The Find-a-Grave Memorial for John Parker gives us a little more information, although it is calculated.
GEORGETOWN ISLAND (Maine)
A Brief Historical Perspective by Carolyn F. "Billie" Todd (Excerpts)
Many scenes and dramas have passed within the purview of Georgetown Island, situated at the mouth of the Kennebec River. In pre-history, Native Americans of the Abenaki Confederacy were the first identifiable tribes to use the island, coming down from Norridgewock and the Penobscot region to gourmandize on oysters, fish and clams, and to hunt in winter for ducks and beaver. Originally it was believed that the area was mostly frequented in the summer. However, more recent scientific analysis of growth rings on shells in middens suggests year-round habitation
It is established that Viking ships visited the shores in the 10th century, perhaps landing, and it may be surmised that the Phoenicians could have appeared even a thousand years earlier. Word of the teeming fishing grounds passed from one culture to another and, before the days of Columbus, French, English, Italian, and Portuguese ships made forays into the area. Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) and George Weymouth sailed into the Sheepscot and the Kennebec Rivers and reported back to their British sovereign. It was Weymouth who kidnapped six Indians from Monhegan and took them back to England as curiosities. There they received V.I.P. treatment and learned some English. One of these was Squanto, which turned out to be a good thing for him as during his absence, his fellow Indians back home were decimated by disease, probably smallpox.
As far as is known, there were no permanent European communities in the “New World” until the Spaniards founded St. Augustine in Florida in 1565. This was followed by the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607, coincidentally the same year as the Popham Colony was established in Phippsburg at the mouth of the Kennebec. The Pilgrims at Plymouth, (enjoying better public relations via Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Felicia Hemans), were really Johnny-come-latelies, and avoided starvation through the generosity of the people of Damariscove. The rigors of Maine's winters put an end to the Popham Colony in 1608, the survivors returning to England, but not before they had made a contribution to history with the building of the 30-ton ship "Virginia", reputedly the first English colonial ship built on these shores.
The Popham Colony sat on the west bank of the Kennebec, at the mouth of the river. On the east bank was the island of Roscohegan, which belonged to an Indian tribe headed by Chief Mowhatawormit. Colonists having difficulty with his tribal name called him Robert Hood or Robin Hood. The reference was to the Lord of Misrule who dominated the X-rated revels in the Middle Ages, rather than to the engaging freebooter of Sherwood Forest. In 1616 Captain John Webber, with mate and brother-in-law, John Parker, sailed in the Mayflower (not the Pilgrim ship) and established a trading post with the Indians. He must have discovered Roscohegan early in his travels and found it fair, for the Plymouth Colony was trading here no later than 1625. Parker himself came annually. The Indian name for the mouth of the Kennebec was "Sagadahoc", descriptive of the turbulent tidal water. Stage Island was known as "Sagadahoc Island".
By 1630 John Parker possessed 100 acres of land on Arrowsic Island and had built a house on Squirrel Point. In 1649 he purchased Roscohegan Island (later renamed as Parker Island) from Chief Mowhatawormit, who signed the deed with his mark, and his name was given as Robert Hood (Whood). The land involved was described as lying to the eastward side of "Sacittihock River's mouth" running northeast to the "Shipscut River".
That same year, 1649, John Richards bought the island of Arrowsic from Chief Robin Hood. In 1654, Richards sold Arrowsic to Thomas Clark and Roger Spencer. Spencer then sold his share to Thomas Lake. John Parker sold his house and land on Arrowsic to Clark and Lake, who in 1658-9 laid out a town on the south end of the island with streets and eventually a fort and trading post.
The Plymouth Company, formed from the Plymouth Colony, in 1630 had procured a grant on the Kennebec that guaranteed them the river trade in fish and furs as they dealt with the Indians. They were succeeded by the firm of Clark and Lake. In 1654, all the territory on the lower Kennebec, as far up as the Chops on Merrymeeting Bay, was called New Plymouth, and was governed by Old Plymouth in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The first John Parker built a home on the lower end of Parker's Island facing the sea, and until his death prior to Nov. 20, 1661, lived there with his wife Mary.
In a deed of June 29, 1671, the widow Mary conveyed to her son Thomas Parker and his heirs "the house and field and a parcel of Marsh bounded by the Creek lying upon the westward side (Little River)". Sarah Parker, daughter of Thomas, and her husband Matthew Salter, also lived on the lower end of Parker's Island until driven off by Indians.
