System Number: 00575
Date: 23 October 1863
Author: William Charnley
Recipient: Catherine J. Palmer
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C76
Document Type: ALS
23rd October 1863
I am sure you will be much grieved to hear of the decease of Miss Alicia Margaret Caroline Macneill - She died at Linlithgow Scotland on the 20th September after a very short illness - On her way to Church she was suddenly seized with faintness - and shortly afterwards expired - At the time of her decease she was visiting her friend Mr Rodger of Linlithgow on her route from Culross (where she had been staying the summer) for Preston[.] On the Thursday following she was interred in the Linlithgow Church Yard -
I am appointed her Executor and beg to enclose particulars of her Will - In a short time I shall have her affairs settled and the proceeds ready for distribution
I remain Dear Madam
[p. 2] Legacies
Mrs Anna Matilda Whistler £250
Mrs Catherine J. Palmer 250
Mr Charles J. Macneill 200
Mrs Mary Isabella Rodewald 150
Mrs Catherine Julia Rodewald 150
Mr Patrick Jackson Macneill 200
Mr James Abbott Whistler 100
Mr Wm G. M. Whistler 100
Mrs Seymour Haden 100
Mrs James Newsham 50
Mr William Charnley 50
Mrs C. J. Palmer - Watch, spectacles and Hair Bracelet
Mrs Whistler - Wardrobe and her sisters portrait
Residue of property to Mr Frederick Rodewald upon trust for Mr Donald Macneill Fairfax probable amount over £250
[p. 3] 'A Copy of "Aunt Alicia's" Will
please return to "Aunt Kate" '
'Please return this.'
1. William Charnley
William Charnley, executor of the estate of AMW's sister, Alicia McNeill
2. Catherine J. Palmer
Catherine ('Kate') Jane Palmer (ca 1812 - d.1877), née McNeill, AMW's sister [more]; identified as the probable recipient of the letter from the annotation referring to 'Aunt Kate' on p. 3.
4. Mr Rodger
Rodger, a friend of Alicia McNeill, resident in Linlithgow.
12. Mrs James Newsham
Mrs J. Newsham, a beneficiary of JW's aunt, Alicia McNeill. Otherwise unidentified.
16. A Copy ... Kate
Written in another hand. When this sheet was folded, this text would appear upon the front.
17. 'Please return this.'
Written in another hand.