Deeds of Mount Desert Island
Peters Plan - G10


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(updated 11 June 2016)





2:558–559
   Date: 28 March 1792
   Town: Bar Harbor
   Grantors: Bartholomy DeGregoire and Maria Theresa DeGregoire
   Grantee: Henry Higgins
   Description: 100 acres
      Beginning at a stake and stones, the bound between Stephen Higgins and Henry Higgins;
      first running N 65° W 5 rods to a pine tree;
      then S 15° W 347 rods to an oak stake;
      then S 75° E 60 rods to a cedar stump;
      then N 15° E to the shore;
      then following the shore to the first-mentioned bound.
   Grantors obtained this parcel via: grant from the General Court of Massachusetts
   Grantee disposed of this parcel via ???:???

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41:272–273
   Date: 15 September 1817
   Town: Bar Harbor
   Grantors: Amos Higgins
   Grantee: Solomon Stanwood
   Description: 50 acres, more or less; the northwest half of 2:558–559 above
      Beginning at a pine stump at the shore at the head of Cromwell's Harbor, so-called;
      and run first S 15° W 320 rods;
      then S 75° E 25 rods;
      then N 15° E to the shore;
      then following the shore to the first-mentioned bound.
   Note: Solomon Stanwood mortgaged this parcel with Peleg Stanwood on 2 April 1821 (41:273), and the mortgage was discharged on 17 November 1838 (margin of 41:273).
   Grantor obtained this parcel via ???:???
   Grantee disposed of this parcel via ???:???

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The deeds below were part of 2:558–559 above.

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42:311
   Date: 11 March 1822
   Town: Bar Harbor
   Grantors: Stephen Higgins, Anna Googins, Mary Eaton
   Grantee: Dean Higgins
   Description: 50 acres, more or less
         Beginning at the shore at a stake and stone, formerly the bound between Stephen Higgins and Henry Higgins;
         first running N 65° W 5 rods to a pine tree;
         then S 15° W 347 rods to an oak stake;
         then S 75° E 30 rods, formerly to David Stanwood's western line;
         then following said Stanwood line to the shore;
         then following the shore to the first-mentioned bound.
   Grantors obtained this parcel via ???:???
   Grantee disposed of this parcel via 80:347

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80:347
   Date: 20 October 1846
   Town: Bar Harbor
   Grantor: Dean Higgins
   Grantee: Charles Bunker
   Description: two adjoining parcels - 50 acres, more or less, "with the buildings thereon", plus an 8.5-rod-wide strip along its eastern side
      first parcel:
            Beginning at the shore at a stake and stone, formerly the bound between Stephen Higgins and Henry Higgins;
            first running N 65° W 5 rods to a pine tree;
            then S 15° W 347 rods to an oak stump;
            then S 75° E 30 rods, formerly to David Stanwood's western line;
            then following said Stanwood's line to the shore;
            then around the shore to the first bound.
      second parcel:
            Another piece of land lying on the eastern side of the above-named lot, and adjoining the same, 8.5 rods in width extending from the shore to the head of the lot.
   Note: This transaction involved a mortgage (see 80:348 below).
   Grantor obtained the 50-acre parcel via 42:311 and the 8.5-rod-wide strip via ???:???
   Grantee disposed of these parcels to his wife, Lydia C. Bunker, likely via the settlement of his estate.

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80:348
   Date: 20 October 1846
   Town: Bar Harbor
   Grantor: Charles Bunker
   Grantee: Dean Higgins and Eunice Higgins (husband and wife)
   Description: mortgage of two adjoining parcels (that were sold/purchased via 80:347 above) - 50 acres, more or less, "with the buildings thereon", plus an 8.5-rod-wide strip along its eastern side
      first parcel:
            Beginning at the shore at a stake and stone, formerly the bound between Stephen Higgins and Henry Higgins;
            first running N 65° W 5 rods to a pine tree;
            then S 15° W 347 rods to an oak stump;
            then S 75° E 30 rods, formerly to David Stanwood's western line;
            then following his line to the shore;
            then around the shore to the first bound.
      second parcel:
            Another piece of land lying on the eastern side of the above-named lot, and adjoining the same, 8.5 rods in width extending from the shore to the head of the lot.
   Note: This mortgage was almost certainly discharged (deed to be located) because Lydia C. Bunker, wife of Charles Bunker, was able to sell these adjoining parcels in 1868 (see 131:263 below).
   Grantor obtained of these parcels via 80:347
   Grantee discharged this mortgage via ???:???

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131:263
   Date: 7 July 1868
   Town: Bar Harbor
   Grantor: Lydia C. Bunker
   Grantee: John Conners
   Description: two adjoining parcels - 50 acres, more or less, and an 8.5-rod-wide strip along its eastern side
      first parcel:
            Beginning at a stone at a pope [sic] stone beach on the north side of what is termed Dean Higgins Cove at a stake and stone;
            then running N 65° W 5 rods to William Douglass's land;
            then S 15° W by said Douglass's land 340 rods to an oak stump;
            then S 75° E 30 rods to what was formerly called David Stanwood's western line;
            then following said Stanwood's line to the shore to a cedar stake;
            then following the shore in a northerly direction to the first-mentioned bound.
      second parcel:
            Another piece of land lying on the eastern side of the above-named lot, and adjoining the same, 8.5 rods in width extending from the shore to the head of the lot.
   Grantor obtained these parcels likely via inheritance from Charles Bunker, her husband (see 80:347 above), who died between approximately 1854 and 1860.
   Grantee disposed of these parcels via 131:282

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131:282
   Date: 13 August 1868
   Town: Bar Harbor
   Grantor: John Connors
   Grantee: Mary Helena Mahan
   Description: two adjoining parcels - 50 acres, more or less, and an 8.5-rod-wide strip along its eastern side
      first parcel:
            Beginning at a stone at a cobble stone beach on the north side of what is termed Dean Higgins Cove at a stake and stone;
            then running N 65° W 5 rods to William Douglass's land;
            then S 15° W by said Douglass's land 340 rods to an oak stump;
            then S 75° E 30 rods to what was formerly called David Stanwood's western line;
            then following said Stanwood's line to the shore to a cedar stake;
            then following the shore in a northerly direction to the first-mentioned bound.
      second parcel:
            Another piece of land lying on the eastern side of the above-named lot, and adjoining the same, 8.5 rods in width extending from the shore to the head of the lot, with all the buildings on the above-decribed premises.
   Grantor obtained these parcels via 131:263
   Grantee disposed of these parcels via 143:81–83

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143:81–83
   Date: 15 June 1872
   Town: Bar Harbor
   Grantor: Mary Helena Mahan
   Grantee: Charles H. Dorr
   Description: two adjoining parcels - 50 acres, more or less, and an 8.5-rod-wide strip along its eastern side; Old Farm [or Oldfarm], was constructed on this property.
      first parcel:
            Beginning at a stone at a cobble stone beach on the north side of what is termed Dean Higgins Cove at a stake and stone;
            then running N 65° W 5 rods to William Douglass's land;
            then S 15° W by said Douglass's land 340 rods to an oak stump;
            then S 75° E 30 rods to what was formerly called David Stanwood's western line;
            then following said Stanwood's line to the shore to a cedar stake;
            then following the shore in a northerly direction to the first-mentioned bound.
      second parcel:
            Another piece of land lying on the eastern side of the above-named lot, and adjoining the same, 8.5 rods in width extending from the shore to the head of the lot, with all the buildings on the above-decribed premises.
   Grantor obtained these parcels via 131:282
   Grantee disposed of these parcels via ???:???

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