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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Joshua Welsh



Will of Joshua Welsh
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 568 probate year 1921

In re Joshua Welsh       deceased

I Joshua Welsh of Grand Banks in the Dominion of Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory do give devise and bequeath my property both real and personal, as follows - hereby revoking all wills by me formerly made -

  1. To my wife Isabella Welsh I bequeath my dwelling house with grounds surrounding, together with all my furniture and other articles contained in said dwelling house.
  2. I also give and bequeath to my wife Isabella Welsh my policy, with its proceeds, in the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company of Canada.
  3. I also give and bequeath to my wife Isabella Welsh my store with all its contents, including goods of all descriptions and fittings.

In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand and seal this 27th day of February Anno Domini 1920    Joshua Welsh
Signed by the said Joshua Walsh testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as attesting witnesses. A. MacDonald   J.P. Frederick Hebbard

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jan 26/21
Kent J.
adm. c.t.a.
granted to
Isabella Welsh
Jan 28/21
Estate Sworn
at $1000.00



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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 26, 2002

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