The Testament Dative and Inventory of John Mackglashan, 1744

John Mackglashan The Testament Dative and Inventory of the goods and gear which pertained to umquhile (deceased) John Mackglashan, smith in Tomintianda in Strathtumble (Strathtummel), (at) the time of his decease which was in the month of (blank) last past, truely made and given up by Alexander Stewart of Tulloch and John Robertson of Eastertyre, conjunct executors dative qua creditor, decerned to the said defunct by the Commissariot of Dunkeld upon the day and date of these presents and that in payment to him, the said Alexander Stewart, of the sum of twenty pounds Scots contained in the defunct's promissory note (therein designed smith in Mains of Foss) to him, dated the 12th February 1733, payable at the terms and by the division following, viz: five merks thereof at Martinmass 1733; fives merks at Martinmass 1734; five merks at Martinmass 1735; five merks at Martinmass 1736; five merks at Martinmass 1737; and five merks at Martinmass 1738.

In further payment to him, of twenty pounds Scots and annual rent due thereon, contained in another bill, drawn by him upon and accepted by the defunct, dated 16th June 1733, payable 15th February thereafter, registered in the Regality Court Books of Atholl, 20th March thereafter.

In payment to the said John Robertson of four pounds Sterling principal and the annual rents since the same fell due, contained in a bill drawn by him upon, and accepted by the said defunct, therein designed in Mains of Foss, dated 30th August 1728, payable the 30th August 1729.

And in payment to them of the expenses of this present confirmation, 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 defunct (at) the time foresaid of his decease, his smith tools estimated in cumulo to twenty-six pounds thirteen shillings and four pennys Scots.

Item, two old chests and a bed at seven pounds.

Item, an old little pot and crook(?) at one pound six shillings eight pennys.

Item, the corn on the foot (stem), estimate to one boll and three pecks at five pounds per boll, corn and straw, including the expense of shearing.

Summa Inventory

This testament was confirmed at Dunkeld, the twenty-eighth day of June 1744 years by James Bisset, Commissary, and Henry Low, wright in Dunkeld, became cautioner for the executors and they became bound for his relief.


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