Copy of Will & Testament of Alexander McDougall

 

Will 12th May 1874

 

I Alexander McDougall residing at number Six Brighton Street, Edinburgh, In order to regulate my succession, Do hereby leave bequeath assign Dispone and convey to my wife Catherine Yorkston or McDougall all my heritable and moveable property and I nominate and appoint my said wife to be my Executrix and I dispense with the delivery hereof: And I consent to the registration hereof.

 

In Witness whereof these presents written by James Proven, Clerk, residing at Brothaero Cottages, the Links, Leith - are subscribed by me at Edinburgh on the Twelfth day of May in the year Eighteen hundred and seventy four before these witnesses the said James Proven and David Davidson, Spirit Merchant Canongate Edinburgh (Signed) Alexander McDougall James Proven witness David Davidson witness

 

Edinburgh 21st October 1874

This is the General Disposition and Deed of Settlement referred to in my Oath of this date and signed as relative thereto (Signed) Catherine McDougall: James Gulland J.P.

 

Testament 21st October 1874

Stamp 2

 

At Edinburgh the twenty first October in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy four the following Inventory of the personal estate of the deceased Alexander McDougall and deed relative to the disposal thereof were presented by James Proven 63 Hanover Street Edinburgh.

 

Inventory of the Personal Estate wheresoever situated of Alexander McDougall who resided at number six Brighton Street Edinburgh and died there on the thirteenth day of October Eighteen hundred and seventy four.

 

1 Cash in the house 1 10 ..

2 Household furniture and other

effects in the deceaseds

house conform to appraise

ment by John Charles Dunlop

Licensed Appraiser Edinburgh 36 12 ..

3 Amount in Deposit Receipt

by the Royal Bank of

Scotland Edinburgh dated

21 July 1874 in name

of deceased 120 - -

Interest thereon from

that date to date

of oath hereto - 13 6 120 13 6

 

4 Twenty shares in the

Edinburgh Co operative Build

ing Company (Limited)

valued at purchase price 25 - -

Amount of Estate in Scotland 183 15 6

England & Ireland no Estate

(Signed) Catherine McDougall

( ) James Gulland J.P.

 

At Edinburgh the twenty first day

of October one thousand eight

hundred and seventy four In

presence of James Gulland

Esquire One of Her Majestys

Justices of the Peace for

the City of Edinburgh -

Appeared Mrs Catherine Yorkston

or McDougall Executrix of the

deceased Alexander McDougall

who resided at number six

Brighton Street Edinburgh who

being solemnly sworn and

examined Depones That the

said Alexander McDougall

died at Edinburgh on the

thirteenth day of October

Eighteen hundred and seventy -

four and the deponent has

entered upon the possession

and management of the

deceaseds estate as Executrix

nominated by him in a

General Disposition and Deed

of Settlement executed by him

upon the twelfth day of

May Eighteen hundred and

seventy four which is now

exhibited and signed by the

deponent and the said

Justice of the Peace of

this date as relative

hereto: That the deponent

does not know of any

Testamentary Settlement or

Writing relative to the disposal

of the deceaseds personal Estate

or Effects or any part thereof

other than the said General

Disposition and Deed of Settlement

That the foregoing Inventory

signed by the deponent

and the said Justice of

the Peace as relative hereto

is a full and complete

Inventory of the personal

estate and effects of the

said deceased Alexander Mc

Dougall wheresoever situated and

belonging or due to him

beneficially at the time of

his death in so far as

the same has come to the

deponents knowledge - That the

deponent does not know

of any money of property

belonging to the deceased

liable to the duty imposed

by the Acts 23 vict. @ 15

and 23 and 24 vict. @ 80.

That the value at this

date of the said personal

estate and effects situated

in Scotland including the

proceeds accrued thereon down

to this date is one hund

red pounds Sterling and under

Two hundred pounds Sterling

That confirmation of the said

personal estate is required in

favour of the Deponent. -

All which is truth as

the Deponent shall answer

to God.

(Signed) Catherine McDougall

( ) James Gulland J.P.