Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors


Will of William Parsons from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 153 probate year 1881


In re William Parsons deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I William Parsons, Planter, of Pinchards Island, Bonavista Bay being of sound mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament as follows:     First, I commit my body to the earth and my spirit to God who gave it.     After paying the expenses of my funeral and all other lawful debts and charges I give and bequeath to each of my four brothers viz George, Philip, Robert and Benjamin one eighth part of whatever I die possessed of-     I give and bequeath to my brother Abraham, William Blackmore and his sister Jane Gill, each one the sixteenth part of whatever I die possessed of.     To the four children of my brother Richard, viz; William, Adam, Jane and Caroline I give and bequeath the eighth part likewise to be equally divided among them.     To Benjamin Parsons son of William and Leah, I give and bequeath one eighth part.     My Room situate in Indian Bay I have already given to William and Adam, sons of Richard. The house I now occupy I give and bequeath to Sarah Parsons, daughter of Philip, and I do constitute and appoint the Revd John Goodacre Cragg sole executor of this my will.     Signed William Parsons X his mark.     his seal (LS)     Signed sealed and delivered by the testator in the presence of us, who in the presence of each other (after hearing the contents read over) have set our hands and seals this fifteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three-     John Hann (LS)     Thomas Gill (LS)

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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