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Brookhaven Land Deeds and Documents Collection

Type of Material: Land deeds and documents pertaining to the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
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Collection ID: Collection 415
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Extent: 0.3 cubic ft.
Span Dates: 1780-1929

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Title
Brookhaven Land Deeds and Documents Collection
Collection 415

Description
Land deeds and documents pertaining to Brookhaven and Long Island, New York, ca. 1780-1929.
0.3 cubic ft.
Organization: Chronological arrangement.
Donated in November 2007 by Ellen and Thomas Williams.
Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray and F. Berenice Baez-Revueltas, January 2008. Updated April 2014.

In November 2007, Ellen and Thomas Williams donated to Special Collections a collection of land deeds and documents pertaining to the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. Many of the items focus on the area known as Brookhaven Hamlet. The dates of the documents span from 1780 to 1929 and include the surnames Helme, Rose, Hawkins, Myhr, and Mott.

Access and Copyright
The entire collection is open and accessible to researchers with the exception of two extremely brittle items. A facsimile copy of each document has been created to assist researchers. Stony Brook University retains copyright to this collection.

Folder Listing

Folder 1
05/12/1780: Deed, Thomas Helme and wife Hannah to Jesse Rose (copy).
10/23/1912: Note from William F. Flanagan, Clerk from the County of Suffolk.

Folder 2
05/01/1804: “A copy of the record of mortgages in the new loan office of John Lovett, paid and sold to Selah Hawkins.”

Folder 3
06/29/1826: Affidavit of Selah Hawkins and deposition of John Rose (copy).

Folder 4
10/04/1826: Minutes of Suffolk Common Pleas, Selah Hawkins vs. David Y. Mott.

Folder 5
11/25/1824: Document pertaining to William and Alexander Hawkins in regard to the estate of John Hawkins; signed by Nicoll Floyd.

Folder 6
02/24/1843 and 04/23/1861: Probate of the will of Selah Hawkins.

Folder 7
05/26/1846: Transcription of court case proclamation and juror list for Selah Hawkins and John W. Rose vs. James Rider ad Thomas Hulse.

Folder 8
12/15/1847: Deed, John W. Rose to Lewis Hawkins.

Folder 9
06/25/1857: Deed, “John Warren Swezey and Phebe his wife to William Egbert Swezey.”

Folder 10
08/07/1861: Indenture, Henry and Harriet Hawkins and Lewis Hawkins.

Folder 11
03/18/1881: Document to Lewis Hawkins titled “Supreme Court County of Suffolk in the matter f the proceedings of the Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad Company to acquire title to real estate.”

Folder 12
08/27/1884: Deed, Lewis Hawkins and wife Elmira to Selah Hawkins.

Folder 13
08/26/1885: Deed, Lewis Hawkins and wife Harriet to Henry Hawkins (copy).

Folder 14
11/09/1889: Deed, Herman Hawkins and wife Harriet to Henry E., Selah, and Channery Hawkins.

Folder 15
04/11/1893: Deed, Henry E. Hawkins to Nathan Hawkins.

Folder 16
05/22/1895, 05/30/1896, 06/11/1900: Abstract of quit claim deed, Selah Hawkins and wife Alma to Henry E. Hawkins.

Folder 17
5/22/1895: Indenture, Henry E. Hawkins and wife Henrietta to Selah Hawkins.
5/13/1896: Deed, Henry E. Hawkins to Selah Hawkins.

Folder 18
05/15/1900: Deed, Henry E. Hawkins to Selah Hawkins.

Folder 19
01/11/1906: Indenture, Henry E. Hawkins and wife Henrietta to Selah Hawkins.
06/11/1906: Deed, Henry E. Hawkins and wife Henrietta to Selah Hawkins.

Folder 20
02/03/1910: Deed, Selah Hawkins to Alma A. Hawkins.

Folder 21
12/1911: Release of land, Selah Hawkins to Town of Brookhaven.

Folder 22
03/28/1917: Deed, Selah Hawkins to wife Alma A. to Ellen E. Learned and Emilie A. Wagner.

Folder 23
10/25/1919: Deed, Alma Hawkins to Ella R. Hawkins

Folder 24
06/01/1929: Contract for property, Ella R. Hawkins to Andrew F. Myhr.

Folder 25
10/12/1929: Deed, Ella R. Hawkins to Andrew F. Myhr.

Folder 26
1) notes about the Hawkins cemetery and the Rose cemetery compiled by Ellen Williams.
2) photocopies of sections of maps in Brookhaven Hamlet (Fireplace).
3) two deeds (restricted use due to fragile condition).


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