Petition of William Dandridge, 1717 June 19.
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To the Honble His Majestys Lieut Govr The petition of William Dandridge Humbly Sheweth That he is desirous to Build a House and Wharf for conveniency of storeidge & Landing, And forasmuch as all the Lotts of ground laid out for the said Town are already of taken up, and that Your Petitioner believes they can gain a Considerable piece of ground out of the water proper for his purpose at a place where no person has any property, but his Majty only Your petitioner Therefore prays that he may have Leave to take up the Beach or Ground lying within the High water mark from the East side of Kings Street & so extending Easterly to the outermost bounds of Wilson Curle Lotts And that he may also make such walls & improvements thereon as to make the same fitt for Building thereon, & that he may have a patent to Confirm the sd Ground & improvemts to him & heirs as has been usual in Like Cases And Yr Petitionr shall pray &ca We whose names are under written being the Feoffees of Hampton Town do hereby certifie that the Beach or Ground abovemention'd is none of the Publick Landings laid out for that use of this Town Given under our Hands at Hampton this 19th of June 1717 Willm: Loury William Bosell