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

Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 506 probate year 1876.

Will of George Parsons


This is the last will and testament of George Parsons of Change Island in the Northern District of Newfoundland- I give and bequeath to my wife Jane and my two sons Alfred and Charles for their absolute use and benefit an equal share in all my property real and personal situated in Change Islands aforenamed that is to say, my dwelling with its furniture, two store houses one work shop, stage flakes meadow land, and gardens, nets, punts and other fishing gear

To my wife and three sons John, Alfred an d Charles my large boat- To my wife I give and bequeath my musket and to my two sons Alfred and Charles my other three guns- I further will that my daughter Dorcas so long as she remains unmarried be entitled to support, and the sum of six pounds (6£) currency per annum to be realised out of my whole estate and paid to her in the month of October-

Nevertheless if my wife should marry again she shall forfeit all her lawful right and claim to any of my property real or personal, aforenamed, and should my sons Alfred and Charles, leave the estate and cease to use the salmon nets, I give and bequeath to my son John all their right and title to said nets- Likewise I make and constitute and ordain my two sons Alfred and Charles to be executors of this my last will and testament- In witness I hereunto subscribe my name and affix my seal this second day of A ugust in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy five-

George his X mark Parsons- In presence of the undersigned who in the presence of each other subscribed their names, Henry Scammell, Edwin H. Jeans.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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