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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(W)
Mary Walsh

 

 

Will of Mary Walsh
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 379 probate year 1904

In re will of Mary Walsh of Kilbride       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Mary Walsh of Kilbride near St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland married woman.

  • First. I devise and bequeath unto my husband Richard Walsh for the term of his natural life my farm situate at Kilbride with dwelling house and all other erections thereon and also all stock and farming implements on the said farm.
  • Secondly   I devise give and bequeath unto my nephew Edward Gorman my aforesaid farm situate at Kilbride with dwelling house and all other erections thereon and also all stock and farming implements on the said farm To hold the same unto my said nephew Edward Gorman for ever subject only as to the life interest of my husband Richard Walsh bequeathed by paragraph one of this my last will and Testament.
  • I desire that my nephew Edward Gorman will assist my husband in cultivating the farm and help generally about the same and will procure the help of his sisters to do my husband's washing and cooking.
  • I further desire that my nephew Edward Gorman will cause masses to be celebrated for the repose of the souls of myself my husband my father and my brother.
  • I hereby appoint Patrick Walsh of Kilbride executor of this my last will and testament.
  • I hereby revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by my.

In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed the fourth day of July Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and four. Mary her X mark Walsh. Signed by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament by making her mark in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the same having been first read over and explained. John Vivicombe     J. J. McCarthy

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Mary Walsh.
D. M. Browning

Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
28th July 1904
Johnson J.
Probate granted to
Patk. Walsh on the
12th Aug. 1904
Est. $400

 

 

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, Kristina Americo and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 18, 2002

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