Will of Richard Quirk from Newfoundland will books volume 14 pages 266-267
probate year 1928
In re DECEASED.
In the name of God, Amen.
I, Richard Quirk of Fortune Harbour, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland being of
sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will
and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore
1st I hereby appoint my son William Quirk and Edmund J. Wornell Esquire of
Twillingate to be my executors of this my last will and testament, directing
my said executors to pay all my debts funeral and testamentary expenses out
of my estate as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
2nd After the payment of my said debts funeral and testamentary expenses I
give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate which I may now or
hereafter be possessed of or interest in, in the manner following that is to
3rd Unto my son William Quirk the sum of Twelve hundred dollars.
4th Unto my grandson James Quirk the sum of two hundred dollars.
5th Unto my grandson John Quirk the sum of two hundred dollars.
6th Unto my grandson Donald Quirk the sum of two hundred dollars.
7th Unto James E. Quirk the sum of five hundred dollars.
8th Unto Mrs Patrick Piccott the sum of one hundred dollars.
9th Unto Mrs Johanna Quirk the sum of one hundred dollars.
10th Unto Mrs Richard Quirk (my wife) the sum of two hundred dollars.
11th Unto my grandson Richard A. Quirk the sum of Twelve hundred dollars, which
is not payable till four years after my death.
12th I give devise and bequeath unto my son William all the land I own with
erections thereon situate on South west side of main road and the land I own
situate near Salt Water Pond, South East Arm, also the building down by the
coastal Wharf and freight store on the island.
13th Unto my grandson Richard A. all the land I own and possess on the north
east side of the main road of Fortune Harbour together with erections and buildings
thereon, including dwelling house and furniture except the waterside premises,
shop and stores.
14th I also give devise and bequeath to my grandson Richard A. all my carpenters
15th Unto my grandson James Quirk I give devise and bequeath the garden known
as Lemon's Garden.
16th Unto my son William, and my grandson Richard A. my waterside premises
to do as they choose with same.
17th Unto my son William all my stock in trade, and do order, should my wife
outlive me she's to be supported out of the business whether she stays on premises
or not - so long as she lives.
18th I order my executors herein named to pay the following amounts for masses
namely: - Unto Bishop March the sum of one hundred dollars, unto Sister Seraphin the sum of two hundred dollars, unto Father Casey the sum of fifty dollars,
unto Father Hingy the sum of fifty dollars, unto Father Finn the sum of fifty
dollars. I also order my executors to erect a monument to my memory, not less
than one hundred dollars and that my body is to be buried at Grand Falls.
19th All the residue of my estate after paying my just debts funeral and testamentary
expenses, I leave to my son William, and my grandson Richard A., with the provision
Richard A. must live in my house, failing to do so, then my son William is
to receive total residue.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty ninth day of May
A.D. one thousand nine hundred and twenty eight.
Signed published and declared by the said Richard Quirk the testator as and
for his last will and testament in the presence of us both present together
at the same time and in his presence at his request, and in the presence of
each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the due execution
Peter Glavine of Fortune Harbour.
Edmund J. Wornell of Twillingate.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
June 20th 1928
J. M. Kent
and Edmund J.
on the 20th day
of June A.D. 1928
Value of Estate