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Deed between Dr. Samuel Thompson and William Jayne, May 22, 1801
In the Thompson genealogy (see the transcript) is the statement, "Dr. Samuel4 Thompson, oldest son of Jonathan3, and great-grandson of John the first settler, was born October 2, 1738, and possessed the paternal estate at Asford, or, as it is now called, Setauket, on which he spent his life." Apparently it is part of this property that was sold. Dr. Samuel Thompson lived in the house known as Thompson House in which his grandfather Samuel was the first known occupant. The house is still in Setauket. The William Jayne, Esq. who purchased the land might be the William Jayne, Esq. whose cemetery stone is shown here. Punctuation was not used often and some wording is repeated.


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"To all christian people to whom these presents shall come greeting. Know ye that I Samuel Thompson of Brookhaven in Suffolk County and in the State of New York Physician for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred Dollars to me in hand paid by William Jane [sic.] Esq; of the same town county and state aforesaid ... sell ... unto the aforesaid William Jayne his heirs and assign forever the one Equeal [sic.] half of the north end of the Twelth [sic.] lot in the East Division of the long lots laid out on the north side of the county Road that is today the one Equeal half of that part of the aforesaid Lot that lies on the East Side of the Road that tends (?) from Setauket to Coram known by the name of the South Path or Town Road [Old Town Road?]; as the same was laid out and recorded (the said lot was drawn on the original right of Peter Whitehair) in the Records of Brookhaven Township to which refference may be had, with all timber trees wood and under wood standing growing lying ... I the said Samuel Thompson have here on to set my hand and seal in Brookhaven the Twenty Second Day of May and in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and one..." John Brewster and Samuel's son Benjamin F. Thomson signed as witnesses.

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