv 
of that balf neck and in the east fly of the great neck 
doun to the jioiut of the trees soutb word wbear the 
most sontbeard is marckt for bis liounds against tbe 
frnnt of som otber lots 

Page 175. 

lots memarandom tbat tbe lin for tbe front of tbe lots one 
the fore said balf neck was run from tbe bound tree upon a 
west and hj northe lin and every ons leading stack stand- 
eth or sbold stand upon a south and by west point of Com- 
pas or Hn from the said fi'ont lin and so tbe frunts of all 
tbe lots frunt upwords into tbe woods and dworun doun tbe 
neck for tbe rear untill tbe main Crick or Cricks tbat mack 
tbe neck do Cut them of and so end tbe lots and the same 
reide and points of Compas are to bee in licke manner ub- 
zarved for tbe lots one tbe great neck and littel neck and 
tbat part of Mr Jacksons lot tbat lyeth one the balf neck is 
bunded one tbe west sid by tbe Crick tbat parts betwene 
that neck and the great neck whib macks a broad tract at 
tbe bottom of tbe neck having in it a hook of meado Mng 
towards the south east 

lU Piobart Marvin bis lot upcm tbe east sid of tbe great 
neck 5 acors 70f rod with which wos Joind siman sear- 
ings lot being 12th lot becaus it wos a small one being 2 
acors 67 rod these two lots are bounded one the east by the 
Crick one the west l)y the forst stack of tbe fnint of tbe oth- 
er lots and by a leadin stack tbe lin runing about soutb and 
by west and the fnint runing up northard til it meets with 
Mr Jacksons bounds at the east fly 

11 Abraham Smith 9 acors 11 rod tbe lots hear l)eing set 
out for tbe frunt with a west and bv north lin and the 



hempstead 'i'owx kecoitds. 208 

Page 17(). 

Ifjidiiiu; stacks for the length l)y a south ami 1)V west 
lin 

1)} lifMiiaitien (yoo liis h)t 8 acors 10 lod 

14 John Canuaii 15 acois 83 rod 

15 Thomas Elison 1) acors 43 rod 

1() Mr Gildersleeve 21 acors 51) rod 

Mr Gildersleeves lot shoiihl have bene 22 acors 5'.i rod 
hut by his apoiutnient one acor wos laid out to John 

elison in his lot 

17 Hi chard Gildersleeve his lot 2 acors (57 rod 

18 Edw ard llainer 4 acors 134 rod 

1!) William Thickstou 5 acors 38 rod f 

20 MrOf>;dene 10 acors 77 rod 

21 Timothyliolsted 14 acors 17 rod ^ 

22 John Smith, r. 8 acors 74 rod f 

23 William Yeats 4 acors 5 rod 

24 John Elison 7 acors 7 rod f 

25 Joseph langdon 15 acors 51 rod 
2i) Thomas Carle 15 acors 115 rod f 

27 Geor<jj henlit 11 acors 46 rod 

28 Mr Semans 11) acors 142 rod f 
2L) Thonnis sotheard 4 acors 134 rod 

30 Thomas Rushmor 12 acors 15 rod 

31 Lauranc^ Elison 11 acors 46 rod 

h)ts upone tlui littel neck. 

'62 Fdchard VolintiJie 10 acors 32 roil lying next the Crick 
and tackiii most of that 

33 Edward 'i'itus 8 acors 74 rod f 14 rod wid 



21)4 HEMrSTEAD TOAVX RECORDS. 

84 .Tnlin Smith nan 20 acors 21 rod 30 rod wid 

Page 177. 

35 Widilowpearsall 13 acors 48 rod | 29 rod wid lying 
against the point whear the nec-k is Init short 

36 Edward spradg hath the rest of the neck with the west 
fly for 6 aCeares and the rest of liis lot beeing 4 acears 
li34 rod is laid out to him in the west fly of the gieat 
neck from tlie front of Thomas Eushmors lot upto 
marked trees above first island of trees that stands in 
tile said fly and next to this part of Edward spradgs 
his lot thear is laid out a pease to AVilliam Yeats for 
amendment for his lot and it is marked out by trees 
standing up northwordly from the said lot of edward 
spradge and the rest of this Avest fly of the great neck 
is granted to Jeams Pine for amend ment of his lot at 
the half neck runing upwards from William Yeats his 
marked trees along to the swamp as fare as the meddo 
of that said west Hy extendeth 

37 Widdow Willits liar lot laid out at hog iland Cominan- 
ly so colled that lyes south word from the mill river 
neck har lot being 11 acors 46-rodsfor which sbee hath 
all the medow lying one the said Island gniuted to har 
but the upland with the trees and other priviledges be- 
longing to it with free egras and regras is reserved 
to the toune of hemsted 

38 Adam Mott his lot laid out one the south sitl of rock- 
\,away being 22 acers 47 rods ^ but upone his request 

his lot wos Chaned by the toune and laid out the last 
lot one the north sid of rockaway att a plas called hun- 
gry harbour 



39 



Eobart formans lot laid out att that east most point 

i-one the north sid of Eockaway that lyeth downe west 

ward from hungry harbour his lot beeing 13 acors 113 

rods and beginning at the medow that lise east against 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN' KECORDS. 295 

the mi(l(>l of tlio cove that coins iipoue the sontli sid 
of the fore said point luniii^j^ from the east part of that 
cove and the me(hh)w that Use up iiast word from it 
ah)ug west word hy the said cove and pijint and so 

Page 178. 

running north word as the point of nplaml lyes takiiij^ 
in all the solt and fresh med(h)w tliat lyes hy the point 
to the bay and so runinu; au;ain eastAvard by the point 
and bay til it hvo bounded by an old seder tree that 
standeth upon the uphmd of the same point or neck of 
land that maketh the sayd point and by a stack set iip 
in the salt nuMldow towords the north bay of watters 

40 Richard elisons lot 'i)] acers 15(5^ rods runing from the 
said lot of Robart formans east word along the said bay 
and along by the Avoods til it corns to a crick that 
cometh out of a i)ritv bi<f<2;e swomp bv the west side 
of hungr}' harbour which crick is the bounds bpotwen 
Richard elison and Mr hickses his lott 

41 Mr hicks his lott 28 acars (57 rods runing east ward 
from ye sayd crick along by ye Avoods one ye south 
part and by ye first main crick one ye north part over 
Avliich crick or river is a bridg mad Avhear by thay use 
to bring over hay from ye meadoAv lying one the north 
sid of this said crick his raeadoAv runing along by this 
crick east ward beyond the said bridg up toAvards the 
woods to a [)las of reeds against an iland of trees 
lying a littel mor south Avords Avhcar the said main 
crick tarnetli away more north Avard and from thens 
runing east upto the Avoods allso thear is left a high 
Avay often or twelve rod Avide against the fore said 1)ridg 
from the said l)ridg Avicli thay ues to goe over the 
said rever or ciick to the meadow one the other sid 
bejing the uppor or sowthermost bridg to the woods 
sowthard allso another part of Mr hickses lott a1)out 
five acars and ()7 rods Ivinu" one the north sid o the 



296 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN EECOEDS. 

said first main crick over the bridg downe at the west- 
eiTOOst point of the meadow that heth beetwen the 
two main cricks or revers fvom the said west point to 
the first stack east word the line betwene his meadow 
and the next lot which is Thomas Irlands riming 
about south east as it wos set out bj stacks at the 
first 

42 Thomas Irland his lot one Joseph scots right eight 
acars 106 rod ^ runing from Mr hicks his bound stack 

Page 179. 

east word and tacking in a point of meadow lying by 1 

the bay and the great crick northword and bounded ' 

by a stack one the eastern sid by the sid of the great 

crick whear the said crick macketh a sudd in turn up 

along eastword which is its main course and from a 

stack set a littil westword of the turn of the said 

crick taking in the holl point a fore said his line about 

south east as Mr hickses lin afore said to the furst 

main crick that boundeth these lots one the south sid 

this lot and line being set out by stacks 

43 Jeremiah wood his lot twelve acars 79 rods and f rail- 
ing to thomas irlands lot at the turn of the said great 
crick long by it for from the stack; its bredth as the 
other lots and then bounded bv a stack one the east- 
tern sid near the said great crick runing thence as the 
other lots about southeast to the first creek that 
bounds these lots one the southward pait as afore 
said this line being set out by stacks also at the first 

. laying out and this line one the easturn sid of this lot 
and runeth near to the uppur bridg afore said whear 
the high way afore said lot coming over the crick is 
left 

44 Georg boldin his lot five acars 100 roil ^ runing for 
the bredth still eastward l)y the sayd great crick one 
the north part from Jeremiah woods stack to another 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN' UECOIUJS. 297 

stack set att a plas of sand iieare tlin jjjreat crick and 
rimiug as the other h)ts al) )ut a southeast liip! to the 
other fore said maiiie furst crick the lin l)('iiiL>; set out 
1)V stacks att the furst 

45 Henry liu^ningtuu his lot three accars 03 rods ]t inn- 
ing from the stak of baklin afore said eastword as the 
great crick ruueth and Ixjuiuhd one tlie easturn sid hy 
the next stack and so runing about a southeast line as 
the rest to the furst rnaine crick one the south [)arthis 
easturn bounds being also sat out by stacks at the furst 
as the rest weare and so: sum meadow lyeth common 
east word from his lott and bounds as afore said mem- 
 arandom Addom motts lot acording to grant from the 
towne as afore said is laid out Jun 2'.): 1()71: at hungry- 
harboure a littele beyond the lot of henry lingnintun 
above said begining a littel more north word att that 
fore said great crick in a huck beyond a sinole crick 
that Cometh out of that great crick by the said great 
crick side whear it turneth more north word to a stack 
that is set by the said crick in huck one the north sid 
of the said small crick and so runing then east woid 
to another stack l)y a salt ])ond by an ilaud of trees 
standing in the mead.ow alittel one the south sid of the 
said iland of trees and so runing from that stack to the 
eastter most of those trees that is marked for his 
bounds one the east sid and so from that stack and tree 

Page 180. 

runing one a straight lin to another stack about north 
east set by a ])l()t of reeds at the turning of the same 
f(n'e sjiid great crick whear the said crick turn eth up 
north word to the woods and by the turning and com- 
pasing of this said (-rick from the furst stack aforesaid 
to last stack sat up at its turne by the reeds afore said 
it is bounded one west sid and one the north sid by the 
sam great crick 



•JM.> HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

This is a trew copy of all these afore said lots of meadow 
taken out t)f the oridgauall draft of them and Com parid liy 

niee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Hempstead March the. oth. day 1724-5 Then Ephraim 
C'heasman sees cans to enter that he hath areted him self a 
Pound In his own seller. This entred by me 

Tho Gildeesleave Clarck 

Soloman Southard his ear mark is a flower deluc on the 
of ear and a half peuey under the near ear and a nick be- 
tween that and the head, entred feabreuwy. ye. 4. 1725-6 

This by me 

Tho Gilueesleeve Clarck 

John Leuis his ear marck is two half peneys under each 
ear entred May the 25 day 1727. by me 

Thos Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Timothy Smith his ear mark is a Crop on ye of ear S: a 
latch on ye fore sid the near ear (t a slit be hnd the same, 
it is the mark that his father gave, entred november. ye. 
20th. 1727 

by me Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

John Hall his ear mark is a swallow fork ou the of ear 
and a latch on the under side of the near ear and a nick 
betwen that and the head it is the ear mark that William 
Pine did give the son of William Pine entred december 
the. 27. 1727 by me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

PaCxE 181. 

Att a geuerall Toune mee ting held In hemsted may the 
26 day 1707 Att the same time it was wotted and CoiiCleu- 
ded one by the mager vott of the free holders of hemsted 
that whear as thear wos att a town meting held in hemsted 
april the furst day 1706 Chose for to run all the lines of our 
towns bounds Mr Thomas hicks Coll John Jackson and 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN hecokhs. 299 

Justis John Tredwell and Mi- Williain Nicols ii])()iit' yt-; 
towns Cost and Cliarj^ thoarc foic it is fiiidcr Coiicl'-ndccl 
upoiie that ye fore named men shall have lil)crty to ac;t in 
any maner and form as thay shall thinck most Convcniau 
eyther l)y law ore are by trationc^ or a ^irtNinfn llicin or 
Ith^•r three of tlitmi to aet in (jur l)e halfs as \\<'ll as all 
though we weare presant our owii selves 

Eutred by order by nw. Tho Oildeksleeve Chuck 

John AVood his ear mark is a hoole in the of ear. entred 
march the 13th. dav 1721) b\ me 

Tho (tILDeksleeve Chirck 

Abraham Seaman the son of Nathaniel Seaman his ear 
mark is a slit in the end of each ear and a half ])eny on 
the fore side of each ear: entred april. yv. 17, 172'.l. by me 

Tho (tIEdeksleeve Clarek 

Ilichard Soiithard his ear mark is a tlower dehiee on the 
of ear and a holl in the near ear entred Aprill the. 24. 
1729. 

by me Tho Gildeusleeve Clarek 

Samnel South the son of Thomas Southard his eai' mark 
is a slip under the near ear and a flowar deluce on the of 
ear which Wij,s the mark of John Southard the son of John 
Southard, entred July tlie28 day 1729 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarek 

John Griton his ear mark is a tlower deluce and a hole in 
the of ear. entred May the. 8. day 1731. by me 

Tho Gildehsleev]*: Clarek 

Page 182. 

Att a Jenerall Tound meeting held in hemsted Aprill the 
forstday 170(j Richard Smith Wos Chosen Coustabul and 
Colecter for this Pre?ant year afore said 

Att the above said tonne meeting tliear Wos Chosen Jeams 
Pine and Isack smith for asesars for this in seuing vear 



;}UU HEMrSTEiVD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Att the H bove said Tonne meetmg thear Wos Chose 
Clarck for this inseuing year Thomas Gildersleeve 

Att the a bove said Toune meeting thear wos Chosen for 
two tack Care and see that all byways andfencing bee Cepte 
in good sotitiant reepair for this inseuing year in hemsted 
for the t time Cap Joseph Smith for the neck William Mott 
for hericks and all the north sid obadiah vollintine and for 
Jenrasalem John Jackson Juner for fosters meadoo barman 
eJonson and for Cou neck "William Peat 

Att the a bove said Tound meeting thearewos Chosen Mr 
Thomas hicks Coll John Jaackson and Jostis John Tred- 
velle and Mr William Nicoll for* tow tack Cafe and run all 
the lins of our tonnes bounds and two proseceut any man 
or men that shall anv way un Just ly Com into our toune 
bounds in a deu Cors in law att the toune Cost and Charg 

This above said entred by order by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 183. 

Know all men In' these presants that I Thomas Comes of 
freehold in ye County of monmoth and provinc of neu Jer- 
say for an in consideration of the som of fifty pounds in mouy 
and land to mee in hand paid and secuered to be paid b}- 
John Comes of mad nans neck one long island of nassaw 
the resept of which the sd Thomas Comes do hear by ac- 
knowledg myself theare with satisfied and of and from ev- 
ery part and parsel thear of dene Clerly and abselutly a quit 
and discharg the sd John Comes his hairs and asigns all that 
tract of land setieuate lying and beeing one mad nans 
neck one nasaw in ye bounds of hemsted in tpiens County 
lying one hundred and eighty rod in length by estemation 
and nintene rod in bredth bounded southword by Richard 
Thorn and norword by John hubs Containing one and twen- 
ty acors and a half more or les tos:ather with all and all 
manor of feedings fencings foulings bankings huntings pas- 
teur trees woods under woods libartis and \)rivilidjis bee 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS, 301 

lon<^iiig' to ye saijie John Cooines his liairs or asi<i;Ms and i 
the said Thomas Coams have h^s att the time of the iiisel- 
iiig hear of and do for my self my hairs exsexetors o>r ad- 
ministrators or asigiis do (Covenant grant promis and agree 
to aud with the sd John Comes his hairs and asigns for 
ye afore sd bargined premises exseptiag the thirds of ye 
farm for the which is my mothears elizabeth Comeses har 
lif time and that the same is free from all incomba- 
rancses bargins sailes morgadge had made Gomitted 
or don (fv satuered to bee don by the said Thomas 
Comes and I ye sd Thomas Comes and my hairs shall and 
Avill for ever defend ye same from l)y or under mee in witnes 
wliear of I have lieare unto set my hand and seal this 
eleventh day of march 170(5 in the year of har magistis 
rain over 

sined sealed and delivered In 

2)resants of Thomas Comes (S) 

Job Throckmorton 

his 
Kichard X Cheasman 
marck 

this is a treu Copy taken out of ye oridganal A- ent<M"ed 
by mee 

Thomas Gilderslep:ve Clarck 

Page 184. 

To all Christian peopell to home these presants shall Com 
or anyes apertain greeting Know yee that I Timothy^hol- 
sted Juuer of hemsted one long island alias nawsaw in 
quens County in the Provinc of neu yorck Do l)y these 
presants give grant bargin sel alinat Reles and deliver from 
mee my hairs exsexetors administrators and asigns unto 
Joseph Mott of ye toune Connty island and Provinc a fore 
sd to him his hairs exsexetor administrators and asigns all 
ni}^ acomidations lying seatiat and beeiug one ye North sid 
ye great plains in ye wod edg Containing about twenty five 



302 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

witli in fenc and allso two Eights in ye cleAjitious in ye wood 
edg which I ye sd Timothy hoisted bought of williara 
Thic'kstou iuid one right in ye sd devition which I bought 
of Jeremiah Smith all which Land afore sd toegather with 
mv dwelling hous barn unto housing orchards gardins fens- 
ings Avoods under woods timber tres lying or standing with 
ye rights afore sd and all ye aportinanses the a fore sd 
twenty five acors boiTuded east by ye land of richard vol- 
lintine west by the land of Ephraim vollintine north and 
south l)y ye undevided or as ye fens stands all which a fore 
sd hous barn Lands and aportinanses a fore sd I ye afore 
sd Timothy hoisted Doe by these presantsgive grant bargin 
sel aliuat reles and deliver from mee my hairs exsexetors 
administrators and asigns unto ye sd Joseph Mott two him 
his hairs and asigns to have and to hold for ever and qui- 
atly to poses and Inioy from any parson or parsons yt shall 
lay any Just Clam theare unto and do forder worant this 
my sail to bee lawful athentick and good in law free from 
any former sail lett morgadg w^hat ever for and in consider- 
ation of a valiabul sum in hand or reseved to bee paid ex- 
septted in full satisfaction bee fore sining hear of and in 

PaCxE 185. 

the testimony of ye primisesi ye sd Timothy hoisted with 
my wif abigal have setto our hands and fixed oiu- seals ye 
foretenth day anno dominy 1096 

Sined seled and 

delivered in presants Timothy Holsted (S)^>jL 

of ous 

Joseph Pettit 

John Tredvell 
This afore sd is a Treu Copy entered by mee 

Thomas Gilde]{Sleeve Clarck 

Page 18(). 

To all Peopel to horn these presants shall Com Greeting 
A' know ye that I Timothy Carel of huntingtoun one long 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liECOliDS. 303 

island alias iiasaw in qiiens eonuty of sofolck and in the 
proviiK- of lieu yorck for and in considiration of ye sunie of 
one Inmdred and twenty pound paid to niee in hand bee fore 
ye in seliug- hear of well and treuly paid l)y John carel oi 
heinsted one the island and in ye ])rovinc above sd in (juens 
County theresept wbear of I do heare by ackuowledg and 
my self theare with sattisfied and contented and theare of 
every part and parsed theare of do exonnirat acpiit and dis- 
cliarg ye sd John Carele his hairs exsexnters administrators 
for Ever by these presants have given granted bargained sold 
aliuated Convaied and Conforemed and by these presants 
do freely fnl ly and absolntly give grant bargin sell alinat 
Convai and Conform unto him ye sd John Carele his hairs and 
a signs for ever one hous and tract of land seteuat lying and 
beeing in ye bounds of hemsfced in ye County above sd con- 
taining by estemation twenty five acors be it mor or les set- 
ueatt lying and beeing one a neck one the south one a neck 
known by ye name of dentons neck one the west sid of the 
neck and i the above sd Timothy Carele do owne an ac- 
kuowledg that I have sold all my right I have or ever had" 
one ye afore sd neck unto the above sd John Carele to have 
and to hold for ye sd granted and bargined priinises with 
all a purtinances priviledges Commoditis to ye same belong- 
ing or aniwais apertaining to him ye sd John Carele his hair 
and asigns forever to his and theare only proper eus beni- 
ffit and beehof for ever and I yesd Timothy Carele for mee 
my hairs exsexetors and administrators do Covenant and 
grant to and with the sd John Carele his hairs and a signs 
that bee fore the in seling heare of I am ye treu sol and loa 
ful ounner of ye above bargined primises and am loafally 
sised and posesed of ye same in my own proper right as a 
good and parfigt and absoleut  estat of in heritanc in liem- 

Page 187. 

sted and have in my self good right ful pour and loaful 
atharyty to grant bargin sell Convai and Confurm sd bar- 



;^()4 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

giiied primises in maimer as above sd aud tliat ye sd John 
Carele his hairs and asigns shall and may from time to time 
aud at all tims for ever hear after by fors and verteu of these 
premises loafnlly and peasiably and quiatly have hold occu- 
pi ens poses and in ioy ye sd demised and bargined premi- 
ses with ye aportinanses free and clear and freelly and clear- 
ly aqnited exonnarated and dischared of fi'om all and all 
manner of former and other gifts grants bargins sails lesses 
morgadges will intracts Join ters dourys Judgments execu- 
tions incombaranses and extents f oretlier more I ye sd Tim- 
othy Carele for my self my hairs exsecutors administrators 
do covenant and in gadg ye above demised primises to hiin 
ye sd John Carele his hairs and asigns against the loaful 
Clames or demands of any parson or parsons what Ever for 
ever hear after to worant secuear aud defend ye sam in \\it- 
nes hear of I have setto my hand fixed my seal this 4 day 
of Juen anno domiui: 1706 and in the fift year of liar mag- 
istise raigin cpien anne by the grase of god quen of ingland 
Scotland frans aud eirland defender of ye faith 

sined seled and delivered 

in presants of ous Timothy Carele (S) 

Tho Gildersleeve 
William min'thorn 
Thomas Carele 
This is a treu Copy entered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 188. 
Know all men bee fore home this presant righting shall 
Com that I Thomas Jecocks the son of Josheuah Jecocks^ 
of ye County of Capinay of new west Jarsy have sold from 
mee niy hairs esexetors administrators or asigns unto David 
Jecock of. hemsted in quens County and in the provinc of 
neu yorck unto him his hairs exsexetors administrators or 
asigns all my undevided lands within the bounds of hem- 
sted wheather by porchas or by patin or any other right 
aud I the above sd Thomas Jecocks doo in gadg to up hold 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 305 

this my ded of sail to Ix^o loaful and good bee fore any 
home it shall a pear and 1 the above sd Thomas Jecocks 
doo own to have reseved full satisfactione for this above sd 
ded of sail and to the treu purformans hear of I doo setto 
my hand and fix my seall this ninth day of november in the 
year one thovisand seven hunched 
Witnes 

Thomas Gildersleeve Thomas Jecocks (S) 

John Bedele 

seusanah x hart 
har marck 

Aprill ye eight 1700 apeared bee fore mee Jonathan whit- 
hed one of har maggistis Jnstisses for the Ceeping of the 
peas Avith in cpiens County the Avithin named Thomas Je- 
cocks and acknowledged the with in rightin agreement to 
bee his free and volintary act and ded 

tes JoNiTHAN WhITHED 

This A treu Copy entered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 189. 

Bee it knowne unto all parsons whome it may Consarn 

that I Robart Bedele sener of the Toune of hemsted in the 

Provinc of neu yorck in Quens County one long Island of 

my owne free will and love mee thear unto moving have 

given granted and bee quethed and by these presaiits do 

Conform give and bee queath unto mj- bee loved son John 

Bedele of ye sam toun of hemsted to him and his hairs ttc 

for ever that parsel of land whear one his hous stands as it 

is now seatuatt and fenced boath east west north and south 

bounded and butted with my owne land one the east sid 

and my son danils one ye west sid and att each end with ye 

toune street or highways I say I have gave it to him and 

his hairs to have their use property in his own posestione 

and inJoyment for ever to him and his hairs to have theare 

owne property to have and to hold to him and them against 

all Claims vt shall a rise and molistations ethir for by or 



306 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

tliroiigli nice or inine or any other uuiiistly laying Clame to 
ye hole or any part of ye sd land or alotnient and that hee 
and thay are invested in ye same and every part of ye same 
as my hairs and in my Just right and title theare unto for 
ever in wit nes to ye presants I have setto my hand and 
seall this seventh day of Aprill an dom 1687 rightly seeae 
in presants of ous 

The mark, of Robr X Bedle Sener (S) 
Jeremiah Hobart 

HEXDRIf'K MENDIVELE 

This above sd is a copy of ye originall Entered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 190. 

To all Peopel to horn these presants shall Com greeting 
Know ye that I Thomas Williams of hemsted one long is- 
land alias nasaw in quens County and in ye pro vine of neu 
yorck for an in Con sideration of a lot of meadow in ye 
^.^ounds of hemsted att Roekaway Coled ye eight acor lot to 
mee by Jeams Pine delivered att ye in sealing hear of bound- 
ed one veeast by a lot of meadow of Samuel Carmans which 
wos foremerly Coll John Jacksons south by a Crick and Cove 
and by samuel Embrys meadow north by ye fenc and woods 
the resepte whear of I do hear by acknowledg and my self 
thear with fully satis tied and Contented and thear of and of 
every part and parsell thear of do exonarat aquit and dia- 
charg ye said Jeams pine his hairs executers administrator 
for ever by these presants do freely fully and absoleutl}^ give 
grant bargin sell alin Convay and Confurm unto him ye sd 
Jeams Pine his hairs and asigns for ever one measag or 
tract of land setiat l}'ing and beeing in ye bounds of hem- 
sted Containing by estemation ninten acors bee it more or 
les as it wos laid att furst lying and beeing one ye south sid 
ye island above sd one a neck known by ye name of rainers 
neckboundded east by Justis John Smiths meadow south by 
a Crick west by ye above sd Jeams Pine meadow north by 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 307 

ye woods to have and to hold y(! sd granted aud bargiued 
primses with all ye apurtiiianses priviledges aud commodi- 
tis to ye same bee longing or aniwais ])ee apartaiuing to him 
ye sd Thomas Williams with ye upland tliear unto bee long- 
ing according as ye touue vott ;d()U(!th to him ye sd .Teams 
Pine his hairs and a signs forever and I ye sd Thomas Wil- 

Page I'll, 
liams for mee my hairs executors administrators do Cove- 
nant and Promise and grant to and with ye sd Jeams Pine 
his hairs and asigns that bee fore ye in sining hear of I am ye 
trew sol and lawful owner of ye above bargined primises and 
law fully seized and posesed of ye same in my owne proper 
right as a good perliet and absoleut estat of heritancin hem- 
sted and have in my self good right ful pour and law ful 
athoriti to grant Convai and confirm sd bargined primises in 
maner as a bove sd and that ye. sd. Jeams Pine his hairs 
and asigns shall and may from time to time and att all tims 
for ever hear after by fors and varteu of these presants law- 
fully peasabully and quiatly have hold use occupi poses and 
in Joy ye sd demised and bargined primises with ye apur- 
tinanses free and Cleear and freely and Cleearly aquited ex- 
onarated and discharged of from all and all maner of for- 
mer and other gifts bargins sails lesses morgadges wills In- 
tails Jointors ouryes Judgments executions incombaranses 
and extents forther more I ye sd Thomas Williams for my 
self my hairs executors administrators do covenant and in- 
gadg ye above demised primises to him ye sd Jeams Pine his 
hairs and asigns against ye law full Clams or demands of any 
parson or parsons what so ever hear after to warant and de- 
fend in witnes Avhear of I have setto my hand and fixed my 
seall this 20 day of October 1706 

siued sealed and deliverfMl in 

presants of his 

Tho Gildersleeve Thomas X Williams (S) 

Richard Vallintine mark 

This Compared and entered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve (jlarck 



308 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

PaCxE 192. 

To all Peopell to home these i^resants shall Com greeting 
S:c. Know ye that I Jeremiah wood Juner of hemsted one 
long island alias nawsaw in quens County and iu re Prov- 
inc of new jorck for and in C'onsidiration of a Vcdiabnl som 
of niony and other spetie to mee in hand paid bee fore ye 
in sealing hear of well and treuly by Joseph Wood of ye 
same tonne County island and provinc above sd ye resepts 
wheare of I do hear by ackuowledg and my self thear with 
fully sattisfied and contented and thear of and of every part 
and parsel thear of do exonnarati aquit and diseharg ye sd 
Joseph wood his hairs executers administrators for ever by 
these presants have given granted bargined sold alined 
Convaied and confirmed and by these presants do freely 
fully and absoleutly give grant bargin sell alin couvay and 
con firm unto him ye sd Joseph wood his hairs and asigns 
for ever one mesag or tract of meadoAv land seateatt lyiug 
and beeing iu ye bounds of hemsted west word att a plas 
/know by ye name of hunggry harbour containing by este- 
mation three acors butted and bonndecl south by ye hyway 
west by John hendrickson north by ye above sd Jeremiah 
woods east by Jeremiah wood senears meadow to have and 
to hold ve sd srranted and baroiued primises with all ve 
apurtinanses priviledges cV- comodities to ye same bee 
longing or in any ways appertaining to him 3-e sd Joseph 
wood his hairs and asigns for ever to his and thear onlv 
proper eus benifet and bee hof for ever and I ye sd Jere- 
miah wood for mee my hairs executors administrators do 
covenant promis and grant to and wdth ye sd Joseph wood 
his hairs and asing that bee fore ye in sealing hear of I am 
ye treu owner of ye above bargined primises and am lau- 

Page 193. 

fuly sized and posesed of ye same iu my owne proper light 
as a good parfict and absoleut estat of in heritanciu hem- 
sted and.have iu my self good right ful pour and lawful 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS, 809 

athoryty to grant bargiii soil convaj and confurni sd bar- 
gined primises in nianer as above sd and yt ye sd Joseph 
Avood his hairs and asings shall and may from tim to time 
tt att all times for ever hear after by fors &: varteu of these 
])resants law full ly poasal)nlly tV' quiatly have hold euse 
ori'iipi poses and iuioy ye sd demised and bargined prim- 
ises with ye a[)urtiuanses free and cleare and freely and 
clearly aquited exoneratted and discharged of from all and 
all inaner of foriiicr \' other givfts grants bargiua sails les- 
ses morgalges wills intails Jointors donrys Judgments exe- 
cutions ineond)eranc and extents forther mor I ye sd Jere- 
miah wood for myself my hairs execntors administrators 
do covenant and ingadg ye above demised primises to him 
ye sd Joseph wood his hairs and asigns against ye law full 
clams or demands of any parson or parsons what ever for 
ever hear after to worrant secure and defend In witiies hear 
of I have setto mi hand aad fixed my seall this thurd day 
of desember anno dominy 170(5 

sined sealled and delivered 

in presants of ous his 

Tho Gildersleeve Jeremiah X wood (S) 

Asa Gildersleeve marck 

Tho Gildersleeve inner 

memarandom bee fore ye delivery hear of ye afore sd Jo- 
seph wood is to have ye equal half part of ye upland ye 
afore sd Jeremiah woods hath bee longing to ye lot of med- 
ow that hee bought of Johanas barns of which ye a fore sd 
Joseph wood hath ye above sd three acors of meadow 
witnes 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

a treu copy compared and entered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page IDHa. 

Att a Jenerall Tonne meeting hehbin hemsted aeordiug 
to actt of asend)ly Jeuewary the 14 day 170l>-7 



310 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

By mager wott of tlie peopel wos Cboseu for vestiy men 
for tliis presaiitt year Jolin seariug Cap John Carman A" John 
Tredwell inner Isack Doty sener Abraham Unclrell moris 
shadlwlt and nathan Cols these for the parish of hemsted 

for Curch Wordens Mr Thomas Jons and Thomas Gikler- 
sleeve for this present year This by order entered by mee 

Thomas Gildeksleeye Clarck 

Hemsted Jenewary the 20th day an no do 1706-7 
Then the Jnstisis westry and Curch wordin did Recken 
Conserning ye Pors mony and thear remains in bauck for 
the Pore eleven pounds ten shillings This by order by mee 

Tho GiLDERSLEEVE Clarck 

Hemsted Jenewary ye 30 day an no do 1707-8 
Then \e, Justises westry and Church wordin did recken 
Consarning ye pors mony and theare remains in banek six- 
tene pounds ten shilling with the eleven pounds ten shillings 
bee fore mentianed This by order by mee 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 194. 

Hemsted Jenewary the 20fch day 1706-7 

Att meeting of the Justises Churchwordin and Westry the 
asesars are ordered to ases every free holder and sogeiiar in 
hemsted and the liounds thear of for to rais the som of four- 
ty seven pounds live shillings fourty ])ounds for the minnis- 
ter and five pounds for the pore and two pounds five shil- 
lings for the Colecters salerry This by order by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Hemsted Jenewary the. 30. day 1707-8 

Att a meeting of the Justisses Churchwordin and westry 
the asesars are heare bv ordered to ases every free liohler 
and sogerner in hemsted and the bounds theare of for to 
raies the sum of fourty seven pounds five shillings in luoiiy 



TIKMTSTKAD TOW.V RECORDS. *{] 1 

fonrtv Pounds for the minister and liv(; ixjiinds for the I'orc 
and two })()nnds five shillings for the Colectters sulerry 
This l)j orchu- hv niee 

Tiio ( lii,i)i:uHLEEVE Clerck 
Hemsted Jenewarj the 18 day 17()(S 1) 

Att a. nieetino- of the .Justisses Church wo id in .md urstrv 
the asesars are hear by ordered to ases eveiv fr<'«' hohler 
and sogerner in hemsted and hounds thcar of for to rais tin- 
sum of fourtv ])o\vnds for the minnister and ten |M.iiiids for 
the pore and two pounds ten sliillings for the Cunstabul for 
gathering of the afore said mony 

This by order entred By mee 

Tuo GlLDEHSLEEVE Clarck 

Page 195. 
To all Peopell to home these presants shall com greeting 
Know ye that I Jeams Pine of hemsted in quens County 
one long island alias nasaw and in the Provinc of neiiyorck 
for and in consideration of a lott of medow that l3-eth in ye 
bounds of hemsted one ye island a])oye sd one a neck 
known by ye nam of rainers neck in cjiiontyti nintene acars 
more or les bounded one ye east by Justis John Smiths 
meadow south by a crick west l)y the medow of the above 
sd Jeams Pine and north by the woods with all rights and 
priviledges tlieare unto bi^^ longing and eightene pounds in 
mony to mee in hand bee for in sealing hear of well and 
treuly paid by Thomas williams of ye touu county islam 1 
and provinc above sd ye rese[)ts Avhear of I do hear l)y 
acknowledg and my self tlieare with fully satistied and 
contented and tliear of and of every part and parsell thear 
of exonneratt aquit and discharg the sd Thomas ^\ illiams 
his iiairs executors administrators for ever by these pres- 
ants have given granted bargined and sold alinated (-(ni- 
n int(Ml and con tirnied and l)y these presants do freely fully 
and absolatly give gara.it bargin sell alian convay and cou- 
tirm unto him ye sd Thomas Williams his hairs and asigns 
for ever one mesag and tract of meadow land setevatt lying 



312 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

aud beeiiig iu ye bounds of hemsted west word known by the 
name of ye ejght acar lott att rockaway containing by este- 
matiou fouretene acars and a half mor or les as it was laid 
out att furst with all beuldiugs fencings and all iinprov- 
ments what so eyer is thear one with the right of upland 
acording to the toune A^ott bounded one ye east by samuell 
Carmans meadow which wos formerly Coll John Jacksons 
south by a Crick and cove and west by samuel embry 
Juuers meadow and north l)y the fenc to have and to hold 
a bove sd granted and bargined primises with all ye apurti- 
nanses priviledges and Comoditis to ye same bee longing 
or aniwais bee longing to him the sd Jeams Pine for me 
my hairs executors administrators do coviuant promis and 
grant to and with ye sd Thomas Williams his hairs and a 
signs that bee fore ye iusealing and sealing hear of I am 

Page 196. 

the treu owner hear of ye above bargined primises and am 
lawfully seised and posesed of ye same in my own proper 
right as a good and absoleut estat of inheritance in hemsted 
and have in my self good ful pour and lawful atharoty to 
grant to bargin sel convay confirm sd bargined primises in 
manner as above sd and that ye sd Thomas AVilliams his 
hairs aud asigns shall and may from time to time aud at all 
tims for ever hear after by fois aud verfceu of this presants 
lawfully and pasabully and quiatly have hold use occupie 
poses and inJoy the sd demised and bargined primises 
with ye apurtinanses fi-ee and Cleei-e and freely and 
clearly a quited exonnerated and discharged of from 
all and all manner of former and other j^ift^ o;rants bar- 
gins sails lesses morgadges wills in tails Joiutors dour- 
yes Judgments executions in combaranses and exstents fur- 
der more I ye sd Jeams pine for my self my hairs execu- 
tors administrators do covinant and iuga Ig ye above de- 
mised primises to him ye sd Thomas Avilliams his haii-s and 
a signs a gainst ye law ful clams or demands of any parson 
or parsons what ever for ever hear after to warant secuer 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RE((»i;l)S. 313 

and (lefciid in witiies hear of I tlu; iibove sil Joaius Piue 
lijive setto ui}- luiiid aiid fixed my s(^all tliis *20 i];\y of Octo- 
ber: ill t]w year of our lord anno domini 170(5 

siued seled and delivered 

in presaiitH of his 

Tho Gildeksleeve Jeams X Pine (8) 
Richard Vollintine marck 

This is a treu Copy of the origonal C'oni[)ared and entered 
by iiiee 

Tho Ctildersleeve Clarck 
Page 197. 

This Indentor mad the '2Gth day of march In Anno : Ki^S : 
stilonovo Beetwene Nathaniel Denton of rusiloip ui)one 
long island in ueu nether land planter of ye one [)arty and 
Richard Gildersleeve of middle borgh in long island afore 
sd plantar one ye other party wituis etli that ye sd Nathan- 
iel denton doth by these [)resants f idly freely and absoleutly 
bargin and sell unto ye sd Richard Gildersleeve his hairs 
exeentors administrators or asigns one hons and home lott 
setteuatt leying t^- beeing in hemsted northerly having the 
high way and sonthardly haveing ye lott of Mv koa l)onnded 
npone a nother high way unto 3^6 west and upone Mr hicks 
unto ye east and togea^ier with tliree acars of holow ground 
more or les and six acars of meadow land with ve a])urti- 
nanses theare unto bee longing and appertaining and six 
Catells pastoridg in the neck t(^ have and to hold ye sd 
hous and land with all priviledges aniwais theare unto bee 
longing for him his hairs and sucsesar for ever for and in 
Considiration of ye full and hoU sum of tifteene pounds 
starling acording to the Inglish acount to bee paid in two 
severall payment viz ye furst payment to l)ee mad with in 
three dayes after the datt heare of wheare in ye moitye bee- 
ing seven pounds ten shillings is to be mad in Catell or corn 
if corn eytlier wheat or indiaa att ye pris ciiraiit heare ia 
hemsted and fen' ye payment of ye Oabel if ye partyes 



H14 HExMrSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

canot aj^i-ee tbeu it is to bee paid acording to ye Judgment 
of two indehunt men and ye last payment of seven pounds 
Ten shillings is to bee mad is in corn tliefurst day of march 
next in seuin ye dat hear of and if ye sd payment bee mad 
in eatell it is to be paid as afore sd ye niu and twentyeth 

Page 198. 

of September next in seuiug ye dat heare of and it is furdei- 
a'n-eed that all arears rats or taxacons what so ever that is 
deu upon ye sd land unto ye day of ye datt hear of shall 
bee paid and discharged by ye sd Nathaniel denton and is 
ingadged hear by upone ye fnrst pay ment with in ye tearm 
of three daye as bee fore spetihed to deliver law fully and 
quiat poeessition thear of and doth bind him his hairs ex- 
ecutors administrators or asigns to up hold the primises to 
bee tirm athentiek and lawfuU as witnes his hand sub- 
scribed ye day and year above lighten 

In witnes of Nathaml denton 

John Jams Cle 

for ye porforemanc of ye payments above mentioned s[)ec- 
itied I do bear bv inQ,ad<j; witnes mv hand 

EiCHAKD Ctildersleeve seuer 

I nathaniel Denton doe hearby acknowledg to have re- 
seved of Mr Richard Gildersleeve of hemsted unto ye use 
of Richard Gildersleeve of middilborow Juner the full sum 
of seven pounds ten shillings bsing ye f iirst pay ment spec- 
ified in ye covenant iipon ye other sid whear of I doe hear 
by discharg; him as witnes mv hand ve 26 day of march. 1658 
stilanova 

Testat 
John Jams nathaniel denton 

This presants wit leseth that I nathaniel denton Doe hear 
by acknowledg to hate reseved of Mr Richard Gildersleeve 
the full som of seven pound ten shillings ye tinal and full 
payment for ye land specified in this covinantof convaiaiice 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 315 

Avri^liten npoiie ye other sid as witiics my liaiul tliis l<Sth of 
September 1658 stilaiiova 

Testat 

John Jams Nathami'J. dkn'I'ox 

This is a treu (^)[)y ot the origiiol (.^oiiipared and eutered 
by mee 

Tho Gildeuhleeve Chirck 

Page 199. 

Aprill the. 9. ITOC) 

I Joseph Lan^-don Do testify that I heard AViniam Thick- 
stou say that hee had sohl all his right of gats att the Cow- 
neek and all the Eight of ye uiidevidtnl land with in the 
towne ship of hemsted unto Elias Duiian and I allso know 
that hee had all so reseved oue Baril of malasos in part of 
pay for the sam I say all the Right of gats and undevided 
Land Avhicli wos William Scadins desesed and to the best 
of my Remembrans two hollows 

Atested bee fore mee 

John Tredwell 

This is a treu Copy Compared with the originoll and en- 
tred 

by mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Thonuis Rogers his ear mark is a slit in the end of the of 
ear and two nicks under the same and a half peney under 
the near ear 

entred uovember the 11. 1729 

by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Samuel Hick his earmark is a swallow fork on the of ear 
and a slit in the end of the near ear A- a half peiiy under the 
Hwallowfork. entred uovember the. 12. 1729 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Samuel Laugdou his ear mark is a hole in ye of ejir and 



316 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

a half peny uuder tlie near ear wliicli was his fathers John 

Laugdons. 

eutred november. 15. 1729 by me 

Tho Gildeesleeye Chirck 

Page 200. 

The ear Mark of Joseph Denton is a eroi* on the of ear 
and two sHts in it and a nick on the fore side of the near 
ear eutred november. 15. 1729. by me 

Tho Gildeesleeye Chirck 

John fonostrant his ear mark is a swallow fork on the 
near ear and a half peney nnder the same and a hole in the 
same, etred NoYember. 17. 1729 by me 

Tho Gildeesleeye C'larck 

The ear mark of Andrus Onderdonk is a half peney under 
the near ear and a nick nnder the of ear eutred Decem- 
ber, ye. 14 day 1729 

by me 

Tho Gildeesleeye Clarck 

John Roo his ear mark is a . square half peney under the 
of ear entred the. 10. da}' of feabwary 1729-30 by me 

Tho Gildeesleeye Clarck 

Samuel Heulitt his ear mark is a slipe under the near 

ear a half iiow^er deluce on the fore side the of ear and a 

half peney under it entred march the. 6. day. 1729-30 by 

me 

Tho Gildersleeyk Clarck 

Moses morener his ear mark is a slipe under the near ear 
and a latch the fore side of the of ear and a haf peney 
uuder the same entred march the 6. day 1729-30 by liie 

Tho Gildeesleeye Clarck 

Jeremiah Williams his ear mark is a hole in the near ear 
and a half peney on ye fore side of the of ear entred aprill 
ye. 7. 1730. 

by me 

Tho Gildeesleeye Clarck • 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECORDS. 817 

Joliu Yi»ii^' liis t';ir mark is three liols in tlic uf ear En- 
tred aprill the twenty ninth 1730 by nie 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Patrick Mott his oar mark is a Latch iinclcr the (jf ear 
autl a half peney on the fore side of the near ear and a half 
flowar deluc on the under side of the same entred the. 
10th day of november. 1730 

by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Chirke 

Thomas Jecocks his ear mark is two half penies on the 
fore side of the near ear and two half penie the under side 
the of ear entred December the. 5. day. 1730: ])y me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Sanniel boldin the son of Georg boldin his ear mark is a 
slit in the end of the near ear and a half peny under the 
same which was his fathers ear mark entred feabruary the 
20 day 1730-31 

by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

James Bedell Juner his ear mark is a half peney under 

each ear and a hole in the of ear entre march the. (5. 1731 

by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Page 201. 

Att a Jennarl Towne mee ting held in hemstod the furst 
day of aprel in the year 1707 Tho Gildersleeve wos Chosen 
Clarck for this inseuing year by the mager wott of the free 
holders of hemsted 

by order Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Att the above sd towne mee ting Eichard smith wos Cho- 
sen Cuustabul and Colecter for this inseiiingyearby the ma- 
ger woatt of the free holders of hemsted 

Att the above sd towne meeting tliear wos Chosen AVil- 
liani AVillis for seupur viser for this in seuing year by the 
Mager wot of the free holders of hemsted 



318 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Att the above sd towue mee ting tliear wos Cliosen for 
asesars for this in seuing year Isack smith and John Tred- 
welle by the mager wott of the free holders of hemsted 

Att the above sd Town mee tiug thear wos Chosen for to 
tack Car that all hywais and fensing with in the bounds of 
hemsted bee Cept in good so titiaut repair bj the inhabitants 
of hemsted and the bounds thear of for the towne John 
searing for Jereusalem John Jaekscm i for the north sid 
obadiah vollintine for mad nans neck William Mott for Cow 
neck William Peatt for fosters meado Harman Jonson This 
bv the masjer woatt of the free holde of hemsted 

Att the above sd towne meeting thear wos given by mager 
wot of the peepoll of the towne about fouracars of land ly- 
ing and'beeing att the west end of the meeting hous pond 
part one the sonth sid of the run that ruus from the above 
sd poud and part one ye uorth sid of the run acros the run 
for the ens of the town for to settel a scoul master upone 

Page 202. 

for to teach our Children such an own as the towne shall lick 
and ye afore sd land to bee and remain to the eus and priv- 
iledg of a scon for ever or such an one as the subcri bours 
towords bewlding of a scoul hous shal lick of 

These afoie sd Woats mad the first day of Aprill in the 
year 1707 wos entered by or der by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

This above sd Woat mad the furst day of april 1707 for 
the land that wos given for the use of a scoul is nul ami void 
and not to bee put to use for a scoul This don by mager 
wott of ye Peopele att a jenerall town meeting held the 20th 
day or October 1707 

by order by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Att a parish meeting held in hemsted the VS. day of 
Jenewary 1707-8 Purseuant to an act of asembly thear wos 
Chosen ffor westry men for this presant Year ensewing John 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 319 

Searing Cap Jolin Carman and John Tredwello Richard 
Townesend and Joseph Mott and sanuiel Williams for hcm- 
sted and for oysterbay Abraham Undrel Nathan Cohis and 
Isack Doty inner saniuel Macouole and for (Jiirch wordins 
Mr J Jons for oysterbay and Thomas Gildersleeve for hem- 
sted 

This by order by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 203. 

Att a Jeneral Tonne Meeting hehl in hemsted tlu^ 2()th 
day of October 1707 By magar vot of the People wos 
given unto John Carle one hnnch'ed acars of Avood land in 
the south Avoods eastward of sticklings neck path a gining 
one the north sid of his own land to have and to hold f<u' 
him and his hairs for ever in leu of a hous and honi lot in 
the towue spot bounded one the north and east and south 
by liy wais and west ))v Robart Williams land and anotlier 
lott that lyeth south word of the town bounded north l)y 
Joseph Carls land east and south by hy wais and west by 
Joseph Pettets land all Avhicli hous and ](jts and fencing 
and beuldings u))Ou them to bee for the use of the towne 
for to bee and remaiue for the use of the town for a scoule 
for ever that is to say the hous and lots to bee and remain 
for a scoule master for ever 

This by order l)y mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Att a town meeting held in hemsted July ye furst day in 
ye of our lord god. 170S By niager voat of the free holders 
it wos woted and agreed upone that the sheep which are 
with in the town of hemsted and in the bounds tliear of yt 
gose one ye plains shall not be foulded at any time day nor 
night one the penalty of two pounds Currant silver mony of 
liar magisties provinc of neu yorck for one day or night the 
one half to bee for ye In former and the other half for the 
use of the Pore to be paid by the parson or parsons that 



320 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

shall drive the a bove scl sheep in to thear Clos or land 
fensed in for to lodg thear the time above sd 

This by order P 

Tho Geldeksleeve Clarck 

Page 204. 

Att the afore sd towne meeting it was woted and agreed 
bj the mager part of the free holders of hemsted that all 
the rams that doth ensally gooeth and ruueth one the plains 
in the bounds of hemsted shall all be taken up att or upon 
the ninth or tenth day of august and every parson or par- 
sons that hath any rams that Ceeps one ye plains afore, sd. 
tliat doth not Com or send som body to tack care to help 
luck up the sheep and tack out all the rams at the town 
shall pay to any parson or parsons that shall do it. 3. s. 
and the rams that the ouner doth not aper for shall bee put 
in to ye pound ct ye owners of ye rams shall Pay. 3. s. to 
ye driver of the rams and ye pendars to have two pence a 
lied 

Quens County Desember : ye : 1st 1707 

Upone the request of Thomas Smith of hemsted I sur- 
vaied the foulling tract of land which wos formerly laid 
out to Jonathan Smith desessed upone the acount of his 
propviaty right Containing after allowanc for it cgh wos 
one hundred acars and fifty acars Beginriing at a black oake 
and runes 85 degrese east 30 Chains to a red oake near ye 
east end of harbour hill then north 5 degrees west 36 
Chains to a black oak near semanes Inclosed then south 85 
degreese east 7 Chains to a whit oak then north 5 degreese 
west 20 Chains to a whit oack thenc south- 85 degreese east 
23 Chains to a black oake thenc to my furst statione P for- 
med P mee 

Tho Cahdale D survared 

This above sd survay Compared and entred by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 321 

Isaac Loosee his ear inaik is two hols In the of ear and 
a half peuy under the same, entred June 9. 1731. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clark 

Adriiin al ])iirtos his ear mark is three half peneys under 
the near t^ar entred October the. 4. day 1732 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarcke 
Page 205. 

To all christiou Peopel to whome these presants shall Com 
or any wais apartain Greeting Know yeytl John Linning- 
ton of hemsted one long Island alias nawsaw in quens Coun- 
ty in ye provinc of neu Yorck doo ffor my self my hairs and 
asigns setout and to farme Lett & leas out unto Timithy Ca- 
rele of ye town county Island & provinc a fore sd to him his 
hairs and asigns a sartaine parsel of meddow ground fresh 
& solt lying & beeing seteuatt w'tin ye bounds of hemsted 
one ye south sid ye sd Island one a Neck Coled ye Mill Re- 
ver Neck yt is to say ye one moiaty or half part of My Med- 
dow fresh cfe solt ye hole bounded west by ye Cove & rever 
east by a ditch c^ crick north by Jecockes Crick & south by 
the Cove & allso somucli of ye un Cleared laud in ye said 
Neck as ye sd Timothy Carle shall Cleare and f enc intyar to 
him self for ye time hear aftar mentioned and also ten acars 
of \ipland with out ye sdneckffenc a Joining to ye fly Coled 
Jecockes fly all ye one moiaty or equal half part of ye med- 
dow fresh and solt as above bounded and ye upland or un- 
cleared land as above sd I ye sd John Lingninton do own & 
acknowledg to have setout & to farm lett & leas as above sd 
from mee my hairs and asigns unto ye sd Timothy Carele 
to him his hairs and asigns k sucsesars for and deuering the 
full and Just tearm of time of seven years to bee fully end- 
ed from ye dat yt is ye sd meddow land and apurtinanses 
theareon to bee & remain to ye proper eus & benifet of 3^e sd 
Timothy Carele ye time afore sd to ye sd Timothy Carele his 
hairs and sucsesars administrators S: asigns for & in consid- 
aration of ye use of tAventy live Pounds Curant mony of ye 
sd government reseved or secured to bee paid be fore ye 



322 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

siuiug lieare of and provided ye sd Jolin linginton or his or- 
der do att ye fill end & terra of sewen years from ye dat pay 
& deliver unto ye sd Timotliy Carele or bis order twenty 
iive pounds Curant silver mony of ye government then ye 
leas to be void and of none efect other wise to stand firm tV: 
good till ye sd twenty five pounds be paid as afore sd which 
shall make ve leas void att ve payment thear of & sd Timo- 
thy Carell to have ye westtermost half of ye sd medow A- 
att all times liberty to Cart of his hay but not to pasteiir in 
ye neck but \\-ithin his inclosed lands and John liugniuton 
to pastour only his own creteui'S and not to pasteur til ye 
gras is cot and carted awav and to cleare ve neck of creteurs 
fi'om time to time by ye furst of may as in testimony of the 
primises I have set to my hand and fixed my seal March the 
tiftenth day aunodomiui : 1699-700 

sined sealed and delivered in presants of ous 

Thomas Teedwelle John Lingntnton (S) 

Joseph Pettet 

John Rushmoe 

Page 206. 

To all Christion Peopel to whome this presants shall Com 
or aniwais apertaine greting know ye yt I ye ^Wthin named 
Timothy Carele do heare by for my self my hairs sucsesars 
and asigns fully freeh" and absoleutly asign <t set over to my 
brother Joseph Carele k Eobaii; Bedele both of ye towne 
CoTinty Island tt provinc afore sd to them theare hairs suc- 
sesars and asigns all my right titul intrust Clam e A" demands 
of k to ye Anthin ^T.-ighten leas as fully k amply ia every 
part as it is let to mee only I doo reserve to my self ye 
Cleared land which I have Cleared with out ye neck all ye 
other as afore sd I do set over as afore sd to ye sd Joseph 
Carele k Eobart Bedele In equal purportionforand in con- 
sideration of full satisfatction reseved as witnes my hand iV 
seal June ye 10 day annodominy 1702 

Testated by ous Timothy Carele (8j 

Joseph Pettet 

Jonathan Smith 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 323 

It is to bee understud ye witliiu nieutioned Tiniotliy Ca- 
lele doth lieare iii<^adg tliat from tim to time deuriug his leas 
hee will cleear his hay out of ye Neck by ye twenty ninth 
of September that then John Linnington hath liberty to put 
in his Creteurs in to ye neck to pasteur till ye tirst of May 
then next following as witnes my hand March ye 15 1699- 
700 

Testated hj ous Timothy Garble 

Joseph Pettet 
John Eushmor 

This is a trew Coppy Compared with the originall and en- 
tere by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 207. 

Wee the arbitrators betwen Thomas southward and Ro- 
l)art Williams do Jndg yt Kobart williams c^^c did trespas 
against Thomas sothard to ye valy of: 1: d: &c dam nitied 
him to ye valeu of. (*>. penc by throwing his hay in the 
Creek: Likewise as to ye pounding of Thomas sothards 
hors wee do Judg yt Eobart williams shall pay to said 
sothard the sum of. (!. })enc: and wheare as the afore sd 
Robart williams & Thomas sothard hath beene at def- 
eranc about the linse of theare Medow lying att hickses 
neck and hath piit the sd difiranc about thear lins of thear 
Meadow to refranc to C^aptain Joseph smith obadiah 
Yollintine William willis and Georg beats arbitrators & if 
wee the sd arbitrators Cannot agree Avee should Cheuse a 
fift man this thear Tore is our Judgment award and whol 
distionof the mater acording to the trust reposed In ous as by 
bonds given under the hands S: seals of sd Robart williams 
tt Thomas sothard baring datt the : 18 day of this Instant 
refranc thear unto had may mor att larg apear that the 
line beetwen them shall begin att the nerist whit oak tree 
'that stands by ye fenc and from tlienc to run near west- 
wardly til tliay Com near the bit of the Crick whic^h is one 



8'24 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

tlie north sid of the feotc and thear to meseur a rod and 
half south word of the sowthword most hoU att the bit of 
the Crick which Abraham smith shened ous and thear to 
pitch a stack and the Hn shall run straight from the marked 
tree bee fore spetified standing by the fentc to the stack 
and so along to the Crick and the medow Iring one the 
North sid is all to belong to Thomas sothard and the 
Medow lying one the south sid shall belong to Robart 
Williams this is the award of ous Arbitrators and our tift 
man Chosen h\ ous Given under our hands and seals this 
twenty tift day of September 1704 

Joseph Smith (S) 

his 

Obadiah X Yallintine (S) 
marck 

William Willis (S) 

his 

Geoeg X Beats (Sj 

marck 

Abraham Smith (S) 

This is a treu Copy of the original Compared and entered 
by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 208. 

Att a Genaral Towne meeting held in hemsted The furst 
day of April in the year 1708 Then tlieare wos Chosen for 
this in seuing year for Cunstabul and Colector William 
Cornwell for to sarre till another bee sworn by ye mager 
part of ye free holders 

Att the above said T(jwne meeting thear wos Chosen for 
asesars for this in seuing year John Tredwell and Thomas 
Carman by the mager voat of the free holders 

Att the above said ToAvne meeting tlieare wos Chosen for 
a senperviser for this in seuing year by the mager voat of 
the free holders William willis 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDB. " 325 

Att the above said town meo ting thear wos Chosen for to 
tack Care that all liiways and tensing bee Ceptt In good soti- 
tiant repair l)y the owners of the fenc in the bounds of hem- 
sted for the town John sering and John Tredwelle Jnner and 
for Jerensalem Jonathan Soman sener and John Jackson 
inner for the north sid obadiah vcJliu tine and Jeanis Denton 
for madnans neck williani Mott and Henry alin and f(n' Cou- 
neck AVilliara Peett and Josheuah Corn well for fosters medow 
harman Jonson and Christ John snedecor for this insuing 
year 

att the above said town meeting theare wos Chosen for a 
Pender John Tredwelle Juner for the time and tearm of 
seven years if hee doth be have him self as a ponder onght 
to do and mack and Ceep a good sofitiant pound at his own 
Cost and Charg «t taking such fees as the town has alowed 

att the above said Town meting it was woatted and Con 
Cleuded and by the fieeholders and inhabitant of hemsted 
by the niager part of them that if any parson or parsons 
shall ])eale the barck of any standing tree or gurdell them 
thay shall pay six shillings in mony for to defray publick 
Charges of the town & that is to say any tree or trees one 
the undevided lands aniwhare in the bounds of hemsted 

att the above said town mee ting Thomas Gildersleeve 
wos Chose town Clarck for this in seuing year 

These above said woats mad the furst of april 1708 wos 
entred by mee 

Thos Gildersleeve Clarck 

by order 

Page 209. 

To all Christian People to whom this presant righting 
shall foni Josheu;ih Carman of or in the bounds of hem- 
sted in (piens County yoman sendeth greeting in our lord 
god everlasting know ye that I the said Josheuah Carman 
for and in Con sideration of a sai tain s(^m of mony to mee 



32() " HEMPSTEAD TOWX RECORDS. 

in baud paid be fore the in sealing and delivering of these 
presants thomas barker of Couneck with in the bounds of 
hempsted afore said yoman the resept wheare of I do hear 
by acknowledg and my self ti) liee theare ^vith fTilly satis 
tied Contented and paid and theare of and of every part 
and parsel theare of do hear by for ever acquit and dis- 
charg the said Thomas Barker his hairs executors adminis- 
trators and asijrns have fjjranted bar^ined sould enfefed re- 
lesed and Contirmed and do by these presants grant bargin 
sel enfefe reles and Confirm unto the said Thomas Barker 
his hairs executors administrators and asigns for ever all 
that my right priviledg property Claim and demand of in 
and to two good gats right which I am now posesed 
"\rith acording as the same is granted by the Consesons 
of the said of hemsted upon that tract or neck of land 
Commanly known bv the name of Cow neck lying with in 
the bounds of hemsted afore said to gether^with all and 
singeular the priviledges heriditiments and apurtinanses to 
the said right of tAvo good gats beelonging oriu auiwise 
apertainiug to have and to hold the said two gats right and 
all other the above granted premises to him the said Thomas 
Barker his hairs executors administrators or asigns to the 
only proper use benitit and be hofe of him the said Thomas 
Barker his hairs and asigns for ever and I the said Josli- 
euah Carman do warant this my bill of sail good in law 
against any parson that shall lay Claim to it by verfceu ( )f 
of the said gats in testimony whear of I the said Josheuah 
Carman have hear unto set my hand and fixed my seal the. 
3. day of april in the year of our lord 1708 

sealed and delivered in the 

presants of ous Josheuah J Carman (S) 

Samuel Clows 

TiMOTHr HOLSTED 

This is a treu Copy tacen by mee and Compared by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



hempstead town iiecoiids. 327 

Page 210. 

