The Testament Dative and Inventory
of John Stewart, younger, of Bonskeid, 1740

John Steuart The Testament dative and inventory of the goods, gear, debts and sums of money which pertained and was resting to the deceased John Steuart, younger, of Bonskeid, at the time of his decease which was in the month of (blank) 17(blank) years, faithfully made and given up by Alexander Steuart in Borrannoch (Alexander Stewart in Knockgarry, Borenich, was Bonskeid's Factor), executor dative, decerned to the said defunct for the behoof of John, Patrick, James, Charles, Jean and Sophia Steuarts, children of the defunct, by the Commissary of Dunkeld upon the day and date of these presents as the decreet dative following on an edict duly executed and endorsed in itself more fully bears.

Imprimis (Firstly), there is given up, pertaining to the said defunct (at) the time foresaid of his decease: three cows with a calf, and a cowmg (cow milking?) with a sucking stirk at fourteen pounds each, in all fifty-six pounds.
Item: a cow and a stirk at twelve pounds.
Item: two lues (young cow, Gaelic 'laoigh') at five pounds each, in all ten pounds.
Item: thirty-three bolls victual at four pounds per boll, in all one hundred and thirty-two pounds.
Item: three old horses at sixteen pounds thirteen shillings four pennies each, in all fifty pounds.
Item: a horse at ten pounds.
Item: an old mare and horse at twelve pounds.
Item: seven weather (wedder) sheep at one pound six shillings eight pennies, in all nine pounds six shillings eight pennies.
Item: thirty-two hogs at one pound each, in all thirty-two pounds.
Item: two broken table(?), one pound ten shillings.
Item: ten chairs and four broken ones, three pounds.
Item: four big chests and a wormed(?) chest, a little chest and two chests in the barn at fourteen pounds.
Item: fourteen pair old blankets, three pounds.
Item: three rough hides, four pounds.
Item: some yarn of different kinds at three pounds.
Item: two pots and a kettle, four pounds.
Item: a little cauldron at twelve pounds.
Item: a large cauldron at twenty pounds.
Item: a craoklongs(?) and bowls at twelve shillings.
Item: a little pan with a smoothing iron at six shillings eight pennies.
Item: two curtain bars(?) with the sloups(?) of another two with a box bed, six pounds.
Item: a spade at three shillings four pennies.
Item: several old timber looms at three pounds.
Item: a (blank) with a chest in it and several other seats in the kitchen at two pounds.
Item: two pairs of cards and a heckle at four shillings.
Item: a saddle and bridle, all useless, at six shillings.
Item: two womanells and an axe, six shillings eight pennies.
Item: thirteen deals and a deal paalalear, four pounds.
Item: fifteen staves for making a vat (for dyeing?) at four shillings.
Item: two woolen wheels at two pounds.
Item: a large paif or ambry (?) at two pounds thirteen shillings four pennies.
Item: a meall sieve at six shillings.
Item: a firlot, lippie and bucket at one pound.
Item: a oakboard folding table and two iron ...... at twelve shillings.
Item: some little timber deals, ten shillings.
Item: a large tablecloth marked I S (Isabel Stewart, his wife) at one pound ten shillings.
Item: five tablecloths marked K B (Katherine Blair, Isabel's step-mother) at one pound.
Item: five tablecloths marked K B at twelve shillings.
Item: three pairs of old linen sheets at three pounds.
Item: another tablecloth at eighteen shillings.
Item: two brass candlesticks at four shillings.
Item: some .... at eighteen shillings.
Item: three feather beds and three bolsters all old .... and a chaff bed and bolster at twelve pounds.
Item: an old choppine, sloup and quaich, nine shillings.
Item: three pewter plates and six small ones, in all at two pounds.
Item: a plough and labouring (equipment) at three pounds.
All Scots money. Summa Inventary.