John Parker, Jr., the younger son of John Sr., lived on Arrowsic and was in the fishing trade until Indian raids drove him to the west bank of the Kennebec. He later returned to Stage (Sagadahoc) Island, where others from Parker's Island found refuge from King Philip's depredations. The fort there was evacuated in 1689 and no further attempts were made to settle Parker's Island and Arrowsic until 1710. At Indian Point (then Sagadahoc Point) there had been an Indian raid in 1662. (A 1748 deed transfers ownership of land on Indian Point out of the Parker family line to George Rogers on the site of the Sadie Drake house on what is now Indian Point Road.)
In 1676 the Clark & Lake Fort on Arrowsic was totally destroyed by fire in a major raid. In 1714 Newtowne-on-Arrowsic was rebuilt by John White. In 1716, residents of Arrowsic petitioned to form a town which became Georgetown-on-Arrowsic. A few years later, Parker's Island, Stage Island, and the Plantation of Nequasset were incorporated into that municipality. All efforts to locate the Charter have failed. It is neither in the archives at Boston nor in Augusta. In 1723 all dwellings on Arrowsic were burned in Indian raids and inhabitants fled to garrisons.
Maritime History of Bath by William Avery Baker states that Thomas Webber settled on the northern end of Parker's Island by 1650. Before 1661 he married Mary Parker, daughter of John Parker the First. Thomas Webber had 300 acres of farmland on Webber Point, and also had a farm on Webber Island where he raised sheep. Jeremiah Beal 1 was born in Georgetown May 1773, to parents Samuel and 0live Beal. It is not clear at what point the Beals made their home on Beal Island. Jeremiah is buried on the island. The first David Oliver came to Georgetown from Boston to fish at Pemaquid. Around 1670 he married Grace Parker, granddaughter of John Parker the First. When David and Grace were living at Stage Island during the Indian raids between 1677 and 1679, Indians destroyed their home and about 60 others. They fled from the island and petitioned Sir Edmund Andros for land in the southern part of Arrowsic. David and the other settlers were granted land in Newtowne where they lived for 10 years or less. During this time the Indians had burned Newtowne. By 1680 King William's War was well under way and in 1703 it became Queen Anne's War, lasting through 1713. By this time the island was deserted as settlers fled from the area. David and Grace Oliver took refuge in Marblehead, Massachusetts. In May, David is listed as Capt. Rowden's Company of the Massachusetts Militia for service in the Indian Wars. David's two sons, Thomas and David Jr., both received land opposite Long Island in the Kennebec: Lot #4 in the division of the estate of their grandfather Thomas Parker, on land which is now Bay Point.
What had begun as a fishing community in the 1600's was expanding into mills, which produced shingles, lumber and flour. There were carding mills to prepare wool for spinning, because sheep raising was a big industry on the island. In the 1700's, tidewater mills could be found wherever there was power to activate them. The eastern and western mill ponds (branches) at the southern end of Robinhood Cove were ideal. The lumber mill on the western branch, which was built by David Oliver and Thomas Trafton, continued to be operated into the first decade of the 20th century, and the mill dam can still be seen. David Oliver, Jr. had a son David of the 3rd generation (grandson of David and Grace). He and his wife, Hannah Stacy, came to Georgetown from Lynn, Massachusetts. He and his father, David Jr., and Thomas Trafton, built their first lumber mill on the eastern branch of the Cove on what is now the Indian Point Road. Later they built a second lumber mill on the west branch of the Cove Thomas Trafton also had a gristmill on the west bank of the western branch, near the former old Post Office at the bottom of the hill in Georgetown Center. According to the 1759 map, Trafton had Lot #19 and Oliver Lot #20. Both built log cabins nearby. Oliver's cabin was on the road and Tafton’s was farther down the slope nearer the water. The fourth generation David Oliver (son of David and Hannah Stacy) "lived in a log cabin near the marsh." David 4 and his wife Agnes Campbell are buried on the Trafton farm at Georgetown Center (site of the Georgetown Central School), their graves marked by small black slate stones.
