Last Will and Testament (1840) Page 152 13th November 1840
Stamped Inventory - The Personal Estate of Umquhile George Silver Esq
At Stonehaven the thirteenth day of November in the year One thousand eight hundred and forty.  In presence of Hugh Fullerton Esquire Commissary…
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Commissary Depute of the Commissariat of Kincardineshire Compeared John Falconer Writer in Stonehaven as procurator and gave in the Inventory and oath there on underwritten desiring that the same might along with a Disposition and Deed of Settlement and Codicil thereto subjoined, holograph Letter of date the first day of September and three Codicils written on paper apart, the first Codicil being date the twenty first day of September and each of the other two the twenty third day of September all in the year Eighteen hundred and Forty and all executed by the Defunct be inserted and registered in the Commissary Court Books of the Commissariat of said Shire, which desire the said Commissary, finding to be reasonable he ordained the same to be done accordingly and of which Inventory the principal being written on paper denoting a Stamp duty of Eighty Pounds Sterling the tenor follows viz, Inventory of the Personal Estate and effects of the deceased…
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... deceased George Silver of Netherley and Muchalls in the County of Kincardine at the time of his death, who died at Netherley upon the twenty fifth day of September Eighteen hundred and forty years.
To Cash in the house at the deceased's death    £8/2/6
Supposed value of the share of
the Aberdeen theatre                             £15-
To the following rents from the lands of Netherley and Muchalls due or current for crop and year 1840;
Lewis Crombie Esquire Farm of Pitgot  £180/0/0
John Taylor                   Mongatehead    £125/0/0
James Moir                   Crofter              £20/0/0
Alexander Garvie           Blacksmith        £14/0/0
Andrew Rankin              Blackbutts         £90/0/0
James Watt                   Shoemaker        £6/0/0
Alexander Duthie           Claybutts                      £25/0/0
William Hogg                Burn of Orachie £50/0/0
Carry Forward                                       £518
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Brought Forward                                               £518
James Don                   Burnside                       £21/0/0
John Taylor                   Crofter              £10/0/0
William Hunter               Crofter              £8/0/0
Robert Collie                 Blackburn          £12/10/0
William Robertson         Crofter              £3/0/0
James Black                 Crofter              £2/0/0
William Taylor                Crofter              £5/0/0
John Robertson            Crofter              £3/0/0
Margaret Dunbar           Crofter              £1/0/0
John Coutts                  Crofter              £2/0/0
John Spark                   Crofter              £4/0/0
Ann Rogie & Robert
Thomson Junior            Rent of Croft     £3/0/0
Ann Napier & Sister                                           £0/10/0
Robert Wilson & Ann Moir                                  £7/0/0
John Robertson                        Crofter              £3/2/0
James Findlay               Howieshill         £7/0/0
David Durward              Wineford                       £40/0/0
John Spark                   Hillocks             £45/0/0
Joseph Spark                Cantly Hills        £120/0/0
George Spark                Badens             £30/0/0
Cormach                                   Crofter              £2/0/0
Carry On                                                           £847/2/0
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Brought Over                                        £847/2/0
James Thom                 Elrick                £120/0/0
John Laurence               West Cookney   £40/0/0
George Buchan             Cookney                       £10/0/0
Alexander Robertson     Burnhead                      £12/0/0
George Dunbar             Crofter              £8/0/0
James Bisset                Hill of Cookney £10/0/0
John Symon                 Crofter              £2/0/0
Elizabeth Duthie                        House and Yard            £0/10/0
The Reverend Mr Grant  Cookney                       £3/0/0
Andrew Jamieson                      Cookney                       £45/0/0
William Jamieson                      Middle Cookney            £50/0/0
George Donald             North Cookney  £48/0/0
William Keith                 Fleurs               £50/0/0
John Hogg                    Crofter              £14/0/0
Alexander Gerrard Senior           Crofter              £3/0/0
David Chalmers             Crofter              £7/0/0
George Brown               Crofter              £10/0/0
John Gordon                 Crofter              £9/0/0
Andrew Hogg                Greenheads      £12/0/0
Alexander Gerrard                     Greenheads      £70/0/0
Hugh Gerrard                Phoppie            £          50/0/0
Carry Forward                                       £1420/12/0
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Brought Forward                                               £1420/12/0
Feu Duty payable by the vestry men of the
Episcopal Chapel at Muchalls                £3/0/0
George Gordon             Merchant Muchalls         £20/0/0
Thomas Wallace                        at Tipperty and
