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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Parsons
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 463-464
probate year 1912
William Parsons deceased.
I William Parsons of
Ochre Pit Cove in Conception Bay Planter make this my last will and Testament
First I give and bequeath to my son Nicholas the land I purchased from
Elizabeth Gill and now in Nicholas possession.
Second I give and bequeath to my son William George my
horse and cart and all my carpenters tools.
I give and bequeath to my Executors hereinafter named all the residue
of my property both real and personal in trust for the use of my wife
during her life and after her decease then upon trust to hold that piece
of land called the Plantation also the land purchased from John
Fogarty also my fishing room and stage to be equally shared and shared alike
between my sons Nicholas and William George but it is my desire if my
son Richard should come back and wish to reside permanently in Ochre
Pit Cove he shall one of the meadows bequeath to Wm George so that he
may have a place to build a house and have a garden and to hold all the
residue of my property both real and personal except that hereinafter
mentioned upon trust for my said son Wm George forever.
Fourth I give and bequeath to my son Nicholas what is known as the “big
meadow” of Fogartys property and the rest to belong to Wm
George and his heirs forever
Fifth It is my will that my said
wife do dispose of her beds and trunks as she thinks best. My son Richard having
received as much from me for his education, or I having paid so much
for him. I consider that the benefits are as much as the other sons have
received from me.
I appoint Albert Penney and George White both of Ochre
Pit Cove Executors of this my last will and Testament. Jabez
Hill I have
hereunto set my hand and seal this the fifteenth day of September A.D.
Eighteen hundred and ninety-seven William His x mark Parsons Signed
in our presence by the said Wm Parsons who in his person and in the presence
of each other have signed their names as witnesses, the same having been
read over to the said William Parsons in our presence and fully explained
to him Jabez Hill M. M. Joseph Pascoe Parsons
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Geo. H. White
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