QUIRK, cwūrk, JOHN NATHANIEL: Church of England bishop; b. at Ashton-under-Lyne (6 m. e. of Manchester) Dec. 14, 1849. He received his education at St. John's College, Cambridge (B.A., 1873; M.A., 1876; D.D., 1902; was made deacon in 1874, and priest, 1875; was curate of St. Leonard, Bridgnorth, 1874-78, and of Doncaster, 1878-1881; vicar of St. Thomas, Douglas, Isle of Man, 1881-82; and of Rotherham, 1882-89, being also chaplain of Rotherham Union, 1883-89, and lecturer of Rotherham, 1884-89; vicar of Beverley, 1889-94; and of St. Paul, Newington, 1894-95; rector of Bath, 1895-1901, serving also as rural dean of Bath, 1895-1901, chaplain of Bath United Hospitals, 1898-1901, and proctor of the diocese of Bath and Wells, 1900-01; was consecrated bishop suffragan of Sheffield, 1901; vicar of Doncaster, 1901-05; and vicar of St. Mark, Broomhall, Sheffield, 1905. He was also canon and prebendary of Apesthorpe in York cathedral, 1888, and proctor in convocation, 1898-1901.