The Testament Dative and Inventory of Margaret McLachlan, 1714

Margaret McLachlan The Testament Dative and Inventory of the goods, gear, sums of money and debts that pertained to umquhile (deceased) Margaret McLachlan, spouse to James McLachlan in Ardcampsie, (at) the time of her decease which was in the month of October last by past, truely made and given up by Christian McLachlan spouse to Alexander Fergusson in Levish-more (Levadge) in Stragroy (Strathgroy), and sister germain to the defunct, and the said Christian McLachlan and her said husband for his interest, executor dative as nearest of kin, decerned to the said defunct by the Commissary of Dunkeld upon the day and date of this present as the decreet dative following on an edict duly executed and endorsed, in itself more fully bears:

Imprimis (Firstly), there is given up, belonging in common betwixt the said defunct and her said husband, in time foresaid of her decease, the goods, gear, sums of money underwritten viz.

Item. Three horses, estimated to twenty pounds per piece, in all sixty pounds.
Item. A cow and a stirk, both estimated to twenty four pounds.
Item. Twenty two head of sheep, estimated to forty shillings per piece, in all fourty four pounds.
Item. Three hogs estimates at twenty shillings per piece, in all three pounds.
Item. The corn and cornyard, eighteen bolls of victuals, estimated with the fodder to five pounds per boll, in all ninety pounds.
Item. The outsight and insight plenishings including the plough and plough graith, with the defunct's wearing clothes, all estimated to fourty six pounds thirteen shillings four pennies.
Item. Two year's annual rent (interest) of three hundred and fifty merks, resting by Alexander Robertson of Faskally to the said defunct and her husband, in all twelve pounds sixteen shillings four pennies.
Item. Resting by Donald Stewart of Shierglas, two year's annual rent of fifty merks Scots, in all three pounds thirteen shillings four pennies

Summa Inventory, to be divided in two parts, each part is:

Items. The sum of four hundred merks Scots money, resting by the deceased Alexander Robertson of Faskally to the said defunct by bond, which sum of four hundred merks the said defunct by her contract of marriage did provide to her said husband and herself, the longest liver of them two in life-rent and to the children to have been procreated in the said marriage in fee whilk failzing to her own heirs and executors whatsoever in fee.

Summa of the said debts patet. Nulla devisio.

Summa Inventory and debts

This testament was confirmed at Dunkeld, the 12th January 1714 years. Alexander Robertson in Faskally became cautioner acted for the executor.

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