1629 - Gorges and Mason divided the land, and Gorges retained Maine.
1652 - Maine became part of Massachusetts. Maine land records often were recorded in Massachusetts state land records and can be found in the Massachusetts State Archives.
1700 - Massachusetts created the 1st 'Committee for the Sale of Eastern Lands', including Maine. <ref name="null">Massachusetts. State Archives. "History of the Land Office" with a list and description of Eastern Lands Papers, Records, 1717-1860 at the Massachusetts State Archives, http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/eastland.pdf, viewed 27 December 2010.</ref>
1819 - Maine separated from Massachusetts, but Massachusetts retained ownership of half the available land.
1853 - Maine bought the rest of the land still owned by Massachusetts within Maine borders.
=== Colonial Records ===