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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Azariah Parsons



Will of Azariah Parsons
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 75 probate year 1921

In re

This is the last Will and Testament of me Azariah Parsons, of St. John's, in the Island of Newfoundland, Laborer.

  • FIRST. I give, devise and bequeath my dwelling house and premises situate on the South Side of Bond Street in St. John's aforesaid, numbered Eighty Nine, together with all my household furniture and effects to my Executor hereinbefore named In Trust to sell the same and to divide the proceeds arising from such sale equally between my two daughters, namely Jemima Yabsley and Victoria Pottle.
  • SECONDLY. I hereby confirm the gift of an organ to my said daughter Victoria, which said organ is at present in her possession.
  • THIRDLY. I give, devise and bequeath to my grandson Francis Victor Parsons the sum of Five hundred dollars to be paid to him out of such moneys, if any, as I may have in Bank at time of my death.
  • FOURTHLY. All the rest residue and remainder of my property of whatsoever nature I give and bequeath the same to my said daughters Jemima Yabsley and Victoria Pottle equally. I trust, however, that my said two daughters will give a small gift of money to Lavinia Learning as a remembrance of me.
  • FIFTHLY. Should either or both of my said daughters die before me then the bequest hereby made to my said daughter or daughters as dying shall be equally divided between her or their children, so that the children of a deceased parent shall take their deceased parents share.
  • SIXTHLY. I appoint George Langmead of St. John's aforesaid, Watchmaker, the Executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's, aforesaid, this First day of March Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and Twenty one. AZARIAH his X mark PARSONS
Signed by the Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. The same having been first read over and explained to the Testator who appeared perfectly to understand the same and who made his mark thereto in our presence. E. S. Pinsent.     Thomas Pottle.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Aug 22/21
Kent J.
Probate granted
to George Langmead
Aug 23/21
Estate sworn
at $2700.00



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 28, 2002

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