Thomas Phipps, Witness to Maine Deed Involving Shipwright

Note the reference to the Robert Hooper in the record below as being a shipwright, as were some of the Phips/Phipps family. Perhaps the best known being the William Phips who retrieved sunken treasure in the Caribbean and who was governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

From York Deeds, Book 10 [apparently pertains to York County, Maine] (Portland: Brown Thurston Company, 1894), no pagination (Google Books):

Book 10, folio 236

To all Christian People to whome these Presents May Come Greeting Know Yee: that I Robert Hooper in the County of York Shipwright for and in Consideration of the Sum of three pounds Good & Currant Money of New England to Me in hand Paid by Hezekiah Phillips of Carbrough in the County aforesd. the Receipt whereof I do hereby [page break in transcription]b acknowledg and full Satisfaction therewith and thereof and of Every Part thereof do acquit Exonerate and discharge him the Said Hezekiah Phillips his heirs Executors and Adminestrrs. for Ever by these Presents: . . . In testemonie whereof I have here unto Sett my hand and seale ye fourth day of January: in the Eight Year of ye reign of our Sovereign Lord George King of Great Britaine &c Annoqe: domini 1721/2

Robert Hooper (sea[l?])
York ss York: 4th Janur. 1721/2 Robart Hooper above named Parsonally appeared and acknoledged the above Instrument to be his free act and deed
before me Abram. Preble Jus. pe [prob. Justice of the Peace] [page break in transcription]
Recorded according to ye origll. Janr. ye 4th 1721/2
p Abram. Preble Regt.

[on previous page in transcription:]
In presents of us:
Thomas Phipps
Willm. Pepperill


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