Mr Wallace                    at Whinbrae       £32/16/3
James Duthie                Whinbrae                      £10/0/0
William Gordon             Muchalls                       £5/0/0
George Gordon             Nether Mains     £96/0/0
Rent of Preventive Station at
Muchalls           payable by Government             £6/7/0
James Lyon Senior and
James Lyon Junior        for Mill of Muchalls & Land        £60/0/0
James Lyon Senior        Salmon Fisher   £30/0/0
Customs of Muchalls Market payable by            £4/0/0
Robert Walker               Balnagubs        £100/0/0
James Silver                 Shawenshaw     £68/0/0
George Lawrence                      Berrytop                       £40/0/0
George Keith                 Mill of Monquick            £69/0/0
Ditto Ditto                     for Pasture Haugh         £7/10/0
Carry Over                                            £1972/5/3
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Brought Forward                                               £1972/5/3
James Thomson                        Millar Money rent           £10/0/0
Ditto Ditto                     10 Bolls of Meal            £7/10/0
Adam Silver                  Carnieburn        £25/0/0
Alexander Milne             Blacksmith        £8/0/0
James Lyon                  Craigwells         £50/0/0
James Lyon                  Crofter              £8/0/0
Alexander Black                        Lairhillock          £20/0/0
John Meston                 Windings Balnabugs£10/0/0
Joseph Jamie               Bentyhow          £10/0/0
John Taylor                   Burnhaugh        £70/0/0
James Massie               Nether Burnhaughs        £40/0/0
George Forbes              Trees                £45/0/0
William Rankin               Corebeg                       £40/0/0
William Don                  Newbands         £25/0/0
William McCallum                      Eddieslaw         £30/0/0
Alexander Donald                      Crofter              £3/0/0
James Findlay               Crofter              £3/0/0
James Duthie                Crofter              £5/0/0
Joseph Jock                 Renchal                        £50/0/0
William                          Crofter              £6/0/0
Robert Angus                Woodend                      £15/0/0
William Jamieson                      Crofter              £4/0/0
John Grant                    Crofter              £5/0/0
Carry Forward                                       £2461/15/3
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Brought Forward                                               £2461/15/3
James Brown                Crofter              £2/0/0
James Jamieson                       Crofter              £4/0/0
William Wallace             Crofter              £3/0/0
Peter Stewart                Crofter              £6/0/0
James Taylor                Crofter              £4/0/0
Alexander Smith                        Crofter              £6/0/0
John Meston                 Crofter              £3/0/0
Alexander Taylor                       Cookney                       £6/0/0
William McQueen                       Stranthus                      £2/15/0
William Main      (Willsy)             Stranathro         £4/0/0
Alexander Christie         (Little Sandy) Stranathro            £6/10/0
Alexander Napier                       Stranathro         £4/5/0
Joseph Main     (son if William) Stranathro          £3/0/0
William Christie (son of Stoocp) Stranathro        £3/15/0
James Christie  (Skipper)           Stranathro         £5/5/0
Alexander Greig                        Stranathro         £4/0/0
George Main                 Stranathro         £4/15/0
Joseph Main                 Stranathro         £4/15/0
Alexander Law               Stranathro         £4/15/0
Carry Over                                            £2543/10/3
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Brought Over                                        £2543/10/3
William Main                  Publican Hilly    £6/10/0
James Brown                Stranathro         £5/0/0
James Christie (Stooco)           Stranathro         £3/10/0
William Christie  Laughing Willy Stranathro          £5/15/0
James Christie  Son of Laughing Willy Stranthro£1/15/0
James Christie  Old Stoopy, Stranathro  £1/15/0
William Main                  Stranathro         £2/10/0
Charlotte Watson                       Stranahtro         £0/12/6
Thomas Munro              Netherley                      £1/5/0
Rents of houses in Aberdeen -
The Heirs of George Cobban, Aberdeen
House & Stabling Aberdeen                               £50/0/0
Mrs Brew          Aberdeen          £7/0/0
John Wilson                  Aberdeen                      £13/10/0
Mr McHardy                  Aberdeen                      £23/10/0
£2665/7/9
As the previous rents do not fall due until Martinmas first, and Whitsunday thereafter by
Carry Forward                                       £2665/7/9
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Brought Forward                                               £2665/7/9
by equal portions - in deduct Interest on the above
sum from 25 September last to 22 November next £21/3/6
Deduct Interest and one half of the above sum
viz                                                        £1332-13-10½
until Whitsunday 26 May when the same
becomes payable                                              £33/15/8
Deduct from the above rents supposed
irrecoverable                                         £30/0/0
£2580/8/7

