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Will of Charles Parsons Senior
In the name of God Amen, I Charles Parsons Senr of Bears Cove in Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being of sound and disposing mind but weak in body and considering the uncertainty of life do make this my last will and testament. First I give and bequeath unto Susan Parsons my beloved wife the full use and benefit of all that I have in my possession or that I may die possessed of whether it be land houses cattle rents or furniture and every thing else for her sole use during her life and after her decease I will that it be divided as follows, that is to say,
I give and bequeath to my daughter Julia Parsons one half the front meadow and also one half the kitchen garden but should she marry and die without children then I will that the same revert back to the family. Also I give and bequeath to my son Jonathan Danson Parsons a piece of ground situated on the hill admeasuring sixty feet east and west bounded on the east by a piece of ground hereinafter devised to my grandson Joshua Parsons on the west by a piece of ground hereinafter devised to my grandsons John Charles Parsons, Edward parsons and William Parsons, Also I give and bequeath to my son John Parsons all that piece of ground on which he is now building bounded on the north by the hill on the west by William Ryan's property on the east by a road leading to the woods and on the south by Ann Parsons And I also give him the said John Parsons that piece of ground called or known as Ann Heally's garden. Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Maria Newel wife of John Newel all that piece of ground lying to the eastward and adjoining the Mosquito Road bounded on the east by ground formerly in possession of David Fitzgerald or as far as my bounds extends the same after her death to devolve to her son Charles Frederic Newel or in case of his death the surviving children for ever, Also I give and bequeath to my grandsons John Charles Parsons, Edward Parsons and William Parsons to be by them jointly and equally divided between them all that piece of cleared ground lying to the westward of the piece hereinbefore devised to my son Jonathan Danson Parsons their heirs and assigns for ever. Also I give and devise to my grandson Joshua son of Stretton Parsons a piece of ground on the hill admeasuring forty six feet east and west bounded on the east by ground belonging to Charles Parsons Junr and on the west by ground hereinbefore devised to my son Jonathan D. Parsons his heirs and assigns for ever. Also I will that my daughter Julia Parsons shall have the sole use of the room she now occupies during the time she may remain single. Also I give and devise unto my son Edmund Parsons all and every the residue or remaining lands houses tenements and appurtenances not herein devised whatsoever and wheresoever situate lying or being his heirs and assigns for ever. Also I will that the fishing room together with the piling place and the waterside premises bounded on the west by William Parsons and reaching as far east as the Mosquito Road be left to be used jointly by my sons Stretton, Charles, John and Edmund Parsons, they each and severally contributing their proper share towards keeping the stage, flakes and store in repair. Also I give and devise unto my sons John Parsons and Edmund Parsons to be by them equally divided all that piece of uncleared ground lying to the westward of the ground hereinbefore devised to my grandsons John Charles Parsons, Edward parsons and William Parsons their heirs and assigns for ever. I also will that the properties now in the possession of Ann, widow of my late son Henry Parsons also my son Stretton Parsons and also my son Charles Parsons shall be theirs their heirs and assigns from this time forth and for ever. Also I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my son-in-law George Hippisley and my son Charles Parsons executors of this my last will and testament.
|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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 26, 2003)
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