York deeds, Volume 14
The Deposition of Ambrose Hanniwell of Boston in the County of Suffolk Cooper aged about Seventy Honniweil Four Years—This Depon1 Testifieth &saith that Affidavit about Sixty Years agone he lived with his Parents upon an Islet called Honniwells Point on West Side of the Mouth of Kenebeck River adjoining to small Point so called & this Deponent very well Remembers that Mr Thomas Parker Husbandman had so long ago a Dwelling House upon Parkers Island so called which adjoins to & makes the Eastern Side of the sd River & lived in the sd House & improved the sd Island till he died, and he was Interred in the said Island & after his Decease his Son in Law Matthew Salter who married Sarah Parker, Daughter of the sd Thomas Parker, lived upon the same Island & built another House upon the sd Island & the Deponent was psent at the Raising the said House in which the said Matthew Salter and Sarah his Wife lived Several Years & till they were forced to leave the same by the Indians—And further this Deponent always understood the sd Parker's Island belonged to the sd Thomas Parker's Father, and upon his Decease descended to the sd Thomas Parker and the Other Heirs of his Father John Parker, Deceased, And further
saith not Ambrose X Honniwell
Suffolk ss/Boston July 14th 1731 Ambrose Honniwell appeared & made Oath to the truth of the above Deposition Cap1 in pertuam Rei Memoriam Coram Nobis
Sam11 Checkly ) Jus Pac Habijah Savage \ Quorum A true Copy of the Original Received October 71h 1731
Attest Jos: Moody Regr
York deeds, Volume 15
By York County (Me.). Register of Deeds, Maine Genealogical Society (1884- ) Pages 369
Know all Men by these Presents that I Sarah Smith of Boston in the County of Suffolk in New England Smith Widow One of the Children & Heirs of ThomasTo Parker late Inhabitant of Parkers Island Yeoman Salter deccasd Have Named Ordained & made and by these Presents do put & Constitute my Son Thomas Salter of Boston aforesd Cordwainer to be my true & lawful Attorney for me and in my Name & behalf to enter into & upon and to take Possession off all such Lands and Real Estate whereof my sd Father Thomas Parker Dyed Seized and Particularly to take Seizen & Possession of my part share or Proportion of & in a Certain Island or Large Tract of Land Called Parkers Island Situate lying and being near Kenebeck River in Eastward Country within the County of York together with all the Trees Woods Underwoods Buildings Mills Members & Appurces thereto belonging And if need be to bring any Writ of Ejecment against the Present Possessors or Occupiers thereof and them or any of Them to Eject put out & amove from the Possession of the sd Estate and to Prosecute any Suit or Action for Recovering Possession of the same to full Effect in Law and also to appeal from the Judgment of any Inferiour Court to any Superiour Court and contest in Law in the most Ample Manner until Definitive Sentence with full Power to Substitute one or more Attorneys under him my sd Attorney and the same again at Pleasure to Revoke and Generally to do Say Act Transact Accomplish and Finish all & whatsoever he my sd Attorney or his Substitutes shall think fit to be done in and upon the Premisses or the Dependances thereof as fully and Amply in all Respects as if I the sd Constituant  my self were Personally Present I hereby Promiseing to Ratify & Confirm all & whatsoever my sd Attorney or his Substitutes shall lawfully do in the Premisses by Virtue of these Presents In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Nineteenth Day of December Anno Domini 1717 And in the Fourth Year of his Ma]1*" Reign
Sarah X Smith (Seal) Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of us Elizabeth Oliver Martha Hubbard And I the sd Sarah Smith do Further Impower my sdAttorney to lay out Lots for New Settlements and to give & dispose thereof as my Attorney shall see meet for the Interest of the Concerned Witness my Hand ye Day & Date herein written
Sarah X Smith Suffolk ss/Boston Aug1 13 1718 Sarah Smith appeared before me & Acknowledged this Instrument to be her free Act & Deed
Daniel Oliver Just P0 A true Copy of the Original Received Novr 20th 1732
Attest Joseph Moody Regr
Know all Men by these Presents that I Moses Pitman senr of Marblehead in the County of Essex in the Pitman Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New Eng