The following rents payable at Whitsunday after sowing and Martinmas after shearing are due and current for the half year ending at Martinmas next being the last half of Crop1840 viz
William Keith                 Crofter              £2/18/0
William Edward             Gownies                       £5/0/0
James Irvine                  Carnihillock       £3/0/0
Carry Forward                                       £2603/11/1

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Brought Forward                                               £2603/11/1
Joseph & James Milne  Nether Craigwell            £25/0/0
John Watt                     Hogghillock       £13/0/0
£48/18/0
deduct interest on the above from 25 September
until 22 November when the rents are payable     £0/7/9
Converted Mill Multures payable by Mr Hepburn
of Riccarton supposed same as last year           £16/10/0
deduct interest until 10 March when the
multure become payable                                    £0/7/0
To the following rents for Grass Parks and which fall due on 1st November
John Thom                    Uras                 £33/0/0
Ditto Ditto                                             £40/0/0
Ditto Ditto                                             £50/0/0
£123/0/0
James Anderson                       Megraw             £22/0/0
Lewis Crombie Esq                   Kirkhill               £40/0/0
Ditto Ditto                                             £30/0/0
Robert Torry                  Stonehaven       £29/0/0
Tinowes                        £22/0/0
Carry Over                                            £2668/4/4

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Brought Forward                                               £2668/4/4
Charles Adam               Durris               £13/10/0
David Hutcheon                        Bourtiebush      £37/0/0
William Gordon             Muchalls           £25
£15       £40/0/0
George & James Barrie  Stonehaven       £16/0/0
James Christie              Mains of Catterline        £105/0/0
The Representatives of the late James Wallace at Whinbrae of Muchalls  £36/0/0
George Gordon             Merchant Muchalls         £19/0/0
George Taylor               Tewel                £17/5/0
Ronaldson                    Tullo of Benholm           £27/0/0
Ditto Ditto         £6/0/0
£582/15/0

Deduct discount from 25 September to 1st
November when the rents fall to be paid £2/17/5
Meadow Grass rents due at Martimas next
Alexander Black                        Lairhillock          £1/0/0
Joseph Jock                 Renchal                        £2/2/0
Carry Over                                            £3248/1/11

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Brought Forward                                               £3248/1/11
John Meston                 Balnagubs        £0/10/0
Robert Angus                Woodend                      £1/0/0
Alexander Robertson     Cookney                       £0/15/0
John Meston                 Balnagubs        £0/12/0
John Grant                    Craigiecatt        £1/10/0
John Walker                  Westside                      £1/0/0
Charles Esson               Westside                      £1/0/0
John Walker                  Westside                      £1/0/0
James Ewen                 Burnside                       £1/0/0
Alexander Thom                        Wedderhill         £1/0/0
William Don                  Newlands          £1/0/0
George Lawrence                      Shawenshaw     £1/0/0
William Rankin               Corebeggs        £1/0/0
James Brown                Craigiecatt        £0/15/0
James Silver                 Shawenshaw     £1/0/0
George Forbes              Trees                £1/0/0
John Watt                     Hogghillock       £1/0/0
James Black                 Wedderhill         £1/0/0
James Massie               Burnhaugh        £1/0/0
Andrew Jamieson                      Cookney                       £1/0/0
Joseph Mill                   Nether Craigwells           £1/0/0
John Taylor                   Burnhaugh        £1/0/0
Carry Forward                                       £3248/1/11

