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Will of Thomas Walsh
The District of River Head Harbor Grace, December 28th 1871. In the name of God Amen the last will & testament of Thomas Walsh I give my free will of disposing of my personal property which consists chiefly of my money first I do bequeath to my brother & sister James Walsh Shea and Mary Walsh Shea now liveing in glislinding county of cork Ireland eighty pounds to each my nearest relations, second William Walch to receive fifteen pounds with my bed and watch and the lower ground third James Walch fifteen pounds & fourth Margaret Walch sixteen pounds fifth Mrs. Johanah Walch seven pounds and cathrin lahy seven pounds Thomas Collens ten pounds the clergy seven pounds for Masses for my soul and a head stone for my grave allso two high Masses one for myself and one for James Bryan and twenty pounds for my wake and funeral and if any more money remains William Walch is to receive five pounds in addition to the above amount and allso from the interest of two hundred and fifty six pound Johanah penny is to receive eleven pounds and thomas Monroe two barrels of potatoes and a goat there is eight pounds four shillings in Daniel Green’s hands and the remainder of twenty pounds to be drawen in the month of June by Daniel Green and allso three pounds of Edward Kelly’s to be received, the hay hous to be left standing for William Penny and all the upper ground for William Penny and my executors will see Mr. Michael Kelly paid for his trouble. The Executors of my will are Thomas Collens and Edward Kelly.
Signed Thomas his X mark Walsh. Witness Michael Kelly, Edward Kelly.
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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