Isabella Silver of Harvieston died 1893

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.

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Violet Silver of Eastside died 1884

26th Mary 1884 Inventory of the Personal Estate of the late VIOLET SILVER

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At Stonehaven the twenty sixth day of May in the year One thousand eight hundred and eighty four, In presence of JOHN GUTHRIE SMITH, esquire, Advocate Sheriff of Aberdeen, Kincardine and Banff.  Compeared the Reverend WILLIAM SELBIE, Minister of the Free Church, Maryculter, in the County…

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… of Kincardine as Executor, and gave in the Inventory of the Personal Estate of the deceased VIOLET SILVER and Oath Hereon underwritten desiring that the same might be inserted and registered in the Sheriff Court Books of Kincardineshire in the Sheriffdom of Aberdeen, Kincardine and Banff; Which desire the said Sheriff found reasonable and ordained the same to be done accordingly and of which Inventory and Oath the tenor follows viz:-  Inventory of the Personal Estate and Effects, wherever situated of VIOLET SILVER, who residing at Redstone, Maryculter in the Parish of Maryculter and who died, testate, on the sixth day of May 1884 at Eastside, Maryculter and had at the time of her death ordinary or principal domicile in the County of Kincardine.

I    Scotland

1.    Cash in the house    £2 – 14 -10½

2.    Household Furniture and other effects belonging to the deceased    £6 – 14 – 9

3.    Stock in trade and other effects belonging to the deceased    “  “   “

4.    Money In Bank, viz:-
Sum in Deposit Receipt of the Town and County Bank Limited
dated 5th February 1884    £75 - -
Interest thereon to date of oath to Inventory    £0 – 9 – 9

£84 – 19 - 4½

(Signed) Wm Selbie – William Duguid JP at Aberdeen on the Twenty sixth day of May one thousand eight hundred and eighty four, In presence of William Duguid JP fr the County of Kincardine – Appeared the Reverend William Selbie, Minister of the Free Church, Maryculter, in the County of Kincardine…

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… Kincardine, who being solemnly sworn and examined depones: That the said VIOLET SILVER, who resided at Redstone, Maryculter, died, testate at Eastside, Maryculter aforesaid, on the eighth day of May One thousand eight hundred and eighty four, and had at the time of her death ordinary or principal domicile in the said County of Kincardine: That the deponent is the executor of the said VIOLET SILVER and has entered upon the possession and management of her estate as executor nominated by her along with ALEXANDER SILVER, farmer, Crossley of Maryculter, now deceased and ANDREW EMSLIE, labourer, Maryhillock, of Maryculter, in a mutual Last Will and Testament  executed by her and her brother the new deceased JOSPEH SILVER, who resided at Redstone, Maryculter aforesaid, dated the fifteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and seventy two, and now exhibited and signed by the deponent, and the said Justice of the Peace as relative hereto; That the deponent does not know of any other Will or Testamentary Settlement or writing relative to the disposal of the deceased’s personal estate or effects or any part thereof:  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 VIOLET SILVER wheresoever situated and belonging or due to her beneficially at the time of her death, in so far as the same has course to the knowledge of the deponent:  that the said deceased has no heritable estate in this Country in so far as known to…

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… to the Deponent: That the value at this date of the whole personal estate and effects, including the proceeds accrued thereon down to this date, does not exceed Three Hundred Pounds Sterling: That confirmation of the said personal estate and effects in Scotland is required in favour of the deponent and the said Andrew Emslie.  All which is truth, as the deponent shall answer to God.  Five printed words deleted.

(signed) Wm Selbie, William Duguid JP
Written by John McDoanld
Collated by Robert Tindal

Memorandum.  The Mutual Last Will and Testament of the late VIOLET SILVER and of her brother the deceased JOSEPH SILVER referred to in the before written affidavit, is recorded in this Register under date 20th April 1883, along with the Inventory of the Personal Estate of the said JOSPEH SILVER.
(Robert Tindal)

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Joseph Silver of Redstone died 1883