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Brought Forward                       £3248/1/11
Adam Silver                  Carnieburn        £1/0/0
George Keith                 Mill of Monquick            £1/0/0
Robert Colvike              Elrickmoor        £0/10/0
Alexander Falconer                    Coreseley         £0/10/0
£27/4/0
deduct interest on the above sum from
25 September to 22 November               £0/4/4

Rent of Moss by James McCallum         Eddieslaw
price of born and fodder                                   £3/15/0
James Black - price of bear and fodder              £1/0/0

Arrears of rent for meadow grass
Charles Esson                                       £1/0/0
James Irvine                                          £1/0/0
James Irvine and Adam Silver                £1/0/0
John Meston                                         £1/0/0
Robert Collie                                         £0/10/0
John Reid                                             £1/0/0
From the circumstances of some...
Carry Forward                                       £3284/16/7

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Brought Forward                                               £3284/16/7
some of the parties no more value can in the
meantime be put on the above than                    £3/0/0
To the following arrears of rents
Adam Silver                  Carnieburn        £25/0/0
Robert Walker               Balnagubs        £33/0/0
George Spark                Baddens                       £3/0/0
John Hogg                                            £2/0/0
William Hogg                Burn of Arrachie            £25/0/0
George Keith                 Mill of Monquick            £33/0/0
Andrew Rankin              Blackbulls         £105/0/0
John Spark                   Hillocks             £36/0/0
William Rankin               Corebegs                      £45/0/0
James Bisset                Cookney                       £4/0/0
Andrew Jamieson                      Kirktown of Cookney£17/10/0
John Taylor                   Croft on Backburn         £9/0/0
George Forbes              Trees                £30/0/0
William Jamieson                      Middle Cookney            £70/0/0
James Findlay               Old Hillock        £1/10/0
Carry Forward                                       £3287/16/7

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George Dunbar             Cookney                       £6/0/0
Alexander Robertson     Cookney                       £5/10/0
Hugh Gerrard                Pheppie                        £68/0/0
Andrew Hogg                Greenhead        £20/0/0
James Duthie                Netherley                      £2/10/0
John Coutts                  Muir of Cantlyhills          £2/0/0
George Donald             North Cookney  £41/0/0
Alexander Black                        Lairhillock          £27/10/0
John Grant                    Craigiecatt        £3/0/0
George Brown               Croft Muchalls   £5/10/0
William Hunter               Croft on Backburn         £14/0/0
William Fithes                Croft Netheley   £2/0/0
James Moir                   Bridge of Muchalls        £17/18/0
Alexander Watt              Stranathro         £1/0/0
Joseph Spark                Cantlyhills         £65/0/0
James Lyon                  Mill of Muchalls
(supposed about)          £50/0/0
Bell or Isobel Meldrum   Stranathro         £1/5/0
David Durward              Wineford
(supposed to be)          £40/0/0
Carry Over                                            £3289/16/7

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Brought Forward                                               £3289/16/7
From the nature of the debts and the particular
circumstances of the debtors no more value
can in the meantime be placed on the above
some than                                             £200

To amount and value of house hold goods and furniture, plate, china, Books, wearing apparel, wine and other liquors, horses and carriages, farm stocking, and implements of husbandry belonging to the deceased as per Inventory and appraisement by James Offices Licensed Auctioneer and appraiser in Stonehaven dated the 7th October 1840.                  £1433/4/4½
£4921/0/11½
(signed) Geo Silver,  Ja Sandilands J J.
At Aberdeen the thirtieth day of October in the year Eighteen hundred and forty....