T(j all Christian People to wliome this presants shall Com 
or any wais apertaiu Greeting KnoAv ye that I Joseph Pet- 
tet of hemsted one lont>' island in (piens County in the pro- 
vinc of neuyorck have sold and do by these presants sel and 
setover from mee my hairs executors and asigns all my right 
of twelve gats of fene at the Couneck with Avhat right of 
land or other advantnges that may Com or anywise belong 
thear unto William beans of the town and County afore 
said to him his hairs or asigns and do up hold and promis 
that att the ded making I am posesed of somuch right as 
may now come by twelve gats of fenc which I the said Jo- 
seph Pettet do sel and dispose from mee my hairs or asigns 
to the said William beans his hairs or asigns to have and 
to hold from mee or mine for ever for and in consideration 
of full satis faction reseved for the same and in Conforma- 
tion of the premises I have heare unto set t(j my hand and 
fixed my seal the twenty furst of april anno domini 1692 
sined sealed in presants of ous 

Jonathan smith Joseph Pettet (S) 

Peeteii Totten 
his X niarck 

May ye 20 1700 Then the within 
named Joseph Pettet apeared before mee and acknowledged 
this within written bill of sail to bee his vollentary act and 
ded apeared before mee 

John Smith 

Justis of the peas for 

Quens County 
This is a treu Copi Compared by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve clarck 

Wee ^\■hose nams are hear under written doe freely give 
and grant unto Thomas Barkear fourty acars of laud one Cou 
neck that is to «ay all our right A- titele to fourty Acars one 
the said neck proportiuabule to our gats to have and to hold 



328 HEMPSTEAD TOWN- RECOEDS. 

the said quantity of laud accordiug as above spetilied ex- 
presed uuto him the said Thomas Barkear his hairs aud 
asigus for ever iu testimouy wheare of wee have hear uuto 
put our hauds the 13th desber 1705 

John sands 
Tho hicks 
samuel sands 

ElCHARD COEXWELL 

John Coenwell 
SA Clowes 

W NiCOLL 

This is a treu copi comj^ared by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 211 

August the l-2th 1694 

Know all men by these presants that I Thomas Daniels of 
mad nans neck in queus County in the bounds of hemsted 
have sold to Thomas Barker of Cou neck in the same towne 
and Coimty all my patten right in the town and bounds of 
hemsted for which I have paid eight shillings and I the said 
Thomas Danils hare sold from mee my hairs executors ad- 
ministrators or asigns all the afore said Patin right to the 
said Thomas Barker to him his hairs executors administra- 
tors or asigns and I the said Thomas Daniels do promise to 
defend this my bill of saile against any parson that shall lay 
Claim to it as witnes my hand 

witnes iu the presants of ous his 

John slaison Thomas X Daniels (S) 

John hankins marck 

his X marck 

This is a treu Copy Compared by mee 

Thomas Gildeesleeve Clarck 

These are to sartifi that this day at the recjuest of Georg 
heuht & Thomas Gildersleeve I run a lin bee twen them one 
ye medow att inerrack neck in hemsted in quens County wich 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOllDS. 329 

lin beginning titfc a liol dug in ye ground near Jeremiah 
AVoods niedow A: runs Avest 8<jutli west to a crick S: a 8. 8. 
E. liii from ye said boll In tbe lin of deviticm beetweu ve 
said beulit and Jonathan Smith rock purformed the 15 day 
of June 1708 Pr samuel Clowes 

survair 
This is a treu Cop}' of the origiiiall Com pared and en- 
tered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

The Mark That William Moyles of Oysterbay Gives His 
Creatures is a Cropp on ye Left Ear <t A Latch Mark on ye: 
fore side of the Right Ear & A Halfpeny under ye: Same 
Sept'r ye 23: 1731 

Pr Me Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 
* PaCxE 212 

To all Christian Peojiele to whome these presants shall 
Com or auiwais apairtaine greeting know ye that ledward 
spradg sener of hemsted one long island in queus County in 
the proviuc of Neu Yorck do by these presants give grant 
bargiu sell alinat and relese from mee my hairs executors 
administrators or asigns unto Thomas Barker of Couneckin 
the bounds of hemsted a foresaid to him his hairs executors 
administrators or asigns my whol right of six gats of fenc 
one Cou neck afore said with what right of land or other 
advantages may bee had or recover theare by one the 
said neck by virteu of six gats of fence and up hold the 
same from any that shall Clame the same by any gift or sail 
from mee or any from by or under mee my h:urs or asigns 
which said right of gats as afore said I the said edward 
S[)radg do by these presants give grant bargin sel alinat and 
dispose from mee my hairs executors administrators or as- 
igns unto the said Thomas barker to him his hairs executors 
administrators to have and to hold for ever as his owne prop- 
er right for and in Consideration of a valiabule som in hand 
and secuered in full satis fatcione be fore the sining hear of 



330 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

jiiid in testimony of the premises I have here unto set to mi 
hand and tixed my seall august the tweutyeth in the yeare 
of our Lord auodomini 1(>94 
siued sealed and delivered 
in the presants of ous his 

John spkadg Edwaed X spuadg (S ) 

Joseph Pettet marck 

This is a treu cop}' Compared by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve clarck 

Wright frost Juner of oysterbay his ear mark is a oroi) on 
the Left ear and a half peney on each side ye Right ear. 
eutredthe23 1731 

by mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Samuel Jackson his ear mark is a latch under the of ear 
entred ye 27 day of December. 1731 by me 

Tho Gilderslee\t: Clarke 

John Heuliti, his ear mark is a Latch under ye of ear & a 
slipe under the near ear. entred December the 27 day 1731 
by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Page 213. 

To all Xi)ian People to whom this presants writing shall 
com greeting know yee that I AVm Beaues of flushing in 
quens County in the proviuc of neu yorck for and in Con- 
sideration of a sartain some of mony to mee in hand paid 
before the ensealling of these presants hy my brother in 
law beniamau heaveland of said town it County have grant- 
ed bargiued contirmed and sold S: do by these presants grant 
bargin make over confirm & sell clearly and absoleutly un- 
to the said Beniaman heaviland his hairs and asigns use for 
ever six gats of fenc upon a neck of land knowne l)y the 
name of cou neck with in the bounds of hemsted with all 
the right titel and intrust of land upone ye said neck by 
verteu of the said gats as afore said to have and to hold the 
said right or gats of fenc unto ye only & sole proper use 



HEMl'STEAD TOWN BECOHDS. 331 

and Ix'liol' of him tlu^ said Beiiijimeii heavilaiid liis hairs 
and asi<4iis use for ever I the said William Bengs for mee my 
hairs exsecutors administrators S: asigiis do Confirm and dis- 
pos of unto mi said brother in law l)eniaman Heaviland his 
hairs exsecntors <S: administrators <S: asigns all the sd l)ar- 
giued prendses in as fill tt ani[)uel maner as it wos mad & 
confirmed too mee from Joseph petet t)f liemsted to all in- 
tents and purposes as wit nes my hand and seal this the 26 
day of March 1G94 

sined sealed and delivered 
In the presants of ous 

Jeams Clement sener william bengs (S; 

Jeams Clement Juner 

nove ye 17th : 1(')1>4 then apeared williaui Ijeng he fore 
mee and acknowledged the above bill of sail to bee his 
volliutary act and ded acknowledged before mee sept ye 
17 : 1694* 

Tho hicks 

' November the 17th : 1694 know all men by these pres- 
ant that I beniaman heaviland do asign and set over all my 
right A' title and intrust of this with in righten bill of sail 
to Thomas Bank to him ve sd braker his hairs or asigs for 
ever to inJoy in as full and as ample manner as it is mad 
as witnes my hand the day and dat above ritten 

sined sealed and delivered in 

presants of ous his 

Chars hicks Beniaman X haviland (S) 

WILLIAM BENGS marck 

november ye 17tli : 1694 then apeared bee fore mee 
beniaman heaviland and acknowled ;ed the afore asiuation 
to bee his free vollentary act A' apeared before mee 

Tho hicks 
This is a treu copy Compared by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



832 hempstead town rec015ds. 

Page 214. 
May (ith 1708 

All agreement mad betwene Jolin seariag.s. of hemsted 
and Jonas Hoisted Conserning a parsel of land in diferanc 
bee twen them it is a greed and Concleuded tliat the A bove 
said Jonas Hoisted shall have the north end of the hind in 
deferaue and the said John searing.s. the south end and it 
is to bee Equally devided bee twene Them In Witnes wheare 
of wee haye setto our hands aud seals the day and datt 
above wrighten 

sined sealed and delivered 

in presants of 

John searing (S) 

Jeeemiah smith Jonas Holsted (S) 

Tho Gildersleeve Timothy Holsted (S) 

Att a Towne meeting held iu hemsted may the 16th day 
1708 

Then theare wos Chosen for a -Cunstaljall for this 
inseuing year or till an nother hee sworn in his plas Beuia- 
meu Hoisted 

This entered by order l)y mee 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck 

John Roe his ear mark is a half peiiey under the of ear 
and half peney on the fore side of the near ear and a hole 
in the same entred the ninth day of november ll'SH. by mee 

Thomas Gildersleeve 

Clarke 

Micha Seamann the son of Jacob Seaman his ear mark is 
a latc-li on the fore sid of the near ear and a slit in the end 
of the of ear and a half peuy under it which was his grand 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 838 

fathers Benjamin Seniaiis deceased, entred noveniber tlie. 
1(). 1788 l).v niee 

Tho CrTLDERSLEEVE Clarke 

Hesiali seaman his ear mark is a s\vah)w fork on the near 
ear Jind a half penej under each car and a Latch on the 
fore side of the of ear entred Jeneuary the tenth day 
1788-4 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Page 215. 

Be it known unto all men by these presants that I li()l)art 
Bedell senior of the town of hemsted planter for sundry 
good Causes to mee moving thear unto tS: mor espetially 
for ye sum of tenn shillings to mee in hand paid the resepts 
whear of I do lieare by acknowledg to have reseved do give 
bequeath bargin and sell & have by these presants given 
bequeathed bargined & sold unto my well beloved son 
Bobart bedell of ye same town to his hairs executors admin- 
istrators or asigns a quarterpart of mj- medow' lying upone 
Coes neck butting & bounding in manner tt form as follow- 
eth :viz: one ye north sid bounded by Tho Elison one ye 
west sid by ye Crick running by ye neck Caled Hixes neck 
by ye east sid by a lott of medow^ Commanly Coaled John 
Smith rock by ye south extending to ye Cove unto ye which 
bargin ct saile I the sd Bobart Bedell senour do bind my 
self my hairs executors admmistrators or asigns to Mack 
good unto my sd son Bobart bedell all manner of right or 
rights title or titeles dues or demands to him S: his hairs 
for ever furder more I ye sd Bobart Bedell Senear do Cut 
of all manner of Clam dues tituels demands or pretents 
w^hat so ever from any other that shall pretend thear unto 
whome soever Provided that my sd. Sou Bobait Bedell do 
allow that lotss being East to ye sd Bobart Bedell shall 
Consent to bee satis tied with yt quarter part of ye sd 
medow as shall fall to his lott S: nomore unless ye parties 
Consarned do Jointly other wies agree to ye treu purfor 



334 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

mane of whicli & ye treu enteut & meauing of this agree- 
ment or (Ted of sail I ye sd Kobart Bedele liave set my hand 
A- fixed my seal this tlinrd day of aprill in ye year of our 
lord one thousen six hundred nitity seven 

sined sealled & delivered 

in ye presants of 

John laurance Eobart Bedele (S) 

Nathanel Pearsal his X marck 

Jonathan Smith 

This ded Compared ct entred by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clar 

Page 216. 

Att a parish Meeting held in hemsted Jenuary ye 11 day 
1708-9 Then by the mager woat of the people theare avos 
Chosen for westry men for this presant year for the towne 
of hemsted Richard Townsend Joseph Mott samuel Wil- 
liams and Cap Joseph smith samuel Embry and william Pine 
and for oister bay Isack Doty inner samuel Macoule Beniaman 
Coles and Josiah Latteu ieuuer and for Church Avordins for 
this presant year for hemsted Thomas Gildersleeve and 
for oisterbay samuel Dickson 

This by order hj mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

These presants witneseth that wee John searing Jeams 
Searing siman searing & Jonathan searing have mad a De- 
vition of the medow land that our father John searing latly 
desesed in hempsted iu quens county in ye provinc of neu 
yorck did give to ous by his will viz as followeth John sear- 
ing hatl' a lot of raeddow on dentons neck c(nitaining six 
acors as it wos laid out for his share : and Jeams searing 
siman searing and Jonathan searing have a lot of meddow 
at rainers neck containing fiften acars as it wos laid out for 
thear shair and wee above named do acknowledg to be sat- 
isfied and contented with the above said devition as witiaes 



HEMl'STEAD TOWN RECORDS. 335 

our hands and seals this twenty sixth of march Anno do- 
niini 1713 

Witnes John searing (S) 

Tho Gildeksleeve Jeams searing (S) 

NATHANIEL PiNE SiMAN SEAllING (Sj 

Jonathan searing (S) 
This al)ove is a treu Copy of ye original Compared and 
entred Pur me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 217. 

Hemsted Jenewary the 18th day 1708-9 

Then the Justises and westry did Recken with the 
Curcli wordin and all a Counts mad even and thear remains 
in banck for the use of ye por sixten pounds five shillinji;s 
This entered by order By mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Richard Poost his ear marck is a slit in the near ear and 
two half peneys on the fore side of the of ear. entred no- 
vember the 29. day 1731. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Jarvis Mudg his ear mark is a half peney on each sid of 
tlie of ear and one under the near ear. entred march the 
Second day 1732 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Samuel Totten his ear mark is a slit in the end of the of 
ear and a slipe under the near ear. entred the eight day of 
March 1732 by mee '^..■ 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Richard Jackson his ear mark is a Latch the upper Side 
ye of ear and a half flowerdeluce the upper side the nere 
ear Entred march ye twenty third. 1732. by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

William Allexander his ear mark is a nick under the of 



336 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOliDS. 

ear which was formerly Joseph Reads ear mark eutred by 
mee march the 31. 1732 

Tho Gildersleeve Chirke 

SamiTel Totten his ear mark is a slit in the of ear and a 
half peny under it ;ind a nick on each side of the near ear 
which was his father Eichard Tottens entred by mee 

may ye. 17th. 1732 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Robar Bowne his ear mark is a Crp. and. a slit in both 
ears entred may the. 18: 1732 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

The ear mark of Johanes Van wick sen is a crop on the of 
ear tt a slit in the end of the near ear entred June the. 15. 
day. 1732 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Martine AVillee his ear mark is a crop on the of ear and a 
half peny on each side the same and a slit in the near ear 

Benjamin Underbill his ear mark is a Crop on the near 
ear and a latch under the of ear and a nick on the upper 
side the of ear it was Thomas Townsend ear mark entred 
by me 

the 17 day of July 1732 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clark 

Page 218. 

MAP. 

Att the recjuest of Mr Theodorows van wick and Mr Tim- 
othr" Hoisted this day siu-vaied and Laid out to them on ye 
north side of ye Township of hempsted in quens County 
the Land spesitied in the anexed scheme six acais thereof 
to ye said Hoisted on ye account of a town voate Dated ye 
29 of november 1658 & 27^ acars on account of his Right of 
Propriety shij) the other 16f to the said van Avick on ac- 
count of his pattin Right of ye township of Hempsted Per- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECOKDS. 337 

formed the seventh day of June anno domini. 1712. Pr me 

S Clowes Surv'e 
This above entred by nie 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarck 

Joel Bedell his ear mark is a half peany under each ear 
and a hole in the near ear entred march the. 0. 1731. by 
mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarke 

Timothy Smith his ear mark is two half peneys on the 
fore side of eaclie ear entred Aprill the. 19th. day 1732, 
by mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clarke 

Page 219. 

To all people to wliome these presants shall Com Greet- 
ing etc Know ye yt I Cap Joseph Smith of hemsted one 
nawsaw island in quens County & in liar magistis provinc 
of neuyorck for & in Consideration of ye sum of eight 
pounds Curant Mony of ye sd provinc to mee in hand bee- 
fore ye inseling hear of well & treuly paid by William Pine 
of ye towne island County & provinc above sd ye resepts 
wheare of I do hear by acknowledg & my self tliear with 
fully satisfied & contented & tliear of tt of every part & 
parsell tliear of do exonnarate aquit ct dis Charg yd sd 
AVilliam Pine his hairs executors & administrators for ever 
by these presant have given granted bargined sold alinated 
Con vaied & Confirmed & by these Presants do freely fully 
& absolutly give grant Bargin sell aliii Convay & Confirm 
unto him ye sd William Pine his hairs & asigns for ever 
one sartain tract of land setevate lying in hemsted one ye 
south of ye town in ye County above sd. Containing by 
estemation eight acars bee it more or les buted tt bounded 
northwordly by Beniaman Pines tilesom east by a hy way 
yt gose to hickses neck & south by ye Pine land & west by 
another hy way that gose to sticklens neck to have & to 
hold the sd granted & bargined premises with all ye apurti 



338 HE.AIPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

nanses privilidges ct Comendatious to ye same belonging or 
any wise to ye same belonging to him ye sd William Pine 
bis liairs and asigns for eyer to his \' theare only proper 
use benifit & behof for eyer A: I ye sd Cap Joseph Smith 
for mee my hairs executors administrators do Coyenant 
promis & grant to Sz Ay'th ye sd William Pine his hairs & 
asigns yt be fore ye enseling hear of I am ye treu sol tt law 
full ownner of ye aboye bargined j)rymyses k am law fully 
sised <fc posesed of ye same in my owne proper idght as a 
good parfeet and absoleut estate of in heritanc in hemsted 
& have in my self good right full poure A: law full athoryti 
to grant bargin sell Coiivay <t Con firm sd bargined primi- 
ses in manner as above sd & ye sd "William Pine his hairs 
& asignes shall c't may from time to time tt att all tims for 
ever hear after by fors &: yirteu of this lawfully pesabuUy 
A- quiatly have hold use occujjy poses A: in Joy ye sd de- 
mised A' bargined ])rimises in all ye apnrtinanses free &' 

Page 220. 

Cleere A' freely A: Clearly aquitted exonarated iV: dis 
Charged of from all A' all manner of former A: other gifts 
grants bargins sails lesses morgadges wills intails Judg- 
ments Jointors douiyes in Combrane A: exstents forder mor 
I ye sd Cap Joseph Smith for my self my hairs execirtors 
administrators do Covenant A' in gadg ye above demised to 
him ye sd William Pine his hairs A: asigns against the law- 
full Clams of demands of any parson or par sons what 
soever for ever hear after to warant secuar & defend in 
\\'itnes whear of I have set to my hand A' fixed my seall 
this thurty furst day of January aunodominy 1708-9 A' in 
ye seventh year of ye raign of our soverang lady Anne by 
ye gras of God of england Scotland franc Ar Ireland Quen A'c 

sined seled A: delivered 

in pre sants of Joseph Smith (S) 

Tho Gildersleeve 
John Eushmore 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 339 

Memarandom ye w't in mentioned land is a tract of land 
yt wos given to Mr Jeremiah Hobart when hee wos minis- 
tar in hemsted by ye freeholders of hemsted 

This is a tren Copy Comjiared by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Cler 

Leffurt Hoggawout A nick the fore Side of the off Eare 
his mark interd July the 27. 1732 Intered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Thomas Gritton his ear mark is a flowerdelnce on the 
near ear and a square half peney under the of ear entred 
October the 14th. day 1732 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Cleark 

Moses fon astrond his ear mark is a half peney on the 

fore side of the of ear and hole in the same entred desem- 

be.T the 27 1732 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clark 

Page 221. 
To all Peopel to whome these presants shall Com greting 
&c Know ye yt I Tho smith of hemsted one nawsaw is- 
land in quens County ct in ye provinc of Neuyorck for & 
in Cousiderati<m of ye sum of ten pounds in mouy to mee 
in hand before ye enseling hear of well c*^' treuly paid by 
Abraham Sothard of ye towne County island ct provinc 
above sd ye resepts whear of I do hear by acknowledg & 
my self thear with fully satisfied & Contented & thear of & 
of every part & parsel thear of do exonnarat aquit & dis- 
charg ye sd Abraham Sothard his hairs executors adminis- 
trators for ever by tliese presants have given granted bar- 
gined sold allinated Convayed & Confirmed & by these pre- 
sant do freely fully & absoleutly give grant bargin sell alien 
Convay <S: Confirm unto him ye sd Abraham Sothard his 
hairs ^ asigns for ever a sartain tract of land setuat lying 
<t l)eing in ye bounds of hempsted in ye south woods near 
Cose little neck fenct Containing by estematione ten acars 
be it more or less butted tV: l)ounded one ye south by a hy 
way west by 3'e undevided laud & north by ye undevided 



340 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

laud & east by a liy Avay To liaye and to bold ve sd i^raut- 
ed S: bargined primises w't all ye apnrtmanses priyiledges 
<fc Comoditise to ye same be longing or in any wais be long- 
ing or apertaining to him ye sd Abraham Sothard his hairs 
and asigns for ever to him A' thear owne proper use beny 
lit & be hofe for ever t\: I ye sd Tho Smith for mee my 
hairs executors administrators do Coyenant promise ^^ 
grant to ct w't ye sd Abraham Sothard his hairs A: asigns 
yt before ye enseling hear of I am ye tren sol A: lawfuU 
owner of ye above bargined primises A* am lawfully sised A: 
posesed of ye same in my own proper right as a good A" 
parfect A: absoleut estate of inheritance in hemsted A' have 
in my self good right full pouar k law full athoryti to grant 
bargin sel Conyay A' Confirm sd bargined primises in man- 
ner as above sd A: yt ye sd Abraham Sothard his hairs A' 
asigns shall A' may from time to time A' at all times for eyer 
hear after by fors A' virteu hear of these presants lawfully 
peasabully k quaiatly haye hold use occupy poses A: in ioy 
ye demised A: bargined primises w-'t ye apurtinanses free A" 
Cleear A: freely k Clearly aquited exonerated A: dis Charged 
of from all A' all manner of former A: other gifts grants bar- 
gins sails leases morgages wills entails Joiutors dowryes 
Judgments executions in Cumbranceses & extents furder- 
more I ye sd Tho Smith for my self my hairs executors ad- 
ministrators do Covenant k ingadg ye aboye demised j^rim- 
ises to him ye sd Abraham Sothard his hairs A' asigns 
against ye law full Clams or demands of any parson or par- 

Page 222. 
sous what so ever for eyer heare after to warant secuare A: 
defend A' in witnes Avhear of I do set to my hand and fix 
my seal this 22 day of Juu 1708 
sined sealed A- delivered 
In presants of Thomas Smith ( S ) 

Elias Dorlon 

Tho Gilderslee^-e Clarck 
This afore sd ded entred and Compared By mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 341 

This (liiy att ye liequest of Tliomas Siuitli of hemsted in 
qiieiis Coimty I Survayed A- laid out for liini tliear in ye 
undevided of ye sd town near Coes littel Neck ten Acares 
of land according to the annexed sclieams l)eing on acc't of 
right of Division in ye same land derived from Aml)ras Sut- 
ten desesed: pnrformed the 15 day of Jun 1708 

P Samuel Clowes surv'r 

MAP. 

Tins above said survay entered & Compared by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 223. 

This Indenture mad ye twenty fifth day of march in ye 
fourth year of ye Reign of our soveraign Lady quen Anne 
by ye gras of god of england frans & Ireland etc Annoy 
domini 1706 by & betwen Joseph Willitts of Jereusalern in 
ye bounds of hemsted in quens County one nasaw island in 
j'e C'don}^ of neuyorck on ye one part & Joshua Barns of 
south hamton in ye County of suffolck one nasaw one ye 
other part witneseth yt ye sd Joseph Willitts for & in Con- 
sideration of 3'e sum of three hundred S: twenty pounds In 
Currant Mony of Neuyorck afore sd to him in hand paid 
by ye sd Josheua Barns att & be fore ye ensealing & deliv- 
iry of these presants ye resepts wheare of ye sd Joseph Wil- 
litts doth hear by acknowledgge tt him self to bee theare 
with fully satis fied & tliear of &: of every part & parsel 
theare of doth fully Clearly tt absoleutly acquit exonnerat 
A: discharg ye sd Joshna Barns his hairs executors tt ad- 
ministrators by these presants & for divars other good 
Cauesses A: (^onsidirations theare imto moving he the sd 
Joseph Willitts hath granted bargined sold alienated eu- 
feafed tt Confirmed and by these presants doth grant bar- 
gin sel alien & Confirm unto ye sd Joshua Barns his hairs 
& asigns for ever all yt of two housen & plantation of land 
lying att Jereusaleni in ye bounds of hemsted Contain- 



342 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ing fifty acars S: one liiindred A: forty six acars of land 
lying in ye great neck & half neck woods above ye futt path 
acording to itts bounds as it wos laid out by peeter Cor- 
tileau survairs in severail parsels <t a shaire of medow 
ground A: upland lying one half neck afore sd yt wos form- 
erly John Townsends & a sartain parsel w'ch hee bought of 
wilHam stits Joining to ye sd stiteses medow as ye land is 
now w'tli in fenc & eight acars of land bought of william 
Willitts lying in great neck woode above ye fut path A: a 
right of land upon ye great neck acording to ye fenc & 
towne order A* a right of land at neu bridg one ye same 
tenner A- a thurd part ye medow yt wos bought for a wai to 
hog island w'th ye upland belonging to it tV' eight acars and 
a thurd part eight acars of land in the neu purchas of 
03'sterbay bought of Jeams Coole A: Ruddock Townsend & 
a thurd part of a lot of medow one latting neck yt wos 
formerly Joseph Ludloms to gether w'th all and every 
other part & parsel of land or medow belonging to ye sd 
Joseph Willitts both devided & undevided in quens County 
above sd to geather with all ye revartion A: levartions re- 
mainder A: remainders right estaet title intrust benefit 
Clame A; demand what soever of ye sd Joseph Willitts A: of 
in A; to all & singular ye sd primises A: of in A: to every part 
& parsel of them & of in A- to all rights profits Coi^ioditis & 
Customs Immunities privilidges or what else is arising 
standing or growing to becom deu upone ye same or any 
part theare of to have and to hold \,he said granted parsels 

Page 224. 

of land and all Ar singuler other the premises hear in be 
fore mentioned A: intended to be hear by granted w'th tliear 
& every of thear Apurtinanses unto ye sd Joshua Barns 
his hairs t^- asigns for ever to ye only use i^- behof of him 
ye sd Joshua Barns his bairs A: asigns for ever & ye sd 
Josseph Willitts by these presants doth for him self his 
hairs executors administrators A: asigns further Covenant A: 
agree to A: w'th ye sd Joshua Barns yt it shall A' may bee 



PIEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 343 

lawfiill for ]iim ye kcI Josliua liiirns his hairs <t asi^ns 
quiatly A' peaceabiilly to have hold occnipy poses «fe inioy 
all & singular ye sd planted Parsels of land & primises as 
tliear free & Clear estate of in heritaiis for ever with out ye 
lawful! let hindrance or molistation of him ye sd Joseph 
Willitts his hairs executors adminisfcrators or asigns or any 
other parson oi- parsons lawfully Claming ye same or any 
part or parsel theare of not w'th standing any former gift 
or grant moreguage Judgment or executione had mad or 
Committed by him or any other from by or under him or 
any other Convaianc or in Combranc whatsoever & ye sd 
Joseph Willitts doth bind him self his hairs executors <t 
administrators lirndy by these presants to warant & defend 
ye sd Joshua Barns his hairs & asigns in quiat peaceabul 
posestion of all & sengular ye sd primises with theare & 
every of thear apurtinanses against & law full Clame what 
so ever in witnes wliear of he ye sd Joseph Willitts hath 
hear unto set his hand A- seal j^e day & year furst above 
righten all so ye sd Joseph WilHtts & his hairs shall att 
any time or times sine seal & deliver any other ded or 
deds of Avaranty ye lands <t primises mentioned in ye sd 
ded to ye sd Joshua barns his hairs & asigns ye sd barns 
shall require to be drawn att his own Charg . 

Memarandom yt whear as it is worded in ye sd deed to 
gether w'th all & every otlier grant & parsel belonging to 
ye sd Joseph Willitts in quens County above sd it Com- 
prises two lots of niedow one great neck & one lot of medow 
at new bridii' bein<2; eiojhteene acars in ye two lots in ye 
great neck belt more or les as it wos laid out & a tliuid 
part of ye land A' niedow^ at hog island at ye south to gather 
w'th all ye rights titele and intrust of lands ct medows 
which did belong to hop willitts with in ye towne slii]3 of 
oyster bay which he had of his mother Mary Willitts k 
brother Thcnnas willitts as may apear by deds under ther 
hands & seals bearing datt ye 7 day of desember 1700 ex- 



344 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

ceptiug what has been Convay by ye sd Joseph willitts to 
John maye, anthouy right, John Towuseml cV: Thomas 
Jones as also all his right in ye sd deed with in ye pa tin of 
henisted in Compi-ised in ye sd deed 

sealed and delivered in the 

presauts of ous the marck of 

EicHAKD Willis Joseph X Willitts (S) 

har 
ABIG-U. X WiLLiTTS the marck of 

marck Debeah X willitts (S) 

John Towxsexd 
This is a tren Copy Compared and entred by mee 

Tho Gildeksleeve Clarck 



Page 225. 

Know- all men liy these presants yt I mary willitts The 
Eidets or widow of hop Willitts of Jereusalem in the bounds 
of hemsted In quens County one nasaAv island decesed for 
a valiabul Consideration of money in haud paid cV liy mee 
ye sd Mary willitts of my son Joseph willitts with in named 
reseved before ye ensealing hear of to my full Content t*c 
satisfaction c\: for other good Caueses and Consideratione 
mee ye sd Mary Willitts espetially moving have remised 
relesed for ever cpiitt Claimed & by these presants do re- 
mise reles and for ever cpiit Claime unto ye wi'th in named 
Joshua Barns his hairs ct asigns for. ever all yt of every 
part and parsel of land howsen and medow^ with in or named 
in the with in written deed and every part tt parsel theare 
of wi'th ye primises theareunto belonging to have and to 
hold unto him the sd Joshua Barns his hairs 6: asigns for 
ever from mee my hairs & asigns for ever in witnes wheare 
of I ye sd mary Willitts have hear unto set my hand and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llE(;ORDS. 345 

seal the twenty fifth (h-iy of march Aiiii()(h)iiiiiii one tliou- 
send seven hnndred and six 

sealed and delivered 

in the presants of har 

ElCHARD WILUS - MaKY X WlLLlTTS (Sj 

har niartik 

AbIGALE X WILLITTS 

marck 
John Townsend 

Meinarandoni that one the day and dat within righten the 
within and above named Joseph Willitts Debrali Willitts 
and Mary Willitts all parsonally apeared before niee esqu'r 
one of har magisties Justises of the peas for quens County 
asined and acknowledged the with in wrighteu ded ct ye 
memarandom under ye sd deed with ye purticulars thear in 
mentioned as also the above righten relese to be thear & 
every of theare purticulare act and vollintary deed 

John Townsend 

This is a treu Copy C^ompared and entred by mee 

Tho GiLDEiiSLEEVE Clarck 

Page 226. 

ffree hold november the 29 day 1708 

Then apeared before me Georg Allin one of liar mag- 
isties Justises of ye peace for ye County of monmoutb mary 
Wood Aged 41 years whose maiden nam wos mary briant 
sworen on ye holy avangles and did declare upon oath that 
shee never did sisj^n as avdence to any ded or riuhtino; from , 
Thomas Coams to Richard Coanis or saw any righting pas 
from one to other what soewer from ye begening of the 
world unto ye day of ye dat hear of 

Tacken and acknowledged be fore me the date above 
righten 

Geoeg Allin Justis of qurom 

These, are to sartitie all parsons to whome these may Com 
or Consarn yt I have lived in ye County of mounmouth. 19. 



34(5 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 

years & som months & I never saw or lieard of any parson 
yt was Caold l)y ye nam of mary bryant but this one par- 
son Avhose nam is now Mary Wood as witnes my hand in 
shrowsbery this 30 day of november auuo 1708 

Georg Allix 

This aboye sd evedenc is a treu Cop}^ of ye origenal en- 
tered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

William Titos his ear mark a slit in the end of the of ear 
and two half peneis on the fore side of the same entered 
January the *29 day 1730-1 by mee. 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Daniel Combs his ear mark is three nick under the near 
ear entred may the. 17. day 1731 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Jacob fowler his ear mark is a hole in the of ear and a 
slit in the near ear and a nick under the of ear and a half 
peney on the fore side the near ear: entred aprill. ye. 1734 
by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

PaCxE 227. 

Att a Geueral Towne Meeting held In hemsted April ye 
5 day 1709 Then bv the maofer voat of the free holders of 
ye town John Carele avos Chosen Cuustabul and Colecttor 
for this euseuing year 

Att the aforesaid meeting Beniamau semau sener avos 
Chosen asesar for to asist Thomas Carman in making ases- 
ments of every free holder and sogener estat in ye bounds 
of hemsted for this enseuing year 

Att ye aforesaid towne meeting theare wos Chosen Wil- 
liam Willis for a seupur visar for to mett ye rest of ye 
seupur visears of each town in this Coimty of quens Coun- 
ty for this presant year for to aiust the Countyes Charg 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 347 

Att the afore sd Towne meettin<jj TlieMr wos Chosen for 
survnirs of ye hy ways In heuisted and for to veu the feuses 
in henisted A' \c bounds theare oi to see whater thay are 
sotitiant or no for the afore sd niatar theare for the town 
John searin" s S: JoLan Tredwelh; for Jeurehisalem John 
Jackson, i i\: Thomas Seman s for ye north sid 0})adiah 
Yallintine tS: Jeams Deuton tt for mad nans neck William 
Mott & henry Allin & for Cou neck William Peett tt Josh- 
euah Coruwell S: for fosters medow harman Jonson & Christ 
Jon sonedecor for this enseuing year 

Att ye above sd towne thear wos Chosen by the mager 
voat of ye free holders William Willis for to be towne 
Clarck for this enseuing year 

Att ye a fore said meting it a\os ordered that Thomas 
Gildersleeve shall deliver all ye book ct rightins that be long 
to ye town to William willis that he hath in his posestiou 
hee giving him a resaitt for ye same 

Page 228. 

KnoM' All men l)y tliese presents that I John Conies of 
Hempsted on long Island Alias nashaw in Queens County 
and in the province of New York have bargined & sold from 
mee my Heirs Executors Administrators and Assignes a 
certain tract of Land Lying & being in the bounds of 
Hempsteed on the north side on a place Known by the 
name of mad nans neck twenty one acres & a half more or 
less as it was Laid out bounded north by the Land of John 
Hubs East by the undevided south l)y Eichard Thorne 
West by the bay all w'th Lands with all and all manner of 
fencing feedings foulliiigs hawkings huntings ])asture trees 
woods under woods libertys and priviledges belonging to 
the same with pattiu Right also unto Henry Allin of the 
same town Island County and province abovsaid to him his 
heirs executorsi administrators and Assigns for the sum of 
forty pounds in mony payed and signed for to be payed for 
ever : and further I the abovsaid John Conies have in be- 



348 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. , 

half of mv Heirs Executors Administrators & Assi<>;us doe 
coveiiaut j^raut promise aud agree to aud witli tlie above- 
said Henry Allin his heirs and Assigns for the said bargain- 
ed premises that the same is free from all incumbrance bar- 
gain salle mortgage had made comitted or done by me the 
abovsaid John comes and I the abovsaid John Comes shall 
k will forever defend the same to be so free as abovsaid 
unto the said Henry Allin his heirs and Assigns forever in 
AVittnes whereof I have sett to my hand and fixed my 
seall this Eleventh Day of May k in the fourth year of our 
soveraign Lady Queen Ann her Reign and in the one thou- 
sand seven hundred and sixth year of our Bless-ed Lord & 
Saviour Jesus Christ 

Signed seald k delivered 

in presence of us John X Comes (S) 

Tho Gildersleeve- his marke 

John caroll 

Hempsted Aprill the 5th d-ay 1709 then apeared before 
mee Thomas Gildersleeve one of the Evidences to the Deed 
on ye other side of this paper aged about 48 years & Doth 
give oath on the Holy Evengelists that the mark made to the 
Deed of salle on the other side this paper was made by the 
Avithin named John Combs to the best of my EememV)rance 
for I Did write ye Deed of salle on the other side k further 
saith nott William Cornwell 

aprill ye 7th 1709 ' Esquir 

The above written is a tru Copy t.iken out of the origi- 
nall aud compared by mee 

William Willis Clarke 

Page 229. 

Know all men before Wlu)me this presents shall come or 
any Ways apertaine greetting that wee Richard Ellison & 
thomas Ellison both of Hempsted on Lo^jg Island alias 
Nashaw in Queens County in the province of New York 
have bargained A' sold unto Henrv Allin of the same Town 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 349 

Iskind County and province abovesaid a sartain parcell of 
Laud Lying & being scituated in the bounds of Henipsted 
on a neck coinonly called Maduans neck in Quantity about 
fifteen acres more or Less as itt was Laid out boimded on 
the South by John Hubs his Land and North by Alexan- 
der Hubs West b}' the bay East by the undevided Lands 
this abovsaid Land wee the abovsaid Bichard Ellison and 
Thomas Ellison doe acknowledge to have sold this above- 
said Land from us our heirs Executors Administrators or 
Assigns unto Henry Allin to him his Heirs Executors 
Administrators or Asigns to Have and to hold for his 
and their own proper Right forever free from any form- 
er salle Lett Mortgage Jointure or any other Incum- 
brance whatt ever by from or under us or Either of us with 
all Eights and priviledges thereunto belonging for a valua- 
ble sum of moiiy all Ready Reiceived in hand Reiceived by 
us Richard Ellison and Thomas Ellison in wittnes whereof 
wee have sett to our hands and atixed our Sealls (Memo- 
randum before signing & sealling hereof the abovsaid Land 
was our fathers Land Laid out to him which was Richard 
Ellison late of Hempsted) 

Signed seald <S: deliver Richard Ellison (S) 

in presence of us this first Thomas Ellison (S) 

day of aprill 17UG 

Tho Gildersleeve 
Richard Smith 

Hempsted Aprill ye 4tli day 1710 Memorandum that I 
Thomas Gilldersleeve yt Did Wittnes that deed on the 
other side this paper did apear before Mr William Corn- 
well one of her Majesties Justices for Keeping of the peace 
in Queens County & do say that I saw Richard Ellison & 
Thomas Ellison sine the Deed on the other side this paper 
did see the said Richard & thonias Ellison Deliver the said 
Deed as their own Voluntary act & Deed 

Wi Cornwell 



350 HEMPSTE.U) TOWN EECOEDS. 

this above written is a trae copy Extracted out of tlie 
originall and Compared cV: Entered this lift day of aprill 
1710 bv mee 

William Willis Clarke 

Page 230. 

The Record of Eichard Yalleutines Junior his hundred 
acres of Land Granted to him hj his father 

Know All men bv these presents that I Richard Yallen- 
tine of Hempsteed in Queens County on Xashaw Island in 
the province of new Yorke Y'eoman for divers good causes 
& C(msideratious Mee thereunto Moving but more Espeti- 
ally for the ffatherly <t Xaturall love and afections which I 
have unto my Eldist son Richard Yallentine of the town 
Coimty Island and proA-ince aforsaid Yeoman have given 
granted Alinated made over Enfeatfed aud Confirmed and 
by these presents doe give grant Alinate make over and 
contirm unto my said son Richard Yallintine all that of my 
Hundred acres of Land Lying and being scituated on the 
East side of Hempsteed harbour Near the head of said 
harbour fifty acres thereof being my own dividend of Land 
& fifty acres that I lately purchased of Richa.id Totten cV: of 
his two sous Richard c^ William as by their polle deeds 
under their bauds 6: sealls Reference thereunto being had 
may more att large apear : Now Know yee that I the said 
Richard Yallintine afore said for the causes abovsaid doe 
by these presents give grant Allinatte Make over Enfeoff" tV 
confirme unto my son Richard Yallentine to him his heirs 
A- Assigns forever all that of my hundred acres of land 
abovsaid itt lieing bounded on the North by AYilliam 
Osburus fifty acre lott of Land Sz bounded south <V: East 
by the undivided land <t fronting West to the harbo\ir to- 
gether with all Houses outt houses feillds pastures fences 
ways Easments Waterings Rivers Riveletts Woods Under- 
woods Timber trees ijrowing standing or lying on the same 
or on any parte or parcell thereof having put my said sou 



\ 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 351 

Richard Vallintine in the Lawftall and Quiett possession 
by delivery of turfe and Twigg and l)y these presants itt 

Page 231. 

being ffree and clear & freely and clearly acquitted and 
discharged from all and all manner of former tt other gifts 
grants Intaills Mortgages or any other or former Incum- 
brances whatsoever had made comitted or done by mee or 
by any other person whatsoever from by or under mee and 
I the said Eichard Yallentine doe further grant unto my 
said son Eichard Vallentine that it shall and may be lawfull 
for him my said son Eichard Vallentine his Heirs or Assigns 
To have and To hold the said hundred acres of land and 
premises Quiettly &: peaceably ct use ocupj- & enjoy the 
said land and premises forever and for further confirmation 
I have sett to my hand tt Affixed m}^ seall this sixth Day 
of August in the year of our lord one thousand seven hun- 
dred & nine and in the Eighth year of our Eaign of our 
Soveraign Lady Ann by the grace of god over England 
Scotland flfrance & Ireland Queen &c 

Signed Sealled & delivered 

in presence of : the words (forever) 

enterlined before sealling Eichard Vallentine (S) 

John Titus 

peter Titus 

William Willis Ju 

Memorandom that on the day and year above written 
the above named Eichard Vallantine pers<^nally apeared 
before John Jackson esquire one of her Majesties Justices 
for the Keeping the peace for Queens county A: acknowl- 
edged the within or above written deed to be his free and 
Voloutary act and deed 

Jo'n Jackson 

the above written is a true copy taken out of ye originall 
& Compared by mee 

the 10 of august 1709 William Willis Clarke 



352 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

The ear mark tliat rnical Searinsj srives is a holl in tlie of 
ear a slit iu tlie end of the near ear and a half penev on ye 
fore side of the same entre September, je. 7. 1733. bj mee 

Thomas Geldersleete Clark 

Page 232. 

To All people to whome these presents shall come greet- 
ting Know ^ee that I Abell Smith of Hempsted in Queens 
County upon the Island of Xashaw for k in consideration 
of the sum of two hundred i' ten pounds to mee in hand 
before the ensealling hereof well <t truly jjayed by Dennis 
AViight of oysterbay the Reiceipt whereof I do hereby ac- 
knowledg &: my self therewith fully satisfied and contented 
k thereof and of Every part & parcell thereof do Exoneratte 
acquit <t discharge the said dennis Wright his Heirs Execu- 
tors Administrators forever by these presents have given 
granted Bargained sold Conveighed k Confirmed and by 
these presents doe freely fully and Absolutely give grant 
bargaine sell Alinate Conveigh & confirme unto him the said 
Dennis Wright liis Heii-s <fc Assigns forever one Mesuage 
or tract of upland Seituate lying tt being by the North side 
of the plaiue in the bounds of Hempsteed butted k bounded 
as folows begining att Jericoe Road so Runing Northerly hv 
the laud of Christopher Dinge to a white oak tree so Runing 
Easwardly to Benjamin seamans' is Southeast corner Tree 
so Runing upon A straight line to sertaine hollow that leads 
to ye bushy plains so Runing as the hollow Runs to Jericoe 
Road To have A: to hold the said granted iV baragined 
premises with all the appurtenances previlidges and como- 
dityes to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to 
him the said' Dennis Wright his Heirs and Assignes forever 
to his k theue only proper use benifitt and behooffe forever 
& I the said Abell Smith for me my Heirs Executors Ad- 
ministrators doe covenant promis and grant to & with the 
said Dennis Wright his Heirs and Asigus that before the 
Ensealling hereof I am the true soUe c^- lawfull owner of the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 353 

above bargained premises and am Lawfully Seazed & posses- 
ed of the same in my own proper Right as a good perfect 
and absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple and have 
in niy self good Right full power and lawfull authority to 

Page 233. 

grant bargaine sell Conveigh and confirme said bargained 
premises in Maner as abovsaid and that the said Denis 
Wright his Heirs S: asigns shall and may from time to 
time c'c att all times forever here after by force & vertue of 
these presents laAvfully peaceably & Qaiettly have hold use 
ocupy poses and enjoy the said demised and bargained 
premises with the appurtenances free & clear and clearly ac- 
quitted Exonerated and discharged of from all & all manner 
of former and other gifts grants bargains salles Leases 
mortgages wills Entaills Joyntures Dowers Judgments and 
incumbrances whatsoever furthermore I the said Abell 
Smith for my self my heirs Executors Administrators doe 
covenant and Ingage the above demised premises to him 
the said Dennis Wright with all houses orchards barns 
woods tt under Woods with a Right of comonage to him his 
heirs and Assigns against the Law^full claims or demands of 
any person or persons whatsoever forever hereafter to war- 
rant secure & defend the same and Sarah Smith the wife of 
Abell doth freely surrender up her Right of thirds in the 
above demised premises as Wittnes our hands and sealls 
this twenty secund day of May one thousand seven hundred 
S: six 

Joshua Coenwell his 

Jacob Doughty abell X Smith (S) 

mark. 

Sarah Smith (S) 

Aprill ye 14 1707 then the within named Abell Smith 
apeared before one of her Majesties Justices of the peace 
for Queens County & did acknowledge this wdthin wrighted 



354 HEMPSTEAD TOAYN EECOEDS. 

Deed of salle to be Ids Yollentarv act cl' deed apearred be- 
fore mee Justice of ye peace for Queens County 

John Smith 
Entered by mee William Willis Clark 

tlie. 5th. of Septeuilier 1709 
pr William Wlllis Clark 
Page 234. 
The Record of John Seaman Junior his land & Meadow 
given to him by his brother David Seaman Know all men 
by these presents that I David Seaman of Lusam in the 
bound of oysterbaj in Queens County on Nashaw Island 
Eldist son & heir to Jonathan Seaman late of Hempsteed in 
Queens County aforsaid Deceased for Divers good Causes 
and Considerations mee thereunto moving but more Es- 
petially for the Xaturall Love that I bear unto my brother 
John Seaman of Lusam aforsaid Hath given granted Released 
remised <k forever Qnitt Claimed Sc doe by these presents 
give grant Eelese Remise & forever QuittClaime all my Right 
Title property claime and demand that I now have or that 1 
may hereafter have to the severall parcells or peices of land 
and Meadow herein after Named unto my said brother John 
Seaman to him 6: his heirs (k Assigns forever (to witt) one 
peice of salt meadow lying scituatted on a neck on the 
south side of Nashaw Island Known hy the name of Sea- 
manses Neck & lyeth bounded on the north side by a lot of 
salt meadow in the posesion of banjamia Seaman & on th^ 
south side by a lott of meadow in the posession of Thomas 
Seaman & on the East side by the creek that parteth Sea- 
manses neck & West neck and on the West side by a lott 
that was Soloman Seaman Deceased and one other peice of 
salt meadow on the said neck lying bounded on the East 
side by benjamin Seamanses meadow A: on the south end 
by the creek that parts ye Island of medow A- the said neck 
tt on the West by a lot of said John Seaman which he 
l)ought of Soloman Seaman <fc on the North End by a small 
creek that Leads out of the main cretik that parts said neck 
and the half neck and one other peice of meadow on the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 355 

said ueck lying bounded on the north side by Thomas Sea- 
nianses Meadow and on the East side by the old ditch 
& on the South by benjamin Seamanses Meadow & on 
the West by the creek which parteth said neck & the half 
neck and the Equall tift part of my fathers share of Salt 
meadow that lyeth on the Island below the said Seamans- 
es neck & the half neck with which my deceased father 
Died seized off and allso the Equall lift part of my share 
and proportion of A certaine tract of land which my 

Page 235. 
deceased father and my unkle benjamin Seaman pur- 
chased of the Indians lyinf>- on the uper side of the East 
side of the half neck and of Seamanses neck above the 
Indian path and also the Equall tift parte of the Right of 
comonage or undivided Lands yett to divide in the bounds 
of Hempsteed which lielongeth to my deceased fathers 
Right all which three parcells of meadow before described 
and lift parte ^f my Deaceased fathers Right of said Island 
of salt meadow and tift parte of the tract of land above de- 
scribed I the said David Seaman doe Asigu Release give grant 
Remise and for ever Quitt claime from mee my Heirs Ex- 
ecutors Administrators And Asigns for ever unto my said 
brother John Seaman to him his Heirs Executors Adminis- 
trators and Assigns forever for him his Heirs S: Assigns 
to have and to hold as his and their pro]ier Right and to 
their behooffe forever with all Rights privilidges and apur- 
tenances whatsoever thereon or belonging thereunto & for 
further confirmation I have sett to my hand and alixed my 
seall this fifteenth day of October in the year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and nine 
Signed sealed S: delivered 
in presence of David Seaman (S) 

William Willis Ju 

Henry Willis 

William Willis 
Entered this llJth of October 170*» 

by mee William Willis Clark 



356 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Zeabelou Williams his Ear mark a slit in tLe uear ear and 
a Lappin}' on the upper side of the same and a slit in the off 
and a happiny on the under side of the same entered feab- 
roiiary the. 2. day 1733-4 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Joseph Post his ear mark a slitt in the end of the near 
ear and a half peney on the fore side the same and two half 
penies on the fore side the of ear entred feabruar}' the. V). 
day. 1733-4 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clark 

John Townsend his ear mark is a latch on the fore side 
of near ear and a slit behind it and a hole in the of ear 
entred march thee 28. 1731 by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clark 

Venos Townsend his ear mark is a latch on the fore side 
ye near ear and a slit be hind it on the same ear and a 
nick on ye fore side je of ear entred aprill the 2. day 1731 
by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Page 236. 

Know" all men by these presents that I David Seaman 
of Lusum in ye l)onnds of oysterbay in Queens County 
on nashaw Island Eldist son ami heir to Jonathan Sea- 
man Late of hempsteed in Queens County aforsaid Dea- 
ceased for divers good causes & considerations mee there- 
imto moving but more Espetialy for the Naturall love 
that I do bear unto my brother Caleb seaman of Hemp- 
steed aforsaid Hath given granted Released Eimised \- 
forever Quitt claimed and doe by these presents give grant 
Pielease Remise k for ever Quit claime all my Eight Title 
Claime property and demand that I now have or that I 
may here after have to the severall parcells or • peices of 
land and meadow herein after named unto mv said brother 
Caleb Seaman to bim ct his heirs & asigns forever (towitt) 
one lot of land lying scituated at a place called Jerusalem 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 357 

witliiii the hounds of Hcuipsted aforsaid S: lyetli bounded 
on the south l)y Samuell Seamanses land <t west by the 
swamp called burdsalls swamp <fe north by a lott of my own 
conveiglied to mt^e by my brother Jonathan Seaman A 
Ixmnded East by a hif^h way containing by Estimation 
twenty acres more or less and one lott of salt meadow lying 
(m Seamanses neck S: lyeth bounded on the East side l)y 
benjamin Seamans his meadow & South by a small creek 
which leads out of the main creek which parts said neck 
and the half neck & west by thomas Seamauses meadow & 
north by Soloman Seaman his meadow and one lot of salt 
meadow Lying Scituated on the said neck itt being bound- 
ed North & west by Benjamin seamanses meadow & Soiith 
by the maine creek Avliich parteth said neck & the half neck 
& east by a lott of meadow of thomas Seaman & the equall 
moity or half parte of a Lott of fresh meadow A: u})]and 
lying on the said neck the lott being bounded west by the 
old ditch and North by thomas Seamans his land and Mea- 
dow nnd East by the high way A' south by l)eujamin Sea- 
mans laud A' meadow and the Equall third parte of that 
peice of land and meadow att Jerusalem laying together in 
one peice west of the dwelling house of my deceased father 
& the Equall lift ])arte of my fathers share of salt meadow 
yt lyeth on the Island below the said Seamanses neck and 
the half neck which my deceased father dyed seased of and 
also the Equall lift parte of my share Aj proportion of a 
sartain tract of land which my deceased father & my unckle 
benjamin purchased of the Indians lying on the uper side 

Page 237. 

of the East side of the half neck & Seamanses neck above 
the Indian path A' also the Equall lift part of the Eight of 
Comonage or undivided land yett to divide in the bounds 
of Hempsted aforsaid which belongeth to my deceased 
fathers Right all which parcells of land & meadow and 
shares of Land and meadow A' Ilit>ht of Comonatije or iindi- 
vided lands aforsaid A above described I the said ^David 



358 HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

SeamaDs doe Asigre Release give grant Remise and forever 
Quitt claime from mee mj lieirs Executors Administrators 
and Asigns forever unto mj said brother Caleb Seaman to 
liim his heirs Executors Administrators and Asigns forever 
for him his heirs A: Asigns to have and to hohl as his ct 
their proper Eight (t to their behoofe forever together with 
all Eights privilidges A: apurtenanees whatsoever thereon 
or belonging thereunto but if my said brother caleb seaman 
dye childles or A\-ithout lawfull Ishue then all the above 
said lots of land A* meadow and shares of land k meadow A: 
Eight of Comonage or undivided land in the bounds of 
Hempsted as above described shall again e Eeturne to me 
the said David Seaman or to mv Heirs Executors Admin- 
istrators or Asigns free and clear fi-om any incumbrance 
lett or mortgage lease or salle whatsoever without my fur- 
ther gi-ant and for further Contirmation I have sett to mv 
hand A: alixed mv seall this twentv secund dav of October 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred A' 
nine 

Signed Seald cV delivered 

ill presents of David Seaman (S) 

Peter Titus 
HENRY Willis 
William Willis 

this is a true copy of the oiigauall Entered A' compared 
the 29th day of October 1709 pr mee 

William Willis Clarke 

Att a geuerall Town meetting held att the jniljlick meet- 
ting house in Hempsteed the 12 day of Decemlier 1709 

whereas att a generall Town Meetting held att Hempsted 
anno aprill ye 5 1709 benjamin Seaman was then chosen 
one of the Asesers for this present year A' he the sd benja- 
min nott taking the oath as the law in that case made pro- 
videth therefore the town have this day proceeded To chuse 



hemrstead town records. 359 

PacxE 238. 

another <S: accordingly by tlie Magor vote Isack Smitli was 
A' is chosen to be assesar to assist Thomas Carman for the 
time being 

att the aforesaid Town meetting The Scooll house was 
lett to Isack Jarman for one year (Except the lean-to which 
is reserved for the nse of the scooll att any time when a 
scooll master presents) for the sum t)f four pounds cV: Eigh- 
teen Shillings currant ]nony to bee payed att four Equall 
Quarterly payments to the churchwarden for the time being 
S: if the town should hire a scooll master within the year 
aforsaid then the said Isack Jarman shall goe forth of said 
house att a Quarters Warning by the Church warden or 
Justices of the peace Residing in hempsted the church war- 
den giving acouut thereof to the town A.': aquittances as dis- 
charges are made & the said Isack Jerman is to enter the 
said house on the first day of January next ensuing which 
will be in the year 1709 10 

att a generall Town meetting held in Hempsted January 
the 19 1709-10 itt was agreed by mayor votte then & 
there present that some of the proprietors lands should be 
sold to defray charges and Henry allin did protest against 
itt.tt ordered his protest to be recorded which was done by 
mee the 21 of January 1709-10 

William Willis Clarke 

Nathaniel Oclee his ear mark is two latches on the near 
one on ye under side and the other on the uper side entred 
november the 4 day 1732 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

A\ illiani Jons his ear mark is a swollow fork on the of 
ear and half peney under the near ear Living in the bound 
of oysterbay on the west neck on the South Side, entred 
by me november the 7 day 1732 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 



360 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN EECORDS. 

Dauiel Heulitt Jeuuer, his ear mark is a slipe iiuder the 

of ear c'^* a Latch under the near ear : entred november the. 

7. day 1732. 

by me Tho Geldersleeve Clarke 

Page 239. 

This indenture made the thirteenth Day of July in the 
Eighth year of the Eeign of our Souveraigu lady Ann by 
the grace of God Queeu of Great Brittain ffrance A: Irland 
Defender of the faith &c and in the year of our Blessed 
Lord <t Savieur Jesus Chiist one thousand seven hundred 
^ nine Between xldam Mott of Hempsted in Queens Coun- 
ty gentleman William Nicoll of Islip in tbe county of Su- 
folk gentleman & Andrew Gibb of the plesentt springs In 
the same County of the one parte and benjamin Burdsall 
of Hempsted aforesaid Yeoman of the other parte Witues- 
eth that the said Adam Mott William Nicoll and Andrew 
Gibb for <k in Consideration of a certaine sum of good k 
lawfuU mony of New Yorke to them in hand paid by the 
said Benjamin burdsall att and before the Ensealling & 
delivery of these presents the Reieeipt Avhereof they do 
hereby acknowledge & themselves cVr Each every of them to 
be therewith fully sattislied Contented c^^ payed & thereof & 
of every parte <k parcell thereof they do forever by these 
presents Acquitt tV' discharge the said Benjamin Burdsall 
his Heirs Executors & x\dmiuistrators Have granted Bar- 
gined & sold Aliened Released S: confirmed and by these 
presents doe fully freely & absolutly grant bargaine tV: sell 
allinen assign Release <k conlirm unto the said benjamin 
burdsall his Heirs and Asigus forever all that a certaine 
peice of land scituate lying and being within tlie bounds 
of Hempsted aforsaid begining att a white oake tree att the 
South end of the said benjamin his land running twenty 
Rods southward to a wallniitt tree marked thence west by 
marked trees Sixty Rods to a white oak bush Markt theuse 
North wards twenty Rods to a white oak sapling thence to 
the first station and one peice of land lying upon the West 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 301 

side of the said benjamin his Land 1)eginin<jj att tlie south 
west Corner of the same Rniiinj^- West fifteen Rods thence 
northwardly sixty six Rods to an oak bush thence Easterly 
to his fence four Rods and one other peice of laud begin- 
ing att an oak stump on the east side of the same land 
Running Southeast, to his own niarkt tree twenty six Rods 

Pacie 240. 

thence westerly to a white oak tree twenty seven Rods 
tlieuce Northerly to another white oak tree fourteen Rods 
thence twelve Rods to the first station allso one peice of 
land lying upon the northeast side of the before mentioned 
land begining att a white oak marked for his own bounds 
Running northerly Sixty Rods to a black tree thence west- 
erly to his own fence twelve Rods thence southerly fifty 
two Rods to a small Bush thence to the first station Eigh- 
teen Rods and further one other peice of land att the north 
end of the said Benjamins land begining att a wallnut tree 
Runing Northward thirty Rods to a Avhite oak tree thence 
West to a black tree ten Rods thence South tAventy Eight 
Rods to his fence thence along the said fence Ififteen Rods 
to the first station all which peices & j)arcells of Land do con- 
tain one & twenty acres bee itt more or Less together w'tli 
all & singular the Rights priviledges heridikiments & apur- 
tenances to the same beh mging or in any wise apertaining and 
all the Estate Right Title Interest property possion Claime 
& demand of them the sd Adam Mott William Nicoll (t An- 
drew Gild) or Either of them in or to the premises <t in & 
to every parte <S: parcell thereof To have and to hold the 
beft)re mentioned peices or parcell of land with their ik 
every of their appurtinances to him the sd Benjamin Burd- 
sall his Heirs <S: Assigns to the only proper use benifitt and 
belioofle of the said Benjamin Burdsall his Heiis and 
Assigns forever and the said Adam Mott William Nicoll & 
Andrew Gibb for themselves their Heirs Executors A: Ad- 
ministrators tV Each ct Every of them do hereby Covenant 
& promise to A- with the said Benjamin Burdsall his Heirs 



S&2 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECOEDS. 

A' Assitrns that lie tlie sd Beuiamiu Bnrdsall liis Heirs 6c As- 
sicus shall <V: mav now and att all times for ever here after 
Have hold occupy posses & Eujov the before Eecitted 
peices of laud beino; parte of that granted by the Town of 
Henipsted iu leiu of atract of land formerly laid out at Ma- 
tiuacock to the said Adam Mott his father ffree k clear and 
freely A: clearly acquitted Exoneratted tV: discharged of and 
from all former A: other gifts grants bargains salles mort- 
iiasfes Dowers or other title or lucumbranc whatsoever and 

Page 241. 

the same with the apurteuances to the sd Beujamin Bnrd- 
sall his Heirs and Assigns against all persons lawfully 
claiming the same shall and will A: forever defend by these 
presents In Testimouy whereof the partyes to these pres- 
ents have hereunto sett their hands A- Afised their sealls 
the day and year first above written 

Seald A: delivered in 

the presence of us by the 

within named William 

Nicoll A Andrew Gibb 

William Wellis Ad Mott (S) 

Feaxcis Nicoll "W Nicoll (S) 

William Glover Andrew Gibb (S) 

his 

JOSY X SiMOXS 

marke 
FFRAxcis Nicoll 

Memoraudom that on the 15th day of July 1709 came 
before John Tredwell Esqure one of her Maj'ies Justices 
for the keeping of the peace Within Queens County Assign- 
ed the within Named William Nicoll A- Andrew Gibb two of 
the parties to the within written Couveighance and aeknow- 
ledjjed the same to be their free & Voluutarv act & deed 

John Tredwell 

Jest 



HEMrSTEAI) TOWN KECOKDS. 363 

tin's above written is a true coppy Extracted out of the 
orij^aiiall Exaiuiiicd and compared ])y niee tlie Kitli of i)e- 
eend)er 1701) 

William Willis Clarke 

Page 242. 

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come or whome the premises shall or may concerue John 
Seaman of Hempsteed in Queens County on Nashaw Island 
in the province of New York Yeoman send Greetting In 
the name of god Everlasting Know jee that I the said 
John Seaman as well for & in Consideration of a competent 
sum of good & lawfull mony of ye province of New Yorke 
to me heretofore payed in hand by Jonathan Seaman Late 
of Hempsted aforsaid Deaceased as also for & in Consid- 
eration of the further sum of three shillings to mee in hand 
payed att & before the Ensealling & delivery of these pres- 
ents by Jonathan Seaman son to the said Jonathan Seaman 
Deceased the Keiceipt whereof I doe hereby acknowledge 
& my self to be therewith fully sattisfied contented S: payed 
And for divers other good Causes and Considerations Mee 
thereunto Moving : I the said John Seaman Hath given 
granted bargined sold Aliened Enfeefed Conveighed & con- 
firmed And by these Doth fully freely Clearly tt absolutely 
give grant bargaine sell Alienate Enfeali'e Conveigh & Con- 
firme unto the said Jonathan Seaman his heirs & assigns 
forever the Equall Moity or one half of a sertaine parcell 
of upland tV: salt meadow which I purchased of Nathaniell 
pearsall late of Hempsted Deceased and lyeth scituated on 
the East side of the half neck llo^^soevef bounded or Re- 
puted to be bounded Together Avith all such Eights liber- 
tjes Immunityes prolitts privilidges Comodytyes Emolie- 
ments & apurtenances as in any kind doth or may Apertaiu 
thereon or thereunto with the Revertions A: Remaindeis 
thereof and all the Estate Right title Interest Inheritance 
property Claime and Demand whatsoever of mee the said 
John Seaman of in & to the same and Every parte thereof 



364 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

To have A' to Hold all the above granted premises Avith all 
& singular the apurteuances thereof unto the said Jonathan 
Seaman his heirs & Assigns forever and to his and their 

Page 243. 

own sole proper use benifitt and behooffe from henceforth 
for ever and I the said John Seaman doth further Declare 
that att the time of the Ensealling tt delivery of these pres- 
ents yt I the said John Seaman have in my self full power 
good Eight and Lawfull authority to sell and dispose of ye 
same in manner as aforsaid And that the said Jonathan 
Seaman his Heirs & Assigns shall and may henceforth for- 
ever Lawfully peaceably & Quiettly Have hold use occupie 
posses & Enjoy the above granted Equall Moity or one 
half of the certaine parcell of upland S: Salt meadow above 
described & premises with their k Every of their apurte- 
nances free and Clear & Clearly acquitted and discharged 
of and from all <fe all manner of former tt other gifts grants 
bargains Salles leases mortgages -Tountiires Dowers Judg- 
ments Executions Entaills forfeitures and of & from all 
other Titles Troul)les charges tt incumbrances whatsoever 
had made committed done or sufered to be done by mee the 
said John Seaman my heirs or Assigns att any time or 
times before the Ensealling and delivery hereof and further 
I the said John Seaman doth hereby Covenantt promise 
bind and oblige my self my heirs executors and Adminis- 
trators from hence forth and forever hereafter to wan-ant 
and defend all the above granted premises and the apurte- 
uances thereof u^ito the abovsaid Jonathan Seaman his 
Heirs and Assigns againist the lawfull Claims and demand 
of all and every person or persons whomsoever and att any 
time or times hereafter within the space of Seven Years 
after the date of these ]n'esents on or att the Reasonable 
Request of the said Jonathan Seaman S: att his proper cost 
make Dufer doe ct Execute any other oi- further convaigh- 
ance or conveighances unto the said Jonathan Seaman liis 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECORDS. 305 

heirs & Assij^iis ;is ho or tlicy sli;iJl he advised l)y his or thcnr 
counsell learned in tlie hiw for the better Contirming and more 

Page 244. 

sure makeing of the premises so that itt containe no further 
llight then Intended l)y these })resents so that the said John 
Seaman be nott com pelled more then twelve milles from 
his dwelling place but at the proper Cost S: Charge of the 
said Jonathan Seaman his heirs or Assigns in the further 
testimony whereof I the said John Seaman have hereunto 
sett to my hand S: seall this twenty second day of October 
ill the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and 
nine 

seald & delivered 

in presence of John Seaman (S) 

peter titus 
William Willis 
HENRY Willis 

The above written is a true Copy of the originall Entered 
the 26 day of December 1701) by mee 

William Willis Clarke 
Page 245. 

