Newspaper Article – Estate of Western Grazier, £85,037


Richard McCormack, pastoralist, late of Maxwelton, who died at Charters Towers on July 11 1950, left a gross estate of £85,037. This was comprised of £41 realty and £84,996 personalty. After making direct and conditional bequests, Mr McCormack bequeathed the residue and remainder of his property to his surviving brothers, Michael McCormack and Patrick McCormack, their sons and daughters, and the sons and daughters of his brother Thomas, who had predeceased him, in equal shares as tenants in common for their own use and benefit absolutely.

Unconditional bequests, which were in Australian currency and free of all death duties, were made as under:

Michael McCormack, brother in the U.S.A., £1000

Patrick McCormack, brother of New Zealand, £5000.

Daniel McCormack, nephew, £2000.

John McCormack, nephew, £2000

Margaret McCormack, niece, £1000.

Theresa McCormack, niece, £1000.

Molly McCormack, niece, £1000.

Daniel McCormack, son of Thomas McCormack of New Zealand, deceased, £2000.

Thomas McCormack, nephew son of the same brother, New Zealand, £2000.

Molly McCormack, niece, daughter of Thomas McCormack, deceased, £1000.

Eileen O’Keeffe, of Charters Towers, grand-niece, £1000.

The Mother Superior of St Joseph’s Convent, Richmond, £100.

St. Bridget’s Roman Catholic Church, Richmond, £100.

Minister in charge of the Church of England, Richmond, £25.

A cousin, O’Shea, Tipperary, Eire, £50.

Roman Catholic parish priest, Richmond, £50.

Rev. Father Hugh O’Twomey, Townsville, formerly of Richmond, £50.

Hans Wilben, manager Walters Park, £100.

Eric Davis, manager of the National Bank of Australasia, Hughenden, £50.

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  • Eric Davis
  • Daniel McCormack
  • John McCormack
  • Margaret McCormack
  • Michael McCormack
  • Molly McCormack
  • Patrick McCormack
  • Richard McCormack
  • Theresa McCormack
  • Thomas McCormack
  • Thomas McCormack
  • Eileen O'Keeffe
  • Reverend Father Hugh O'Twomey
  • Hans Wilben

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