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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (Q)
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Will of Catherine Quirk
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 10 & 11 probate year 1906.
This name is spelled Catherine and Katherine in this will, and Catherine in the Will Index
In the Estate of
Catherine Quirk (deceased)
This is the Last will and Testament of me Catherine Quirk of Harbor Grace Newfoundland.
I do give devise and bequeath to Timothy Hogan Butcher of Harbor Grace all my real Estate consisting of land, dwelling House, and store-house situated on the said land.
I do give devise and bequeath to Mrs. John Casey of Harbor Grace one bed and the bedding thereof, and also a parlor mat.
I give and bequeath to Mrs. John Hogan one bed together with the bedding thereof.
I give and bequeath to Annie Casey four flower vases and a parlor rocking chair.
I give and bequeath to Mary Hogan a glass Flower globe.
I give and bequeath the remainder of my furniture to Timothy Hogan aforesaid.
My husband James Quirk is to have the use of the dwelling house and land and the remainder of the furniture aforesaid while he resides in the said dwelling house; but should be go to live elsewhere the aforesaid land dwelling house and furniture then becomes the property of the aforesaid Timothy Hogan to be his absolutely forever, and his assigns forever;
I give and bequeath to Kathleen Casey my best trunk.
I give and bequeath to Mary Casey two companion photo pictures of Mamie Kearney and her aunt.
I appoint John T. Lawton executor of this my will.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of November in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine Hundred and Four. Katherine Quirk.
Signed by the said Testator Catherine Quirk in our presence who in her presence and in the presence of each other at the same time hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses.
James Sheehan of Harbor Grace Planter Katie Whelan of Harbor Grace Domestic.
I certify the foregoing to a correct copy of the last will and testament of Catherine Quirk
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
on the 25th
day of April
|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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 4, 2002)
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