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Copy of the Will of Amos Parsons late of Shebbear in the County of Devon Farmer deceased

Exors - James Parsons Richard Parsons

Proved in the Archidiaconal Court of Barnstaple on the 18th day of September 1850

© Crown Copyright

Devon Record Office - 1078/IRW/P/249

Transcribed by Sheila Howard


Effects under £450

In the Name of God Amen I Amos Parsons of the Parish of Shebbear in the County of Devon Yeoman being of sound mind and memory do make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner following/ sig / First I give and bequeath unto my Dear Wife Anne Parsons the sum of One Hundred Pounds, ten pounds of the aforenamed to be paid to her one month after my decease and the remainder twelve months after my decease by my Executors hereinafter named. Also I give unto my dear Wife the Bed which we now Sleep on and to be properly performed [?] in the same way as it always has heretofore. Secondly I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Hunkin five pounds thirdly I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Standlick ten pounds fourthly I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Dorothy Clemetts five Pounds. fifthly I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Charlotte Andrew five Pounds these several legacies given by me to my four Daughters to be paid to her by my Executors hereinafter named twelve months after my decease. sixthly I give and bequeath unto my two Sons James Parsons and Richard Parsons all my Goods and Chattles Monies and Securities for Money Household Furniture and every other thing I die possessed of which is not herebefore bequeathed they paying my just debts and legacies and funeral expenses whom I make my whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament revoking all other Wills In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of September 1849.

Signed sealed published by the said Amos Parsons the Testator and [..] acknowledged to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in the presence of the present Testator and of each other other have subscribed our Names as Witness thereto We and the said Testator being all present at the same time.

Amos Parsons

Edward Walter
John Hawking