Know all men by these presents that I David Seaman of 
Lusam in the bounds of Oysterbay in Queens County on 
Nasliaw Island Eldist son and heir to Jonathan Seaman 
late of Hempsted in Queens County aforsaid Deceased for 
divers good Causes d^ Considerations mee there unto niove- 
ing but more Espetially for the Naturall love that I bear 
unto my brother Jonathan Seaman of Hempsteed Hath 
given granted Released Remised and forever Quitt Claimed 
and doe by these presents fully freely clearly & absolutely 
give grant Release Remise and forever quitt Claime all my 
Right Title property Claime and demand whatsoever that I 
now have or that I hereafter may have to a serbaine small 
lott of land lying A- being scituated on the East side of the 



366 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

lialf neck <k Ijetli bouuded south aud Xortli by Benjamin 
Seamanses Laud k West by a high way and on the East 
side by the ily of meadow itt being my deceased father 
Jonathan Seaman his share or perportiou of uphiud within 
the fence on the said neck and also the EipTall fifth parte of 
mv fathers share of salt meadow that lyeth on the Island 
1)elow the said Seamanses neck and the half neck which my 
father dyed seased off and also the Equal! fift ]3arte of my 
fathers share and perportion of a certain tract of land pur- 
chased of the Indians by my deceased father Jonathan 
Seaman and benjamin Seaman lying on the uper side of 
Seamanses Neck above the Indian path k also the Equall 
fift parte of my Deceased fathers Right of Comonage or 
undivided Land>, yett to divide in the bounds of Hempsted 
which belongeth to my deceased fathers Right all which 
small lot of land with the apurteuauces thereof and the fift 
parte of my Deceased fathers Right of said Island of salt 
meailow tV the fift parte of the tractt of laud and premises 

Page 246. 

tV' fift parte of my fathers Right of Comonage or undivided 
land within the bounds of Hempsted I the said David Sea- 
man doe Assign Release give grant Remise and forever 
Quitt Claime from mee my heirs Executors, Administrators 
and Assigns forever for him the said Jcmathan Seaman his 
heirs and Asignes to have A: to hold as his and their jn-oper 
Right c*c to their behoofe forever together with all Rights 
piivilidges dc apurtenances whatsoever thereon or belonging 
thereunto and for further Confirmation I have sett to my 
hand ct afixed my seall the twenty secund Day of October 
in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and 
nine 

Signed Seald tt delivered 

in presence of David Seaman (S) 

Peter titus 

Henry Willis 

WiLLL^M Willis 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 367 

the above written is a true Co})y taken out of the t)iigu- 
nall the '20 day of december anno : ITU'J pr niee 

William AVillis Clarke 

The ear mark that Jonathan Searinjjj Juner gives is a 
slit in the end of the near ear a nick under the same an<l a 
hole in ye of ear entred feal)ruary the 27. day. by mee 

Tho (ilLDERSLEEVE Clark 

Page 247. 

To all Christian people to whome this present Instru- 
ment may come send greetting Know all men that I 
Hendrick Auton Yeoman of forsters meadow within the 
Bounds of Hempsted on the Island Nashaw iii Queens 
County in the province of New Yorke for divers good 
caiises mee moving thereunto Doe give grant sell Alinate 
Release & deliver from me my Heirs Executors Adminis- 
trators (t Assigns forever unto Thomas Cheesman of the 
North side of the abovsaid Hempsteed Island County & 
province to him his Heirs Executors Administrators & As- 
signs forever A sertaine peice of Meadow Lying & being att 
a place known by the name of Hungry Harbour Within ye- 
abovsaid bounds of Hempsted Island County & province 
Containing within the bounds here named as followeth fioni 
ye creek to the greatt pond upon a line North tV South 
floyning upon Harman Hendrickson by the Antient Land 
marke Westward by William Smitli A' Harman Johnson 
by the Antientt land maike I say I the Abovsaid Hendrick 
Auton for mee my Heirs Executors Administrators & As- 
signs forever Do and have battered bargained given & 
granted sold and Alien atted Released delivered tt possesed 
imto Thomas Cheesman Him Heires Executors Adminis- 
trators & Assigns forever ye abovesaid peice of meadow so 
butted & bounded together with all S: singular all ye ap- 
purtenances thereunto belonging and to the ouely proper 
use benifitt and behooffe of Him the said Thomas Chees- 
man his Heirs Executors Administrators & Assi<>iis forever 



368 HEMPSTEAD TOWX KECOEDS. 

To Have &: to Hold forever peacable to Injoy and posses 
forever to occupy ct improve forever witlioiit any lett or 
molestation Avbatsoever and I say I the abovesaid Hen- 
drick Anton doe bind myself my Heirs Executors Adminis- 

Page 248. 

trators and Assigns to make tliis my deed of salle good in 
Law free from all former gifts grants mortgages Leases 
Reservations or any iucumbrances whatsoever against any 
person or persons who att any time or times shall from mee 
or under mee or mine directly or indirectly trouble or 
molest the abovesaid Thomas Cheesman him his Heirs 
Executors Administrators or Asigus and to the true per- 
formance of all A: singular all the abovesaid premisesse Do 
Acknowledge to have received full Satisfaction for the 
above said peice of meadow <k doe Quitt and sett free the 
abovesaid Thomas Cheesman his Heirs Executors Admin- 
istrators and asigns forever of Requiring any further Sat- 
tisfaction and to the True performance of the abovesaid 
premises I doe for my self my Heirs Executors Adminis- 
trators & Asigns sett to my hand and fixed my seall this 
thirdte day of November je year of our Lord God seventeen 
hundred and three 

Signed Seald ct delivered 

in presence of its marke 

marke Hendrick X Auton (S) 

Jane X Hare his 

her 
Edward Hake 

Recorded the fourth day of January in the year of our 
lord 1709-10 bv me ' William Willis Clarke 

To All Christian people to whome this present Deed shall 
Come greetting Know yee that I george pearsall of Hemp- 
sted on the Island of nashaw in the province of New Yorke 
yeoman for A: in Consideration of a certain sum of mony to 
mee in hand paid before the Ensealling A- delivery hereof 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 369 

by thouius CIkh^suuui of the Township of Hoin|)steed jiiid 
pi()\duce of New Yorke aforsaid yeoiiiau the Reiceipt where- 

Page 249. 

of I (h) hereby acknowledge and my self therewith to be 
fully Sattistied & contented and thereof & of every parte 
and parcell thereof doe Exonerate acquitt and Discharge 
the said Thomas Cheesman his Heirs Executors & Admin- 
istrators forever by these presents Have given granted 
Bargined Sold Alienated Conveighed & Confirmed and l)y 
these presents do fully freely and absolutely give grant 
Bargain sell aliene Convey and Contirme unto the said 
Thomas Cheesman his Heirs and Asigns forever one cer- 
taine Tract of Land Scituate Lying and being in the 
Township of Hempsted aforsaid Containing by Estemation 
fourteen Acres and is bounded as followeth Viz Northerly 
by the Line of the abovesaid Thomas Cheesman Westward- 
ly l)y the abovesaid George pearsalls Land Southwardly 
upon Dauiell pearsall and Eastwardly upon the High way 
on the North side of a place Comonly Known by the name 
of Herricks in the lK)unds of Hempsted aforsaid To have & 
to hold the said granted & bargained Land & premises with 
all ye apurtenances priviledges & comodityes to the same 
belonging or in any manner of wise appertaining to him the 
said Thomas Cheesman his heirs and assigns to the onely 
proper use benifitt <V: behoofe of him the said Thomas 
Cheesman his heirs A: Assigns forever and the said George 
Pearsall for mee my Heirs Executors & Administrators do 
Covenant promis A: grant to and with the said Thomas 
Cheesman his Heirs and Assigns that before the ensealing 
hereof I. am the true solle and lawfull owner of the above 
bargined premises & am Lawfully Seised and possesed of 
the same in mine own proper Eight as a good perfect and 
absolute estate of inheritance ct have in mj- self good Right 
full power A- lawfull autlnnity to grant Bargain sell Convey 
and Contirme the sd Bargained premises in Manner as 



370 hempstead town records. 

Page 250. 

Abovesaid and that tlie said Thomas Cheesman his Heirs 
and Assigns shall and may from time to time c'c att all times 
forever hereafter by vertue of these presents Lawfully peas- 
ably & Quiettly have hold use occupie posses and enjoy the 
said demised and bargained premises with the appurtenances 
free and Clear freely and Clearly acquitted exonerated A: 
Discharged of and from all ct all manner of former gifts 
grants bargains sails Leases Mortgages Wills Entaills joyn- 
tures Do^^ries Judgment Executions Incumbrances and 
troubles Whatsoever and I the said George pearsall Do 
further Covenant c^' l)ind my self my Heirs Executors ct 
Administriitors lirmly by these presents to Warrant A: de- 
feud the said Thomas Cheesman his Heirs tt Assigns in 
Quiett & peacable posession of all and singular the said 
granted premises against any Just and Lawfull Claim of 
any person or persons Whatsoever In Wittuess Whereof I 
the said George Pearsall have hereto sett my hand and 
Seall this twenty third day of march in the Seventh Year 
of the Eeign of our Soveign Lady Ann by the grace of god 
over England cVc Queen Annoy Domi one Thousand seven 
hundred and Eight 

Seald and delivered in the presence of us with the word 
Northerly betwixt ye tenth iV Eleventh line being lirst 
Enterliued 

Henry Lindley George pearsall (S) 

Theodoras Van Wycck 

upon ye 26 day of November 1709 came before mee 
Jonathan AYhitehead one of her Maiesties Justices for the 
Keeping of the peace within Queens County the above 
named george pearsall & Did acknowledge above written 
Instrument to be his free <fe Voluntary act & Deed 

Tes Jonathan Whitehead 

Entered in the Eecord the 4 day of January anoy Domini 

1709-10 

by me William Willis Clarke 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 371 



Page 251. 



Memorandoni that on ye 22tli day of December 1709 A 
generall Town ineettinj^ was warned to be held in Hemp- 
steed but the weather provinfj; tenipestous few of the In- 
hal)itants appearing & the Clerk of the Town being also 
Supervisor Ar then npon pnl)lick busines absent the same 
meetting w\as ajourned nntill the 19 day of January follow- 
ing 

Att a generall Towqi Meetting held in Hempsted the 19th 
day of January 1709-10 by Major votte of the freeholders 
of the same Town Coll Thomas Hicks Coll John Jackson 
Justice John Tredwell & Mr William Nicoll formerly 
Chosen to mannage the afairs of the said Towne of Hemp- 
sted in Kunning their lines & prosecuting any man or men 
that shall any way unjustly come into the bounds of the 
said Town in a due Course of law att the Towns Charge as 
also that the said Trustees or any three of them shall have 
liberty to act in any manner and form as they shall think 
most convenient Either by law arbitration or agreement as 
by severall Town Votes of the first of Aprill 1706 & the 26 
day of May 1707 entered in the town books Eeference 
thereunto being had may more att large apeare are Contin- 
ued in their said trust for the space of three years yett to 
come Irevocable & for the defraying of their charge in En- 
deavouring to recover Matinacock & other Lands belonging 
to the sd Towne of Hempsted ytt is agreed & ordered that 
the sd Trustees or any three of them have full power and 
authourity to sell and Conveigli such a Quantity or Quanti- 
tyes of the undivided lands of Hempsted belonging to the 
propriators as shall be sutitient to doe the same Ren- 
dering an account thereof to the said towne and if any of 
the propriators will & doe pay their proportions of mony 
towards the defraying of the said Charges they shall Keep 
& Enjoy their shares of the undivided land belonging to 
the said Towne This by order by mee 

William Willis Clarke 



372 hempstead to\yn records. 

Page 252. 

ToAvn of Hempsted att a town ineettiDg helil at the said 
Town on thursday the 19th of January annoy Dom 1709-10 
itt was by the Majory of the freehoklers then & there pres- 
ent Totted and Conchided upon A: the freehoklers of the 
said Town did absohitly give k Release unto Thomas 
Jones William Willis Zacaiiah Mills James Clement k 
peter Berian k their Sucsesors Supervisors of Queens 
County in trust for the, use of the said County all that lott 
or peice of Land in Jamaico whereon the old Count}^ hall 
k the two prisons doe now stand with the land contaned 
between them the said land to run backwards till itt meetts 
with the parsonage Jott for them to lett to farme dispose of 
or sell to any person or persons so that the produce there- 
of be laid out for paying for the purchase of auollier Coun- 
ty hall prisons or other thing or things for the soUe use A: 
benifitt of the said County of Queens County & nott other- 
wise Entered by order pr me 

WiLLiA3[ Willis Clarke 

Know all men by these presents that I George Mills of 
Rusdorp have bargained with k sould unto Thomas Ellison 
of Hempsted all my acomodations in Hempsted whether 
such as were given me by the Town or otherwise purchased 
with my mony, that is to say all meadowing, upland, hol- 
lows or plaine lands with all the privilidges k acomoda- 
tions thereunto belonging in the bounds of Hempsted (ex- 
epting one house k barne with two house lots which form- 
ly I sold to Roberd beagle of Hempsteed aforsaid) And 
ha\4ng now Reiceived of the said Thomas Elison full pay- 
ment and Satisfaction for the Land I doe hereby binde my 
selfe my heirs Executors and Administrators to give the 
said Thomas Elison full and free posesion thereof without 
any trouble or Molestation And to uphold and maintaine 
the same to bee his Right for him and his Heirs to Enjoy 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liE(X)l{DS. 373 

forever wittnes my hand tin's 13tli du}' of December 1661. 

Page 253. 
Stilo Nova 

111 pre.seiits of 

RiCHAiiD GiLLDEKSLEEVE the marke of 

Jonas Holdsworth george X Mills (S) 

Entered this 18 day of februarj 1709-10 hy me 

William Willis Clarke 

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come or any Wise apertain Greeting Know yee that I 
Richard Stits of Westbury in the bounds of Hempsted on 
Long Island alias Nashaw in Queens County in the prov- 
ince of New Yorke do by these presents give grant bar- 
gaine sell alienatte Release and Deliver from mee my 
Heirs & Assigns unto my son William Stits of the Town 
County Island (t province aforesaid to him his Heirs & 
Assigns ye Equall Moity or half parte of my hundred 
acres of wood Land Lying in the north woods near the 
Millstone Rock ct also ye timber &, apurtenances thereon 
with halfe my Right of comonage and undevided in 
the bounds of Hempsted : and also be itt Known to all 
men yt I John Stites of ye town County Island and 
province aforesaid Doe hereby give grant bargain sell 
alienate Release and Deliver from mee my heirs and As- 
signs the other Moity of the said hundred acres of Land to- 
gether with the timber and apurtenances as itt is worded to 
mee in a deed of gift from my father Richard Stits all which 
tAvo parcells of Land S: apurtenances wee the said Richard 
Stits and John Stits Doe by these presents give grant 
Alienate Release and Deliver from us our Heirs and Asigns 
unto the said William Stits to him his Heirs & Assigns to 
have <V' to liold forever in consideration of full Sattisf action 
Reiceived and in Testimony of the premises wee have here- 



374 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

unto sett to our liauds & fixed our Sealls January the 2d 
anno Domini 1698-9 

Signed Seald (k Deliverd in presence of his 

Joseph Pettit Richard X Stits (S) 

Samuel Titus marke 

his 
John X Stits (S) 
marke 

Entered in, the Eecord by mee this first Day of the first 
mo. cald march 1709-10 pr William Willis Clarke 

Page 254. 

Know All men by these presents that I Henry Stits of 
Cape May in the bounds of West New Jarsey Have Bar- 
gained Sold Given Granted Alienated Enfeofed Released 
and delivered from mee my Heirs Executors Administrators 
and Assigns unto my Brother William Stits of Wesbury in 
the bounds of Hempsted in Queens County of Nasliaw 
Island to him his Heirs Executors Administrators and 
Assigns all the Lot of Land which was my father Richard 
Stites Lying & being Scituated in Wesl)ury in the bounds 
of Hempsted being bounded on the East with John Sea- 
mans laud A: on the West wdth Nathaniell Seamanses and 
AVilliam Willises land and on the South end with the high 
way & on the North by Marked trees and the one half of a 
lott of Land which my father bought of John Seamans 
lying & being situate on the north end of Wm Willis his 
Land being bounded on ye South & West by Wm Willis 
his Land on the North with a high way w'tli leads between 
sd land and John Titus his Land and on the East by mark- 
ed trees : and also a certain lott of meadow Containing 
eight acres more or les as it was laid out to my father lying 
and being Situate on a neck called half neck being bounded 
West by Hope Willits East Nathaniell Pearsall ct John Se- 
mans Running from the woods to the maiue creek together 
with the Right of woodland belonging to itt on said neck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN IIECOIIDS. 375 

and half my fathers Ki«>ht of Coinaiis in all the undevided 
land in the Town of Henipsted all which lott and half lott, 
Lott of meadow right of land on said half neck and Right 
of Comans . before mentioned I the said Henry Stits 
doe now deliver unto my Brother William Stits to him 
his Heirs Executors Administrators or asigns & doe 
by these presents Alinate my self my Heirs Executors 
Administrators and Asigns forever from any parte or par- 
cell thereof fully making over all ra}' Right title Claime 
that I now have or hereafter m ought have had : unto my 
Brother William To have and to hold forever as his or 
their ])roper Right and Interest and to his and their use 
and belioofe forev<ir without lett or molestation by mee or 
mine promising to make good this my Deed of salle against 
any person or persons that shall lay any Lawfull Claime 

Page 255. 

thereto or to any parte thereof I having Reiceived full satis- 
faction of my brother Wm Stits for the aforesaid tracts & 
parcells of Land iS: meadow before ye Ensealling of these 
presents and for further Ooutirmation of the aforesaid 
premises have hereunto sett my hand and atixed my seall 
this twenty eighth day of febriiary in the year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred together with all Rights privi- 
lidges and apurtenances thereunto belonging & all housing 
out housing building Edifices Imunityes fences trees woods 
underwoods: wood lying standing or any wise belonging 
thereto 

Signed Seald <t Delivered 

in presence of us his 

William Willis Henry X Stits (S) 

Nathaniell Seaman mark 

Samuell Titus Benjamin X Stits (S) 

his marke & seall 

the al)ove written is a true copy Extracted out of the 



376 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

origeuall S: Compared this first Day of the first mouth call- 
ed March auoy Dommi 1709-10 bv mee 

William Willis Clarke 

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come or smy waise apertaine Greeting Know yee that I 
Edmund Titus of Westberv in ye bounds of Hempsted on 
Long Island alias Nashaw in Queens County in the prov- 
ince of New Yorke Doe by these presents give grant bar- 
gaine sell Alinate Eelease &: deliver fi-om mee my Heirs Ex- 
ecutors Administrators Ar Assigns iinto my son peter Titus 
of the Town County Island iV: province aforsaid to him his 
Heirs Executors Administrators & Assigns a sertaine par- 
ceU of meadow ground fresh and salt Lying and l)eing 8eit- 
uated on the South Side ye Island aforsaid Containing 
about fourtteen acres more or Less as may apear bounded 
West by the meadow of Hope Willitts k East by the mea- 
dow of thomas Elisou North by the Woods and South to 
the bottom of the neck being the great neck so called Avith 
the light of upland iV: fence thereunto belonging on the said 

Page 256. 

neck and allso the Right of a grant to Eight acres of upland 
above the Indian path on yt West side the sd neck all 
which Meadow ground and premises with the apurtenances 
and the said Eight Acres of upland with the apurtenances 
I the sd Edmund Titus Doe by these presents give grant 
bargaine sell Alienate Release & deliver from mee my 
Heirs tt Assigns unto my said son peter Titus tt) him his 
Heirs and Assigns to Have and to hold for Ever from mee 
or any from by or under mee my Heirs S: Assigns iV' I the 
sd Edmund Titus Do further Warrant this my salle to be 
Lawfull authentick and eood in Law free from anv former 
salle Lett mortgage or Incumbrance whatever or from any 
former Joynture Dowry Law sute or lutanglement what- 
ever for and in consideration of full satisfaction Reiceived 
before the Signing hereof and in testimony of the premises 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOliDS. 377 

I have iiei'ennto sett to my hand and tixud inv seall fel)ru- 
ary the twenty Eight Day in the year of onr Lord annoy 
Doinin 1701-2 

Signed Heald in ])iesence 
of us 

Samuell Shelley Edmund Titus (S) 

Joseph Hall 
WiLLL\M Willis 

aprill the : 13 1702 tliis Day Edmund Titus A])eai'ed be- 
fore John Jackson one of his majesties Justices of the peace 
for Queens County and acknowledged the above written 
Deed to bee his vohintarj act & Deed 

John Jackson 

the above written is a true copy Extracted out of the 
originall k Entered this 11th Day of the first month Called 
March annoy Domini 1709-10 by inee 

William Willis Clarke 

Bee itt Known to all men before Avliome these presents 
shall come that wee whose names are here under AVritten 
have bargain^^l k Agreed each with the other as followeth 
that is that wee Richard k thomas Elison both of Hemp- 
sted one Long Island alias Nashaw in Queens County and 
in the province of new yorke have made an Exchange of 

Page 257. 

Land k meadow that is to say in the first place I the abov 
said Richard Elison Senior have bargained and sett of <fe 
do Release from mee my heirs Executors Administrators k 
Assigns the Etpiall half parte of an one hundred c*c twenty 
five acres of Land that I have bought of my brother John 
Elison of the Town County Island and province abovsaid 
unto my brother Thomas Elison of the town Island afor- 
said for a percell of meadow att South one a neck known 
by the name of new-brige the Equall half parte of his mea- 
dow that he hath there \' I ^e abovsaid Thomas Elisou 



378 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

do by these presents bargain A: sett of Release & Deliver 
from mee my Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns 
the Equall half parte of all my lott of meadow that I have 
att the aforsaid Xewbrige both in Quantity A: Quallity unto 
my brother Richard Elison to him his Heirs Executors Ad- 
ministrators and Assigns for the Abovsaid laud that my 
brother Richard Elison hath bought of my brother John 
Elison the Ec[uall half parte of itt in Quantity & Quallity 
the Land lyeth on the north side of the greatt plains East 
of ye bevill bounded on the East l)y Richard Townsends 
land south by the plains West by peter titus North by the 
high way 6c wee the abovsaid Richard & thomas Elison 
this our Exchauce of Land and meadow to ous & Each of 
us our Heirs Executors Administrators & Assigns for Ever 
peacablely to Enjoy without any molestation from us or 
any by or under us for Ever 

The Conditions of this abovsaid Deed of Exchange is 
such yt if our brother John Elison doth nott sell nor dis- 
pose of his house and land A: meadow that he had of Rich- 
ard Elison att South for his Land in the north woods and 
meadow att Newbrige to no one then this above said Ex- 
change to stand but if he Doth dispose of itt to any one 
then this Exchance to be void and of none Effect except he 
Doth dispose of itt to his brother Richard Elison or his 
Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns and if Either of 
them the said Richard his Heirs Executors Administrators 
or Assigns doth injoy the abovesaid John Elisons house 
Land and meadow att Mill River neck then all the above- 
said Exchange to stand forever Without any Molestation 
Memorandom before signing and Sealling hereof if the 
abovsaid Richard Elison him his Heirs Executors admin- 

Page 258. 

istrators or Asigns doth Injoy the abovsaid John Elisons 
house land and Meadow at mill river neck then the abov- 
said Thomas EUscn him his Heirs Executors Administra- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 379 

tors ;iiul Asigiis to liave the meadow att newbrige released 
to tlieiii agaiue free without any Chai'ge or trouble and fur- 
thermore wee the aljovesaid liichard and Thomas Elison 
do promis and ingage never to claime any of Each others 
parte of the abovesaid Land and do furthermore Avee do 
promise and ingage to give to Each other deeds of salle 
acording to Law when Ever demanded by either of ous or 
our heirs asigus or order and to the true performance of 
all the abovsaid Exchange of Lauds aud meadows and the 
conditions here mentioned wee have sett to our hands A- 
fixed our sealls this 22 day of Aprill 17U7 

Signed and sealed Richard Ellison (S) 

in presence of Thomas Ellison (S) 

Tho Gildersleave 
Christopher Dingee 

the above written is a true Coppy Extracted outt of the 
origeuall & Coniparred this 15th Day of the first mo Call- 
ed March annoy Domini 170U-10 by mee 

William Willis Clarke 

Know all men by these presents that Whereas Thomas 
Ptushmore of Hempsted on Long Island Late Deceased did 
sett his Dwelling house by his saw mill upon some part of 
an aditionall Lot of Land Joyuing to my Lott att madnans 
neck which aditionall Lot w^as given to mee Jonah tibrdham 
then in haljitant of Hempsted aforsaid and I having agreed 
nott to molest the said Thomas Rushmore with Respect to 
so much of the said land as was necesary for his house to 
stand on and convenient for going to his said mill and his 
the said Thomas Rushmore his son Thomas now Desireing 
of me a confirmation of the said agreement Therefore I Jo- 
nah fi'ordham now of Southhamtoi: in the county of sutfolk 
do fully freely and al>solutely give and grant to the said 

Page 259. 
Thomas Rushmore son of Thomas Rushmore Deased one 
whole acre or 160 rod of the said land where the foresaid 



380 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

dwelliuii; bouse standetli to begin for its bounds 20 foott 
northward of tlie said house k to Extend Southward to the 
said mill swamp the said acre of Land To have and to hold 
to him the said Thomas Eushmore his Heirs and Assigns 
forever without any lett or molestation from the said Jonah 
ffordham his Heirs or assigns in confirmation of ye said 
premises I do hereunto sett my hand <k seall this 2d of Jan- 
uary 1691 in the third year of their Majesties Eeign Wil- 
liam and Mary King and Queen of England ect defender of 
the faith Arc 

in presence of us 

JosiAH Halsey Jonah fordham (S) 

ISAACK HaLLSEY 

memorandum that upon the 7th day of January 1(!U1 
Mr Jonah fordham did apear before me and then tt there 
did acknowledg this Instrument to be his own actt & deed 

Will Barker Justice 

a tru copy Extracted out of the originall by mee the 
28th of first mo 1710 

William Willis Clarke 

att a generall Town Meetting held in hempsted the fourth 
of aprill annoy Domini 1710 att the said Town Meeting 
the men that was chosen the Last year to look after the 
High ways & to vein ye fences wee still continued for this 
Ensuing year for the same servise 

att the same Town Meetting Captain Joseph Smith was 
Chosen for Constable and Collector to serve till another is 
chosen in his room 

att the same town Meetting John Serring was chosen as- 
seser to assist Isack Smith in asesing for the Ensuing year 

Page 2(50. 

att the said Town Meettinu; William Willis was Chosen 
for Clark A: Superviser for this Ensuing year 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOJIDS. 381 

att the afoisaid Town Meettiii<i; itt was Votted that if 
any person or persons within the hounds of this town (h) or 
shall att any time hereafter kill any sheep hee shall take two 
neighbours to seethe marks of the said sheep whether taken 
oil" the Conmions or out of his pastures or else to be Look- 
ed upon as feloniously taken away whether the said person 
or persons do kill sell or transport the said sheep 

att the said Town meetting itt was Votted that all persons 
that fortime to come shall have any Stray sheep or catle in 
his custoty to Keleive shall within ten days at'er he hath the 
said creatures in his custody give an account of the niarkes 
thereof to Thomas Gildersleeve avIio shall Enter the markes 
both naturall & artititially given them & for the time the said 
creatures are kept before publication the persons so keep- 
ing them shall have nothing for their pains and Thomas Gil- 
dersleeve shall have six pence a peice for entering the 
markes of all creatures except sheep for which he shall 
have three pence ahead all to be paied by the owners when 
they are found 

att the said Town Meetting John Serring and tho Gilder- 
sleeve are apoynted to Lay out a hundred acores of land 
for John Carle which he had of the Town in Exchange for 
his house & lotts in the Town and make return thereof to 
be entered in the town Records 

Know all men by these presents that I John Carman of 
Hempsted in (Queens County on Nashaw Island and in the 
province of New Yorke Yeoman for and in Consideration 
of the full and Just sum of Eight pounds of good Currant 
mony of the province of New Yorke to mee in hand payed 
before the Ensealling and Delivery of these presents by 
Henry Allin of the Town County Island and province afor- 

PaCxE 261. 

said the Receipt whereof to full content and satisfaction I 
the said John Carman Doth by these presents acknowledge 
and thereof and of Every parte thereof for myself m}' Heirs 



382 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Executors and Admiuistrators Dotli Acquitt and Exonerate 
the said Henry Allin his Heirs Executors and Admiuistra- 
tors and Every of them forever by these presents and for 
divers other good causes and considerations mee thereunto 
moving I the said John Carman hath given granted bar- 
giued sold Allienated Enfeofed conveyed and Confirmed 
And by these presents Doth fully freely Clearly and abso- 
lutely give grant bargaine sell and Confirme unto the said 
Henry Allin his Heirs and assigns forever all that of a cer- 
tain grant or Right of Land nott Exceeding ten acres form- 
erly granted to my deceased father John Carman att a gen- 
erall Town Meetting held in Hempsted in the year of our 
Lord 1658 on the twenty ninth Day of November as apear- 
eth by the record of said town Reference theruuto had may 
more att Large aj^ear to be taken upon the Xorth side to- 
gether with all such Eights Liliertyes imunityes profitts 
privilidges comodityes Emoliments and appurtenances as in 
any kiud doth or may belong thereunto with the Eevertions 
and Remainders thereof and all the Estate Right Title 
property claime and demand whatsoever of mee the said 
John Carman of in and to the same and Every ]iarte there- 
of to have and to hold All the above granted Right of Land 
abovsaid with all and Singular the appurtenances thereof 
free and Clear and Clearly acquited and discharged unto 
the said Henry Allin his Heirs A- assigns to his and their 
own soUe and proper use benititt and belioffe from hence- 
forth forever and I the said John Carman doth further de- 
clare that att the time of the Ensealling and deliverv of 
these presents I am the true solle and lawfull owner of the 
said Right of Land and premises having in mv self t>-ood 

Page 262. 

Right full power and Law full authority to sell and Convey 
the same hereby warranting this my deed of salle to be 
Lawfull authentick and good and do ingage to defend the 
said Henry Allin his Heirs and assigus in the Quiett and 
peaceable possesion against the Lawfull Claims of all and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 383 

Every other person or persons whatsoever that doth or 
shall La}' any Lawiull Clainie thereunto and for further 
Confirmation I have sett to niy hand and AHxcmI my seall 
this fourth Day of aprill annoy Domini one thousand seven 
hundred and ten 

Seald & Delivered in sight 
and presence of 

Wi CoRNWELL John Carman (S) 

Tho Gilldersleeve 
"William Willis 

Memorandum that on the fourth Day of Aprill 1710 the 

above named John Carman personally apeared before mee 

William Cornwell one of her Majesties Justices for the 

keeping the peace for Queens County and acknowledged 

the above written deed to be his free and voluntary act & 

deed 

Wi Cornwell 

the above written is a true- copy Extracted out of the 
origanall Compared and recorded this lift day of aprill 1710 
by mee 

William Willis Clarke 

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Gillder- 
sleeve of Hempsted in Queens County on Nashaw Island 
and in the province of New Yorke Yeoman for and in the 
consideration of the full and Just sum of twenty pounds of 
good currant niony of the province of New Yorke to me in 
hand payed before the Ensealling & Delivery of these pre- 
sents by Henry Allin of the Town County Island it province 
aforsaid the Eeiceipt whereof to full content and Satisfac- 
tion I the said Thomas Gilldersleeve doth by these presents 
Acknowledge tt thereof tt of Every parte there of for my 

Page 263. 

self my Heirs Executors & Administrators and Every of 
them forever by these presents and for divers other good 



384 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

causes aiid considerations mee there unto Moving I tlie 
said Thomas Gilklersleeve hath given granted bargained 
sokl Alienated Enfeofed Conveyed and Confirmed and by 
these presents Doth fully freely Clearly & absolutely grant 
bargain sell and Confirine unto the said Henry Allin his 
Heirs and assigns forever all that of the grant of two ten 
acres of Land formerly granted by the town of Hempsted 
on the twenty ninth Day of November one thousand six 
hundred and fifty Eight the one of them to my grand father 
Mr Richard Gildersleeve & the other to my father Richard 
gilklersleeve as apeareth by the Records of the said Refer- 
ence thereunto being had doth more att Large apear to be 
taken up on the north side together with all such Rights 
Libertyes Imuuityes profitts privilidges Comodityes Emolu- 
ments and Appurtenances as in any Kind doth or may belong 
thereunto with the Revertions A: Remainders thereof and all 
the Estate Right title property claime A: demand whatsoever 
of me the said Thomas Gilldersleeve of in and to the same 
and Every parte thereof To Have and to hold all the above 
granted Right of two ten acres of Land abov said with all 
and singuUar the appurtenances thereof free and clear & 
freely accpiitted and discharged unto the said Henry Allin 
his Heirs and Asigns to his and their own soUe and proper 
use benifitt from henceforth forEver A: I the said Thomas 
gilldersleeve doth further Declare that att the time of the 
Ensealling and Deliver}^ of these presents I am the true 
solle and Lawf ull owner of the said grant of two ten acres of 
Land and premises haveiug in myself good Right full power 
and Lawfull authourity to sell and convey the same hereby 
warranting this mj deed of salle to be Lawfull authentick 
and good and do ingage to defend the said Henry allin his 
Heirs and assigns in the Quiett and peacable posesion of 

Page 204. 
the said Right of Land and premises against the Lawfull 
Claims of all and every other person or persons what soever 
that Doth or shall Lay any Lawfull claime thereiinto and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECORDS. 385 

also I the said Thomas gilhlersleeve doth by these presents 
give grant sell and convay unto the said Henry Alliu his 
Heirs and Asigns forever all my propriatory lliglit that I 
have in madnans neck to the Undivided Land for him and 
his heirs and Asigns to have and to hold from henceforth 
& forever and in the further confirmation I the said Thomas 
gilhlersleeve have sett to my hand and afixed my seall this 
fourth Day of aprill annoy Domini one thousand seven 
hundred and ten 

Sealld & delivered in sight & presence of 

Wl CORNWELL ThO GiLLDERSLEEVE (S) 

Joshua Cornwell 
William AVillis 

Memorandum that on the fourth day of Aprill 1710 the 
above named Thomas Gilhlersleeve personally apeared be- 
fore me William Cornwell one of her Majesties Justices for 
the Keeping of the peace for Queens County Assigned & 
acknowledged the above written deed of Salle to be his 

Voluntary act and Deed 

Wi Cornwell 

the above written is a true copy taken out of the origi- 
nall deed & acknowledgment and Recorded this lift day of 
aprill in the year of our Lord 1710 by mee 

William Willis Clark 

Memorandum itt is covenanted agreed and Concluded 
by and between Richard Ellison of Hempsted in Queens 
County Yeoman and ffrancis Nicolls of the same place Tay- 
lor of the one parte and Thomas Ellison and Richard Town- 
send both of the same place Yeoman of the other parte in 
manner and forme following (that is to say) Imprimus 
That the said Richard Ellison for S: in consideration of the 
sum of live shillings good and lawfull niony of New Yorke 
to him in hand paid and other good causes and considera- 

Page 265. 

tions him thereunto moving shall upon demand and att the 



386 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

costs & charges of Eicliaid Townsend seall execute and de- 
liver unto the said Eichard Towusend good and suffitient 
deeds S: Convejences in the Law for all his Eight and Ti- 
tle of in and to all the one moity or equall half parte of all 
that Lott of Land lying to the East ward of the bevill with- 
in the bounds of Hempsted aforesaid (exeptiug ten acres 
already sold to the said Townsend and ten acres more here- 
in after mentioned & reserved) to have and to hold to the 
said Eichard Townsend his heirs and assigns forever 

2udly that the sd Eichard Ellison for the considera- 
tions aforsaid shall in Due forme of Law Convey to the said 
francis Nicolls ten acres of the aforsaid Land on the West 
side of the said lialfe running the wholle Length of the said 
lott to the said francis his Heirs &: Assigns forever ^ 

Sly In consideration whereof the said Thomas Ellison 
shall by good and Lawfull conveyances in the law convey 
to the said Eichard Ellison his Heirs and assigns forever all 
that the one Moity of all his meadow att the Newbrige neck 
now in the possesion of the said Eichard Ellison 

41y that the said Thomas Ellison shall Eelease to the 
sd Eichard all his Claime of all the before mentioned lott 
Late in the tenure & Occupation of his brother John Elli- 
son To the tru performance whereof the above said partyes 
bind themselves to Each other in the penall Sum of two 
hundred pounds good & lawfull mony of New York as 
wittness their hands & sealls the 9th day of June 1708 
Seald c*c delivered Eichard Ellison (S) 

in the presence of fkancis Nicolls (S) 

William AVillis Thomas Ellison (S) 

Andrew Gibb Eichard Townsend (S) 

Entered this 12 da}- of 2d mo 1710 ])r me 

William Willis Clarke 

Page 266. 

att a generall Town Meetting hold In hempsted the 16 
day of June 1710 itt was votted by the major votte of the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 387 

town that Every man that chximeth any Land or meadow 
within t]w townsliip of Hempsted shall give an acomit of 
the same unto the clarke of the town who is obliged to 
take an acount of the same by the first of Sopteml)er next 
acording as itt is brought in by the persons (Jlaiming the 
same : the said acountt declaring how Each man & upon 
what Right the Said Land is held whether by propriety 
gift or grant Entered by 

"William Willis Clarke 

Bee itt Known unto all men by these presents that I 
Roberd Ashman of Hempsted upon Long Island in the 
province of the New Netherlands Do hereby fully freely & 
absolutely bargaine & sell unto Richard Ellison of the Same 
plantation planter All the accomodations which I now have 
in my own hands and Custody within the l)ounds and 
Liberty s of Hempsted aforsaid whether bought with my 
mouy or given mee by the Town that is to say My Dwelling 
house Barne oiithouse orchards gardens yeards house lott 
and fencing All the which I purchased of Mr Allixander 
Bryan of Millford (being formerly Dauiell Whitheads) w'tli 
all the upland hollows plaine Land and Meadowing and all 
the privilidges & appurtenances belonging to them as is 
specified in a Bill of Salle or Conveyance of the said Hous- 
ing and Lands given & granted by the forsaid Dauiell 
AVhitehead in the yeare 1G55, unto the aftbresaid Mr AUex- 
ander bryan. Exepting seven Acres & a half of meadow 
more or Lesse Lying upon the neck comonly called Mr 
hixes neck And six Acres more or Lesse of meadow Lying 
upon the Neck Commonly called Mr Coes neck the which I 
have otherwise Disposed of and allso I doe grant & make 

Page 267. 

over to the sd Richard Ellison ten Acres of Wood land 
lying on the north side att herricks and three acres & a 
halfe of hollows (more or lesse) lying in the Bevill and 
westward ; the which I purchased of Mr thirstone Rayner 



388 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

of South hain]iton & one acre or there abonts of plaiue 
Laud or bad Hollow lyiug under the East hill beyond the 
Rootty hollows & also three small peeces of Hollow Con- 
taining about half an acree, AVliich I bought of Christopher 
foster l.ying in the Bevill North ward from that which was 
Joseph Scots, and allso the one halfe of the meadow which 
was Laid out to belong to the whole Accommodations 
which I bought of Mr Eayner afltbrsaid with the Common- 
age & what other privilidges belongeth to that halfe : and 
four Oxe gates in the East oxe pasture, and Seventeen 
gates in the North neck, the fence belougeth to them be- 
gining at the west End of Eoberd Williams, and so running 
•westward so far as belongeth to so many gates Leaving 
four gates fencing for m}' son John Ashman out of twenty 
one. And more plainly to demonstrate all the perticular 
Alottments of meadow which I do hereby make over to the 
aforsaid Richard Ellison they are as followeth, in ])rimus 
an Alottment of meddow lying upon the mill River neck 
laid out for twenty five acres (more or less) bounded on 
the East side by an allottment of meadow belonging to 
Lawrence Ellison And on the west side by an Allottment of 
meaddow belonging to Jolm Ellison 

21y An allottment of meaddow lying upon the neck com- 
monly called Mr Rayners Neck, laid out for fifteen Acres 
more or less Bounded on the East side by the Allottments 
of James Piue tt Thomas Southard and on the West side 
by an Allottment belonging to Roberd Williams 

Sly An Alottment of meaddow laid out for six acres more 
or lesse lyiug upon the Neck Comonly Called Mr Wash- 
bornes Neck Bounded on ye East side by an Allottment 
belonging to thomas Hicks and on the west side by an Al- 
lottment belonging to timothy Hallsted Lastly an addition 
of meadow given mee by the Towne lying upon tbe neck 
commonly Called Newbridge Neck bounded on one side by 
Mr Seamans meaddow and on the other side by Thomas 
Smiths meadow: All which Allottments run from the wood- 



IIEMI'STEAJ) TOWN llECOltDS. 389 

Page 2G8. 

land toward the South sea as those do that adjoyne to them 
All which Dwelling house Barne outhouse house Lote Or- 
chards gardens yards and fencing with all the uplaJul Med- 
dow hollows playne and Woodland oxe gates ])asteridge & 
Comonage as is above expresed with all the appurtenances 
Rights and privilidges that may any way belong thereunto 
I the said Koberd Ashman do hereby wholly make over to 
the aforsaid Kichard Ellison for him his Heirs and suckses- 
ers to enjoy forever ffor and in consideration of the full 
Summe of Sixty two pounds Sterling of which I have Rei- 
ceived of Him the said Richard Ellison thirty pounds in 
hand And have takeen his Bill for the payment of the thirty 
two pounds that is behind having ye forsaid housing & Lands 
bound over to mee for Security And I doe promise & engage 
to give him ye sd Richard full free and Quiett possesion of 
the said housing and Lands att on or before ye twentieth 
day of November (stilo Novo) next Ensuing the day of the 
Date hereof and to Clear & discharge all Rattes Arrears 
taxations and demands yt may any way bee due upon the 
said Lands att that time And I doe bind my self my Heirs 
Executors and Administrators to uphold the premises to 
be firme Authentick and Lawfull and to maintaine the Sale 
thereof against any perticular person that may make any 
Claime to any of the said Housing & lands Exeping Such 
as may be insident to the Town in generall by Indians warr 
or New goverment In Wittness whereof I doe hereunto 
subscribe my hand this lUth day of October in the year of 
our Lord one thousand six hundred sixty three 

Signed & delivered in presence of us the mark of 

Richard Gilldeiisleeve Robert X Ashman 

Jonas Houldsworth 

Recorded the tenth day of lift mon July annoy Domini 
1710 

by mee William Willis Clarke 



390 hempstead town recoeds. 

Page 269. 

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come I Saimiell Denton of Hempsted in Qneeus County 
on Nashaw Island Yeoman sends ^reetiuo; Know vee that 
I the said Saniuell Denton for and in the Consideration of 
that parentull Love and afection that I have and doe bear 
toward my well beloved son James Denton of Hempsted in 
Queens County on Nashaw Island aforesaid Yeoman hath 
given gi'anted Aliened & enfeefed conveyed <t confirmed And 
by these presents Doth fully Clearly freely and absolutely 
give grant ahen Enfeaiie Convey and confirme unto my 
said son James Denton his heirs <t Assigns forever all 
that of two AUottments of land h'ing and being scituated on 
the north side of the great plains within the To\\Tiship of 
Hempsted Westward of a place called Henicks the one of 
them being a ten acre lott of land formerly granted to Joseph 
Jinnings as apears by the Eecords of Hempsted A: purchas- 
ed by mee: the other lott being formerly Laid out to mee 
Containing twenty k Uvo acres more or Less lying Joyning 
to the side line on the west side of Samuell Smiths land 
near unto the other Lott abovsaid the twenty two acre lott 
the twenty two acre lott being bounded on the east by 
Samuel Smiths land and on the north by a high way A' on 
the west by a high way and on the south by the common 
land the ten acre lott being bounded on the west by the land 
of my said son James Denton & on the East by the high 
way Sc on the north and south by the common land together 
with all such Eights Lybertyes Imunityes protitts privilidges 
Commodity es Emoliments and Appurtenances as in any Kind 
appertaineth thereunto with the Eevertions and Remainders 
together with the Timber trees woods under woods with all 
Waterings Lakes k ponds and swamps that are thereon or 
thereunto belonging and all the Estate Right Title Interest 
Property posesion Claime and Demand Whatsoever of mee 
the said Samuell Denton of in or unto the said two alott- 
ments of land and premises abovsaid or any parte or parcell 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 31)1 

thereof To have iS: to hohl all the above granted premises 
and the appnrtenances thereof nnto my said son James 
Denton his Heirs und Assignes To his and there own sole 
and proper nse bojiititt and behoofe from hence forth for- 
ever and the said Samnell Denton Declareth that att the 
Time of the Ensealling A- Delivery of these })resents he the 
said Sanuiell Denton is the true sole and lawfiill owner of 
all the afore granted prennses and stands Lawfully Seized 
thereof in my own proper Right of a good perfect and In- 

Page 270. 
deafeazal)le Estate of Inheritance in fee simple Having in 
himself full power good Eight and Lawfull authority to 
give grant and Dispose of the same in manner as aforsaid 
And that mv said son James Denton his Heirs and Assi<>n- 
ess shall and may henceforth and forever Lawfully peacably 
and (^uiettly Have hold use occupie possess and enjoy the 
above granted premises with all and Singular the appurte- 
nances .thereof free <fe clear and clearly ac(piitted and Dis- 
charged of and from all and all manner of former and other 
gifts grants bargains sales Leases mortgages joyntures 
Dowers Judgments Executions Entaills forfietures and of 
and from all other title Troubles Charges and Encumbrances 
whatsoever had made comitted done or sufered to be done 
by me the sd Samuell Denton my Heirs or Assignes att any 
time or times before the Ensealling and Delivery hereof: In 
wittues whereof I the said Samuell Denton hath hereunto 
sett to my hand and fixed my seall this sixtenth day of de- 
cember in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and ten 

Signed Seald and Delivered 

in presence of his 

Tho Hickes Samuell X Denton (S) 

Francis Nicolls marke 

William Willis 

Memorandum that on the twentieth Day of December 
1710 the above named Samuell Denton personally apear- 



392 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

ed before mee John Tied well one of lier Majesties Justices 
of the peace for Queens county asigned and acknowledged 
the abov wiitten Deed to be his voluntary act and Deed 

John Tredwell 

The above written Deed was Entered in the Records the 
twenty first Day of december 1710 by mee 

William "Wellis Clarke 

To All Christian people to whom these presents shall 
Come I Samuell Denton of Hqmpsted in Queens County 
on Nashaw Island Yeoman sends greetting Know yee that 
I the said Samuell Denton for and in the Consideration of 
that parentall Love and afection that I have and do hear 
toward my Well beloved son Abrani Denton of Hempsted 
in Queens County on Nashaw Island Yeoman Hath given 
granted Aliened Eufeofted Conveyed and Confirmed and 
by these presents Doth fully freely Clearly and absolutly 

Page 271. 

give grant Alien Enfeoff Convey and Confirme unto my 
said son Abram Denton his Heirs and Assigns forever all 
that of two parcells or peices of Land Lying k being scitu- 
ated on the north side of the gi-eat plains within the Town- 
ship of Hempsted Eastward of a place Called Hericks the 
one peice being the Equall Moity or half of a certain peice 
or peices of land formerly laid out on the twenty Eight day 
of December one thousand Six hundred & seventy part to 
Timothy Halsted, and part to Timothy' halsted and Symon 
SeiTing as apears by the Records of Hempsted Reference 
thereunto being had more largly apeareth itt l)cing bound- 
ed on the west side by my other Land k the north side by 
Benjamin Halsteds land and on the East by the path and 
south partly by the fence and partly l)y abrams own Land 
which he bought of Richard Yallintiue the other peice or 
parcell of Land lyeth bounded on the west by the path on 
the South by Joseph Motts land on the north In- the High 
Way and on the East by the high way itt being Twenty 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 393 

acres more or Loss as att first Layed oiitt within the said, 
bounds Together with all such Ilij^hts lybertyes Iinunityes 
profitts privilidgos Coniodityes Emoluments and appurte- 
nances as in any Kind apertaineth thereunto together with 
the Timber Trees Woods under woods with all watering 
Lakes swamps and ponds that are thereon or thereunto be- 
longing with the Revertions and Ilemainders thereof and 
all the Estate Eight Title Interest Inheritance property 
possesion claim & demand whatsoever of mee the said 
Samuell Denton of in or unto the said two peices or par- 
cells of Land abovsaid and premises or any part or parcel! 
thereof unto my said son Abram Denton his Heirs and 
Assigns To his and their own sole and proper use benititt 
and behoofe from hencforth forever and I the said Samuell 
Doth further declare that at the time of the ensealling and 
Delivery of these presents I the said Samuell Denton is 
the true sole and Lawfull owner of all the afore granted 
premisses and stands Lawfully seized thereof in my own 
jiroper Right of a good perfect and Indeaf eazable Estate of In- 
heritance in Fee Simple having in my self f idl power good 
Right and Lawfull authority to give grant and dispose of the 
same in manner as af orsaid And that my said son Abram Den- 
ton his Heirs and Assignes shall and may henceforth and for- 
ever Lawfully peacably and Quietly have Hold use occupy 
posses and enjoy the above granted premises with all and sing- 

Page 272. 
ular the appurtenances thereof free and clear and clearly 
ac(piitte>l and Discharged of and from all & all manner of 
former ct other gifts grants bargains sales Leases Mortga- 
ges Joyntures Dowers Judgments Executions Entaills for- 
hettures and of and from all other Titles Troubles Charges 
and Encumbrances whatsoever had made suferecl Comitted 
done or sufered to be done by mee the said Samuell Den- 
ton my Heirs or Assignes att any time or Times before the 
ensealling and delivery hereof in Wittness whereof I the 
said Samuell Denton have sett to my hand ^and fixed my 



394 HEMPSTEAD TO^YX KECOKDS. 

seall this sixteutli Day of December iu the 3-ear of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred and Tenn 

Signed Seald and Delivered 
iu presents of 

Tho Hickes his 

FRANCIS NiCOLLS SaMUELL X DeNTOX (Sj 

William AVillis mark 

Memorandum that on ye twentieth da}' of December 
1710 the abov said Hamuell Denton personally apeared 
before mee John Tredwell one of her Majesties Justices of 
the peace for Queens County and assigned k acknowledged 
the above written Deed to be his Voluntary act and Deed 

the above written Deed was Recorded this 22 day of De- 
cember 1710 

John Tkedwell 

by mee William Willis Clarke 

att a generall ToAvn meetting held in the meetting house 
iu hempsted the lift day of february 1710-11 by majer vote 
of the fi-eeholders of the said Town of Hempsted the four 
trustees of the Town were Chosen to agree with John Kee- 
ble for a certain parcell of the timber tV wood att Rockaway 
(Yiz) William ^iicoll: Coll John Jackson Judge Hicks A- 
Juctice John Tredwell 6c if thev cannot all agree then any 
three of them to agree with the said John Keble Reudring 
an acount thereof to the Town & also that the aforsaid 
four Trustees are likewise Chosen to sett out a certain per- 
'-cell of Land att Rockaway for the whalle men belonging to 
the town of Hempsted from time to time hereafter as long 
as is thought fitt to cutt tire wood for the use of the whall- 
ing designe 

Page 273. 

att the aforesaid Town meetting itt was votted that Ro- 
berd Williams should have Liberty to Joyn his lott to the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 395 

south end of the parsonage lott ct the town lott & Roberd 
WilHams his other h)tt and leave out a highway of the same 
bredtli between his said h)tt and John beadk> his h)tt out 
of the said Ptoberd Williams his own land 

To All Christian people to wliome these presents shall 
come Thomas Hieks Esq'e John Jackson Esq'e John 
Tredwell Esq'e & William Nicoll Esq'e Trustees of the pro- 
priators & free holders of the Town of Hempsted in Queens 
County in the Colony of New York in America sends greet- 
ting in our Lord god Everlasting Know yee that wee the 
said Thomas Hicks John Jackson John Tredwell & William 
Nicoll by vertue of the power & authouryty to us or any 
three of us granted by the propriators tt freeholders of 
Hempsted aforsaid for & in Consideration of a competant 
sum of mony to us paid to & for the use of the said pro- 
priators and freeholders of Hempsted aforesaid by Thomas- 
in Williams of madnaus neck within the bounds of the said 
Town of Hempsted Widdow Have granted Confirmed Re- 
mised Released and forever Quitt claimed and by these 
presents do for us our heirs and Assigns and the propria- 
tors (t fireeholders of Hemj^sted aforsaid their or either of 
ther Heirs & Assignes Ifally Clearly and absolutely grant 
confirm Remise Release and forev'er Quitt claim unto the 
said Thomasin Williams (in her full and peaceable posesion 
being) and to her heirs & Assigns forever all that a certain 
tract of Land Scituate Lying and being upon Madnans 
neck aforesaid bounded as folio weth (that is to say) begin- 
ning att a certain gate by the high way near a swamp on 
the Northeast Corner thereof Runing Southerly Eighty Rod 
thence Southwest sixty Eight Rod thence North west Sixty 
Eight Rod thence northerly fibrty four Rod thence North 
west Ififty seven Rod thence Easterly to the first station one 
hundred thirty & two Rod Containing in all Sixty Six acres 
and one lialfe be the same more or lese Together with all 
and Singular the Rights pi'ivilidges hereditaments and ap- 
purtenances whatsoever belonging or in any wise apper- 



396 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

taiuing aud All the Estate Right Title Interest Claime & 



Page 274. 

demand Avhatsoever which wee the said Thomas Hicks John 
Jackson John Tredwell tV' William Nicoll now have or 
which wee our heirs or the propriators k free holders of 
Hempsted aforsaid their or Either of their heirs att any 
time hereafter may or ought to have of in or to the premises 
or any parte or parcell thereof to have and to hold ye sd 
laud tenements heriditaments tt premises & ever}- parte & 
percell thereof with their and Every of their appurtenances 
unto her the said Thomasin Williams her heirs and assign- 
es forever So that neither wee the sd Thomas Hicks John 
Jackson John Tredwell d* William XicoU nor our Heirs nor 
any other person or persons for us or them or in our or 
their name or names Right Title or stead or in ye names 
Right title or stead of the proprietors & free holders of 
Hempsteed or any of them their or any of their Heirs or 
Assignes shall or may by any ways & means hereafter have 
Challenge Claim or Demand any Estate or Interest off in or 
to the premisses or any parte thereof Butt from all action 
Right Estate Title Interest and demand of in and to the 
premises ct every parte there of shall and will be utterly ex- 
cluded and debaned forever by these presents and wee 
the said Thomas Hicks John Jackson John Tredwell & 
William Nicoll <t our Heirs the said land Tenements heri- 
ditiments & premises S: every parte <t parcell thereof with 
their and Every of their Appurtenances unto the said 
Thomasin Williams k her Heu-s and Assignes to her and 
their own proper use & uses against us & our Heirs & all & 
Every other person & persons Lawfully Claiming by from or 
under us the said Thomas Hicks John Jackson John Tredwell 
& William Nicoll shall & will Warrent & forever defend by 
these presents In Wittness whereof wee have hereunto sett 
our hands & affixed our Sealls the thirty eth day of January 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECOKDS. 397 

in the ninth year of ye Reij^n of our SoveRaigu Liidy 
Queen Ann over great Brittain Sic annog Domi 1710 

Seakl ct delivered in the Jno Jackson (S) 

presence of : by the within 

named John Jackson John John Tredwell (S) 

Tredwell & William Nicoll 

THOMAS KiRBE W NiCOLL (S) 

Andrew gibb 

the above written is a true Copy of the origanall Record- 
ed this lift day of february 1710-11 by me 

AViLLiAM Willis Clarke 

Page 275. 

Know all men by these presents that Thomas Willits of 
seakatauge in the county of Suffolk on Nashaw Island for 
divers good Causes and Considerations Him thereunto 
moving but more Espetially for & in the consideration of 
the fatherly Love care good Will and afection which I have 
and do bear unto my Loving son Amos Willitts of Seaka- 
tauge in Suliblk County aforsaid Hath given granted Alien- 
ed Enfeofed conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents 
Doth fully freely clearly and absolutely give grant alien 
Enfeoflfe convey and confirme unto the said Amos Willitts 
his Heirs and assigns forever all that of a certain tract of 
Land containing one hundred and fifty acres be itt more 
or Less Scituate Lying and being within the township of 
Hempsteed in Queens County on Nashaw Island aforesaid 
on the North side of a place Commonly Known & Called 
by the name of herricks on the North side or End of the 
Serrings Land howsoever butted & bounded and also the 
Equall Third part of the upland & meadow on hogg Island 
within the said township of Hempsted and also all other 
the Salt & fresh meadow within the said Township of 
Hempsted which Doth or hereafter may belong unto the 
said Thomas Willitts his Heirs or Executors together with 
all rights libertyes Imunities profitts privilidges commodi- 



398 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

tyes Emoluments and appiu'tenances as iu any Kind doth 
or hereafter ma}- belong iinto the said one hundred and 
fifty acres of Land third part of Hogg Island and unto all 
other the Salt &: fresh meadow within the ToAvnship of 
Hempsted which Doth or may belong unto the Said Thom- 
as Willitts his Heirs or Assignes with the Eevertions & 
remainders thereof & also he the Said Thomas "Willitts doth 
hereby give and grant to the Said Amos Willitts A: to his 
Heirs and Assignes forever all his Rights of ye uudevided 
& derided land and Eight of comonage whatsoever -ndthin 
the Township of Hempsted and all the Estate Right title 
property Interest inheritance possesion claim and demand 

Pag£ 276. 

whatsoever of him the said Thomas Willi ts of in and unto 
the same and Every parte thereof To have & to hold all 
the above granted premises with all and singular the ap- 
purtenances thereof unto the said Amos Willitts his Heirs 
and Assignes To his and their own proper use benititt 
and behoof e from hence forth forever and the said 
Thomas Willitts doth hereby further Declare that att 
the time of the Ensealliug and delivery of these pres- 
ents he the said Thomas Willitts is the true sole & 
Lawfull owner of all the afore bargained premises and 
stands Lawfull}- Seized thereof iu his own proper Right of 
a good perfect k Indefeazeable Estate of Inheritance in fee 
simple having in himself good Right Lawfull authourity to 
give and dispose of the same in manner as aforsaid and 
that the said Amos Willitts his Heirs and Assifjnes shall 
and may henceforth and forever Lawfully peaceably and 
Quietly have hold use occupie posses and Enjoy the abov 
granted premises w-ith the appurtenances thereof free and 
clear and clearly aquitted A: discharged of and from all and 
all manner of former and other gifts grants bargains salles 
Leases mortgages Joyntures Dowers Judgments Executions 
Entaills fortiettures and of and from all other Titles troubles 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 399 

Charges and Encumbrances whatsoever had made comitted 
done or Sufered to be done by him tlie said Thomas Willits 
his heirs or assigues att any time or times before the en- 
sealling and Delivery hereof and further the said Thomas 
Willitts hath putt the said Amos Willitts in the Quiett and 
peaceable ]K)sesion of all & singular the before grantted 
])remisses with the appurtenances thereof by the Delivery 
of Turfe S: Twigg and l)y these presents in Wittuess whereof 
the said Thomas Willitts hath sett to his hand & afixed his 
seall the ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and ten; 

Memorandum before signing & sealing if my said son 
Amos Willitts dye before he hath any Child or Lawfull 
Ishue the above sd land and meadow and premises or the 
produce of itt if sold shall again Returne to me the said 

Page 277. 

Thomas Willitts or to my disposall as Wittnes my hand 
and Seall 

Signed Seald and Delivered in presence 

of us Who Wittnes the memorandum to be put in 

the bottom or Lower parte of the 

within Deed of gift before Sealling 

Richard Willitts Thomas Willitts (S) 

Thomas Willitts Junier 
Dennis Heart 

the Within Written Deed of gift is Recorded the Seventh 
Day of the 12th mon february one thousand seven hundred 
& ten-11 

by William Willis Clarke 

Att the Request of Amos Willits son of thomas Willitts I 
this day Surveyed & laid out to him the Tenn acres of Land 
specified in the annexed Scheme: itt being Taken up by 
Yertue of a town Vote of the Town of Hempsted Datted ye 
29 g'br 1658 & of a Deed from the said Thomas Willitts to 



400 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

the said Amos bearring Date ye 9tb of October anno 1710 
performed the llth January 1710 

Pr mee S Clows Surveyer 

MAP. 

Entered the 7th day of the 12 mo february 1710-11 

by mee William Willis Clarke 

Page 278. 

To all Christian people to Avhome these presents shall 
come or any ways appertain Greetting Know yee yt I John 
Linington of Hempsted on Nashaw Island in Queens Coun- 
ty in ye province of New York Doe by these presents give 
grant bargain Sell Aliu ate Pielease and Deliver from mee 
my Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns unto 
John Duseuborough of the town Island County and pro- 
vince aforsaid to him his Heirs Executors Administrators 
and Assignes a Sertain parcell of wood Land Lying & be- 
ing scituated in bounds of Hempsted aforsaid bounded 
Northerly by the Land of George hulitt South by the unde- 
vided Land <fc East by the high way.yt Leads by the West 
meadow swamp West by the Land of John Mott and the 
Unde%aded Land all which Land as above bounded Sixty 
acres in Quantity Lying on the South Side the great plains 
together with ye woods under woods timber Trees Lying or 
standing and all appurtenances thereon I the Said John 
Linington Doe by these presents give grant bargain sell 
Ahenatte Pvelease and Deliver from mee mv Heirs and As- 
signes unto the said John Dusenliorough to him his heirs 
and Assignes to have & to hold forever and Quettly to pos- 
ses and Enjoy from mee or any from by or under mee my 
Heirs and Assigns and do further Warrant this my Salle to 
be LawfuU autheutick and good in Law free from any for- 
mer sale Lett morgage or incumbrance whatsoever and I 
the said John Linington do for my self my Heirs and As- 
signs covenant and promise to and with the said John Du- 
senbourough his heirs and Assigns yt att ys Deed Signing 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 401 

and sele nuikinfj; the said Land and premises I had full 
power and Lawfull authority to sell the same and doe for 
my self my Heirs aiul Assigns Covenant and promise to and 
with the said John Dusenborough his heirs and Assignes 
to do any further thing if need Kecpiire for the Sure niake- 
ing and tirni l)inding ye said Land and premises for and in 
Consideration of a valuable sum of mony in hand paid and 

Page 279. 

exepted in full sattisfaction before the signing hereof and 
in Testimony of the premises I have hereunto sett to my 
hand and fixed my Seall ma}^ the fift Day Anno Domi 1699 

Signed Seald & delivered 
in presence of us 

Joseph Pettit his 

his John X Lininton (S) 

David X Jecocks marke 

marke 
William Vallantine 

Memoraudom that on fift day of february 1710 came be- 
fore mee Samuell Bay lis one of her Majesties Justices for 
Keeping the peace with Queens Coimty Assigned Joseph 
pettit one of the Wittneses of the within Conveyance and 
did declare upon oath that he was present and said the 
Within named John Lininton sine seall & deliver the With- 
in Conveyance 

Test Samuell Baylis 

the above written Deed of Conveyance Recorded the 7th 
Day of the 12tli mon february 1710-11 by mee 

William Willis Clarke 

Know all Men by these presents that I Richard Combs 
of Madnans Neck in the Township of Hempstead in Queens 
County in the Colony of new York Yeoman hath Remised 
Released & forever Quitt Claimed and by these presents 
doe from mee my heirs Executors Administrators and As- 



402 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

signes forever Eemise Eelease <t Quitt Claim uuto Henry 
alien of the same place yeoman and to liis heirs and As- 
signes all my Eight title Interest Estate Claime propertj^ 
possesion & demand (that he now hath) of in and to a cer- 
tain parcell of Land scituate on Madnans neck aforsaid 
which did formerly belong unto the Eight of one John 

Page 280. 