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... forty, In presence of James Andrew Sandilands Esquire of Creeves one of her majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Aberdeen Commissioner named by the Commissary Depute of Kincardineshire for taking the following oath Compeared George Silver of Netherley and Muchalls Esquire who being solemnly sworn and examined Depones that he is the Executor of the deceased George Silver of Netherley and Muchalls in the County of Kincardine conform to settlement last Will and Testament executed by the deceased on the nineteenth day of September last with relative codicils dated the said nineteenth day of September, twenty first day of September and two Codicils both dated the twenty third day of September last and which Settlements and Codicils together with a holograph Letter of the said George Silvers having reference to a previous Settlement are signed by the Deponent and Commissioner as relative hereto- That the said George Silver died on the twenty fifth day of September last and the deponent as his Executor aforesaid is about to enter upon...
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... upon the possession and management of his personal estate and effects That the Deponent knows of no other Settlement or writing left by the deceased relative to the disposal of his personal Estate that that now referred to.  That the foregoing Inventory which is signed by the Deponent and Commissioner as relative hereto is a full and complete Inventory of the personal Estate and effects wherever situated and belonging to or due beneficially to the deceased at the time of his death in so far as the same has come to the deponents knowledge, and that the value of the said effects is of the value Four thousand pounds and under Five thousand all which is truth as the deponent shall answer to God (signed) Geo Silver - J A Sandilands JP Commissioner.  three words deleted.  Written by Alex G Brown.  Collated by William Stewart.  Received up the principal Stamped inventory.
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13th November 1840 - Disposition and Deed of Settlement by Unqule George Silver Esq
At Stonehaven the thirteenth day of November in the year One thousand eight hundred and forty, In Presence of Hugh Fullerton Esquire Commissary Depute of the Commissariat of Kincardineshire Compeared John Falconer Writer in Stonehaven as procurator and gave in the Disposition and Deed of Settlement and Codicil thereto subjoined underwritten and craved that the same might (along) with a holograph Letter by the Defunct of date the first day of September and three Codicils written on paper apart, the first of which bears date the twenty first day of September and each of the other two the twenty third day of September all in the year Eighteen hundred and forty and all executed by the Defunct and an Inventory of his personal Estate be inserted and registered in the Commissary Court Books of the Commissariat of said Shire which desire the said Commissary finding to be reasonable be ordained the same to be done accordingly and of which….
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Disposition and Deed of Settlement and Codicil subjoined the principal being written on paper denoting a Stamp duty of One pound fifteen shillings Sterling the tenor follow viz:  I George Silver of Netherley having resolved to settle my affairs so as to prevent all disputes after my death do therefore hereby Give, Grant, Assign, Dispone and convey to and in favour of George Silver, my Eldest son and his Heirs and assignees whomsoever heritably and irredeemably all and sundry Lands and Heritages goods and gear, debts and sums of money and in general the whole means, Estate and Effects Heritable and moveable real and personal of whatever denomination or wherever situated at present belonging and addebted or what shall belong and be addebted to me at the time of my decease with the whole grounds, Vouchers and instructions thereof and Writs and evidents of and concerning my said Estate and effects above conveyed with all that has followed or may be competent to follow thereon, And I do hereby bind and ….
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and oblige me and my heirs and successors to infect and seise the said George Silver and his foresaids in the whole lands and heritages above disponed requiring investment and for that purpose to make grant and deliver to the said George Silver and his foresaids all writs, deeds and conveyances that may be necessary containing procuratories of Resignation, Receipts of Sasine and other usual clauses necessary and requisite for fully vesting and establishing the premise in their persons with power to the said George Silver and his foresaids to call and pursue for, uplift, receive and discharge the debts, goods and effects hereby disponed and conveyed and generally to do every thing in relation to the premises which I might have done myself before granting hereof, But always with and under the burden of paying all my lawful debts and deeds and payment of my funeral expenses and of such gifts, legacies, annuities or provisions as I may think proper to leave by this or any deed or....
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or Codicil or other writing to be executed by me at any time of my life however informal And I do hereby nominate and appoint the said George Silver to be my sole Executor and universal legator excluding all others there from and I oblige the said George Silver and his Heirs, Executors and Assignees to make payment to my younger children of the provisions following viz:
