Scarborough, Maine: 1793. Original manuscript. Small folio, 2-1/4 pp, readable hand, sepia ink. Dated 8 February 1793. Apthorp, a resident of New York City, accepts "Sixty pounds lawful money of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts" in exchange for a tract of land with buildings in Scarborough "given by Benjamin Milliken to Nathaniel Wheelwright on the twenty-fifth of January 1763...twenty acres more or less...Beginning at the South East corner of said Benjamin's Shop...." Bounded by the house of John Babb, the old marsh road, the widow Milliken's garden, and the road that leads from Dunston meeting house to Dunston Landing, &c. Several paragraphs follow, regarding Apthorp's earlier deal with Wheelwright. Signed as C.W. Apthorp; witnessed by N[?] Bayard and Nicholas Bayard. Attested on 9 Feb 1793 by Nicholas Bayard, Alderman and Justice of the Peace. Worn at the folds. 13" x 7.75" Fair. Item #036612
Charles Ward Apthorp was born at Boston in 1729 and died at Bloomingdale, NY in 1797. His wife was Mary Apthorp (nee McEvers) and they had several children. Mathias Rice and George Hoit were Scarborough, Massachusetts [later Maine] residents. ~~ Situate on the southern coast of Maine, Scarborough was incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court in 1658, and remained within the boundaries of the Commonwealth until March 15, 1820 when Maine was granted statehood.