John? Parsons
Peter Parsons
(Abt 1658-1686/1687)


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1. Mary Kendall

Peter Parsons

  • Born: Abt 1658
  • Marriage (1): Mary Kendall
  • Died: 05 Nov 1686-28 Mar 1687, Somerset Co., MD


From the old Somerset County Liber IKL:
Peter Parsons son of Peter Parsons borne of Mary his wife the seaventeenth day of March one thousand six hundred eighty & two
John Parsons son of Peter Parsons borne of Mary his wife the first day of December one thousand six hundred eighty & five

On Nov 13 1685, Peter Parsons had land tract "Bacon Quarter" surveyed for him for 200a and a patent was granted on Jun 1 1687 (evidently, posthumously) (SoCert:R133 and WoCert:0235). On Mar 9 1686, Peter Parsons purchased 200a of tract "Spittlefields" (part of the 800a tract "Goddards Folly") from Richard Stevens and his wife Abigail for 4500 lbs. of tobacco (SoLR-MA:778).

Peter Parsons wrote his will Nov 5 1686 and it was proven in Somerset Co. on Mar 28 1687
- To first born son Peter, my plantation whereon I now dwell containing 200a of land
- To second son John being the youngest, a parcel of land containing 200a in a place cakked the forest bought lately of Thomas Cox (as Cocks)
- To wife Mary, my whole estate of moveables for her widowhood then to sons Peter and John when they reach the age of 18
- I wask Philip Ascue (as Askew) and John Booth to mind the concerns of my children
Witnesses: John Moore, John Parsons (SoW-EB5:190)

Peter's brother, John Parsons, wrote his will May 18 1709 and it was proven in Somerset Co. on Apr 1 1712 and gave legacies to his nephew John Parsons and sons of his deceased nephew Peter (John and Peter):
- To nephew John Parsons, all my lands
- To Grace Brereton, daughter of William and Sarah Brereton, deceased, 300 lbs. of tobacco
- To Thomas Brereton, those breeding sows to be taken off my plantation and can take pigs with them and my old shooting gun
- To John and Peter Parsons, eldest sons to my nephew Peter Parsons,deceased, may have each a mare fold when they reach age 12
- To nephew John Parsons, all the remainder of my estate
Witnesses: William Alexander, John Waltham, Benjamin Cottman, Hannah Waltham (SoW-EB9:14)

Peter married Mary Kendall.

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