23 June 1893
Inventory of the Personal Estate of the late Isabella Falconer or Silver
At Stonehaven the twenty third day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety three in presence of John Guthrie Smith Esquire, Advocate, Sheriff of Aberdeen Kincardine and Bailiff.
Compeared John ?? Gardner, Solicitor in Stonehaven as Procurator, and gave in the inventory and oath and settlement aftercopied to be recorded in the register and inventories and kept for Kincardineshire in the sheriffdom of Aberdeen Kincardine and Bailiff in terms of law and whereof the ?? follows viz:
Inventory of the personal estate wheresoever situated of Mrs Isabella Falconer or Silver residing at Harvieston in the Parish of Kinneff and county of Kincardineshire who died at Harvieston aforesaid on the twentieth day of May eighteen hundred and ninety three Scotland
I Personal Property
1. Cash in the house nil
2. Value of body clothes and other effects belonging to the deceased 2 pounds 2 shillings
3. Debts due to the deceased by the following parties viz
(1) J and A Silver, Harvieston 220 pounds
(2) James Silver, Australia 50 pounds Total 270 pounds
Note. No interest was due or payable on these debts
4. Ten shares of the North of Scotland Bank Limited at the price
of 7 pounds 1 shilling at date of oath of inventory 70 pounds 10 shillings
Total amount of personal estate in Scotland Total 342 pounds 12 shillings
(signed) Alex Silver, A. B. Annandale. J.P. Stonehaven this twenty second day of June eighteen hundred and ninety three.
In presence of Arthur Burnett Annandale one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Kincardine.
Appeared Alexander Silver, Farmer, Harvieston in the Parish of Kinneff and County of Kincardine one of the Executors of the deceased Mrs Isabella Falconer of Silver widow who resided at Harvieston aforesaid who, being solemnly sworn and examined, depones that the said Isabella Falconer or Silver died at Harvieston aforesaid domiciled in Scotland upon the twentieth day of May eighteen hundred and ninety three and left lawful issue surviving.
That the deponed has entered upon the possession and management of the deceased's estate as executor nominated by her along with John Silver, farmer, Harvieston aforesaid and William Falconer, farmer, Newtonleys in the Parish of Dunnottar and county aforesaid in a settlement executed by her, upon the sixth day of May eighteen hundred and nine three 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 deceased's personal estate or effects or any part thereof other than the said 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 Isabella Falconer of Silver wheresoever situated and belonging or due to her beneficiary at the time of her death, in as far as the same has come to the deponent's knowledge.
That the deponent does not know of any money or property belong to the deceased secured by Scottish bonds or other instruments excluding executors that the said deceased had no heritable estate in this country is so far as known to the deponent.
That the value at this date of the said personal estate and effect situated in Scotland including the proceeds accrued thereon down to this date is three hundred pounds and does not exceed three hundred an fifty pounds sterling.
That confirmation of the said personal estate is required in favour of the deponent and the said John Silver and William Falconer. All which is truth as the deponent shall answer to God.
Signed Alex Silver, A.D.Annandale J.P
Written by John McDonald
Collated by Robt Tindale
Follows settlement before referred to:
I, Isabella Falconer or Silver residing at Harvieston Parish of Kinneff in order to settle my affairs so as to prevent disputes there? at my death do hereby nominate and appoint my sons John Silver and Alexander Silver both farmers at Harvieston aforesaid and my brother William Falconer, farmer, Newtonleys parish of Dunnotar and the survivor and acceptor or survivors and acceptors of these to be my trustees and executors with the usual powers and I hereby leave and bequeath the following legacies and bequests to :
First, to my daughter Isabella Menzies Silver and her heirs the sum of one hundred pounds sterling, the ten shares of the capital stock of the North of Scotland Bank Limited belonging to me and such articles of household furniture as may belong to me in the house at Harvieston or elsewhere at the time of my death;
Second, to my son James Silver presently in Australia and his heirs the sum of twenty pounds sterling and in addition hereto I will him or if he dies before me I wish his heirs to be allowed to retain as a further legacy if not repaid to me the sum of fifty pounds sterling which he received in loan form me by the hands of my foresaid sons John Silver and Alexander Silver;
Third, to my daughter Helen Silver or Duncan her heirs the sum of twenty pounds sterling;
fourth to my sister Elspet Falconer residing at Newtonleys aforesaid the sum of ten pounds sterling,
fifth, to my brother Alexander Falconer residing at Newtonleys aforesaid the sum of five pounds sterling; sixth, to my grand daughter Isabella Margaret Duncan the sum of five pounds sterling;
seventh to my grand-daughter Hannah Watt Duncan the sum of five pound sterling;
eight, to Elspet Bell residing at Newtonleys aforesaid the sum of five pounds sterling; ninth to George Milne residing at Sawmill, Deeside parish of Durris the sum of five pounds sterling
and I leave and bequeath the residue of my means and estate to my aforesaid sons John Silver and Alexander Silver equally between them share and share alike and their respective heirs.
In witness whereof these presents written upon this and the proceeding page of paper by Arthur Barnett Annandale, Bank Agent, Stonehaven are subscribed by me at Harvieston aforesaid before these witnesses Garden Douglas, horseman?, and James Wilson, farm servant, both at Harvieston, aforesaid upon the sixth day of May in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety three - declaring that the word page being the tenth word of the first or top line of this page was deleted before these present were signed by me signed Isabella Silver, Garden Douglas, horseman, Harvieston, witness, James Wilson, farm servant, Harvieston, witness. Stonehaven 22 June 1893 the foregoing is the settlement referred to in my deposition of this date to the inventory of the personal estate of the late Isabella Falconer or Silver before designed signed Alex Silver .A.B. Annandale J P
Written by John McDonald
Collated by Robt Tindale.