I Thomas Parsons of Anne Arundel County in ye Province of Maryland, being sick of body but of perfect disposition [and] memory, thanks be to God, do make, constitute, ordain & appoint this to be my Last Will & Testament, revoking, annulling, & utterly making void all other will or wills & this wholly to be taken, affirmed, and held for my Last Will & Testament, as aforesaid, in manner & form following -
Imprimis. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Parsons one shilling. -
I give & bequeath unto my daughter Isabell Parsons fifty acres of Land which is joining upon Anthony Holland's & Benjamin Capill's lines for her to have & hold at her day of marriage for to be hers and her heirs forever, & if ye said Isabell Parsons should die without any issue of her body, then this land is to fall to ye two youngest. -
I give & bequeath unto my daughters Mary Parsons & Susanna Parsons my plantation which I live upon & all things belonging thereunto. I give it unto them to be equally divided betwixt them after their mother's decease to be theirs & their heirs forever. And if these two should die without any heirs of their bodies, then this plantation is to fall to ye two youngest to be theirs and their heirs forever.--
I give to my daughters Sarah & Hannah Parsons betwixt them, I give a two year old heifer named Mealy. I give it betwixt them for it & its increase to be equally divided betwixt them & to be theirs and their heirs forever. And likewise I give unto these my two daughters to each of them the first two colts that my mare brings, let them be horse colts or mare colts, to be theirs and their heirs forever.
And further I do hereby constitute & ordain & appoint my loving friends Anthony Holland & Benjamin Capill to be my whole & sole Executors of this my Last Will & Testament & for ye true performance hereof I have here set my hand and seal this tenth day of October in ye year of our Lord 1683.
John Mayhew ye mark of
Nicholas Grose ye mark of
May ye 31st 1684. The within writing was proved before me by ye oath of John Mayer.
Transcribed by Curt L. Sytsma on March 11, 1999, from a photocopy of the original given to me by Dick & Sandy Rollins. Other sources indicate that the original is found in Prerogative Court (Wills), Liber 4, Folio 28. Obvious spelling errors and punctuation have been corrected to enhance readability, but all names are spelled as in the original.
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