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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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William Walsh

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will of William Walsh
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 550 probate year 1848

In re
     William Walsh      deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I William Walsh of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman being infirm in body but of sound mind memory and understanding do make declare and publish this my last will and testament. First I bequate my body to the ground hoping in confidence the promise of a glorious resurection and my soul to the honor of a merciful Redeemer in the hope of a blissful eternity
I bequate unto my beloved wife Mary all the money belonging to me in the hands of Mmssrs. Hunters Co. and all my other effects I leave unto the Reverend Kyran Walsh two pounds to go for Masses for my soul
I appoint John Fitzpatrick Fisherman my executor
Given under my hand and seal this thirty first day of January in the year of our Redemption one thousand eight hundred and forty eight. William his X mark Walsh (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of John Fitzpatrick,   Michael Collins,   Patrick Rochford.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Will of William Walsh from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 152 & 153 probate year 1848.

In the name of God ! Amen. I William Walsh of Saint Johns in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman being infirm in body but of sound mind memory and understanding do make declare and publish this my last will and testament. First I bequeath my body to the ground hoping in confidence the promise of a glorious resurrection and my soul to the bosom of a Merciful Redeemer in the hope of a blissful eternity
I bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary all the money belonging to me in the hands of Messrs. Hunters & Co. and all my other effects I leave unto the Reverend Kyran Walsh
Two pounds to go for Masses for my soul
I appoint John Fitzpatrick, Fisherman my executor
Given under my hand and seal this thirty first day of January in the year of our Redemtion one thousand eight hundred and forty eight. William Walsh his mark (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of John Fitzpatrick,   Michael Collins,   Patrick Rochford.

In the Supreme Court ~ In the matter of the Will of William Walsh, late of St Johns, Fisherman Deceased, Michael Collins of St Johns in the Central District, Fisherman one of the witnesses to the execution of the within paper writing maketh oath and saith that he was present and did see William Walsh the Testator therein named duly sign (by making his mark thereto) seal publish and declare the same to be his true last will and testament. And this Deponent further saith that the said paper writing was read over to and fully understood by the said Testator. And lastly that the said William Walsh was at the time of his so publishing his said last Will and Testament of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding to the best of Deponents Judgement and belief ~ Michael Collins

Sworn before me at St Johns this 29th day of June A.D. 1848 George Anderson Commissioner of Affits.

 

 

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

Page Revised by Ivy Benoit (October 10, 2002)

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