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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Edward Walsh


Will of Edward Walsh
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 268 probate year 1838

In re
     Edward Walsh       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Edward Walsh of Cloyne County of Cork in the Kingdom of Ireland but now residing in Bonavista Newfoundland Labourer being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding (but mindful of my mortality) do this first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say First I desire to be decently and privately buried in the Roman Catholic Chapple Yard belonging to the parish in which I may die without any funeral pomp and with as little expense as may be and I give and bequeath unto my parish priest the sum of five pounds currency to be delivered to him by my executor hereafter to be nam'd also I give to my son Edward Walsh the remainder part of my estate whatever and wheresoever and of what nature kind and quality soever the same may be and not hereinbefore given and disposed of after payment of my debts funeral expenses and the expense of proving this will. I do hereby appoint Mr. Archibald Arnott sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set and subscribed my hand & seal the date and year before mentioned. Edwd his x mark Walsh (LS)
Sign'd sealed published and declared by the said testator Edward Walsh as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us and who at his request in his presence & in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witness thereto. Owen Francis.    John his x mark Gray   Witness Owen Francis.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 12, 2003)

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