Archdeacon Wills 1729 #72, Bride, of Revd. Robert Parr, Rector of KK Bride:

"In the name of God, amen. I Robert Parr Rector of KK Bride, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the same, calling unto mind the mortality of my body &c., do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God my Creator, that gave it, and my body to Christian burial nothing denoting but that at general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the might power of God. And as touching such worldly estates and goods wherewith it pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. I leave, will and bequeath two bowls of barley to be distributed among the poor of my parish. Item, I leave and bequeath to my children vix., John, Robert, Thomas, Humphrey, James, Jane, and Dorothy Parr a guinea legacy to each of them. Item, I leave the care and tuition of my children to my dear and loving wife, and do nominate constitute and appoint my loving brother The Revd Mr John Humphrey to be guardian and overseer to my said children. Lastly, I do nominate, constitute and appoint my most dear and loving wife Mrs. Dorothy Parr als Humphrey to be my only and sole Executrix of all the rest of my goods and effect moveable and immoveable whatsoever allowing and authorizing her to sell and dispose of my houses and garden, &c., in KK Bride to her best advantage. And after death of my said wife all what then remains of the goods and effects belonging to us in Island, are to fall and descend entirely unto our aforesaid children. I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other will and wills heretofore made by me. And in testimony that this is my last will and testament I have hereunto put my name and seal this fifth day of February 1728/9. [signed] Robert Parr. Witnesses: Edward Moore, John Bignall, Ewan Moore.

The Executrix sworn in form of Law, & gave pledges the Revd. Mr. Edward Moore and Mr. John Bignal. Mr. Edward Moore and Ewan Moore two of the witnesses declare that the Testatrix some time after the signing of this will ordered one of the bowls of barley left to the poor to be distributed among the poor of KK Arbory.

March the 13th, 1729, Joney Clague enters a claim against the Executrix of the Reverend Mr. Robert Parr for the sum of thirty shillings and craves the Law.

September 7th, 1730, then received from my dear mother Mrs. Dorothy Parr one guinea, being a legacy left to me by my father the Revd. Mr. Robert Parr late Rector of KK Bride, for which this is a sufficient discharge. [signed] Jane Parr.

The funeral charges for James Parr son to the Revnd Mr Robert Parr deceased: for the coffin, 3 shillings 6 pence; handles for the coffin 3 shillings 6 pence; two yards of black cloth 2 shillings 8 pence; two yards of linen cloth 2 shillings 4 pence; wine and brandy 5 shillings 8 pence; ale 3 shillings; victuals or meat 4 shillings; bread 1 shilling, candles 5 shillings; total in all 1 pound 5 shillings 5 pence. March 31, 1737, this account given by the Executrix."




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