To land fisherman do hereby Assign Ordain Authorize Parker put & Constitute & in my stead and Place do put appoint and Depute my loving friend John Parker of Boston in the County of Suffolk in the Province aforesdShipwright to be my true & lawful Deputy and Attorney for me & in my Name and to my own Proper Use Benefit & Behoof to ask demand & Require Sue for recover & receive all Such Debts duties Sum & Sums of Money rent and rents legacies Lands Tenements and Hereditaments or all other demands whatsoever as now are have been or hereafter shall be done & payable or belonging or to be delivered unto me by or from any Person or Persons whatsoever or wheresoever and to sell dispose Alienate Convey and Confirm all or any of my Lands Messuages Tenements or hereditaments whatsoever and to make Deeds and Conveyances for the same or the sd Lands or tenements to take into his Possession & dispose of as fully and amply in every respect as I my self might or Could do if 1 were Personally Present and to sue Implead make answer Prosecute & Defend in any Court or Courts of law or Equity & before any Judge or Justices in any Suit Matter or Cause with me for me or against me as the Cause shall require and to deal & Intermedle in all Actions Suits affairs and businesses any ways touching or Concerning me as my Agent or Factor or otherwise Giving and by these Presents granting to my sd Attorney full and whole and lawful Authority in the Execution of all and Singular the Premisses and to Substitute and Appoint One or more Attorney or Attorneys in any of the Premisses and the same again at his Pleasure to revoke and to make and give any Acquittance release or Discharge upon the recovery or Receipt of any Sum or Sums of Money or any thing whatsoever as the Cause shall Require And generally to say do Execute Compound Conclude agree Determine & finish all & every Act & Acts thing & things whatsoever which in or about the Premisses shall be requisite or Needful to be had made or done and that in as large and ample Manner and as fully and Affectually to all Intents and purposes as I my self might ought or Could if I were Present in my own Person Ratifying allowing for firm Effectual & irrevokable all & whatsoever my sd Attorney shall do or cause to be done in and about ye Premisses by Virtue of these Presents In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Thirteenth Day of May in the fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George of Great Britain France & Ireland &c King Annoq Domini 1718
Moses X Pitman Senr (Seal) Signed Sealed & Delivd in ye Presence of us Archd Fer
guson Patience X Ferguson
Essex ss/The abovenamed Moses Pitman psonally appeared before me one of his Maj'*" Justices of the Peace for the County of Essex and he Voluntaryly Acknowledged the above Letter of Attorney to be his Act & Deed Dated at Marblehead the 13th Day of May 1718
A true Copy of the Original Received Novr 20th 1732
Attest Joseph Moody Regr
Know all Men by these Presents that I Marget Dixcy of Marblehead in the County of Essex in the Province Dixey of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Widow To have ordained made and in my stead and behalf have Parker put and Constituted my trusty and well beloved Brother John Parker of Boston In the County of Suffolk in the Province aforesd in New England Shipwright to be my true and lawful Attorney for and in my stead and Behalf and in my name to Sell Convey Alienate and dispose or to take Possession of a Certain Tract or Parcel of Land Situate lying and being at Sacgdehock in Quibec River Containing by Estimation Acres and to Possess Improve or let to farm the sd Land to my Use and Benefit as he my sd Attorney shall see most Convenient Giving and granting to my sdAttorney by the Tenour of these Presents my full and whole Strength and Authority in and about the Premisses for me and in my Name to Possess the aforesd Land or Improve Let to farm or by any other means to Improve sd Land as ho my sd Attorney shall see Cause for my Use and Benefit to Execute doe & pform as fully Largely and Amply in every Respect to all Intents and Purposes as I myself might or could do if I wcr Personally Present Ratifying allowing and holding firm and Stable all and whatsoever my sd Attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done in and about the Premisses by Virtue of these Presents In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Nineteenth Day of May Anno One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighteen 1718 Memorandum that these words (Sell convey Alienate and Dispose or to) Enterlin'd between the Seventh & Eighth Line was first Enterlined before the Ensealing and Delivery of these Presents
Marget X Dixey (Seal)
Signed Sealed & Delivd in psence of us Tho" Salter George Mobs
Essex ss/Marblehead June 4th 1718 Then appeared Margret Dixey before me the Subscriber and Acknowledged the within written Instrument to be her Act and Deed
Edward Brattle Justice Peace A true Copy of the Original Received Novr 20th1732
Attest Joseph Moody Regr
