The Testament Dative and Inventory of Grissell Forbes, 1762

Grissell Forbes The Testament Dative and Inventory of the goods, gear, debts and sums of money which pertained, belonged and was resting to umquhile (deceased) Grissell Forbes, who was spouse to John Stewart in Balcastle, and to John Stewart, their son the time of their deceases. The said Grissell Forbes having deceased at Martinmass last, and the said John Stewart, her son, in the beginning of July last. Truely made and given up by Margaret Stewart, spouse to John Stewart in Balnald of Borenich, lawful daughter of the said Grissell Forbes and sister germain of the said deceased John Stewart, younger, executix dative qua nearest of kin, decerned to said mother and brother 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 and belonging to the said umquhile Grissell Forbes (at) the time foresaid of her decease, 100 merks Scots money as the third and share accressing of 300 merks money foresaid, being the amount of her legal third of the goods in common betwixt her and her said husband, to the said Margaret Stewart, as one of her three surviving children. Also given up, resting to the said John Stewart, her son, the third part of 100 merks Scots money, contained in a bill granted by the said John Stewart, the father, payable at Martinmass next.

Summa Inventory

This testament was confirmed at Dunkeld, the third day of August 1762 years by Thomas Bissat of Glenalbert, Commissary Depute, and James Kennedy, tacksman of the Miln of Struan became cautioner enadded for the executor.


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