To my son James Silver the sum of Five hundred pounds sterling; to my son Alexander Silver the sum of one thousand pounds sterling; to my son John Silver the sum of one thousand pounds sterling all at the first twentieth day of June or twentieth day of December twelve months after my death with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum from the first twentieth of June or twentieth of December after my death till paid; declaring that if any of my younger children above named shall die before me their said provision or provisions shall lapse and belong to my said....
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said son George Silver and his foresaids and to pay the sum for which I am bound in the marriage Contract between my daughter Burnett Silver and Doctor William Keith, Aberdeen as I intend the sum therein settled as my said daughters provision.  Which provisions in favour of my said children are hereby declared to be in full of all legitive Executry and every other claim competent to them or either of them by or through my death or in any other way whatever And I hereby revoke all former Settlements or Dispositions made by me at any time heretofore, reserving always my own liferent of the whole Estate and Effects, heritable and moveable real and personal above conveyed with full power to me at any time in my life and even on deathbed to alter innovate or revoke these presents in whole or in part as I may see proper dispensing with the delivery hereof and declaring these presents to be good and effectual though found lying by me a the time....
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....time of my death or in the custody of any other person for my behoof.  Moreover I hereby name and appoint Doctor William Keith, Aberdeen and Walter Duthie, Writer to the Signet Edinburgh to be Tutors and Curators to the said Alexander and John Silver my sons or to any of my children who shall not have attained majority at my death during their respective pupilarities and minorities with the whole powers competent to Tutor and Curators by the Law of Scotland dispensing herby with their giving up Inventories and declaring that they shall be accountable for their actual intromissions only and not for omissions or for one another or for the solvency of the persons to whom funds shall be lent And I consent to the Registration hereof in the Books of Council and Session or others competent therein to remain for preservation and thereto I constitute My procurators In Witness whereof I have....
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.... have subscribed these presents written upon this and the two preceding pages of Stamped paper by the said Walter Duthie at Netherley the nineteenth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty before these witnesses Thomas Monro and Alexander Smith both Servants at Netherley (signed) Geo Silver - Thomas Monro (witness) - Alexander Smith (witness)
....George Silver before designed do hereby leave and bequeath to the Reverend James Duirs presently residing at Netherley an annuity of Ten pounds Sterling payable yearly in advance the first twentieth day of June or twentieth day of December after my death and I declare my said son George Silver and his foresaids to be burdened therewith But I further declare that the said annuity shall only be payable and last until such time as the said Reverend James Duirs shall obtain some situation so as to be able to maintain himself and it shall in such case cease....
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....cease and be no longer payable and I hereby declare that the individuals named as Tutors and Curators to my younger children in the above deed or the survivor of them shall have power to determine when the said annuity shall so cease according to the true meaning and spirit of these presents.  In witness whereof I have subscribed this Codicil written by the said Walter Duthie At Netherley the nineteenth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty before these witnesses the said Thomas Monro and Alexander Smith both servants at Netherley (signed) Geo Silver - Thomas Munro (witness) and Alexander Smith (witness)
General Register House Edinburgh 7th October 1840 recorded along with two Codicils dated 21st September and 23rd September 1840 on paper apart in the Books of Council and Session as a probative writ (signed) A Macdonald, Aberdeen - 30th October 1840 Disposition and Deed of Settlement, by the late Geo Silver of Netherley referred to in my oath of this date in giving up an Inventory of his effects (signed) Geo Silver - J A Sandilands
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13 November 1840 Holograph Letter by George Silver Esq In reference to his Disposition and Deed of Settlement
At Stonehaven the thirteenth day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, In Presence of Hugh Fullerton Esquire Commissary Depute of the Commissariat of Kincardineshire Compeared John Falconer Writer in Stonehaven as procurator and gave in the Holograph Letter underwritten desiring that the same might along with a Disposition and Deed of Settlement and Codicil written on paper apart, the first of which bears date the twenty first day of September and each of the other two the twenty third day of September all in the year eighteen hundred and forty and all executed by the Defunct and an Inventory of his Personal Estate be inserted and registered in the Commissary Court Books of the Commissariat of said Shire; which desire the said Commissary Depute finding to be reasonable he ordained the same to be done accordingly and....
