The Testament Dative and Inventory
of Angus McDonald in Glengarry, 1756

Angus McDonald The Testament dative and inventory of the debts and sums of money which pertained and was resting to the umquhile (deceased) Alexander McDonald (sic), second lawful son to John McDonald of Glengarry, at the time of his decease which was on the (blank) day of February 1746 years, faithfully made and given up by George Drummond Esq., one of the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland, as Tutor to and having best knowledge in name and for behoof of Duncan McDonell and Anguisa McDonell, lawful children of the said deceased Angus McDonell, as only executor dative qua nearest in kin, decerned to the said deceased father by the Commissary of Dunkeld upon the day and date of these presents and the decreet dative following on an edict duly executed and endorsed in itself more fully bears.

Imprimis (Firstly), there is given up, resting to the said defunct Angus McDonell (at) the time foresaid of his decease, the sum of twelve thousand merks Scots money of principal, with two thousand four hundred merks money foresaid of liquidate penalty, contained in a bond granted by John McDonell of Glengarry, to the said defunct, his son, dated the twenty fifth day of February 1743 years, payable at the first term of Whitsunday or nearest next and immediately following the said John McDonell's death. Registered in the Books of Council and Session the twenty day of February 1746 and bearing annual rent (interest) from and after the term of Whitsunday next after the date of the said bond.
Item. the annuals rents of the said principal sum from the term of Whitsunday 1743 years to the time foresaid of his decease, being the (blank) day of February 1746.
Summa Inventory

This testament was confirmed at Dunkeld, the twelfth day of August 1756 years by Thomas Bisset, Commissary Depute, and John Robertson of Eastertyre became bound cautioner for the executor.

(Note: Three days after the battle of Falkirk, one of Clanranald's men was cleaning his gun when it accidentally went off. The ball passed through a window and, by the worst of chances, wounded Colonel Angus MacDonell in the street outside, from which injury he died. He was the well-liked and admired leader of MacDonell of Glengarry's Regiment, as well as being the Chief's second son).


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