Ashman & is now in the possesion of him the sd Henry Al- 
len so that from any Eight interest claim or demand of in 
or to the said parcell of Land my heirs and Assigues from 
hence forth shall & will forever by these presents be barred 
and utterly Excluded In Wittness wdiereof I have hereunto 
put m}^ hand it seall this twenty secund day January Anno 
Dom 1709 

Seald and Delivered 

in presence of Eichard Comes (S) 

her 
Abigal X Hallsted 

marke 
Timothy^Hallsted 

Memorandum the word: (that) between the tenth & Elev- 
enth line and the words (he now hath) between the Eleventh 
& twelveth line were Euterlined before the Ensealling hereof 

memorandom yt on ye 5th day of february 1710 came 
before me Samuell Bayles Esq'r one of her May'esties Jus- 
tices for ye Keeping the peace within Queens County as- 
signed the within named Eichard Combs and Acknowledged 
the within written Eeleass to be his free & voluntary act & 
deed 

Test Samuell Bayles 

Wm Willis Clarke 

The above written Eelease is Eecorded the 7th Day of 
the 12th mo february 1710-11 by mee 

William Willis Clarke 

To all Christian people To whome these presents shall 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 403 

come or any wise Apertaiii greettinji; Now Know yee 
that I Henry Franklin bricklayer of fflnsliing In Queens 
County upon tlie Island of Nasliaw within the province of 
new yorke for divers good causes & other Considerations 
mee thereunto Moving butt more Espetially for A valuable 
Sum of twenty seven pounds good Lawfull Mony of New 
Yorke to mee in hand payed & secured be fore the Enseal- 
ling and Delivery of these presents hy William Willis Car- 
penter of the Town of Hempsted in Queens County upon 
the Island of Nashaw within the province of new Yorke as 
aforsaid the reiceipt whereof I doe acknowledge my self 
there with to be fully Satisfied contented and payed & 
thereof & therefrom and of & from Every parte & parcell 
thereof doe acquitt and Discharge him the sd William Wil- 
lis his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns and 
Each and Every of them: Hath granted Bargained Alie- 

Page 281. 

nated Enfeoffed and sold and do by these presents 
grant bargain Alinate Enfeoff' confirme Asure Quitt Claim 
and sell unto the Aforsaid William Willis his Heirs and 
Assignes forever All that certain Lott of meadow Lying 
on the south side of the Island aforsaid in the bounds of 
Hempsted A: on a neqk commonly known and called by the 
name of new bridge being bounded on the East by a lott of 
meadow now in the possesion of Samuell Smith A on the 
West by a lott of meadow in possesion of Hope Willitts & 
Running Southward in Length from the AVoods to the 
greatt Creek or bay together with all Rights privilidges and 
apurtenances belonging unto the before Recited Lott of 
Meadow on the Said neck together with all my Right tt 
privilidges that belongs to the fence on the said neck with 
all fences yards timber trees woods or under woods that 
doth belong thereunto the before Recited bargained prem- 
ises belonging or any ways apertaining To the onely and 
Sole proper use benititt and behoofe of him the said William 
Willis his Heirs and Assigns forever and I the said Henry 



404 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ffraiiklin doth for my self my Heirs Executors and Admin- 
istrators covenant promise and grant to and with the said 
"William Willis his Heirs and Assignes in manner and form 
folloAving (that is to say) that I the said Henry ffranklin 
att the time of the granting & Ensealling of these presents 
stood Seazed and possesed & was the Sole & Riglitfall 
owner of the Said Bargained premises as of a good perfect 
Estate and absolute Inheritance in fee Simple free & clearly 
acquitted & sulitiently saved and kept harmless of & from 
all & all manner of former bargains Sales mortgages or de- 
mands or any other Incumbrances Whatsoever hitherto had 
made done or ackowledged to be done by the said Henry 
Franklin I my Heirs or Assignes or any other person or 
persons whatsoever by from or, under us or any of us 
whereby he the said William Willis bis heirs or Assignes 
shall or may be Lawfully divested or Ejected out of pos- 
sesion of said Lot of Meadow or the apurteuances or any 
part or parcell thereof and Lastly the Said Henry Franklin 
Doth for himself his Heirs Executors And Administrators 
by these presents put ye aforsaid William Willis his Heirs 
Executors and Administrators and assigns in the peacably 

Page 282. 

and Quiett possesion of the aforsaid Lott of meadow with 
the appurtenances thereunto belonging warranting the same 
against any person or persons Avhatsoever Lawfully Claim- 
ing the said Lott of meadow with the appurtenances In 
Testimony whereof I the abovsaid Henry ffranklin hath 
hereunto sett my hand & fixed my seall this the twenty 
secund day of June one thousand seven hundred and two 
Signed Seald and Delivered 

in the presence of us Henry Franklin (S) 

John Coe 

his 
Job X Wright 
marke 

Newtown June ye 23 : 1702 appeared before mee John 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 405 

Coe one of his Majesties Justices of the peace for Queens 
County the above named Henry franklin and Did acknowl- 
edge this above written deed to be his free and Voluntary 
act and Deed 

John Coe 

the above written Deed was Recorded the 8th day of the 
12 mon 1710-11 by niee 

William Willis Clarke 

Know all men by these presents that I William Stits of 
Hempsted in Queens County on Nashaw Island in the pro- 
vince of New Yorke for a valuable Sum of Mony Reiceived 
of William Willis of Hem]isted aforsaid doe by these pres- 
ents give grant bargain Sell Convey alienate Enfeof & Con- 
firme & by these presents Hath fully freely Clearly & abso- 
lutely given granted bargained & sold Conveyed Alienated 
Enfeofed and Coutirmed unto the said William Willis his 
heirs and Assigns forever all that Right title property 
Claime & demand whatsoever that I have unto a certain 
grant of Land belonging to my father (Richard Stites) 
which was granted unto him att a generall Town Meeting 
held in hempsted the twenty ninth Day of November : 
Anno : one thousand Six hundred and fifty Eight nott Ex- 
eeding tenn acres together with all Rights titles property 
Claim and Demand whatsoever that I the said William 
Stits now have or that any or Either of my Heirs hereafter 
may have to the same acording to the said Town order 
made att the said town meetting for him the said William 

Page 283. 
Willis his heirs and Assigns to have and to hold as his and 
their free and proper Estate of Inheritance in fee simple 
hereby warranting to defend the said William Willis his 
Heirs and Assigns in full Quiett & peacable posesion of 
the said Right of Land against my self my Heirs Executors 
Administrjitors S: other Assigns and against all & Every of 
the Heirs c*vr Assigns of my father Ri^-hard Stits abovsaid 
Deceased A^ for further Continuation I have sett to my 
hand^aud atixed my seall this twenty and fift day of the 



406 HEMPSTEAD TOWX EECORDS. 

Eleventh month Called Januaiy in the rear of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and nine-tenn the words (Kichard 
Stitsj enterlined between the tenth & Eleventh Lines 
Seald k delivered in presence of 

Jonathan hall William Sttts (S) 

Phillip Ketcha3i 

Memorandom that on the twenty Eight Dav of Januaiy 
1709-10 the within ]S^amed William Stits personally apeared 
before mee John Tredwell Esquire one of lier Majesties 
Justices for the Keeping the peace in Queens County As- 
signed and acknowledged the within widtten deed to be his 

Eeall and Yohintary act A: Deed 

John Teedwell 

This above wi-itten deed was Recorded the 8th Day of the 

r2th mo 171' 1-11 by mee 

WiLLLUtf Willis Clarke 

To All Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come or to whome the premises shall or may concerne 
Thomas Jecocks of the Township of Oysterbay in 
Queens County upon the Island of Xashaw and pro- 
vince of New Torke in America Caipenter Sends greet- 
ting Know yee that I the said Thomas Jecockes for 
and in the consideration of a competent Sum of good 
and Lawfull mony of the province of New Yorke to mee 
in hand payed by WilHam WiUis of Hempsted in Queens 
County on Nashaw Lsland A: province of New Torke 
aforsaid the Reiceipt whereof to full conttent & Satisfac- 
tion I the said Thomas Jecocks doth by these presents 
acknowledge and thereof «t of Every parte thereof for my 

Page 284. 
self my Heir's Executors aaad Administrators Doth acquit 
Exonerate 6c Discharge the said William Willis his Heirs 
Executors and Administi'ators and Eveiy of them forever 
by these presents 6: for divers other good Causes and Con- 
siderations mee here unto moving Hath given granted bar- 
gained sold aUened enfeofed conveyed and confirmed And 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 407 

by these presents doth fullv freely clearly and Absolutely give 
grant bargain soil Aliene enfoofte convey and contirnie unto 
the said William Willis his heirs and Assignos forever all 
that of a certain peice or parcell of Land which I bought 
of Joseph please (as apeareth by his certain Deed of Salle 
given under his hand <S: Seall bearring Date the twentyeth 
Day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Six hun- 
dred and Niiity Seven) Scituate Lying & being in the Sec- 
und bristoll Township in the County of Philadelphia and 
province of Pensillvania, Begining att a corner of the Land 
now or Latte of George Colletts thence North East by the 
Same four hundred and Eighty pearches thence Southeast 
by a line of trees Eighty three pearches & one third thence 
South West by a line of trees four hundred & eighty 
pearches thence Northwest by a Streett or Road Eighty 
three pearches & one third to the place where itt begun 
Containing tivo hundred cfe fifty acres Together with all the 
Imunityes Lybertyes privilidges heriditaments & appurte- 
nances to the same belonging or in any manner of ways 
apertaining &. the Revertion and Revertions Remainder Ar 
Remainders rents Ishues & profits of the same and of Every 
parte and parcell thereof : Together also with all Deeds 
patents Evidences Estricts and AVrittings Relating there- 
unto, the which said peice & parcell of ground was hereto- 
fore by pattent under the Seall of the Said province of 
Pensillvania bearing Date the 26th day of September in the 
year of our Lord one thousand Six hundred and Eighty 
Eight granted to the said Joseph pleace & his heirs & 
Assignes forever as by the Records of the Said province of 
pensillvania and the aforsaid pattent given under the seall 
thereof and Signed by the Hounourable William Markham 

Page 285. 

and John goodson Relation being thereunto had may more 
att Large apear To have and to hold the said peice and 
parcell of ground herein before mentioned or intended to be 
hereby bargained ct sold with their & Every of their appur- 



408 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

r 

tenances and Every parte &: parcell thereof unto him the 
Said William "Willis his Heirs and Assigns forever to and 
for the onely proper use & behoofe of him the said William 
Willis his Heirs and Assigns forever and the said Thomas 
Jecocks for himself his Heirs Executors & Administrators 
doth hereby Covenant grant & agree to and with the said 
William Willis his heirs & Assignes in manner tt forme fol- 
lowing (that is to say) that att the time of the ensealling Sz 
delivery of these j^resents I the sd Thomas Jecocks am the 
true Solle and Lawfull owner of the before bargained prem- 
ises & of Every parte & parcell thereof and farther I the 
said Thomas Jecocks do hereby declare yt above said 
and hereby granted two hundred & fifty acres of Land 
I have in my self good Eight full power and Lawfull 
authority to Sell & Dispose of the Same in manner 
as abovsaid itt being free & clear and clearly acquit- 
ted of & from all manner of former & other gifts grants 
bargains Salles Leases Mortgages Joyntures Dowers Judg- 
ments Execiitions Entaills forfeittures and of & from all 
other Titles troubles Charges and Encumbrances whatso- 
ever (Excepting the Quitt Rents of the same due to the Lord 
of the fee) hereby binding myself my heirs & Administrators 
to warrant & defend the said William Willis his heirs & 
assignes in the Quiett & peaseable possesion of the same 
against anj^ i^erson or persons whatsoever that shall or do 
Lay any Lawfull Claim thereunto, in Wittuess whereof I 
the Said Thomas Jecocks have hereunto sett to my< hand A: 
fixed my seall this twenty seventh Day of the secund month 
aprill in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and Tenn 

Signed seald & delivered in presence of 

William Stits Thomas Jecocks (S) 

his 
Joseph X Jinings Ju 

mark. 
Phillip Ketcham 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDH. 409 

Meniorunduui that on the tirst (lay of tli(! third month 
May in the year of onr Lord one thousand seven hundred 
A' ten the with in Named Thonnis Jeeoeks personally 
apeared before mee John Tred^vell Esq'r one of her Majes- 
ties Justices for the Keeping the peace in (Queens County 
on Nashaw Island in the province of New York Assigned & 
acknowledged the within Written deed of Salle to he his 
reall & free t\: voluntai-y act & Deed 

John Tredwell 

Recorded the I'ith day of february in the year of our 
Lord: 1710-11 

by William Willis Clarke 

Page 286. 

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come John Davis of oysterbay in Queens County on Na- 
shaw Island Eklist Son and Heir to William Davis Late of 
Hempsted Deceased Yeoman Sends Greetting : Know that 
the said John Davis for and in Consideration of tlie sum of 
fifty pounds of good Currautt mony of the province of new 
York to him in hand paid before the ensealling c*c delivery 
of these presents : by William Willis of Hempsted in the 
County aforsaid Yeoman the Receipt whereof to full Con- 
tent and Satisfaction he the said John Davis doth l)y these 
presents acknowledge and thereof and of every parte there- 
of for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth 
acquitt Exonerate and Discharge him the said William 
Willis his Heirs Executors and Administrators and Ever}' 
of them forcA'er by these presents : And for divers other 
good Causes and Considerations him hereunto Moving he the 
said John Davis Hath given granted bargained Sold Aliened 
Enfeofed Conveyed and Confirmea and by these presents 
doth fully freeh' clearly and absolutely give grant bargain 
Sell Alien Enfeoffe Convey and Confirme unto the Said 
William Willis his heirs & Assignes forever all that of a 



410 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

certain Dwelling house and a garden wliich my Deceased 
father William Davis Dyed Seized of and a Certain farme 
Containing twenty and five acres of Land itt being the 
South moity and Equall half parte of a fifty acre lott 
Laid out formerly to Joseph Jiniugs (se) the fifty acre 
lott Lying bounded on the "West by the High way or 
Road wliich Leads from Westbury up into the woods 
and on the East by Christopher Dinges land and South 
aud North by marked trees bee itt more or Less and the 
dwelling house and garden Lying Scituated on the West 
side of the Said High Wa}- or Road together ^^•ith all such 
Rights Libertyes Imunityes profitts privilidges comodityes 
Emoluments and appurtenances as in any E^nd Appertain- 
eth thereunto together with all houses out houses fences 
feillds pastures orchard fruitt Trees timber trees wo(xls 
under woods or whatsoever Elce is belonging or becoming 
Due upon or unto the said dwelling house and garden aud 

Page 287. 

twenty five acres of land aforsaid with the Revertions and 
Remainders thereof and all the Estate Right Title Interest 
Inheritance property possesion Claime and demand what 
soever of him the Said John Davis of in and to the same 
and Ever}" parte thereof: To have and to hold all the above 
granted premises with all and vsingular the appurtenances 
thereof unto the said William AVillis his Heirs and Assigns 
to his and their own Solle and proper use benifitt and be- 
hoof e from henceforth forever and the said John Davis for 
himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth here- 
by Covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said 
William Willis his heirs and assignes in maner & forme 
following (that is to say) that att the time of the Ensealling 
aud delivery of these presents he the said John Davis is the 
true solle and lawfiill owner of all the aforebargained prem- 
ises and Stands lawfully seized thereof in his own proper 



HEMPSTEAD 'J'OWN IlECOKDS. 411 

Ri^lit of a <i;ood perfect and indefea/oal)le Estate of Inlioiit- 
anoe in fee simple having in himself full power good liiglit 
and Lawfiill authority to Sell and dispose of the Same in 
manner as afoisaid And that the sd William AVillis his 
heirs and Assigns shall and may henceforth and forever 
Lawfully peaceably and (Quietly have hold nae occupie 
posses and enjoy the ahove granted premises with the ap- 
purtenances thereof Free and Clear and Clearly acquit- 
ted and Discharged of & from all and all manner of form- 
er and other gifts grants bargains Salles Leases mort- 
gages Jointures dowers Judgments Executions Entaills for- 
feitures and of and from all other titles troubles Charges 
and Encumbrances whatsoever had made Comitted done or 
sufered to be done by the said John Davis his Heirs or 
assigns att any time or times before the Ensealling and de- 
livery hereof and further the said John Davis doth hereby 
Covenant promise bind and oblige himself his heirs Execu- 
tors and Administrators from henceforth and forever here- 



Page 288. 

after to warrant and defend the said AYilliam Willis his 
heirs and Assigns in the Quiett and peaceable possesion of 
all the above granted premises with the appurtenances 
thereof against the Lawfull Claimes and Demands of all 
and all manner of person or persons whatsoever or whom- 
soever that shall or hereafter may Lay any Lawfull Claime 
thereunto or unto any parte or parcell thereof and att any 
time or times hereafter on Demand to give and pass Such 
further and ample assureance and Contirmantion of the 
premisses unto the said William Willis his heirs and As- 
signes forever as in Law or Equity can be Reasonably De- 
vised Advised or Iie(|uired for the firm binding and sure 
making of the premisses in wittness and Confirmation where- 
of the said John Davis hath hereunto sett to his hand tt 



412 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

afixed his Seall the Secund day of November in the year of 
our Lord one thousand seven hundred and term 

Signed Seald (t delivered 

in presence of us who Wittnes Joh>' Davis (S) 

the word premises in the margant 

and the word (hereof) enterlined 

before Sealliug 

John Williams 
James Townsend 

his 

Thomas X Millee 

marke 

Memorandum that on the ■2d day of November 1710 the 
above named John davis personally appeared before mee 
John Williams one of her Majesties Justices for the Keep- 
ing the pe ice for Queens County Sc acknowledged the above 
Written deed to be his free <t voluntary act and deed 

John Williams 

the above written deed Eecorded the Sixt day of the first 
month March: anoy: Do: 1710-11 by 

AViLLiAM Willis Clarke 

PaCxE 289. 

To all people to whome these presents shall come greet- 
ting Know yee that I Benjamin Burdsall of Hempsteed in 
Queens County on Nashaw Island and in the province of 
New Yorke for 6c in the consideration of the sum of tenn 
pounds of good <fc Lawfall mony of New York to mee in 
hand payed before the Ensealling A: delivery of these pres- 
ents well and truly payed by Francis Nicolls of Hempsted 
aforesaid the Eeiceipt whereof I doe hereby Acknowledge S: 
my self therewith fully satisfied tt Contented cV: thereof and 
of Every parte and parceU thereof doe Exonerate Acquitt 
<t Discharge the said tfrancis Nicolls his Heirs Executors 
and Administrators forever by these presents : Hath given 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN ItECORDS. 413 

granted bar<^Jiiue(l Sold Alienated Conveyed and Confirmed 
and by these presents do give grantt bargain sell Alinatte 
Convey and Confirine Unto him the said francis Nicolls his 
Heirs and Asigus forever one small Alotment of meadow 
scituate lying A' being in the Bounds of Hempsted att a 
Neck Called greatt neck Containing by Estimation fonr 
acres be itt more or less butted and bounded North by the 
Woods or upland so llunning south to the cove & west by 
AVilliam Willis his Meadow and East by seamanses meadow 
itt being about four Rods wide with a Right of upland as 
other Lotts have by vertue of fence Said tfrancis Nicolls his 
Heirs or Assignes Making and Maintaining of Said fence 
perportionable to his Meadow to have and to hold the said 
granted and bargained premises with all ye appurtenances 
privilidges and Comodities to the same belonging or in any 
wise appertaining to him the Said francis Nicolls his Heirs 
& assigns forever to his & their ouely proper use benititt tV 
liehootf forever & I the said Benjamin Burdsall for mee my 
Heirs Executors Administrators do Covenant and further 
declare that att the time of the Ensealling and delivery of 
these presents I am the true Solle & lawfuU owner of the 
above bargained allottment of meadow and premises and am 
laAvfally Seized & posesed of the same in mine own proper 
Right as a good jDerfect 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 Convey the 
said lott of meadow S: premises in manner as aforesaid and 

PaCxE 290. 

that the said francis Nicolls his Heirs and Assigns Shall 
and may from time to time and att all times forever here- 
after by force and vertue of these presents fully freely 
Clearly and peaseably & Quiettly have hold use ocupy 
posses & Enjoy the said granted & demised premises with 
the appurtenances free and clear and freely and clearly 
acquitted Exonerated and discharged of & from all and all 



414 he:mpstead town records. 

maimer of former aud other c;ifts orrants bargains Salles 
Leases mortgages AVills Eutaills Jovntures Dowers Judg- 
ments Executions and Encumbrances wliatsoever and fur- 
ther I the said Benjamin Burdsall do for my self mv heirs 
Executors Administrators Warrant ^z defend the said fran- 
cis Nicolls his Heirs and Assignes in the Quiett and peace- 
able possesion of the said Lott of meadow With the appur- 
tenances against my self my heirs Executors Administrators 
aud Every of them and against any and Every other person 
or persons "Whatsoever Lawfully claiming the said Lott of 
meadow and appurtenances or any parte or parcell there of 
and for further Confirmation thereof I have hereunto sett 
to my hand and afixed my Seall the fifteenth Day of July 
anoy Domiuy one thousand Seven hundred and nine 

Signed Sealled ct Delivered 

in presence of his 

AnDREAV GiBB BENJAiriN X BURDS.^LL (S) 

WiLLLor Willis marke 

Memorandum that on the day and year within Mentioned 
came before John Tredwell Esquire one of her Majesties 
Justices for the Keeping of the peace "Within Queens 
County assigned the within named Benjamin Burdsall A' 
acknowledged the within Written Conveyance to be his 
free & voluntary act k Deed 

Test John Tredwell 

Know all men by these presents that I franciss Xieolls 
of Hempsted in Queens County on Nashaw Island Inholder 
doe by these presents assign over unto Samuell Titus S: to 
his heirs Executors Administrators and assigns forever all 
my Plight Title property claime S: demand whatsoever that 

Page 291. 

I the said francis Nicolls my Heirs or Assignes now have 
or att any time or times hereafter may have imto the above 
Avritten deed of salle and the Allottment of meadow therein 
Contained and mentioned with all & Singular the appurte- 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 415 

nances tliereunto belonging as mentioned in the abov writ- 
ten deed itt being free and Clear and Clearly acquitted A- 
discharged of c'c from all & all manner of former and other 
gifts grants bargains Salles mortgages whatsoever I the 
said francis Nicolls having Reiceived of the Said Samuell 
Titus full Satisfaction for the said Lott of Meadow & prem- 
ises hereby Warrantiug this my Deed of Salle & Assign- 
ment to be LawfuU authentick and good in Law & further 
I the said francis Nicolls doth hereby bind & oblige my self 
my heirs Executors & Administrators to defend the said 
Samuell Titus his Heirs & Assigns in the Quiett & peace- 
able possesion of the said Lott of meadow <fe premises 
against the Lawfull claims of all & Every person or persons 
whatsoever and for further confirmation I have sett to my 
hand <k fixed my seall the twenty first day of the 12tli 
month february 1710-11 

Signed Seald & delivered 

in presence of 

Dennis Wright francis Nicolls (S) 

William Willis 
William Willis Ju 

The afore written is a true Coppy Extra^^ted oiit of the 
Original deed of salle and the Assignment thereof & Re- 
corded, this Eighth day of the first month March anno 
1710-11 by mee 

William Willis Clarke 

Know all men by these presents That I nathauiell pear- 
sell of Hempsteed in Queens County on Nashaw Island in 
the province of New Yorke doe by these presents give grant 
Alieuatte Release Sell and make over from mee my heirs 
Executors Administrators and Assigns unto thomas Ches- 
man of the Town County Island and province aforsaid to 
him his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns a certain 
percell of Land containing Near three Acres or thereabouts 

Page 292. 

lying and being scituate on the north side of the greatt 



416 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

plaius att a place called Hemcks, being bounded att 
the uortlieast corner by a great cliesnutt Tree and ruu- 
iug Soutliwardly from tlieuce to a thick swamp thence 
Ennnino; Westwardlv tiU itt comes Avithin three Rods of a 
great White oak which stands on the West side of the cart 
path and from thence Running Northwardly unto the said 
Thomas Cheesmans fence and from thence Running East- 
wardly along b}- the Said Cheesmans fence untill it comes 
to Chesnutt tree first above mentioned all which said Land 
I the Said Nathaniell pearsall doe Warrant and forever 
AA ill defend against any person or persons whatsoever Law- 
fully Claiming the same and I the said Nathaniell pearsall 
do further covenant and agree to A: "with the said Thomas 
Cheesman that itt shall be Lawfull for him the said Thomas 
Chesman or Either of his Heirs Executors Administrators 
or Assignes Quiettly to posses and Injoy the before granted 
peice of Land as abovsaid with the appurtenances thereon: 
Xotwithstanding auv former Deed »ift Mor^a^^e Intaill or 
incumbrance whatsoever had made or comitted from by or 
under mee and I doe hereby further declare that I have 
Reiceived full Satisfaction for every parte and parcell there- 
of before the Ensealling and delivery of these presents and 
for further confirmation of the above Recited deed I have 
sett to my hand and fixt my seaU this twenty first day of 
the Eighth month Called October in the year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and three 

Signed Sealled and delivered 

in presence of his 

Ad: Mott Nathaxiell X pearsall (S) 

Thomas pearsall ' mark 

WiLLL\M Willis 

October ye twenty first this day apeared Nathaniell pear- 
sall before mee adam mott one of her majesties Justices of 
the peice for Queeeus County & acknowledged the within 
Written deed to be his Voluntary act and deed 

Ad: Mott 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 417 

The above written is a true copy taken out of the orij^a- 
nall (k Recorded the 9th day of march anno domini 1710-11 

by nie William Willis Ckirke 

Page '293. 

To All Christian people to whome these presents shall 
come William stits of Hempsted in (Queens County on Na- 
sliaw Island Sends Greettin<^ Know yee that the said Will- 
iam Stits for k in the Consideration of the sum of Six 
pounds of good Currant M<jny of the province of new Yorke 
to him in hand payed 6: secured to be payed before the 
Enseallini"- A- delivery of these presents Ijy Jerimiah Smith 
Ju and John Cornwell Ju both of Hempsted aforsaid the 
Ileicei})t whereof to full content & Satisfaction He the Said 
William Stits doth by these presents acknowledge and 
thereof S: of Every parte thereof for himself his Heirs Ex- 
ecutors tV' Administrators Doth Acquitt Exonerate and dis- 
charge them the Said Jerimiah Smith Ju & John Cornwell 
Ju their Heirs Executors Administrators and every of them 
forever by these presents : And for Divers other good 
Causes tt Considerations him hereunto Moving He the said 
William Stits hath given granted bargained Sold Aliened 
Enfeofed Conveyed and Confirmed ct by these presents 
Doth fully freely Clearly and absolutely give grant bargain 
sell Alien Enfeaffe Convey and Confirme unto the said Jeri- 
miah Smith Ju and John Cornwell Ju their Heirs and as- 
signs forever all that of a certain Right tjo or grant of Eight 
Acres of Land Containing Eight Acres as was formerly 
given and granted unto Richard Stits father of the said 
William Stits att a generall Town Meetting held att Hemp- 
sted the fourth Day of February one thousand Six hundred 
and sixty three lying on the north side Westward of Her- 
ricks as apeareth by the Records of Hempsted Together 
with all such Rights Lybertyes Imunityes protitts privi- 
lidges Comodityes Emoluments and appurtenances as in 
an} Kind appertaineth thereunto with the Revertions & 
Remainders thereof & all the Estate Right Title Inter- 



418 HE3irSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

est Inlieritance property Possesion Claime & demand what- 
soever of him the Said William Stits of in and two the same 
and Every parte and percell thereof to have and to hold the 
said Right and grant of Eight Acres of Land and premises 
with all and Singular the appurtenances thereof unto them 

Page 294. 

the said Jerimiah Smith Ju and John Cornwell their Heirs 
& Assignes to them and their own solle and proper use beni- 
fitt and behoofe from henceforth forever and the said Will- 
iam Stits for himself his heirs Executors & Administrators 
doth hereby covenant promise grant and agree to t^r with 
the said Jno Cornwell Ju A: Jerimiah Smith Ju their Heirs 
and Assigns in manner & forme following (that is to say) 
that att the time of the Ensealling and delivery of these 
presents he the said William Stits is the true Solle Sr Law- 
full owner of the above granted .Right of Eight Acres of 
land yett to take up within the township of Hempste<l att 
the Westward of Herricks & stands Lawfully Seized there- 
of in his own proper Right of a good perfect and Indeafea- 
zeable Estate of Inheritance in fee simple having in himself 
full power good Right and LawfuU authority to sell A" dis- 
pose of the same in manner as aforesaid and that them 
the said Jerimiah Smith & John Cornwell their Heirs and 
assignes shall & may hence forth and forever Lawfully 
Quietly & peaceably have hold use occupy posses & En- 
joy the above granted. Premises with the ap])urtenances free 
& clear & Clearly acquitted <k disc-harged of cV from all and 
all manner of former it other gifts grants bargains Salles 
Leases mortgages Joyntures doAvers Judgments Executions 
Entailles forfietures and of & from all other Titles Troubles 
Charges and Encundu'ances whatsoever had made comitted 
done or Sufered to be done by the said AVilliam Stites his 
heirs or Assignes att any time or times before the Enseall- 
ing and delivery of these presents : And further the said 
William Stites doth hereby covenant promise bind and 
oblige himself his heirs Executors and Administrators from 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 419 

lienceforth and forever hereafter to "Warrant and defend all 
tlie above granted premises and the ap])nrtenances thereof 
unto them the said John Corn well Jn and Jerimiah Smith 

Page '21)5. 

Ju their Heirs and Assignes forever against the Lawfnll 
claims and demands of all & Every person or persons what- 
soever and whomsoever : In Wittness whereof the said Wil- 
liam Stits hath hereunto sett to his hand and fixed his 
Seall the twenty Sixth Day of november in the year of our 
Lord one thousand Seven hundred & Tenn 
Signed Sealled & delivered in 
presence of AVilliam Stits (S) 

William Willis 

Henry Willis 

John Willis 

Memorandum that on the thirtyeth day of January 1710- 
11 the within Named William Stites personally apeared 
before mee one of her Majesties of the peace for Queens 
County Assigned and acknowledged the within written 
deed to be his free <k Voluntary act and deed 

Jno ffoster 

The above written deed was Recorded the twenty & first 
day of March 1710-11 

by mee William Willis Clarke 

Peter Titos Juner his ear mark is a slit in the end of the 
of ear and a half peney on each side of the same ear entred 
the. 2. day November. 1731 l)v mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Jonathan Smith r. Jiiner his ear mark is a Crop on the 
of ear S: a halfpene under it and a slit in the Crop. S: a 
Latch on the fore sid of the near ear : entred november ye 
10. day 1781 

by mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 
John Totten his ear mark is a slit in the eand of the of 



420 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ear w'ch was his fathers Peter tottens. entred December 
the 16. 1731 

By mee 

Tho Gildersleeye Clark 

Page 296. 

Att the Request of John Coruwell Junior & Jerimiah 
Smith Junior I this day Surveyed & Layed out to them ye 
peice of Laud in the annexed ffigure lying att the north 
side to the Westward of Herricks in the Township of 
Hempsted in Queens County pursuant to a deed from Wil- 
liam Stites to the Said Smith & Coruwell dated the 6th 9br 
1710 & to a Town vote of Hempsted datted the 4th febru- 
ary: 1663 Containing Eight Acres performed the IHth of 
December anno Dom 1710 \)V mee 

S Clows Surv'r 

MAP. 

The above written Return was Recorded the twenty first 
day of ye 1st mo march: 1710-11 by mee 

William Willis Clarke 

To all Christian people to wliome these presents shall 
come or any ways apertain Greetting Know yee yt I Thom- 
as EUeson Junior: of Hempsted on Long Island (alias) 
Nashaw in Queens County in the province of new Yorke 
Doe by these presents give grant Ijargain sell alinate Re- 
lease aud deliver from mee my Heirs Executors Adminis- 

Page 297. 

trators and assignes unto Richard Osl)urne of or belonging 
to the Town Island County and province aforsaid to him 
his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assignes the Right 
of two propriaties which did formerly beLong to my unkle 
John Ellison Deceased and also a Sixty acre lott formerly 
laid out to my grandfather Lawrence Ellison deceased being 
as it is Said the first Lott Laid out at matinacock and also 
the Right of fifteen gates of fence on cow neck which did 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 421 

belon<>; to niy Deceased uiikle John Ellison the other fifteen 
gates which Did formerly belong to my said deceased 
unckle John Ellison now belongs to mee ye sd Thomas El- 
lison tt also I the said Thomas Ellison do sell as aforsaid 
to the said Richard Osbnrn the one moity or half the hol- 
lows on the plains which did belong formerly to my De- 
ceased unckle John Ellison all which abovsaid two pro- 
])riaties with the a]ipurtenances thereunto belonging with 
the Lott att matinacock aforsaid & appurtenances with 
the Eight of gates aforsaid and also three small Lotts of 
meadow that did formerly belong to my deceased unkle 
John Ellison that is a ten acre lott at Rainors neck ajoining 
on the East of Richard Ellisons meadow and one small 
Lott att the secund opening att Rockaway & one Small' 
Lott on hungry harbour Island all which two propriaties" 
aforsaid Avith the Land as aforsaid and gate Rights with 
the three lotts of meadow aforsaid and appurtenances I 
ye sd Thomas Ellison do by these presents give grant bar- 
gain sell aliuate Release and Deliver from mee my heirs & 
assignes unto the said Richard Osburne to him his heirs 
and assignes to have and to hold forever from mee or any 
from by or under mee my heirs & Assignes and do further 
warrant ys my salle free from any former salle lett mort- 
gage or incumbrance by mee or any from by or under mee 
for and in Consideration of full Satisfaction Received be- 
fore the Signing hereof and in Testimony of the premises 

Page 298. 

I have hereunto sett to my hand and fixed my seall novem- 
bei the ninth day in the year of our Lord one thousand six 
hundred ninty and nine 

Signed Sealld & Delivered 

in presence of us his 

William Willis Thomas X Ellison (S) 
Joseph pettit marke 



422 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

the above written deed is Eeeorded the 27th day of ye 
first mouth March 1711 by mee 

William Willis Chirke 

Pursuant to a vote made att a Town Meetting hehl in 
hempsted the fourth day of aprill annoy Domini 1710 we 
John Serring Se & Thomas giUdersleeve according to said 
vote att the said Town Meetting and the Kequest of John 
Carle wee have hived out one hundred acres of Land in the 
South woods ajoynmg to the said John Carles land begin- 
ing att a white oak thence Eastwardly or near Eastwardly 
80 rods to a black oak thence Northwardly Joyuing to 
Joseph Carles Land 40 Rods to a black oak thence west- 
wardly Joyning to Carpenters feilds 80 rods to a red oak 
thence Southwestwardly or Near itt 40 rods to a white oak 
thence 44 Rods westwardly Joyning to Carpenters feilds to 
a white oak thence Southwardl}' bounded by the high way 
or path that Leads down to Stricklens neck 220 Rods to a 
white oak thence Eastwardly 56 Rods to a red oak thence 
Northwardly 80 Rods to a black oak ajoyniug to the said 
John Carles land Containing one hundred acres 

performed by us: 
Tho Gildersleeve 
John Hearking 

Recorded this third day of Aprill ano 1711 

by mee William Willis Clarke 

Page 299. 

Hempsted January ye 23d day 1710 Whereas att a gen- 
erall Town Meetting held in hempsted the 29th of November 
1658 Severall tracts S: parcell of laud were granted to sev- 
eral! perticular jjersous as they Stand Entered in one of the 
old boocks of the Records of Hempsted nott Exeeding teuu 
aci-es apeice as hj the said Record more or plainly maketh 
apear aud also by the said Record apeareth that John Smith 
Junior aud Thomas foster were by geuerall vote of the said 
Town meetting Chosen to view the convenience for the take- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 423 

iii^- up the Liuid uccordiug to the above Repeated or men- 
tioned Town order and Henry Allen having Legally pnrchas- 
ed of Severall persons their perticular and Respective Rights 
to the said grants or to as many as a])eareth to l)e their 
Rights as more plainly apears by their severall Deeds 
under their hands A- Healls & also Abell Smith having a 
Right of teni) acres that was Thomas Champions & one yt 
was mine as is aparent by said town order and they the 
said Henry alien and abell Smith having Requested of me 
to view the nndevided Land on madnans neck near to their 
own purchased Land S: to make Report of the Convenience 
thereof ct Acordingly I the said Jdo Smith have been down 
on the Said neck & veiwed and doe hereby declare that I 
doe think A: Judge itt is not unconvenient nor prejuditiall 
for the town for them the Said abell Smith and Henry alien 
to take up the perportions of Lands upon the said neck on 
or in the* nndevided land on the Said neck in testimony 
whereof I have sett to my hand the day A; year above 
written and fixed my Seall Ac 

Signed sealld A^c in 

presence of John Smith (S) 

Joseph pettit 

his 
Joseph X Langdon 
marke 

The above written is a true Copy Recorded the 23 day 
of 3 mo may 1711 A' Compared with the originall by 
niee 

William Willis Clark 

Page 300. 

att a generall Town meettiug held in hempsted the third 
day of aprill 1711 Capt Joseph Smith was Chosen Con- 
stable A-; Collector for this Ensuing year att the Same Town 
Meetting John Serring seenior A^ Timothj^ Halsteed were 
Chosen Assesors for the Ensuing year att the same Town 



424 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

meetting William Willis was Cliosen SuperTisor for the 
Ensuing year att the same Town Meetting tlie men Chosen 
in the rear 1709 A: Continued in the year 1710 are still 
continued for the Ensuing year to Look after the high ways 
and view the fences lielonging to the Town and l)ounds 
thereof for the Town platt John Serring Se & Jn'o Tred- 
well Ju for Jemsalem John Jackson Jur and Thomas Sea- 
mans Se for the north Side Obadiah Yalliutine A" James 
Denton for madnans Neck William Mott A' Henry Allen 
and for Cow Xeck William Peatt A: Joshuah Cornwell A: for 
forsters meadow Harman Johnson A Christian Suedicur 
John Tredwell Ju Eequesting of the Town that he may be 
Excused from the abovsaid Tutte John Mott was Chosen in 
his Room A' stead to view fences A' look after high ways : 
Att the said Town Meetting William Langdon A' Johauati' 
brwer are Chosen for fence veiwers from the Mill River to 
Xthe west bounds of the Town att Rockaway att the said 
Town meetting William Willis was Chosen Town Clark for 
the Ensuing year 

att a generall Town meeting held att Hempsted the "22 
day of Mav 1711 itt was votted bv maior votte that Everv 
freeholder in the township of Hempsted shall give an acount 
of what Lands he hold in the town ship of hempsted A by 
what right he holds itt by to the Clark before the 15 day of 
June next A: the Clark is to attend att home three days in 
Each Week (viz) on the third day of the week and on the 
5 day of the week A' on the 7th day of ye week (viz) on 
tuesday thursday A' Saturday: to take an acount theieof and 

Page 301. 

bring itt to the town meetting w'ch is to be held on the 
fifteenth day of June next ensuing and if any person or 
persons Refuse deny A' neglect to give an acount of their 
lands as aforsaid theii" title shall be deemed by the town to 
be Invalued if any person hereafter maketh Ids Right apear 
that at this present Knoweth nott whether he hath any 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECOllDS. 425 

Right or nott yett tliis votte is Dott to liindci' liiin or thorn 
from liis Jnst (Iik; in division by order 

William Willis Clark 

To all ])eo})le unto wlionie this present writtinji; shall 
come Abell Smith of Hempsted in Queens County on 
Nashaw Island Yeoman sends <ireeting Know jee that I 
Abell Smith for and in the consideration of the sum of four 
pounds of good Currant mony of the province of new Yorke 
to niee in hand payed before the Ensealling &: delivery of 
these presents by Henry Allen of the Town County & Is- 
land aforsaid Yeoman the Receipt whereof to full Content 
and satisfaction I doe hereby acknowledge S: thereof A- of 
every parte and parcell thereof Doe acquitt exonerate i\: 
discharge the sd Henry Allen his Heirs Executors Admin- 
istrators and Assignes & every of them by these presents 
and for divers other good causes and considerations mee 
hereunto Moving I the said Abell Smith hath given grant- 
ed Aliened Enfeofed Remised Released Quitted Claim and 
Confirmed and by these presentts Do fully freely Clearly 
and absolutely give grant alien Enfeotie Remise Release 
Quitt Claim c^^ confirme unto the said Henry Allen and- to 
his Heirs and xA.ssignes forever all the Estate Right Title 
Interest Share portion property Claim and demand what- 
soever which I the said Abell Smith ever had now have or 
which I my heirs or Assignes i)i time to come can may shall 
or in any Wise ought to have or claim of in or to all that 
Certain allotment or dividend of land Lying Scituated on 

Page 302. 
the AVest Side of the neck of Land Commonly Called & 
Known by the name of madnans neck formerly layed out to 
thomas Champion Late of Hempsted Deceased Containing 
thirty three acres S: being the eleventh lott in number itt 
being the said Thomas Chamjoions Dividend of Land on the 
sd neck as further appeareth by the Card of the Survey of 
the said neck itt being bounded on the north by the Land 
of the said Henry Allen A: on the West by the bay and on 



426 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

the South by a lott Laid out to John Tredwell cV ou the 
East by the undi^-ided Laud with the Rights priviledu^es 
Commodities Heriditaments aud appurteuances whatsoever 
thereof & thereuuto belougiug. To have aud to hold all 
aud siugular the said lottiueut of laud abovemeutioued with 
all A: siugular the appurtenauces thereof <t of every parte <Vr 
parcell thereof uuto the Said Heury Alleu his heirs A: As- 
sigues to his aud their own sole aud proper use beuititt aud 
behooffe forever freely Clearly aud peaceably A: Quiettlv 
Avithout any manner of Eeclaim Challenge or Contradiction 
of mee the Said Abell Smith my heirs or Assignes att any 
time or times forever hereafter so that Neither I the said 
Abell Smith my heirs or Assignes nor any other person or 
persons for mee or them or in mine or their names Eight or 
Stead shall or will hereafter have Claim Challenae or de- 
maud any Estate Eight Title or Interest of in or to the 
premises or any parte or parcell But of A: from all and 
every action of Eight Estate Title Interest Claim A: demand 
of in and to the premises aud Every parte A: parcell there- 
of I my self ^ Every of them Shall be utterly excluded A: 
forever debaiTed by these presents \- I the said Abell Smith 
doe by these presents further promise A: by these presents 
lugage to defend the Said Heury alien against my self my 
heirs cV: Assignes aud against the heirs of the above named 
Thomas Champion Deceased in the Eight of the said lott- 
ment of land aud against any A: Every other person or per- 
sons whatsoever from by or under mee or under the heirs 
of the said Thomas Champion deceased and for further 
Contirmatiou I have Sett to my hand & fixed mv seall this 

Page 303. 
ninth day of may in the year of our Lord one thousand 
seven hundred and Eleven 

Signed Sealed A: Delivered 

in presence of bis 

William Stits Abell X Smith (S) 

•EoBERD DiXGE luarke 

William Willis 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 427 

Memorandum that on tlie twenty secund day of ma)- in 
the jear of onr Lord 1711 tlie witliin named A])ell Snntli 
personally appeaired before John foster Es'q one of her 
Majesties -Instices for the keepin<2; of the peace for Queens 
County Assigned and acknowledged the within written 
deed to be his reall & Voluntary act tt deed 

Jo'n ffoster 

The afore said and above written Deed is Recorded ^ 
Compared with the originall the 23d day of May : 1711 

by mee William Willis Clarke 

To all Christian people to whonie these presents shall 
come Roberd Hubbs of Hempsted in Queens County on 
Nashaw Island in the province of New York Yeoman Sends 
greetting : Know yee that the said Roberd Hubs for & in 
ye Consideration of the sum of three hundred pounds of 
good Currantt Lawfull mony of New York to him the said 
Roberd Hubbs in hand paid & Securred to be payed before 
the ensealling and Delivery of these presents by Henry 
Allen of Hempsted in the County Island ct province afor- 
said the Receipt whereof to full Content A" satisfaction He 
the said Roberd Hubbs doth by these presents acknowl- 
edge and thereof and of Every parte thereof for himself his 
Heirs Executors and Administrators Doth acquitt Exoner- 
ate cV" discharge him the said Henry Allen his heirs Execu- 
tors A: Administrators and every of them forever by these 
presents And for divers other good causes and Considera- 
tions him the sd Roberd Hubbs Espetiall^' moving : Hee 

Page 304. 

the said Roberd Hubbs hath given granted bargained sold 
Aliened Enfeoffed conveyed and Confirmed and by these 
presents Doth fully freely Clearly and absolutely give grant 
bargain sell Alien Enfeofe Convey & Contirme unto the said 
Henrv alien his Heirs & assiscnes forever all that of two 
AUottments of Land iipon the AYest side of Madnans Neck 
within the bounds of Hempsted being formerly Laid out one 



428 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

of them to John Tredwell <t the other to Thomas Champion 
as apeareth bj the Card of the Survey of the said neck 1 )eing 
the tenth and eleventh Lotts in number and Containing in 
bredth fortv Eods and Lying iu the first de vision Contain- 
iug as ajjpeareth by said Card fifty & one acres more or 
Less being bounded on the vrest by the bay and on the 
north and the South bv the Land of the said Henrv Allen 
A: on the East by the undivided Land on the sd neck itt 
being the farme Late iu the tenure A' occiipation of John 
Hubbs Deceased Together with all houses Edifices building 
barnes Stables Orchards gardens Meadows feedings pastures 
Woods under Woods ways Easments profitts Comodities 
heriditaments 6: Appurtenances Whatsoever to the said two 
allottments of Land or to any part or parcell of them be- 
longing or in any wise appertaining thereunto with the Re- 
vertions and Remainders thereof (Exepting the Right title 
and dower of Silence Hubl)s Widdow 6: Relick of John 
Hubbs Deceased former owner of the above granted prem- 
ises) and all the Estate Right Title Interest Inheritance 
property posesion Clame and demand whatsoever of him 
the said Roberd hubl)s of in and to the same «t of ever}' 
parte & parcell thereof To have tV" to hold all the above 
granted premises with all A* Singular the appurtenances 
thereof unto the said Henry Allen his Heirs and Assignes 
to his and their own sole and proper use benifitt and be- 
hoofe from hence forth forever. And the said Roberd 
Hubbs for him self his Heirs Executors A: Administrators 
doth hereliv Covenant promise grant and agree to and with 
the said Henrv Allen his Heirs and Assignes in manner A" 
forme following (that is to say) that att the time of the en- 
sealling A: delivery of these presents he the said Roberd 
Hubbs is the true Sole A: lawfull owner of all the above 

Page 305. 
b:irgained and granted premises and stands lawfully seized 
thereof in his own Right of a good perfect and ludeafeaz- 
able Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple having iu himself 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 429 

full power good Right & lawfull antliourity to Sell cind dis- 
pose of the same iu inaiiner as aforsaid and that the said 
Henry Allen his heirs and Assignes shall & may henceforth 
and forever hereafter Lawfully peacably and Quiettly have 
hold use Occupie posses & Enjoy the above granted prem- 
ises with the appurtenances thereof (exept as before Ex- 
epted) free & clear & clearly acquitted ct discharged of ^ 
from all and all manner of former and other gifts grants 
bargains salles Leases Mortgages Joyntures DoAvers Judg- 
ments Executions Entaills forlietures and of <S: from all 
other titles troubles Charges tV Encum1)rances whatsoever 
had made Comitted Done or sufered to be done (Exept as 
before Exepted) by the said Roberd Hubbs his Heirs or 
Assignes before the ensealling & delivery hereof A: further 
the said Roberd Hul)bs doth hereby Covenant promise l)ind 
<Sc oblige himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators 
from henceforth & forever hereafter to warrant and defend 
all the above granted premises and the appurtenances 
thereof unto the said Henry Allen his Heirs & Assignes 
against the Lawfull Claims and demands of all & Every 
person or persons whomsoever that shall or doth Lay any 
lawfull Claim thereunto (exept as before Exepted) in witt- 
nes whereof the said Roberd Hubbs hath hereunto sett his 
hand & seall the twenty secund day of May in the year of 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ct Eleven 

Signed Seald <.^ delivered 

in presence of his 

John Johnson Roberd X Hubbs (S) 

Jo'n foster mark 

William AVillis 

Memorandum that on the twenty and Secund day of 
may : 1711 the within Named Roberd Hubbs personall}- 
appeared before mee John foster one of her Majesties Jus- 
tices for the Keeping the peace for Queens County Assign- 
ed and acknowdedged the within written Deed to be his 
Reall <k Voluntary act and deed Jo'n foster 



430 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

The above written deed Recorded the 24tli : day of the 
3d mo may : 1711 by me 

William Willis Clark 

Page 30B. 

att a generall Town meetting held in hempsted the 15 day 
of June 4th month 1711 the matter about giving in their 
lauds is f nrther refered untill the livst tewsday in .Septem- 
ber next for the further compleatting the acountt of their 
Lands & giving itt in to Clark A: they are nott to have Lib- 
erty of longer time 

this by order by 

William Willis Clark 

September the 4th 1711 acording to order The Justices 
of the peace and the Clark apearing and so Litle apearance 
of the people that the mater of giving the peopls Lands and 
determination there of is left to further Consideration for 
another Town meeting 

William Willis Clark 

Att a Town Meetting hell in the Church in Hempsted the 
tirst Day of aprill 171*2 Cap't Joseph Smith was Chosen by 
majer votte to be CoUecter and Constable for this present 
year untill the first Day of aprill next ensuing till another 
be confirmed 

att the Same To^ii meeting John Tredwell Junior was 
Chosen to be supervisor 

att the same town meeting Thomas Langdon and Timo- 
thy^alsted was Chosen Assesers for the Ensiling year : 

att the same town meeting the men Chosen and confirm- 
ed the last year on the tirst Day of aprill 1711 for the 
Looking after the high ways and for veiwing of fences as 
still Continued in their said ofices for the ensuing year un- 
till the first tewsday of aprill next ensuing 

att the same town meetting Thomas Gildersleeve w^as 
chosen dark for the ensuing year 



hempstead town records. 431 

Page 307. 
Know all uuai by these presents tluit whereas Joseph 
please Late of Henipsted Deceased did by his Last will and 
Testament constitute authorise and apoynt Thomas gillder- 
sleeve samuell Williams and William Willis to sell and Dis- 
pose such a Quantity or parcell or parcells of Land be- 
louiuj;- to the said Joseph ])lease as should Dis(diargo and 
pay all his -Just depts Now KnoAV Yee that they the said 
Thomas Gilldersleeve William AVillis and Samuel Williams 
(acording to the trust Eeposed in them) for Divers good 
causes & Considerations them thereunto moving but more 
Espeti.dly for the valuable sum of forty and four ixninds 
of good Currant Mony of the province of new York to 
them in hand payed or Secured to be payed by Joseph 
Wood of Hempsted in Queens County on Nashaw Island 
Labourer before the Ensealling cV' delivery hereof & for 
divers other good causes and Considerations them the said 
Thomas Gilldersleeve Samuell AVilliams S: W'illiam Willis 
Espetially Moving hath given granted bargained Sold 
Aliened Enfeofed Contirnied <k made over and by these 
presents Doth acording to the power committed unto them 
fully freely clearly tt al)Solutely give grant bargain sell 
Alien Enfeoffe Confirm and make over unto the said Joseph 
Wood his heirs and assigns forever all that of a certain 
peice or parcell of Land Lying and being scituate in the 
bounds of Hempsted in the County aforsaid Containing 
forty and four acres & bounded Easterly by a lott formerly 
of John Johnsons iV now in the tenure c\: occupation of 
mary please wdddow & Relick of Joseph please Deceased 
and a high way between Southerly by the Commans West- 
erly by the highway S: northerly by the Commons all which 
sd peice or parcell of Laud as abovsaid <Sz Expressed wee 
the said Thomas Gilldersleeve Samiiell Williams and Wil- 
liam Willis have as abovsaid Sold unto the said Joseph 
Wood his Heirs and Assigns wdth the woods under woods 
Timber trees Standing growing and lying u])on the same 
together with all the fencing closures orchards and fruitt 



/■ 



432 ' HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

trees upon and partainiug to the same and all and Singular 
the priviledges profitts & benilitts to the same belonging 

Page 308. 
with all the Eight title Interest propert}^ Claim and demand 
of them the said Thomas Gildersleeve and William AVillis 
their Heirs and Assigns for him the said Joseph Wood 
his heirs and assigns To hare and to hold occupie posses 
and enjoy forever and the same to be and Eemaiu to the 
onely use benititt ct behoofe of him the said Joseph Wood 
his heirs and Assigues forever itt being free ct Clear and 
Clearly aequited and Discharged of and from all former 
and other gifts grants Halles Mortgages or any other En- 
tanglements whatsoever and the same shall and will by 
these presents AVarrant aud forever Defend against them- 
selves their i*c Each of their Heirs & other asigns and 
against all A: every other person or persons whatsoever that 
shall pretend to Lay any Just or LawfuU Claime from by 
or under them or Either of them their Heirs or any or 
Either of their Heirs or Sucsesours from henceforth for- 
ever as far forth as they the Said Thomas Gilldersleeve 
Samuel Williams cV William Willis or any or Either of them 
can shall or forever hereafter have power to Sell grant or 
•Warrantise the Same in Wittness whereof they together 
with Mary please Widdow & Relickt of the above named 
Joseph please & Executrix to his Estate have Sett to their 
hands and afixed their Sealls the Eighteenth Day of Octo- 
ber in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred 
and Eleven 

Signed Seald A- delivered 

in presence of Thomas Gilldeksleeve (S) 

Joseph Smith his 

Chas doklon Samuell X Williams (S) 

John Doklon mark 

William Willis (S) 

her 
Mary X please (S) 

Memorandum mark 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 433 

that on the Eighteenth day of October 1711 the above 
named Thomas (lindersleeve Samucll AVilliams William 
Willis & mary please personall}' apeaied l)efore mee Jolm 
Tredwell one of her Majesties Justices of the ])eace for 
Queens County assigned mid acknowledged the above writ- 
ted deed to be their free and voluntary act tVr deed 

John Tue])Well 

The above written is a trut^ co])])v Extracted out of tlie 
original] and Recorded the IDth day oi October 1711 

by me William Willis Clarke 

PaCxE 309. 

att a t>enerall T(nvn meettin^ held in Hem})sted Aprill the 
first 1712 itt was votted and concluded upon that a certain 
number of persons freeholders of the sd Town shall be 
named Elected & constituted to take Care with all conven- 
ient spewed to have the Lands sett apart by a former town 
order for a certain peice of Land on the South 8ide of the 
Town of hempsted for the a perpetuall comons truly sur- 
veyed Layed & ascertained for ye more certain perfecting 
of the same the Surveyor is to begin att the wood Edge att 
the secuud west meadow ct Run thence due South one half 
way to the Indian path att South then a line is to run from 
the poynt of trees att the East meadow down by the swamp 
Side half way down to the Indian path att South from 
which to run a streight line westwardly till itt meeteth the 
first line S: half Avay to the Indian path at the ,south which 
shall be ye south bounds of the said granted land for the 
perpetuall Comonage as aforsaid A' that such survey shall 
be returned S: entered in the publick l)ooks of the said Town 
as a perpetuall niemoriall of the Ixninds of the said Lands 
so granted and sett apart for tin; comon use and behoofe of 
all the present & future Inhabitants of the said Town & 
that the said persons or major part of them shall have 
power to Eject Sue prosecute & Evict on the behalf of the 
town and power is hereby granted to them to Eject Sue 



43-4 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

prosecute & evict any person or persons that all ready have 
or att any time here after shall incroach upon fence in take 
up posess or appropriate unto themselves any part or per- 
cell of the said lauds contrary to this or the former order 
about the sd lauds and further itt is voted as aforesaid that 
Richard Townsend John Tredwell Ju: and Samuell Wil- 
liams or major part of them are hereby impowered & elect- 
ed to do and Execute all and every the the things afore- 
mentioned & also to take care that no undue wast be made 
of the wood or timber Standing or being on the Said land 
pro-sdded that nothing herein shall extend to the taking 
away or Infringing upon the possesion of any person who 

Page 310. 

Enjoyed any lands in the said tract before the making of 
the former vote of the town Concerning the Said Land 

pr AViLLiAM Willis Clark 

Benjamin Seaman Entereth a protest against the above 
Said vote & thomas Gilldersleeve also doth the Like by 
order 

by Willis Clark 

Memorandum also Collonall John Jackson at the said 
Town Meetting Except Thomas Gilldersleeve his Heirs and 
sucsesers is alowed to Enjoy forever the Quantity of one hun- 
dred and twenty acres Lying on the East side of the secuud 
west meadow swamp and Caleb Carman Ju his heirs and 
assigns is allowed to enjoy forever fifty acres of Land lying 
near the East Meadow poynt where his house now stands 
doth also protest against the aforsaid votte for the Laying 
out of the sd commanage he being the onely pattentee now 
living of the township of Hempsted Entered l)y order by 

Aprill the first 1712 William Willis Clark 

Aprill the 17d 1712 then Joseph Mott Came and did pro- 
test again s thi?5 voat above j^t is for laying oiat of land for 
3'e publick use of ye town entred by me 

Tho Gilldersleeve Clarck 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 435 

Natliiiniol Oclee Son of iiiitliaiiiel. liis ear mark is a crop 

on each ear and a half peney on the fore side each ear. and 

a half ])pney on tho nnder side of each ear. entred Dece'm 

7. 1782 

by mee Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Isaac Doty his ear mark is a swallow fork on tlu; near ear 
and a half joeney on each side of the same entred desem- 
ber the. 15. 1733. 

l)y mee Tiio Gildersleeve Clarcke 

Richard Jackson his ear mark is a latch on the fore side 
the of ear and a half peney nnder it and a h;dpeney on the 
fore side the near ear entered deceraber the 19. 1733 

by me Tho Gildersleeve Clarke 

Page 311. 

Att A Jenerall Town meeting- held in hempsted Aprill ye. 
5 : th day 1712 then by mager voat of the townse people 
there wos chose for an asesar for this insening year John 
Ivushnior in the rum of Thomas Langdon which wos Cho- 
sen uppon the elextion day and did refeuse to be quollified 
according to law 

Page 312. 

To all (diristian people to wliome these presants shall 
com or aniwais appertain greeting Know yee yt I llichard 
totten Sener of hempsted one long island alias nawsaw in 
queens county in ye pro vim; of new Yorck do by these 
presants give grant alinat release & deliver from me my 
hairs executors administrators and asigns unto my son wil- 
liam totten of ye town county island and province afore sd 
to him his hairs executors administrators & asigns one tliurd 
part equal in quantity ct quollity of all my housing lands <fe 
meedous and Im])rovements in ye bounds of hempsted w'tli 
ye apurtinanses exsept fifty acars of w^ood land at ye bed 
of ye harbor all w'ch equal thurd part of my hous lands 
and primises as above sd I ye sd Richard totten do by 
these presants give grant alinate release and deliver from 



436 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

mee my liairs and asigns unto my sd son "William tot- 
ten to him bis liairs and asigns to have and to hold 
for ever and peatiabnly to enter in to posestion of ye same 
at mv deses and ye same to have & poses to him his 
hairs' & asigns as his or theare owne estat with out 
any let hindranc or molistation what ever by any of my 
hairs or sucsesars what ever claming ye same or any part 
theare of w'ch is for k in consideration of full satisfaction 
reseved to my own content & in testimony of ye premises I 
have heare unto setto my hand and fixed my seal and in ye 
fourth year of ye reigne of our sovereign e hidy ann by ye 
grac of god over ingland Scotland franc and irelaud Quen 
&c defender of ye faith and in ye year of our Lord god 
1702-3 this. (5. day of march 

Sined Sealed and delivered 

in presants of ous his 

Joseph Pettet Eichakd X Totten (S) 
Thomas Tredwell marck 

A treu Copy taken out of the oridgnal compared and 

entred by mee 

Tho Ctilderslee\'E Clarck 

Page 313. 

To All Christian peopel to whom these presants shall 
Come or any wais appertain : Greeting Know ye that I 
samiiel Pine of hempsted one long island ales nasaw in 
quens County in ye province of neuyorck do by these give 
grant bargin sell alinat reles in fife and deliver from mee 
my hairs executors administrators and asigns unto Isack 
Jarman sener of the town County island and provinc afore 
said to hira his hairs executors administrators and asigns a 
saiiain : acorn idatione lying and being in hempsted that is 
to say one dwelling hous three home lots containing nin 
acars mor or les as thay ware laid out Iwunded as followeth 
by the land of Samuel Rainer east hy the land of beniamen 
Pine south and west by the high wais I say the said hous 



lIKAirSTKAl) 'I'OWN IMKi )l! I )S. 437 

Mild land above said to^otli(U' with tlic oidv housing <i;ardiii 
frent tres fencing- and all a|i))crtainiiii!; there oik; or tlieare 
unto belonging as granted ])y the town. I ye abovesd 
SMimiel Pine do by thes«- prt^sants give grant bargin S(dl 
alinat releas and dtdiver I'loni me my hairs and asigns nnto 
ye sd Isack Jarman to him his hairs and asigns to have A- 
to hold the sd hons land and primises with the apurtinanses 
for ever to ye only ns(( Ixiiiitit tV behoff of hiin ye sd Isack 
Jarman his haiis and asigns heare by waranting A' T do 
warant this my sail to l)e law full atln^itick and good 
against any parson or parsons that shall mack any Just 
Clam thear unto yt; same free from any former sail let 
morgadg or in Combranc Avhat ever A- I ye sd Samuel Pine 
do further Covenant and i)romise for mv self inv hairs and 
asigns to A" w'th ye sd Isaac Jarman his hairs and asigns 
to do any further thing If required theareuuto for ye seure 
making k firm binding ye sd land and primises at ye 
])roper Cost of ye sd Jarman all which for aud in Consid- 
eration of fourty tw pounds silver mony paid as fall satis- 
fatction before ye signing hear of and in testimony of the 
primises I have setto my hand aud fixed my seal May ye 
24 Anno 1712 

Sined seled and delivered 

in presants of Samuel Pine (S) 

Joseph Pettet 
John Thomas 

KiCHARD TOWNSEND 

henipsted may 24 1712 This day apeared be fore me 
John Tredwell esipiiar one of har magisties Juestisses of the 
peas for (jueiis (younty samuel Pine ye w'Mn named and 
acknowledged ye w'tin contract to be his own proper and 
volliutary act and ded 

John Tredwell 

hempsted May 24 1712 reseved then of Mr Isack elar- 
man fouity two pounds curoiit mony of ye proviuc of new- 



438 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

jorck being ye full consideratiou of mony in full for ye 
w'tin mentiaued purclias: in presants 

John Thomas Cler 
Joseph Pettet 

This above, sd. ded and acknowledment & reseit take out 
of ye origanal & compared & entered 

Pur Me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 314. 