 Know all Men by these Presents that I David Olivall Senr of Marblehead in the County of Essex Olivali in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New To England fisherman have made Ordained Constituted olivali an(j appointed and by these Presents do make put Ordain Constitute & Appoint my Loving Brother Thomas Olivall of Boston in the County of Suffolk in the Province aforesd Shipwright my true and lawful Attorney for me and in my Name and to my own Proper Use Benefit and Behoof to ask demand require Sue fur Levy and Recover all Debts Duties Sum or Sums of Money rent or rents Lands Tenements or hereditam" whatsoever or wheresoever or all te other Demands whatsoever as now are or hereafter shall be due payable or belonging or to be Deliverd unto me by or from any Person or Persons whatsoever or wheresoever and to contest for demise and let any of my Lands Messuages or Tenements or heriditaments lying to the Eastward and to Use all lawful ways & means for the Recovery thereof by Action Suit Arrest Bill Plaint Attach' Distress free Entry or otherwise as fully and amply in every respect as I my self might or Could do if I were Present in my own Person and to Sue implead make Answer Prosecute & Defend in any Court or Courts of law and before any Judge or Justices in any Suit Matter or cause with me for me or gainst me in any of the Premisses as the cause shall require and to Substitute and appoint one or more Attorney or Attorneys in any of the Premisses and the same again at his Pleasure to revoke and to make and yove any Acquittance release or Discharge upon the Recovery and Receipt of Debt duty Sum or Sums of Money rent or rents or other thing whatsoever as the cause shall require and Generally to say do Execute Compound Conclude agree determine and finish all and every other Act & Acts thing & things whatsoever which in or about the Premisses shall be Requisite or needful to be had made or done and that in as Large & Ample Manner & as full and Affectually to all Intents and purposes as I my self might ought or Could if I were Personally Present Ratifying allowing for firm Effectual & irrevocable all and whatsoever my sd Attorney shall do or cause to be done in and about the Premisses by Virtue of these Presents In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Sixth Day of June in the fourth Year of his Maj'^ Reign Annoq Domini 1718
David X Olivall senr (seal) Signed Sealed & Delivered in ye Presence of us Archd
Ferguson Patience X Ferguson
Essex ss/The abovenamed David Olivall psonally appeared before me One of his Majesties Justices of ye Peace for the County of Essex & he Voluntaryly acknowledged the above Letter of Attorney to be his Act & Deed: Dated at Marblehead the Sixth Day of June 1718
Edward Brattle A true Copy of the Original Received Novr 20 1732
Attest Joseph Moody Regr
Know all Men by these Presents that I Jacob Barker of Boston in the Massachusetts Bay in New EngParker To land Mariner have Constituted Ordained and Parker or made and in my stead and Place put and by these Barker To Presents do Constitute Ordain and make and in Barker my stead and Place put my loving Brother John Barker late of Boston now of Parker Island comonly called Sagatehock at the mouth of Kenebeck River Ship-Carpenter to be my true Sufficient and lawful Attorney for me and in my Name and Stead and to my Use to Ask Demand Levy Require Recover and Receive of and from all & every Person & Persons whomsoever the same shall and may Concern all & Singular Sum & Sums of Money Debts Goods Wares Merchandise Effects and things whatsoever and wheresoever they shall and may be found Due owing Payable belonging and Coming unto me the Constituant by any ways & means whatsoever nothing Excepted or Reserved Giving and hereby Granting unto my sd Attorney my full and whole Strength Power and Authority in and about the Premisses and to take and to use all due Means Course and Process in the law for the Obtaining and Recovering the same and of Recoveries & Reccpts thereof in my Name to make Seal and Execute due Acquittances & Discharges and for the Premisses to appear and the Person of my Constituant to represent before any Governor Judges Justices Officers and Ministers of the Law whatsoever in any Court or Courts of Judicature And there on my Behalf to Answer Defend and Reply unto all Actions Causes Matters and things whatsoever relating to the Premisses with full Power to make and Substitute One or more Attorneys under him my sd Attorney and the same again at Pleasure to Revoke and Generally to say do Act Transact Determine Accomplish and finish all Matters and things whatsoever relating to the Premisses as fully Amply and Effectually to all Intents and Purposes as if I the sd Constituant ought or might Personally Altho the Matter should require more Special Authority then is herein Comprised I the sd Constituant Ratifying allowing and holding firm and Vallid all and whatsoever my sd Attorney or his Substitutes shall lawfully do or cause to be done in and about the Premisses by Virtue of these Presents In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal the Twenty fifth Day of July Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighteen and in the Fourth Year of his Maj'*" Reign
Jacob Parker (seal)
Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presence of Geo Brownell John Butler
