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Estate of James Walsh 1886
You shall swear that you believe this to be the true last Will and Testament of James Walsh, late of Saint John's in the Central District of the Island of Newfoundland, Door Keeper, Legislative Council.
You shall swear that you will pay all the Debts and Legacies of the Deceased, so far as the Goods shall extend and the Law shall bind you; and that you will exhibit a true, full and perfect Inventory of all and every the Goods, Rights and Credits of the deceased, together with a just and true account into the Registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, when you shall be lawfully called thereto: And you shall further swear that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits, and Effects of the said James Walsh, deceased, and of which he died possessed, do not, according to the best of your knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Three Thousand Six Hundred Dollars.
So Help you God.
Sworn before me, at St. John's
Dated December 27th 1886
Probate granted to The Hon
Estate sworn under $3600.00
After three days, application will be made to the Supreme Court or to one of the Honorable Judges thereof, for Probate of the Will of James Walsh, late of Saint John's, Door Keeper, Legislative Council and Messenger, Newfoundland Savings Bank, deceased, to be granted to the Honble Edward Morris and John Howley Esqr, the Executors named in said Will.
I hereby certify that the notice on the other side hereof was duly posted in my office on the day of the date thereof and then continued until this date.
In the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I, James Walsh of Saint John's hereby make this my last Will and Testament. I leave and bequeath to my adored daughter Mary Frances Walsh all my right, title and interest in and to the dwelling house and premises with garden and grounds, now and for many years heretofore occupied, owned and possessed by me and situate on the road to Quidi Vidi on the north side of the pond of that name, together with all documents and title deeds pertaining thereto and with all the furniture and goods of any description contained within the said house and premises. The whole as I possessed them, I leave and bequeath fully, entirely and exclusively to the said Mary Frances Walsh, my daughter aforesaid, her heirs, executors and assigns for ever. James Walsh signature.
I leave and bequeath to my son James Walsh of Saint Johns the sum of One Hundred Pounds currency.
I hereby appoint ??????????????? (page torn) Morris and John Howley Esqr ????? (page torn) my administrators.
Signed and sealed in the
SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Andrew Keenan of Saint John's, Newfoundland, Cabman, maketh oath and saith that on the Second day of September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty six at St. John's aforesaid he, this Deponent, was present and did see James Walsh, the Testator named in the paper writing hereto annexed, duly sign, publish and declare the said annexed paper writing as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of this Deponent and of Richard F. Hayes of Saint John's aforesaid, Cooper, the other subscribing witness thereto. That Deponent and said Richard F. Hayes then and there signed their names to such Will as such witnesses, in the presence of the said Testator and of each other and that at the time of the said execution of the said Will the said Testator was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of Deponent's knowledge and belief.
SWORN BEFORE ME at St. John's, in the
Last Will and Testament
To the Honorable Sir F.B.T. Carter K.C.M.G. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland or one of the Honorable Judges thereof.
The Petition of the Honorable Edward Morris and John Howley of Saint John's, Gentlemen
That James Walsh, late of Saint John's aforesaid, Messenger in Newfoundland Savings Bank, died on the fourteenth day of the present month of December having duly executed his last Will and Testament, which has been proved and is hereto annexed.
Sworn before me at John Howley
In the matter of the Estate of
Petition of Executors
Filed Dec 22/86
J. J. Little
Page Transcribed by Mary Rawlinson
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Tuesday December 19, 2017)
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