To all peopel to wliome these presents shall Com greet- 
ing KnoAv ye yt I Adam Mott of hempsted in quens Coun- 
ty in ye province of ueuyorck for and in consideration of ye 
som of twenty six shillings to mee in hand before ye en- 
sealing hear of well & treuly paid by Zecel Smith of ye sd 
hempsted County & provinc afore sd & ye resept wheare of 
I do hear by acknowledg A: my self thear with fullv satisfied 
and contented & thereof & of every part & parsel thearof 
exonnerate & aquit and discharg ye sd ezecel Smith his 
hairs executors administrators for ever by these presants 
have given granted bargained sold aliened convaied and 
confirmed A' l)y these presants do freely foully & cleare- 
ly confirm unto him ye sd ezecel Smith his hairs and 
asigns for ever one hollow of laud scituate lying & being in 
ye bounds of hempsted in quens county containing by es- 
tamatiou one acar & half more or les bounded west war<lly 
near aioining to ye sd ezecel Smiths now dwelling hous tt 
so rovmd b}' ye plains to have and to hold ye sd granted <t 
bargined primises w't all ye apurtiuauces privilidges ct 
commodities to ye same belonging to ye sd ezecel Smith 
hiss hairs & asigns for ever to his <t theare only proper use 
l)euifit & beliof for ever & I ye sd Adam Motfc for me my 
hairs excutors administrators do covenant promise and 
grant to w'th ye sd ezecel Smith his hairs A' yt be fore ye 
ensealling hear of I am ye treu sole & lawfull owner of ye 
above bargened primises & have in my self good right full 
poure & lawfull athority to grant bargiu sell convay A: con- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 431) 

firm sd bni'^ined priinises in manner as above scl and yt ye 
sd ezecel Smith his liairs tt asipjns shall <S: may from time to 
time & at all times for ever hear after by fors ik virtue of 
these presants lawfully pe;isabully tt cpiiatly have hold use 
occupy and eiiioy ye sd demised & bargined primises w't ye 
apurtinanses free ct clear & freely & clearely aqnited exon- 
erated A' discharged of from ;ill & all maner of former and 
other gifts grants bargiiis sails lesses morgadges extents 
Joiiitors doiiryes Judgments executions incnmbarancses 
<k extents furthermore I ye sd Adam mott for my self 
my hairs executors administrators do covenant & in gadg 
ye above demised premises to him ye sd ezecel Smith his 
hairs i*c asigns against ye lawfull clams or demands of any 
parson or parsons what soever for ever hear after to wo- 
rant secoiier (t defend in witnes wlieare of I have set my 
hand & seal this twenty sixth day of may: 1712: & in ye 
eleventh year of ye reign of our sovereign lady Anne : Quen 

&c 

sined sealed and delivered Adam Mott (S) 

in presants of 

Tho (tILDERSLEEVE 

John Smith 

Beniaman Wood 

Hempsted May ye 31 day 1712 Then apeared be for niee 

John Tredwell esquiar : one of liar magistes justices of the 

peas in quens County Adam Mott named one ye other sid 

of this paper & did acknowledg ye ded one ye other sid to 

be his own volliutary act <t ded 

John Tredwell 

This above sd ded Com pared with ye origenol ded and 

enterd in ye records Pur mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 315. 
To all Christian peopel to whom these presents shall 
come or any ways apertain Know ye jt I daniel Bedele of 
hempsted in quens County in ye province of neu yorck for 



440  HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 

divers good causes & considerations me mo-^aug liatli re- 
mised relesed & for ever quit clamed iV: bv these presants 
for mv self and mv hairs 'do fully clearly A: absolutely re- 
mise reles A: for ever quit clame unto my son david bedele 
of ye sd hemjisted ct county <t province : afore sd in his 
full and, peaceable posestion & sisen k to his hairs <fc asigns 
for ever all such right titele intrust cV: demand whatsoever 
as I ye sd daniel bedele had or ought to have of in or to 
ye equal half of my fifty acar lot of land setuate lying <fe be- 
ing in ye bounds of hempsted butted c'e bounded one ye 
north bv a high way east bv ve high way vt leads to ve old 
landing j)lace south k west by old marked trees as it was 
laid out to have A: to hold ve sd crrauted primises w't all vs 
apurtinanses pri^^dledges <^' commodities to ye same lielon - 
ing or in inaniwise apertaining to him ye sd david bedele 
his hairs & asigns for ever so yt nither he ye sd dauil be- 
dele nor his hairs nor any other parson or parsons for him 
or them or in his or theare nams or in ye nam right or sted 
of any of them shall or will bv auv wav or mens hear after 
have clame challin^s or demand estat right title or intrust 
of in or to ye premises or any part or parsel thear of quit 
from all & every action right estate title intrust iV demand 
of in or to ye premises or any part or parsel theare of tha^- 
& everj* of them shall be iitterly excleuded A: liared for 
ever by these presants A- also the said danil bedele A- his 
hairs ye sd equal half lot t>f land above mentioned w"t ye 
apurtinanses to ye sd david bedel his hairs <t asigns at his 
and thear own proper use S: useses in maner A' form afore 
spetified against my hairs A: asigns A' every of them sli;ill 
warant A* forever defend by these presants In witnes 
Mhear of I have setto my hand A: fixed my seal this ninth 
day of June Anno domini. 1112. \- in ye eleventh year of 
the reign of our sovereign Lady Anne Quen A'c 
8ined selled and delivered in presants of 
Johannes brohwers his 

Isaac Smith Daniel X Bedele (8) 

marck 



HEMPSTEAJJ TOWN RECORDS. * 441 

Tins ;il)()VO S(l deed is a treu (.'opy of t]i<' orij;aiial Coiu- 
pared and cntrcd hy mee 

Tlio GiLDERSLEEVE Clarck 

.  Page :U(). 

To all peoj)l(! to wlioiiie these presaiits shall com know 
ye. ) t. Isaac Siiiitli of li('iii[)sted in quens county on nasaw 
island in }'(; pioviiic of neuyorck yoenian sends greeting 
know ye yt I Isaac Smith for and in consideration of ye 
sum of seventy pounds good & lawfull mouy of neuyorck in 
hand well t\: treuly paid before ye enseling & delivery of 
these presants by david bedele of ye sd hempsted & prov- 
inc afore sd ye resepts wheare of I ye sd Isaac Smith do by 
these presants acknowledg & thear of & tliear from A' of 
every part theare of acquit exonerate & discharg ye sd david 
bedele his hairs executors administrators for ever by these 
presants & for divers good causes & considerations me 
theare unto moving have given granted bargained sold 
alined enfeofed convaighed & confirmed & by these pres- 
ants do fully freely clearly and absoleutly give grant bar- 
gin sell alien enfcof conveigh & contirm unto ye sd david 
bedele his hairs and asigns for ever a sartaine tract of land 
containing fifty acars be it mor or les scituat lying & being 
in ye bounds of hempsted one ye south sid of the great 
plains at a place colled sharmans neck it being bounded 
west & south by ye high wayes and east by a high way & 
north by the land of John dorlon to gather with all such 
right liberty es imunities profit priviledges commodities 
emoluments S: apurtinanses thear unto l)elonging to getlier 
w't all timber trees woods under W(K)d fields pastuers or- 
chards fenc timber trees & w't ye revartious A- remainders 
thear of all ye estat right title intrust inheritants property 
posescion clame A demand what soever of him ye sd Isaac 
smith of in A to ye same A: every part thear of to have A' 
to hold all ye above granted primises w't all ye appurtin- 
anses thear of unto ye sd david bedele his hairs & asigns to 
his & thear own i^ole A' proper use beuitit & behofe from 



442 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

heuc forth & for ever A- yt ye sd clavicl bedle his hairs & 
usigijs shall S: may hencforth S: ior ever lawfully peace- 
abully A- qniatly have hold use occupie poses A' euioy ye 
above granted primises w't ye apiirtiuanses thear of free & 
clear A' freely & clearly accpiited A' discharged of & from all 
A all manar of former & other gifs grants bargins sails lesses 
morgadges lointors donries Judgments extants entail for- 
tituers A' of A- from titles troubles charges & encombranses 
what soever had mad commited or suliered to be don by ye 
sd Isack smith his hairs or asigues at any time or times be 
fore ye ensealing A: delivery of these presants A- furder ye 
sd Isaac smith doth hear by covenant promise bind A: 
oblige my self my hairs executors administrators from 
hencforth for A^ ever hear after to warrant & defend ye 
sd before granted primises & ye apurtinauses thear of unto 
ye sd david bedele his hairs & asigns against ye lawfule 
clams of any A' all ye hairs executors administrators of ye 
be fore mentioned Isaac smith & for furder confurmation I 
J e sd Isaac smith have hear unto set to my hand A: fixed 
my seal ye twenty sixth day of february and in ye eleventh 
year of ye reign of our sovering Lady Anne Quen of great 
britton and the year of our lord 1711-12 

sined sealed A' delivered in presants of 

Joseph pettet Isaac Smith (S) 

calip x carman 

his marck 

ELIAS DORLON 

march ye tifth 1711-12 then I delivered david bedele 
pesabnl posestion by turf A' twig all yt land tfe posestion 
yt I sold him one a neck called sharinanses neck ;is witiies 
my h;uid 

witnes Isaac Smith 

MoRDAC;A LESTER 

Kobert lee 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 443 

This above sd ded is u treu copy of ye origaiiol coiiipared 
and (filtered by me 

Tito CIit^deksleevk Claick 

Page 317. 

To all People to wliome this presant rightiiii; Indented 
shall come Charls Dotye Joiiatluui Whithed arbitrators & 
Jeains Jacksou umpear iudiferautly named elec-ted & Chos- 
en by Peter Tottan Juner of hem])sted in (piens C^onnty 
in ye provinc of nenyorck cordwinder of ye one part ^^ 
William totten Beniamen totten A: Jesper totten all of 
ye same place on ye other part to award arbitrat order Judg 
Determine & final end to make of for upon (t consarning 
all & all maner actions & caues of actions snets debts stiifs 
accounts reconing dittirauces & quarrels betwene the said 
parties conserning ye estat of Hichard Totten Sener of 
hempsted latly desesed viz. his mantion hous A' all other 
beuldiugs orchards Lands & meddows ye sd Richard died 
posesed of Cas by sartain Bonds executed siudi ()tlier by ye 
sd perties dated ye. 19tli. (jf may last past mor fully ex- 
sprest send Greeting kiu>w ye yt ye sd arbitrators & um- 
pear willing to make liVendship betwen ye sd ])arties c^- to 
Perceout thear troublesom C!ontentions in law having heard 
proofs tt aleganses of ye sd parties & haveing deuly Con- 
sidered of the preemises do mack This our award in manner 
<fe form following and first wee do order tt award yt all 
seuts now depending betwen ye sd parties yt be with all 
Conveniant speed withdrawn by ye Plaintives in ye sd 
suits & further we do hearby order & award yt ye sd 
AVilliam Beniamau <S: Jesper them or Ither of them or each 
of thear executers or asigns shall pay or caues to be paid 
unto ye sd peter Totten inner executors or asigns ye sum 
<^f fiveteen pounds curant moiiy of ye Colleny of neuyorck 
on or before ye second day of September nex S: we do order 
& award yt upon the pay ment of. ye. sd. sum of mony ye. 
sd. Peter Totten or his hairs or asigns shall sine seal & de- 
liver unto them ye sd william Totten Beniaman Totten & 



444 HEMrsTEAD TOWN ItECORDS. 

Jesper Totteu for ye use of ye. scl. william Beuiaman & 
Jesper A- tliear hairs A' asigns releses of all liis right title 
Intrust estat demauds whatsoever of him ye sd Peter of iu 
A' to }e maner lious ct all other Beuldiugs orChards laud & 
meddous yt ye sd Eichard Totteu died posesed of yt is to 
say to each of them a reles for ye oue equal thurd part of 
the same hous lauds medowes feusis & also asigu over uuto 
them ye sd William Beuiaman Ar Jesper one sartaiu ded 
dated ye 20 day of march in ye eleventh of ye Reign of 
Quen Anne being saile &: grant from Peter totteu the father 
of the said peter totteu iuner to him ye sd Peter Totteu 
inner and his hairs of part of ye above mentioned lands A' 
medows above sd subscribed iu witues whereof we have 
hearuuto put our hands A' seals at ye hous of Daniel Smith 
iu hempsted oue ye second day of June anno domini 1712 

Sealled and delivered in 

presants of ous Jeams Jackson (S) 

John Thomas Cler Charls Doughty (S) 

SAMUEL ClOW^ES JONATHAN WhITHED (S) 

This is a tru Copy taken out of the original and com- 
pared S: entered Par me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 318. 

These Presants witneseth that wheare as thear hath been 
a detiranc betwen ous Jeams Pine aud Eichard Elisou both 
of hempsted in cjuens County iu the Pro vine of Neuyoick 
as Conseruiog som ui)land that lyeth against ye sd Jeams 
Pines medow att Rainers neck at ye south meddows iu 
hempsted wee have agreed as followeth viz. the line betwen 
ous is to be gin att a whit oak stum]) yt staudeth on ye 
east sid of ye path yt leads to ye meddow near ye sd Eich- 
ard Elisous bars A' from thenc downwards to ward ye Med- 
dow to a whit oak tree A' thenc to another whit oak tree 
still downward A' from thenc to a thurd whit oak tree 
standing near the meddow wheare thear is tAvo on one 



TfEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 445. 

stump tl)t; (Nistorniost of thoni tt this above sd line is to be 
a purpetiial bouiuls bctwen ous forever and further from 
3'e sd tree yt stands l)y ye meddovv sid west tV' by south to 
the sd Jeams Pines fenc &g furthermore I ye sd Richard 
Elison do reles from niee my hairs & administrators all ray 
ri^ht yt I ever Clamed one ye east sid of ye above sd line 
unto ye above named Jeams Pine & his hairs tt asigns for 
ever & I ye above sd Jeams Pine do allso relese from me 
my hairs & administrators all my right A' title yt I did ever 
Clame one ye west sid of ye above sd line unto ye above 
sd Richard Elison & his hairs & asigns for ever yt is to 
say all ye land & medow yt lyeth w't in ye sd neck fenc ye 
East sid is Jeams Pines ct ye west sid is Richard Elisons : 
in witnes hear of we have setto our hands and fixed our 
seals this 30th. day of January 1712-13 

siued sea lied 

in presants of mark 

Tho Gildersleeve Jeams X Pine (S) 

Adam Mott his 

Richard Elison (S) 

This above agreement Compared and entered Pur me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 319. 

Att a Jenerall Townd meeting held in hempsted April ye 
7th. day 1713 Att the same time John Tredwell i wos 
Chosen supervizer by ye mager vot of ye fiee holders for 
this present year 

att the above sd Town meeting hj mager vot of ye free 
holders tlieare wos Chose John Jackson and John Rushmor 
for asessors for this presant year 

at ye same time wos John mott and Joseph Carle Chosen 
for survans of highwais and veuers of hy ways for this en- 
seuing year for the Town 

And for ve nortli sid obadiah vollintine and sam Denton 



446 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

for siirvairs of high wais and feuc veuars for this present 
year 

Att ye same time Harmau Jouson tV* Christ John snede- 
cor wos Chose for survairs of high wais &: veiiars of high- 
waies for this enseuing year 

Att ye same time John Jackson k thomas Seaman S. wos 
Chosen for smwairs of high waise and fentc weuars for this 
presant year and for maduans neck Eichbel mott A: Kobert 
mitehel for this presant year and for Eockaway Richard 
mannering & william Langdon for this enseuing year 

Att ye sam time Cap Joseph Smith was Chosen Cunsta- 
bul and Colectter for this enseuing year 

Att ye same time Thomas Gildersleeve wos Chosen Town 
Clarck for this enseiiinsj year 

All this above sd wos entered By me 

Tho Gilderslee^t: Chxrck 

Page 3-20. 

Att a Jeneral Town meeting held in hempsted April ye 
7. day 1713 1)y mager vot of the free holders it was voted 
and agreed that thear shall be no rams to mn at liberty out 
of mens Closses any whear in the bounds of hempsted if 
thay be found any whear in ye streets or on ye plains or 
woods at liberty out of mens Closes Ave do alow it to be law 
fuU for any parsou or parsons to tack them for thear own 
and to convart them to thear own use after ye tirs munday 
in august nex enseuing the dat hear of This entered by 
order 

By me Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Att a Jeneral Town Meeting held in hempsted: April ye 
fi day 1714 Then thear was Chosen Cap Joseph Smith 
Cuustabul and Colector for this enseuing by the mager voat 
of ye fi-ee holders of hempsted 

Att the sam town meting thear wos Chosen for a seuper- 
A-izer for this enseuing year John Tredwell by ve ma^er vot 
of ye free holders of hempsted 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 447 

Att ye sani town meeting tbear wos Chosen Jolni Jacson 
& Isaac Smith for asesars for this eusening year by mager 
vot of free holders of hempsted 

Att ye sam town meeting thear wos Chosen Jolm Mott <t 
Joseph Carle for survairs of high wais and weuing of fences 
for this inseuing year by mager vot of ye freeholders of 
hempsted for ye town 

Att the same town meeting thear avos Chosen Timothy^ 
Hoisted and Cliarls mott for Couneck for survairs of high- 
wais & fenc weuars for this present year by ye mager vot 
of the free holders of hempsted 

Att The sam town meetin«: it wos Concleuded bv the 
mager voat of ye free holders of hempsted that all ye rest 
of the siirvairs of high wais and for wening of fentces that 
wear Chosen the last year are continewed for this ensening 
year 

Att ye sam town meeting thear wos Chosen Tho Gilder- 
sleeve for this ensening year Clarck of ye town 

PaCxE 321. 

Know all men b}- these presents yt I John Simmons of 
ye island of nasaw in Qnens County in ye provincof nenyorck 
yeoman for sundry waighty Considerations have nominated 
Constituted & appointed & by these presents do nominat 
Constitute appoint tt ordain and in my sted S: place put 
my trusty & well beloved frend Jeams Bate of. ye. sd 
County yeoman my treu and lawfull atturny to mack sail 
and of all my right. tV:. intrust of all my lands cV" mesuagues 
& tenements k all other things to me belonging, w't in ye 
township of hempsted tt els wheare w't in ye sd. County. &. 
to yive titles for ye same in my name A' allso to demand 
seue recover & reseve for me t^c in my name ct to my behoof 
& pay all rents monye that shall be due & pay-abul upon 
ye sd Lands & primises granting to sd aturny my sole & 
fnll power & athority in ye primises as afore sd to mack 
sail c*^' deliverie of all my lands A' tenements w't all A: singu- 



448 HEMPSTEAD TOAYN EECORDS. 

lare ye primises as afore scl A: lick wiese to seu arest im- 
plead imprison <^' condemn sack persons tliair hairs execu- 
tors and admiuis't refensing to pay to my sd atflrnv any 
mony due upon the above sd primises be fore any Judg iV 
Justis of ye superiour Cort of Judecure or any other Cort 
record <t ye sd parsons again out of prison to deliver at his 
deceretion &: upon ye resept of ye sd sum of money or any 
part thear of to give one or more discharge or discharges 
Eesepte or Eeseptes in my name to macke sine A- deliver 
as also one or mor aturny or aturnyes under him to substi- 
tute or appoint S: agreine at bis pleseure to Kevock & 
tirther to do execute per form A: tinish forme & in my name 
all (t siuguler thing A' things which shall or may be uese- 
sary consarniug A: touching ye premises as fully throely A: 
intirely as I ye sd John Simmans in my own parson could 
do in or abought ye primises Eattitiing A' Confirming A' 
alowiiig whatsoever my sd aturny shall do or Caues to be 
don in the premises in witnes whear of I ye sd John Simans 
have hear unto set my hand and seal thie thirtenth dav of 
January in ye eleventh year of liar magisties reign Anno 
dom : 171'2 ' 

Sealed and delivered 

In the presants of ous his 

Jan mos John X Simmans (S) 
WILLIAM TiLLiPER marck 

January the. 13. 1712-18 Then Apeared before mee 
Lamluirt Garrism one of har Magisties Justises of the Peas 
John Seman and he treuly exammined did acknowledg this 
within asantment to bee his act A* deed 

Lamburt Garrisin 

This above is a treu Coppy Compared A- entered Pur Mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 322. 

I have this day at ye Eequest of Thomas Pearsal Juner 
survaied a small Peas of Land lying at the east sid of hemp- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 449 

sted liarl)our Tn the bounds of liempsted bof^iiming at a 
small Cl^evitreo that stands ab(jut twelve Rod southwest 
from ye said Thomas Pearsals lions and from thenc runing 
eastwardly straight toward ye place wheare liichard Osborn 
Juners hous formerly stood ninty Rod to a wollnut saplin 
thenc south erdly thirty Rod to a stouping Chesnut saplin 
thenc westwardly ninty Rod to a whit oak saplin standing 
by ye liarl)our side thenc northeardly to the place of begin- 
ning forty four Rods within this tract of land twenty acars 
and one himdred and thirty Rod of ground taken up on his 
right of propriaty and to make up for Land lost at matina- 
cock and for leaving a highway at liempsted according to 
the towne order servaied the twenty third day of June In 
the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and 

thirtene 

by me Jarvis Mudg 

This above is a treu Copi Compared by me 

Tho CtILDERSleeve Clarck 

MAP. 

Att the Request of Thomas Pearsall Juner and william 
willis I have survaied and Laid out the Land Contained in 
the annexed skeeni near the head of liempsted harbour Con- 
taining eaightteeine acars and half in equal shaires and 
parts Thomas Pearsall part being to help to make up for 
Loss of land at matinacock and william Willis his part upon 
tlie account of his Proppriatorship in the township of liemp- 
sted 

performed this day of the sixth month 1713 

by mee .Teams Townsend 

This above survay is a treu Coppi Compared and entered 
pur me the 21 first day of August 1713 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 323. 

Tliear wos Laid out and Survaied to Justis John Tred- 
well and Samuel Enibry and Captt Thomas Tredwell and 



450 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

Jolin Euslimor one Sartaiu Parsel of Swomp lying to Pine 
mill with the upland AJoining to it as may more at Larg 
appear by the return of Mr: Peter Cotelio Servaire and I 
the said John Eushmor Pelese and Eelinquish all my 
right and title of the Quorter or forth part of the said Snr- 
vay or purches from me my hairs executors Administrators 
and asigns forever unto Isaac Jarman of hempsted in Quens 
Count}' to him his hairs executors Administrators or asigns 
for ever to him and thear onely proper use and benifit and 
beHof for ever and do further Acknowledg to have Eeseved 
full Satisfatction for so doiug as Avitnes mv hand and seal 
this 18. day of ffeabreuary Anno, domiui 1712-13 

Testified by ous 
f coquillett john eushmor (s) 

David Jecocks 

This above is a treu Copy Compared and entred by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Att a Janaral Town meeting held in hempsted may ye. 3. 
day 1714: Then it wos agreed and by the mager woat of 
the freeholders of the town that all ye sheep or any of ye 
sheep that runs upon the plains with in ye bowuds of hemp- 
sted shall have libarty to run with out any molestation 
nithir day nor night And if any man or men or any other 
parson or parsons are found to drive ye said sheep att any 
time to any place for to fold them or to in Close them in 
any yard or feeld above ye time of two ours hee shall and 
doth forfit the sum of forty shillings Curant mony of ye 
province of neuyorck to be paid to ye informer and twenty 
shilling shall be ye in formers and ye other twenty shillings 
to befor. ye. use of ye town, it is to be understud the sheep 
belonging to ye. freeholders of hempsted 

This by order entered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 324. 

Att ye. same town meeting it is ordered that on next 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 451 

monday the: lOtli. day of this mstant may. 1714. is ye day 
coiicleuded on for to part our sheep for to wash and to 
shaer our sheej) att Isaac Smiths hous in herick: all so it is 
ordered that we do eoncileud to part our sheep on the firs 
monday in October next at ye sd Isaac Smiths it is also 
ordere at ye same toAvn meeting that all ye rams that are 
found at liberty out of mens closes it is lawfull for any man 
to geld them that finds them out after ye last da}^ of this in 
stant may. 1714 

This by order by me 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck 

At a Jenaral Town Meeting held in Hempstead in Quens 
County Aprill the first day. Anno dom. 1718 John Laugdon 
of ye same town abov sd requireth of the free holders of ye 
sd Town yt they would pleased to grant him yt streem or 
river yt runs by his hous called the mill river for to buld a 
grist mill on & likewise to cut a dich tlirou a pees of ye 
Towns meadow for a water lain in such a place where it 
shall thought most convenient for ye beuifit for ye sd mill 
at ye same Town meeting it Avas voated & granted yt ye sd 
John Langdon shall have ye sd streem & liberty to cut a 
dich as above sd upon ye conditions following yt he or his 
hairs or assigns shall w'tin two years from this date buld a 
good grist mill & keep it in good order & grind all sorts of 
grain that shall be brought to ye sd mill by ye inhabitants 
of ye sd town before others yt do not belong to ye sd 
Town for ye eleventh part of each respective bushell of what 
he grinds of all sorts of grain & shall keep ye sd mill in re- 
pair but in cause ye sd John Langdon or his hairs or assigns 
Shall hereafter at any time neglegt or delay to keep ye sd 
mill in repair and Cant grind for ye Space of two month at 
any time hereafter & he or they be not indeavouring to put 
ye said mill into repair again w't expedition then ye sd 
Stream A* dich shall return to the freeholders of ye Tow^n 
again to dispose of as they shall think fitt or to whome they 
please by voat again except ye winter Season three month 



452 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

is to be alowed & sicknis alwais to he pro\-idecl & no time 
to be profixed for that 

Memarandom whereas re word in deavouring k ye word 
expodition tt two month is exi-hided he shall be obliged at 
all times hereafter & his hairs cie assigns not to let ye sd 
mill be ont of good repair a twelve month A: a day on ye 
forfit of ye sd stream 

John foster 
Isaac Smith 

This above is a true Coppy taken ont of ye original & 
Compared and entred by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 325. 

To all Christian people to whome these presants shal 
come or aniwise apertain greeting Know ye yt i John mott 
Sener of hempsted on long island alias nawsaw in qnens 
County in ye pro vine of neuyorek do by these presants give 
grant bargin sell aline relese A: deliver from mee mv hairs 
executors administrators & asigns unto Siman Searing of ye 
town County island and pr ovine afore sd to him his hairs 
executors administrators & asigns one a sartain parsel of 
Solt medow lying being and setuate in ye bounds of hemp- 
'^sted at a place caled hungry harbor ye whol lot containmg 
twlve acars and snm rods as it wos laid out bounded west 
by ye meddow of Samuel Williams, east by ye meddow of 
pearsals north ct south to ye two main Cricks ye one moiete 
or equal half part of ye sd Lot of Solt meddow w't ye apur- 
tinanses there on or theare unto V)elouging as ye sd John 
Mott do by these presants give grant bargin Sell alian re- 
leas & deliver from me my hairs & asigns unto ye sd Siman 
Searing to him his hairs & asigns to have & to hold ye sd 
meddow A' primises w't ye aportinanses to ye onlv use ben- 
itit & be hof to him ye sd Siman Searing his hair A: asigns 
for ever ye same to warant k defend against any parson or 
parsons yt shall mak Any Just clame thear unto free from 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 453 

jiuy I'ornier sail Lett moij^adfj; or incombaiauc what so ever 
bj me or any from l)y or uiidiu' me all w'cli is for & in con- 
siclerjition of A valiabul sum of monye to mee in hand paid 
be fore ye ensealinji; tt delivery hearof ye resept hear of [ 
ye sd John Mott do own it acknowledg my self fully Con- 
tented A' satisfied in testimony of ye primises I have heare 
nnto set to my hand and tixed my tjeal May ye furst day in 
ye year of onr Lord (lod Anno doniiny: 1718: 

Sined sealled and delivered 

In presants of John Mott (S) 

John Tkedwelle 
Daniel Smith 

This al)()ve sd ded entered ;uid compared by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Patrick mott his ear mark is a latch under the off ear 

and a tiower deluce on ye near ear which was his fathers 

ear mark 

By order by mee 

Thomas Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 325a. 

To All Christian People to whom these presants shall 
Com Thomas Hicks esq Mr John Jackson esq John Tred- 
well esq William Nicols esq trustes of ye town ship of 
hempsted Propriators & freeholders of hempsted in quens 
county in ye coloni of neuyorck in America send Greeting 
in our Lord god ever living Know ye yt wee ye sd Thomas 
Hicks John Jackson John Tredwell c^' AVilliam Nicols by 
virtue of ye powier cV athority to ous or any three of us 
granted by ye proprietors tfe freeholder of hempsted afore 
sd for t*c in Consideration of a sartain sum of mony to ous 
paid to ^' for ye use of ye sd propriators tV: trustees of 
hempsted & freeholders aljove sd by Mr John Monfort of 
madnans neck in ye bounds of ye sd town hempsted yeo- 
man have Granted continued remized released & for ever 
quit Clamed A' l)y these presents do for us our hairs ct 



454 HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

asigns & ye proprietors ck freeholders of Henipsted afore 
sd thear or itliere of thear hairs A: asigns fully clearly & 
absoleutly grant confirm remies reles & for ever quit clame 
unto ye sd John Monfort in his full k pesiabul possestion 
beina & to his hairs S: asigns for ever all yt a sartain tract 
or parsell of land setuatdiing & being upon mad nans neck 
afore sd bounded as followeth yt is to say southwardly by 
ye land of Eichbel Mott westwardly by ye road northAvard- 
ly l)y Eobart Hubs S: eastword by ye sd John Monforts 
other Land Containing in all twenty tAvo acars be sam mor 
or les to gather w't all ct singular ye rights priviledges 
heredetiments <t appurtinanses what so ever be longing or 
in any wise appertaining & all ye estat right title intrust 
Clame & demand what soever w'c Avee ye sd Thomas Hicks 
John Jackson John Tredwell Avilb'am Nicols nou or w'c wee 
our hairs or ye propriators A- freeholders of hempsted 
afore sd thear or ither of thear hairs at any time hear after 
may or aught to have of in or to ye primises or any i)ait or 
parsel thear of To have and to Hold ye sd tennements 
heredetiments & demises & every part & Parsel thear of 
w't thear <t every of thear appurtinanses unto him ye sd 
John Monfort his hairs A' asigns for ever so that netJier 
ither ye sd Thomas Hicks John Jackson John Tredwell 
William Nicoll nor our hairs nor any other parson for ous 
or them or in our or theare name right title or sted or in 
ye names right title or sted of ye propriators & freehohlers 
of hempsted or any of them thear or any of thear hairs or 
a signs shall or may by any way ct means what so ever 
hear after have clam chalinlings or demand any state or 
intrust of in or to ye primises or any part thear of but from 
action Eight state title intrust & demand of in A to ye 
premises & every part thear of shall A- will be utterly ex- 
cleuded A' de])ared for ever by these joresents & wee ye sd 
Thomas Hicks John Jackson John Tredwell and William 
Nicoll & our hairs ve sd Lands tenements heriditvments 
& premises A' every part k ])arsell thear of w't thear 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 455 

t^' ever}' of thour ;i|)])iirliii;iiises unto jc sd .John Mon- 
fort & his hairs tV asigns to his tt thear own proper 
nse A' nses afore sd our hairs & all tV every other par- 
sou S: parsons Lawfnlly cliunniing by from bj or under 
US ye sd Thomas Hicks -lolm Jackson John Tredwell Wil- 
liftm Nicoll shall A' will warant & for ever defend by these 
Presents II witues wheare of wee have hear nuto set our 
hands and fixed our seals ve twelfth day of January m ye 
eleventh year of our Lady Queu Anne over Great brittan 
(fee Anno 171'2 

sealed cV: delivered in ye presents of 

Thomas hicks John Jackson & John Tredwell 

Tho Hicks (8) 

Thomas Tredwell 

Vantvkhv John Jackson (S) 

Beni Drewitt 

and by ye ds wil nicoll John Tredwell (S) 

in the presents of 

wil Cornwell will Nicoll (S) 

memarandom yt on ye two k twentith of January one 
Thousen seven hundred tt thirten: then appeared before 
me william Cornwell esq on of har magisties Justises for 
Kee2)ing ye peace in Quens County assined: by william 
Nicoll John Jackson Thomas Hicks John Tredwell: trustes 
of hempsted A: acknowledged ye w't in written Convaianc 
to be thear reall act & deed: wi Cornwell 

These above written deed and acknowledgment compared 
and entered by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 3^26. 

MAP. 

Att the reques of Mr Timothy Halsted I this day survaied 
and laid out to him the tract of laud protracted according 
to ye draught above setuat near lious bay swamp on ye 
north sid of ye town ship of hempsted in quens County 



456 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

Coutaiiiiiig fifty three acars besids one acar cV: half Left for 
high wais which is tacken up by him upon re account of 
his right of proprietership in ye said town ship performed 
by me 28th day of May Domi Anno 1712 

Samuel Clowes Survair 

Compared and entered by mee • 

Tho Gildeeslee^'e Chirck 
Page 327. 

Whearas I Thamason EHson widdow of hempsted on 
Long island in qnens County haA*iug a sartain estat Left by 
my husband Richard Elisou desesed for my maintainnanc 
deuriug my natural life after w'c by my husbands will ye sd 
estate is to be devided a mongst our three youngest Child- 
ren Eichard Thomas and Rachel by reason I find my self 
un Capabul to manige ye sd estate for my own comforte 
and ye best advantage thear of I do theare fore see. Cause 
and have set out and dissposed unto my sou in Law Sai^iel 
pine a sartaine Lott of medow lying on the south side on a 
neck Coled washborns neck bounded on ye west by ye 
meddows of Timothy hoisted ye sd Lott of meddow more 
or les as shall be found as aUso two cows all Avhich to be 
and remain to ye sd samuel pine to him his hairs or asigns 
he or thay rendering and paying to mee ye sd widdow elli- 
son or my order yearly <fc every year deueriug my natarall 
Life ten shillings curant monj^e of this provinc to be paid 
each year after ye datt hear of att ov upone ye twenty 
fiefth day of desember yearly as afore sd and in confirma- 
tion of every of ye above said premises I have heare unto 
setto my hand and fixed my seal this second day of Sep- 
tember : 1689 

Signed sealed and delivered har 

in presants of us Thamzen X Ellsox (S) 

Joseph Smith marck 

Joseph Pettet 

This above is a treu Copi Compared and entered the 

fifth day of August 1714 by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



HEMrSTEAl) TOWN EECORDS. 457 

Page 328. 
To all Cliristian Pe()pl(^ to wlioiue this prc^saii w ii^litiii<4 
shall come Adam Mott of liem])stfcMl in queus county ^ent'ni 
Andrew <fil)b of Plesant Springs in ye County of Sulitolk 
gent'm & william Nicoll of Islep in ye same county geut'm 
send greeting in our Lord everlasting Know ye yt sd Adam 
Mott Andrew Gibl) <S: William Nicoll' for (t in consideration 
of a cartain same of good and lawfull money unto them at 
& before ye sealing S: delivery of these presents in hand 
W(!ll & treuly ])aid by Christopher Dinge of Hempsted 
afore sd Yeoman ye resept of which thay do hereby ac- 
knowledg tt thereof (t therefrom accpiit exonerate ye sd 
Christefor Dinge his hairs executors (k administrators : 
have granted bargined sold & by these presents do grant 
bargin sell unto ye sd Cliristofar dinge his hairs executor & 
adm'r for ever all that sertain parsel of Land late in ye 
undevided grounds of hempsted afore sd xtendiug westerly 
forty eight rods then northerly eighty three rods: from 
thence easterly : ninteen rods and from thence southeast- 
ardly about ninty and one rods : to the place where it liegan 
bounded Northerly by the lauds now or late of William 
Davis A" him ye sd Cliristifore Dingee easterly hy the lands 
of ye sd Cliristifore Dingee southerly by ye lands of 
edmand titus ct westerly by ye lands of edmand Tites 
(k William Davis afore sd containing seventen acres of 
Land tt sixty rod or there alwuts to gether with all and 
singular woods under woods : tiels waters water-corces : 
profits hereditiments and appurtinanses to the same parsel 
of Land & primises belonging or in ;iwise appertaining & the 
revertion A: revertions remainder iV remainders rents A- 
isseues of ye primises S: of every part thereof And all ye 
estate right title intrest clame ct demand what so ever of 
them ye sd Adam Mott AndraAv Gibb william Nicol in A- 
unto ye sd Land and primises or of in unto out of any part 
or parsel thereof w'c sd parsel of Land & primises is part & 
parcell of a certaine cpiantity of land laid out A' surveyed 
and to be laid out ct survaied by vii'tue of a warant from 



458 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 

his exellancj the lord cornberj of neiiyork in corn cell dat- 
ed the ninth day of may in the year one thousand seyen 
hundred and fower persuaut to an order of the town of 
hempsted for laying out to je sd Adam Mott lands in ye 
undevided grounds of heu)psted in lew of a parsell of land 
at matinicock formerly laid out to adam Mott late of hemp- 
sted aforesd decesed father of adam Mott to these presents 
where as sd he is to have and to hold the sd parsell of land 
ct primises w't all (V' singular ye appurtinanses to ye sd 
Christifor Dingee his hairs & asigus to ye only proper use 
& be hoof of him ye sd Christifre Dingee his hairs & asigns 
for eyer <t ye sd Adam Mott andrew gibbs & william Nicolls 
and their hairs ye sd parsell of land and primises w't all & 
singular the appurtinanses to ye sd Christifor dingee his 
hairs cV: asigns a gainst the sd adam mott andrew gibbs <t 
William Jsicolls ct their hairs A- all & every parson <t par- 
sons what so ever Lawfully or right fully claiming any right 
title or intrust in of or to or out of the same shall ct will 
worant and for ever by these presents well & treuly defend 
in testimoney whereof the ])arties to these presants have 
set there Jiands and seals the 29 day of September iu the 
fourth year of the Reign of Queen Anne oyer englaud and 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
five 

Sealed ct delivered by the within Adam Mott (S) 
named William nicolls & 

andrew gibb in the presents of William Nicols (S) 
Joseph Hall 

ffeances Nicolls Andreu Gibbs (S) 

seal & delivered by ye w't named 
Adam mott in ye presents of 
Joseph Smith 
John Tredwell 

witnesses 
this above compared and entered by me 

Tho Gildeksleeve C'larck 
march. 24. 1718 



hempstead town records. 459 
Page 329. 

MAP. 

Att ye Request of inary Coruvvell of Heiii])ste(l in (|ueiis 
county widow I have this (hiy Huivaied <V hiid out to har ye 
pece of Land specified in the above Scheme lying- at sucses 
in ye township of hempsted A: containing besids a liigh way 
w'c rutis through ye middel of it thirty live acars A: three 
quorters twenty acars theare of being taken on acount of 
rights of Land belonging origanolly to Thomas Jecocks tV 
Thomas Langdon by virtue of a voat of ye said town dated 
ye 29th of november 1()58 and the rest on a count of ye Pat- 
ten Right of her ye said Mary Coinw^ell w't in ye said towji- 
sliip Purformed ye 28th day of may Anno domi 1712 Pr me 

Samuel Clowes Surv'e 

this Com Pared and entered by niee 

Tho GiLDEitsLEEVE Clarck 

Page 330. 

To all Christian people to wliome these presants shall 
com or in awies appertaijj greeting Know ye yt I Timothi 
hoisted of hempsted in quens county on ye island of nawsaw 
yeman f(n' & in considaration of tether Lands to me in hand 
paid A: by me reseved at or be fore ye ensealing hearof by 
william barcar ye son of Thomas barcar of hempsted afore 
sd & son in Law to me ye sd timothy hoisted ye resepts 
wheare of i do hear by acknowledg <fe my self theare w't 
fully satisfied & contented & theare of & of every part & 
parsel thear of do exonarat acquit & discharg ye sd william 
barcar his hairs executors A: administrators for ever by 
these presents have given granted bargined soUl convaied 
& confirmed <fe by these presents do fully freely A' absoleutly 
give grant bargiu sel convay & confirm unto ye sd william 
barcar his hairs tt asigns for ever all yt of one sertain peas 
of & parsel of land setuat lying S: being in ye county of 
orring in ye provinc of Neuyorck in america in a place coaled 
A: known by ye name of Cockcaquat w't in ye limits of a 



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460 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

patin granted to dauil liavden mical liardin it being ye first 
Lott in ye west devitiou containing fonr hundred aears as it 
was laid out by -Teams Townsend Survair w't all rights & 
priviledges thear unto be longing & if any land more land 
belongs to ye sd lot to equal it w^'t ye rest of ye sd lots w'c 
is al redy laid out according to agreement mad by ye i)ro- 
prietars of sd land mentioned in sartain articles of agreement 
refaranc hear unto being had may more at larg apear to have 
and to hold ye sd granted &: bargined primises with all ye 
apurtinances privilidges &: comodities to ye same beloDging 
to him ye sd Avilliam barcar his hairs & asigns for ever to his 
ct thear only proper use benifit <k behof for ever & I ye sd 
Timothy hoisted for me my hairs executors <k administra- 
tors do covenant promis & grant to & w't ye sd William 
barcar yt before ye ensealling hear of I am ye treu sol & 
lawfuU owner of ye above bargined primises & am lawfully 
sised & posesed of ye same in my own jj roper right as a 
good pertict & absoleut estat of 'inheritanc & have in my 
self good right full power tV hiAvfull athority to grant bar- 
gin sell convai tt confirm ye sd bargined Primises in maner 
as above sd ct yt ye sd william barcar his hairs A: asigns 
shall & may from time to time A' at all times for ever hear 
after by virtue of these presants lawfully peasiabuUy & 
quiat ly have hold use ocupie poses tV in Joy ye sd demis- 
ed & bargined primises free & clear i^' freely cV cleatly 
aquited exonerated tt discharged of & from all A: all maner 
of gifts grants bargains sails leases wills intails Jointors 
dowries Judgments executions incombarances and troubles 
whatso ever (t I ye sd Timothy hoisted do further cove- 
• n mt A' bind myself my hairs excutors administrators firmly 
by these presents to woraut & defend ye sd william barcar 
his hairs and asigns in quiat <t pesibul posestion of all ye 
singlar A' granted & bargined priujises against ye Just A: 
lawfull clames of any person what so ever from by or un- 
der me : In witnes whear of I ye sd Timothy hoisted 
have hear unto set my hand A" fixed my seal this thirtenth 
day of may being the thirtenth year of ye reign of our sov- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 461 

erin Lady Anne by ye grac of god of england A'c S: in ye 
year of our lord seveuten hundred cV' fourteen 

Sined sealed ik delivered 
in presents of 

William huchins Timothy Holsted (S) 

his liar 

John X bats Abigal X Holsted (S) ' 
marck niarck 

har marck 
nkslah x huttchings 

Page 331. 

June I'i. th day. 1714. Then apeared iiefore me one of 
har magisties Jnstises of the peas for quens C-ounty Timo- 
thy hoisted the subscriber acknowledged the within writen 
to be his own free vollautary act and deed 

John Tredwell 

This ComPared and entered By mee 

Tho CtILDersleeve Clarck 

To all Christian People to whom these presents shall 
Com or any wais apjiartain greeting Know ye yt I Thomas 
Barker of hempsted in quens county on ye island nawsaw 
youman for & in consideration of other Lands to me in 
hand paid ct by me reseved at or be fore ye ensealing Sz 
delivery hear of by Timothy hoisted of ye same plac ye- 
man ye resepts Mheare of I do hear by acknowdedg <t 
ray self there w't satisfied i*c contented & theare of ct 
of every part ct parsel thearof do exonarat acquit tt dis- 
charg ye sd Timothy hoisted his executor tt adminis- 
trators for ever by these presents have given granted 
sold alinated Convaied S: co;ilirmed A' by these presents 
do freely fully S: absoleutly give grant l)argin sell alien 
convay A' Con tirm unto ye sd Timotli}' Hoisted his hairs 
ct asigns forever all yt of one sartaiu peace and parsell 
of land setuat lying & being in orring county in ye prov- 



462 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ince of neuyork in america at a place called A- Known 
by ye name of Cockcaqnat w't in ye limits of a pattin 
granted to danil hoAvdon <k mical harden it l)eiuo; ye 
seventh lot in ye west de^-ition Containing fowr hundred 
acars as it was laid out by Jeams Townsend suryair w't all 
right <t privilidg thear unto belonging ct if an}- more Land 
belonging to sd Lot to equallise it w't ye rest of ye Lots 
which is aired}' Laid out according to agreement by ye 
proprietors of sd Land mentioned in sertain articuls of 
agreement referanc thear unto being had may mor at larg 
apear to have and to Hold ye sd granted & bargined primi- 
ses w't all ye appui-tinanses priviledges <fc Commodities to 
ye same belonging or appertaining to him ye sd Timothy 
Hoisted his hairs A- asigns for ever to his & thear only 
proper use benifit A: behofe for ever & lye sd Thomas Bar- 
ker for me my hairs executors <fe administrators do cove- 
nant promise a: grant to and w't ye sd Timothy Hoisted yt 
before ye ensealing cV delivering of ye premises I am ye 
treu soal A: lawful owner of ye above bargained premises & 
am lawfully sized t^* posesed of ye same in my own proper 
right as a good parfict absoleut estat of inheritanc <t have 
in my self good right full powre A- lawfull atithoryti to 
grant l^argin sell Convay A: Confirm ye sd granted A- bar- 
gined primises in maner as above sd A: yt ye sd Timothy 
Hoisted his hairs A' asigns shall A' may from time to time & 
at all times for ever hear after by fors and virtue of these 
presents Lawfully peasabully A: quiatly have hold use 
occupi poses A: euioy ye sd demised A: bargined primises 
w't all ye appurtinanses free A: clear A" freely A:: clearly 
exonarated acquitted k discharged of A- from all A- all 
maner of former gifts grants bargins sails Leses morgadges 
wills entails Jointors dowrys Judgments executions incom- 
barances A: troul)les what soever fi'om by or under me A' I 
ye. sd. Thomas Bai'ker do fuerder Covenant and bind my 

Page 332. 

self my hairs executors and administrators tt every of them 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN IJECORDS. 4(53 

firmly by these presents to warant and defend ye sd 
Timothy Holstfd liis liairs & asigns in (|niat & peciahnl 
posestion of all c*^: singular ye sd granted <S: bargined Prini- 
ises against ye Jnst tt Lawful clams of any parson or j);ir- 
sons what soever from by or under mee : In witnes whear 
of I have heare unto set to ujy hand & fixed my seal this 
thirtenth day of may being ye thirtenth year of ye reign of 
our soverigu lady Anne by ye grace of god Quen of england 
(tc and in ye year of our Lord seventen hundred & foreteen 

Sined sealed and delivered 
in presents of 

WILLIAM HUCHINGS ThO BARKER (S) 

his 

John X bats 

marck 

NRSEAH X HUCHINGS 

liar marck 

Jun ye 12tli day 1714: Then ap})eared before me one of 
har magistis Justises of ye peas for cpiens County Thomas 
Barker ye subscriber and acknowledged w't in write n to be 
his wallintiry act li^ deed 

John Tredwell 

This above Compared & entered by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

To all christian people to whom these presents shall com 
or any wise apertain greeting Know ye tlnit Jeains Pine 
Ju of hempsted in quens county on nawsaw island yeoman 
for & in Consideration of ye sum of two hundred A' thurtv 
pounds of good Curant mony of neuyorck to me in hand 
paid before ye ensealing iS: delivery of these presents by 
Thomas Barcar Ju of hempsted afore sd ye resepts whear 
of to full content & satisfaction he ye sd Jeams pine doth 
by these presauts doth acknowledg & himself to be thear at 



464 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

tullT satified &: Contented & paid & tliear of <k of eveiy part 
<)c parsel tliear of for him self bis hairs execnfors 6: admin- 
istrators doth acquit exouarat ct discharg him ye sd Thomas 
barcar his hairs executors k every of them for ever by these 
presents 6: for divers other good caneses k considerations 
him ye sd Jeams Pine espetiallv moving he- 3-e sd Jeams 
Pine hath given granted bargiued sold aliened enfeofed 
conA^aied & confirmed &: by these presents doth fully clear- 
ly At alisoleutlv give grant bargiu sell alien entift conva}' & 
conlirm unto ve sd Thomas barker in his hairs k asigus for 
ever all \t of a sartain ti-act or tract or plantation w'c he 
hath liing A: being setnated in ve bounds of hempsted afore 
sd on ve Cowueck containing eighty &: four acars of land as 
mentioned in a sartain ded of sail from Joseph Smith Sener 
6c Joseph Smith Juner unto ye sd Jeams Pine his hairs for 
ever bearing dat ye eightenth day of October in ye year of 
our Lord one thousand sevin hundred A: aleven as refaranc 
thear unto being had may mor at larg apere it being 
bounded on ye west by ye Land of Avilliam Nicols A: on ye 
north side by ye slipe of Commons or undevided laud A' ye 

Page 333. 

land of Julin Sands iV on ye east l)y ye land of John Car- 
man A' being bounded on ye south by ye Land of Joseph 
green or howso ever otber wies reputed to be bounded to 
gether w't all houses out houses barns stabuls yards fields 
corn fields pastuers & all appurtinanses as in any kind 
appertain thear unto w't ye revartion and revei"tions A' re- 
mainder A- remainders ye rights isheus A: profits thear 
of A' all ye estat right title Intrus Inheritance property 
clames A: demands what so ever of him ye sd Jeams Pine 
of in A' to ye same A' every part A' parsl thear of to have 
A' to hold all ye aljove granted primises w't all A' singgu- 
lar ye appuriinanses thear of unto ye sd Thomas Barker 
his hairs A' asigns to his A' thear own soid A: proper use 
benitit A" behof from hencforth forever A: ye sd Jeams 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 465 

Pine doth liearby declare yt at ye time of ye ensealing & 
delivery of these presants he is ye treu soul k lawful! 
owner of all ye a bove granted & baigined primises & 
stands lawfully sized thearof in his own proper right of a 
good parfect tV indefezabule estat of inheritance in fee 
simple having in him self full power good right & lawfull 
athority to sel and dispose of ye same in maner as afore sd 
& yt ye sd Thomas Barker his hairs & asigns shall & may 
hencforth & forever lawfully peasabully quiatly have hold 
occupy poses & enioy ye above granted primises w't all ye 
appurtinances thear of free & clear & freely acquited and 
discharged of A- from all & all maner of former & oth^r gifts 
grants bargins sails leases morgadges Jointors dowries 
Joyntors .Judgments ct executions intails forfetuars & of & 
from all other titles troubles charges & encombarances what 
so ever had mad commited done or soffered to be done by 
ye sd .Teams Pine his hairs or asigns at any time or times 
before ye ensealing tt delivery hearof & further ye sd 
.Teams Pine doth hearby covenant promise bind & oblige 
him self his hairs executors & administrators from hence 
forth & forever hearafter to warant & defend ye sd Thomas 
Barker his hairs executors administrators & asigns in ye 
quiat & peacibul posestion of ye primises & ye apurtinanses 
thearof all & singgular ye timber trees woods underwoods 
fields pastures dosses etc against him self his hairs & asigns 
& against all & every other parson & parsons what soever 
& at any time or times hear after on demand to give & pass 
such further and ample asseuranc & confirmation of ye 
primises unto ye sd Thomas Barker his hairs & asigns for- 
ever as his or thear counsel learned in the law shall advize 
requiar at ye proper Cost & charg of ye sd Thomas Barker 
his hairs & asigns so yt it extend or contain no further or 
other property thear is hear in containe in witnes wheare 
of ye sd .Teams Pine & lianah his wife have setto thear 
hands & fixed thear seals ye tenth day of march in ye year 
of our lord one thousend seven hundred <t thirten fourtene 



466 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

& in ye thirteuth year of our soveriug Lady Anne by tlie 
grac of god of great briton franc & iarland Quen &c 

sealed & delivered in 
presauts of 

EicHARD Combs Jeams Pine (S) 

William Willis 
William Willis Ju 

memorandom yt on ye aleventh clay of Jnne : 1714. ye w't 

in named Jeams pine personally appeared before me Samuel 

Dickason one of liar magisties Justices of ye Peas assined 

for quens county & did acknowledg ye w't in writton to be 

his reaal & voUintary act & deed 

Samuel Dickason 

Justice 

This above sd ded entered by 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 334. 

To all Christian People to whome these presents shall 
Come or an}- wise appertaine Greeting Know ye yt I 
Thomas SoutliAvoard of hempsted on Long Island alias 
nawsaw in quens County in ye provinc of neuyorck do by 
these presents give grant bargin alinate Relese from me my 
hairs executors administrators & asigns unto my three 
brothers John Southward Aliraham Southward and Isaac 
Southward all of ye towne County Island & provinc afore 
sd to them theair hairs executors administrators & asigns 
several parsels of land & meddow which did appertain to 
my desesed ffather Thomas Southward in ye bounds of 
hempsted ye meddow as followeth yt is two Lots of meddow 
on a neck Called Coes neck on ye south sid ye sd island 
ye sd two Lots ffresh & solt with ye appurtinanses and 
three quarters of the hundred and fifty acars of Laud 
which wos Laid out to our desesed father afore sd yt is 
northermost three quorters of ye sd Land <t allso ye one 
moiete of a Lott of meddow on a neck coled Washborns neck 



HEM]'STEA]> TOWN RECORDS. 4G7 

which I (lid exchan<^- with Richard Cornwell & allso three 
quorters of yc home sted & ye Land Colled ye follee after 
our mothers Desese all which several Parsels of rneddow 
and Land as afore mentioned with the apurtinances thcare 
unto belonging I ye: sd Thomas Southward d<> hy these 
presents give grant alienate lielese ct deliver from me my 
hairs & asigns unto my said three Brothers in Equal Pro- 
portion from mee my hairs S: asigns for ever in (Considera- 
tion yt my sd three brothers acsept ye same in full satis- 
faction of thear parts of ye estat real and personal which 
did belong or appertain to our desesed ffather Thomas 
Southward: and to make nul and void all former agreements 
and in testinitmy of ye premises I have heare unto setto 
my hand and fixed my seal Aprill the thirtenth day An no 
do mini 1698 

Sined sealed & delivered 

in presants of us his 

Joseph Pettet Thomas X Southard (S) 
Nathaniel Pearsall marck 

April ye: 13: 1698 Then apeared be fore one of his maies- 
ties Justises of the Pece Thomas Southward and his wif 
ffrancses and acknowledged ye with in writen Ded or gift 
to bee theare own voUentyri act and deed appeared be fore 
mee 

John Tredwell 

This above said deed Compared and entered in ye records 
By me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

PaCxE 335. 

Know all men by these presants that wee Thomas South- 
word John Sotherd & Abraham Sotherd & Isack Sothard 
all of hempsted on Long Island alias nawsaw in cpiens 
County i^' in the provinc of neu yorck are holden firmly 
bound each to other in the peanial s-om of one thousand 
pound Curant mony of said provinc to be paid to each and 



468 HEMPSTEAD TOAYN EECORDS. 

Ither of ous liis hairs executors administrators or asigns to 
ye wliicb pajment to be mad and don wee bind our selves 
our liairs executors administrators firmly by these presents 
sealed with our seals dated the fifth day of Jun an no do 
mini 1706 and in the fifth year of the reign of our sovering 
Lady Anue of england Scotland franc and Ireland Queen &c 
The Conditions of this obligation is such that if the aboye 
bownden Thomas Sotherd John Sothard and Abraham 
Sotherd and Isack Sotheard them theare hairs executors 
administrators thay or all of them shall and do for his and 
theare parts in all things well and treuly obsarye porform 
fulltill accomplish pay and keep all and singular the award 
arbitraiment and Judgment of Justis John Tredwell and 
Thomas Gildersleeye which are mutually Chosen by ous 
four aboye named as well on the one part as on the other 
part for to determin and give Judgment in or upone all 
sorts of difirauces that wee above named have and shall 
bring before them in any Canes what ever the above 
named Justis John Tredwell ct Thomas Gildersleeve have- 
iug theare aword and Judgment redy in wrighting under 
thear hands and seals by the tiftenth day of this in stant 
Jun then this obligation to be void and of none efect or els 
to stand in full force and virtue 

sined sealed and delivered 
in presents of 



Will Penny 


his 




his 


Thomas X Sotherd 


(S) 


Edw.ajid X Spragg 


marck 




marck 


his 
John X Sothard 
marck 


(S) 




Abraham Sotheard 


(S) 




IsACK Sothard 


(«) 



This above is a treu Coppy Compared and entered By 
mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



469 



Page 330. 
great plains, 



















lai's black oak 




The commons of hempstcd in Quens 




black oak on 






on ye east sitl 




Couiity on Long Island containing six 


ye west sid of 






of ye second 




thousand two hundred and thirteen 


ye east medow 






west niedow 




acars. Survaied and laid out according] 


at ye jioint of 






near ye edj? of 




to the derections of two town votes dat- 




trees by ye edg 






the great 




ed the second of April KiSS and the first 




of the great 






plains: 




of April \7)'i (only thear is to be ex- 
septed out of the scheme, all such laud 
as wos lawfullv survaicd and tacken up 
be fore tlie date of the first mentioned 




plains. 










town voat 






^ 


2 

u 

s 

g 






Purformed the 17th day of April 










Anno domini 171^ 




































to 




















"1 


^ 










By Samuel Clowes 










n. 


3 










Surv'r 










Bl 


cc 














' 






















small bend- 












2 whit oak 




ing whit oak 




This above said 




half way to ye 






half wav to ve 




Comiiared an<l en- 




Indian path at 






Indian path at 




tered in the records 




— 20 rods to ye 






south. 




of hempsted, by 
me 

Tho' Gildersleeve 
Clarck 




eastw'd of ye 
east ni e d o w 
swamp. 






east 


on( 


i degree north 1.536- 


-rods. 





Page 337. 

Att A Jeneral Town meeting held in Hempsted January 
the 11th day 1714-15 Then thear wos liberty given to 
Henry Allin by the mager vot of the People that he should 
set up a grist mill on the Crick that ha vies had a mill on 
formerly niar to the mouth of the Crick on the beach be- 
twen the sd henry Alius land & abel smiths land and all the 
beach sofare as the dam doth go or as fare as he hath a Ca- 
tion for to mak a dam : on the Conditions that he doth keep 
a good mill in Repair and grind for the town for the twelft 
part and when so ever he doth thro uji his mill it is to re- 
turn to the town again : memorandom this grant is to hen- 
ry Alin and his hairs and asigns so long as he or thay do 
keep up a good mill 

Entered by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



470 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

Att a Jeneral Town meetiu lield iu Hempsted Aprill ye 5 
day 1715 Then tbeare wos Chosen for a Seupinvizer John 
Tredwell for this enseuing year by ye mager vot of ye free 
holder of ye town 

Att the same town metiog theare wos Chosen for asesers 
Isaac Smith & John Jackson for this enseuiug year by ye 
maser voat of the freehoklers of the town. 

Att the same towue meeting by the mager vot of the free 
hoklers of ye above sd town there was Chosen John Mott 
Kichard Yollintin '& Isaac Smith for snrvairs of ye high 
wais tV; veuers of fences for this present year 

Att ye same time there wos Chosen for a Cuustabul & 
Collector for this in seuing year John Tredwell 

at ye same toAVU meting Thomas Gildersleeve wos Chosen 
town Clarck for this enseumg year 

This by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 338. 

To all Christian People to whom these presents shall 
Com or any Avise Appertain Greeting Know ye yt wee 
Abraham Southerd and Isaac Sotherd both of hempsted on 
Long Island ahs nawsaw In quens County in ye provinc 
of Keu Yorck do by these presents give grant bargiu sel 
Alien Kelese and deliver from ns onr hairs executors ad- 
ministrators & asigns unto 'William Totten of ye town 
County island Provinc afore sd to him his hairs executors 
administrators & asigns sartain acomidations in hempsted 
above sd that is to say one hous & Lot bounded as foUow- 
eth North by ye Lot of John Tredwell East by the Lot of 
John Smith AVest & South by ye streets or high ways all 
which Lot of Land as above sd Containing abonte three 
acars more or Less as above bounded together with ye 
dwelling hous theare on standing w't ye out housing or- 
chards gardins fruttrees fencing & all apurtinances thear- 
on ye sd Land as afore sd w^ee ye sd Abraham Southard 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 471 

& Isaac Southard do l)y these presants <x,[\e grant bar- 
giii sell Aliau llelose A' deliver from us our liairs and asigns 
unto ye sd William Totteu to him his hairs and asigns to 
have & to hold je above sd hous Lot & primises as above 
mentioned to ye only use benitit & be hoofe of him the sd 
william Totten his hairs & asigns for ever hear by warant- 
ina; this oiir sail to be Lawful athentick and good free from 
any former sail Let morgadge or in Combranc what ever by 
us or any ffrom by ov under us and wee ye sd Abraham 
Southard S: Isaac Southard do lieareb}' Avarant ye same to 
Defend against any parson or parsons making any Just 
Clame theare unto ye sd hous (S^ land above mentioned for 
tt in Consideration of fifty pounds silver Mony in hand 
Paid & signed to he paid in full satisfatction be fore ye 
Ensealing heare of and in testimony of ye primises wee 
have heareunto sett to our hands & fixed our seals March 
the twenty fifth day in ye year of our Lord one thousand 
seven hundred and seven 

Sined Sealed and Delivered 

In ijresents of Abraham Sowthard (S) 

Joseph Pettet 

Georg ffowler Isaac Sowthward (S) 

This is a treu Copy Coni})ared and entered Pur me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

This Indenture mad the twenty eighth day of July in ye 
year of our Lord Seventeen hundred & thirteen Betwen 
Peeter Totten oi hempsted in quens County on ye Island 
nasawye Collony of NeuYork weverye elder son of Richard 
Totten Latt of ye sani plac yeman desesed & peeter Totten 
Juner ye eldist son of ye sd peeter Totten on ye one part 
and William Totten Beniaman Totten ct Jesper Totten The 
Youger sons of ye sd Richard Totten of ye other part Wit- 
neseth yt ye sd Peter Totten & Peeter Totteu Juner for and 
In consideration of .ye sum of fifty three pounds Lawfull 



472 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 339. 

mouye of ueiivoik to them in hand paid before ye sealing 
& delivere of these presants by ye sd william beniamau & 
Jasper the resepts whear of thay heare by own c*i: there 
from doe for ever acquit cV Kelese ye sd william Totten 
Beniaman Totten & Jesper Totten thear & every of tliear 
executors & Administrators have given granted bargined 
sold & Eelesed & by these presents thay ye sd Peeter 
Totten S: Peeter Totten Juner do give grant bargin sell & 
Eeles unto them ye sd William Totten Beniaman Totten & 
Jesper Totten & Theare hairs & asigns forever all such 
Eights title share estat property and Intrist w'c thay ye sd 
Peeter Totten & Peter Totten Juner or Ither of them now 
have shall or may have or which thay or Ither of them had 
of in & to any houses or Chards Beuldings Lands or medow 
grounds Beuildings within ye Township of heiflpsted afore 
sd whearof ye sd Eichard Totten desesed posesed of or 
which l)y any wais or means within ye sd township did at 
ye time of his desese belong unto him and the Eevertious 
& Eemainders theareof to have & to hold all & every ye sd 
be fore granted & released Lands & primises w't every 
thear appurtinanses unto him ye sd William Totten Benia- 
man Totten A: Jesper totten to ye only use benefit & be- 
hoofe of them the sd William Totten Beniaman Totten & 
Jesper Totten A- there hares and asigns for ever more & ye 
sd Peeter Totten & Peeter Totten Juner for them selves 
thear & Ither of there hairs executors & administrators do 
by these presents Covenant promise grant & agree to & w't 
ye sd Avilliam Totten Beniaman Totten S: Jesper toten <fc 
every of there hairs & asigns yt thay ye sd william Benia- 
man & Jesper thear or ithere of thear hairs A' asigns may 
for ever heare after & shall have hold occupy & Peseabully 
euioy all & every 3'e be fore granted S: bargined Land A- 
primises w't every theare appurtinanses w't out any Let 
hindranc disturbanc or molistation of tbein ye sd Peeter 
Totten & Peter Totten Juner or Ither of them thear or 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 473 

itlieir liairs or asi<jjiis or any otLer parson or ])arsons deriv- 
iu<i; or intending to derive from by or under them or Itlier 
of them In Testimony wheare of ye sd parties to these 
present ImU^nture have heare unto interchanj^ablly Put 
thear hands and seals ye day & year above furst Avrighten 

Healed & delivered 

in presents of us his marck 

John Thomas Peeter X Totton (S) 

Samuel Clowes Peeter Totten Jun (S) 

Hempsted '2.Stli. July: 1713 Mem'd ye above named 
Peeter totten & Peeter Totten Juner Cam parsonally before 
me John foster esq one of liar Ma'is Justises of ye pease 
for Quens County asigned and owned yt thay executed this 
instiument ti'reely to the use therein Spescified 

John fposter Jus 

This above wrighten deed Compared and entered Pur me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 340. 