20th April 1883 Inventory of the Personal Estate of the late JOSEPH SILVER

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At Stonehaven the twentieth day of April in the year One thousand eight hundred and eighty three.  In presence of JOHN GUTHRIE SMITH esquire Advocate Sheriff of Aberdeen, Kincardine…


page 508

… Kincardine and Banff.  Compeared VIOLET SILVER, residing at REDSTONE, Maryculter in the County of Kincardine and gave in the Inventory of the Personal Estate of the deceased JOSEPH SILVER and Oath thereon underwritten, desiring that the same might be inserted and registered in the Sheriff Court Books of Kincardineshire in the Sheriffdom of Aberdeen, Kincardine and Banff, along with a Mutual Last Will and Testament executed by the said deceased JOSEPH SILVER and his sister the said VIOLET SILVER (read her will here) – which desire the said Sheriff found reasonable and ordained the same to be done accordingly and of which Inventory and Oath and Mutual Last Will and Testament the tenor follows viz:  Inventory of the Personal Estate and Effects wheresoever situated of JOSEPH SILVER who resided at RESTONE, Maryculter in the Parish of Maryculter and County of Kincardine and who died, testate on the twenty fourth day of February 1883 at Redstone aforesaid and had at the time of death his ordinary or principal domicile in the County of Kincardine.



I -  SCOTLAND



1.         Cash in the house                                                                                                       £1 – 0 - 10



2.         Household Furniture and other effects in the house                                                         £8 – 1- 9



3.         Stock-in-trade and other effects belonging to the deceased                                                       £0



4.         Money in Bank viz:

Sum in Deposit Receipt of the Town and County Bank Limited dated

9th June 1882                                                                                                            £80 – 0 – 0

Interest thereon to-date of oath to inventory                                                               £1 – 18 – 6

£81 – 18 – 6



Amount of Personal Estate wheresoever situated:                                                                     £91 -1 – 1



(signed) Violet Silver – A J Kinloch JP at Maryculter on the seventeenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and eighty three.   In presence of Alex J Kinloch JP for the County of Aberdeen.  Appeared Violet Silver residing at Redstone, Maryculter.



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… Maryculter in the Parish of Maryculter and County of Kincardine who being solemnly sworn and examined depones: That the said JOSEPH SILVER who residing at Redstone aforesaid – her brother – died, testate at Redstone aforesaid on the twenty fourth day of February one thousand eight hundred and eighty three and had at the time of his death his ordinary or principal domicile in the said county of Kincardine.  That the deponent is the executor of the said JOSEPH SILVER and has entered upon the possession and management of his estate as his executor nominated by him in a Mutual Last Will and Testament executed by him and the deponent dated the fifteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and seventy two and now exhibited and signed by the deponent, and the said Alex J Kinloch JP as relative hereto.  That the deponent does not know of any other Will or Testamentary settlement or writing relative to the disposal of the deceased’s personal estate or effects or any part thereof.  That the foregoing inventory signed by the deponent and the said Alex J Kinloch JP as relative hereto, is a full and complete Inventory of the personal estate and effects of the said deceased JOSEPH SILVER 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 knowledge of the deponent: that the said deceased had no heritable estate in the County in so far as known to the deponent: That the value at this date of the whole personal estate and effects, including the proceeds accrued thereon down to this date does not exceed three hundred pounds Sterling.  That confirmation…



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… confirmation of the said personal estate and effects in Scotland is required in favour of the deponent.  All which is truth, as the deponent shall answer to God.  Ten printed words deleted (signed) Violet Silver – A J Kinloch JP

Written by John McDonald

Collated by Robert Tindal



Follows Mutual Last Will and Testament before referred to:  We JOSPEH SILVER and VIOLET SILVER brother and sister residing at Redstone of Maryculter.  Considering the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to settle our worldly affairs so as to prevent disputes among our relatives at the death of either of us, do make our Last Will and Testament jointly as follows: That is to say, We mutually do constitute and appoint each the other that may survive our sole Executor, Heir, Legatee and Intromitter with our whole subject, goods and gear of what description so ever that shall belong to us, empowering said survivor to do everything there amount that to the said office is known by the law and practise of the land justly to belong: and that for his or her sole benefit and use; it being our express will that the longest liver shall receive and have at his or her entire disposal, all that shall pertain to the other at death, after the payment of the death bed, expenses, funeral charges and other lawful debts.  We do also mutually agree and appoint that all money and other goods of what description so ever shall belong to the longest liver of su at his or her death, shall then be divided equally share and shall alike between JANE COLLIE, daughter of ALEXANDER COLLIE, labourer, residing at BLACKIEWELLS Maryculter and HELEN IRONSIDE, daughter of the said JANE COLLIE – after all the lawful debts of the said survivor shall have…



