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Will of Patrick Walsh
In the Estate of
In the name of God Amen. I Patrick Walsh of Open Hall though weak of health, but strong of mind and memory do hereby ordain this my last will and testament. I hereby leave and bequeath my dwelling house and furniture to my wife and my son Michael. My son Richard is to be master in it while he stays here. My son Timothy is also to live in the house while he wishes but is not to supercede the rest in any way. This shop and plant is to be carried on as usual and the mother is to have full charge in the running of this Public House. Fishing room, trap and lobster factory is to be run by Richard. Half the big garden is for Richard and for him to build a house there when he desires. The other half is for Timothy to build a house also if he desires. The land at Thomas's Cove is to be divided equally into three parts among my three sons if Timothy stays at Open Hall, if he leaves, his share is to be divided among the other two sons Richard & Michael The mother is to have no say in the land or property bequeathed to the sons. After the mothers death the shop and house goes to Michael. The surviving son or those who choose to remain at Open Hall, any of the three, Richard Michael or Timothy is to have full possession of all the land. The garden nearest next the house or front garden is to go with the house and shop. Patrick Walsh.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Patrick Walsh deceased
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
|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. |
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