Burnett Farm Deeds
Nathan Post to Thomas Bell, 9 April 1833. Suffolk County Deeds. Book 30, Page 44. Excerpt.
... The first tract [south of Beaver Dam road] beginning at a certain white oak standing on the south side of the road crossing Fire place neck [modern Beaver Dam road] at the north west corner of the land of Barnabas Rider then running southardly by and with the lands of said Barnabas Rider and John Swezey to the Bay then westardly by the bay to the meadow of Robt. Hawkins then northardly by the said Robt. Hawkins to the northeast corner of the meadow & upland belonging to the sd Robt. Hawkins then westardly & southardly by the said Robt Hawkins to the Bay the westardly by the bay to the tract of meadow belonging to Paul & Amos Hulse then southwardly [sic. meant to be northwardly. Changed in 1835 deed] & westardly by the said Paul & Amos Hulse to the the land of Selah Hawkins then northardly by the said Selah Hawkins to the road crossing Fireplace Neck then eastardly by said road to the first mentioned bounds by estimation fifty acres reserving for Robt. Hawkins his heirs and assigns & Paul & Amos Hulse their heirs & assigns the privilege of passing there the same to and from their respective shares of meadow according to their rights of access also one other tract of land [north of Beaver Dam road] lying on the front side of the road crossing Fireplace Neck opposite the first tract & bounded as follows beginning at the south west corner of the land belonging to the heirs of Zephaniah Conklin and then running northwardly by & with the lands of the said heirs and Richard Corwin Jr. then eastardly by the sd. Richard Corwin Jr. & Joseph Rose to little neck run then northardly by little neck run to the land of Nathl. Miller than eastardly & southardly by the land of the said Nathl. Miller to the land of Selah Hawkins then eastardly and southardly by the said Selah Hawkins to the road crossing Fireplace Neck then eastardly by said road to the first mentioned bound by estimation fifty five acres To have and to hold all and singular the above described premises with the appurtenances (excepting the reservations as aforesaid) ....
Thomas Bell and wife Amelia V[ictoria] A[gnes] [Huleu] Bell to Henry W. Titus (of the City of New York), 27 July 1835. Suffolk County Deeds, Book 30, Page 66. Description is essentially as above.
Henry W. Titus and Susan his wife (of Town of Brookhaven) to George H. Burnett (of Town of Southampton), 27 February 1854. Suffolk County Deeds, Book 75, Page 197. Description is essentially as above.
Henry G. Hand, Frances W. Hand, Alfred B. Hand, Laura Hand Becker, kin & heirs of Inez I. Burnett Hand, daughter of George H. Burnett and Frances M. Burnett, to C. Oliver Wellington, 20 December 1943. Suffolk County Deeds book 2333, Page 188. Excerpts:
... COMMENCING at the northwest corner adjoining the lands of Nathaniel C. Miller [deceased] and running easterly by and with the lands of said Nathaniel C. Miller to the center of Hawkins Creek [Little Neck Run]; thence southerly by and with said Creek and [then westerly & southerly with] the lands of Smith Rose [deceased], Brewster Rose [deceased], Richard Corwin, Egbert Swezey [deceased] and across Fire Place Neck Road [Beaver Dam road] and thence [southerly] by and with the lands of Mrs. Wells, Robert Albin, Chas. Booth, and Gordon Booth to the mowing meadow; thence westerly by the edge of said meadow to the lands of Robert Hawkins; thence north by said Hawkins and thence west again by Hawkins' lands and thence southerly by and with said Hawkins' land to the Bay; thence westerly by and with the edge of said Bay to the lands of Samuel Randall; thence northerly by and with the said lands of Samuel Randall to a certain ditch; then west by said ditch to the lands of Hermon Hawkins [deceased]; thence northerly by and with the lands of said Hermon Hawkins, Mrs. Wells and Lewis Hawkins [deceased] to the lands of Elbert Albin [deceased]; thence east and north by the fence as it now stands to Fire Place Neck Road [Beaver Dam road]; thence west by the Fire Place Road to the land of Hermon Hawkins; thence north by and with the lands of Hermon Hawkins and Nathaniel C. Miller to the place of beginning, containing about 100 acres.
Two addition parcels, each of about two acres each, are also described in the deed. Based on the names identified as the bounding lots, they appear to be nearby, but it is ambiguous as to whether they are contiguous.
Being and intended to be all the right, title and interest of the Grantors herein in and to the premises described in deeds recorded in the office of the Clerk of the County of Suffolk in Liber 231 of Deeds at page 727, Liber 398 of Deeds at page 66, Liber 398 of Deeds at page 65 and Liber 2127 of Deeds at page 522. [Not examined.]
Inez I. Hand, being the last surviving child of the late George H. Burnett and Frances M. Burnett, his wife, late of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, died June 29, 1942 leaving as her sole next of kin and heirs at law the Grantors herein, consisting of Henry G. Hand, husband, Alfred B. Hand, son, and Frances W. Hand, and Laura Hand Becker, daughters, and it is intended to herein convey all the right, title and interest of the said Inez I. Hand in and to the premises herein described, which said interest was acquired by the said Inez I. Hand by inheritance from her father, George H. Burnett who died intestate April 4, 1893, her mother Frances M. Burnett who died intestate April 15, 1924, her brother George H. Burnett who died intestate and unmarried November 9, 1940, her brother Isaac C. Burnett who died intestate and unmarried May 28, 1932, her brother Henry T. Burnett who died intestate and unmarried August 13, 1935, and her sister Annie F. Burnett who died intestate and unmarried September 19, 1899....
Patchogue Advance, 23 Mar 1934, p. 16, by Helen M. Ewing.
One of the oldest landmarks of Brookhaven is no more. The old barn on the Burnett property (which is said to have been farmed ever since this village was first settled) was torn down last week. It had been in a dilapidated condition for some time and was in danger of collapsing. No one seems to know just how old the structure was, but it was there over 80 years ago when George Burnett came here from Southampton, and it is thought to have stood about 120 years. This Mr. Burnett was a "forty-niner" and intended to return to the Western gold fields but was prevented by illness. The property he bought in Brookhaven had been by the Post family—one of whom was Edwin Post, a ship-builder of Bellport. There is a story that two other barns had previously stood on the property and that both had been struck by lightning. The man who built this one (possibly Nathan Post) declared that he would build a barn which would be stronger than thunder and lightning. The beams he used were hand-hewn of oak, and the shingles were the long three-foot ones, as was customary years ago. It is said that the barn used to stand close to the road (this past winter has shown us why this was customary) and was moved back in George Burnett's time. It was threatened by fire a few years ago when sparks blew across the road from the George Bishop house which burned to the ground.