The Testament Dative and Inventory of Janet Stewart, spouse to Alexander Moon in Balrobie, 1758

Janet Stewart The Testament Dative and Inventory of the goods, gear, debts and sums of money which pertained and aureped (was owing) to the deceased Janet Stewart, spouse to Alexander Moon in Ballrobie (at) the time of deceased which was in the month of February last (1758), arising thereby due out of the goods, gear and effects in common between the said spouses, faithfully made and given up by James Stewart in Drummachorry, brother germain to the said defunct, and only executor dative qua nearest in kin, decerned and confirmed to her by the Commissariot 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, belonging and aureping to the said umquhile Janet Stewart by and upon her death and at the time foresaid whereof the just and equal third of the goods, gear and effects following at the availls (values) and prices after-mentioned, one third of two-thirds of twenty seven bolls vituals which remained uncomsumed of crop of corns being nine bolls sown and computed at three turns (three-times) including the meall at the lowest computation valued at eight pounds Scots per boll and amounting the said whole two-thirds to one hundred and forty-four pounds Scots.
Item, the third of sixty-six pounds, thirteen shillings, four pennies foresaid as the value of four horses, young and old. Item, the third of one hundred pounds money as written, as the value of eight head of cattle, young and old.
Item, the third of twenty-four pounds money foresaid as the worth of twelve sheep, young and old.
Item, the third of forty pounds money as written, as the value of the household furniture and plenishing, plough graith and other labouring instruments, canvas sacks and other husbandry utensils.
Item, the third of thirty three pounds, six shillings, eight pennies Scots which was resting said spouses of the defunct's tocher (bridal dowry) by James Stewart, her brother, his bill.

Summa Inventory in common 400 8s.

Follows debts due by said spouses and upon said executory sum

Impiris (Firstly) To the husband's sister of tocher, forty pounds Scots.
Item, the rent due the mass of thirty pounds Scots. Ammounting both said sums to 70 Scots.

Which being deducted the executor third given up is 100 2s 3d

This testament was confirmed at Dunkeld, the thirteenth day of April 1758 by Thomas Bisset, Commissary Depute (of Dunkeld), and Donald Robertson, tenant in Kincraigie, became cautioner for the executor.

-

Return to Testaments