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In the name of God Amen, I Thomas PARKER SEN., being very loe and weak but of perfect mind and memory Thanks be to God for it and knowing that it is ordained for man once to die do first recomend my soul into the hands and protection of Almighty God that gave it me, hopeing through the merrits of a blessed savour to have full and free pardon for all my sins and as for my body to be buried in a decent and mat(?) manner at the discresion of executor hereafter mentioned and what little estate I have at this time left I give and dispose in manner and form as followeth viz.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Samuel WHITEHURST the whole of my estate that can be found within doors and without in case he the said Samuel WHITEHURST should die without lawful issue of his body then in that case my desire is that my said estate should goe unto my Sister Rebekah NICHOLSON and her heirs for ever.
and I do appoint my trusty friend Edward LEECH my whole and sole executor in witness whereof I have here- unto set my hand this 27th day of July 1795.
/s/ Thomas PARKER seal
signed sealed pronounced published and declared this instrument of writing to be my last will and testament in the presence of
Josiah NICHOLSON jurat
William [his mark] BALLANCE jurat
Recorded and examined this 2nd day of Oct. 1795
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