John Parsons will-from Maryland Calendar of Wills

5th May 1688
9th July 1688

John Parsons, St. Maryís Co.

To 2 sons, viz, Edward and John,at 21 years of age, and heirs, plantation in St. Georgeís Hundred. Should either die without survivor and heirs, (the other) to inherit deceasedís portion.

To young son, Cosine and heirs, said plantation in event of death of both sons aforesaid without issue. Said son, Cosine, dying without heirs, plantation aforesaid to pass to daughter (unnamed) and heirs.

To said sons in like manner, certain land by patent on Great Choptanke River, Talbot Co.

To wife, Mary, executrix, home plantation during life; to descend to Cosine and daughter (unnamed) and their heirs. In the event of death of either son or daughter without issue, survivor to inherit deceasedís portion.

Said 4 children to be in care of their Mother and to be brought up Roman Catholic.

Test: Robert Carvile, Thomas Stroud, Sylent Bryant, Thomas Price.