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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Edward Walsh
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 391-392
probate year 1897
Last will and Testament of
Edward Walsh of St. Mary’s S.D.
St. Mary’s Oct 7th 1896
In the name of God. I Edward Walsh of St. Marys do make the following
and no other my last will and Testament. First I give my soul to God
and my body to be buried in Christian ground and as to my worldly goods
I possess I dispose of them in the following manner & form.
I bequeath my house and all therein to my beloved wife Mary Walsh during
her natural life. She cannot dispose or sell it. Also the cabbage garden
and the setting of a barrel of potatoes in the meadow also one cow and
her calf to be fed of the hay of the meadow during her life and after
her death it becomes the property of my sons John & Wm Walsh.
I bequeath to my son Thos that piece of my meadow from
the end of the pile of rocks to the cabbage garden and straight up to
his own ground during his life and to descend to his children.
to my son William Walsh the meadow bounded east by Mr.
Tobins land and
as far as James Walshs land and on the south by the sea shore, on the
west a straight line from the stable to Johns house and on the north
from Johns house across to Thos. fence and cabbage garden to Jas
Walshs fence or ground to have & hold the same during his
natural life and he cannot sell or make over said property but must after
his death descend to his children.
And to my son John I bequeath all
my property west of Wm’s boundary
to the road and sea shore to have and hold the same during his natural
life and he cannot dispose or make it over but must after his death descend
to his children.
I give my horse to the care of my son John but he is to provide wood for my wife and his mother Wm and Thos is to
have the use of said horse when they require it, they are to support
the house and contribute to expenses. I Edward Walsh declare the above
and no other to be my last will and Testament and in witness thereof
and in presence of the undermentioned persons I sign or mark it. (Sgd)
Edward his X mark Walsh. Witness present (Sgd) Patk
Walsh Executor. (Sgd)
John his X mark Tobin. (Sgd) Jas his X mark
Codicil to the above
As to my Bank Book and the amt therein I dispose of it as follows 7
dollars to Fr. McDermot for masses for my Father, mother my wife
Cathon Walsh & my
sister Ellen Walsh 20 dollars to Fr. Reardon for masses for my own soul
also a head stone with funeral expenses the remainder is to be given
to my wife Mary Walsh for her support. (Sgd) Edward
his X mark Walsh.
Witness present (sgd) John his X mark Tobin. (Sgd) Jas.
his X mark Walsh.
(Sgd) Patk. Walsh Executor
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament
and codicil of Edward Walsh deceased.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos. I. Little
Mar 4: 1897
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