Clement Parsons his last will

In the name of God amen I Clement Parsons being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following--First my will and desire is that all my just debts be paid- 2ndly I give and bequeath unto my son in law John Bowles part of a Tract of Land lying in Charles County called amendment one hundred and seventy five acres to him and his heirs forever, also my will and desire is that John Bowles shall have my negro woman Henny and her child which he has now in possession and everything else which I have already given him- 3rdly My will and desire is that all which I have given to my son James Parsons, Joseph Parsons, Clement Parsons and my Daughter Susannah Molohon be brought into my Estate again and divided as I shall hereafter direct... 4thly My will and desire is that my Estate both Real and personal be equally divided between my Children after taking out my wifes thirds, that is to say, James Parsons, Joseph Parsons, Clement Parsons, John Parsons, Susannah Molohon and Mary Parsons- 5thly My will and desire is that the Children of John Bowles shall not have any part of my estate except what I have already bequeathed to their father- And I hereby nominate and appoint my two sons Joseph and Clement Parsons Executors of this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninety three

Clement Parsons (seal)

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Clement Parsons to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us Stephen Jones, Joseph Harward, Leonard Johnson

On the back of the aforegoing was as follows, to wit

Saint Mary’s County, the 13th day of March, 1793. Then Came Joseph Parsons and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and Testament of Clement Parsons, late of Saint Mary’s County, deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession, and that he doth not know of any other--

Certified for Jeremiah Jordan Regt. wills for Saint Mary’s County

Saint Mary’s County, the 13th day of March 1793-Then Came Stephen Jones, Joseph Howard and Leonard Johnson, the three subscribing witnessess to the written last will and Testament of Clement Parsons late of Saint Mary’s County, deceased and severally made oath in the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that they did see the Testator therein named, sign and seal this will, and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and Testament, that at the time of his so doing, he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding; and that they respectively subscribed their names as witnessess to this will, in the Presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other-Certified by Jeremiah Jordan Regt. Wills for Saint Mary’s County

NB Clement Parsons renounces the executorship of this will


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