Brookhaven Land Deeds and Documents Collection
Manuscript Collection 415
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.
Access and Copyright
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.
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. Please contact Special Collections for all inquiries regarding this collection. Stony Brook University retains copyright to this collection.
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.
05/01/1804: “A copy of the record of mortgages in the new loan office of John Lovett, paid and sold to Selah Hawkins.”
06/29/1826: Affidavit of Selah Hawkins and deposition of John Rose (copy).
10/04/1826: Minutes of Suffolk Common Pleas, Selah Hawkins vs. David Y. Mott.
11/25/1824: Document pertaining to William and Alexander Hawkins in regard to the estate of John Hawkins; signed by Nicoll Floyd.
02/24/1843 and 04/23/1861: Probate of the will of Selah Hawkins.
05/26/1846: Transcription of court case proclamation and juror list for Selah Hawkins and John W. Rose vs. James Rider ad Thomas Hulse.
12/15/1847: Deed, John W. Rose to Lewis Hawkins.
06/25/1857: Deed, “John Warren Swezey and Phebe his wife to William Egbert Swezey.”
08/07/1861: Indenture, Henry and Harriet Hawkins and Lewis Hawkins.
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.”
08/27/1884: Deed, Lewis Hawkins and wife Elmira to Selah Hawkins.
08/26/1885: Deed, Lewis Hawkins and wife Harriet to Henry Hawkins (copy).
11/09/1889: Deed, Herman Hawkins and wife Harriet to Henry E., Selah, and Channery Hawkins.
04/11/1893: Deed, Henry E. Hawkins to Nathan Hawkins.
05/22/1895, 05/30/1896, 06/11/900: Abstract of quit claim deed, Selah Hawkins and wife Alma to Henry E. Hawkins.
5/22/1895: Indenture, Henry E. Hawkins and wife Henrietta to Selah Hawkins.
5/13/1896: Deed, Henry E. Hawkins to Selah Hawkins.
05/15/1900: Deed, Henry E. Hawkins to Selah Hawkins.
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.
02/03/1910: Deed, Selah Hawkins to Alma A. Hawkins.
12/1911: Release of land, Selah Hawkins to Town of Brookhaven.
03/28/1917: Deed, Selah Hawkins to wife Alma A. to Ellen E. Learned and Emilie A. Wagner.
10/25/1919: Deed, Alma Hawkins to Ella R. Hawkins
06/01/1929: Contract for property, Ella R. Hawkins to Andrew F. Myhr.
10/12/1929: Deed, Ella R. Hawkins to Andrew F. Myhr.
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).