The Will of Charles Stewart (-1813, Charlotte Town)

Charles Stewart (1759-1813) (son of Chief Justice Peter)

Will: Probate granted, 10 Feb 1813, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.16 I Charles Stewart of Charlotte Town in Prince Edward Island considering the great uncertainty of Human Life do make and Publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following: First I will that my Son John do as soon as possible collect all debts due to me wheresoever or howsoever Situated and to Pay all my Just debts; and as to my Estate which shall Remain I give devise the same both real and Personal to my Dearly beloved wife, Mary Stewart giving her full power to dispose of the same from time to time as she may cause, for the purpose of Enabling her to maintain and bring up our Family Lamenting that her means are not more ample. I appoint my said wife Executrix considering that my Son John will take all trouble off her hands, and I request him to act in every respect according to the trust I repose in his affection and duty towards myself, his Mother ~ Sisters and Brothers - his brother Theophilus with whose conduct though so young I have reason to be much satisfied with, will find out almost all the accounts and papers - and I trust to the advice of their relations in any points which may be difficult for them to arrange. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal at Charlotte Town this Twenty fourth day of November in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Eight-hundred and Twelve.

Signed sealed published and Declared by the Testator as his last Will and Testament in our presence who have herunto subscribed our names in his presence and in the presence of each other

M Debrisay

M De St Croix

Magdalen Stewart

C. Stewart LS

Compared with the original - Probate granted to the Executrix the 10th February 1813 on the Oath of Margaret De St. Croix a Subscribing Witness -

Robert Gray, Judge of Probate.

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