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Will of Meshach Parsons
In the Estate of
I Meshach Parsons, Fisherman, of Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland, hereby make my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former dispositions of my property. I give and bequeath to my wife, Caroline, and after her death to my son Meshach my dwelling house and store in forme(?), also my furniture and household effects to my wife & after her death to my son Meshach. I give and bequest to my sons, William James, Isaac Henry and Meshach all my land measuring about 20 acres (twenty acres) My three sons are to work together & to clear out for each other as much land as there is cleared at the present date. I give and bequeath to my sons, William James, Isaac Henry, and Meshach, my wharf and stage and dry fish store for their own use. The use of the above is to be given to my son John until such time as he may be able to build for himself. I give and bequeath my share of Herring Seine and Cod Trap to my son Meshach for his sole use. I give and bequeath all my cattle and sheep to my wife Caroline.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Meshach Parsons deceased.
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
|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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