Easthampton, Long Island, NY, records concerning
Samuel2 Terrill, in the late 1600s

Contents

Samuel Terrill, witness to a whaling contract, 4 July 1675

Easthampton deed—Town grant to Samuel Terrill, 8 Apr. 1678

Samuel Terrill, partner in a whaling company, 13 Mar. 1678-79

Easthampton deed—Samuell Terrill to Josiah Hobert, 6 May 1681

Mention of Samuell Terrill's former land as a boundary, 23 Jan. 1685/6

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Samuel Terrill, witness to a whaling contract, 4 July 1675

(EastHampton, Vol. I, pp. 378-379)

EASTHAMPTON July ye 4 anno 1675.

. . BOOK O, page 46.—Know all men by these presents yt wee ye vnder written have & by these presents Doe engag our selves in our owne persons to goe to Sea for James Sceellener & James Loper both of Easthampton uppon the Designe of Whalleing to ye vtmost of our abylities to kill Cut & save ye same for the above named & to Continue in ye Designe During ye Whole season next ensuing ye Date hereof & to attend all oppertunities for ye advantageing of ye said Designe in such boates and places as ye affore named shall place or appoint us to go in uppon ye south side of Long Iland & to ye true & ffaithfull performance hereof wee Eatch of us bynde our selves in the sum of tenn pound Sterlinge for him yt Shall fayle in not performinge according to this Engagement unto ye afore named James : and James & soe to Continue in ye afore named their service and Designe vntill the Expiration of ye said season : ffor & in Consideration whereof the aforesaid James & James by these presents Doe bynd & engage themselves in ye aforesaid sum to provide all necessarie Craft for the vsefullnes of ye said Designe & to allow vnto us & to every one of us one halfe of one share of all profit what shal bee by vs gotten or obtained During ye said terme of time afore named & to Cart ye same : yt is to say to cart it 2 miles from East to West to some Convenient place where it may bee tryed or boyled out into Oyle soe farr as is nedefull to the truth hereof wee all set to our hands this Day afforesaid.
Shotnose E his mark
eiuewell S his marke
Addam his H mark
mech graes W his mark
Sungachuse ]z his mark
wewete sowet W mark
Pemeson 2005 his mark (the '5' is upside down)
Weomp R his Ma (the 'R' is laying on its flat side)
Hoboneck { 15 his. (approximate)
umbasu y his mark
Jambotack R Q unk mark
Checa A no his mark
hames N his mark (approximate)

Signed and sealed
and delivered in
presence of
Samuel Terrill
Reinock Garrison.

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Easthampton deed—Town grant to Samuel Terrill, 8 Apr. 1678

(EastHampton, Vol. I, pp. 415-416)

. . Loose leaf, 11-43.—It is granted by a Maior voate of this Towne of Easthampton That Samuell Terrill shall have a small psell of land upon the Eastward woodland which lieth within the fence belonging to the Easterne plaine which said land is given & granted vnto the aforesaid Samuell Terrill to him his heires or assignes for ever and it contayneth Eight Acres more or lesse as it is now laid out and bounded by land yt belongeth vnto Enock ffithyan west & the highwaies North & South & the present Comon East : This land was granted to him the said Samuell Terrill in ye yere 1676.

. . It is alsoe granted by The Town yt Samuell Terrill shall have for his use to build a house uppon a small quantitie of land in the strete & it is now this Eights of Aprill. 78 laid out being Two pole & a halfe broade & Eight pole long & he the said Samuell is to have & Enjoy it only so long as he Doth follow his Trade living in This Towne for to Doe ye Townes worke as a Smith & when he Doth remove what buldinge or fenceing Samuell Doth, The Towne is to pay the foresaid Samuell according to the worth of it when he Doth leave the same.


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Samuel Terrill, partner in a whaling company, 13 Mar. 1678-79

(EastHampton, Vol. I, pp. 430-431)

EASTHAMPTON March 13th 1678-79.