Suffolk ss/Boston July ye 26th 1718 Jacob Parker appeared & acknowledged the above Instrument to be his Act and Deed
Before Sam1 1 Cbeckley Jus : Peace A true Copy of ye Original Received November 20th 1732
Attest Joseph Moody Regr
Know all Men by these Presents that I Elizabeth Harwood of Boston in the County of Suffolk and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England To Spinster have Nominated Ordained and made and Salter in mv Place and Stead by these Presents do put & Constitute my Trusty Friend Mr Thomas Salters of Boston aforesd Cordwainer my true Sufficient and lawful Attorney Giving and hereby Granting unto my sd Attorney full Power Authority and Special Commission for me and in my Name and behalf to enter into and take Possession of all and every such Tracts or Parcels of Lands Farms Messuages or Tenements with the Members and Appurces thereof to me of Right belonging wheresoever the same is Situate & being in this Province in whose Possession or Occupation soever the  same now is and by all lawful Ways and means to Amove Expell and Eject all and every Person or Persons who shall withhold the Possession or refuse the Entry of my sd Attorney into the sd Premisses or any of them and to Let Lease and Improve the Premisses or any Part or Parcel thereof and to Improve the same to my best Benefit and Advantage And to Adjust Compound Conclude and agree as the Matter may require and if need be for the Premisses to appear and the Person of me the Constituant to Represent in any Court or Courts of Law or Equity before any Governors Judges Justices or Ministers of the law whatsoever And Generally in and Concerning the Premisses with the Dependencies thereof to do say pform and Execute or cause to be done and Executed for the Recovering and Obtaining Possession of the Premisses or Suing for my Right as I my self might lawfully do or Cause to be done if then Personally Present with full Power to substitute hereby Promising to Aprove Ratify and Confirm all and whatsoever my sd Attorney shall lawfully do or Cause to be done in the Premisses by Virtue of these Presents In Witness whereof I the sd Elizabeth Harwood have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Eleventh Day of August Anno Domini One Thou
BOOK XV, 1J.
sand Seven Hundred and Eighteen Annoque R1 K" Georgii Mag Britannia &c Quinto
Elizabeth X Harwood (Seal) ssigned Sealed and Delivered in ye presence of us Elizabeth Oliver Martha Hubbard And I the ed Elizabeth Harword Do further Impower my sd Attorney to lay out Lots for New settlements and to give and Dispose thereof as to my Attorney shall seem meet. Witness my Hand the Day & Date above written
Elizabeth X Harwood Suffolk ss/Boston Augr ye 13 1718 Elizabeth Harwood appearing before me acknowledged the within Instrument to be her free Act and Deed
Daniel Oliver Juste Peace A true Copy of the Original Received Novembr 20th1732
Attest Joseph Moody Regr
This Indenture or Deed of Division or Partition made and Concluded upon this Sixth Day of Novem
Division Der in the Sixth Year of the Reign of our °f Sovereign Lord King George the Second An
Parkers Island noq Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Two Between John Parker late of Parkers, alias Rescohegin Island so called now of Boston in ye County of Suffolk in New England Shipwright as well for Himself as Attorney to his Brother Jacob Parker of sd Boston Coaster and to Moses Pitman of Marblehead in the County of Essex Fisherman and the Children and Heirs of Remember his Wife and Margaret Dixey of Marblehead aforesd Widow and also as Attorney to Joseph Clewly of Boston aforesd Miller of the First Part Thomas Salter of Boston aforesd Cordwainer as Attorney to his Mother Mrs Sarah Smith of sd Boston widow to Elisabeth Harrod of sd Boston Single Woman of ye Second Part and Thomas Oliver of Boston aforesd Shipwright for himself and as Attorney to his Brother David Oliver of Marblehead aforesdFisherman on the Third Part Whereas John Parker heretofore of the Island of Rescohegin als Parkers Island in the County of York and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Fisherman dyed Seized in fee of the sdIsland and in & by his last Will & Testament bearing Date the last Day of October Anno Domini 1651 and after Certain Legacies Given to his Children Devised the said Island with the rest of his Estate unto his Wife Mary Parker who Survived her sd Husband and in and by a good Deed or Instrument under her Hand & Seal bearing Date the first Day of November Anno Domini 1664 proved in Court and Recorded in the County of York Gave unto her Son Thomas Parker who lived then on the sd Island and to his Heirs forever Part of the sd Island that is to say all that Tract of Land being upon the sd Island called Rescohegin and bounded as followeth at a little River that comes in right against Sagadahoc Rocks out of the Sea and that River runneth up to the head N b E unto