Black Point, Scarborough, ca. 1741

Description

This map shows some of the early landowners in Scarborough, including Henry Jocelyn's homestead near Black Point. The original (from which this map is a copy) was originally crafted by John Godsoe in 1741, copied and additions made in 1844 and reprinted in the mid-twentieth century. The original map was made to sort out a land dispute between Zebulon Trickey and Timothy Prout.

Henry Jocelyn was born in England in 1606 and moved to Black Point in Scarborough by the 1630s. He was the business partner and close friend of Thomas Cammock another landowner on this map. Jocelyn was one of the town's founders, known as a skilled mediator, counselor, and a man of good judgment. He held several public offices.


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