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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Walsh



Will of John Walsh
from Newfoundland will books vol 1 page 67 probate year 1829-1830

In re John Walsh       deceased

The last will and testament of John Walsh formerly of the Parish of Moancoin County of Kilkenny Ireland but now of Riverhead St. John's Newfoundland. I will to dispose of the money which belongs to me on Abraham LeMessurrier hands to the amount of about the sum of sixty five pounds sterling more or less I am not certain, in the following manner, I bequeath twenty pounds of it to my sister Elizabeth Walsh alias Buckley I bequeath ten pounds more to my said sister's son Patrick Buckley Junior I bequeath ten pounds more to my niece Catherine Walsh now residing in Petty Harbour the remainder of it I leave to pay whatever debts I have contracted and to defray my funeral charges
I likewise bequeath the money which belongs to me in Ireland to my sisters Mary and Catherine now residing in Ireland to be equally divided between them.
I bequeath one half the pile of wood now situated on the place commonly called the meadow and likewise ½ the shours to Patrick Buckley Senior the other half of which belong to my brother Martin Walsh
Given under my hand here in St. John's this fourteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine. John his X mark Walsh. Witness Terence Morrissy.    Michael Phelan.   James his X mark Shea.

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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 19, 2002

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