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Will of Catherine Walsh
In the name of God, Amen, I Catherine Walsh of Saint John's Widow, being of sound mind memory and understanding do make ordain and appoint the following as and for my last will and testament that is to say:
First, I will and bequeath the sum of twenty pounds currency to my sister Ellen Harney wife of John Harney, Charlotte Town Prince Edward Island for her sole and exclusive use and benefit-
Second- I will and bequeath to Ellen Harney daughter of said John and Ellen Harney twenty pounds currency-
Third To my sister Margaret Spicer of Waterford, Ireland, thirty pounds currency, and if my said sister be not living at my decease then said bequest shall be paid by me executor to my said sister Ellen Harney-
Fourth, to the Reverend David O'Donnell I will and bequeath the sum of five pounds currency.
Fifth, To the Parish Priest of Saint John's, I will and bequeath the sum of ten pounds for the celebration of Masses for the repose of my soul-
Sixth, To the Orphanage of St. Michael's in Saint John's I will and bequeath the sum of ten pounds currency-
Seventh, To Bridget Brien, I will and bequeath the sum of five pounds currency.
Eighth, to Johannah Warren of Saint John's I will and bequeath the sum of five pounds currency.
Ninth, To Michael Whalen, son of John Whalen of Saint John's, five pounds currency. I will and desire that after the payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses all the rest, residue and remainder of my money and effects be distributed by my executor in charity. I hereby nominate and appoint Henry Shea of Saint John's, Doctor of Medicine, executor to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other and former wills made by me.
Catherine her X mark Walsh. Signed, sealed and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said Catherine Walsh in our presence, the same having been first read over and explained to her in our presence who have affixed our names hereto in her presence and at her instance and request,
Jos. I. Little, Henry Shea.
I ordain the following as a codicil to the foregoing my last will and testament viz. my chest of clothes I desire shall be sent to my said sister Ellen Harney of Charlotte Town for her use and benefit. Dated at Saint John's this 25th day of August A.D. 1866.
Catherine her X mark Walsh. Witness, Jos. I. Little, Henry Shea.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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