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Will of Patrick Walsh
In the name of God Amen, I Patrick Walsh of st. John’s being weak in body but sound in mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament I bequeath to son James Walsh all the property that is beloning to me on the south side of St. John’s with all my effects houses and furniture beds and bedding viz I bequeth as follows twenty pounds for Mass for myself wife and daughter Mary Walsh five pounds to the Revd father Scott five pounds to the Revd father McGrath five pounds to the Revd father Troy five pounds to Revd father O’Conner I bequeath the remainder of what money belonging to me in the savings Bank after paying my debts and funeral expenses to be equally divided between my sons James Walsh and my daughter Margret Aylward, June 19 1869. Patrick his X mark Walsh. In witness whereof and the presence of Coln Reftus. Patrick Campion.
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. 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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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