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Will of Andrew Quirk
In the name of God Amen. I Andrew Quirk of Saint John's Mason being sick and weak of bodily health but of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, viz; I first will and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Quirk to my beloved daughter Elizabeth Quirk, to my beloved son James Quirk and also my beloved son Maurice Quirk all the property belonging to me in furniture, beds & bedding to be divided by my executor amongst them in an equal proportion and I also will and bequeath to my wife aforesaid and my three children above named all my right title and interest in my two dwelling houses land and premises situated on the Kings Road and in Water Street, that is to say as soon as the income arising from said houses will pay of the mortgage on said houses to Mr. Wood of the firm of Clift, Wood & Co. And to Doctor Renouf then the yearly income to be paid over in equal proportions to the aforesaid parties and after the death of my beloved wife her share or her portion I will and bequeath to my three children before mentioned And I will and appoint ordain and nominate Mr. John Culleton to be my sole executor to have this my last will and testament executed In witness whereof I the said Andrew Quirk have hereunto my hand and seal subscribed and set at Saint John's Newfoundland this twenty sixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five. Andrew Quirk (LS) In the presence of James Hackett.
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed 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.
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