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Brookhaven Land Deeds and Documents Collection (Town: New York)

Collection Number
SC 415

OCLC Number


Donated by Ellen and Thomas Williams in November 2007.

Extent,Scope, and Content Note 
The collection is comprised of 5 linear inches 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 goegraphic 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.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray and F. Berenice Baez-Revueltas, January 2008. Updated April 2014.
Finding aid revised and updated by Kristen J. Nyitray in May 2019.

The collection is arranged in chronological order.


Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

[Item], [Box], Brookhaven Land Deeds and Documents Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
The Town of Brookhaven was settled in 1655 when English settlers arrived on the north shore of Long Island.

Deeds -- New York (State) -- Brookhaven (Town)
Deeds -- New York (State) -- Suffolk County.
Real property -- New York (State) -- Brookhaven (Town)
Real property -- New York (State) -- Suffolk County.
Brookhaven (N.Y. : Town) -- History.
Real property.
New York (State) -- Brookhaven (Town)
New York (State) -- Suffolk County.


Box 1

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.”
Abraham Woodhull is a signatory on this document.

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).