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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Moses Parsons



Will of Moses Parsons
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 296 & 297 probate year 1922


This is the last Will and Testament of Moses Parsons, I being of sound mind and of full understanding of what I am about to do: bequeath to my wife Jane E. Parsons the land and house where I live with all its contents, for her use as long as she shall live, and after her death this land and house shall revert to my Grandson Moses Parsons of Mark, or if he die young to his brother George.
To my wife all moneys in my name at the Bank of Nova Scotia or elsewhere for her use in a careful manner, and the remainder, if any, after her decease to be divided equally among my three daughters.
To my wife all my fishing gear, of every kind, traps, ropes, boats, anchors etc. for her benefit to be sold if necessary for her support, and the remainder after her decease to my grandson Moses Parsons as aforesaid.
If my wife shall marry at any time the estate shall immediately be distributed as provided for in case of her death.
The Organ is to be delivered to my daughter Edith immediately after the publication of this Will at my decease.
If any one of the beneficiaries of this Will cause any disturbance or raise any dispute as to its provisions I hereby direct that he or she shall forfeit any and all rights conferred above.
And I hereby appoint the Supt and Junior Minister of this Circuit as my Executors to see that these conditions are faithfully carried out.
Dated this twenty sixth day of May A. D. 1917 at Carbonear. Signed MOSES his X mark PARSONS
Witnesses Robert Henry Richards     Ernest E. Forward

I give and bequeath to my son John Robert of Otterbury, all my property at that place, except the piece of land I bought from Joshua Penney and Eliol Rose, and one half the Store.
I give and bequeath to my son Mark Parsons the piece of land at Otterbury which I bought from Joshua Penney and Eliol Rose, also one half the Store, but Mark is not to interfere with John Roberts' use of the Cellar.
I give and bequeath to Mark Parsons the house, in which he lives, on the South Side of the Main Street of Carbonear, and its contents.
Dated this 25th day of October 1917. MOSES his X mark PARSONS Witnesses R. H. Richards     Ernest E. Forward

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 26/22
Kent J.
Adm. C. T. A.
granted to
Jane E. Parsons
Dec 26/22
Estate sworn
at $1420.00



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 June 2, 2002

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