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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Catherine Parsons


Will of Catherine Parsons
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 264 probate year 1838

In re
     Catherine Parsons       deceased.

In the Name of God Amen. I Catherine Parsons alias Scanlan of Carbonear Newfoundland being weak of bodily health but of sound strong and perfect of memory do make and ordain this my last will and statement, viz. I commit my soul to God and my body to the earth to be decently buried according to my desire and wish of my friends. All the property of which I possess of houses land chattels or furniture or any way other wise I will bequeath consign and make over to Patrick Scanlan untill my son Michael Furlong is to the age of twenty one years, and he is to send him five winters to school and by so doing he is to have the place he possess himself for ever without any demands, and when my son Michael Furlong is of age the property belongs to him or his heirs and if in case he dies without an heir the property to be divided between my three brothers Daniel, Jeremiah and Patrick Scanlan or their heirs. Given from under my hand this 19th day of January 1831. Catrine Parsons. In presence of Richd Power.    John his x mark Cormick.   Robert his x mark Marshal.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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 (March 12, 2003)

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