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Will of Michael Walsh
In the name of God Amen I the undersigned the testator do hereby bequeath to my son Walter Walsh after my death all my property that is my Farm with all the stock and farming utensils belonging to me on condition that he cannot let sell or mortgage the property without all his family being satisfied Signed by the testator Michael his X mark Walsh. Witnesses Michael Treacy, Farmer, William Sinnott, Farmer. Both of Kilbride Saint John’s Newfoundland October 16th in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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