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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(Q)
Bridget Quirk

 

Will of Bridget Quirk
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 249 to 252 probate year 1918

In re Bridget Quirk       deceased

I Bridget Quirk of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Spinster, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other and former wills by me at anytime made. I give and bequeath the following legacies after payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses:-

  1. To the orphanage at Belvedere, St. John's, the sum of one hundred dollars.
  2. To Mount Cashel Orphanage, St. John's, the sum of two hundred dollars.
  3. To the Church of England Orphanage, St. John's the sum of one hundred dollars.
  4. To the Methodist Orphanage, St. John's the sum of one hundred dollars.
  5. To the St. Patrick's Church rebuilding fund the sum of two hundred dollars.
  6. To the Presentation Convent, St. Patrick's, the sum of one hundred dollars.
  7. To the Rev. W. P. H. Kitchen the sum of one hundred dollars.
  8. To the Rev. D. O'Callahan the sum of two hundred dollars
  9. To the Rev. Monsignor MacDermott the sum of one hundred dollars.
  10. To the Rev. Francis Cacciola of Barren Island the sum of two hundred dollars.
  11. To the Rev. Dr. Greene the sum of one hundred dollars
  12. To the Rev. Father McGuire of St. Brides the sum of one hundred dollars.
  13. To the Rev. Dr. Carter of Saint John's the sum of one hundred dollars. I request that the legatees mentioned in paragraphs 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12 and 13 above shall each celebrate ten Masses for the repose of my soul, and the souls of my father and mother, and my sisters Ellen, Catherine and Mary and my brother William.
  14. To Peter Fitzgerald formerly of Bell Island but now residing at or near Logy Bay the sum of two hundred dollars.
  15. To the widow of John Shortall [Butcher] formerly of St. John's and now of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the sum of two hundred dollars.
  16. To Mary Frances Fitzgerald wife of John Fitzgerald of Saint John's the sum of three hundred dollars.
  17. To Edward Fitzgerald the bed, bedstead and furniture in the room which I now occupy.
  18. To my executor hereinafter named the sum of one hundred dollars to be applied by him in keeping the burial plot self and sisters in order.
  19. To Edward Fitzgerald son of John Fitzgerald the sum of two hundred dollars.
  20. To my executor hereinafter named the sum of one hundred dollars for the celebration of Masses for the repose of the souls in Purgatory.
  21. To the Men's St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. John's the sum of one hundred dollars.
  22. To the Ladies St. Vincent de Paul Society, Saint John's the sum of one hundred dollars.
  23. To Maggie Sullivan, daughter of David Sullivan of Saint John's the sum of one hundred dollars. The rest, residue and remainder of my estate and effects to my said executor hereinafter named to be divided in the following proportions amongst the legatees hereinafter named viz: the orphanage at Belvedere [two shares] the Church of England Orphanage, St. John's [one share] the St. Patrick's Church rebuilding fund [two shares] the Presentation Convent, St. Patrick's [one share] Rev. Dr. Kitchen [two shares] Rev. D. O'Callahan [one share] and the Rev. Father Cacciola [one share]. I appoint James Thomas Martin of St. John's, Mortician, Executor of this my will.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's this 19th day of May A.D. 1916 . -Bridget Quirk- Signed published and declared by the said Bridget Quirk as and for her last will and testament in our presence who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses John Feuston     J. G. Martin

-Codicil-
I Bridget Quirk of Saint John's in the Dominion of Newfoundland, Spinster, declare this to be a first Codicil to my will which bears date the 19th day of May A.D. 1916.

  1. Whereas by my said will I bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars to the widow of John Shortall [Butcher] formerly of St. John's but then of Halifax and whereas the said widow has since died, Now I hereby revoke such bequest and bequeath the said sum of two hundred to dollars to Maggie Sullivan, daughter of David Sullivan of St. John's in addition to the amount bequeathed to her in my said will.
  2. If sufficient funds remain after payment of the legacies numbered 1 to 23 inclusive in my said will and the legacy bequeathed above I give and bequeath to Clara Kenney, widow of the late William Kenney the sum of one hundred dollars.
  3. The legacy of three hundred dollars to Mary Frances Fitzgerald, wife of John Fitzgerald of Saint John's, in my said will contained is hereby revoked and I give and bequeath the said sum to His Grace the Archbishop of St. John's in trust for St. Clare House.
  4. In all other respects I confirm my said will.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's this _____day of September A.D. 1918. -Bridget her X mark Quirk- signed published and declared by the said Bridget Quirk as and for a Codicil to her last will and testament in our presence who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the said Codicil having been first read over to the said Bridget Quirk and explained to her Witness Edward Foley, Patrick J. Nash Sept 10th 1918

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Nov. 26/18
Kent J.
Probate
Nov. 27/18
granted to
James Thos
Martin
Estate
sworn at
$3784.94

 

 

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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 17, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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