The Testament Dative and Inventory
of John Gray in Dalvorest, 1731

John Gray The Testament Dative and Inventory of the goods, gear, debts and sums of money which pertained to the deceased John Gray in Dalvorest at the time of his decease which was in the month of October, last by past (1731), truely made and given up by John Stewart, younger of Pittenicie, and William Stewart, his brother germain, and Alexander Gray, only lawful son to Angus Gray in Aughagouall (Auchghoul?) conjunct executor dative for the use and behoof of Donald Gray and Jannet Gray, lawful children to the said umquhile John Gray, decerned to the said 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, belonging to the said defunct (at) the time foresaid of his decease, the goods and gear underwritten of amounts and prices following viz:

Item. Four horses and mares, all fifteen pounds per piece. In all, sixty pounds.
Item. Five new calved cows with their followers valued overhead at eighteen pounds per piece. In all ninety pounds.
Item. Fourty four wedders and ewes, valued overhead at two pounds per piece. In all eighty eight pounds.
Item. Twenty six hogs, valued at twenty shillings each. In all twenty six pounds.
Item. Thirty eight goats, young and old, valued overhead at two pounds per piece. In all seventy six pounds.
Item. The sowing of six bolls bear (bere barley) and oats, extonding at the third corn (harvest) to eighteen bolls, thereof a third belongs the relict. In all the remaining twelve bolls estimate at five pounds ten shilling per boll, with the fodder is sixty six pounds.
Item. The two third parts of the household plenishings, estimated at thirty pounds, all Scots money.

Summa Inventory

Follows the debts resting (owing) to the defunct:

Imprimis (Firstly) there is given up, resting to the said defunct at the time of his decease, the sum of four hundred merks Scots money, of principal and one hundred merks money foresaid of lig. expenses with the whole bygone annual rents (interest) of said principal sum resting, owing unpaid, contained in a bond presented by John Robertson, younger, of Eastertyre as principal and Donald Robertson of Kincraig(ie) as cautioner, dated the eighteenth day of November 1725 years.
Item. The sum of eighty seven pounds, money foresaid, of principal and bygone annual rent thereof contained in a bill drawn by the said defunct upon and accepted by the said John Robertson dated the twenty eighth day of February 1730 and payable at Martinmass then next.
Item. The sum of three hundred and fifteen merks Scots principal with the bygone annual rents thereof contained in a bill drawn by the said defunct upon and accepted by Alexander McLauchlan in Dalvorest dated the sixth day of November 1730 and payable upon the eleventh day of November then next.
Item. The sum of fourty two pounds Scots money principal with the bygone annual rent thereof contained in a bill drawn by the said defunct upon and accepted by Donald Stewart and John Stewart of Dalvorest payable against the eleventh day of November 1730.
Item. The sum of three hundred merks Scots principal with the bygone annual rent thereof contained in a bill drawn by the said defunct upon, and accepted by, the said John Stewart, younger, of Pittenicie payable against the eleventh day of November 1731 years.
Item. The sum of twelve pounds Scots money principal and bygone annual rent thereof, contained in a bill drawn by the said defunct upon and accepted by John Dick in Wester Achnagie, dated the twenty sixth day of February last bypast and payable at Martinmass also past.

Summa Debts.

This testament was confirmed at Dunkeld, the seventeenth day of November 1731 year. John MacKenzie in Rinancoillach bcame cautioner acted for the executors and they bound for his relief.

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