Catherine Wordie

???? - 10th Apr 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the Schwallenberg estate in St Ann Jamaica.

  1. 'Next of kin of Miss Catherine Wordie deceased - any person claiming to be next of kin of Catherine Wordie, late of Cheltenham, in the county of Gloucestershire, and formerly of Schwallenberg Estate in the parish of St Anns in the Island of Jamaica, spinster, who died on 10th April 1837, is requested to send a statement of his or her kindred, and the documents in support thereof, to Messrs Oliver and Raven 16 New Bridge street, solicitors to the executors. Miss Catherine Wordie was daughter of -- Wordie and Ann his wife, formerly Ann Johnston, spinster, both long since deceased. Claim has been made by parties descended from a first cousin of the deceased.'

  2. Will of Catherine Wordie spinster of Cheltenham Gloucstershire proved 24/05/1837. Under the will she left her coffee estate or plantation called Schwellenberg in trust (her trustees were James Hodge Byles of Bowden Hall Gloucestershire; John Guest of the Royal Arsenal Woolwich and John Connell [?], Scotch [?] Solicitor of Westminster) to sell in order to fund a series of monetary legacies to individuals in Jamaica and Scotland, with the residue to her friend Elizabeth Finlay then residing with her and her god-daughter Catherine Ann Tonge as tenants-in-common.


T71/ St Ann no. 880.

  1. Times 06/07/1841 p. 2.

  2. PROB 11/1879/247.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£2,072 9s 3d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1815 [EA] - → Not known
1809 [EA] - 1837 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Testator → Trustee

Addresses (1)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England