PARSONS, SAMUEL

State of North Carolina
Tyrrell County
Book 1, page 104
Dated 30 August 1778

In the name of God amen: I Samuel Parsons of the County aforesaid Planter being very sick and week in body but of sound mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain these presents to contain my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it to me & my body to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors here after named, and as touching my worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following form and manner that is to say.

Imprimas - This 30 of August in 1778 - I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Sarah Parsons one cow and her increase one feather bed & furniture one iron pot one yew and lamb and their increase to her and her heirs and assigns -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Samuel Parsons one cow and her increase one iron pot my hunting gun one yew and lamb and their increase -

Item - I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Susanna Parsons whom I likewise ordain my Executrix and Samuel Parsons Junr. and William Brickhouse whom I appoint and ordain my Executors and Executrix to her the said Susanna Parsons all the rest of my Estate together with all my bills bonds and notes of hand whatsoever to her and her heirs and assigns free and I do hereby disanul and disalow revoke and disanul all and every other former Wills Testaments Legases Executors or Executrix by me in aney, whatsoever by before mentioned willed and bequeaved ratitifying this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and date above written-

Samuel (his -x- mark) Parsons (Seal)

Signed Sealed and Pronounced
and Declared by the said Samuel
Parsons to be his last Will and
Testament in presence of us

John Snell
James Edwards
Samuel Hopkins


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Updated May 8, 2001
Jean Owens Schroeder