To all Christian People to whom these presents shall com 
or any wise apertain greting Know ye yt I Abell Smith of 
hempsted in Quens on ye Island nawsaw yeman for and in 
Consideration of the sum ot three pounds ten shillings 
Curant mony of Neu York to me in hand paid be fore ye 
ensealing & delivery of these presents by Thomas Bf^rker 
of ye same place Sener ye resept whear of I do heare by 
acknowledge & my self tlieare w't fully satisfied Have given 
granted bargined sold aUnated Convayed & Confirmed & by 
these presents do ffreely fully & Absoleutly give grant bar- 
gin sell Alinat Convay & Confirm unto ye sd Thomas Bar- 
ker his hairs & asigns for ever all yt of my right w'c I now 
have or w'c my hairs or asigns may heare after have w't in 
ye bunds tV limits of ye sd Thomas Barkers pattiu upon 
Cow neck in ye township of hempsted Above sd by virtue 
of ye over plush of ye Right of three hundred gat rights 



■17-4 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

xipon ye sd neck or there abought w'c I now have S: allso 
one sartain pece S: par ael of Land setuat Lying ct being 
on Cow neck in ye bownds of ye township of hempsted 
above said bounded north bv ve sd Thomas Barkers owne 
land est by Cap John Sands his Land south by Thomas 
Barker Jnners Land <fc west by Mr \\-iIliam Xicols his Laud 
being by estimation two acars and a half or there about 
this tract of Land is so bounded as a flore said ye sd abill 
Smith doth oblige himself his hairs <t asigns to warant 
c'e forever defend against any parson or parsons whatsoever 
ct furder I ye sd abill Smith do by these pi'esents forever 
quit Clam unto Thomas Barker nil right title Clame or 
intrust yt I now have or yt of my hairs or asigns may hear 
after have w't in ye Limits of ye sd Thomas Barkers pattiu 
by virtu of three hundred gats as afore sd In Avitnes wheare 
of I ye sd abill Smith have hear unto set my hand and 
fixed my seal Januarv ve. 3. this first vear of our severing 
Lord King Georg King of Great Brittou &c and in the year 
of our Lord Christ Anno dominy 1714-15 

Signed Sealed <t deHvered 

In presents of his 

Peeter Smith Abill X Smith (S) 
Timothy holsted mark 

memarandom Janeuary ye 8 enter lined before ye en- 
sealing hearof 

January the. 6. day 1711-15 : Then appeared before me 
one of his magisteses of ye peac for quens County Abill 
Smith ye subscriber tV acknowledged ye within wrighten 
deed to be his own volliutary act and deed 

John Tredwell 

This above is a treu Copy Compared and entered Pur me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



hempstead town kecords. 475 

Page 341. 

These presents witneseth yt I Jose[)li Lan^don Sener of 
lienipsted on long island alias nawsaw in quens County in 
ye ]irovinc of Neuyorck Doe by these presents fully freely 
& absoleutly give grant bargin Alinate Relese i' deliver 
from mee my hairs executors administrators & asigns ye 
following grants <t gifts to ye under mentioned theire heirs 
executors administarators & asigns for ever provided it pleas 
god yt I die and Leave my familye to gether yt now this 
my son John Langdou of ye tow^u County islaud ct provinc 
afore sd tack into his posestion m}^ now dwelling hous barn 
orchard w't ye Clear land <k fencing on both sides agining 
ct all 3^e emprovements there on yt is on ye sd hous & Land 
& all my Stock Instruments of husbandry & housall stuf 
provided my sd son John Langdon do & purform as follow- 
eth thet he shall with ye asistanc of his brothers Samuel 
Langdon solong as he sees Cause to stay mary ye same to 
thear both best advantage my sd son John Langdon from 
time to time take care to maintain his mother ct his sister 
Mar}" Langdon w't what is Convenient deuering there 
natral Life & provided my sd son John Langdon do not 
doe as afore sd my sd wdfe his mother Mary Langdon hath 
full power to call any part of ye sd land or stock for her 
maintainnanc <fe her daughters as above sd and furder my 
sd son shall give & pay to his sister hanah Langdon two 
good Coues & Calves within one year after posestion as 
afore sd & furder to give his mother Liberty to dispos of 
ye houshold stof att liar discrestion these tt further if my 
son Samuel Langdon shall have two three year old heafors 
& one hors att ye same tinie mackes ys deed of full force i^' 
virtue: and further I give as afore sd to my son Samuel 
Langdon the equal half of one hundred acars of Land yt 
wos Latly tacken up by my son thomas upon a propriete 
Right & six ox pastuer gats in ye West pasture A: hafe 
the hollow on ye plains Coled Pearsons hollow ct my patin 
right equally amongst my live sons these deeds above ad to 



476 HEJIPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

be S: remain as above sd to them There hairs and asigns 
forever : as witnes mj' haud and seal March the sixth day 
Anno domiuy : 1705 

Sined Sealed in presents of us 

Joseph Pettit his 

Peeter Vergerau Joseph X Langdon (S) 

mark 

This above said deed is a tren Copi Compared and en- 
tered by mee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 342. 

To all People to whom these presents shall Com or any 
wies apertain Greeting Know ye yt I Joseph Laugdon 
Senor of hempsted one Long island alias nawsaw in quens 
County in ye provinc of Neu Torek Do by these presents 
give grant bargin alienate reles & deliver from me my hairs 
executors administrators & asigns unto my two sons name- 
ly John Laugdon & Samuel Langdon of ye town County is- 
land afore sd to them There hairs ececutors administrators 
& asigus a sartain parsel of meddow ground Lying & being 
setuate on ye south side ye above sd Island on a place 
'"MJalled near Rockaway on ye West side ye mill Ptiver bown- 
ded AVest by ye medow of my son Joseph Langdon & south 
& east by ye bay & Crick & north to ye upland all w'c sd 
medow ground fresh & solt w't every part and parsel there- 
of I ye sd Joseph Laugdon Do fully freely absoleutly give 
grant bargin Aliuat Relese (t deliver from me my hairs & 
asigns In equal de^'ition to mj afore sd two sons John 
Langdon k Samuel Laugdon to be equally devided in 
equallity & quontity to them there hairs cV: asigus from me 
my hairs & asigns to have & to hold ye sd Meddow tt prim- 
ises w't ye apurtinances to ye only use benifit & behofe of 
ye sd John Laugdon & Samuel Langdon there hairs & 
asigns for ever for tV: in Consideration of five shillings Re- 
seved in full satisfaction be fore ye ensealing hereof Ar in 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS, 477 

testimony of ye priniises I have hear unto setto my hand & 
fixed my seal hear by Eattifiiug & Confirming this deed to 
be of full fors & virtue after my deth or deses emediatly & 
not be fore whear unto I Lave set to my hand and fixed my 
seal march ye sixth day in ye year of our Lord one thou- 
san seven hundred and five six 

Sined Sealed and delivered 
in presents of us 

Joseph Pettet his 

Peeter Virgerau Joseph X Langdon (S) 

marck 

This above. sd dee is a treu Copy Compared and entered 
by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarek 

To all Christian Peoi^le to whom these presants shall 
Come or any wise apertain Greeting Kaow ye that I 
Daniel Bedell Sener of hempsted on Long Island alias 
nawsaw in quen County in the provinc of neuyorck Do 
by these presents give grant bargin sell Alinate Relese 
and deliver from me my hairs executors Administra- 
tors & asigns unto my three sons namely Daniel Bedell 

Page 343. 

Richard Bedell & Abraham Bedle to them & each of them 
there hairs executors Administrators ct asigns as followeth 
to my son Daniel Bedle I do give grant fiifty acars of wood 
Land in ye south woods where liee now dwelleth & ye 
appurtinances there unto belonging and one third part of 
my meddow tt Land on Cose neck at ye south in equall 
purportion w't je appurtinances & allso all my hollows on 
ye plains Av't my home beviel to him his hairs & asigns for 
ever Sc to my son Richard Bedle & to my son Abraham 
Bedle I do give <fe grant to them & each of them there hairs 
& asigns all my acomedations of hous Lands & Im prove- 
ments of what so ever is Colled my home sted In ye town 
of hempsted yt is to be under stood my hous barn home 



478 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Lotts orchards w't my twenty five acars of Land near 
agoining w't all ye feelds & Im provements there on or any 
other grants near thear agoining w't ye Improvements yt is 
to say all yt that Can be Called my whome sted in hemp- 
sted & all so two third parts of my medow and land at 
south on a neck Called Cose neck w't ye premises yt is to 
say fencing & Improvements there unto belonging on ys sd 
neck to ye said two third parts afore sd all w'c afore sd 
Lands medows & Improvements to my sd two sons above 
named In equal proportion & ye above named Lands to my 
above sd son Daniel Bedle all w^hich above bargined 
grants to my three sons above named together w't ye rights 
& priviledgs belonging to each part I ye sd 'Daniel Bedle 
Do by these presents give grant bargin sell Alien Relese & 
deliver from me my hairs & asigns unto my above named 
three sons : to them their hairs tt asigns to have & to hold 
every of ye above named primises w't ye apurtinanses from 
me my hairs & asigns for & in Consederatiou of a valiabul 
som to me in hand paid as full satisfatction before ye en- 
sealing hearof and in testimony of ye primises I have hear- 
unto setto my hand <k fixed my seal fi'ebreuary this fiftenth 
day in ye year of our Lord 1713-14 

Sined Sealed & delivered 

In presents of marck 

Joseph Pettet Danil X Bedle (S) 

Jeams Wood his 

Thomas Langdon 

This above sd deed is a treu Coppy Compared & entered 
bv me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 344. 

To all Christian people to whom thcvse presents shall Com 
or any wise appertain greeting Know ye yt I Danil bedle 
Sener of hempsted on Long Island alias nawsaw in quens 
County in ye provinc of Neu Yorck do hy these presants 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 479 

give grant bargiu sell Alien Relese & deliver from me my 
hairs executors Administrators & asigns nnto my fowr sons 
namely as followetli yt is Thomas Bedle David Bedle Jere- 
miah Bedle & Joseph Bedle as followetli I Do give grant 
unto my two Sons namly Thomas Bedle <fe David Bedle in 
equal pur]jortion half my niedow & Land at hungry harbour 
w't ye appurtinanses to them there hairs tfe asigns for ever 
& I do all so give & grant to my two sons namely Jeremiah 
Bedle & Jose[)h Bedle in equal purportion one hundred - 
& forty S: sevan acars of Land yt wos Laid oute to me on 
Shearmans neck & there a Joynin on ye east side Rock- 
away Hiver & also half}" my medow & Land att hunggry 
harbour so Called in equal proportion all which above Imr- 
gined Lands medows & primises w't ye appurtinanses to my 
above named fower sons to them & each tt every of them 
there hairs executors administrators & asigns from me my 
hairs executors Administrators & asigns to have & to hold 
all & every of ye above named parsels of Land & meddovv 
to ye onl}' use benifit & l)ehof of my said fower sons their 
hairs & asigns for ever for & in Consideration of a valiabul 
sum to me in hand paid as full satisfatction be fore ye en- 
sealing hear of & in testimony of ye primises I have heare 
unto set to my hand & fixed my seal fi'ebruary ye ffiftenth 
day Anno 1713-14 

Sined Sealed & delivered 
In presents of 

Joseph Pettit marck 

Jeams Wood Daniel X Bedle (S) 

Thomas Langdon his 

This above sd deed is a treu coppy Com pared by me ct 
entered 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 345. 

Att a Jeneral Town meeting held in Hempsted April ye 
5th da}' 1715 Then there avos Liberty granted to Mr John 



480 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECOEDS. 

ffiiich for to set up a fulling Mill on ye Streem Where John 
Mash formerly had a fulling Mill and on the same Place for 
the sd Mr John ffinch his hairs executors administrators 
and asigus for to In Joy so Long as he or thay or Ither of 
them do buld and set up a good fulling mill and keep it in 
Eepare & ye sd Mr John finch is allso to have so much 
Land for ye Convenienc of his mill as alredy is set out by 
Collo'ur John Jackson John Mott and Thomas Gildersleeve 
who weare to veu the Convenises for it and Lay it out 
bounded by marked trees viz as followeth on ye west sid 
of ye swomp at ye northeast Corner of ye sd Land is a 
peperig tree on ye northeast Corner is a Chesnot tree by ye 
swomp sid on ye south est Corner an old Chesnot tree and 
on ye south west Corner by a Chesnot tree and if the above 
said finch him his hairs executors administrators or asigns 
them or Ither of tliem do let the fulling mill go down and 
be out of repair so that tha}- Cannot full Cloath well in & 
for ye time of a year & a day then ye strem and ye Land to 
return to ye town again 

memorandom this above said grat is for the use of ye 
Town and for other People allso : allso if ye above sd finch 
should forfit ye strem & land by defoult then he or thay 
have liberty to tak a way their improvements 

This above said grant entered by order by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Att a Jenaral Town meeting held in hempsted a})ril ye 
29 day 1726 at the same time the above sd grant and 
agi'eement made w'th Mr John fintch by the Town is to be 
Henry Seamanes on ye same tearms that Mr John finch 
had it don my mager voat of the Town 

This entred by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

at ye sam time their was given to edsvard Spragg Juner 
so much Land in ve South woods as to mak up his father 
edward Spragge former grant twenty acars to lie sum on 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 481 

the east side of the path yt gose to hickes neck and on the 

west sid at the half way hoUow on the conditions yt he 

takes care of his father and mother so Long as they Live 

that they dont come to be a town Charg : Then the Land 

so granted is his liairs and asigns for ever bnt if his father 

or his mother do he come a town charge then the above 

said hind is to return to the Town again, this entred by 

order by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 340. 

Att ;i Jenaral Town meeting Hekl in Hempsted April the 
3 day 171(). Then John Tredwell Ju was Chocen Cunsta- 
bul and Colecter by niager voat of ye people for this inseu- 
ing year 

Att ye sam town meeting there was Chosen for a Supor- 
viser John Tredwell Ju for this enseuing year 

Att ye same town meetiug Isaac Smith & John Jackson 
J was Chosen for asesars by mager voat for this enseuing 
year 

Att the same town meeting Isaac Smith Richard Vallin- 
tine se and John Mott se ware Chose for survairs high ways 
by mager voat for this enseuing year 

Att the same town John Tredwell Ju was Chosen Pender 
hy niager voat for this enseuing year 

Att ye same Town meeting there was Liberty granted to 
Soloman Seman & John Jonson Juner for to set up a grist 
mil on ye strem that runs throiigh the town abought half a 
mile above the old mill that wos formerly henry Linning- 
tcms. This Liberty was granted on the Conditions that the 
said mill should l)e set up and made fit to grind within a 
year and a day after the day and date above said and to 
grind for the twelft part and to make good meale for those 
that Cariyeth corn to the mill for to be grownd and if the 
above said mill be not set up fixed and made fit to 
grind by the time above said : Then this above said grant 



482 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

is void and of none efect and the strenie is to be re- 
turned to the town a game. 

By order this above said grant w^as entred 

By Me Tho Gildereleeve Clarck 

Page 347. 

At a Jeuaral town meeting held in Hempsted April the 3 
day 1716 Then by. mager voat of ye free holders of ye 
town Col Jackson John Mott and Thomas Gildersleeve 
wear Chose for to mak an order, consarniug our rams that 
we may not reseve so much damig by there runing amongst 
ye sheep all ye summer entred by me 

Tho Gildersleeve dark 

At the above said town meeting there was Chosen by the 
Mager vote of the freeholders of hem})sted John Tredwell 
Jiiner, Thomas Laugdon, and thomas williams, ffor to 
Look after the Land that was Laid out for the use of the 
Inhabitants of ye town for tire wood and grasing that no 
maner of parsocs do trespass on the said Land as it was 
granted the second of April. 1688 and the tirst of april. 1712 
by survaying fencing in or bulding thereon for to hinder 
any inhabitant of the town of the priviledg of giting of 
timber tiare wood or grasing thier on: and if any parson or 
j)arsons hath or shall trespass on ye sd Land as a fore sd: 
and if any parson or parsons that hath trespassed on ye sd 
Land and is forworned by Ither of the sd men put in trust 
and will not forbere his trespas and throw up all that he 
hath don Then these three men John Tredwell Thomas 
Langdon A' Thomas Williams: have by these presents full 
power for to DeJect him or them of from the said Land b}' 
a due In Law entred by order by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 348. 

Hempsted this tiftenth day of June 1713 To all Chris- 

tion people to whomo these presents shall com I adam 

-^mott of Rockway in tho bounds of hempsted in (juens Coun- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 483 

tj in the pro vine of neuYork on Long island send greating 
Know ye that I Adam Mott for and in consideration of the 
, Love good will and atfetction which I have and do bear 
towards my Loving son Adam Mott have given and granted 
& by these presents do fnlly freely & Clearly & absolently 
give & grant to ye sd adam Mott to his hairs or asigns ye 
equal half of all my Land and meddow at Rockaway where' 
he shall see Cause to tack it to gether with all ye Rights 
title intrust clame and demand what soever which I now 
have or which any or either of my hairs executors or ad- 
ministrators or asigns may heieafter have of or to ye sd 
granted primises or any })art thereof to have and to hold 
the said Land and Meddow imto him my said son to his 
hairs and asigns forever absolently without any maner of 
Conditions as i the said Adam Mott have fully freely tt 
absolently and of my own accord set and put in further 
testimony in witnes hereof i have here unto set my hand 
and seal 
Witnes 

mark Adam Mott (S) 

Calip X Carman 

his 
Richard Seman 
Thomas Seman 
This above is a treu coppy compared and entered by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 
Know all men by these presents that I Richard Valliutiue 
of Hempsted in queus County on Nawsaw island in the 
Provinc of Neu York for divers good Causes and considera- 
tions me thereunto moving but espetialy for the naturale 
Love that I bear and had to my brother William Vallintine 
of ye town county island & province afore sd of Late de- 
ceased have given & granted alinated Released & delivered 
from me my hairs executors Administrators and every of 
them firmly by these presents unto William Vallintine and 
Richard Vallintine ye sons of my deceased brother William 
Vallintine to them & their hairs executor administrators or 



484: HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

asigns for ever these parcels of Land Ar Medow following 
ye first is one third part of a hundred acar Lot of Land 
Lyiuof on ye north sid of ye hils at ye head of ye beavill 
w't sd third part of hundred acars of Laud my brothor sold 
to Jeremiah Postt w'c I do Eattifie <t confirm ye second is 
the upper part of a fij of medow Lying ye east side of a 
neck Called Little Neck bounded east by ye maine crick <t 
south by a small crick w'c is my brother Obadiahs Xorth 
Line cV: west by ye woods 6: north by ye woods or swamp 
w'c parsel of medow my brother AVilliam sold to Benjamin 
Bortsel w'c saile I all so Confirm ye other persell of medow 
^/Lyeth at Rockaway av'c giye unto Eichard Vallintine 
youngest son of my brothei- William being bounded west 
by my own medow S: south by gorg Heuletts medow <fe east 
c^' north by ye woods I allso give to william Yallintine and 
Richard Yallintine afore sd about one acar A- qorter of hol- 

Page 349. 

low ground it being part of ye great hollow w'c is ye par- 
sonage hollow in ye beyill toward ye east side it lieing ye 
south part of ye sd hollow all w'c sd Land A- Medow & 
hollow on the plains w't ye appurtinauces there xinto be- 
longing I the above sd Richard Yallintine do give grant 
releace Confirm and deliver as above sd from me my hairs 
execiitors A: administrators unto my In'other william his two 
sons William Yallintine and Richard Yallintine to them 
there hairs executors administrators A' asigns for ever and 
for further Confirmation I have set to my hand and fixed 
my seal the ninteenth day of febreuary Anno domini 1704 : 
the words yongest son of my brother William Ijeing enter- 
Lined be fore sining and sealing betnenye. 23. and 24 line, 
be fore said 

Sined Sealed and Delivered 

In presents of Richard Yallintine (S) 

Timothy"Holsted 
William Wellis 

BENJA.>nN HOLSTED 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 485 

This above sd deed is a treu Copy Com pared aud en- 
tered Pur me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Know all people to wliome tliese presents sliall come 
Greeting &c Know ye that I Mary Cornel of succes w't in 
ye bounds of Hem])sted in (^)nens County in her maj'ties 
Collini of neuyork in america widdow for & in ye valueble 
consideration of ye sum of sixty pounds Curant silver money 
of ye CoUiny afore sd to me in hand be fore ye ensealing 
hereof well & treuly paid by Derick De Motte of ye same 
place blacksmith ye Recept whereof I do lieare by acknow- 
ledg & my self therewith fully satisfied and contented and 
thereof and of every part and parcill thereof do exonarat 
acquit and discharg ye sd Derick Demotte his hairs ex'rs 
adm'rs for ever l)y these presents have given granted bar- 
gined sold alined convaied and confirmed and by these 
presents do freely fully and absolutly give grant bargain 
sell alien convay and confirm unto him ye sd Derick De- 
motte his hairs and asigus for ever a sartain peice or par- 
cell of Land scituat lying and being in sucsees afore sd and 
in ye county and Colliny afore sd butted aud bownded as 
followeth yt is to say easterly by ye road southerely Sc 
westerly by Thomas May and northerly by success pond 
Containing in all fifteen acars tt half be it more or Less to 
have and to hold ye sd aparted and bargined primises w't 
all ye appurtinanses priviledges & Commodities to ye same 
belonging or in aniwise appertaining to him ye sd Derick 
de Motte his hairs tt asioras for ever to his and theres oulv 
proper use benifit <Sc be hofe for ever and i ye said Mary 
Cornell for me my hairs ex'er adm'rs do covenant promise 
& grant to & w't ye sd Derick Demotte his hairs & asigns 
yt be fore ye ensealling hereof I am ye treu sole S: Lawfull 
owner of ye above bargined primises & am Lawfully seized 
& possesed of ye same in mine own proper Right as a good 
perfect & absoleut estate of inheritance in fee simple & have 



486 hempstead town kecoeds. 

PaCxE 350. 

ill 111}' self good Eight Lawfull atliority to grant bargin sell 
Convay <t confirm sd bargined premises in maner as above 
sd and jt ye sd Derick Demotte his hairs A: asigns shall cV: 
may from time to time & at all times forever heare after by 
force & virtue of these presents Lawfully Peaceably aud 
quiatly have hold nseoccupie poses and enjoy ye sd demised 
& bargined primises w't ye appiirtinances free & clear and 
freely & clearly acquited exonarated and discharged of from 
all and all maner of former and other gifts grants bargains 
sales leases Mortges wills entails joyntors dowris Judgments 
executions extents together Avith all and every other pro- 
vises Conditions quarrels and Incombraneeses whatsoever 
Furthermore I ye sd Mary Cornell for my self my hairs 
ex'rs adm'rs do Covenant ingage ye above demized primises 
to him ye sd Derick Demotte his hairs & asigns against ye 
Lawfull Clams and demands of an}- parson or parsons what 
so ever for ever hereafter to waraut secuer and defend wit- 
nes whereof i have here unto set my hand and fixed my seal 
this thirty first day of march in the year of our Lord Christ 
seventeen hundred and twelve thirten being the eleventh 
year of 3-e Keign of our soverign Lady Anna by ye Grace 
of God of great brittou flrauce and Ireland Queen Defender 
of the ffaith kc 

Siued Sealed and delivered 
In the presants of 

mark har 

Elias X Baly Maky X Cornell (S) 

his mark 

Ben J Deeuitt 

Memerandom : that on ye two and twentieth day of Jan- 
uary one thousand seven hundred and thirteen then Apeer- 
ed before me AYilliam Cornell esq one of bar niaj'es Justi- 
ses for Keeping of the peec in Quens County asigned Mary 
Cornell widdow to Edward Cornell and acknowledged the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 487 

witliin written Convayaiic to ])e There Reall act and deed 

\Vi Cornell 

This above said deed and acknowledgment is a tren Copy 
of the original Compared and entred Pur me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 351. 

Att a Jeneral Town meeting Held in Hempsted APril the 
2 day. 1717 Then by mager vot of the freeholders of ye 
town Mr John Tredwell Jinier wos Chosen Seupurviser for 
this in seuing year 

At ye same Town meeting Timothy Hoisted wos Cunsta- 
ble and Colector to serve this enseuing year 

Att ye same Town meeting Isaac Smith Cap Thomas 
Tredwell and Morta Willson wos Chosen survairs of ye 
high ways for this enseuin 3'ear 

Att ye same town meeting Jose})li Mott and Samuel Wil- 
liams ware Chosen fence Veuers for this enseiiing year 

Att ye same Townd meetin"; Isaac Smith and Richard 
Townsend ware Chosen Asesars for this enseuing year 

Att ye same town meeting Thomas Gildersleeve was Cho- 
sen town Clarck for this enseuin year 

At ye request of Coll Isaac Hicks & Capt Joseph Thorn 
& several other of ye freeholders of ye Township of Hemp- 
sted to us John Treadwell & William Willis two of ye Com- 
missoners for ye assarting & Laying out of high wais for ye 
township of Hempstead for a high way to be laid out from 
ye high way yt leads a cross cow neck down Northwardly 
to ye land yt ye town of Hempstead gave to one Kobart 
Rider for ye Convenience to set a Smith Shop upon & ac- 
cordingly we ye sd John Tredwell & William Willis having 
this ninth day of ye seacond Month Called aprill 1725. 
YeAved ye place where it is desired & accordingly have Laid 
out a high way of fower rods wide beginning about six foot 
west ward of ye spriug yt hath a hollow tub in it yt is ye 



488 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

spring jt Rol^art Mitcliell fetchetli water at t*c from thence 
northward to a black oak there marked w"t three Notches 
on ye north S: south sids <fc a splice down ye east side ct 
from thence Northardly by marked trees by ye Laud of ye 
sd Rider S: ye trees beiug all marked on ye west side of ye 
road Incleudeth the Smiths Shop w't in ye road having a 
stake oh ye west side thereof standing near ye edg of ye 
upland on ye Northward of ye shop & so keeping ye edg of 
ye upland & extending to sd Laud from ye place of begin ing 
all ye wa}- to \e Land of ye sd Eider fowar rods from ye 
marked trees eastward as witnes our hand the day & year 
first above writen 

John Teeadwell 
AViLLiAM Willis 

This above is a true Coppy c(nupared Av't ye original A' 
entred 

by me Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Page 352. 

May the third day 1717. Then At the Request of Jona- 
than Smith rock sener I have entered the dat of a deed of 
Sail that he haz. of Richard Maniring sener for his hous 
and Land and all the apurtinances there on or there to 
belonging with all the improvements thereon for ye sd 
Jonathan Smiths Security for aleven pounds in money with 
ye intrust thereof till the money be ])aid as the Conditions 
Specitieth'^at larg the deed and Conditions bearing ecjiial 
date the 27 day of december an no'd 1714 Pur me 

Tho Gildeesleeve Clarck 

Att a Jeneral Towne meeting held in Hempsted. July. ye. 
10th 1717 

Then wee the freeholders of the town of Hempsted be- 
cause of the Great damiges wee sustain for wont of good 
orders concerning our sheep Avee ye freeholders of Hemp- 
sted do order k agree by ye mager voat yt no Rams shall 
not rune w't our sheep after ye first day of June every year 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liECORDS. 489 

till ye second nionday in October tt tlien to 1)(> at liberty 
till ye first day of June every year it is fiudcr ordered yt if 
any Ram is found with our sheep be tweue ye first day of 
June & ye sec^ond Monday in October it shall be lawfull for 
any of ye freeholders of Henipsted for to bring them to ye 
pound and if any owner appears w't in forty eight hours cV- 
will pay three shillings for ye Eedemtion of ye Ram yt is 
above one year old & six pence out of it for ye pender & 
two shillings k six pence to him yt brings him to the pound 
ct eighteue pence for a Ram yt is under one year old S: if 
no owner appear within forty eight hours & redeam them 
then ye pender is to sell them to ye hiest bider tt to have 
six pence out of it for ye selling & ye half of what he is 
sold for to be for him yt brings him up & ye over plush to 
be delivered to ye church wordner of ye towne for the use 
of ye poor of ye town & be cause of ye great daniig wee 
susstain by reson of our disorderly proseeding consarning 
our parting our sheep in ye spring to shear them sum drive- 
ing before others have notis it is ordered by us ye free- 
holders of Henipsted yt no parson shall prosume to drive 
them in to any privet yard or pen to part any out from them 
w't out tacking sutitiant witnes of what he taks Ar ye marks 
of them till ye seccoud Monday of may every year A' is any 
parson or parsons do drive or part them be fore ye sd 
day of mav- w't out tacking sotitiant witnes of what 
he takes thay shall forfit ye sum of thirty shillings 
& ye Charges to be recovered by any of the free- 

Page 352. 
holders of Henipsted yt shall sew for ye same before 
any Justice of ye peace of ye County A- when the 
sheep are brought Jenerally to part thay shall be bnnight 
to ye publick sheep pen in ye town of Hemj^sted and 
be cause of ye great damig wee sustain by disorderl}' 
parting of our sheep at ye fauU wee do order yt no purtick- 
eller parson or parsons shall drive any of our sheep in to 
any private yard or pen to part any of them from the flock 



490 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

till ye second monday in October without taking suffitiant 
witness of what he tacks and the marcks of them he shall 
fortit thirty shillinc^ to be Kecovered l)y any of the free- 
holders of Hempsted that vnll sew for the same and the 
chargess w't it be fore any Justis of the Peace in Queens 
County 

This aboye said Yat entered by order by me 

Tho GiLDERSLEEyE Clarck 

ye 10th of march 1717-18 at a Jeneral town meeting of 
the freeholders of Hempsted it Ayas yoted by the maJaty of 
the freeholders then and there present that Col John Jack- 
son "William Willis Timothy Hoisted Cap John Tredwell 
and Theodorous van wich shall be trustees to represent the 
said town in all such maters as the town shall derect them 
till further order 

Att ye same time those following instructions are given 
to ye trustees by the freeholders afore said 

That thay or mager part of them shall with all conveniant 
Speed Run all the outlines and bowndries of the town and 
that tiiay give an account once in every six month of what 
thay have done therein 

This by order l)y me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 354. 

Att a Jeneral t(jwn meting held in Hempsted A[)ril ye 
first day 1718 Then there was Chosen by mager vot of the 
freeholders Timothy Hoisted S for Cunstable and Colecter 
for this enseuing year 

at the same town meting by the mager vot of the free- 
holder william Avillis wos Chosen seujjerviser for this enseu- 
ing year 

at the same town meeting Cap John Tredweli cV Jeams 
Searing ware Chosen asesars by ye mager vot of ye free- 
holder for this enseuing year 

at the same town meeting Cap Thomas Tredwell Isaac 
Smith cV' morta Willsee ware Chosen survairs of the high 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 491 

ways by ye mager vot of the freeholders for this ])reseiit 
year 

at the same town meeting Samnel williams and Jeremiah 
Bedell was chosen by mager vot of the freeholders for feuc 
veners this present year 

at the same town meeting Thomas (lildersleeve was 
Chosen by ye mager voat of the freeholders' Clarck for this 
ensening year 

at the same town meeting John Langdou had liberty 
granted to him by the mager 

at the same town meeting Mr Isaac Smith and Mr John 
fostar ware chosen by mager vot of the freeholder of liemp- 
sted for to mack conditions with John Laugdon as consern- 
ing a grist mill on the strem that Runs on the east side of 
the sd John Langdons hons near his hous on ye milriver 

entered by order Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Att Jeneral town meting held in Hempsted July the. 23. d 
1718. Then Thomas Carman was Chosen asesar in the 
room of Cap John Tredwell for this en seuin till the first of 
april next this by order by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 
Page 355. 

To all Christian People to whom these' presants shall 
come greeting &c Know ye yt Thedorons A^anvick of hemp- W^yc 
sted in quens County on Long alias nassaw Island in her 
magesties Colliny of neu York in amirica Yeman for divers 
good Causses value the Considerations him moving hath 
remised <k forever quit claimed & by these presents for him 
self his hairs &c doth fully clerely remise relese & for ever 
quit chime unto Martin Wilson and Derrick Demotte both 
of said Hempsted ct in ye county & Colliny afore said &c in 
their full & peaceable possestion theirin and to their hairs 
a id asigns for ever all such right estat title intrust and de- 
mand what soever as he ye said Theodoras Vanvick had or 
ought to have of in or to all and every part & parsel of a 
sartain twenty five acar Lot of Laud lying on both sides of 
ye Road scituate Lying and being in sucseess in ye bounds 



492 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

of hempsted afore said as in Refrance to two sartaiu deeds 
of saile from Mary Cornell to ye sd Martin Wilson & Derick 
Demotte bearing even date Av't these presents may more 
fully and particularly appear ye whole containing twenty 
liye acars more or less being buted and boimded all to 
gether as followeth : yt. is to say north, by je pond & sd 
Martin AVilson easterly by sd Martin AYilson southerl}^ by 
John Cornell A' Thomas May and westerly by Thomas May 
to have and to hold all & every of the premises unto ye sd 
Martin Wilson and Derick Demotte their hairs & asigns to 
ye only use & behof of ye sd Martin Wilson Ar Derick De 
Motte their hairs & asigns for ever so yt neither he ye sd 
Theodorous Yan Yyck nor his hairs nor any other parson or 
persons for him or them or iu his or their name or names 
or in ye name right or sted of any of them shall or will by 
any wies or means hearafter have clame challings or demand 
any estat right title or intrust of in or to ye primises or any 
part or parsel thereof but from all & every action right 
estat title intrust tt demand of in or to ye primises or any 
part or parsel thereof thay & every of them shall be utterly 
excluded & forever debared by these presents and all so ye 
sd Theodorus Yanwick & his hairs ye primises afore said 
w'th their & every appurtinanses to ye sd Martin Wilson 
and Derick Demotte their hairs and asigns: to them (*(: their 
own proper use <t uses in mauer & form afore specified 
against their hairs & asigns <fc every of them shall warant ct 
for ever defend by these presents in witnes whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand S: tixed m}^ seal ye thirty tirst day of 
march Anno domini. 1712. and in ye eleventh year of ye 
Reign of our soveriug Lady Anne by the grace of god over 
great britton franc & Irland Queen &c 

Sined Sealed A: delivered 

In presents of 

his Theodorous Yanvick (S) 

Elias X Bagly 
marck 

Benj : Drewitte 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 493 

March ye 12. tli 1714 Tlien Parsonally apeared be fore 

Jno Jackson esq one of bis maiesties Justices for Queens 

County tbe witbin written Tboo(b)rus Vanvicke Avbo did 

acknowledg ye w't in written deed of lielease to be bis free 

Vobintary act and Deed 

Jno Jackson 

Tbis above written deed is a treu c()])})y Compared and 

eutred by niee 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 856. 
To all People to wliome tbese presents sliall come, greet- 
ing Know ye. yt. I mary Cornell of sucses w't in ye bounds 
of Henipsted in Quens County in bar majesties Colliny of 
new York in amirica, widdow for t\: in ye valiable Consid- 
eration of forty two pounds curant silver money of ye col- 
lenie afore sd to me in band be fore ye ensealing bereof 
well <fe treuly paid liy martin Willson of ye same place 
Yeniau ye Kecepts wbereof I do hereby acknowledge S: my 
self there w't fully satisfied & Contented <S: thereof &: of 
every part tt parsel thereof exonarat acquit c^ discbarg ye 
sd Martin Willson bis hairs Exr's admr's for ever by tbese 
presents have given granted bargined sold alined convaied 
& confirmed & by these presents do freely fully i*^: absoleut- 
ly give grant bargin sell alien convay & coutirm unto him 
ye sd Martin AVillson his hairs & asigns for ever a sartain 
peace or parsell of Lan seituate lying iVr being in sucses 
afore sd ct containing by estemation ten acars S: a half mor 
or les buted & bounded as followeth, yt is to say, westerly 
by ye Road Soiithardly liy John Cornell ct easterly & north- 
ardly by ye sd Martin Willsons other Laud c'cc to have 
and to bold ye sd granted & bargined primises w't all ye 
appurtinanses priviledges iVr commodities to ye same be 
longing or in any wise appertaining to him ye sd Martin 
Willson his hairs and asigns for ever to his A- tbier only 
propper use benitit & be hoof for ever ct I ye sd Mary Cor- 
nell for me my hairs exe's admis's do covenant promes & 



494 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

grant to A- w't ye scl Martin Willsou his hairs & asigns \t 
befor ye ensealing hereof I am the treu sole and lawfull 
owner of ^ye above bargined primises ct am lawfully siezed 
& posesed of the same in miue own propper Eight as a 
good perfict and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple 
ct have in my self good right full power & lawfnll authoryti 
to grant bargin sell convay ct confirm sd bargined primises 
in maner as above sd & yt ye sd Martin Willson his hairs 
& asigns shall & may from time to time ("i: at all times for 
ever heare after h\ force c'c virtue of these presents Law- 
fully pecablel}- k quiatly have hold use occupye poses & 
enioy ye sd demised & bargained primises w't ye appurti- 
nanses free A: clear & freel}' A' clearly acquited exoua- 
rated & discharged of from all A' all maner, of form- 
er & other gifts grants bargains, sails, leasses, mor- 
gages, Avills eutaiels, Joiutors, dowries Judgments 
executions extents, togather w't all other priviledges 
troubles (k in Combrances whatsoever Furthermore I ye 
sd Mary Cornell for myself my hairs exer's admin's do 
covenant & engage ye above demesed primises to him ye sd 
Martin Willson his hairs & asigns against ye lawfuU chimes 
or demands of any parson or parsons what so ever for ever 
here after to waraut & defeud In witnes whereof here unto 
set my hand k fixed my seal this twenty first day of march 
in ye year of our Lord Christ seven hundred <k twelve thir- 
teen and in ye eleventh year of our Sovering Lady Anne by 
the grace of god ore great britton franc k Irlaiid Queen etc 
Defender of the faith etc 

Sined Sealed & delivered 
In ye presents of 

his har 

ELiAS X Baly Mary X Cornell (S) 

marck marck 

Benj Dreuitte 

Memaraudom that on the two & twentieth day of .Tana- 
wary. 1713 then appeared before me William Cornell on of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 495 

har Majees for keeping of the peace In Qnens Connty as- 
signed appeared Mary Cornell widdow of Edward Cornell 
and acknowledged tlie w't in writen con vay ance to be their 

Reall act and deed 

Wi Cornell 

This above is a treu Coppy entred and Compared by me 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 

Page 357. 
To all Christian people to whom these presents may 
come Know ye that wee elias Dorlon & meriam Dorlon 
wife of ye said elias Dorlon of hempsted in Queus County 
on nasaw Island & in ye province of neu York yeman for & 
in Consideration of ye full & Just sum of seventy pound of 
good & lawfull money of ye provinc of neuyorck to us in 
hand paid before ye ensealing and delivery here of by John 
pearsall of ye town county island & provinc afore sd ye Re- 
cepts whereof we do hereby acknowledg <k our selves there- 
with fully satisfy ed ct contented & thereof & of every part 
& parsell thereof do exouarat discharge & forever a quit ye 
sd John Pearseal his hairs executors adm's S: asigus for- 
ever have given granted bargined sold allined convayed & 
confirmed & by these presents do fully freely i^' absoleutly 
give 'grant bargin sell allinat convay & confirm setover A: de- 
liver from us our hairs executors S: adms to him ye sd John 
pearsell his hairs executors adms tt asigns two sartaine 
Lots of Land Lying S: being in ye town of hempsted above 
sd one of ye sd Lots of Land being bounded as followeth 
east &: north by Joseph Smiths Land, west by Land of Rich- 
ard Smith decesed part of ye way & part of ye way by ye 
towns Commons or where the fence now standeth south by 
ye high way yt leads from mary Dosenborows to ye Meet- 
ing house : & ye other Lot lies on ye South side of ye sd 
high way, being bounded east west & south by ye towns 
Commons or where ye fenc now stands ct north by ye sd 
high way containing two acars more or less as it was laid 
out : & ye other lot afore sd containing two acars A' a half 
more or less as it was laid out to gether w't orchards on 



496 HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

each of ye sd lots bousing barus water plases fencing A: 
all ye appurtinances pri^^iledges A' commodities tliere un- 
to belonging or in any wise appurtainiug to him ye sd 
John Pearsall his hairs A: asigns forever to his k their only 
propper use beuifit cV* be hoff forever & we the sd elias dor- 
Ion <t miriam Dorlou do further covenant promise to Sc w't 
ve sd John Pearsall his hairs ct asigns that before ye en- 
sealing c'c deliverv hereof wee are ve treu sole &: la\\"full 
owners .of ye above bargined or granted ct demised primises 
as a good pariict & absoleut estats of inheritance & have in 
our selves good right full power A: lawfull athoryti to give 
srant barsin sell in manner as above sd A- vt ve sd John 
Pearsall shall A: may from time to time A- at all times 
forever hereafter by virtiie of these presents lawfully peas- 
ablely A' quiatly have hold use occupy poses A' enjoy ye sd 
demised A: granted primises w't ye appurtinances free & 
clear & Ireely A' clearly acquited of A' from all A' all maner 
of former and other gifts orrants bargins sails leases mor- 
gags Avills entails Jointors dowries Judgments exe 3utions 
or incombranees what so ever & we ye sd elias Dorlou A' 
meriam Dorlou do further covenant A' bind our selves our 
haii's A" suckseser to warant A- defend ye sd John Pearsal 
his hairs A- asigns in quiat A' peasable possession of A* 
singular je granted primises against any Just A' Lnvfull 
clams of any parson or parsons yt shall lay an}' maner of 
clame there to. in witnes hereof we ye sd elias Dodon A: 
Miiiam Dorl<ui have here unto set our bands A' seals this 
eight dav of June in ve vear of our lord seventeu hundred 
A: sixteen : 

sined sealed and delivere 

in presents of Elias Dorlon (S) 

John Mott Juner Miriam Dorlon (S) 

Samuel Brown 

This above said deed Comv)ared and entered bv me mav 
the Second day 1718 

Tho Gildersleeve Clarck 



GENERAL INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Allotted land. William Willis to keep a record thereof, and the 

owners to pay the Town's quitrent 263 

A committee to look after the public land, and to proceed against 

trespassers 483 

A rate of twenty-five pounds levied on land to pay the quitrent. 204 

Assessors appointed to make a rate for the payment of three 
years <iuitreut 230 

Assessor's chosen to value the Town's estate 3 

Authority given to dispose of the land at Jamaica, on which the 

county buildings stood 372 

Authority given to Jonathan Smith and John Sands by twenty- 
six residents to represent them in the division of Cow Neck 277 

Bonds given to Mr. Nicols by towns-people to be collected 263 

Boundary lines to be run between Hempstead and adjoining 

towns 146 

Cap't Whitehead's land at Matinecock to remain intact 123 

Commission to manage the boundary and other affairs of the 

town, reappointed 371 

(committee appointed to act in the town's business 13 

Committee chosen to repair the parsonage and church 276 

Committee to adjust the accounts in the Rockaway litigation . . . 145"' 

Commons deflined and established 22 

County Treasurer to be chosen 3, 15, 19, 98 

Deputies to choose two representatives to a General Assembly 

in New York 28 

Division of land . . , 17 

Everj freeholder to file a statement of his land rights 283 

Fences in and about the town to be examined 24 

Freeholders again directed to bring an account of their holdings 

to the Clerk 424 

Freeholders and sojoui'ners to be assessed for minister's salary 

and for the poor 310, 311 

Girdling trees on the common lands to be punished by fine 325 

Governor asked to sign conditions 18 

Governor requested to run Town line from Canteage to Bar Beach 122 
Grant of land to be delivered to the Governor 18 

Henry Linniugton to sign conditions for his mill stream 23 

Illegal settlers in the Town to be prosecuted 300 



498 INDEX. 

PAGE, 

Indian boy sold 60 

Improvement of vacant land at Madnans Neck 101 

Inhabitants not to entertain strangers over forty-eight honrs 

without giving notice 28 

Inhabitants of Madnans Neck forbid the cutting of trees on va- 
cant land 100 

Irregular surveys of Town land declared void 283 

It is agreed at Town Meeting to have the ancient bounds con- 
firmed 155 

John Ellison testifies as to a lot at Near Eockaway 9 

John Ellison testifies as to Francis Weeks' meadow 93 

Joseph Langdon testifies as to sales by William Thickstone 315 

Judge Hicks and Colonel Jackson appointed to assist Mr. Nicols 
to defend the Town's bounds 264 

Land at Rockaway granted to the Whalemen of the Town 394 

Lands in difference with Oyster Bay 13 

Land voted for use of the school master 318 

Land voted the Proprietors and others 105 

Liber "D" 119 

Liberty given Joseph Matlinson to cut timber on common land 263 
Liberty given the inhabitants of Madnans Neck to set up a pub- 
lic pound 264 

Loan of fifteen pounds to vindicate Oyster Bay boundary 123 

Madnans Neck. A constable appointed 17 

Meeting house to be repaired 212 

Men to be hired to keep possession at Rockaway 91 

Ministers rate to be collected 15 

Money for the use of the i)oor 310, 335 

No strangers to settle without consent of the town 28 

Notice to ' 's<iuatters" to quit town land 23 

Old town cells to be sold to defray charges of Rockaway litiga- 
tion 119 

One hundred acres voted to anyone agreeing to pay the Town's 

annual quitrent in perpetuity 263 

Patent charges defrayed bj' grants of land 101, 102 

Petition from Cow Neck and Madnans Neck to be opposed be- 
fore the Governor 24 

Pound. Ephraim Cheesman gives notice that he has established 

a 1 )rivate pound 298 

Proceedings authorized to recover the town's rights at Rock- 
away 119 

Proprietors to take up fifty acres each 17 

Public pound to be built 24 



INDEX. 499 

PAGE. 

Public rate to be made 415 

Public sale of horse and colt whicli had been pounded 125 

Quitreut for the town to be paid 430 

Rams. Coll. Jackson, John Mott and Thomas Gildersleeve to 

make an order conserning them 482 

Rams found at large to be gelded 208 

Rams found at liberty to be the property of the finder 446 

Rams found on the plains after the 10th day of August to be 

pounded 320 

Rams. Further order concerning them 488 

Rights of inhabitants in divisions of land 14 

School house let until such time as a master presents himself. . . 359 

Sheep on the plains not to be driven or folded under penalty 450 

Sheep. Regulations for driving and parting 489 

Sheep to be parted, washed and sheared at Isaac Smith's on 10th 

day of May 451 

Solomon Seaman gives his neighbors permission to cross his 

meadow > 143 

Swine found running in the highway to be confiscated 123 

Swine running in the streets or commons to be regulated 24 

Swine trespassing, to be pounded 308 

Ten poTinds added to the minister's rate for the use of the poor. 304 
Testimony of agreement between William Thickstone and Wil- 
liam Scadding 39 

Thomas Rushmore to present a petition to the next Governor. . . 71 

To establish Henry Liniugton's mill rights 23 

To run the west boundary line of the town 91 

Town bonds. The committee given liberty to act as them deem 

best for the public interest 298 

Town boundaries to be legally defended 7 

Town commons ordered to l)e laid out 433 

Town lauds. Official statement as to the plan of original divi- 
sion 282 

Town purchase line to be ruu from Canteage to the Sound 123 

Town rate made 33, 98 

Town rate to be gathered 16 

Town's bills to be audited 20 

Town to defend its title to Rockaway 9 

Twenty-four inhabitants take up land 17 

Vote to settle a schoolmaster rescinded 318 

Warrants for those delinquent in paying for patent 9 

Water right grant at the harbor being void, a committee is to 

make new conditions 207 



INDEX TO PLACES. 



PAGE 

Ambroes' Swamp 101 

Bar Beach 59, 123 

Brusliy Plains G9, 156, 352 

Burdsall's Swamp 357 

Cauteage 123 

Cedar Swamp 263 

Cedar Swamp Brook 262 

Coccaquat 459, 462 

Coe's Little Neck 339, 341 

Coe's Meadow 62 

Coe's Neck. .66, 107, 112, 133, 136, 183, 254, 333, 387, 466, 477, 478, 487 

Cold Spring Neck 41 

Cold Spring Eiver 41 

Cornbery Ill, 117 

Corbury Neck 41 

Cove Neck 157 

Cow Meadow .' 263 

Cow Neck 23, 26, 58, 130, 132, 151, 172, 196, 218, 221, 224, 255, 271 

277, 300, 315, 318, 325, 326, 327, 329, 330, 347. 420, 425, 464, 474 

Denton's Neck 303, 334 

East Meadow 78, 89 

East Meadow Swamp 469 

East Ox Pasture .240 

East River 123 

Edward Eainer's Hollow 79 

Fairfield Hollow 117 

Far Eockaway 62 

Fluslaing 8, 41, 121 

Fordliam's Neck 1 33 

Foster's Meadow 5,7,31,32,34,49, 57 

71, 73, 74, 76, 77, 81, 83, 126, 127, 204, 214, 300, 318, 325, 347, 425 

Foster's Eiver 73 

Fresh Pond Neck 281 

Gad Island 95 

Gildersleeve Creek 59 

Great Plains 43, 49, 168, 169, 172, 301, 378, 390, 392, 400, 441, 469 

Great Neck 55, 68, 83, 135, 211, 260, 342, 343, 413 

Great Neck at South 293, 294, 376 

Great Neck Eastward 38, 54, 130, 135 

Great Plains at Westbury 176, 187, 191, 198, 225, 228, 233 

Great South Neck 68 



INDEX. 501 

PAOE. 

Half Neck 103 

Half Neck Eastward 107 

Harbor Path 133, 172, 181 

Hayl)ri(l<ire Brook 261, 203 

Haybritlge Neck 39 

Hempstead Harbor 168, 318, 330, 237, 350 

Hempstead Harbor Head 200 ■? 

Hempstead Plains 87 

Herricks 80, 91, 191 

209, 310, 247, 300, 309, 387, 390, 392, 397, 410, 417, 418, 430, 451 

Herrick Swamp 370 

Hicks' Creek 160 

Hicks' Neck 53, 55, 97, 111, 113, 114, 160, 383, 333, 337, 387, 481 

Hog Island 394, 343, 343, 397, 398 

Hog- Island Creek 144 

Hous Bay Swamp 455 

Housboy Hollow 45 

Hungry Harbor 32, 48 

53, 54, 57, 05, 71, 74, 82, 211, 294, 295, 297, 308, 367, 452, 479 

Hungry Harbor Island 421 

Hungry Harbor Neck 212, 239 

Indian Path on the south side 355, 357, 866, 376, 433, 469 

Ireland's Meadow 156 

Jackson's Bars 114 

Jacockes Creek 331 

Jacockes Vleigh 331 

Jamaica 9, 10, 15, 19, 38, 67, 81, 83, 98, 373—- 

Jericho Road ' .' 64, 352 

Jerusalem 6, 300, 318, 335, 341, 347, 356, 424 

Jerusalem Great Neck 343, 343 

Jerusalem Half Neck 342 

Jerusalem Eiver 132, 260 

Jerusalem Swamp 6, 164 

John Bedele's Lane 133 

Latting Neck 343 

Little Haybridge 362 

Little Meadow : 156 

Little Neck 8, 180, 341, 360 

Little Neck South 158 

Little Plains 34 

Long Neck 40, 51, 339 

Long Neck, Rockaway 107, 109, 239 

Lusam 65, 130, 135, 354 



502 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Madnans Neck 49, 100, 101, 143, 205, 219, 2o3, 264, 267, 

273, 300, 318, 325, 347, 349, 379, 385, 395, 402, 423, 425, 427, 454 

Mamaranack 47 

Maspeth Kills 7, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77 

Matinecock 26, 123, 180, 362, 371, 420, 421, 449, 458 

Matiueche, Old Path 187 

Matagarats Bay 8 

Matthew Garrets Bay 149 

Meeting House 495 

Merock 93 

Merock Neck 46, 83, 151 

Merock River 261, 262 

Merrick 41, 194 

Merrock Path 97 

Middleboroiigh 72, 77 

Mill River 204 

Mill River at Neiu- Rockaway 258, 476 

Mill River Neck 116, 143, 294, 321, 378, .388 

Millstoue Rock 287, 373 

Mill Swamp 03 

Mosquitoe Cove 30 

Mosquitoe Cove Path 220 

Near Rockaway 9, 62, 08, 70, 99, 251, 258, 476 

New Bridge 221, 224, 342, 343, 379 

New Bridge Neck 221, 224, 377, 378, 386, 388, 403 

New Field 43, 225, 227 

North Neck 388 

North Side 300, 325, 367, 424 

North Woods 18 

Nets Hollow 68 

Old Lauding Place 440 

Oyster Bay 123 

Pearson's Hollow 475 

Pine Mill 450 

Pine's tilsom 1 06 

Quakers Path * 108 

Eainer's Neck 146, 244, 254, 306, 311, 334, 388, 421, 444 

Rainer's Hollow 8!) 

Rockaway .JT, 23, 30, 40, 54 

62, 91, 92, 108, 119, 135, 14o, 294, 306, 312, 394, 421, 425, 483, 484 

Rockaway Old Path T 62 

Rockaway River • 479 



INDEX. 503 

PAGE. 

Eockaway Swamp Stream 98 

Kooty Hollow 87, 388 

Eound Pond 18 

Eusdorp 373 

Seakatauf^e 397 

Seaman's Neck 354, 355, 357, 300 

Seaman's Swamp Stream 14 

Sherman's Hollow 02 

Sherman's Neck 03, 171, l';*8, 441, 442, 479 

Simmons' Swamp 214 

Sound 8, 123 

South Meadow 131, 143, 344 

South Sea 194, 389 

Stickliny's Neck 337 

Stickling's Neck Path 319 

Strickland's Neck 432 

Success 459, 485, 491, 493 

Success Pond 124, 485 

The Bevell 87, 243, 386, 387, 388, 484 

Thickston's Spring 99 

Tinococke Hollow 108 

Washburn's Neck 121, 388, 450, 400 

Westbury 85, 37, 69, 410 

West Flie 100 

West Island 30 

West Neck on the south side .... 354, 359 

Whale Neck 55 

Wood Edge 33, 81 



INDIANS. 



Indian Boy Will 60 

Jeffery 92 

Wowachone 92 



TOWN MEETINGS. 



PAGE. PAGE, 

June 20, 1079 17 June 23, 1081 71 

February 14, 1080 15 February 1 , 1085 3, 4 

April 1, 1080 91 June 2, 1080 7 



504 



INDEX. 



PAGE. 

September 38, 168(5 8 

December 18, 1686 9 

January 25, 1687 14, 15 

August 5, 1687 18 

December 23, 1687 19 

April 2, 1688 22 

March 17, 1689 28 

November 1, 1690 20 

June 16, 1691 23 

October 19, 1691 119 

April 1, 1695 56 

March 15, 1696 122 

April 2, 1698 131 

April 1, 1699 155 

November 27, 1699 145 

April 1, 1701 207 

March 9, 1702 230 

January 12, 1703 232 

April 1, 1704 248 

February 26, 1704 262 

May 30, 1705 276 

April 1, 1706 299 

April 1, 1707 317 

October 20, 1707 319 

May 16, 1708 332 

April 5, 1709 346 

December 22, 1709 371 

February 5, 1710 394 

June 16, 1710 386 

May 22, 1711 424 

September 4, 1711 430 

April 5, 1712 435 

April 6, 1714 446 

January 11, 1715 469 

April 3, 1716 481 

July 10, 1717 488 

April 1, 1718 451, 490 

April 29, 1726 480 



PAGE. 

November 2, 1686 9 

January 7, 1687 13 

April ], 1687 16 

December 1, 1687. 19 

February 18, 1688 20 

December 28, 1688 98 

April 1, 1690 119 

December 24, 1690 23 

July 1, 1691 24 

April 2, 1694 56 

February 23, 1696 122 

October 7, 1697 123 

November 22, 1698 146 

November 13, 1699 138 

Ap"il 1, 1700 177 

May 3, 1701 212 

April 1, 1702 230 

April 1, 1703 234 

January 23, 1704 260, 261 

April 2, 1705 264 

February 12, 1706 282 

January 14, 1707 309 

May 26, 1707 298 

April 1, 1708 324 

July 1, 1708 319 

December 12, 1709 358 

January 19, 1710 371 

April 4, 1710 380 

April 3, 1711 423 

June 15, 1711 430 

April I, 1712 430 

April 7, 1713 445 

May 3, 1714 450 

April 5, 1715 470 

April 2, 1717 487 

March 10, 1718 490 

July 23, 1718 491 



PAGE. 

connissiONERS. 



PAGE. 



Carman, John 16 

Searing, Simon 91 



Pine, John 16 

Smith, John 22 



INDEX. 505 

PAGR. PAGE. 

Siiiitli, JouutliiUi, Jr 1(5 Smith, Jonatliuii, Sr 91 

Tredwell, John 22, 91 Willis, Henry 22 

COURTS. 



PAGE. PAGK. 

March (I, l()77-8 11 May 1, KITH 12 

June 1, lOSl 104 January 0, 1(585 90 

February 2, 1 (iSG-T 99 August 8, 1(587 21 

September 7, 1087 22 December 4, 1090 07 



LAND GRANTS. 



PAGE. 

Baldin, George 100 

Barker, Thomas 59, 827 

Bedle, Daniel 100, 107 

Bedle, Kobert 100 

Bellang, Michael 20 

Boyle, Kobert 242 

Carle, John 319, 381, 422 

Carle, Widow 106 

Carman, John 106, 242 

Cornwell, Eichard 101 

Denton, Samuel 17, 105 

Dinge, Christopher 177 

Ellison, John, Jr 105 

Ellison, John, Sr 105 

Ellison, Richard 100 

Ellison, Thomas 100 

Emory, Samuel 17 

Evarie, Edward 102 

Fordham, Mr 106 

Gildersleeve, Richard, Jr 17, 105 

Gildersleeve, Richard, Sr 17, 105 

Gildersleeve, Mr 105 

Ginms, Joseph 17, 105 

Hewlett, George 100, 107 

Hicks, Mr 106 



506 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Higgam, Tliomas 18 

Hoisted, Timothy 105 

Ireland, Tliomas lOG 

Jacksou, John IT, 105, 106 

Jackson, Mr 106 

Jackson, Robert 107 

Jecoekes, William 1~, 104 

Keeble, John 394 

Langdou, Joseph 106 

Langdou, William 364 

Linniugton, Henry 106 

Martin, Thomas 263 

Marvin, Eobert 106 

Mores, Samuel . 105 

Mott, Adam, Jr 17, 104 

Mott, Adam, Sr 106 

Mott, James 17, 105 

Osborn, Eichard 17, 105 

Pearsall, Daniel 10() 

Pearsall, Nathaniel 105 

Pettit, Joseph 17, 105 

Pine, James 106 

Pine, John 17, 105 

Eainer, Edward 17, 105 

Eobinson, John 103 

Riishmore, Thomas 106 

Seaman, John 17, 105 

Seaman, Jonathan 17, 105 

Seaman, Mr 106 

Seaman, Solomon 17, 105 

Searing, John 17, 104 

Searing, Simon 105 

Smith, Abraham 17, 1 05 

Smith. Jeremiah 106 

Smith, John Blue 106 

Smith, John Eock 106 

Smith, John Eock, Jr 105, 107 

Smith, Jonatnan 17, 105 

Smith, Jonathan Nan 106 

Smith, Joseph 17, 105 

Smith, Little 106 



INDEX. 507 

PAGE. 

Sothaicl, Thomas lOG 

Sprags, Edward 17, 104, 242 

Spragf;-, Edwai'd Jr 480 

Sprayg, Mr 13 

Stites, Richard 106, 242 

Stiiard, John 110 

Theslen, Daniel 138 

Thickstone, William 10« 

Thorn, William, Jr 102 

Titus, Edmund 242 

Titus, Edward 100 

Totten, Richard 17, 105 

Tredwell, John 10(5 

Valentine, Richard 100 

Weles, Thomas 106 

Whitehead, Capt 123 

Williams, John 106 

Williams, Joseph 17, 105 

Williams, Robert 394 

Willis, Henry 102 

Wood, Jeremiah, Jr 17, 105 

Wood, Jeremiah, Sr 106 



RECORDS OF LAND. 



PAGE. 

Abraham, John 157 

Allen, Henry 211, 219, 423 

Baldwin, George 296 

Bedle, Daniel 107, 121, 132, 172 

Bedle, John 132 

Bedle, Robert 132, 291 

Bedell, Daniel 15, 121 

Birdsell, Benjamin 157 

Carle, Thomas 293 

Carman, John 242, 293 

Champion, Thomas ; 291 

Coe, Benjamin 293 

Cornwell, John, Jr 420 

Cornwell, Mary 459 

Cortlandt, Abi-aham 157 



508 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Cortlandt, Isaac 157 

Cortlauilt, John 157 

Denton, Sanauel 'Jl 

Dinge, Robert 176 

Dusenburrow, Hendrick 5 

Ellison, John 293 

Ellison, Lawrence 293 

Ellison, Richard 254, 295 

Ellison, Thomas 254, 298 

Foreman, Aai'on 291 

Foreman, Robert 294 

Gildersleeve, Mr 293 

Gildersleeve, Richard 293 

Gildersleeve, Thomas 328 

Hewlett, George 107, 293, 328 

Hicks, Mr 295 

Holi-ted, Timothy 92, 270, 293, 336, 455 

Hubbard, Jeremiah 84, 97 

Ireland, Thomas 296 

Jackson, James 247 

Jackson, John 6, 247 

Jackson, Mr .' 292 

Jackson, Robert 107 

Jacocks, William 291 

Langdon, Joseph 293 

Linnington, Henry 297 

Marvin, Robert 293 

Mott, Adam 252, 294 

Mott, Charles 205, 206 

Mott, John 67, 68 

Mott, Rickbill 205, 206 

Mott, William 205, 206 

Ogden, Mr 293 

Pearsall, Thomas, Jr 448. 449 

Pearsall, Widow 294 

Pine, James 107, 291 

Pine, Samuel 101 

Rainer, Edward 293 

Rushmore, John 252 

Rushmore, Thomas 293 



INDEX. 509 

PAOE. 

