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John Parish's Will 1715


Film #1311924 New London CT Probate Records Item 2 Book A and Item 3 Book B
  Book B Index
  Parish, John Will 151
  In the name of God amen, the 16 day of July 1715. I John Parrish of Stoningtown Being sick in body and finding of my
  seulfe decaying but parfict In mind and memory thanks be givfen to God for it therfo calling unto mind and memory the
  mortallytey of my body knowing that is apinted for all men to dye doe make and ordaine this 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 and my body I
  recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the descretion of my executor nothing doubting but at
  the generall Resurrection I shall receive the same againe. By the Almity power of God and as touching such worldly
  Estate as hath pleased God to endow me with all In this Life. I give demise and Dispose of the same in the following
  manner and form.
  Imprimis. I give and bequeath to Marrey my dearly beloved Wife: Whome I Likewise constitute make and ordain my sole
  Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament all and Singular of my personall Estate of every part and parselle nothing
  excluded paying out to my deare children the following sumes I shall hereafter nominate and appoint and I doe hereby
  utterly disallow Revoke and Disanull all and every other former Testament Wills Legacies and Bequests.
  Item. I give to my well Beloved sons William and Isaac all my Lands that I Bowt of Joseph Lamb of Stoningtown their
  paying to their mother when they come of lawfull age of the yers of twenty one, twenty pounds apese in currant money
  when she demands it.
  Item. I bind my abufe named sons William and Isaac when theay com of adge to paye unto their mother the sum of fifty
  shillings apese a yere and yerly In monny or provission as monny and also that theye provide hur a comfortabill rom to
  Livfe In during hur widowhood and allsoe it is to be understood that theay are not to paye the five pound a yere noe
  longer then she Remains my Widow. I doe or that my Executrix the Remainder legases be paid out as followeth.
  Item. unto my son Samuell the sum of five shillings
  Item. to pay unto my son Benjamin the sum of five shillings
  Item. I doe order that my son John have my great Bibeil
  Item. I doe order that my son Ephriham Be paid the sum of ten pounds
  pounds if he remaind with his mother while he coms of age and if she
  sese case to put him to a trade then to have five pounds.
  Item. to pay to my daughter Hannah the sum of five shillings
  Item. to pay to my dauter Lidiah the sum of five shillings
  Item. to pay to my dauter Elisabeth the sum of five shillings
  Item. to pay to my dauter Sarah the sum of five shillings
  Item. to pay to my dauter Rachell the sum of five shillings
  Item. to pay to my dauter Marey the sum of five shillings
  Item. to pay to my dauter Abigill the sum of five shillings
  Item. to pay to my dauter Dorryty the sum of five shillings
  It is to be understood them that are now of adge are to be paid three years after
  my decease and the other as theay com of adge.
  Item. After all my onest debts and legetes are payed I doe pase all the remainder to my dere and lovfing wife.
  Rattifng and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament In Wittnes whereof I have hereunto set my
  hand and Seall the day and yere above Written.
  The word fife shillins interlined Between the 29 and 30 line was Inter lined before sineing and Sealling. It is to Be
  understood it is Benjamins fife Shillins that is his legacy. I doe also desir that my lovfing frind John Smith may be an
  overseer to assist my wife to se this my will fulfilled.
  Signed: John J P Parrish (Seal) his to lette of his name
  In the presens of us witnesses
  John Safford
  Petter P Garenton His mark
  John Smith
  John Safford and Peter Garrenton two of the witnesses to the within Will appeared in a Court of Probate held in New
  London Novemb. 8th 1715 and made Oath that they saw Mr John Parish the Testator to this Instrum Signe and Seal
  the same and heard him declare it to be his last Will and Testament, that he was of Sound minde & memory to their
  best understanding and that they together with John Smith Signed as witnesses. Teste George Denison Cler.
  Recorded in the Third Book of Records on folio 335 & 336 Novemb 3rd 1715. Pr G Denison Cler.


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