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Sunday's Obituary: Michael Quirk

Today's obituary is for Michael Quirk, who is my 4th Great Grandparent.  From Tipperary in Ireland he and his wife Honorah (nee Costello) came to Australia in 1841 on board the ship 'Gilbert Henderson', leaving behind their daughter Mary in Ireland with family. They went on to have a large family and in 1858 their daughter Mary (along with her maternal Grandmother, Aunt and Uncle) migrated to Australia and was finally reunited with her parents. Michael Quirk died on the 26th October 1886 at Wagra of old age.  He was buried at Wagragobilly Cemetery on the 28th October 1886.


Source: MEIDFIELD JOCKEY CLUB. (1886, November 2). The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931), p. 2. Retrieved September 7, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128767853


Transcript: 
ANOTHER very old resident of the district has gone over to the great majority.  Mr. Michael Quirk of Adjenbilly, who had exceeded man's allotted term of life by ten years, died at his son Thomas's residence on Tuesday last, and was interred in the Wagra cemetery on Thursday, his remains being followed to their last resting place by a large number of friends by whom the deceased was deservedly respected.  Mr. Quirk came to Darbalara in 1843, consequently had been 43 years in the district, where he reared a large and respectable family.


Michael Quirk and Honorah Costello had the following known children:
  • Mary Pierse nee Quirk (c.1840 - 1924)
  • James Joseph Quirk (c.1842 - 1928)
  • Thomas Quirk (c.1844 - 1925)
  • Ann Holt nee Quirk (c.1846 - 1909)
  • Jane Quirk
  • Michael Quirk (c.1850 - 1933)
  • Bridget Byrnes nee Quirk (c.1852 - 1935)
  • Ellen Luff nee Quirk  (c.1854 - 1896)

NSW BDM Birth Indexes

V1850414 67/1850  QUIRK  MICHAEL  MICHAEL  HONORA

NSW BDM Marriage Indexes

2982/1863  PIERSE  JOHN  QUIRK  MARY  TUMUT
3618/1871  QUIRK  JAMES  HOWE  MARY  TUMUT
3623/1871  LEISHOLT  JAMES  QUIRK  ANNE  TUMUT
3990/1874  LUFF  WILLIAM  QUIRK  ELLEN  TUMUT
4229/1875  BYRNES  CHARLES  QUIRK  BRIDGET MARY  TUMUT
3086/1877  QUIRK  MICHAEL  WALSH  HARRIETT  GUNDAGAI
4997/1884  QUIRK  THOMAS  CULLEN  KATE  GUNDAGAI

NSW BDM Death Indexes

9991/1886  QUIRK  MICHAEL  MARTIN  DIED GUNDAGAI  GUNDAGAI
13706/1896  LUFF  ELLEN  MICHAEL  HONORA  GUNDAGAI
1376/1897  QUIRK  HONORAH  MICHAEL  ANNE  GUNDAGAI
4618/1909  HOLT  ANN  63 YRS BENBOKA     BEMBOKA
18274/1924  PIERSE  MARY  MICHAEL  MARY  GUNDAGAI  
4535/1925  QUIRK  THOMAS  MICHAEL  HONORA  GUNDAGAI
14129/1928  QUIRK  JAMES J  MICHAEL  HANORA  WAVERLEY
11671/1933  QUIRK  MICHAEL  MICHAEL  NONORAH  GUNDAGAI
17824/1935  BYRNE  BRIDGET M  MICHAEL  HANORA  GUNDAGAI

Source: NSW BDM Indexes. Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/


Memorial for Michael Quirk at Wagragobilly Cemetery



Source: 
ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION. (1886, December 10). New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), p. 8471. Retrieved June 28, 2020, from

Transcript: 
In the will of Michael Quirke, late of Adginbilly, near Gundagai, in the Colony of New South Wales, farmer, deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof in the New South Wales Government Gazette, application will be made to this Honorable Court, in its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, that probate of the last will and testament of the abovenamed deceased, who died on the 26th day of October last, May be granted to James Quirke and Thomas Quirke, the executors in the said will named. - Dated this 8th day of December, A.D. 1886.
W.T. GRIFFIN,
Proctor for the Executors,
Gundagai.
By his Agents, - RUSSELL JONES BROTHERS,
44,Castlereagh-street, Sydney.
8574          6s. 6d. 

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