Last Will and Testament of William Parker - 20 January 1689 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk

In the name of God Amen January 20th 1689 Know all men by these presents that I Wm. Parker of Somerset County in the Province of Maryland, Blacksmith being at this present writing hereof very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, do make this my Last will and Testament Revoking all other former written wills. I give and bequeath my Immortale Soul Almighty god ye gave it with full assurance of free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins through the merritts and precius blood of my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. My body I bequeath to the Earth from whence it was taken and as for the Estate which has pleased god to bless me with in this world, I give & bequeath as followith- Making my brother George Parker my whole & sole Executor bequeathing unto him all my personal Estate. Which I have in the World, Debts Dues And Demands Oney some theings Excepted to my Brother Matthew I give one set of plush breaches and one Black Hat give to my brother George Parker being my Executer as aforementioned, giving all my Debts unto him as followeth from Tege Quilling- Three Thousand pounds of Tobacco, from Matthew Parker One Thousand Pound of Tobacco, from Jobe Tuit five hundred & fifty pounds of Tobacco, from Walter Reed upon the acess of his son in Law One Thousand pounds of Tobacco, Edward Steven, two pieces of Eight Also in Pennsylvania from William Dies Six Pounds Sterling Money as Witness my hand this day And year aforementioned William Parker Thos Smith William Richards John Smith Memo this day being the 6th day of Octob. John Smith & William Richards came before me & made Oath ye saw the within written will Sealed Signed & Deliverd as Witness my hand John Rennklyn Test. Esme Bayly Regr. W.S.C

Source:

_____.  Maryland Records CR 43,742:151.

 

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