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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Johanna Walsh
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 346-348
probate year 1911
Johanna Walsh deceased.
This is The last will and Testament
of Johanna Walsh of Torbay Newfoundland. In the name of God. Amen. I
Johanna Walsh of Torbay, Newfoundland, wife of Thomas
Walsh being of
sound mind and memory do hereby make, publish and declare this my last
will and Testament in manner following that is to say
I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by
Second. I direct my Executor
hereinafter appointed to pay my lawful debts and my funeral and testamentary
expenses and to erect a suitable headstone upon my grave and to place
an iron fence or railing around my grave.
Third. I give and
bequeath to my son Thomas Walsh my dwelling house and all it contains:
my barn, outhouses and their contents, horses, cattle, farming implements,
carts, carriages and all other chattels of all kinds of which I may die
possessed; also all lands and premises of which I may die possessed.
Fourth. I give and bequeath to the parish priest of Torbay holding office
at the time of my death the sum of one hundred dollars, to have one office
and High Mass for the repose of my soul the remainder of said bequest
to have Low Masses.
Fifth. I give and bequeath a similar sum
of one hundred dollars to the priest in charge of the parish of St. Patrick’s,
Riverhead St. John’s at the time of my death for a similar purpose.
I give and bequeath a similar sum of one hundred dollars to the parish
priest at Portugal Cove, St. John’s at the time of my death for
a similar purpose.
Seventh. I give and bequeath all the residue
of my estate to my son Thomas Walsh.
Eighth. I wish it to be
distinctly understood that my husband Thomas Walsh who
has been separated from me for Thirty-one years shall receive no part
of my estate.
Ninth. I hereby appoint John Fitzpatrick of St. John’s
Shopkeeper to be Executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand the 16 day of February in the year
of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ten. Johanna her x
mark Walsh Signed by the said Johanna
Walsh and published and declared by her as
and for her last will and Testament in our presence, who in her presence
and in the presence of each other and at her request have hereunto subscribed
our hands as witnesses the day and year first above written, the said
will having first been read over and explained to the said Johanna
Walsh in our presence and she seeming to understand and approve
of same. This will consists of two Typewritten sheets each of which was
signed by the Testatrix in our presence 1st witness Augustine
Thorne 2nd witness Michael Finn
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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