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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jonathan Parsons


Will of Jonathan Parsons
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 125 probate year 1831.

In re
     Jonathan Parsons       deceased.

In the name of God Amen I Jonathan Parsons of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland being greatly afflicted in body but of sound mind & memory committing my body and soul into the hands of God who gave it and revoking all others do make and declare this my last will and testament. Imprimis I give and bequeath to my son Henry the house now in the occupancy of Thomas Westcoat together with the land appertaining thereunto the residue and remainder of my houses lands and tenements together with all monies goods debts and chattels with all other my estate and effects wheresoever and whatsoever both real and personal I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Charlotte Parsons to and for the use and benefit of herself and her children by me during her natural life if she remain a Widow and after my decease to my children by her in equal shares but in the event of my said wife Charlotte Parsons again marrying she shall from the period of such marriage be entitled to one third only of such my estate and effects the remainder being reserved for my children respectively until they become of age in such way and manner as to my executors shall appear best for their interest and I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Charlotte Parsons and William Freeman the executrix and executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty. Jonathan his x mark Parsons (LS)
Signed sealed and declared by the aforesaid Jonathan Parsons in the presence of Josiah Parkins.   William Haddon.

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 (December 18, 2002)

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