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… have been paid.  We further appoint that, if either of the said JANE COLLIE or the said HELEN IRONSIDE shall not be alive when this Will takes effect, the whole legacy payable under it shall be given to the one surviving.  And we appoint so far as concerns this part of our Will that they may use it carried into effect and the death of the longest liver of us two, the following persons as Exectuors – that is to say – we appoint and constitute the Reverend WILLIAM SELBIE or the Minister of the Free Church Maryculter  for the time then being, along with ALEXANDER SILVER – farmer at Crossley or Maryculter and ANDREW EMSLIE – labourer at Hairyhillock of Maryculter our Executors at the death of the longest survivor of us – we empower them to do everything which by the law of the land and the practise of the same is known justly to belong to the said office of Executor.  And this we declare to be our Last Will and Testament in all respects, revoking all former Wills made or pretended to be made by either of us.  And we consent unto the registration hereof in any competent register for preservation wherever we constitute.



Our procurators.  In Witness whereof these presents written on this and the preceding page by the Reverend William Selbie, Minister of the Free Church of Maryculter are by us subscribed at Redstone of Maryculter this fifteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and seventy two years in presence of these witnesses – John Rogie labourer – residing at Redstone Maryculter and Robert Emslie – farm servant Hairyhillock, Maryculter

(signed) Joseph Silver – Violet Silver – John Rogie – witness Robert Emslie – Maryculter 17th

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… 17th April 1833.  This is the Mutual Last Will and Testament referred to in my deposition of this date to the Inventory of the Personal Estate of my deceased brother JOSEPH SILVER before named and designed

(signed) Violet SILVER and AJ Kinloch JP

Written by John McDonald

Collated by Robert Tindal

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John Silver of Burnside died 1865

19th October 1865 inventory of the personal estate of John Silver and testament executed by him.

At Stonehaven the nineteenth day of October in the year of one thousand eight hundred and sixty five. In presence of Alexander Burns Shand, esquire, Advocate Commissary of the Commissariat of Kincardineshire, Compearer Charles Graham Monro, Writer, in Stonehaven as Procurator and gave in the inventory of the personal estate of the deceased John Silver and oath thereon underwritten, desiring that the same might be inserted and registered in the Commissary Court Books of said shire, along with a testament executed by the said deceased, which the said Commissary found reasonable and ordained the same to be done accordingly, and of which inventory the tenor follow viz. Inventory of the personal estate wheresoever situated of John Silver residing at Burnside of Maryculter, county of Kincardine, who died at Burnside on the seventh day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty five.
1.    Cash in the house                              £4/-/6
2.    Household and other effects belong to deceased per inventory and valuation of James Keith licensed auctioneer               £15/16/6
3.    Cash due by the treasurer of Aberdeen per promissory note dated 17 June 1859 at 12 months date of £500  of principal and £17/10/- of interest. Principal interest from 20 June 1864 to date of death £27/19/4 less property tax -/12/7                          £27/6/9
Interest to date of oath to inventory lessor -/11/1
4.    Cash due by the National Bank of Scotland per deposit. Receipt granted by the agent at their Aberdeen Branch dated 1st July
1864                                      £500
Interest thereon to date of death             £23/16/-
Interest to date of oath and inventory         -/7/4         £24/3/4
5.    Cash due by the Aberdeen Town and Country Bank per deposit. Receipt granted by their manager dated 1st July 1864 –     £233
Interest as in Number 4 £11/1/10
do                -/3/5                    £11/5/3
6.    Cash due by the Bank of Scotland per deposit. Receipt granted by the agent at their Aberdeen Branch dated 1st July 1864          £280
Interest as in Number 4 £13/6/7
do                -/4/2                    £13/10/9
7.    Cash due by Joseph Jamieson in Burnhead, Kingcaussie per acknowledgement of 5 July 1858 = £3 desperate and irrecoverable the debtor being a pauper.
Amount of personal estate in Scotland, England and Ireland                                                  £1609/14/2

