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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Edward Walsh



Will of Edward Walsh
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 602 probate year 1921

In re Edward Walsh       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me Edward Walsh of Old Portugal Cove Road, St. John's. After payment of my testamentary and funeral expenses I will devise and bequeath my farm on which I am now living comprising Dwelling House and Barn and about five acres of land situate in the lane off of the Old Portugal Cove Road and bounded North by the Lane and all other sides by land of William Campbell, to Michael Walsh, son of John Walsh, with whom I am now living, to hold to said Michael Walsh for ever. And I will devise and bequeath the piece of land comprising wooded and other land of about thirty acres more or less situate on the East side of the Old Portugal Cove Road, and about two miles from the town of St. John's, to the said John Walsh, to hold to him for ever. All the rest residue and remainder of my estate lands chattles and effects I will devise and bequeath to the said John Walsh to hold to him for ever And I appoint the said John Walsh (now living with me and looking after me) to be Executor of this my will.
As witness my hand at St. John's this 21st day of February A.D. Nineteen hundred and twenty one Edward his X mark Walsh
Signed Published and Declared as his last will and testament (being comprised in two sheets) in presence of us, who in his presence and in presence of each other have hereto signed our names as witnesses (the same having been first read over and explained to the said Edward Walsh, the Testator, who seemed perfectly to understand the same) F. A. Mews Solicitor    Nellie Walsh

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 8/21
Kent J.
Probate granted
to John Walsh
March 8/21
Estate Sworn
at $1815.00



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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 26, 2002

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