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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Charlotte Keating
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 11-12 probate year 1866
Charlotte Keating deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Charlotte Keating of Stanford in the County of Lincoln England Spinster; I give and bequeath and devise all my estates and effects real and personal of what nature and kind soever and wherever situate to my executors hereinafter mentioned and their heirs upon trust to apply and appropriate the same as follows;- That is to say after payment of all my just debts and funeral expences upon the trust following First upon the trust during the natural life of my niece Mary Ann White of Stanford in Lincolnshire England, widow of John Chamberlain White, to pay & appropriate the rents issues and profits of all the property known by the name of Sudbury Hall situate in Saint John's Newfoundland held under lease by Mrs. Hoyles with the land belonging thereto and a third of the annual interest of my monies for the sole use and benefit of my said niece the aforesaid Mary Ann White whose receipt alone will be sufficient for the same.
And after her decease upon trust to assign the convey the said Sudbury Hall and to pay one third of my monies to and amongst the children of the said Mary Hall and to pay one third of my monies to and amongst the children of the said Mary Ann White share and share alike and the children of a deceased child to represent the deceased parent; And also I wish that my said niece the aforesaid Mary Ann White, shall have all and whatever household furniture I may possess at the time of my death for her sole use and benefit; And secondly upon trust to pay and appropriate to the sole and separate use of my niece Catherine Sayles wife of Frederick Alban Sayles of Lincoln in Lincolnshire England during the term of her natural life the rents issues and profits of and in all the property known by the name of Woodbine Place situate in Saint John's Newfoundland now under lease by Charles Fox Bennett Esquire and occupied by him and William Dooling and Michael Harding; And also one third of the annual interest of my monies And after the decease of my said niece the aforesaid Catherine Sayles upon trust to convey and assign the said Woodbine property and to pay one third of my monies to and amongst the children of the said Catherine Sayles share and share alike and children of the deceased child to represent their deceased parent; Thirdly upon trust to pay and appropriate to the use of my nephew William Henry Gerard Tatam of Banbury in the County of Oxford in England during the term of his natural life the rents issues and profits of the property in Water Street situate in St. John's Newfoundland now under lease to John Cantwell and John Blandon- And also one third of the annual interest of my monies and after the decease of my said nephew the aforesaid William Henry Gerard Tatam upon trust to assign and convey the said Water Street property and to pay one third of my monies to and amongst the legitimate children of my said nephew share and share alike and children of a deceased child to represent the deceased parent.- In the event however of my said nephew not leaving at his decease legitimate children or grandchildren him surviving I will and direct that the monies and property hereinbefore bequeathed to him for his life shall at his decease be divided, one half to the children of my aforesaid niece Mary Ann White share and share alike and represented as aforesaid and one half to the children of my aforesaid niece Catherine Sayles share and share alike and representation as aforesaid. I appoint my friends Water Grieve and Francis C.K. Hepburn Esquires, and Mr. Pierce Feehan as the executors of this my will. Charlotte Keating
Signed published and declared by the said testatrix as her last will and testament in our presence who in her presence and at her request have hereto signed our names as witnesses at Stamford Lincolnshire in England this second day of December in the year of our Lord 1858, Thos. J. O'Conner Clk, (LS) Henry Hackett (LS).
D. M. Browning
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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