Seaman, Mr 293 

Searing, John 271 

Seaman, Simon 270 

Smith, Abel 211, 423 

Smith, Abraham 219, 292 

Smith, Isaac 219 

Smith, Jeremiah, Jr 420 

Smith, John, Jr 291 

Smith, John, Nan 294 

Smith, John, Rock 293 

Smith, John, Rock, Jr 1 07 

Smith, Thomas 241, 320 

Sonthard, Thomas 293 

Spragg, Edward 294 

Stits, Richard 291 

Thickstone, William 02, 293 

Titns, EdAvard 293 

Totten, Peter 78 

Tredwell, John 1(5, fiC, 449 

Valentine, Richard 293 

Van Wyck, Theodorus 336 

Washborn, Mr 391 

Willis, Henry 108 

Willis, Hope 164 

Willis, Thomas 18 

Willis, William 449 

Willits, Amos 399 

Willits, Widow 294 

Wood, Jeremiah 296 

Yeats, William 293 



MILL GRANTS. 



Allen, Henry 469 

Dorland, Elias 14 

Finch, John 479 

Havilaud, Joseph 98 

Jackson, Coll John 260 

Jackson, Major 131 

Jonson, John, Jr 481 

Langdon, John 451, 491- 



510 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Matlinson, Josepli 261, 262 

Pine, Joliu 1^ 

Eobeson, Joliu 1^2 

Seaman, Solomon 481 

Smith, William 14 

Willis, Hope 1=^1 



SUPERVISORS. 

Pearsall, Xatliauiel 56, 5T, 131, 155, 179 

Tredwell, John, Jr 430, 445, 446, 470, 481, 487 

Willis, William 234, 264, 317, 324, 346, 380, 424, 490 



JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. 



Allen, George 345 

Barker, William 380 

Baylis, Samuel 401, 402 

Coe, John 405 

Cornell, William 486, 495 

Cornwell, William 348, 349, 383, 385, 455 

Diekason, Samuel 466 

Foster, John 419, 427, 429, 473 

Garrison, Lambert 448 

Hicks, Thomas 331 

Jackson, John 7, 9, 93, 154, 159, 210, 351, 377, 493 

Mott, Adam 266, 410 

Smith, John 145, 269, 274, 327, 353 

Smith, John S 250 

Smith, .Joseph 174 

Townsend, John 345 

Tredwell, John 150, 170, 182, 215, 217, 230, 259, 288 

290, 362, 392, 394, 406, 409, 414, 433, 437, 439, 461, 463, 467, 474 _ f^ 

Whitehead, Daniel 204, 

^Tiitehead, Jonathan 305, 370 

Williams, John 412 



£ 



r 



TOWN CLERKS. 



Chappell, Francis 113 

Gildersleeve, Kichard 71 



INDEX. 511 

PAOE. 

Gildersleeve, Tliomas..50, 2G4, 300, 317, 335, 430, 440, 447, 470, 487, 491 

Hicks, Thomas 139 ' 

Jacksou, James 179 

Pear sail, Nathaniel 3 

Pettit, Joseph !), 17, 22, 57, 91, 131, 155, 234, 248 

Starr, Josias 88 

Willis, William 139, 347, 380, 427 



COLLECTORS. 



Carle, John 346 

Chappell, Francis 16 

Cornwell, William 324 

Gildersleeve, Richard 19 

Hoisted, Timothy 487, 490 

Mott, Adam 19 

Smith, Jonathan 20, 21, 155 

Smith, Joseph 56, 131, 248, 380, 423, 430, 446 

Smith, Eichard 299, 317 

Thickstone, William 264 

Tredwell, John , 179, 208, 230, 470 

Tredwell, John, Jr 481 

Willis, Henry 56 



ASSESSORS. 



Carle, John 56 

Carman, Caleb 20 

Carman, John 56 

Carman, Thomas 324, 386, 491 

Gildersleeve, Thomas 231 

Hoisted, Timothy 423, 430 

Jackson, John 445, 447, 470 

Jackson, John, Jr 481 

Langdon, Thomas 430 

Morrel, John 20 

Pearsall, Nathaniel 19, 24, 98 

Pine, James 264, 299 

Pine, John 56 

Pine, Samuel 24 

Rushmore, John 435, 445 



512 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Seaman, Benjamin 346, 358 

Searing, James 490 

Searing, John 131, 155, 230, 231, 234, 380, 423 

Smith, Abraham 19 

Smith, Isaac 179, 299, 318, 359, 380, 447, 470, 481, 487 

Smith, Jonathan -3, 56 

Smith, Jonathan, Jr 98 

Towuseud, Eichard 248, 264, 487 

Tredwell, John 3, 19, 234, 248, 318, 324, 490 

Valentine, Eichard 19 

Willis, William 131, 155, 179, 230 



CONSTABLES. 

Carle, John 179, 346 

Cornwell, W^illiam 324 

Emory, Samnel 16 

Hoisted, Benjamin 332 

Hoisted, Timothy 487, 490 

Minthorne, Eichard 91 

Mott, Joseph 56 

Pine, James 56 

Smith, Capt. Joseph 248, 380, 423, 430, 446 

Smith, Jonathan 22 

Smith. Eichard 299, 317 

Thickstone, William 264 

Townsend, Eichard 155, 234 

Tredwell, John 230, 470 

Tredwell, John, Jr 481 

Wood, Jeremy 131 



CONSTABLES FOR MADNANS NECK, 



Haire, Edward 17 

Boots, Urin 22 

Walla, John 71 



COMMISSIONERS AND SURVEYORS OF HIGHWAYS AND 

FENCES. 



Allen, Henry 325, 347, 380, 424, 480 

Bedell, Jeremiah 491 



INDEX. 513 

PAGE. 

Brewer, Johaiiair 424, 430 

Carle, Joseph 445, 447 

Oarmau, Captain 248, 264 

Covuwell, Joshua 325, 347, 380, 424, 430 

Denton, James 325, 347, 380, 424, 430 

Denton, Samuel 445, 447 

Denton, Samuel, Jr 234, 248, 264 

Hoisted, Timothy 447 

Jackson, John, Jr 300, 318, 325, 347, 380, 424, 430, 440, 447 

Jackson, Major 179 

Johnson, Harman 300, 318, 325, 347, 380, 424, 430, 440, 447 

Laui^don, William 424, 430, 446, 447 

Mannering, Eichard 446, 447 

Mitchell, Eobert 446, 447 

Mott, Adam 1 79 

Mott, Charles 447 

Valentine, Richard 470, 481 

Williams, Samuel 487, 491 

Willis, William 179, 248, 264 

Willsee, Morta 487, 490 



CHURCH WARDENS. 



HEMPSTEAD. 

Gildersleeve, Thomas 234, 310, 319, 334 

Pine, John 232 

OYSTER BAY. 

Dickson, Samuel 334 

Jones, Thomas 232 

Jons, Thomas 310 



VESTRVriEN. 



HEMPSTEAD. 

Carman, Capt. John 310, 319 

Cessam, Daniel 233 

Denton, Samuel 232 

Embry, Samuel 334 

Heviland, John 233 



514 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Mott, Joseph 319, 834 

Pine, William 334 

Searing, John 310, 318 

Smith, Capt. Joseph 334 

Smith, Jonathan 232 

Townsend, Eichard 319, 334 

Tredwell, John, Jr 310, 319 

Williams, Samuel 319, 334 

OYSTER BAY. 

Coles, Benjamin 234 

Coles, Nathan 310, 319 

Coles, Nathaniel 232 

Discosen, Samuel 232 

Doghty, Isaac 232, 310 

Doty, Isaac, Jr 319, 334 

Latten, Josiah, Jv 334 

Macouele, Samuel 319, 31'4 

Shadbolt, Morris 310 

Underhill, Abraham 310, 319 

Willis, Eichard 232 

Wright, Edmund 232 



POUNDER. 



Tredwell, John, Jr 325, 481 



RECEIPTS. 



Bedle, John (Thomas Southward > j ^ 

(John Southward > 

Denton, Nathaniel Eichard (lildersleeve 314 

Fowler, George .(Thomas Southward t ^Qg 

" (John Southward > 

Gildersleeve, Eichard James Beate 275 

Hendrick, Harman ' JV^'^ Southward . . ) ^ 

(Thomas Southward > 

Hendrick. Harman < John South war d .. __ > 

(Thomas Southward ) 

Jackson, Capt Eichard Cornwall 101 



INDEX. 515 

/ PAGE. 

Jackson, Capt John Tliornc 102 

Jackson, Capt William Tliovne, Jr 102 

Jackson, Capt Henry Willis 102 

Jackson, Cai)t. John Mr. Heulitt 275 

Jackson, Mr Edward Evarie 102 

Jarman, Isaac Samuel Pine 437 

Mi- rri ^ < Thomas South Avar d » ^„,-, 

artm, Thomas -r , u , +i i 1(2 

' (John Southward ) 

(. ,.1, ,,.1 .1 • .,-1 <Thomas Southward ' .»., 

Southwar.l, Abigail ^^ j^^^^^ Southward > ^^''^ 

Spragg, EdAvard i^l^i^nias Southward } 

' *"" (John Southward > 

Whitehead, Daniel Thomas Southward 286 

Williams, Robert George Fowler 94 



AGREEMENTS. 



Allen, Henry .267 

Carman, Caleb 183, 184 

Carman, John 183, 184 

Ellison, Richard 444 

Halsted, Jonas 332 

Hubbs, Alexander 267 

Luis, Jonathan 183, 184 

Pine, James 444 

Searing, James 334 

Searing, John 332, 334 

Searing, Jonathan 334 

Searing, Simon 334 

Thickstone, William 29 

Wood, Jeremiah 150, 151, 152 

Wood, Jonas 150, 151, 152 

Wood, Joseph 150, 151, 152 



PROMISSORY NOTES. 



Gildersleeve, Richard, to Nathaniel Denton 313 

Totten, Peter, to Richard Totten 90 



POWER OF ATTORNEY. 



Simmans, John, to James Bate ., .. 441 



)16 IXDEX. 

BONDS. 



PAGE. 

Mauiring, Eichavd 488 

Sothard, Isaac 467 

Sothard, Jolin 467 

Sotheard, Abraham 467 

Sotliei-d, Thomas 467 



nORTGAGES. 



Johnson, Peter, to Nicholas Demeire 63 



WILLS. 



Carman, Benjamin 13'; 



ARBITRATIONS 



Southward, Thomas Robert Williams 323 

(William Totten ) 

Totten, Peter Benjamin Totten 443 

(Jasper Totten ) 



EAR HARKS. 



Abitt, James 199 

Alburtis, Adiian 321 

Alburtis, .Joseph 284 

Alburtis, Joseph, Jr 207 

Alexander, William 335 

Allen, Thomas 223 

Allen, Thomas, .Tr 222 

Allison, Benjamin 222 

Allison, John 222 

Ashley, John 202 

Baker, Thomas 261 

Baldwin, Ezekiel 126 



INDEX, 517 

PAGE. 

Baklwiu, Samuel 817 

Baldwin, Thomas 126 

Bargur, George 202 

Barns, Hendrick 22() 

Barns, John 186, 220 

Barns, Joshua 248 

Barns, Joshua, Jr 18!) 

Beadle, David 247 

Beadle, Jeremiah 247 

Beadle, John, Jr 14o 

Beat, Solomon 288 

Beats, Joseph 128 

Bedell, James, Jr 317 

Bedell, Joel 387 

Bedell, John 222 

Bedell, Thomas. ; / 235 

Bedle, Job 260 

Bedle, Joseph 231 

Bedle, Richard 257 

Bedle, Samuel ., 231 

Boldin, George, Jr 196 

Boldin, Samuel 195 

Boldin, Thomas 234 

Boldiug, Ezekiel 255 

Bojding, John 255 

Bonf asses, James 134 

Borrum, John 189 

Bound, Robert 207 

Bowne, Robert 336 

Breason, Walter ' 227 

Breuer, Hendrick 226 

Brown, Samuel 232 

Burtis, James 122 

Burtis, James, Jr 272 

Burtis, John 231 

Burtis, Joseph 147 

Burtsel, Samuel 247 

Burtsell, John 266 

Carle, Jacob 195 

Carle, Jonathan 195 

Carle, Joseph, Jr 195 

Carle, Thomas 148 

Carman, Caleb, Jr 238 

Carman, John, Jr 177 



518 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Carman, Joseph 1^^ 

Carman, Eichard 187 

Carpenter, William 227 

Cheesmau, Epliraim 251 

Clieesman, Joseph 200 

Clement, Joseph 199 

Cokolet, Francis 238 

Combs, Daniel 340 

Combs, Kichard 171 

Cooper, Simon 202 

Cornell, Benjamin 20S 

Cornell, John 180 

Cornell, Richard, Jr 190 

Cornwell, Caleb 249 

Cornwell, Cap't Joshna 207 

Cornwall, Richard 249 

Covert, Abram 142 

Davis, William 5 

Demott, Honas 202 

Denton, James GO 

Denton, James, Jr 184 

Denton , Jonas 243 

Denton, Joseph 212, 223, 310 

Denton, Richard, Jr 100 

Derlon, Charles 200 

Dorland, John 105 

Dorlon, Elias, Jr 170 

Dorlon, Garret 189 

Dosenbor ow, John 1 99 

Doty, Isaac 435 

Doty, John 188 

Durfee, Richard 270 

Durland, Elias 10 

Dusenborough, Samuel 245 

Dusenborrow, John, Jr 232 

Elderd, John 105 

Eldert, Lucas 207 

Ellison, Richard, Jr 242 

Embry, Samuel, Jr 200 

Everit, Georoe 275 

Everit, Richard 230, 275 

Every, Edward 245 

Flower, Harman 11 

Flower, Jonas 199 



INDEX. 519 

PAGE . 

Foster, John, Jr 266 

Fowler, Jacob 846 

Frost, Tliouuis 222 

Frost, Wright. mO 

Giklersleeve, Asa 164 

GiUler sleeve, G eorge 1 65 

Gildersleeve, Richard 176 

Gihlersleeve, Eichard, Jr 11 

Gildersleeve, Thomas 11 

Gildersleeve, Thomas, Jr . 176 

Giuiiius, Benjamin 129 

Golder, Joseph 283 

Griton, John 299 

Gritten, Thomas 389 

Hagewoiit, John 167 

Hall, John 298 

Hall, Joseph 245, 249, 286 

Halstead, Benjamin 147, 176 

Halstead, Joseph 98, 243 

Haugeewout, John 227 

Hendriekson, Hendrick 120 

Hendrickson, John 165 

Hewlett, Daniel, Jr ; . . . . 360 

Hewlett, John 380 

Hewlett, Samuel 316 

Hicks, Benjamin 227 

Hicks, Jacob 147 

Hicks, John 276 

Hicks, Samnel 315 

Hoggawout, Leftert 389 

Hubbs, Kobert 234 

Huchens, Robert 202 

Hulitt, Daniel 209 

Hulitt, John 202 

Hutings, Jonathan 209 

Jackson, John 161, 232, 266 

Jackson, Richard. ... 196, 335, 435 

Jackson, Samuel 242, 251, 330 

Jackson, Thomas 189 

Jarman, Isaac, Jr 236, 238 

Jecocks, Thomas 317 

Jene, Robert 206 

Jinings, Benjamin 189 



520 



INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Johnson, Harman 123 

Johnson, John 202 

Johnson, William 251 

Jones, Walter 226 

Jones, William 366 

Lack, Mr 236 

Langdon, John 148, 213, 276 

Langdon, Joseph 11 

Langdon, Samuel 145, 213, 315 

Langdon, William 231 

Latham, Joseph 207 

Lee, John 120 

Lee, Joseph 1 20 

Lee, Eobert 232 

Lee, Thomas 120 

Lester, Mordecai 243 

Lewis, John 2!t8 

Linnington, Thomas 187 

Losee, Isaac 32 1 

Losee, John 1<)5 

Man, Thomas 222 

Mannering, Eichard 233 

Miner, John D l^c) 

Monfort, Elbert 213 

Monfort, John 238 

Morener, Moses 310 

Mott, Charles 207 

Mott, Gersham 207 

Mott, Henry \ ;)<) o;j4 

Mott, James 243 

Mott, Michael 213 

Mott, Patrick 317 453 

Mott, Samuel 286 

Moyles, William 329 

Mudge, Jarvis 335 

Munsee, Nathaniel 273 

Nicol, William 277 

Oakley, Nathaniel 147, 359^ 435 

Okly, Thomas 227 

Oldfield, Augustus 277 

Onderdonk, Adrian 209 

Onderdonk, Andrus 31(5 

Onderdonk, Henry 209 

Orton, Henry 237 



INDEX, 521 

PAGE. 

Pearce, William 18«) 

Pearsall, Henry 2(i0 

Peaisall, John 107 

Pearsall, Samnel ... 257 

Pearsall, Thomas, Jr 251, 257 

Pettit, John 200, 277 

Pettit, Joseph 200 

Pettit, Joseph, Jr 2W 

Pine, Daniel 148 

Pine, James 16 

Pine, James, Jr 152 

Pine, Nathaniel 2;}() 

Pine, Samuel 11 

Piatt, Uriah 28(5 

Polhemus, Cornelius 21;}, 272 

Post, Joseph 350 

Post, Richard 107, 335 

Post, Eichard, Jr 200 

Plainer, Ezekiel 18!) 

Rainer, John 231 

Renisen, Ram 222 

Riassa, Cornelius 227 

Roe, John 310, 332 

Rogers, Thomas 315 

Rowlin, Jonathan 1 77 

Rushmore, John 124 

Schanck, Rulluf 180 

Seaman, Benjamin 134 

Seaman, Benjamin, Jr 179 

Seaman, Caleb 1 3S) 

Seaman, Giles 270 

Seaman, Henry 145 

Seaman, Hesiah 333 

beaman, Jacob 134, 275 

Seaman, James 134 

Seaman, John 140, 222 

Seaman, Jonathan . 172 

Seaman, Jonathan, Jr 134 

Seaman, Joseph, Jr 13!) 

Seaman, Micah 332 

Seaman, Nathaniel 50, 147, 184 

Seaman, Richard 257 

Seaman, Richard, Jr 242, 284 

Seaman, Samuel 261 



522 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Seaman, Samuel , Jr 266 

Seaman, Solomon 237 

Seaman, Solomon, Jr 270 

Seaman, Thomas 286 

Seamau, Thomas, Jr 179, 342 

Seaman, Yenus 189 

Searing, Jonathan 224 

Searing, Jonathan, Jr 867 

Seai'ing, Michael 352 

Searing, Samuel 179 

Searing, Simon 134 

Shaw, Jonathan 225 

Smith, Abel 273, 284 

Smith, Benjamin 200 

Smith, Daniel 148 

Smith, Elizabeth 154 

Smith, Ezekiel 158 

Smith, Ezekiel, Jr 213 

Smith, Jacob 184, 251 

Smith, James 223 

Smith, John 176 

Smith, John, Rock 232 

Smith, John, Eock, Jr 11, 4^14) 

Smith, John, Eock, M 275 

Smith, Jonathan, Black 225 

Smith, Jonathan, Black, Jr 225 

Smith, Jonathan, Nan 186 

Smith, Jonathan, Eock, Jr 207, 231 ''' ' '^ 

Smith, Peter 155 

Smith, Phillip. 276 

Smith, Eichard 128 

Smith, Samuel '. . 3 

Smith, Thomas 93 

Smith, Timothy 298, 337 

Snecors, Chris Jan 247 

Snedecor, Tunis 209 

Southard. Henry 277 

Southard, John, Jr 158, 273 

Southard, Joseph 153 

Southard, Eichard 299 

Southard, Samuel 299 

Southard, Solomon 298 

Southward, Abram 1<)3 

Southward, Isaac 164 

Southwai'd, Thomas 153 



INDEX. 523 

PAGE. 

Sprang, >1 olui 2G1 

Spragg, Michael 238 

Spvagg, Richard IS!) 

Hpvaug, Thomas 1.02 

Stihvell, Xicohis 2U2 

Thomas, John 2G6 

Thorne, Capt. Joseph 270 

Thorne, Richard 122, 190 

Thurston, Daniel 242 

Thurston, Joseph 284 

Titus, Jacob 211 

Titus, James l<)(i 

Titus, John 208, 223 

Titus, John, Jr 257, 275 

Titus, Peter 257 

Titus, Peter, Jr 419 

Titus, Samuel 124 

Titus, Silas : 243 

Titus, William 346 

Totten, Benjamin 129 

Totten, Jasper 101, 238 

Totten, John 419 

Totten, Joseph 231 

Totten, Richard 60 

Totten, Samuel 161, 335, 336 

Totten, William 152 

Townsend, John 350 

Townsend, Richard 154 

Townsend, Venus 350 

Tredwell, Benjamin 187 

Tredwell, John . 200 

Tredwell, John, Jr 06, 161, 225 

Tredwell, Thomas 261 

Underhill, Benjamin 336 

Valentine, Benjamin 227 

Valentine, David 258 

Valentine, Ephraim 240 

Valentine, Ephraim, Jr 186 

Valeutiue, Jonathan 190 

Valentine, Nathan 107 

Valentine, Obediah, Jr 234 

Valentine, Richard 201 

Valentine, Richard, Jr 101 



524 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Valentine, Thomas 267 

Vau Xostraud, Aaron 232 

Van Nostrand, Albert 236 

Van Nostrand, Jolin 316 

Van Xostrand, Moses 33!) 

Van Wyck, Barreut 187 

Vau Wvck, Cornelius 186 

Van Wyek, Davis 120 

Van Wyck, Johannes 336 

Van Wyck, Theodorous, Jr 203 

Willee, Martina 336 

Williams, Jeremiah 316 

Williams, Joseph 10 

Williams, Richard 28 

Williams, Samuel 93 

Williams, Thomas 128 

Williams, Zebulon 356 

Williamson, Cornelius 266 

Willis, Henry, Jr 152 

Willis, Jacob 152, 234 

Willis, John 152, 208 

Willis, Joseph 129 

Willis, Richard 129 

Willis, Samuel 276 

Willis, William 3, 243 

Willis, William, Jr 243 

Willsee, Cornelius 245 

Wiston, John J 266 

Wood, Benjamin 225 

Wood, Epeuetus 213 

Wood, James 238 

Wood, Jeremiah, Jr 11. 128, 247 

Wood, John 225, 299 

Wood, Jonas 10 

Wood, Joseph 167, 234, 249, 257 

Wood, Stephen 200 



Young, John 31 



HIGHWAYS. 



From Mitchell's Spring on road crossing Cow Neck to Rider's 
Smiths-shop on said neck 487 



INDEX. 



52-' 



INDEX OF DEEDS-Grantors. 



BATE. 

July IG, 1()8.'), 
April 1, lOi)!), 
Feb. 8, \mi-rj, 
April 5, not), 
Oct. 19, l(j08, 
Nov. 30, 1703, 

MarclL 21, lODS, 
Dec. 26, 1705, 
May 13, 1714, 
March 2C, 1094, 
Dec. 3, 1676, 
June 9, 1712, 



GRANTOR. 

Abrahams, Charles 
Aljrahams, Charles 
Allmrtis, William 
Allen, Henry 
Ashman, Robert 
Auton, Hendrick 

Baldin, Joseph 
Baldwin, John 
Barker, Thomas 
Beans, William 
Beats, John 
Bedele, Daniel 



Feb. 15, 1713-14, Bedell, Daniel 



Feb. 15, 1713-14, Bedell, Daniel 



April 13, 1697, 

Feb. 15, 1687, 

April 7, 1687, 
Jan. 5, 1683, 
Sep. 1, 1681, 
June 1, 1697, 
Dec. 15, 1701, 
Feb. 21, 1690, 
May 1, 1688, 
July 15, 1709, 
May 6, 1695, 

Aug. 6, 169-, 

June 4, 1706, 

March 18, 1686, 

Dec. 7, 1660, 
April 4, 1710, 
June 3, 1698, 
April 3, 1708, 
Nov. 18, 1686, 



Bedell, Robert 
George Hewlett ) 

Bedle, Daniel 
John Smith ) 

Bedle, Robert 

Bedle, Robert 

Bedle, Robert 

Bedle, Robert, Jr. 

Belling, Michael 

Bercer, Thomas 

Boldin, Joseph 

Burdsell, Benjamin 

Burtsell, Benjamin 

Carle, Joseph ) 

Carle, Timothy, f 

Carle, Timothy 
Carman, Caleb ) 
Carman, John > 
Carman, John 
Carman, John 
Carman, John 
Carman, Joshua 
Carpenter, John 



GRANTEE. PAGE. 

Josias, Starr 87 

Jeremiah Wood 192 

Bar net Egbertson 76 

John Rnshmore 253 

Richard Ellison 387 

Thomas Cheesman 367 

Abrabam Smith 190 

Peter Vergeraw 282 

Timothy Halstead 461 

Benjamin Haviland 330 

Mary Willis 64 

David Bedele 439 

^ Daniel Bedell, Jr.,.. ) 

Richard Bedell .... 477 
(Abraham Bedell . . . . ) 

f Thomas Bedell ^ 

I David Bedell I ..^^ 

) Jeremiah Bedell.... | *'" 

I Joseph Bedell J 

Robert Bedell, Jr 383 

Robert Jackson 107 

John Bedle 305 

Richard Minthorne 239 

Robert Bedle, Jr 77 

Jeremiah Wood 193 

John Jackson 249 

Benjamin Hole 27 

Thomas Southward 86 

Francis Nicolls 412 

John Sands 129 

John Carle 126 

John Carle 302 

John Tredwell 113 

John (Carpenter 97 

Henry Allen 381 

Benjamin Carman 140 

Thomas Barker 325 

Abraham Smith 98 



526 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

Feb. 15, 1(582, 
May 9, 1671, 
June 9, 1087, 
Maj- 11, 1706, 
Jan. 22, 1709, 
Mar. 11, 170(5, 
Mar. 31, 1712-13, 
Mar. 21, 1712-13, 
May 15, 1(595, 

Aug. 12, 1094, 
Nov. 2, 1710, 
March 2fi, 1058, 
Dec. 10, 1710, 
Dec. 10, 1710, 

June 8, 1710, 

Feb. 0, 1084-5, 
Nov. 14, 1(>99, 
May 30, 1713, 

August 4, 1008, 
Feb. 23, 1080-7, 

April 1, 1700, 

June 9, 1708, 

April 22, 1707, 
Sep. 2, 1089, 
May 28, 1(589, 
April 22, 1707, 
July 25, 1(588, 
Jan. 23, 1082-3 
Nov. 10, 1083, 
Nov. 9, 1099, 
Jan. 2, 1091, 
June 6, 1085, 
June 22, 1702, 

March 9, 1093-4, 



Sep. 29, 1705, 
July 13, 1709. 



GBANTOR. 

Claampion, Frances 
Chew, John 
Coe, R-obert 
Combs, John 
Combs, Bichard 
Comes, Thomas 
Cornell, Mary 
Cornell, Mary 
Cornwell, Eichard 

Daniels, Thomas 

Davis, John 

Denton, Nathaniel 

Denton, Samuel 

Denton, Samuel 

Dorlou, Elias > 

Dorlon, Miriam > 

Dorland, Elias 

Doughty, Joseph 

Duseuborow, Henry 

Ellison, John 
Ellison, Lawrence 
Ellison, Richard ) 
Ellison, Thomas ) 

Ellison, Richard ) 
Francis Nicols > 

Ellison, Richard 

Ellison, Thamasen 

Ellison, Thomas 

Ellison, Thomas 

Ellison, Thomas 

Ellison, Thomas 

Ellison, Thomas 

Ellison, Thomas, Jr. 

Fordham, Jonah 

Foster, Thomas 

Franklin, Henry 

Frost, Isaac ) 

John Hendrick 
Frost, Susan ) 

William Nicoll ) 
Gibb, Andrew 
Adam Mott ) 

William Nicoll ) 
Gibb, AndreAV - 
Adam Mott ) 



GRANTEE. PAGE. 

Jonathan Smith, Jr 40 

John Tredwell 66 

John Smith 25 

Heni'y Allen 347 

Henry Allen 408 

John Comes 300 

Derrick DeMott 485 

Martin Willson 493 

Thomas Southward 121 

Thomas Barker 328 

William Willis 409 

Richard Gildersleeve. . . . 313 

Abram Denton 392 

James Denton 390 

John Pearsall 495 

Cornelius Barns 76 

Joseph Please 173 

John Dusenborow 209 

George Baldwin 110 

Robert Bedle 107 

Henry Allen 348 

(Thomas Ellison ) „q^ 

( Richard Townsend . . i *^°'^ 

Thomas Ellison 377 

Samuel Pine 456 

Samuel Denton, Jr ... 43 

Richard Ellison 377 

Thomas Marvin 233 

William Smith 74 

John Tredwell 112 

Richard Osborn 420 

Thomas Rushmore 379 

John Foster 82 

William Willis 402 

John Foster 120 

Christopher Dinge 457 

Benjamin Birdsall 360 



INDEX. 



527 



DATE. 

Feb. 23, 1705, 

March 1, 1 703-4, 
Nov. 33, 1G87, 
May 3, 1704, 
July 18, 1(570, 
Mar(^li 30, 1 (187, 
April 30, IGi)!), 
Aug. J), 1074, 
Aug. 1, 1085, 

April 4, 1710, 
Aprill4, IGDi), 

Oct. 18, 1711, 

Feb. 10, 168.% 

May 13, 1714, 

14, lOiHi, 

April 1, 1080, 
Nov. 17, 1094, 
Sep. 1!), 1688, 

Mar. S), 1693-4, 

Feb. 15, 1687, 
Dec. 12, 1687, 

Jan. 12, 1713, 



Jan. 30, 1710, 

Jan. 15, 1086, 
June ('), 1087, 
April 14, 1085, 
Nov. 28, 1687, 
Nov. 5, 1691, 
May 33, 1711, 

June 36, 1685, 



GKANTOR. GRANTEE. PAGE. 

William Niooll ) 

(xibb, Andrew Joseph Mott 388 

Adam Mott ) 

Gildersleeve, Richard, John Baldwin 280 

Gildersleeve, Richard, Jiarnat Egberson 31 

Gildersleeve, Ricliard, Thomas Gildersleeve. . . 265 

Gildersleeve, Richard, Adam Mott 83 

Gildersleeve, Richard, Jonathan Smith ,Jr 45 

Gildersleeve, Richard, Richard Valentine 109 

Gildersleeve, Richard, Jeremiah Wood, Jr 194 

Gildersleeve, Rich- 
ard, Jr., Thomas Higham 85 

Gildersleeve, Thomas, Henry Allen 383 

Gildersleeve, Thomas, Obadiah Valentine 181 

Samuel Williams ) 

Gildersleeve, Thos. Joseph Wood 431 

William Willis ) 

Ginnings, Joseph William Davis 4 

Halstead, Timothy William Barker 459 

Halstead, Timothy Joseph Mott 301 

Halstead, Timothy Richard Valentine 184 

Haviland, Benjamin Thomas Bank 331 

Heudrick, Harman Christopher Dinge 34 

Susan Frost, ) 

Hendrick, John John Foster 126 

Isaac Frost ) 

John Smith ) 

Hewlett, George - Robert Jackson 107 

Daniel Bedle ) 

Hicks, Mary ^ t ii a mi n 

Hicks! Thomas )■ J^^^athan Smith 41 

John Jackson * "] 

Hicks, Thomas [ r t hit t i. ^ro 

John Tredwell { ^^^^^ Monfort 453 

William Nicoll J 
John Jackson ^ 

Hicks, Thomas ! m  ^T--n- .mr 

John Tredwell { Tbomasm A\ illiams .... 395 

William Nicoll J 

Hicks, Thomas John Tredwell 117 

Hicks, Thomas John Tredwell Ill 

Higbham, Thomas Robert Bedle, Jr 77 

Higham, Thomas Elias Diirland 141 

Hubbs, Elizabeth Adam Mott, Jr 55 

Hubbs, Robert Henry Allen 437 

Ireland, Thomas Charles Abrahams 86 



528 



IXDEX. 



DATE. 

Feb. 20, 1G98, 
Mar. 12, 1087, 

Oct. 9, 1703, 

May 10, 1701, 
Jan. 6, 1684, 

Jan. 12, 1712, 

Jan. 27, 1698-9 

Jan. -60. 1710, 

April 21, 1705, 
April 5, 1697, 

7, 1700, 

April 22, 1701, 
Feb. 15, 1688, 
Nov. 9, 1700, 
May 29, 1688, 
Oct. 26, 1697, 
April 30, 1685, 
Feb. 10, 1687-8, 
Nov. 24, 1678, 

Mai-cli 6, 1705, 

Marcli 6, 1705-6, 

March 12, 1665-6, 
Oct. 30, 1701, 
Oct. 30, 1701, 
June 20, 1682, 
May 5, 1699, 
Oct. 22, 1697, 

Sep. 3, 1701, 
June 30, 1684, 
Dec. 13, 1661, 
Feb. 1, 1682-3, 

July 13, 1709, 
Sep. 29, 1705, 



GRAXTOK. 

Ii'eland. Tbomas 
Ireland, Thouias 

Jackson, James 
Jackson, John 

Jackson, John 

Jackson, John 

Thomas Hicks 
Jackson, John 
John Tredwell 
"William Nieoll 

Jackson, John 

Thomas Hicks 
Jackson, John 
John Tred^vell 
William Nicoll 

Jacocks, David 
Jacocks, David 
Jacocks, Thomas 
Jecocks, David 
Jecocks, Joshua 
Jecocks, Thomas 
Jecocks, William 
Jerman, Simon 
Johnson, John 
Johnson, Peter 
Johnson, Peter 

Langdon, Joseph 

Langdon, Joseph 

Lattin, Eichard 
Lee, Thomas 
Lee, Thomas 
Liunmgton, Henry 
Linningtou, John 
Linnington, John 

Marvin, Robert 

Mayle, Henry 

Mills, George 

Mott, Adam 

William Xicoll 
Mott, Adam 
Auiliew Gibb 

William Nicoll 
Mott, Adam 
Andrew Gibb 



GRAKTEE. PACiE. 

Benjamin Birdsall 1.55 

Moses Emore 35 

John Searing 245 

James Abbett 213 

Hendrick Dosenbrah, Jr 48 

I John Monf ort 453 

J 
John Seai-ing 244 

"I 

' Thomasiu Williams 395 

Henry Allen 274 

Abraham Smith 145 

Isaac Smith 191 

Ezekiel Simcin 196 

Jonathan Smith, Jr 50 

David Jecocks 304 

Edmund Titus 37 

Joseph Please 175 

William Lee 80 

Nicholas Demerie 63 

Elias Durland 141 

John Langdon 475 

Mohn Langdon ) .^ 

\Samnel Langdon. .. ) ' 

John Carman 139 

Joseph Lee 220 

Joseph Lee 223 

William Smith 71 

John Duseuborough 400 

William Smith 203 

Harmau Johnson 211 

William Grittin 74 

Thomas Ellison 372 

After Alburtis 72 

) 

Benjamin Birdsall 360 

) 

Cristopher Diuge 457 



INDEX. 



529 



DATE. 

July 18, 1G70, 
June 15, 1713, 
Nov. 5, lODl, 
Jan. 2G, 1(;!)2, 
May 20, 1713, 
July 14, 1G90, 
May 1, 1718, 
Jan. 2(), IfiOa, 
Oct. 31, 1085 

June 9. 1708, 

Feb. 31, 1710-11, 

Feb. 23, 1705, 



Jan. 80, 1710, 

July 13, 1709, 
Sep. 39, 1705, 

Jan. 12, 1712, 



GRANTOR. 

Mott, Adam 
Mott, Adam 
Mott, Adam 
Mott, Adam 
Mott, Adam 
Mott, James 
Mott, John. 
Mott, Joseph 
Mudge, Moses 

Eichai'd Ellison 
Nicolls, Francis 

Nicolls, Francis 

Adam Mott 
Nicoll, William 
Andrew (111)11 
Thomas Hicks 
Nicoll, William 
John Jackson 
John Tredwell 

Adam Mott 
Nicolls, William 
Andrew Gibb 

Adam Mott 
Nicoll, William 
Andrew Gibb 
Thomas Hicks 
Nicoll, William 
John Jackson 
John Tredwell 



May 29, 1091, Osborn, Eichard 



J 



March 23, 1708, 
Oct. 21, 1703, 
April 21, 1093, 
June 5, 1085, 
May 23, 1088, 
Oct. 20, 1700, 
Mar. 10, 1718-14, 
June 7, 1098, 



Pearsall, George 
Pearsall, Nathaniel 
Pettit, Joseph 
Pettit, Joseph 
Pine, James 
Pine, James 
Pine, James, Jr., 
Pine, John 



Mar. 11, 1094-5, Pine, John 



May 23, 1088, 
May 24, 1712, 

Jan. 18, 1080, 
Feb. 20, 1090, 
April (», 1097, 



Pine, Nathaniel 
Pine, Samuel 

Eainer, Samuel 
Kaynor, Samuel 
Eobinson, John 



GRANTEE. PAGE. 

Eichard Gildersleeve. . . 83 

Adam Mott, Jr 482 

Joseph Mott 51 

Joseph Mott .52 

Ezekiel Smith 438 

Joseph Mott 47 

Simon Searing 452 

Adam Mott 53 

William Frost 26 

< Thomas Ellison ) „Qe 

, Eichard Townsend \ '^^^ 

Samuel Titus 414 

Joseph Mott 288 

Thomas Williams 895 

Benjamin Birdsall .360 

Christopher Dinge 457 

John Monfort 458 

William Lines 58 

Thomas Cheesman 368 

Thomas Chessman 415 

William Beans 327 

TLmmas Foster 81 

Nathaniel Pine 92 

Thomas Williams 311 

Thomas Barker, Jr 463 

Benjamin Pine 165 

(Thomas Willis ) 

 Eichard Willis - 130 

(Hope Willis ) 

James Pine 92 

Isaac Jarmau 436 

.Tohn Tredwell 109 

Thomas Bercer 26 

Joseph Eobinson 124 



530 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

April 6, 1697, 



GEAXTOE. 

Eobiuson, Jolin 



Feb. 18, 1712-13, Paishmore, John 

May 3, 1705, Euslimore, Thomas 

April 12, 1701, Enshmore, Thomas 

Aug. 4, 1680, Enshmore, Thomas 



Dec. 31, 1607, 
Oct. 22, 1709, 
Oct. 15, 1709, 
Oct. 22, 1709, 
Oct. 22. 1709, 
Jan. 30, 1700, 

Oct. 27, 1697, 
May 9, 1711, 
Jan. 3, 1714-15, 
May 23, 1706, 
April 16, 1686, 
April 26, 1067, 
May 1, 1682, 
Feb. 26, 1711-12, 
Jan. 7, 1700, 
Ang. 10, 1699, 
March 30, 1687, 
Oct. 5, 1685, 
Nov. 28, 1688, 
Jan. 31, 1708-9, 
March 12, 1702, 
June n, 1690, 
June 22, 1708, 
April 16, 1683, 
Jan. 7, 1688-9, 
April 22, 1701, 
June 25, 1683, 
Feb! 0, 168-, 

March 25, 1707, 



Scuyler, Phillip 

Seaman, David 

Seaman, David 

Seaman, David 

Seaman, John 

Seaman, Eichard 

Simcin, Ezekiel 

Sipley, John 

Smith. Abel 

Smith, Abel 

Smith. Abel 

Smith, Abraham 

Smith, Abraham 

Smith, Abraham 

Smith, Isaac 

Smith, Jeremiah 

Smith, Jeremiah 

Smith, John, Eoek 

Smith, Jonathan 

Smith, Jonathan, Jr. 

Smith, Joseph 

Smith, Eichard 

Smith, Samuel 

Smith, Thomas 

Smith, William 

Smith, William 

Smith,'^'illiam 

Smith, William 

Smith, William 

Southerd, Abraham > 
Southerd, Isaac > 



April 13, 1698, SouthAvard, Thomas 



Feb. 12, 1656, 
Aug. 20, 1694, 
Nov. 4, 1692, 
March 10. 1687, 
May 21, 1681, 



Southward, Thomas 
Spragg, Edward 
Spragg, Edward 
Spragg, Edward 
Spragg, Edward 



GKAXTEE. PAGE . 

Jane Eobinson 124 

Isaac Jarman 449 

Henry Allen 267 

David Jacocks 273 

Moses Mudge 25 

Joseph Place 171 

Caleb Seaman 356 

John Seaman 354 

Jonathan Seaman, Jr. . . 365 
Jonathan Seaman, Jr. . . 363 

Eichard Townsend 187 

William Smith 206 

James Pine 167 

Henry Allen 425 

Thomas Baiker 473 

D ennis Wright 352 

Thomas Southward 159 

Thomas Southward 133 

John Tredwell 70 

David Bedle 441 

Samuel Denton 216 

Samuel Totten 1 58 

Jonathan Smith 44 

William Wetherbe 6 

Ephraim Golding 33 

William Pine 337 

Daniel Bedle 238 

Joseph Williams 253 

Abraham Southard ...... 339 

Barunet Egbertson 75 

Flowers Giuuins 32 

Ezekiel Simcin 205 

Henrv Ma\le 73 

John Weascot 10 

William Totten 470 

(John Southward. . . . ) 
Abraham Southward 466 
(Isaac Southward ) 

Daniel TiMiitehead 235 

Thomas Barker 329 

Benjamin Carman 136 

Benjamin Seaman 69 

Joseph Thurstou 81 



INDEX. 



531 



I>ATF.. 

June 25, 1085, 
Jau. 7, 1087, 
Feb. 28, 1700, 

Jan. 2, 10!)8-!), 

April 3, 1085, 
Feb. 22, 1705, 
Jan. 25, 170!)- 10, 

Nov. 20, 1710, 

April 18, 105!), 

Ma> 2, 1701, 
Jan. 1, 1088, 
Deo. 22, 1098, 
Sep. 10, 1(;!)8, 
Feb. 28, 1701-2, 
Feb. 25, 1701, 
Marcli 18, 1091-2, 



Tnlv oQ 171Q Totten, Peter 

July ..8, 171d, TntiP.n Pptfti 



June 3, 1085, 
March 0, 1702-3, 
May 25, 1703, 
May 2, 1702, 
Nov. 17, 1088, 

Jau. 12, 1712, 

Marcli 9, 1687-8, 

Jau. 30, 1710, 

Sep. 9, 1700, 
Aug. 7, 1700, 
Sep. 21, 1080, 
Dec. 29, 1701, 
Sep. 28, 1087, 
Dec. 10, 1700, 
Marcli 3, 1700, 
Aug. 0, 1709, 
Aug. 20, 10!)7, 



GRANTOR. 

Spragg, Edward 
Spragg, Edward 
Stits, Henry 
Stits, John ' > 

Stits, Kichard ) 

Stits, Richard 
Stits, William 
Stits, William 

Stits, William 

Sturgis, John 

Thickstone, William 
Thiekstone, William 
Tliorne, Richard 
Thorne, William 
Titus, Edmund 
Titus, Peter 
Titus, Samuel 

) 
Totten, Peter, Jr. v 

Totten, Peter 
Totten, Richard 
Totten, Richard 
Totten, Richard 
Townsend, John 

Thomas Hicks ") 

Treadwell, John { 

John Jackson ( 

William Nicoll J 

Tredwell, John 

Thomas Hicks "] 

Tredwell, John | 

John Jackson [ 

William Nicoll J 



Valentine, 

Valentine, 

Valentine, 

Valentine, 

Valentine, 

Valentine, 

Valentine, 

Valentine, 

Valentine, 



Ephraim 

Ephraim 

Jonas 

Nathan 

Obadiah 

Richard 

Richard 

Richard 

Richard 



Feb. 19, 1704, Valentine, Richard 



GRANTEE. PAGE. 

Richard Totten 88 

Moses Emorie 39 

William Stits 374 

William Stits 373 

William Lee 84 

Joseph Halstead 286 

William Willis 405 

• Jeremiah Smith, Jr.) .^r. 
(John Cornwell, Jr. . ) ' 

Thomas Rushmore 209 

Joseiih Williams 251 

Thomas Martin 49 

Henry Allen 148 

Samuel Denton 143 

Peter Titus 376 

James Denton 228 

Thomas Martin 57 

(William Totten ) 

Benjamin Totten... 471 

(Jasper Totten ) 

Richard Totten 89 

William Totten 435 

William Totten 237 

Benjamin Totten 240 

Hope Willis 102 

John Monf ort 453 

Edmund Titus 38 

Thomasiu Williams.... 395 

Joseph Mott 1!)8 

Joseph Mott 200 

Thomas Martin 94 

Ezekiel Simcins 217 

John Twedwell 108 

Thomas Cheeseman 209 

Abraham Denton 278 

Richard Valentine, Jr.. 350 

Obadiah Valentine 179 

(William Valentine. . ) ,qo 
"(.Rich'd Valentine, Jr.; ^^"^ 



532 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

April 15, 16S6, 
March 31, 1712, 



May 11, 1687, 

June 18, 1685, 
Feb. 12, 1656, 
May 16, 1699, 
Aug. 23, 1704, 
April 30, 1671, 
May 27, 1696. 
May 27, 1696, 
Jan. 5, 1696-7, 
Jan. 5, 1696-7, 

Oct 18, 1711, 

Oct. 20, 1706, 
Feb. 19, 1688-9. 
Jan. 7, 1697, 

Oct. 18, 1711, 

Marcli 25, 1706, 
March 25, 1706, 
Oct. 9, 1710, 
Xov. 2, 170.3, 
Oct. 4, 1698, 
Dec. 3, 1706, 
Oct. 5, 1698, 

Sep. 4, 1686, 
March 5, 1657. 
May 5, 1684, 
May 5, 1670, 



GKANTOR. GRANTEE. PAGE. 

Tan Laree, Andi-as Thomas Higham 140 

Van Wyck, Theodor- Olartiu Wilson » ^^^^ 

ous (Derrick De Mott. ... I 

TT ,T rp, CSamuel Tiller > .j^. 

Walks, Thomas - ^^1^^^, ^yiigoj, , ^0 

Wetherbe, William Henry Maile 6 

Whitehead, Daniel Thomas Southward 235 

Whitehead, Jonathan Joseph Please 177 

Williams, Benjamin Samuel Denton 258 

Williams, John John Chew 65 

Williams, John Benjamin Williams. ... 279 

Williams, John Joseph Williams 255 

Williams, Joseph James Denton 227 

Williams, Samuel James Denton 225 

Thos. Gildersleeve) 

Williams, Samuel - Joseph Wood 431 

William Willis ) 

Williams, Thomas James Pine 306 

Willis. Mary Hope Willis 65 

Willis, Thomas John Pine 135 

Thos. Giklersleeve ) 

Willis, William Joseph Wood 431 

Samuel Williams ) 

Willits, Mary Joshua Barns 344 

Willits, Joseph Joshua Barns 341 

Willits, Thomas Amos Willits 397 

Wood, Jeremiah .Tohn Baldwin 284 

Wood, Jeremiah Jonas Wood 153 

Wood, Jeremiah, Jr. Joseph Wood 308 

Wood, Jonas Jonathan Smith, Jr 154 

Yeates, William Joseph Langdon 99 

Yeates, William Thomas Rushmore 271 

Yeates, William Thomas Rushmore 272 

Yeates, William John Tredwell 68 



INDEX OF DEEDS-Qrantees. 



D.\TE. 

May 10, 1701, 
June 26, 1685, 
Feb. 1, 1682-3, 
April 4, 1710, 
Mav 11, 1706, 



GRANTEE. 

Alibett, James 
Abrahams, Charles 
Alburtis, After 
Allen, Henry 
Allen, Henry 



GRANTOR. PAGE. 

John Jackson 213 

Thomas Ireland 86 

Adam Mott 72 

John Carman 381 

John Combs 347 



INDEX. 



533 



DATE. 

Jan. 23, 170'J, 

April 1, 170(i, 

April 4, 1710, 
May 23, 1711, 
April 31, 1705, 
May 3, 1705, 
May !), 1711, 
Dec. 22, 1098, 

Aug. 4, 1G68, 
March 1, 1708-4, 
Nov. 2, 1708, 
Nov. 17, 1(;!)4, 
April 8, 1708, 
Aug. 13, 1094, 
Jan. 8, 1714-15, 
Aug. 20, 1094, 
Mar. 10, 1718-14, 
May 18, 1714, 
Feb. 0, 1084-5, 
Marcli 35, 1700, 
March 25, 1700, 
April 21, 1092, 

Feb. 15, 1718-14, 



Feb. 15, 1718-14 

April 8, 1697, 
March 13, 1702, 
Juue 9, 1712, 
Feb. 26, 1711-12, 
April 7, 1687, 
Feb. 23, 1686-7, 
April 14, 1685, 
Sep. 1, 1081, 
Feb. 20, 1090, 
Feb. 20, 1698, 



GUANTEE. 

Allen, Henr}' 

Allen, Henry 

Allen, Henry 
Allen, Henry 
Allen, Henry 
Allen, Henry 
Allen, Henry 
Allen, Henry 

Baldwin, Cleoi'ge 

Baldwin, John 

Baldwin, John 

Bank, Thomas 

Barker, Thoinas 

Barker, Thomas 

Barker, Thomas 

Barker, Thomas 

Barker, Thomas, Jr 

Barker, William _■ 

Barns, Cornelius 

Barns, Joshua 

Barns, Joshua 

Beans, William 

Bedell, Abraham 
Bedell, Daniel, Jr. 
Bedell, Richard 

Bedell, David 
Bedell, Jeremiah 
Bedell, Joseph 
Bedell, Thomas 

Bedell, Robert, Jr 

Bedele, Daniel 

Bedle, David 

Bedle, David 

Bedle, John 

Bedle, Robert 

Bedle, Robert 

Bedle, Robert, Jr.. 

Bercer, Thomas 

Birdsell, Benjamin 



July 18, 1709, Birdsell, Benjamin 



Aug. 6, 169-, Carle, John 



GRANTOK. PAGE. 

 Richard Coml)s 401 

< Richard Ellison » ...^ 

(Thomas Ellison ....)" '^^^ 
Thomas Gildersleeve. . . 383 

Robert Hubbs 437 

David Jacocks 274 

Thomas Rushmore 267 

Abel Smith 425 

Richard Thome 148 

John Ellison 116 

Richard Gildersleeve... 280 

Jeremiah Wood 284 

Benjamin Haviland 881 

Joshua Carman 335 

Thomas Daniels 328 

Abel Smith 478 

Edward Spragg 839 

, James Pine, Jr 463 

Timothy Halsted 459 

Elias Dorland 76 

Mary Willits 344 

Joseph Willits 341 

Joseph Pettit 337 

) 
Daniel Bedell 477 

) 

1 

j Daniel Bedell 478 

I 

J 

Robert Bedell 383 

Richard Smith 338 

Daniel, Bedele 439 

Isaac Smith 441 

Robert Bedle 305 

Lawrence Ellison 107 

Thomas Higham 79 

Robert Bedle 77 

Samuel Raynor 26 

Thomas Ireland 155 

(Adam Mott ) 

William Nicoll • 360 

(Andrew Gibb ) 

(Timothy Carle \ ^gfj 

\ Joseph Carle > 



534: 



IXDEX. 



DATE. 

June 4, 170(), 
Juue 3, 1698, 
Nov. 4, 1692, 
Marcli 12, 1665-6, 
Dec. 7, 1660, 
Nov. 30, 1703, 
March 23, 1708, 

Oct. 21, nrs, 

Dee. 16, 1700, 
April 30, 1671, 
Mai-cli 11, 1706, 

Nov. 26, 1710, 

Feb. 16, 1685, 
Feb. 10, 1687-8, 
Marcli 31, 1712-13, 

Marcli 31, 1712, 

March 3, 1700, 
Dec. 16, 1710, 
Dec. 16, 1710, 
Feb. 25, 1701, 
Jan. 5, 1696-7, 
Jan. 5, 1696-7, 
Jan. 7, 1700, 
Sep. 10, 1698, 
Aug. 23, 1704, 
May 28, 1689, 
Sep. 19, 1688, 

Sep. 29, 1705, 

Jan. 6, 1684, 

March 28, 1686, 
Nov. 24, 1678, 
May 5, 1699, 
May 30, 1713, 

Nov. 22, 1687, 
Feb. 3, 1684-5, 
April 16, 1683, 
Oct. 19, 1663, 
April 22, 1707, 
April 22, 1707, 



GKANTEE. 

Carle, John • 
Carman, Benjamin 
Carman, Benjamin 
Carman, John 
Carpenter, John 
Cheesemau, Thomas 
Cheeseman, Thomas 
Cheeseman, Thomas 
Cheeseman, Thomas 
Chew, John 
Comes, John 
Coruwell, John, Jr..> 
Jeremiah Smith, Jr, j 

Davis, William 

Demerie, Nicholas 

De Mott, Derrick 

De Mott, Der-iek > 
Martin Wilson » 

Denton, Abraham 

Denton, Abram 

Denton, James 

Denton, James 

Denton, James 

Denton, James 

Denton, Samuel 

Denton, Samuel 

Denton, Samuel 

Denton. Samuel, Jr., 

Dinge, Christopher 

Dinge, Christopher 

Dosenborah, Hen 

drick, Jr., 
Durland, Elias 
Durlaud, Elias 
Dusenboiough, John 
Dusenborow, John 

Egbertson, Barnat 
Egbertson, Barnnet 
Egbertson. Barnnet 
Ellison, Eichard 
Ellison, Eichard 
Ellison, Thomas 



GKANTOB. PAGB. 

Timothy Carle 302 

John Carman 140 

Edward Spragg 136 

Eichard Lattin 139 

John Carman 97 

Hendrick Auton 367 

George Pearsall 368 

Nathaniel Pearsall. ..... 415 

Eichard Valentine 209 

John Williams 65 

Thomas Comes 300 

William Stits 417 

Joseph Jennings 4 

Peter Johnson 63 

Mai-y Cornell 485 

Theodorous Van Wyck.. 4!ll 

Eichard Valentine 278 

Samuel Denton 392 

Samuel Denton 390 

Peter Titus 228 

Joseph Williams 227 

Samuel Williams 225 

Jeremiah Smith 216 

William Thome 143 

Benjamin Williams 258 

Thomas Ellison 43 

Harmau, Hendricks .... 34 

(Adam Mott ) 

William Nichol 457 

(Andrew Gibb ) 

John Jackson 48 

Thomas Higham 141 

Peter Johnson 141 

John Linington 400 

Henry Dusenborow 269 

Eichard Gildersleeve. . . 31 

William Alburtis 76 

William Smith 75 

Eobert Ashman. ....... 387 

Thomas Ellison 377 

Eichard Ellison 377 



INDEX. 



535 



DATE. 

June !), 1708, 

Dee. 18, 1(161, 
March 12, 1U87, 
Jan. 7, 1()87, 

June (J, 1G85, 

Mareb !), 10'.)8-4, 

June 5, 1()85, 
Oct. 21, 1685, 

July 18, 1670, 
March 26, 1658, 
May 2, 1704, 
Jan. 7, 1688-!), 
Nov. 28, 1688, 

Feb. 22, 1705, 
May 13, 1714, 
May 26, 1694, 
Aug. 1, 1685, 
April 15, 1686, 
Feb. 21, 1690, 

Dec. 15, 1701, 



GRANTEE. 

Ellison, Tbonias » 
Kicluud Townsend i 
Ellison, Thomas 
Euiore, Moses 
Eniorrie, Moses 

Foster, John 

Foster, John 

Foster^ Thomas^^cc. 
Frost, William 

(xiklersleeve, Richard 
Gildersleeve, Eichard 
(xildersleeve, Thomas 
(xinnins, Flowres 
Golding, Ephraim 

Halstead, Joseph 
Halstead, Timothj' 
Haviland, Benjamin 
Higham, Thomas 
Higham, Thomas 
Hole, Benjamin 

Jackson, John 



Feb. 15, 1687, Jackson, Robert 



Nov. 9, 1700, 
April 12, 1701, 
May 24, 1712, 
Feb. 18, 1712-18, 
8ep. 3, 1701, 

March 6, 1705, 

March (i, 1705-6, 

Sep. 4, 1086, 
Oct. 30, 1701, 
Oct. 30, 1701, 
April 30, 1685, 
April 3, 1685, 
May 29, 1691, 

Jan. 18, 1685, 
July 25, 1088, 
Jan. 1, 1688, 



Jacocks, David 
Jacocks, David 
Jarman, Isaac 
Jarman, Isaac 
Johnson, Harman 

Langdon, John 
Langdon, John > 

Langdon, Samuel » 

Langdon, Josei)h 
Lee, John 
Lee, Joseph 
Lee, William 
Lee, William 
Lines, William 

Maile, Henry 
Martin, Thomas 
Martin, Thomas 



GRANTOR. PAGE. 

(Richard Ellison > oor 

(Francis Nicholls. . .. >" '^^'^ 

George Mills 372 

Thomas Ireland 35 

Edward Spragg 39 

Thomas Foster 82 

(Susan Frost ) 

Isaac Frost 126 

(John Hendrick ) 

Joseph Pettit 81*^ 

Moses Mudge 26 

Adam Mott 83 

Nathaniel Denton 313 

Richard Gildersleeve.. . . 265 

William Smith 32 

Jonathan Smith, Jr 33 

William Stits 286 

Thomas Barker 461 

William Beans 380 

Richard Gildersleeve, Jr. 85 

Audras Van Laree 140 

Thomas Bercer 27 

Michael Belling 249 

(George Hewlett ) 

- John Smith •  107 

(Daniel Betlle ) 

Thomas Jacocks 304 

Thomas Rushmore 273 

Samuel Pine 480 

John Rushmore 449 

Robert Marvin 211 

Joseph Langdon 475 

Josei>h Langdon 476 

William Yates 99 

Thomas Lee 223 

Thomas Lee 220 

John Johnson 80 

Richard Stites 84 

Richard Osborn 58 

William Wetherbe 6 

Thomas Ellison 233 

William Thickstone. . . . 49 



536 



IXDEX. 



DATK. 

Marcli 18, 1691- 
Sep. 21, 1686, 
June 25, 1688, 
Jan. 5, 1682, 



GRANTEE. 

Martin, Thomas 
Martin, Thomas 
Maj'le, Henrj' 
Miuthorne, Richard 



Jan. 12, 1712, Monfort, John 



Jan. 26, 1692, 
July 18, 1670, 
Nov. 5, 1691, 
June lo, 1713, 
14, 1696, 



Mott, Adam 
Mott, Adam 
Mott, Adam, Jr.. 
Mott, Adam, Jr., 
Mott, Joseph 



Feb. 23, 1705, Mott, Joseph 



Nov. 5, 1691, 
Jan. 26, 1692, 
Sep. 9, 1700, 
Aug. 7, 1700, 
Jul3^ 14, 1690, 
Aug. 4, 1680, 

July 15, 1709, 

Nov. 9, 1699, 



Mott, Joseph 
Mott, Joseph 
Mott, Joseph 
Mott, Joseph 
Mott, Joseph 
Mudge, Moses 

Nicolls, Francis 

Osborn, Eichard 



June 8, 1716, Pearsall, John 



June 7, 1698, 
Oct. 27, 1697, 
Oct. 20, 1706, 
Jan. 7, 1697, 
May 23, 1688, 
Sep. 2, 1689, 
Jan. 31, 1708-9, 
Nov. 14, 1699, 
Oct. 26, 1697, 
Dec. 31, 1697, 
May 16, 1699, 

April 6, 1697, 
April 6, 1697, 
April 5, 1709, 
Jan. 2, 1691, 
April 18, 1659, 
March 5, 1657, 
May 5, 1684, 



Pine, Benjamin 
Pine, James 
Pine, James 
Pine, John 
Pine, Nathaniel 
Pine, Samuel 
Pine, AVilliam 
Please, Joseph 
Please, Joseph 
Please, Joseph 
Please, Joseph 

Robinson, Jane 
Robinson, Joseph 
Rushmore, John 
Rushraore, Thomas 
Rushmore, Thomas 
Rushmore, Thomas 
Rushmore, Thomas 



GKANTOR. PAGE. 

Samuel Titus 57 

Jonas Valentine 94 

William Smith 73 

Robert Bedle 239 

fThomas Hicks ] 

I John Jackson 1 ,^., 

! JohnTredwell ( ^'^^ 

^William Nicols J 

Joseph Mott 53 

Richard Gilder slee ve. . . 83 

Elizabeth Hubs 55 

Adam Mott 482 

Timothy Halstead, Jr . . 301 

(William Nicoll 1 

Adam Mott ; 288 

( Andrew Gibb J 

Adam Mott 51 

Adam Mott 52 

Ephraim Valentine 198 

Ephraim Valentine 200 

James Mott 47 

Thomas Rushmore 25 

Benjamin Burdsell 412 

Thomas Ellison, Jr 420 

<Elias Dorlon > , 

(Miriam Dorlou. . . .> 

John Pine 165 

John Sipley 167 

Thomas Williams 306 

Thomas Willis 135 

James Pine 92 

Thamasen Ellison 456 

Joseph Smith 337 

Joseph Doughty 173 

Simon Jermau 1 75 

Phillip Scuyler 171 

Joiiuthiin Whitehead 177 

John Robinson 124 

John Robinson 124 

Henry Allen 253 

Jonah F(n-dham 379 

John Sturgis 369 

William Yates 271 

William Yates 272 



INDEX. 



587 



DATE. 

May C, lOyf), 
IMavch 10, 1(;S7, 
Oct. 22, 170!>, 
Oct. 15, 1709, 
Oct. 23, 170!), 
Oct. 22, 170t», 



Jan. 



'S,, 



1UU8-!). 



Oct. !l, 1703, 

May 1, 1713, 
April 22, 1701, 
April 22, 1701, 
Dec. 3!), 1701, 
March 21, 1698, 
Nov. 18, 1686, 
April 5, 1697, 
May 26, 1712, 
7, 1700, 

Nov. 26, 1710, 

Juue 9, 1687, 

Dec. 12, 1687, 

Marcli 30, 1687, 
Feb. 15, 1682, 
March 30, 1687, 
Feb. 1.5, 1688, 
Oct. 5, 1698, 
Jan. 23, 1682-3, 
June 20, 1682, 
Oct. 22, 1697, 



April 13, 1698, 

May 1, 1688, 
May 15, 1695, 
April 26, 1667, 
April 16, 1()86, 
Feb. 12, 16.56, 
July 16, 1685, 

Jan. 2, 1698-9, 

Feb. 28, 1700, 
June 23, 1708, 



GRANTEE. 

Sands, John 
Heamau, Benjauiiu 
Seaman, Caleb 
Seaman, John 
Seaman, Jonathan, Jr. 
Seaman, Jonathan,. Tr. 
Searing-, John 

Searing, John 

Searing, Simon 
Simcins, Ezekiel 
Simcins, Ezekiel 
Simcins, Ezekiel 
Smith, Abraham 
Smith, Abraham 
Smith, Abi'aham 
Smith, Ezekiel 
Smith, Isaac 

Smith, Jeremiah 

John Cornwell, Jr. 
Smith, John 

Smith, Jonathan 

Smith, Jonathan 
Smith, Jonathan, Jr. 
Smith, Jonathan, Jr. 
Smith, Jonathan, Jr. 
Smith, Jonathan, Jr. 
Smith, William 
Smith, William 
Smith, William 
Smith, William 
Southward, Abraham") 
Southward, Isaac ]■ 
Southward, John J 
Southward, Thomas 
Southward, Thomas 
Southward, Thomas 
Southward, Thomas 
Southward, Thoma^i 
Starr, Josias 

Stits, William 

Stits, William 
Suthard, Abraham 



GRANTOR. PAGE. 

