Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of William Walkins from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 433 probate year 1861
William Walkins deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I William Walkins of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Labourer being at present in a very delicate state of health therefore calling to mind my mortality and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament First and principally of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be decently buried and as to such worldly estate wherewith God has blessed me with in this life I give and dispose thereof as follows, I give and bequeath to my beloved nephew William Menchin all the ground I now possess together with the dwelling houses and erections now standing thereon situate at River Head St. Johnís to have and to hold all and singular the said premises and the rents issues and profits thereof unto my said nephew for ever and I now declare null and void all wills legacies and bequests by me heretofore made declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament. Dated at St. Johnís this seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & fifty seven. William his X mark Walkins (LS) The above was distinctly read over and explained to the testator before signing in presence of Hy Devereux, Not. Pub. Richard Murphy. And I nominate and appoint Mr. Richard Murphy executor of this my will. Signed at the same date and hour September 7th 1857. William X Walkins. Witness, Hy Devereux, Not. Pub. Richard Murphy.