LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF PATRICK WELSH, DECEASED.
I, Patrick Welsh, of Bakerton, Jefferson County, West Virginia, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all other wills heretofore made by me.
FIRST. I hereby direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my death as is convenient for my Executor, hereinafter named to do so.
SECOND. I will and bequeath the sum of $10. to the Catholic Priest officiating and in charge of my funeral services at the time of my death, and Pastor in charge of the Catholic Church of Harpers Ferry, W. Va. at said death.
THIRD. After payment of my just debts, funeral expenses, and said legacy of $10. to said Priest, I will, devise, and bequeath, all of my property, real, personal, and mixed, wheresoever situated, to my brother, William F. Welsh, absolutely and in fee, whom I appoint as my Executor, and direct that he be allowed to qualify and administer on my said estate without giving security.
Given under my hand and seal, this 27th. of November, 1922.
Patrick X Welsh (SEAL)
Witness to mark:
SIgned, sealed, published and declared by Patrick Welsh, testator, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, two competent witnesses, both present at the same time, who, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of one another, have hereunto subscribed our names as attesting witnesses.
State of West Virginia, County of Jefferson, sct.:
IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE OF COUNTY COURT: JULY 16th, 1931
A paper writing bearing date November 27th, 1922, purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Patrick Welsh, late of Bakerton, Jefferson County, West Virginia, was this day, July 16th, 1931, offered for probate in said office, and on same day in said office said writing was fully proved by J. S. Reinhart and C. D. Carter, the subscribing witnesses thereto, who made oath in due form of law that the aforesaid testator, in their presence, published and declared said writing as and for his Last Will and Testament, that they subscribed their names as witnesses thereto at the request of the said testator, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, all signing at the same time, that they believe said testator was of sound sense and memory at the time of so doing, and over the age of twenty-one years.
Thereupon it is ordered that said writing be recorded as and for the Last Will and Testament of Patrick Welsh, deceased.
Chas. A. Johnson, Clerk of said Court.
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