a round Rockey Hill and there is Two Creeks the one runs Northerly and the other North west then from y' Hill unto another Rockey Point there are Two Trees marked that is North West & there are two small Creeks that part the One goeth to the Northward & the other to the S. W then from y' Rockey Point unto the head of Cape Swage is West and by South and from the head of Cape Swage unto Canno Cove it is West Half South and from Canno Cove S. by W. to the Seaward by an Island called Long Island and from the mouth of that back River round by the Sea side unto the aforesd Little River that comes in out of the Sea Right against Sagadahoc Rocks as is above Specified And the sd Thomas Parker dyed Seized of the sd Land & Premisses and Intestate leaving behind him Seven Children Namly John Parker his Eldest Son Jacob Parker Remember Parker Sarah Parker now Sarah Smith Margaret Parker now Dixey Grace Parker and Mary Parker alias Haired to whom the same descended to be Equally Divided between them and their Heirs respectively Save only to the sd John Parker a Double Portion or Two Eighth Parts thereof And Whereas in the Year 1718 the Parties to these Presents in behalf of themselves and as Attorneys to the sd Thomas Parkers Children and the Heirs or Representatives of such of them as were then Deceased Caused the aforesd part of the sd Island & Premisses to be divided between them and Lots were drawn for their Several and respective parts thereof and to the Intent that the sd Children and Heirs may have hold and enjoy their Just Shares & proportions of the sd Estate according to their Several alotments These Presents Witness that it is Mutually Covenanted and agreed by and between the Parties to these Presents in their aforesd Capacity pursuant to the trust reposed in them by their respective Constituents in their Several Powers of Attorney and to answer the End proposed thereby that Partition shall be made of the sd Estate according as the same was Allotted and Divided to each of the Heirs of the sd Thomas Parker deceased in Manner & form following That is to say
That he the sd John Parker shall by Force and Virtue of these Presents have hold and enjoy for his double ImpTM Share or Portion of the aforesd Island and Premisses whereof his sd Father Thomas Parker dyed Seized Two lots or parcels thereof Numbered 5 & 6  and also the Salt Marsh set off to him in the Plan hereto annexed No 5.6. and a Little Island lying Southerly from his Eastermost Neck No 6 with the Appurces To have and to hold the aforesd Lots of Land and Little Island with the Appurces unto the said John Parker his Heirs and Assigns forever in Severalty Absolutely without any reclaim Challenge or Demand of the rest of the Heirs of the sd Thomas Parkers Parker Deceased so that they and each of island divided them shall be excluded and forever debared of and from right Title or Interest in or to the sdLots of Land and Premisses hereby assigned to him for his double portion by Force and Virtue of these Presents
That the aforenamed Jacob Parker shall by Force and Virtue of these Presents have hold and enjoy for Secondly his Single Share or Proportion of the aforesdIsland & Premisses whereof his sd Father Thomas Parker dyed Scizen the Lot Number 1 Described in the Annexed Plan bounded Southerly on Land hereafter set off to Moses Pitman and his Heirs Northerly on ye Undivided Part of the sdIsland with the Appurces To have and to hold the aforesd Lot of Land with the Appurces unto him the sd Jacob Parker his Heirs and Assigns forever in Severalty absolutely without any reclaim Challenge or Demand of the rest of the Hoirs of the sd Thomas Parker deceased so that they and each of them shall be excluded of and from the same by Force and Virtue of these Presents
That the sd Moses Pitman and the Children by his late Wife Remember One of the sd Thomas Parkers Thirdly Daughters shall by Force and Virtue of these Presents have hold and enjoy for a Single Share or portion of the sd Island and Premisses whereof the sd Thomas Parker Dyed Seized the Lot Number 2 bounded Southerly on the Lot of Margaret Dixey or her Assigns and Northerly on the sd Jacob Parkers lot and more fully discribed in the Annexed Plan To have and to hold the sd Lot of Land Number 2 with the Appurces unto him the sd Moses Pitman and his Children & Heirs in right of ye said Remember and to their Heirs and Assigns respectively forever in Severalty absolutely without any reclaim Challange or demand of the the rest of ye Heirs of the sd Thomas Parkerdeceased so that they and each of them shall be excluded of and from the same forever hereafter by Force and Virtue of these Presents That the sd Sarah Smith shall and may by Force and Virtue of these Presents have hold and enjoy for her Fourthly Single Share or Portion of and in the sd Island and Premisses whereof her sd Father Thomas Parker Dyed Seized A Certain Neck of Land Number 7 with an Island near to and lying Southerly from it and a Piece of Marsh adjoyning to the Lot hereafter set Fourth to the Heirs of Mary Harrad as Particularly is described in the Plan annexed To have and to hold the sd Neck of Land No. 7 and other the Premisses unto the sd Sarah Smith her Heirs and Assigns forever in Severalty Absolutely without any reclaim challenge or demand of the rest of the Heirs of the sd Thomas Parker deceased so that they and each of them shall be excluded of and from the same forever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Presents
