Southampton in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Colonists Landed Near Here
in June 1640
landed the colonists
from Lynn, Mass.
who founded Southampton
the first English settlement
in the state of New York
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1640.
Location. 40° 55.948′ N, 72° 24.837′ W. Marker is in Southampton, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Noyac Road and Straight Path, on the right when traveling east on Noyac Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 Noyac Road, Southampton NY 11968, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Fort (approx. 3.2 miles away); General William Erskine Headquarters (approx. 3.2 miles away); North End Graveyard (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lt. Colonel Lawrence R. Boyll, Sr. (approx. 3.3 miles away); First Watermill (approx. 3.4 miles away); The James Corwith Grist Mill (approx. 3˝ miles away); 1707 Meeting House (approx. 3˝ miles away); Water Mill Rolls of Honor (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southampton.
Also see . . .
1. The Disposal of the Vessel (1639) (Town of Southampton). "The earliest document pertaining to the settlement of the Southampton colony or "Plantacon" is The Disposal of the Vessel, an agreement made between eight settlers from Lynn, Massachusetts and Daniel How, the captain of a ship who agreed to transport them and their families to Long Island. Prior to setting sail, the settlers or "undertakers" as they were known exchanged their investments in the boat with Howe, on condition that he would carry their possessions in three trips annually for two years. Articles of agreement spelling out the nature and purposes of the venture were signed by the settlers and dated March 10, 1639. It is on this basis that Southampton Town claims to be New York State's first English colony, although the distinction is disputed by Southold Town, many of whose earliest records have been lost." (Submitted on April 30, 2019.)
2. Southampton Origins (Town of Southampton). "The Town of Southampton, New York State’s first English colony, traces its history to 1640, when a small group of settlers from Lynn, Massachusetts, set out to form their own settlement. Eastern Long Island was then inhabited by Native Americans; on its westerly end where the settlers first landed, it was claimed by the Dutch." (Submitted on April 30, 2019.)
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