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the line between Sandford & Coxhall judicially – That your memorialists and persons under them are in actual possession of part of those lands; that a law suit is now pending the determination of which will probably settle the dispute — Wherefore your memorialists humbly pray that your honours would not pass upon the said petition but will dismiss the same, & make no order touching said lands until the title to them is determined in due course of law — And your petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray
by Sam' Baker } their Agent
York Ss | June 22d 1768.
Messi Joseph Simpson Jun" Benjamin Harmon and Jonathan Johnson aforenamed personally appearing solemnly made Oath that in making partition and Division of the Lands within mentioned they would do it Justly and Impartially according to their best skill and Judgment before me
Nath' Wells Just Peace
York Ss |
Pursuant to the foregoing appointment and power to us given by the Honble the Justices of the Sup" Court after having given due Notice to all concerned & being Sworn have made Partition and Division of the remainder of the Tract of Land of Eight Miles square within mention' which we find to be fourteen thousand and six hundred Acres & have so far proceeded to set off to the Heirs of the within named Peleg Sanford his Interest therein being one fourth part thereof containing three thousand six hundred and fifty acres by the meets and bounds following viz? beginning at the Western Corner of Coxhall so called at a Pitch Pine Tree marked on four Sides and thence running North East by Coxhall aforesaid Eight Hundred and Eighty Rods to a White Oak Tree marko on four Sides thence North West six hundred & sixty
three Rods ten feet and an half to a small White Oak Tree
Jos Simpson Jun'
Jon Johnson In the Sup" Court then setting the aforewritten Division was read and accepted
Att Sam' Winthrop Cler Recorded according to the Orig' rec" July 6th 1768 —
Att Dan' Moulton Reg" Lib° 41 folo 49.
Note this Partition was made In pursuance of a Warrant granted by the Court in Answer to the Petition of Andrew Oliver Esq" & Mary his Wife Thos Hutchinson Esq" as he is Tenant by the Curtesy & in the behalf of the Children of his late Wife Margaret deco And Grizell Sanford Gentlem" The sa Mary Margaret & Grizell being Daught's & Coheirs of William Sanford late of Newport Gent. Deca
And is Record next before the sa Division
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In the House of Representatives Febry gth 1782 Whereas it appears from the Representation of Eben Hall and other Petitioners Inhabitants of the Town of Sanford in the County of York that some years ago they settled upon certain Lands in said Town, which belonged to the late Governor Hutchinson and have made considerable Improvements thereon in Expectation of obtaining a good Title to the same. Whereas the said Lands are by Confiscation now become the Property of this Commonwealth, and the Committee for selling confiscated Estates in said County are impowered to dispose of those Lands as well as other Lands confiscated to any Person or Persons indiscriminately. And Whereas the Petitioners have applied to the Gen Court for an exclusive Right of purchasing said Lands for a reasonable consideration.
Therefore Resolved that Jn° Hill Nath Wells and John Frost Esq' be and hereby are appointed a Comittee to make full Enquiry into the Circumstances of the Settlement of said Lands, who are hereby directed at the Request and Expence of the Petitioners to view and estimate said Lands at such price as the same would have been worth in a State of Nature and take or cause to be taken such Plan or Plans and prepare such Descriptions thereof as may be requisite as Preparatories to a Grant of the same to the said Petitioners and make report of their Doing in Consequence of this Resolve to the Gen' Court as soon as may be. And the said Committee for selling confiscated Estates are hereby directed to suspend the Sale of said Lands and Prosecution against the present Possession thereof till the further Order of the General Court any Law or Resolve to the contrary notwithstanding Sent up for Concurrence
Nath' Gorham Spk"
S Adams Pres!
John Avery Sec?
Petition of Caleb Davis.
To His Excellency the Governor and the Honorable Councill
Boston Jan' 6th 1782 Caleb Davis begs Leave to Represent to your Excellency & Honors that by a Resolve of the Gen' Court passed the 7th of March Last he was directed to procure five Whale Boats for the Use of the Troops Raised in The County of Lincoln, in Conformity to which he Impowered Maj' Lithgo to Contract for Said Boats in Said County Two of which Boats only have been procured the Ammount of which as Certified by Maj' Lithgo is Forty Two pounds Twelve shillings and as your Petitioner presumes there will not be occasion for Any More Boats, The time for which said Troops were Raised being Expired, he prays your Excellency & Honors to grant him a Warrant for the above sum agreeable to the Resolve affores and as in Duty bound shall Ever Pray
Caleb Davis. In Council January 7th 1783
R" & Advised that a W' be drawn on the Treas' agreeable to the above Representation —
Petition Samuel Cobb, With Certificate.
To the Honorable Senate and the Honorable House of Repre
sentatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in
General Court assembled — · The Petition of Samuel Cobb of Falmouth in the County of Cumberland Agent to the Estate of William Tyng late of said Falmouth — an absentee, humbly shews —
That Commissioners have been duly appointed to receive and examine the Claims upon said Estate; who have per
formed the said Service, and have made report to the Judge of Probate, of the Sums, due from said Estate to the Creditors of the same
That he has advanced divers Sums of Money — and spent much of his time in attending to the settlement of said Claims & conducting the Business of an Agent to said Estate
That he has settled his Account of Agency with the Hon ble William Gorham Esq" Judge of Probate for the County aforesaid — That the List of Claims & his Account of Agency as allowed by said Judge amount in the whole to the Sum of Five hundred and thirty five Pounds two shillings lawful money - and
That there is no Personal Estate of said Tyng (except a Tankard & a large Silver Cup which is in the Treasury of this Commonwealth) to enable him to discharge said Claims & satisfy said Account - He therefore humbly prays that your Honors wou'd pass some Order for the Sale of the Real Estate of said W" Tyng, that the Creditors may be paid & himself reimbursed the said Charges of his Agency - He some time ago petitioned your Honors to order the aforesaid Cup and Tankard to be put into his hands that they might be appropriated to the aforesaid purposes, but as no order has been passed upon his Petition he begs leave to renew his Request, and to pray that he may have an order for the same, that they may be disposed of for the Benefit of the said Creditors — And as in Duty bound will pray
This certifies that the List of Claims upon the Estate of William Tyng an Absentee, as returned into the Probate Office & allowed by the Judge of Probate for said County, together with the Agents Account as allowed by the said