The Testament Dative and Inventory of John Ferguson in Auldclune, 1751

John Ferguson The Testament Dative and Inventory of the goods and gear which pertained and belonged to umquhile (deceased) John Ferguson, smith in Auldclune (at) the time of his decease which was in March 1748, truely made and given up by John Ferguson, smith in Haugh of Renrory, son of the said defunct and executor dative qua creditor, decerned to him by the Commissary of Dunkeld upon the day and date of these presents, and that in payment to him of ten pounds Scots expended by him of the defunct's funeral.
Item, of the like sum of ten pounds Scots with the annual rents (interest) thereof, contained in a bill drawn by Donald Stewart in Wester Craggan upon and accepted by the defunct and the executor, conjunctly and severally, dated the 8th October 1742, payable at Martinmass 1743, paid by the said executor as conform to the discharge on the back thereof and which was the real(?) debt of the defunct's.
Item, of seven pounds eighteen shillings and two pennies Scots, paid, and three pounds money foresaid of expenses of plea, contained in a decreet obtained at the instance of Ann Steuart in Blairuachdar against the defunct before the Baron Baillies of Lude, and which the executor paid out per decreet obtained against him, the executor, before of (the) Baron Baillies of Athole upon the 2nd day of January 1750 and was paid by the said executor.
Item, of seven pounds ten shillings Scots contained in another decreet obtained at the instance of John Robertson, merchant at Bridge of Tilt, against the defunct before the Baron Baillies of Lude, and contained in a decreet against the executor as representing the defunct before the Baron Baillies of Athole, the 2nd of March and year foresaid, and was paid out by the said executor.
Item, of five pounds Scots as the expenses paid out and bestowed by the said executor in maintaining the defunct's family from the time foresaid of his decease till Whitsunday thereafter and lastly 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: Item. A broken anvil valued at twelve pounds.
Item. A flue bellows and some smith's tools at ten pounds.
Item. An old door, an old seat and crook and an old board at six pounds.
Item. His body clothes, chest and other small trifles at twelve pounds, all Scots money.

Summa Inventory

This testament was confirmed at Dunkeld, the nineteenth day of March 1751 years by James Bisset, Commissary, and Donald Robertson of Westertown became cautioner for the executor and he bound for his relief.

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