Testaments Tutorial - 18th Century: Exercise 7
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Exercise 7

The next example is the confirmation clause for the testament which featured in Exercise 6.

Beginning of the confirmation clause of the testament dative of Catherine Hamilton, 1763, National Archives of Scotland, CC12/3/6 p18
(National Archives of Scotland, CC12/3/6 p18

Fill in the blanks in the transcription.

  1. I John Blain principal Commissary of the Commissariot
  2. and Diocess of the Isles (after due warning
  3. made by public form of Edict openly ) Ratify Ap-
  4. prove and Confirm this present Testament Dative and
  5. Inventory in So far as the is made and
  6. and Give and Committ full
  7. with the Debts and sums of money abovewritten to the said John
  8. Hamilton Tenant in Glenshant lawfull brother German and
  9. Mary Janet Jean Margaret Elisabeth Anne and Geills Hamil-
  10. tons lawfull sisters German and

Transcription of lines 1-10

Beginning of the confirmation clause of the testament dative of Catherine Hamilton, 1763, National Archives of Scotland, CC12/3/6 p18
(National Archives of Scotland, CC12/3/6 p18)

  1. to the said their brother And if need be to
  2. call Charge and pursue therefor as accords of the Law Because
  3. Henrie Bannatyne shoemaker in the Cladoch of Arran has
  4. become for making the said sums forthcoming to all
  5. partys having as the Law directs In witness whereof
  6. are by me and my Clerk of Court at
  7. Rothesay the fourth day of July one thousand seven hundred and
  8. sixty three years John Blain

Read the transcription of lines 11-18

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