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Will of John Walsh
1875 October 2nd I John Walsh my farm and house to be given but never to be sold or merged 3 cows and to horses to be given 3 box carts and 2 wood carts to be given 3 sets of harness slay and harness given plough and harrws to be given whenever my fathers land is to be sherd my part is to be given to my second eldest son My wife Sarah Walsh is to have all while she remains singel My Daughter Mary Ann Walsh is to get half the house and half the land after her mothers deth My son George Walsh is to get £12 or the best cow She is oner of when he is twenty one years of age i John Walsh x this is my last will and request. James Hardy, John Meacey.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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