Benjamin Burtsell 129 

Edward Spragg 69 

David Seaman 356 

David Seaman 354 

David Seaman 365 

John Seaman 363 

John Jackson 244 

(John Jackson > ., ,^ 

"(James Jackson . . . .\ '^ '^ 

JohnMott 452 

David Jacocks 196 

William Smith 205 

Nathan Valentine 317 

Joseph Baldin 190 

John Carpenter 98 

David Jacocks 145 

Adam Mott 438 

Thomas Jacocks 191 

^- William Stits 417 

Robert Coe 35 

(Thomas Hicks > .^ 

"(Mary Hicks > *^ 

John Smith, Kock 44 

Frances Champion 40 

Eichard Gildersleeve. . . 45 

Joshua Jecocks 50 

Jonas Wood 154 

Thomas Ellison 74 

Henry Linnington 71 

John Lininton 303 

Ezekiel Simcin 206 

Thomas Southward 466 

Joseph Baldwin 36 

Richard Cornwell 121 

Abraham Smith 133 

Abraham Smith 159 

Daniel Whitehead 235 

Charles Al)rahams 87 

( John Stits ) .3-..J 

"(Richard Stits > '^^'^ 

Henry Stits 374 

Thomas Smith 339 



538 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

May :31, KiHl, 

May 11, 1G8T, 

May 29, 1683, 
Marcli !), 1087-8, 
Feb. 28, 1701-2, 
Feb. 21, 1810-11, 
May 2, 1702, 

July 28, 1713, 

Juue 25, 1(585, 
June 3, 1685, 
Aug. 10, 1699, 

Marcli 25, 1707, 

Marcli (i, 1702-3, 
May 25, 1703, 

Juue 9, 1708, 

Jan. 30, 1700, 

March 18, 1686, 

May 9, 1671, 
Nov. 16, 1683, 
June 6, 1687, 
Jan. 15, 1686, 
Jan. 18, 1686, 
May 1, 1682, 
Sep. 28, 1687, 
May 5, 1670, 

April 14, 1699, 
Aug. 20, 1697. 
April 20, 1699, 
A])ril 1, 1686, 
Aug. 6, 1709, 

Feb. 19, 1704, 

Dec. 26, 1705, 
Dec. 26, 1705, 

Feb. 6, 168-, 
Oct. 5, 1G85, 
Feb. 12, 1656, 
May 27, 1696, 



GRANTEE. 

Tliurston, Joseph 

Tiller, Samuel 
William Wilson 

Titus, Edmund 
Titus, Edmund 
Titus, Peter 
Titus, Samuel 
Totten, Benjamin 
Totten, Benjamin 
Totten, Jasper 
Totten, William 

Totten, Richard 
Totten, Eichard 
Totten, Samuel 

Totten, William 

Totten, William 
Totten, William 
ToAvnsend, Eichard 

Thomas Ellison 
Townsend, Richard 

Tredwell, John 



Tredwell, 
Tredwell, 
Tredwell, 
Tredwell, 
Tredwell, 
Tredwell, 
Tredwell, 
Tredwell, 



John 
John 
John 
John 
John 
John 
John 
John 



Valentine, Obadiah 
Valentine, Obadiah 
Valentine, Richard 
Valentine, Richard 
Valentine, Rich'd, Jr 

Valentine, Richard, 

Jr., 
\alentine, William 
Vengerraw, Peter 
Vergeraw, Peter 

Weascot, John 
Wetherbe, William 
Whitehead, Daniel 
Williams, Benjamin 



GRANTOR. PAGE. 

Edward Spragg 81 

Thomas Wallis 30 

William Jecocks 37 

John Tredwell 38 

Edmund Titus '376 

Francis Xlcolls 414 

Richard Totten 240 

( Peter Totten ) , ^. 

(Peter Totten, Jr....)" *'^ 

Edward Spragg 88 

Peter Totten 89 

Jeremiah Smith 158 

( Abraham Southerd . > , ,>,, 

"( Isaac Southerd i ' 

Richard Totten 435 

Richard Totten 237 

< Richard Ellison ) .,q^ 

(Francis iSicolls. . . . ) *^^'^ 

Richard Seaman 187 

• John Carman ) . . ., 

(Caleb Carman » 

John Chew 66 

Thomas Ellison 112 

Thomas Hicks Ill 

Thomas Hicks 117 

Samuel Rainer 109 

Abraham Smith 70 

Obadiah Valentine 108 

William Yeates 68 

Thomas Gildersleeve. ... 181 

Richard Valentine 179 

Richard Gildersleeve. . .. 169 

Timothy Halstead 184 

Richard Valentine 350 

Richard Valentine 483 

John Baldwin 285 

John Baldwin 282 

William Smith 10 

Jonathan Smith 5 

Thomas Southward 235 

John Williams 279 



INDEX. 



580 



DATE. 
May 2, 1701, 
June 11, l(i!)0, 
May 27, Ui'X,, 
Oct. 20, 17()(!, 



GRANTEE. 

Williams, Joseph 
Williiuns, Josejili 
Wiiliiuiis, Joseph 
Williams, Thomas 



Jan. ;30, 1710, Williams, Thomasin 



Dec. ;j, 1(;7(>, 
Nov. 17, KJH.S, 
Feb. 1!», KiSS-i), 

March 11, 1094-5, 

Nov. 2, 1710, 
June 22, 1702, 
A 1)1-11 27, 1710, 
Jan. 2.'5, 1709-10, 
Oct. 9, 1710, 
March 21, 1712-18, 

March 31, 1712, 

May 11, 1G87, 

May 22, 1700, 
April 1, 1099, 
June 1, 1097, 
Aug. 9, 1074, 
Oct. 4, 1098, 

Oct. 18, 1711, 

Dec. S, 1700, 



Willis, Mary 
Willis, Hope 
Willis, Hope 
Willis, Hope ) 

Willis, Eichard ) 

Willis, Thomas J 

Willis, William 
Willis, William 
Willis, William 
W^illis, William 
Willitts, Amos 
Willson, Martin, 
Wilson, Martin ) 

Derrick De Mott i 

Wilson, William ) 
Samuel Tiller ) 

Wright, Dennis 

Wood, Jeremiah 

Wood, Jeremiah 

Wood, Jeremiah, Jr., 

Wood, Jonas 

Wood, Joseph 

Wood, Joseph 



GKANTOR. I'AGR. 

William Thickston 251 

Samuel Smith 258 

John Williams 255 

James Pine 811 

f Thomas Hicks ] 

I John -Jackson I .„ ^ 

: John Trcdwell j "•''' 

I William Nicoll I 

John Beats 04 

John Townsend 102 

Mary Willis 05 

John Pine 180 

Jolm Davis 409 

Henry Franklin 402 

Thomas Jecocks 400 

William Stits 405 

Thomas Willits 897 

Mary Cornell 498 

Theodorous Van Wyck. 491 

Thomas Wallis 30 

Abel Smith 852 

Charles Abrahams 192 

Eobert Bedle, Jr 198 

Richard Gildersleeve. . .. 194 

Jeremiah Wood 158 

fTho's. Gildersleeve 1 

; Samuel Williams.... ; 481 

[William Willis J 

Jeremiah Wood, Jr .... 808 



PERSONAL INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Abraham, John 157 

Abrahams, Charles 80, 87, 88, 1 18, 110, 192, 198 

Abrahams, Sarah 88, 198 

Abitt, James 199, 214, 215 

Abromt, Frank 141 

After, Robert 188 

Albertsou, Derrick 81 

Alburtis, Adrian • 821 



540 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Alburtis, After 72, 74, 77 

Alburtis, Josepli 207, 284 

Alburtis, William 76, 77 

Alklerdice, Jolin 142 

Alleu, Henry 149, 

211, 219, 253, 2G7, 2(i8, 274, 287, 325, 347, 348, 349, 359, 381, 
382, 383, 384, 385, 402, 423, 424, 425, 42G, 427, 428, 429, 469 

Alleu, Tliomas 222, 223 

Alleu, Tliomas, Jr 222 

Alexander, William 335 

Allin George 345, 346 

Allin, John 49 

 Allison, Benjamin 222 

— V Allison, John 222 

Ashley, John 202 

Ashman, John 66, 388, 402 

Ashman, Robert 387, 389 

A-^ Anton, Hendriek 367, 368 

Bacar, Thomas 261 

Basrly, Elias ^, 492 

^ Baldin, Joseph . H- yjXirM.^. .U.O 110, 190, 191 

Balme, Nicholas Q. 77 

Bal}', Elias 486, 494 

Bank, Thomas 331 

Barcar, Thomas 59, 459 

Barcar, Thomas, Jr 463, 464, 465 

Barcar, William 459, 460 

Barcer, Catharine '. 28 

Bargur, George 202 

Barkear, Thomas 827, 328 

Barker, Thomas 326, 329, 461, 462, 463, 473, 474 > 'b'^'i 

Barker, Thomas, Jr 474 

Barker, William 380 

Barnes, Cornelius 76 

Barns, Hendriek 226 

Barns, Johauas . 309 

Barns, John 186. 226 

-Barns, Joshua 189, 243, 341, 342, 343, 344 

Barns, Joshua, Jr 189 

Bate, James . ^ -.-tt--^.^^^'. 274, 447 

Bate, John 162, 163 

Bats, John 461 

Baylis, Samuel 401, 402 ' 

Beadle, David - 247 



INDEX. 541 

PAGE. 

Beadle, Jeremiah 247 

Beadle, John 895 

Beadle, John, Jr 145 

Beagle, llobert ;I72 

Beans, William 327, ;^30 

Beat, John Ill 

Beat, Solomon 248 

Beate, James 87, 3!), 81, 100, 275 

Beats, George 205, 282, 323, 324 

Beats, James 114 

Beats, John '. (14, l(i4 

Beats, Joseph 128 

Beedel, Daniel, Jr _ 282 

Bedall, John 88 

Bedall, Robert 87 

Bedele, Daniel '305, 43!», 440 

Bedele, David 440, 441, 442 

Bedele, Job 260 

Bedele, John 305 

Bedele, Robert 305, 334 

Bedell, Abraham 477 

Bedell, Daniel 477 

Bedell, Daniel, Jr 477 

Bedell, James, Jr 317 

Bedell, Jeremiah 491 

Bedell, Joel 337 

Bedell, John 222 

Bedell, Joseph 222 

Bedell, Matthew 11, 12 

Bedell, Richard 477 

Bedell, Robert 333 

Bedell, Robert, Jr 333 

Bedell, Thomas 235 

Bedle, Daniel 15 

57, 59, 100, 107, 110, 121, 132, 133, 172, 194, 239, 478, 479 

Bedle, Daniel, Jr 478 

Bedle, David 479 

Bedle, Jeremiah 479 

Bedle, John 110, 114, 132, 102 

Bedle, Joseph 231, 479 

Bedle, Richard 257 

Bedle, Robert 77 

78, 79, 88, 100, 107, 110, 122, 132, 138, 289, 240, 291, 300, 322 

Bedle, Robert, Jr 78, 193, 194 

Bedle, Samuel 281 



542 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Bedle, Tliomas 479 

Begles, Goodmau 113 

Beldiue, Ezekiel I'^B 

Bell, Samuel 26 

Bellang, Michael 20, 249, 250 

Bengs, William 331 

Bercer, Tliomas 26, 27, 28 

Berian, Peter 372 

Bertos, James 122 

Bei-tsell, Benjamin 110, 129, 130, 156, 157 

Betes, Joliu 65 

Biehuv), Walter 43 

Bishopp, Walter 99 

Boldiu, Ellen 37 

Boldin, Ezekiel. 255 

Boldin, George 106, 108, 110, 116, 117, 195, U)6, 233. 296, 317 

Boldin, George, Jr 196 

Boldin, Jolin^ ^.: 281, 282, 284, 285, 286 

Boldin, Joseph 36, 37 

Boldin, Thomas 126, 234 

Boldin, Samuel 195, 317 

Bolding, John 255 

Bonfasses, James 134 

"Borg, Jonathan 278 

Borrum, John 189 

Bortsel, Benjamin 484 

Bound, Eoljert 207 

Bom ue, Eobert 336 

Boyle, Robert 242 

Bradshe, John 34 

Breasons, Walter 227 

Breuer, Hendrick 226 

Brewer, Johanafl" 424 

Briant, Mary 345 

Broekkely, Anthony 61 

Brohwers, Johannes .' 440 

Brown, Samuel 232, 496 

Bryan, Alexander 387 

Bryant, Mary 346 

Burdsall, Benjamin 360, 361, 362, 412, 413, 414 

Burtas, James, Jr 272 

Bartice, Joseph 147 

Burtis, John 231 

Biu'tis, William 77 

Burtsel, Samuel 247 



INDEX. 543 

PAGE. 

Biutsell, John 2(JG 

Burtsell, Solomon 110 

Cardalle, Thoiuas 252, 271, ;r30 

Cai-el, Thomas 148 

Carele, Thomas 304 

Carle, Jacol) 195 

Carle, John 50, 00 

94, 111, 11(1, 126, 179, 212, 248, 276, 303, 304, 319, 346, 381, 422 

Carle, Jonathan .... 195 

Carle, Joseph 126, 319, 322, 422, 445, 447 

Carle, Joseph, Jr 195 

Carle, Thomas 293 

Carle, Timothy 126, 302, 303, 304, 321, 322, C23 

Carle, Widow '. 75, 106 

Carman, Capt. John 310, 319 

Carman, John 464 

Carman, Joshna 325 

Carman, Joshna, Jv 326 

Carman, Samnel 306, 312 

Carman, Thomas 324, 346, 359, 491 - 

Carman, Benjamin 1 15, 136, 137, 138, 140, 183 

Carman, Benjamin, Jr 137, 183 

Carman, Caleb 20, 38, 59, 113, 114, 138, 183, 184, 278, 442, 483 

Carman, Caleb, Jr 238, 434 

Carman, Captain 248 

Carman, Deliverance 137, 138 

Carman, Dinah 137, 183 

Carman, John 4, 16, 32, 5(), 59, 78, 94, 97 

106, 112, 113, 114, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 160, 242, 278, 293,_ 382 

Carman, John, Jr 114, UO, 177, 183, 184, 381, 382," 383 

Carman, Joseph 138 

Carman, Mary 137, 183 

Carman, Richard 187 

Carman, Eobert 183 

Carman, Sarah 137, 183 

Caroll, John 348 

Carpender, Ephraim 26 

Carpenter, John 97, 98 

Carpenter, William 227 

Cessam, Daniel 232 

Cham))iu, John UO, 176 

Champin, Thomas 40, 78, 89, 291 

Champion, Frances 40, 41 

Champion, John 41 



544 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Cliampion, Thomas 93, 423, 425, 426 

Chappell, Francis 15, 16, 113, 118, 153 

Chatterton, Micliael 235 

Checke, Peter 21 

Clisesemau, Epliraim 251, 298 

Clieeseman, Eicliard 301 

Cheesemau, Thomas 115, 209, 210, 367, 368, 369, 370, 415, 410 

Chesman, Joseph 266 

Chew, John 65, 66 

Clarcke, Samuel 185 

Chirk, John T ... 288 

Clement, James 331, 372 ; 

Clement, James, Jr 331 

Clement, J oseph 199 

Clows, Samuel 219 

248, 326, 328, 329, 337, 341, 400, 420, 444, 456, 459, 469, 473 

Coacke, After 188 

Coams, Richard 345 

Coams, Thomas 345 

Coe, Benjamin 40, 293 

Coe, Jane 25 

Coe, John 404; 405 

Coe, Eobert 25 

Cole, Samuel 26 

Coles, Benjamin 334 

Coles, Nathan 310, 319 

Coles, Nathaniel 232 

Colletts, George 407 

Cols, Solomon 278 

Combs, Daniel 346 

Combs, Richard 171, 401 

Comes, Elizabeth 301 

Comes, John 300, 301, 347, 348 

Comes, Richard 402 

Comes, Thomas 300, 301 

Cokolet, Francis 238 

Coole, James 342 

Cooper, Robert 255 

Cooper, Simon .... 203 

Coovertt, Abram 142 

Coquillett, F 450 

Comber}', Lord 458 

Cornell, Benjamin 203 

Cornell, Capt. Joshua 276 

Cornell, Edward 486, 495 



1 INDEX. 545 

PAGE. 

Cornell, John 115, 180, 100, 492,- 493 

Cornell, Mary 48o, 480, 492, 49^, 494, 495 • 

Cornell, Eieliard, Jr 196 

Corn.-ll. iliiiini 48(5,487,494,495 

( Ornish, , oliu 83 

Coruweil Caleb 249 

Corn well, Capt. Josliua 257 

Cornwell, i dwaid Ill 

Cornwell, Jehu Ill, 328 

Cornwell, John, J f 417, 418, 419, 420 

Cornwell, lushua 325, 347, 353, 385, 424 

Ctr.w II ary 459* 

Coruw Jl, Rh.tid lUl, 121, 24ij, b28, 407 

Coinweil, J hunias, .Jr Ill 

Cornwell, William 138, 215, 324, 348, 349, 383, 385, 455 

Cortelyon, et^ r 200, 219, 220, 342, 450 

Coitlaiiilt, bialiain 157 

Cortlaudt, • saac 157 

( oi tlaudt, .John 157 

Crow, ( hvisto|)her 26 

Curtis, uhu 91, 198 

Daniels, Thouuxs 328 

Dannian, .'ohn 77 

Davis, ohn 409, 410, 411, 412 

Davis, W illiaiu 4,. 5, 409, 410, 457 

Deineii e, > icholas 63 

Demott, Honas 202 

De Vlotte, ! derrick 485, 486, 491, 492 

Dene, Christopher 00, 61 

Denton, Abraham 278, 279, 392, 393 

Denton, Daniel 25, 44, 235 

Denton, Hannah 44 

Denton, James 00, 225, 220, 227, 228, 229, 325,- 347, 390, 391, 424 

Denton, James, Jr 184 

Denton, .1 onas 243 

Denton, Joseph 212, 213, 223, 316 

Denton, Nathaniel 313, 314, 31'i 

Deut.jn, luchard 75, 110, 128, 16G 

Denton, Kichard, Jr 166 

Denton, Hamuel 17 

21, 22, 00, 70, 91, 99, 100, 105, 110, 111, 121, 142, 143, 144, 191, 210 
212, 216, 217, 225, 228, 232, 258, 259, 278, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 445 

Denton, Samuel, Jr 43, 44, 105, 116, 207, 212, 234 

De.daud, Ellas 141, 143 



546 rsTDEX. 

PAGE. 

Derlon, Charles 260 

Desenlnik, Henry 138 

Dickason, Samuel 466 

Dickson, Samuel 334 

Dinge, Cliristoplier 35, 177, 352, 379, 410, 457, 458 

Dinge, Eobert .' Ill, 176. 177, 426 

Discosen, Samuel 232 

Dockmau, Cornelius ye 34 

Dongan, Thomas 59 

Dorlaud, Elias 9, 14, 60, 63, 76 

Borland, John 165 

Dorlon, Charles 432 

Dorlon, Elias 340, 442, 495, 496 

Dorlon, Elias, Jr 176 

Dorlon, Garret 189 

Dorlon, John 432, 441 

Dorlon, :\ririam ..." 495, 496 

Dosenborah, Hendrick, Jr 48, 49 

Dosenboro^v, John 202 "^ 

Dosenborow, John, Jr 232 

Dosenborow, Mary 495 

Doty, Isaac 810, 435 

Doty, Isaac, Jr 319, 334 

Doty, John 188 

Dotye, Charles 443 

Doughty, Charles 174, 444 

Doughty, Isaac 232 

Doughty, Jacob 353 

Doughty, Joseph 173, 174 

Dowsenborow, William 272 

Dreuitt, Benjamin 486, 494 

Drewitt, Benjamin 455, 492 

Durf ee, Eichard 270 

Durlan, Elias 315 

Durland, Elias 10, 111, 172 

Dusenberrh, Hendrick 1 38 

Dusenboro, Henry 110 " 

Dusenborough, John 400, 401 

Dusenborough, Samuel 245 - 

Dusenborow, Henry 2(59 

Dusenborow, John • 199, 269 

Dusenboi'row, Hendiick ; 5 

Duseuborrow, Hendrick, Jr 5 - 

Egberson, Barnat 31, 32, 75, 77 



INDEX. 547 

PAfJK. 

Elderd, John 105 

Eklert, Lucas 207 

. Ellison, John 8, 9, 38, GG, 92 

93, 105, 107, 108, 116, 117, 124, 255, 293, 377, 378, 388, 420, 421 \ 

Ellison, John, Jr 105 

Ellison, Lawrence 107, 254, 293, 388, 420 -'' 

Ellison, Martha 43, 44 

Ellison, Kachel 456 _ 

Ellison, Eichard 48, 5G, lOG, 1 10, 254, 295 

348, 349, 377, 378, 379, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 421, 444, 445, 456 

Ellison, Eichard, Jr 242, 349, 456 

Ellison, Thamason 456 — 

Ellison, Thomas 35, 43, 44, 60, 74 

75, 83, 95, 106, 111, 112, 113, 116, 117, 124, 164, 196, 233, 254, 255 

277, 278, 293, 333, 348, 349, 372, 376, 377, 378, 379, 385, 386, 456 

Ellison, Thomas, Jr 420, 421 

Emari, Samuel 16 

Embree, Samuel 110, 136 

Embry, Samuel 277, 306, 334 

Embry, Samuel, Jr 260, 312, 449 

Emore, Moses 35, 36, 39 

Emori, Samuel 17, 43 

Esmond, David 7 

Evarie, Edward 102 

Everit, George 275 

^Everit, Eichard 236, 267, 275 

Every, Edward 245 

Fanwicke, Davis 264 

Fanwycke, Davis 120 

Finch, John 479, 480 

Flower, Herman 11, HO 

Flower, Jonas 199 

Fonastrond, Moses 339 

Fonostrant, John 316 

Fordham, Jonah ^ 69, 379, 380 

Fordham, Mr 106 

Foreman, Eobert 107, 294, 395 

Forlers, Thomas 139 

Forman, Aaron 291 

Foster, Christopher / •  • yt 388 

Foster, John 57, 81, 82^ 111' 127, 145, 419, 427, 429^ ■^^' 

Foster, John, Jr 266 

Foster, Nathaniel 150 

Foster, Thomas 5, 73, 81, 82, 432 



o48 INDEX. 

• PAGE. 

Foster, Thomas. Jr. ... .-. .- S2 

Fowler, George ............> ;;. .94, ill. 163. •-?4'2, 471 

Fowler, Jacob. .-.•.-. .-.-.- .•.-,-.■...-. :S4() 

Frankliu, Henry. .'.'. • 403, 404, 405 

Frost, Abrabaui.- 6, 74 

Frost, Tsaac-.......;:, .57, 126, 127. 128 

Frost, Susan. . . ......... . 126 

Frost Susanna 74, 127, 128 

Frost, Thomas. ......' 222 

Frost, William 26 

Frost, Wright ,330 

Furman, Samuel 1 30 

Garmancl. Isaac. '. 2-33 

Garrisin, Lambert 448 

Genuins, Joseph 17, 3o, 111 

Gibb, .\udrew. . . .45, 47, 2^9, 200, 360. 361, 362, 386, 397, 414, 457, 458 

-Gildersleeve. .Asa. . 164, 275, 309 

Giklersleeve, Dorcas 66, 240 

Gildersleeve, Experience 47, 86 

Gildersleere, George 1 65 

Gildersleeve. Mr 105, 293 

Gildersleeve, Richard 6 

11. 13, 17, l'.», 23. 31, 32, 41, 46, 47, 54, 59, 66, 71, 73, 75, 78, 83 
84. >HS. 02, 97, 105, 109, 111, 115, 117, 140, 156, 169, 170, 176, 181 
104, 195, 204, 240, 265, 275, 281, 282, 284, 203, 313, 314. 373, 389 

Gildersleeve, Eichard, Jr ..11, 17, 54, 63, 83, 85, 80, 105, 117, 384 

Gildersleeve, Thomas. 6 

11, 28. 56, 57, 86, 120, 122, 123. 124, 126, 134, 147, 148, 164 
165, 169, 176, 177, 179. 181, 182, 184, 18.5, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190 
194, 195, 196, .199, 200, 2u2, 2(i3, 206, 207, 208. 209, 211, 212, 213 
222. 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 242 
243, 244, 245, 247, 248, 240, 251, 2.-i5, 2:>7, 25S, 2(i0, 261, 264, 265 
266, 267, 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 282 
283, 284, 286, 288, 2Jl, 298, 299, 300, 30 1, 302, 304, 305, 307, 309 
310, 311, 313. 315, 31^, 317, 318, 319. 320, 321, 323. 324, 325, 326 
327,328, ::!29, 330, 331, 332, 333,334, 335, 336, 337,338, 339, 340 
341, 344, 345, 346, 347, :348. 340, 352, 356, 359, 360, 367, 370. 381 
:]83, 384, 385, 419. 420. 422, 4:i0, 431, 432,433, 434, 43-5, 436, 438 
439, 441, 443, 444, 445. 446. 447, 448, 440, 450,' 451, 452, 453, 455 
456, 458, 459, 461, 463, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 473, 474, 476 
477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482. 483, 485, 487, 4SS, 490, 401. 493, 496 

Gildersleeve, Thomas, Jr 176, 309 

Giuins, Joseph 105 

Ginnians, Benjamin 129 



INDKX. r)49 

Ginnins, Flowers T* ; 

Glover, William 

Golder, Joseph 

Goldiii-i, Tiphviiiiii W, a4, 110 

Goodsoii, John 107 

Goveriiure, Abrnhiun .....'..'.'.. •;; 

Green, Joseph i<; I 

Gritniiui, Williuni ''I 

Gritou, John .".m 

Grittin, Williiun 74 

Gritton, Thomas ;;tU 

HageAvout, John 107, 227 

Haig'ht, Samuel TM) 

Haire, lulward IT 

Hall, Benjamin > 

Hall, John 

Pf ill], Jonathan *.'^''. i"" 

Hall, Joseph L'40, 'IV-l i^*K 377. 4.V* 

Hallitt, JTosias . . 14». IftO 

Hallsted, Abigail ' I"-' 

Hallsey, fsaac '"*" 

Halsey, Josiah «*<• 

Halsted, Benjamin^ -'•»' '•*"! '  

Halsted, Joseph i)'A}.24:it ^■>i^ ^'M.^ 'i'^*^ ^sit, *»hi. .'>- 

Halstead, Timothyf Jr "'' "" :'■"■ •••<»"-• 

Hankins. John ..,,...,.. '■'■it* 

Harden, Michael , .... s^, .... . i'»2 

Havdin, ^lichael. ...... ........s^.. •!•»*• 

Hare, Edward '-'!■•!. :«« 

Hare, Jane ''** 

Harrison, John '•» 

Hart, .John -'* 

Hart, Susannah ""• 

Harden, Daniel ""■*•* 

Haviland, John ...,.,.. 

Hawarden, Thonuxs ■• 

Heart, Tenuis ' '**"• 

Heaviland, Benjamin ■■' 

Hendrick, .Tohu 

Heudricks, Harmau 

Heudrifkson, Harnuin 

Hendrickson, Hendrick , 

Heudrickson, John ''-'•^> -" 

Hei:dricksou, Margaret ... 1 1 



550 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

HeudiicksoQ, Thomas 120 

^Heulett, George 484 

Heulitt, Dauiel 209 

Heulitt, Dauiel, Jr 8()0 

Heulitt, Joliu 202, 330 

Heulitt, Mr 275 

Heulitt, Samuel 31(5 

Heuse, Joliu 272 

Heviland, Joseph 98 

Hick, Samuel 315 

Hicks, Benjamin 227 

Hicks, Charles 331 

Hicks, Col. Isaac 276, 487 

Hicks, Col. Thomas 373 

Hicks, Jacob 147 

Hicks, John 112, 117, 270 

Hicks, Judge 122, 204, 394 

Hicks, Mary 41 

Hicks, Mr 52, 106, 117, 295, 296, 313 

Hicks, Thomas 17 

29, 41, 42, 43, 46, 83, 101, 105, 110, 111, 112, 117, 118, 134, 139 
271, 298, 300, 328, 331, 388, 391, 394, 395, 396, 453, 454, 455 

Higham, Thomas 18, 79. 80, 85, 140, 141 

Higgam. Elizabeth 80 

Hinchmau, John 273 

Hix, Captain 13 

Hix, Capt. Thomas 9 

Hix, George 36 

Hix, Mr 93 

Hobart, Jeremiah 96, 152, 306, 339 

Hoggawout. Lefifurt 339 

Hole, Benjamin 27 

Holdsworth, Jonas 373, 389 

Hoisted, Abigail 461 

Hoisted, Benjamin 332, 484 

Hoisted, Jonas 332 

Hoisted, Timothy .49^ Oo"' 92^ lOC^, 105^ 

110]- 184; 185;-' 191, 245; 276^: 278^ 287^ 293^326^ 336^ 388,- 392,'^403^ 
423, 430,^ 447,- 455,' 456,' 459? 460," 461,' 462, 463,' 474,' 484f 487? 490' 

Horges, John 268 

Howdon, Daniel 462 

Huchens, Robert 202 

Huchins, William 461, 463 

Hubard, Sargent 91 



INDEX. 551 

PAGE. 

HuliHit, Jereiiiiiili 84 

Hubbard, Jereuiiuli 07, Kil 

Hubbs, Alexander ■. 3G7, 349 

Hubbs, Elizabeth 05, ."50 

Hubbs, Johu Ill, 143, 144, 300, 347, 34'.), 438 

Hubbs, llobert 1 10, I4l>, 217, 334, 437, 438, 439, 454 

Hubbs, Samuel T. . . 235 

Hubbs, Silence 438 

Huchin<;H, Nrsesdj, 403 

Hulitt, (ieorye, fr33, 45, 59,^07, 83, 100, 107, 111, 153, 154, 293, 328, 400 

Hutings, Jonathan 209 

Huttchiugs, Krslah 401 

Ireland, Mary 156, 157 

Ireland, Thomas 35 

30, 05, 80, 87, IOC), 111, 130; 155, 150, 157, 193, 350, 380, 390 

Jackson, Captain. . . , 13, 18, 34, 101, 1 19, 123 

Jackson, Capt. Johu 9, 24, 275 

Jackson, Colonel 203, 204, 482 

Jackson, Col. John.. 347, 300, 398, 300, 300, 312, 371, 394, 434, 480, 490 

Jackson, Elizabeth 112 

Jackson, James 175, 179, 245, 246, 247, 249, 271, 443, 444 

Jackson, John 7, 9, 17, 48, 49, 01, 92, 93, 111, 112, 154, 159, 101 

310, 313, 214, 215, 210, 233, 233, 341, 244, 345, 340, 347, 250, 306 

271, 351, 377, 395, 390, 397, 445, 440, 447, 453, 454, 455, 470, 493 

Jackson, John, Jr 300, 318, 325, 347, 424, 481 

Jackson, Lieut. John 105, 100 

Jackson, Major 131, 140, 179 

Jackson, Maj. John 249, 250 

Jackson, Mr 9, 102, 106, 292 

Jackson, Eichard 196, 335, 435 

Jackson , llobert 107, 239 

Jackson, Samuel 189, 196, 242, 351, 330 

Jackson, Thomas 189 

Jacocks, David 145, 140, 190, 197, 199, 373, 374, 375, 304, 401, 450 

Jams, John 314, 315 

Jarman, Isaac 353, 359, 436, 437, 450 

Jarman, Isaac, Jr 336, 238 

Jarman, Simon 1 10, 125, 175 

Jecocks, Joshua 50, 51, 60, 304 

Jecocks, Thomas 95, 191, 192, 218, 304, 305, 317, 406, 408, 409, 459 

Jecocks, William 17, 33, 37, 38, 40, 53, 79, 84, 93, 104, 111, 291 

Jene, Rev. Robert 206 

Jennings, Joseph 1 7, 35, 334 

Jermau, Mary , 175 



552 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Jerryliam, Mr 123 

Jiniiio-s, Benjamin 139 

Jiuuings, Joseph. . . ; 390, 408, 410 

Jolinsou, Harmon.. . .10, 123, 211, 212, 800, 318, 325, 347, 367, 424, 446 

Johnson, Henry " 77 

Johnson, John 80, 81, 85, 173, 2C2, 429, 431 

Johnson, ^largaret • 63, 64 

Johnson, Peter 63, 64, 78, 84, 85, 141. 142 

Johnson, William ilO, 128, 251 

Jones, Thomas 2;i2, 344, 372 

Jones, Walter 226 

Jons, J 31!) 

Jons, Thomas 310 

Jons, William 359 

Jouson, John, Jr 481 

Junnings, Joseph 4, 5 

Keeble, John 3'J4 

Kessam, Daniel 232 

Kessam, John 150 

Ketcham, Phillip 406, 408 

Kirbe, Thomas 397 

Koa, Mr 313 

Lack, Ml 236 

Langdon, Hannah 475 

Langdon, John 148, 213, 276, 316, 451, 475, 476, 4'.H 

Langdon, -Toseph 11, 12 

21. 22, :^,2, 60, 76, 99, 106, 111, 213, 276, 2)3, 315, 423, 475, 476, 477 

Langdon, 'osepb, -Tr 476 

Langdon, ^Tary . 475 

Langdon, "-'aninel v 145, 213, 315, 475, 476 

Langdon, ' homas 91, 99. 193, 4.30, 435, 45!', 475, 478, 471), 4^2 

Langdon, ^VilUam 2 .1 , 2 :4, 424, 446 

Latham, "^osej^h 2 i7 

Latten, 'osiah, r o:;4 

Lattm, Pic-hard 139 

Latty, Jolin ' "assam 150 

Lauranee, Tohn 334 

Lee, John 1 2:), 223, 224 

Lee Joseph 12', 22 1 

Lee, Robert 2;j2, 442 

Lee, I'homas 120, 220, 221 , 223, 221 

Lee, \\ illiam 80, 84, 85 

Leninton, .John » 144, 401 

Lester, Dea 32 



INDEX. 553 

PAGE. 

Lester, Morclecai 243, 442 

Leuis, John 298 

Liber "D" Ill) 

Lindley, Henry 370 

Lines, William 28, SS 

Liuintiton, lohn 400 

Li!ii'itt)u, ' leurj^ 212 

Linnin<?tjn, Henry 23, 24, 71, 72, 82, 10(i, 111, 143, 255, 207, 481 

-Li«nington, John 11)7, 203, 204, 206, 321, 322, 323 

Linnin<^ton, Thomas 187 

Loosee, Tsiiac 321 

Losee, • oli n 195 

Louis, Jonathan ■;.■.. 1 83, 1 84 

Lndlom, .loseph 342 

Maconele, Samuel 319, 334 

Maidstou, -Tohn 290 

Maile, Henry . 7 

Man, Thomas 222 

Manering-. llichara 115, 178, 202 

Mannerin<i,', IJichard 440 

Mannerinj^-, Thomas 109 

Manuirin<j:, Richard 233, 488 

Marchis, .lohn 10 

Markhaui, William _. 407 

Marsh, John 480 

Martin, Thomas, 49, 50, 57, 94, 95, 96, 108, 111, 127, 162, KiO, 233, 263 

Martin, I homas Jr 167 

•Mavvin, ''aMuah 173 

Marvin, ^oha Ill, 13S, 173, 229, 292 

Marvin, Hobert 71, 106, 136, 172, 211, 212, 292 

Marvin. I'homas 167 

:\rat'inson, Josei^h 261, 202, 263 

Mattliews -'amnel 235 

3ray, luvnas 485, 492 

Maye (leorge 290 

Maye, 'ohn 344 

Maye. homas 198 

Mayle, IJ eiiry 73, 74 

Meade, Joseph 270 

Mendivele, liendrick 306 

Merritt, ! ohn 51 

Mersherro, 1 'eter 129, 247, 250 

Michell, John Ill 

Miller, Thomas 412 



554 LNDEX. 

PAGE. 

Mills, George 372, 373 

Mills, Zachariah 230, 372 

Miner, Johu D 199 

Minthoue, William 122 

Minthorne, Eicbard 91, 16sl 240 

Miuthorne, Richard, Jr \l65 

Miuthorue, William 268, 282, 286, 304 

Mitchell, Eobert 446, 488 

Moiifort, Ell)ert 213 

Moiifort, John 238, 453, 454, 455 

Monfort, Peter 186 

Morener, Moses 316 

Mores, Samuel 105 

Morrill, Johu 20 

Mott, Adam 13, 19, 20, 36, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 66, 68, 72 

73, 74, 82, 83, 84, 92, 106, 111, 121, 125, 142, 146, 170, 175, 178 

179, 181, 182, 192, 199, 207, 252, 254, 265, 266, 275, 279, 287, 289 

290, 294, 297, 360, 361, 362, 416, 438, 439, 445, 457, 458, 482, 483 

Mott, Adam, Jr.. 9, 17, 41, 45, 47, 55, 64, 72, 90, 104, 115, 142, 186, 458, 483 

Mott, Charles 205. 206, 207, 447 

Mott, Cornelius 90 

Mott, Gersham 207 

Mott, Henry 199, 234 

Mott, James 17, 47, 48, 54, 55, 105, 243 

Mott, John 11, 13 

48, 55, 67, 68, 111, 400, 424, 445, 447, 452, 453, 470, 480, 481, 482 

Mott, John, Jr 134, 148, 496 

Mott, Joseph 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 111, 179 

198. 200, 201, 248, 286, 289, 290, 301, 302, 319, 334, 392, 434, 487 

Mott, Joseph, Jr 184 

Mott, Laras 157 

Mott, Marj- 265 

Mott, Michael 213 

Mott, Patrick 317, 453 

Mott, Eichbell .56, 205, 206, 446, 454 

Mott, Eichbell, Jr 185, 207 

Mott, Samuel 28G 

Mott, William 205, 206, 300, 318. 325, 347, 424 

Mos, Jan 448 

Moyles, W^illiam 329 

Mudge, Jarvis 335, 449 

Mudge, Moses 25, 26 

Muusee, Nathaniel 273 

Newman, Johu 31 , 104, 255 

Nichols, Mr 263, 264 



INDEX. 555 

PA(iE. 

Nicoll, Francis ;}G2, 385, 38G, 391, 3'.)4, 412, 413, 414, 415, 458 

Nicols, Captain 5!) 

Nicols, Ciovcriior 8 

Nicols, Williiuu 277, 28'J, 2'JO, 2'.)!), 300, 328, 3(50 

301, 302, 371, 3i)4, 3!)5, 390, 397, 453, 454, 455, 457, 458, 404, 474 

Oclee, Nathaniel 359, 435 

Oclee, Nathaniel, Jr 435 

Okelie, Tlionias 75 

Okely, Thomas 74 

Okley, Thomas 7 

Okly, Thomas 227 

Oklfieia, Augustus 277 

Onderdonk, Adrian 209 

Onderdonk, Aiidrus 310 

Onderdonk, Henry 209 

Orton, Henry 237 

Osborn, Mary 59 

Osborn, Kichard 17, 58, 59, 01, 105, 143, 144, 420, 421' 

Osborn, Richard, Jr 449 

Osborn, William 12, 13, 134, 350 

Pearce, William 189 

Pgarsal, Henry 200 

Pearsal, Nathaniel 57, 334 

Pearsal, Thomas . . 449 

Pearsall, Daniel 00, 104, 100, 191, 210, 278, 309 

Pearsall, George 85, 88, 104, 200, 278, 308, 309, 370 

Pearsall, John 107, 495, 490 

Pearsall, Nathaniel : 3, 4 

5, ('), 7, S, 12, 71, 72, 85, 89, 90, 91, 92, 104, 280, 374, 407 

Pearsall, Samuel 257 

Pearsall, Thomas 104, 228 

Pearsall, Thomas, Jr 251, 257, 410, 448, 449 

Pearsall, Widow 294 

Pearsalle, Nathaniel 278 

Pearsell, Nathaniel 415 

Peate, William 131, 300, 318, 325, 347, 424 

Pell, William 26 

Pelmas, Judge 9 

Penny, William 408 

Percall, Nathaniel 76 

Perceull, Nathaniel 79 

Persall, George 1 10, 158 

Persall, Henry 273 



556 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Persall, Nathaniel 19, 23, 24, 37, 49, 52, 56, 60, 62 

64, 67, 98, 108, 122, 131, 142. 143, 146, 153, 155, 464, 185, 208, 256 

Persall, Thomas 110 

Persell, Daniel Ill 

Persell, Nathaniel 13, 53, 119, 138, 179 

Pel-soil, Nathaniel Ill 

Person, Nathaniel 105 

Pettit, John 200, 277 

Pettit, Joseph 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 

17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 

36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57 

58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63. 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 73, 81, 82, 91, 93 

94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 105, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113 

114, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125, 126, 128, 129, 130 

131, 132, 133, 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145 

146, 147, 150, 152, 154, 155, 157, 159, 161, 163, 164, 165, 169, 170 

172, 174, 175, 177, 178, 179, 181, 182, 184, 185, 188, 191, 192, 193 

194, 195, 197, 199, 200. 201, 205, 206, 208, 210, 211, 212, 217, 218 

220, 221, 224, 226, 228, 230, 231, 233, 234, 235, 238, 239, 240, 241 

242, 245, 247, 248, 249, 250, 252, 254, 256, 260, 262, 263, 264, 266 

268, 274, 277, 280, 282, 285, 802, 319, 322, 323, 327, 330, 331, 374 

401, 421, 423, 436, 437, 438, 442, 45(5, 467, 471, 476, 477, 478, 479 

Pettit, Joseph,- Jr : 236 

Pettit, Margaret 70, 126, 212, 2^9 

Pettite, Mar£:aret 27 

Pine, Henjamin : 165, 166, 184, 387, 436 

Pine, Daniel 148 

Pine, Hannah 465 

Pine, James 16, 38, 56, !)2, 93, 106, 107, 110, 167 

168, 2)4, 291, 294, 299, 306, 307, 311, 312, 313, 388, 444, 446, 446 

Pine, James, Jr 152, 463, 464, 465 

Pine, John .9, 13,' 14 

16, 17, 20, 56, 70, 93, 105, 130, 131, 135, 145, 165, 166, 232, 244, 278 

Pine, Nathaniel 33, 61, 92, 96, 236, 335 

Pine, Samuel 11, 23, 24, m, 101, 121, 436, 437, 456 

Pine, Sarah 211' 

Pine, William 110, 221, 224, 298, 334, 337, 338 

Pine, William, Jr 298 

Pine, Wilson 36 

Piatt, T'riah 286 

Please, Josei)h 171, 173, 174, 175, 177, 178, 406, 431, 432 

Please, Mary 431, 432, 433 

Polhemus, Cornelius 213, 272 

Post, Jeremiah 155, 167, 247, 484 

Post, Joseph , 356 



INDEX. • 557 

PAGE. 

Post, Ercliard .\ ...:.■...::.•......■.■.■.. 1 07, ^35 

Post, Kichard, Jr. ..;...::. : ;;.....;. 200 

Powell, Tlioiuas 22() 

Poyer, Thomas 272 

Eainer, Edward ..11, 12, 17, 26, 63, 83, 105, 109, 293 

Raiuev, I- zekiel 189 

Baiuer, John 231 

Eainer, Saninel 16, 26, 27, 60, 109, 111, 137, 436 

Eascos, Samuel 25, 174 

Eayner, Thurston. 387, 388 

Eead, Joseph 336 

Eemsen, liaiu 222 

Eesco, Samuel 174, 204 

Biassa, < ornelius 227 

Eider, Eobert 487, 488 

Bi^ht, Anthony 344 

Eiley, James 34 

Eobbison. Jolui 102 

Eobeson, John 132 

Eobinson, -Joseph 124 

Eobison, -Tane 124, 125 

Bobison, .1 ohn Ill, 124, 1 25, 207, 208 

Eoe, John 333 

Ebiiers, Thomas 315 

Boo, John 316 

Eowliu, Jonathan . . . . 177 

Euccoe, Samuel 254 

Bushmore, Meelber 26 

Eushmore, .lohn. . . .124, 253, 353, 382, 286, 322, 323, 338, 435, 445, 450 

Eushmoie, Thomas 17, 25, 36 

71, 97, 105, 10(i, 160, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 293, 294, 379 

Bushmore, Thomas, Jr 267, 368, 369, 379, 3.S0 

Buts, Uriu 22 

Sackett, Joseph 390 

Sands, Capt. John 139, 130, 474 

Sands, John 28, 277, 328, 464 

Scadding, William 29, ()3, 315 

Schanck, EulitT 186 

Scidmore, Thomas 133 

Seller, Philip 171 

Sciller, Philii) 172 

Scots, Joseph ,. . . , 296, 388 

Scull, Peter ■.-. 171 

Scut, J ohanes 64 



558 



INDEX. 



Benjamiu 35 

110, 134, 248, 833, 346, 352, 354, 355, 357, 358, 306, 434 

Benjamin, Jr 179, 357 

Caleb 139, 356, 358 

Captain 6, 13, 28, 157, 179 

Capt. John 9, 91, 101, 122 

David 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 365. 366 

Giles 270 

Hemy 145, 480 

Hesiah 333 

Jacob 134, 275, 332 

James 134 

John 5, 17, 37, 59 

1, 86, 105, 111, lie, 130, 140, 222, 238, 363, 364, 365, 374, 448 

John, Jr Ill, 354, 355 

Jonathan.... 17, 87, 105, 157, 172, 325, 354, 356, 363, 365, 366 

Jonathan, Jr 134, 135, 357, 303, 304, 365, 366, 367 

Joseph, Jr 139 

Micha 332 

Mr 92, 106, 133, 291, 293, 388 

Nathaniel 50, 184, 275, 299, 374, 375 

Nathaniel, Jr 147 

Richard 187, 188, 236, 257, 483 

Eichllrd, Jr 242, 284 

Samuel 110, 261, 266, 357 

Samuel, Jr 266 

Solomon 17, 01, 105. 143, 237, 354, 357, 481 

Solomon, Jr ; 270 

Thomas 87, 236, 261, 347, 354, 355, 357, 424, 446, 483 

Thomas, Jr 179, 242 

Venus 189, 277 

James 334, 335, 490 

John 17 

69, 104, 110, 131, 155, 212, 280, 281, 234, 244, 246, 248, 271 
276, 277, 310, 318, 325, 882, 334, 885, 847, 380, 381, 422, 423, 424 

Searing, John, Jr 834, 335 

Searing, Jonathan 224, 334, 335, 367 

Searing, Michael 352 

Searing, Mr 13 

Searing, Samuel 1 79 

Searing, Simon 20 

29, 49, 59, 91, 105, 110, 184, 270, 292, 884, 835, 392, 452 

Shadbolt, Morris 310 

Shelley, Samuel 377 



INDEX. 



559 



PAGE. 

Slioa, Jonathan 225 

Sinicins, Ezckiel IDC, 197, 205, 206, 218 

Simeins, Nicholas '^0 

Simmons, John 447, 448 

Simons, Jose] )h '^(>2 

Simson, John -^8 

Sipley, Hannah 108, Kii) 

Sipley, John 1C.7, \m, 109 

Skidmore, John 12 

Smith, Abel.... 211, 273, 284, 853, 353, 423, 425, 42(t, 427, 409, 473, 474 

Smith, Abraham 17, 19, 39, 51, 52, 50, 00, 70, 71, 98, 100 

105, 110, 133, 134, 135, 140, 159, IGO, 101, 190, 101, 219, 292, 324 

Smith, Benjamin 200 

Smith, Captain 249 

Smith, Capt. Jeremiah 248 

Smith, Capt. Joseph 248, 300, 323, 334, 337, 338, 380, 423, 430, 440 

Smith, Daniel 148, 444, 453 

Smith, Elizabeth 154 

Smith, Ezekiel 158, 438, 439 

Smith, Ezekiel, Jr 213 

Smith, Grace 34 

Smith, Hannah 217 

Smith, Isaac... 100, 145, 179, 191, 208, 210, 218, 219, 234, 278, 287, 299 
318, 359, 380, 440, 441, 442, 447, 451, 452, 470, 481, 487, 490, 491 

Smith, Jacob 1 84 

Smith, James 94, 223 

Smith, Jeremiah GO, 106, 158, 159, 216, 217, 234, 278, 302, 332 

Smith, Jeremiah, Jr 417, 418, 419, 420 

Smith, John 10, 22, 25, 37 

59, 71, 73, 75, 103, 111, 110, 117, 135, 144, 145, 168, 170, 185, 195 
211, 239, 250, 251, 269, 274, 277, 306, 311, 327, 354, 423, 439, 470 

Smith, John, Blue 7, 106 

Smith, John, Jr 1 10, 291, 422 

Smith. John, Nan 7, 294 

Smith, John, Rock 38, 44, 45, 92, 106, 110, 133, 232, 293, 333 

Smith, John, Eock, .Tr 11, 75, 105, 107, 110, 419 

Smith, John, Rock, M 275 

Smith, John S. 250 

Smith, Jonathan 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21 22 

23, 28, 41, 42. 43, 44, 45, 48, 50, 59, 89, 91, 92, 105, 111, 119, 153 
155, 170, 182, 186, 192, 195, 217, 232, 277, 285, 320, 322, 327, 334 

Smith, Jonathan, Black 225 

Smith, Jonathan, J^hxck, Jr 225 

Smith, Jonathan, Jr 16, 33, 34, 40, 46, 47, 50, 51, 59, 98, 119, J54 

Smith, Jonathan, Jr., Rock 207, 231, 419 



560 DvDEX. 

PAGE. 

Smitli, Jonatlian, Xau .7, 106^ 186 

Smith, Jonathan, Rock 233, 329, 488 

Smith, Joseph 7, 9, 13, IT, oG, 59, 91, 92, 105 

\2l 131, r4(!, 159, 174, 178, 201, 278, 324, 432, 456, 4o8, 404, 495 

Smith, Oseph, Jr. ... 4i;4 

Smith, Justis :)7, 14.1, 14(i, 220 

Smith, Little 4l, loO 

Smith, Little John, Xau. 210, 272 

Smith, > athaniel 230 

Smith, ' eter 155, 474 

Smith, hilip 276 

Smith, ichaid 128, 159, 238, 239, 245, 259, 299, 317, 349, 495 

Smitii, avah 353 

Smitli, aiuuel 3, 2,"3, 2r4. 39(», 4u3 

Smith, Jh^mas 72, 93, 97, 172, 247, 320, 339, 340, 34., 388 

Smith. 1 imuthv  •  2..8, 337 

Smith, "\Villiam lu 

14, 32, 33, Oil, 71, 73, 74, 75, 82, 111, 196, 203, 2u4, 205, 206, 307 

Suecur, Chris .Jan 247 

Saedecor, Christ John 325, 446 

Snedecor. 1 uuis 2m9 

Saedicor, ( hri.stian 248, 424 

Souedecor, Christ -Jou 347 

Sothard, Abraham 110, 339, 340, 468 

Sothard, 1 saac 4i'.8 

Sotha. d, .John ".". 4(i8 

Sothard 1 homas 106, 323, 324 

Sotheard, .\braham 468 

Sotheard, Isaac 468 

Sotheard, Thomas 293 

Sotherd, Abraham 467, 468 

Sotherd, Isaac 470 

Sotherd, John 467 

Sotherd, Thomas 468 

Southard, Abraham 163, 470, 471 

Southard, Henry 277 

Southard, Tsaac 164, 467, 468, 471 

Southartl, John 299 

Southard, John, Jr ..■.'.; 153, 299 

Southard, Joseph 153 

Southard, Richard 299 

Southard, Samuel 299 

Southard, Solomon 298 

Southai-d, Thomas 80, 162, 299, 388, 467 



INDEX. 5C1 

PAGE. 

Sontliavd, Thomas, Jr 4G7 

Soutlieid, Abrabani 467, 470, 471 

Sonthrd, John 110 

8outhi-cl, Thomas 110 

Southwad, John 168 

Sonthwad, Thomas 168 

Southward, Abij^ail 168 

Southward, Abraham 4(56 

Southward, Frances 467 

Southward, Isaac 466 

Southward, John 162, 168, 466 

Southward, Thomas, 36, 131,138, 160,161, 163, 168, 180, 385, 338, 466, 467 

Southward, Thomas, Jr 467 

Soutliwoard, Thomas, Jr 466 

Southword, Thomas 87, 116 

Southword, Thomas, Jr 467 

Southwrd, Thomas 163 

Sowthard, Abraham 471 

Sowtherd, Johu, Jr 373 

Sowthward, Isaac 471 

Spencer, Eachel 61 . 

Spragj;-, Edward 17, 89, 40, 69, 70 

81, 83, 88, 89, 104, 186, 187, 163, 163, 341, 343, 356, 380, 394, 839, 830 

Spragg, John 60, 336, 338, 353, 361, 880 

Spragg, Mary . . 186, 137 

Spragg, Michael 333 

Spragg, Mr 13, 30, 349 

Spragg, Eichard 189 

Spragg, Thomas 153 

Starr, Josias y. 73, 74, 75 

76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 114, 115, 116, 196 

Starr, Eebecca 90 

Stich, Eichard 103 

Stilwell, Nicholas 203 

Stites, Henry 103, 374, 375 

Stites, William 319, 255, 430 

Stits, Benjamin 375 

Stits, John 373, 374 

Stits, Eichard 49, 84, 85, 106, 343, 391, 378, 405, 406, 417 

Stits, William 386 

387, 388, 343, 373, 374, 375, 405, 406, 408, 417, 418, 419, 436 

Stuard, John 110 

Sturgis, John 269, 370 

Sutteu, Ambrose 341 

Sutton, Joseph 150, 317 



562 iKDEX. 

PAGE. 

Teytos, Silas 243 

Theslen, Daniel 138 

Theston, Daniel 215 

Thickstone. Jeiemiali 58, 54 

Thickstone, William 29, 49, 50, 59, 62, 106 

109, 127, 133, 142, 172, 245, 251, 252, 256, 264, 280, 293, 802, 315 

Thickstone, William, Jr 50 

Thomas, John 260, 288, 437, 488, 444, 473 

Thome, Capt. Joseph 276, 487 

Thorne, Caterne 144, 145 

Thome, Eichard 122, 148, 149, 190, 288, 800, 347 

Thorne, Samuel 269 

Thome, William Ill, 115, 143, 144, 145 

Thome, William, Jv 102, 143 

Throckmorton, Job 301 

Thnrston, Daniel 242 

Thurston, Joseph 82 

Thuston, Joseph 284 

Tiller, Mary 30 

Tiller, Samuel 30, 31 

Tilliper, William 448 

Titas, Peter 228 

Tites, Edmund 37, 38, 64, 130, 242, 457 

Tites, Edward 6, 110, 127, 133 

Tites, James 196 

Tites, Peter 229 

Tites, Samuel 57, 08 

Titos, John, Jr 275 

Titos, Peter 257 

Titos, Peter, Jr 419 

Titos, William 346 

Tittas, Peter 230 

Tittos, Jacob 211 

Tittos, John 228 

Titus, Edmund 278, 376, 377 

Titus, Edward 95, 106, 293 

Titus, John 208, 851, 374 

Titus, John, Jr 257 

Titus, Peter 217, 351, 358, 365, 366, 376, 878 

Titus, Samuel 124, 374, 375, 414, 415 

Tolman, John 267 

Totten, Benjamin 129, 241, 443, 444, 471, 472 

Totten, Jasper 161, 288, 448, 444, 471, 472 

Totten, John 419 

Totten, Joseph 231 



INDEX. 563 

PAGE. 

Totten, Peter 58, 7«, 7!t, SI, H2, 8!), 90, 327, 430, 444, 471, 472, 473 

Totteu, Richiird 17, 88, H«J, 90, 105 

110, 237, 238, 240, 241, 2!)0, 330, 350, 435, 430, 443, 444, 471, 472 

Totten, Eichard. Jr 350 

Totten, Samuel 115, 121, 158, 159, 161, 335, 330 

Totten, William 152, 237, 238, 350, 435, 43G, 443, 444, 470, 471, 472 

Townseud, George 1 04 

Townseud, James 412, 449, 400, 402 

Townsend, John 102, 103, 104, 168, 342, 344, 345, 356 

Townsend, Richard 154 

155, 187, 188, 234, 248, 2()4, 319, 334, 378, 385, 386, 434, 437, 487 

Townsend, Ruddock 342 

Townsend, Thomas 336 

Townsend, Venus 356 

Tredwell, Benjamin 187 

Tredwell, Capt. John 490, 491 

Tredwell, Capt. Thomas 261, 487, 490 

Tredwell, Hannah 288 

Tredwell, John. ..3, 4, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 24, 38, 39, 40, 59 
66, 68, 70, 91, 94, 100, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 117, 118 
133, 141, 150, 170, 179, 182, 200, 208, 213, 215, 216, 217, 230, 234 
248, 259, 277, 288, 290, 291, 299, 300, 302, 315, 318, 319, 324, 347 
361, 371, 392, 394, 395, 396, 397, 406, 409, 414, 426, 428, 433, 437 
439, 449, 453, 454, 455, 458, 461, 463, 467, 468, 470, 474, 487, 488 
Tredwell, John, Jr, 66, 161, 225, 310, 325, 424, 430, 434, 445, 481,482, 487 

Tredwell, Justice 263, 281, 284 

Tredwell, Mr 122 

Tredwell, Thomas 322, 436, 449, 455 

Undrel, Abraham 310, 319 

TJnderhill, Benjamin 336 

Underhill, Daniel 169 

Valentine, Benjamin 227 

Valentine, David 258 

Valentine, Ephraim 188, 240 

Valentine, Ephraim, Jr. 186 

Valentine, Jonathan 190 

Valentine, Nathan 167 

Valentine, Obadiah 324, 347, 434, 487 

Valentine, Obadiah, Jr 234 

Velentine, R/ jhard 19, 20, 106, 167, 190, 259, 483, 484 

Valentine, diehard, Jr 161, 350, 351, 483, 484 

Valentine, Thomas 367 



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Valentine, William 483, 484 

Valentine, William, Jr 483, 484 

Van Laree, Andris 140, 141 

Van Nosstiunt, Albert 236 

Van Nostrand, Aaron 332 

Van Nostrand, John 316 

Van Nostrand, Moses 389 

Van Nyck, Barent 187 

Van Vick, Cornelius 186 

Van Vick, Theodorous, Jr 4!)1, 4J>2, 4!)3 

Van Wyek, Davis 120, 264 

Van Wyck, Jolianes 336 

Van Wyek, Theodorous, Jr 203, 336, 371, 490 

VergeraAv, Peter 282, 285, 28(), 476, 477 

Vollentiue, Ephraim 80, Oo, 108, 109, 198, 199, 200, 201, 302 

Vollentine, Grace 95, 96 

Vollentine, Jonas 94, 95, 96 

Vollentiue, Nathau 217, 218 

Vollentiue, Obadiah 16 

95, 108, 109, 110, 180, 181, 182, 300, 318, 323, 325, 445 

Vollentine, Richard 60 

169, 170, 180, 185, 207, 209, 210, 278, 279, 293, 302 

Vollentine, Richard, Jr /m//.179, 180, 181, 209, 210, 261 

Vollentiue, William 95, 111, 401 

Walla, John 91 

Wallis, Jane 31 

Wallis, Thomas 30, 31 

Wauwiek, Theodorous, Jr 203 

Washborn, Mr , 291 

Washburn, William 121 

Waters, Thomas 254 

Weascot, John 10, 72 

Weles, Thomas 106 

Wetherbe, William 6, 7, 10, 197, 205 

White, Edward 255 

Whitehead, Captain 123 

Whitehead, Daniel 61, 104, 204, 205, 235, 236, 287 

Whitehead, Jonathan 177, 178, 267, 305, 870, 443. 444 

Wiar, William 60, 104 

Wiightss, Richard 278 

Willeams, Johnr 123 

Willee, Martiue 336 

Williams, Beujamiu-. 258, ii \«), 279, 280 

Williams, Jeremiahr 316 



INDEX. 565 

PAGE. 

Williams, John: 52, ()4, Of), (id, IOC, 110, 111, 255, 256, 27i), 280, 412 

Williams, Joseph" 10 

17, 48, C2, m), 105, 227, 228, 251, 252, 258, 254, 25(), 259, ^79 

Williams, Eicliard A 28 

Williams, EoT^ertrT^.-r-rrv^ 78, 94, 110, 819, 328, 824, 888, 894, 395 

Williams, Hamuel 98 

225, 22(i, 252, 819, 884, 481, 482, 488, 484, ^52, 487, 491 

Williams, Thomas 128, 806, 807, 811, 812, 482 

Williams, Thomasin 395, 396 

Williams, Zebiilou 856 

Williamson, Cornelius 245 

Willis, Henry « 

13, 20, 22, 56, 60, 102, 108, 233, 234, 355, 358, 365, 366, 419 

Willis, Henry, Jr 152 

Willis, Hope 37 

65, 103, 108, 180, 131, 185, 164, 176, 187, 843, 874, 876, 408 

Willis, Jacob 152, 234 

Willis, John 152, 208, 419 

Willis, Joseph 129 

Willis, Mary 64, 65, 164 

Willis, Mary, Jr 65 

Willis, Eiohard .• 65, 129, 130, 131, 135, 232, 344, 345 

Willis, Bamuel 276 

Willis, Thomas 18, 130, 131, 135 

Willis, William .* 3, 111 

131, 185, 1,38, 139, 140, 142, 145, 147, 148, 152, 158, 154, 155, 158 

161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 169, 171, 172, 178, 179, 198, 207 

* 208, 211, 219, 225, 380, 231, 234, 238, 240, 248, 245, 247, 248, 252 

253, 255, 259, 263, 264, 278, 283, 317, 323, 324, 846, 847, 348, 350 

351, 354, 355, 358, 359, 862, 368, 365, 866, 867, 368, 370, 371, 372 

843, 874, 375, 376, 377, 379, 380, 883, 385, 886, 887, 889, 891, 892 

394, 897, 399, 400, 401, 402, 408, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410 

411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425 

426, 427, 429, 480, 481, 482, 488, 434, 449, 466, 484, 487, 488, 490 

Willis, William, Jr 348, 851, 855, 415, 466 

Willits, Widow 294 

Willitts, Abigail •. 344, 845 

Willitts, Amos 397, 398, 899, 400 

Willitts, Debrah 844, 345 

Willitts, Hop 344 

Willitts, Joseph 841, 842, 343, 844, 845 

Willitts, Mary 343, 344, 845 

Willitts, Kit-hard 399 

Willitts, Thomas 135, 136, 343, 397, 398, 399 



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PAGE. 

Willitts, Thomas, Jr 399 

Willitts, William 343 

Willsee, Coruelius 2(5(5 

Willsee, Morta 490 

Willson/Morta 487 

Wilson, Martin 491, 492, 493, 494 

Wilson, Sarah 30 

Wilson, William 30, 31, 278 

Winder, Samuel (51 

Wiston, John J 2(5(5 

Wixe, Frances 93 

Wolley, John Ill 

Wood, Benjamin 225, 439 

Wood, Epenetas 213 

^ Wood, James 238, 478, 479 

Wood, Jeremiah ...'.' 32, 46, 84, 106, 131, 139, 150 

151, 153, 154, 166, 192, 193, 194, 201, 248, 281, 285, 296, 308, 329 

Wood, Jeremiah, Jv 11, 12, 17, 105 

119, 128, 150, 151, 152, 153, 161, 194, 195, 247, 284, 285, 308, 309 

Wood, John 225, 299 

Wood, Jonas 10, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 180 

Wood, Joseph 150, 151, 152, 1(57, 234, 249, 257, 308, 309, 431, 432 

Wood, Mary 285, 345, 346 

Wood, Stephen 200 

Wright, Anthony. .*. , 344 

Wri-rht, Dennis 352, 353 

Wright, Edmund 232 

Wright, Job 404 

Wrig-ht, John 2(58 

Wright, Jonathan 273 

Yeats, William 6,s, (59. 99, 268, 271, 272, 273, 293, 294 

Yemans, Christopher Ill 

Yong, John 317 



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