. . LOOSE LEAF 13-29.—Be it knowne vnto all whom it may Conserne yt this present writing Witneseth an agrement by us whose names are under writen ; doe by these presence bind & Ingage our selves to goe a whaleing the next season for Richard Shaw Goodman Garlick John Richeson John Squire Samuell Terrill Phillip Leeke being a Company setting out Two boates wee doe bind & Ingage or selves to each other yt what man or men doth take away his Indyan out of ye Company to the hinderance of ye desine shall forfeite five pound sterling for the use of the Company : & the Indyans doe bind & Ingage themselves to doe Their faithfull Indeavor dureing ye season for killing of whales and other great fish alsoe to cut out and preserve it accordinge to ye Costome of yt designe: for which Richard Shaw & Company are to allow them halfe share of whale according as Myster James doth and to the true meaning hereof wee have set downe our hands and Seales.
JOHN RICHARDSON.

Witnes

Wombanocum S his mark [L.S.]
Japhet N od Ohis mark [L.S.]
dick ^ his mark [L.S.] (approximate)
plato his P mark [L.S.]
livewell S his mark [L.S.]
Scanderbag Z his mark [L.S.]
Jambasue A his marke. [L.S.] (rotate 'A' left)

Witneseth
John Persons
Daniell Bishopp
Scomake

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Easthampton deed—Samuell Terrill to Josiah Hobart, 6 May 1681

(EastHampton, Vol. II, pp. 102-103)

. . Book A, page 74. Abstract.—To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come Samuell Terrell of Easthampton sendeth greeting in or Lord god Everlasting. Know yee yt for Divers Causes him thereunto Moveing & more Especialie for & in Consideration of the sum of nine pounds of Current money to him in hand paid by Josiah Hobart of ye same towne; Have bargained & sould unto ye said Josiah Hobert all yt parsell of Land as it was laid out in ye Eastern plaines by ye said towne of Easthampton unto ye said Samuell Terrell being bounded with ye land of Enock ffithian to ye westward & ye said townes Comon Land uppon all other sides To have and to Hould for ever in fee simple & ye said Samuell Terrill doth hereby ingage to warrant & defend ; In witnes whereof hee hath sett too his hand & fixed his seale; this; 6th; day of May Ano Dom; 1681.
SAMUELL TERRILL [LS.]

Signed Sealed and delivered
In presents of

JOHN LUPTON
JOHN STRETTON
Acknowledged by Samuell Terrill Januarie ye Twentie sixth 1682 before mee

JOHN TOPPING Justice.

Extracted and Compared pr me THOMAS TALLMAGE.

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Mention of Samuell Terrill's former land as a boundary, 23 Jan. 1685/6

(EastHampton, Vol. II, p. 177)

. . [Loose Leaf 15, 30 (by continuation from the previous record; likewise the date is 23 Jan. 1685)] It is ye day & yeere last above writen ordered by ye Towne yt Mr Thomas Chatfeild & Goodman Daiton is to have yt psell of land yt is within ye fence belonging to ye plaine Eastward of ye Towne woodland which is part of this last Devision Joyning to some other land of their owne being Eastward of a psell of land yt Capt. Hoberd bought of Samuell Terrill & soe from their owne land upp to ye generall line fence yt lieth norward of this land & soe Eastward as far as goodman Daitons land & Mr Chatfeilds land is fifeteene acres & Goodman Daitons land is Ten acres.


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References:

EastHampton: Records of the Town of East-Hampton ..., Vol. I (1639 to 1679-80), and Vol. II (1679-80 to 1701-2), transcribed by town committee (Sag Harbor: John F. Hunt, Printer, 1887). Most of the records in these two volumes were transcribed by Joseph S. Osborne, verbatim et literatim. Osborne was one of a committee of three appointed by Town Meeting, 3 Apr. 1883, to reproduce the town records. (Availability)

All re-transcribed, verbatim et literatim, by Conrad W. Terrill, Sept. 2009, from the above references.