Archdeacon Will 1697/8 #16, Patrick, of Margaret Halsall als Quirk, died 24 Dec 1697:

KK Patrick: This is affirmed to be the last will and testament of MARGARET HALSALL ALS QUIRK who departed this life the 24th of December 1697; being in perfect mind and memory at the making thereof. First, she committed her soul to God and her body to Christian burial. Item, she left to her DAUGHTER COONEY a cow, heifer of a year old, a blanket, a sheet, a canvas, a sheep, and a churn. Item, to her DAUGHTER KATH: an holy day waistcoat, and a kerchief. Item, she left to her HUSBAND her part of the land and crop of corn, with all the gears and instruments belonging to the working of the same, during his natural life if he pleased to keep them; And he to leave her said part of the said land, crop and gears, to either of his SONS WILLIAM OR SILVESTER whether of them he best liketh, which said son is to enjoy no part of the rest of her goods. Lastly, she constituted and appointed all her CHILDREN except KATH: who is married and the SON who is to enjoy the land and crop, joint and lawful Executors of all the rest of her goods moveable and unmoveable whatsoever; willing and requiring her SON that should enjoy the lands to give her BLIND SON RICHARD lodging and all other necessaries, to what he could make shift for himself, during his natural life, and to be careful of him. Witnesses: John Quirk, John Quirk.

RICHARD AND JOHN TWO OF THE EXECUTORS are sworn in Court in form of Law, and to be true to the other Executor. The Inventory taken according to Law amounts to 3 pounds 4 shillings 0 pence. Pledges in form of Law, John Shimmin & John Quirk."




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