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Will of Catherine Parrott
In the year of our Lord 1843 May th13 I Catharan Parot widow being of a sound mind and memory do make my last will and testament I do give and bequith unto my son Samul Parot my littel money that is in Mr. Slade's hands in England and also what money is on Mr. Slade's book at Trinity with all the housel goods I give Darity Miller one black cloke and gown my other close Samuel is to divide between his two aunts acording to his pleasure the littel money that was left me by my brother Joseph Hookey I give also unto my son Samuel- Catharan her x mark Parot. James Pitcher, Thomas Pitcher, witness.
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. |
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