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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Ann Parsons

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will of Ann Parsons
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 553 & 554 probate year 1848

In re
     Ann Parsons       deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Ann Parsons of Saint George's Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Widow of the late William Parsons of the same place being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament as follows (viz)

First I give and bequeath to my dear daughter Matilda Ann Longmire widow of the late John Longmire in his lifetime residing in St. John's in the province of New Brunswick all that my dwelling house and the land appertaining to it now in my possession to be occupied and enjoyed by the said Matilda Ann Longmire provided always that she return to Saint George's Bay for that purpose but in case of her failing to do so than it is my will that the said dwelling house and land shall be equally divided between my sons John and George Parsons both of Saint George's Bay aforesaid.

Next I bequeath to my said son George Parsons all the household furniture now in my possession or of which I may die possessed for his sole use and enjoyment.

Next, I direct my executor hereinafter named to pay out of such funds as I may die possessed of as soon as conveniently may be after my decease the sum of one hundred pounds sterling to my aforesaid son George Parsons as also a like sum of one hundred pounds sterling to my said daughter Matilda Ann Longmire in case of her return to Saint George's Bay as aforesaid but in case of her failure in so doing as aforesaid then I direct the said one hundred pounds shall be equally divided between my said sons John and George Parsons share and share alike. I further direct my aforesaid executor to pay out of the said funds the sum of fifty pounds sterling to James Parsons son of Ambrose Parsons of Saint George's Bay aforesaid. Also a further sum of fifty pounds sterling to Rachel widow of the late William Parsons of Saint George's Bay as aforesaid. Also a further sum of forty pounds sterling to William Parsons son of the late James Parsons of Saint George's Bay aforesaid.
And after payment of the several sums before mentioned together with all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give and bequeath the whole of the rest and residue of my funded monies and property wheresoever placed to my executor hereunder named in trust to place the same out at interest for the benefit of my aforesaid sons John and George Parsons to be equally divided between them share and share alike.
And I appoint the aforesaid John Parsons of Saint George's Bay aforesaid the sole executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I the aforesaid testatrix Ann Parsons have hereunto set my hand this 29th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six. Ann her X mark Parsons -
Signed published and declared by the within named Ann Parsons as her last will and testament in the presence of Wm Meek, Ep. M.S.P.G.   William F. Meek   H.H. Forrest.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


(Will of Ann Parsons from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 159 to 161 probate year 1848.)

In the name of God! Amen, I Ann Parsons of Saint George's Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Widow of the late William Parsons of the same place, being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my last Will and Testament as follows. vis.

First. I give and bequeath to my dear daughter Matilda Ann Longmire, Widow of the late John Longmire, in his lifetime residing in St. Johns in the province of New Brunswick All that my dwelling house and the land appertaining to it, now in my possession, to be occupied and enjoyed by the said Matilda Ann Longmire, provided always that she return to Saint George's Bay for that purpose, but in case of her failing to do so, then it is my will that the said dwelling house and land shall be equally divided between my sons John and George Parsons both of Saint George's Bay aforesaid.

Next I bequeath to my said son George Parsons, All the household furniture now in my possession or of which I may die possessed of for his sole use and enjoyment.

Next, I direct my executor hereinafter named to pay out of such funds as I may die possessed of as soon as conveniently may be after my decease the sum of one hundred pounds sterling to my aforesaid son George Parsons as also a like sum of one hundred pounds sterling to my said daughter Matilda Ann Longmire in case of her return to Saint George's Bay as aforesaid but in case of her failure in so doing as aforesaid, then I direct the said one hundred pounds shall be equally divided between my said sons John and George Parsons share and share alike. I further direct my aforesaid Executor to pay out of the said funds the sum of fifty pounds sterling to James Parsons son of Ambrose Parsons of Saint George's Bay aforesaid. Also a further sum of fifty pounds sterling to Rachel widow of the late William Parsons of Saint George's Bay as aforesaid. Also a further sum of forty pounds sterling to William Parsons son of the late James Parsons of Saint Georges Bay aforesaid.
And after payment of the several sums before mentioned together with all my just debts funeral and all testamentary expenses I give and bequeath the whole of the rest and residue of my funeral(?) monies and property wheresoever placed to my executor herein named, in trust, to place the same out at interest for the benefit of my aforesaid sons John and George Parsons, to be equally divided between them share and share alike.
And I appoint the aforesaid John Parsons of Saint George's Bay aforesaid the sole executor of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I the aforesaid Testator Ann Parsons have hereunto set my hand this twenty ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six. Ann Parsons her mark.
Signed published and declared by the within named Ann Parsons as her last will and testament in the presence of Wm Meek, Ep. M.S.P.G.   William F. Meek   H.H. Forrest.

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In the Supreme Court
In the matter of the will of Ann Parsons of St George's Bay in the Island of Newfoundland. Widow. Horatio Henry Forrest of St Georges Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Merchant, a subscribing witness to the execution of the within paper writing maketh oath and saith that he was present and did see Ann Parsons therein named duly sign by making her mark thereto, publish and declare the same as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence as well of this Deponent, as of William F Meek and William Meek the other subscribing witnesses. And this Deponent further saith that the said Will was read over to and fully understood by the said Testatrix. And lastly that the said Testatrix was at the time of her so publishing her said Will of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of Deponents knowledge and belief. H.H. Forrest.
Sworn before me at St. Johns this 20th day of July. 1848.
Geo Anderson.
Comss. Of Affts.

 

 

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.

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 and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (October 30, 2002)

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