#51 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM F. WELSH, DECEASED.
I, William F. Welsh, being of sound mind and disposing memory and realizing the uncertainty of this life, here by make, publish and declare this to be my true last will and testament, and hereby expressly revoke any and all other wills and codicils heretofore made by me.
FIRST: I hereby direct that all of my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executor, hereinafter appointed, as soon after my death as it is convenient for him to do so.
SECOND: After the payment of all of my just debts and funeral expenses, and the proper costs of administration of my estate, I will, devise and bequeath all of my property– real, personal, and mixed — wheresoever situated, and or whatever kind of description, to my nephew, Robert W. Ingram, and his wife, Cora M. Ingram, absolutely and in fee simple forever. I do this because of an understanding I have with them that this is in return for their letting me make my home with them and taking care of me for the rest of my natural life.
THIRD: I hereby nominate and appoint my said nephew, Robert W. Ingram, as executor of this, my true last will and testament, and direct that he be allowed to qualify and administer my estate without giving surety on his bond.
Witness my hand and seal this 7th day of August, 1950. William F. Welsh (Seal)
Signed, sealed, published, and declared b the testator, William F. Welsh, as and for his true last will and testament in the presence of us, two competent witnesses, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of one another, all being present at the same time, hereunto subscribe our names as attesting witnesses.
S. E. Penwell Lee Bushong Witnesses
State of West Virginia, County of Jefferson, to-wit; IN THIS CLERK’S OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COURT: OCTOBER 22nd, 1953.
A paper writing, bearing date of August 7th, 1950 purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of William F. Welsh, late of Jefferson County, West Virginia, was this day, October 22nd, 1953, offered for probate in said office, and on same day in said office, said writing was fully proved by S. E. Penwell and Lee Bushong, 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 at 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 William F. Welsh, deceased.
Test, Emily A. M. Stanley Clerk of said Court
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