Follows the debts resting to the defunct:

Item: there is given up, pertaing and was resting to the said defunct, the time foresaid of his decease. viz. of cash pound found in his custody, sixty-nine pounds.
Item: by bill granted by Charles Steuart of Invervack to Donald McLauen in Runmore, and endorsed by him to Bonskeid, dated 7th March 1730, nine pounds eighteen shillings for which he obtained decreet the foresaid bill granted for meall due at Michaelmass or Martinmass 1740.
Item: bill (granted by) Neill Steuart, schoolmaster at Moulin, twenty-eight pounds.
Item: (bill granted) by Donald Toshach in Achastle, John Wallace in Auchardre(?), and Robert Toshach in Drumacasiele(?), per bill, twenty-two pounds ten shillings.
Item: (bill granted) by John Murdoch in Sheirglass, Malcolm McGregor there, Donald Cameron in Cuiltvuick, and Robert McKenzie in Dounlagowen (Drumdaghoun), twenty-eight pounds three shillings four pennies.
Item: (bill granted) by John Murdoch in Sheirglass, Malcolm McGregor there, Donald Cameron in Cuiltvuick, and John Steuart in Tombuie, and Patrick Steuart in Balnauld in Borenich, the sum of about twenty-eight pounds.
Item: by Duncan McColly in Bruchriach, and Hugh McColly his son, per bill for seven pounds ten shillings.
Item: by Patrick Steuart in Invervack, George Steuart there, John McDonald in Pitagowan, and John Steuart at the Mill of Invervack, per bill twenty-nine pounds six shillings eight pennies.
Item: by John Ramsay and Patrick Steuart, both in Balnauld, per bill twenty pounds ten shillings.
Item: by Alexander Cameron in Dilfooler(?), Donald Steuart in Balchaple, Gilbert Tause in Dundavie, Donald Steuart there, William Cattanach in Dilfooler(?), James Steuart in Sococh, and David William in Trean in Strathgarry, fifty-five pounds five shillings per bill.
Item: by Alexander Robertson in Dilfooler(?) and James Robertson, there, per bill fifteen pounds.
Item: by Thomas Reid in Moulin, per bill nine pounds three shillings four pennies.
Item: by Donald Reid, smith, younger, per bill eleven pounds ten shillings.
Item: by Alexander Robertson in Ballaboaken (Ballyoukan?) and John Steuart in Balcastle in Borenich, per bill seven pounds ten shillings.
Item: by John Robertson in Grennich, John Keir in Croftnachauich and Donald Kennedy in Balcastle in Borenich, per bill eighteen pounds fifteen shillings.
Item: by Robert McDonald in Chamberbane, Neill (Mc)Donald in Tressait and Alexander McDonald in Blairbuie, per bill thirty-three pounds.
Item: by Thomas Steuart in Balnabodach, Duncan Steuart in Chamberbane Alexander Steuart in Port(-an-eilean), James Steuart in Tomintianda, Donald Steuart in Balnabodach, and James McKenzie in Borenich, per bill thirty-seven pounds ten shillings.
Item: by William McGlashan in Tressait, per obligatory letter for one boll of meall, one pound ten shillings.
Item: by Alexander Steuart (in Knockgarry, Bonskeid's Factor) for one boll of meall, to James Steuart in Baard(?) in Balnaguard seven pounds ten shillings.
Item: by Charles Steuart in Easter Duntaullich, per bill dated 22 September 1739, payable Candlemass(?) 1739 for twenty pounds.
Item: by bill granted by John Gow in Strathgarry, dated 15th December 1738, payable on demand, for nine pounds.
Item: seventeen pounds eighteen shillings contained in a decreet obtained at his instance against (John Gow in Strathgarry?) dated 10 January 1740.
Item: eight pounds thirteen shillings four pennies contained in a bill by Alexander Steuart in Balcastle dated December 1739, payable 15 February thereafter.
Item: thirty-two pounds thirteen shillings four pennies per bill by Patrick Robertson of Trinafour dated 30 June 1739, payable at Martinmass 1740.
Item: forty pounds per another bill granted by Patrick Robertson of Trinafour to the defunct of same date, payable at Martinmass 1739.
Item: two hundred pounds contained in a bill payable to the defunct, accepted by Charles Steuart in Laightown of Duntaulich dated 22 December 1739, payable at Martinmass 1740.

Follows the list of rents to the defunct, the time foresaid of his decease:

Item: by John Steuart, farmer in Croft, of his rent, crops, 1739, seven pounds four shillings eight pennies.
Item: by John Steuart, in Balnaloan, sixteen pounds three shillings four pennies.
Item: by Alexander McGlashan, there, fourteen pounds six shillings.
Item: by Alexander Steuart, in Balchaple, eleven pounds twelve shillings.
All Scots money. Summa Inventary and debts.

This testament was confirmed at Dunkeld, the month of October 1740 by Thomas Bisset, Commissary, and whereon John Steuart, elder of Bonskeid became cautioner.

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