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and of which Holograph Letter the principal being written on unstamped paper the tenor follow viz: Netherley 1 September 1840 - My Sons Alexander and John having now got their education, and fitted them out at considerable expense and got situations for them in India, I hereby after and revoke the sum of three thousand Pounds Sterling directed to be paid each of them by my Settlement, and appoint each of them to be paid One thousand pounds Sterling after my death (signed) Geo Silver Aberdeen 30th October 1840.  Holograph Letter by the late Mr Silver referred to in my Oath of this date; in giving up an Inventory of Mr Silvers effects (signed) Geo Silver - J A Sandilands.
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13th November 1840 - Codicils to Disposition and Deed of Settlement by George Silver of Netherley
At Stonehaven the thirteenth day of November in the year One thousand eight hundred and forty, In Presence of Hugh Fullerton Esquire, Commissary Depute of the Commissariat of Kincardineshire - Compeared John Falconer Writer in Stonehaven as procurator and gave in the Codicils underwritten desiring that the same might along with a Disposition and Deed of Settlement and Codicil thereto subjoined and a holograph letter by the Defunct of date the first day of September in the year eighteen hundred and forty and an Inventory of his personal estate, be inserted and registered in the Commissary Court Books of the Commissariat of said Shire which desired the said Commissary Depute finding to be reasonable he ordained the same to be done accordingly and of which Codicils the principal being written on unstamped paper the tenor follows viz:
I George Silver of Netherley hereby leave and bequeath to the boy George Burnett presently living and for sometime past with James Fleming and...
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...and his wife at Cragenfein Tillymet above Dunkeld, an annuity of nine pounds sterling yearly for maintaining and educating him at the Parish school this annuity to continue as long as my heir and Trustees may see that he deserves it.  I also leave to my overseer Alexander Smith twelve pounds sterling - to my housekeeper Margaret Bow for her great attention to me during my severe illness, twelve pounds sterling - to my butler Thomas Munro ten pounds sterling and my body clothes - to my wright James Duthie six pounds sterling - and to each of my servants male and female, both at Netherley and Muchalls who may be in my service at the time of my death a gratuity of five pounds sterling - also to my gardeners and day labourers who may be in my service at the time of my death, five pounds sterling each which sums are to be paid to them six months after my death, I would recommend that the five pounds thus left to the boy Edward Cowie should be applied for the....
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.. the purpose of finishing his education at the School of Cookney.  In witness whereof I subscribe this Codicil written by James Duirs residing at Netherley at Netherley this twenty first day of September in the year One thousand eight hundred and forty before these witnesses the said Thomas Munro my butler and James Duirs residing at Netherley - signed Geo Silver - Thomas Munro (witness) and James Duirs (witness)
I intend George Milne my mason to be amongst those who are entitled to receive Five pounds sterling each.  In witness whereof I have subscribed this at Netherley the twenty third day of September in the year One thousand eight hundred and forty before the said Thomas Munro and James Duirs the same being written by Walter Duthie writer to the Signet signed Geo Silver - James Duris (witness) and Thomas Munro (witness).
I George Silver of Netherley leave and bequeath to William Keith - George Keith and John Keith - my grandchildren, nineteen ....
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....nineteen guineas to each to be paid to them six months after my death having been much pleased with their behaviour at Netherley this summer.  In witness whereof, I have subscribed this written by the said Walter Duthie At Netherley the twenty third day of September in the year One thousand eight hundred and forty before these witnesses the said Thomas Munro and James Duirs.  The annuity to the boy George Burnett mentioned on first page of this sheet shall continue as long as my Heir may see that he serves it as I have not named Trustees.  In witness where of I have signed this, written by Walter Duthie before designed before the said witnesses and date last mentioned (signed) Geo Silver - James Duirs (witness) and Thomas Munro (witness)
General Register House, Edinburgh - 7th October 1840 recorded along with Disposition and Deed of Settlement and Codicil dated 19th September 1840 in the Books of Council and Session as a Probative Writ signed...
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(signed) A Macdonald, Aberdeen 30 October 1840 - Codicils to the Last Will of the late Mr George Silver of Netherley referred to in my Oath this date in giving up an Inventory of the late Mr Silvers effects (signed) Geo Silver - J A Sandliands JP.




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