The Testament Dative and Inventory of John Stewart, merchant in Blair, 1714

John Stewart The Testament dative and inventory of the goods, gear, sums of money and debts which pertained to umquhile (deceased) John Stewart merchant in Blair Atholl at the time of his decease which was in the month of January 1712 years, truly made and given up by John Stewart in Blair, only lawful son and executor dative as nearest of kin discerned to the said defunct by the Commissary of Dunkeld upon the day and date of this present as the decreet dative following on an edict duly executed and endorsed in itself more fully bears.

Imprimis (Firstly), there is given up, belonging to the defunct (at) the time foresaid of his decease, five horses and a mare estimated at ten pounds per piece, in all 60.

Item: ten cows great and small estimated at ten pounds per piece, in all 100.

Item: forty sheep estimated at two merks per piece, in all 53 6s 8d.

Item: ten bolls (of) oats and bere (barley) estimated with the fodder to three pounds seventeen shillings per boll, in all 36 6s 8d.

Item: the merchant goods and household plenishings estimated to 33 6s 8d.

Item: the defunct's arms and the abulzisments of his body estimated to 6 13s 4d.

Item: two kettles(?) estimated to 15.

Summa Inventary in all 326 13s 4d.

Debts resting to the defunct:

Impiris (firstly), resting to Robert Robertson of Cuiltaloskin, fifty merks Scots with annual rent (interest) and expenses conform to a decreet obtained before the Commissary of Dunkeld.

Item: (owing to) Alexander Keir in Glentilt, ten merks.

Item: (owing) to James Stewart in Clunes, fifty six shillings.

Item: (owing) to Amilia Murray relict of the deceased William Murray of Urrard-more, six pounds.

Item: (owing) to John Stewart of Foss, five hundred merks by bond.

Item: (owing) to Donald Stewart in Duntaulich, one hundred merks per bond.

Item: (owing) to Robert Stewart brother germain to Drumnacharie, three hundred merks per bond.

Item: (owing) to John Robertson in Glenayla (Glenisla), a hundred merks per bond.

Item: (owing) to the deceased William Murray sometime in Mains of Blair, a hundred merks per bond.

Item: (owing) to Duncan Moon in Blair, a hundred merks per bond.

Item: (owing) to Patrick Robertson of Blairfettie, a hundred pounds per Compt. Book.

Item: (owing) to Paul Robertson in Dalwachie (Dowally?), seventy-four merks per accompt.

Item: (owing) to Mr Duncan Stewart Minister in Blair, eight pounds.

Summa of the said's debts

This testament was confirmed at Dunkeld, the 21st January 1714. John Mackewan, merchant in Dunkeld became cautioner for the executor.


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