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Will of Thomas Parsons Evans
Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Parsons Evans Merchant of Saint John’s in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind and being about to make a voyage for the benefit of my health deem it advisable to make a will for the disposal of my property I do therefore revoke and annull any former will made by me and do now by this my last will and testament bequeath to my executors Edward Evans of Grand Bank in Fortune Bay Newfoundland and Samuel Knight of St. John’s in the Island aforesaid all my landed property situated near Kings Bridge in this town of St. John’s and all monies I may be possessed of after my lawful debts are paid to have and to hold the same for the use of the parties herein named viz
I will and bequeath to my mother Maria Evans the interest derived from my said property and money payable to her yearly during her lifetime and after her death I will and bequeath my house and landed property to my brother Edward Evans aforesaid and George Henry Evans of Lamaline for their joint use and benefit and I further will and bequeath to my sister Anna Maria Peach wife of John S. Peach fifty pounds currency to Giles William Evans of Grand Bank I also bequeath the sum of fifty pounds to Mary Clinton I also bequeath fifty pounds to Caroline Clinton I also bequeath fifty pounds to Fanny Jane Smith wife of Edward Smith I bequeath fifty pounds to Anne Elizabeth Chown wife of Francis Chown I bequeath fifty pounds The residue of whatever money shall remain in the hands of my said executors I will and bequeath for the use and benefit of my sister Agnes Evans
witness my hand this twenty second January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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