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 Mary Watts Parsons from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 556 to 558 probate year 1917
In re |
Mary Watts Parsons deceased.
The last will and testament of Mary WattsPparsons of Harbor Grace Newfland being of sound and disposing memory and mind. I constitute and appoint my brother Horatio John Watts of St. Johnís Nfland to be executor of this my last will. He to pay all my just debts, and funeral expenses, and the legacies hereinafter given, out of my Estate - after the payment of my said debts and funeral expenses, I give to the seven surviving children of my brother in law Benjamin Parsons and my sisters in law Martha Antle and Eliza Butler, being the nephews and nieces of my late husband James Henry Parsons - having regard only to the said nephews and nieces now living in Newfoundland Shares in the Harbor Grace Water Company stock namely certificate No 7 for one hundred and fifty-three and one third shares 153 1/3 of twenty Dollars each equal to Three Thousand and sixty-six Dollars sixty seven cents, also Certificate No. 8 for Fifty three shares in the Harbor Grace Water Company of seventy dollars each equal to one thousand and sixty dollars both certificates being of the value of Four thousand one hundred and Twenty six Dollars and sixty seven cents $4126.67 to be equally divided between between the said seven nephews and nieces.
I give and bequeath to my brother in law Benjamin Parsons the sum of one thousand Dollars and one thousand Dollars in Debentures.
I give to my niece Mary Zela Clinton Watts the sum of Four hundred Dollars -
I give to my niece Lizzie Strathie Watts the sum of Four hundred Dollars
I give to my niece Jeannie Claudia Watts the sum of Four hundred Dollars
I give to my nephew Theodore John Watts the sum of Four hundred Dollars
I give to my sister in law Tryphena Watts the sum of Five hundred Dollars
I give to my brother Horatio John Watts the sum of Five hundred Dollars -
I give to my niece Mary Lillias Norris (nee Tait) of Invercargill New Zealand the sum of Four hundred Dollars
I give to my niece Zeta Druscilla Andrews (nee Tait) of Oakland San Francisco California the sum of Four hundred Dollars.
I give to my sister-in-law Jane Watts the widow of my late brother Theodore Thomas Watts the sum of Four hundred Dollars-
I give to my nephew Claude Nigel Watts the sum of Four hundred Dollars -
I give my niece Zeta Mercedes Watts the sum of four hundred Dollars.
I give to my niece Belle Davis Watts the sum of Four hundred dollars -
I give to the fund for the intended Hospital at Harbor Grace the sum of Two hundred dollars
I give to the Trustees of the Wesley Methodist Church Harbor Grace the sum of Two hundred Dollars.
I give to my cousin Julia Rowe Luther of Charlottetown Prince Edward Island the sum of one hundred Dollars -
I give to the poor of the Methodist Church of Harbor Grace the sum of Two hundred Dollars.
I give to nephews and nieces of late husband James Henry Parsons in the United States the sum of Five hundred Dollars to be equally divided between them.
I devise to my said executor my dwelling house and stable and all the land belonging to it, and the house in two tenements and land, all on Carbonear Road Harbor Grace- To be sold and the net Proceeds to be equally or pro rata divided between the persons only as hereinbefore named
And lastly as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate, goods and chattles of what kind and nature soever I give and bequeath the same to my brother Horatio John Watts - my sole executor - In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the thirteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. Mary W. Parsons (LS) The above instrument consisting of one sheet was now here subscribed by Mary Watts Parsons in the presence of each of us - And was at the same time declared by her to be her last will and testament, and we at her request sign our names hereto, as attesting witnesses- Albert A. Holmes John Trapnell
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)
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