Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of Catherine Stewart from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 181 probate year 1882
Catherine Stewart deceased.
This is the last will of me Catherine Stewart, wife of Edmund F. Stewart of her Majestyís Customs Department of London made under and in pursuance of certain marriage articles made between my said husband and myself, and dated November 22nd 1838- I give and bequeath to my executor hereinafter named and his heirs all my real and personal property, monies, plate and effects whatsoever in trust to pay and appropriate the annual rents issues and profits thereof to the use of my said husband and my daughter Catherine Mary Stewart, and of the survivor of them during the term of their natural lives and of the life of such survivor and after the decease of such survivor, should there be any child or grandchild of my said daughter then living I will and direct that my said real and personal estate shall be equally divided amongst such children or grandchildren, but grandchildren nevertheless to take only their parents share, if any children of my said daughter be then living- I further will and direct that should there be no children or grandchildren of my said daughter surviving at the death of the survivor of my said husband and daughter, then my said estate real and personal, shall become the property of my brother George McCawley, if living, and if not, of his child if living, and if not, of his grandchildren if any then survive, and if none such, I then direct that my said estate shall be applied to such uses as the survivor of my said husband and daughter may by will direct and appoint and in default of such appointment to the use of such parties as may be entitled as my next of kin. I appoint William Olive Wood Esquire Attorney of St. Johnís Newfoundland, executor of this my will. Catherine Stewart. Signed published and declared by the said testatrix as her last will in our presence who in her presence and at her request have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses at 24 Beauf cy Terrace Maida Vale London this 10th day of August A.D. 1865, Susan Rennie, Anne Angel Bulley, N.W. Hoyles.