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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
James Walsh


James Walsh

Estate of James Walsh 1886
From LDS microfilm #2057237


In the Supreme Court.


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.

Edward Morris
John Howley

Sworn before me, at St. John's
this 23rd day of December A.D.
1886, by the said Edward Morris
and the said John Howley.
Otto Emerson

Commissioner of Affidavits, Supreme Court.



Estate of James Walsh
late of Saint John's
in the Central District,
Door Keeper, deceased.

Dated December 27th 1886

Probate granted to The Hon
Edward Morris
and John Howley,
the Executors named in the Will.

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.
          Saint John's December 20th 1886
O.E.          M. J. O'Mara



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.
St. John's 23rd Decr 1886
Otto Emerson



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.
To my Grandson James Frank Walsh, now of Chicago, the sum of Seventy pounds currency and to the Lord Bishop of Saint John's, Dr. Power, the sum of Twenty pounds to be appropriated for masses for my soul and the souls of my wife and family.
After the payment of these amounts, I leave and bequeath the residue of my monies now in the Newfoundland Savings Bank, together with any balances which may be due or owing to me by the said Savings Bank or may be noted? for me by the Legislative Council to my daughter Mary Frances Walsh with the in???tion and reservation that she shall pay out of the said residue money, all such debts as I may lawfully owe, also all the expenses of every kind attending my illness, death and burial.

I hereby appoint ??????????????? (page torn) Morris and John Howley Esqr ????? (page torn) my administrators.
????? second day of September, 1886

James Walsh

Signed and sealed in the
presence of
Richard F. Hayes
Andrew Keenan




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
Island aforesaid, this 20th day of                    Andrew Keenan
December A.D. one Thousand Eight
Hundred and Eighty-six.
Otto Emerson


Last Will and Testament
of James Walsh



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

Humbly Sheweth

          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.
          That under said Will your Petitioners were appointed Executors.
          That the said James Walsh was possessed of property at the time of his death, within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court aforesaid of the probable value of Three Thousand Two Hundred dollars.
          That no Probate or Administration has been taken out to said Estate.
          Your Petitioners therefore pray that one of your Lordships will be pleased to entrust them with Probate of the Will of said James Walsh, deceased.
          And as in duty bound will ever pray.
          Saint John's, December          A.D. 1886
Edward Morris
John Howley




St. John's
To Wit.
John Howley, one of the Petitioners within named maketh oath and saith that the contents of the Petition written on the other side hereof are just and true to the best of deponent's knowledge and belief.

Sworn before me at                              John Howley
Saint John's aforesaid this
22nd day of December 1886.
Geo. J. Adams
Commissioner, S. C.




In the matter of the Estate of
James Walsh, late of Saint John's,
Messenger Newfoundland Savings
Bank, Messenger.

Petition of Executors
for Probate.

Filed Dec 22/86

Fiat J. J. Little



Page Transcribed by Mary Rawlinson

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Tuesday December 19, 2017)

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