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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(W)
Patrick Walsh

 

 

Will of Patrick Walsh
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 155 & 156 probate year 1913

In re Patrick Walsh      deceased.

This is the last will and Testament of me Patrick Walsh of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Shopkeeper and I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary writings by me made. I appoint my wife, Catherine, sole executrix of this my will. I hereby give and bequeath unto my wife Catherine all my property and estate of every description, both real and personal for the term of her natural life, after her death to be divided equally between our two children, Francis and Mark Gilbert, share and share alike.
In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my will at St. John's aforesaid this second day of September A.D. 1913 - Patrick his X mark Walsh -
Signed by the said Patrick Walsh by making his mark as and for his last will in the presence of us both being present at the same time, who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses having been first read over and explained to said testator. Cyril J. Cahill    Mary Ledwell.

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Dec 23/13
C.J.
Probate
Dec. 27/13
granted
to Catherine
Walsh
Estate
sworn
at $4500.00

 

 

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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Kevin Reddigan July 16, 2015

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