That the sd Margaret Dixey shall and may by Force & Virtue of these Presents have hold and enjoy for her Fifthly Single Share and Portion of and in the said Island and Premisses whereof her sd Father Thomas Parker Dyed Seized the Lot Number 3 Adjoining South on the Land hereafter Assigned to the Children and Heirs of Grace Oliver and Northerly on the Lot of Land be Parkers island foreAssigned to the Heirs of Remember Pitman ag discribed in the Annexed Plan To have and to hold the sd Lot of Land Number 3 with the Appurces unto the said Margaret Dixey her Heirs and Assigns forever in severalty absolutely without any reclaim Challenge or demand of the rest of the Heirs of the sd Thomas Parker deceased so that they and each of them shall be utterly excluded of and from the same forever hereafter by Force and Virtue of these Presents
That the before named Thomas Oliver and David Oliver the Sons and Heirs of Grace Oliver deceased One selxthly other of the Daughters of the sd Thomas Parker shall and may by Force and Virtue of these Presents have hold and enjoy by their Single Share and Portion of and in the sd Island and Premisses (in right of their sd Mother) a Certain Tract or Parcel of Upland and Meadow Number 4 Adjoyning to John Parker on the Southerly Side and Land of the sd Margaret] Dixey on the Northerly Side more Particularly delineated in the Plan annaxed To have and to hold the sd Lot of Land Number 4 with the Appurces unto the said Thomas Oliver and David Oliver and to their Heirs and Assigns forever in severalty absolutely without any reclaim Challange or demand of the rest of the Heirs of the said Thomas Parker deceased so that they and each of them shall be excluded of and from the same forever hereafter by Force and Virtue of these psents
That the sd Joseph Clewly in behalf of himself & his Children by his last Wife Mary deceased and Elizabeth Harrad late of Boston aforesdSinglewoman only Daughter of Mary Harrad deceased shall and may by Force and Virtue of these Presents have hold and enjoy for their Single Share and Portion of the sd Island & Premisses in right of Mary Harrod deceased who was Daughter to the sd Thomas Parker and Mother to the sd Mary Clewly deceased and Elizabeth Harrod als Gibbins The Lot of Land number 8 bounded Westerly upon the Lots Ne 1. 2. 3. 4 Northerly on the Undivided Land and Southerly on Sarah Smiths Lot number 7 and otherwise particularly described in the Plan hereto annexed To have and to hold the sd Lot Number 8 with the Appurtenances unto the said Joseph Clewly and his Children by his late Wife Mary deceased & to the sd Elizabeth Harred Daughters of the sd Mary Harred deceased and to their Heirs and Assigns forever in Severalty absolutely without any reclaim Challenge or demand of the rest of the Heirs of the said Thomas Parker deceased so that they and each and every of them shall be excluded of  and from the said Lot Number 8 with the Appurces by Force and Virtue of these Presents
And for as much as there are Two Islands in Kenebec River called Ram Island and Yoe Island Situate in the Front of Several of the aforesaid Lots which the Parties to these Presents have not yet Divided Its therefore agreed That the said Island shall be hereafter Divided among all the Children & Heirs of the saidThomas Parker deceased or their Legal Representatives when either of the sdParties shall think fit in Proportion as aforesaid In Witness whereof the said John Parker for himself and as Attorney aforesaid Thomas Salter Attorney as aforesaid and Thomas Oliver for himself and as Attorney aforesd have hereunto Respectively set their Hands and Seals the Day and Year first herein before written
John Parker (seal)
attorney as aforesd
Tho" Salter (Seal)
attorney as aforesd
Thomas X Oliver (Seal)
attorney as aforesd
Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presence of us James Pitson Samuel Tyley N Pub"
Suffolk ss/Boston November 13th 1732 Mr John Parker for himself and as Attorney aforesd Thomas Salter and Thomas Oliver Qualified as aforesaid Personally appearing acknowledged the aforewritten Instrument or Deed of Division to be their Act and Deed
Anthony Stoddard J : Peace A true Copy of the Original Receivd Novembr 20th 1732
Attest Joseph Moody Begr Here follows on the other Side the Copie of the Plan mentioned in the foregoing Indenture of Partition.
Attest Joseph Moody Regr