Aberdeen 18th October 1865. The above is the inventory of the personal estate of John Silver referred to by me in the annexed affidavit emitted by one of this date. (signed) Alex Silver. Al. Chivas, JP, Aberdeen,  the eighteenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and sixty five years in presence of Alexander Chivas, one of Her Majesty’s justices of the peace for the county of Aberdeen compeared Alexander Silver at Burnside of Maryculter who being solemnly sworn and examined depones. That John Silver residing at Burnside of Maryculter the deponent’s father died at Burnside on the seventh day of October current and the deponent has entered upon the possession and management of the deceased’s estate as sole executor nominated to him in and by his last will and testament dated the first day of July one thousand eight hundred and sixty four now exhibited and signed by the deponent and the said justice of peace as relative hereto. That the deponent does not know of any testamentory settlement or writing relative to the disposal of the deceased’s personal estate and effects or any part thereof other than that now exhibited. That the foregoing inventory signed by the deponent and the said justice of peace as relative hereto is a full and complete inventory of the personal estate and effects of the said deceased John Silver 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 or property belong to the deceased liable to the duty imposed by the Acts 23rd Victoria chapter 15 and 23rd  and 24th Victoria chapter 80. That the value of this date of the said personal estate and effects situated in the United Kingdom including the proceeds accrued thereon down to this date is one thousand six hundred pounds and under two thousand 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) Alex Silver, Al. Chivas, JP. Written by Alex G Munro Collated by Jas Christian.

Follows testament before mentioned. I John Silver residing at Burnside of Maryculter being resolved to settle my affairs as to prevent all disputes thereanent after my decease do make my last will and testament as follows viz. I nominated and appoint Alexander Silver at Burnside of Maryculter my son to be my sole executor and intromitter with my whole moveable and personal estate and effects of every kind with all the powers competent  to an executor by law but in trust always for the uses, ends and purpose underwritten. I approve him to make payment of all my just and lawful debts funeral charges and expenses and of the expenses of executing this trust and as to the whole free remainder and residue I leave and bequeath one just and equal half thereof to the said Alexander Silver which he will retain in his own hands and as to the other half thereof  I appoint my said executor to pay and divide the same equally between Jean Silver my daughter spouse of David Bisset at Eastside of Maryculter and Helen Silver my daughter spouse of Alexander Esson at Greens of Crynach share and share alike and that as soon after my decease as my said executor can conveniently arrange to do so and in case of the death of either of my said daughters before receiving her share such share shall fall and be paid to her children equally among them, and this I declare to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have subscribed those present written upon the first page of this sheet of paper by Alexander Chivas advocate in Aberdeen at Aberdeen the first day of July One thousand eight hundred and sixty four before these witnesses John Scott accountant in Aberdeena dnt eh said Alexander Chivas written hereof. (Signed) john Silver
J Scott witness A Chivas witness Aberdeen 18th October 1865 What is written on the preceding page is the last will and testament of John Silver referred to in the affidavit emitted by one of this date relative to the inventory of his personal estate (signed) Alex Silver Al Chivas. Written by Alex Munro Collated by Jas Christian


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James Silver Kintewlin died 1865

19th September 1865
Inventory of the Personal Estate of JAMES SILVER and testamentary writing executed by him.
At Stonehaven the nineteenth day of September in the year One thousand eight hundred and sixty five.  In presence of Alexander Burns Shand Esquire, Advocate Commissary of the Commissariat of Kincardineshire, compeared Charles Graham Morris, Writer in Stonehaven as Procurator and gave in the Inventory of the personal estate of the deceased James Silver and Oath thereon underwritten desiring that the same might be inserted and registered in the Commissary Court Books of said shire along with a Testamentary Writing executed by the said deceased, which desire the said Commissary found reasonable and ordained the same to be done accordingly and of which Inventory and Testamentary Writing the tenor follows visits Inventory of the Personal Estate wheresoever situated of James Silver – Farmer in Kintewlin in the Parish of Maryculter and County of Kincardine, who died at Kintewlin on the thirtieth day of May, One thousand eight hundred and sixty five :-

1.    Household furniture, farm implements and bestial crop and other effects conform to appraisement thereof     £318 / 2 / 3
Interest thereon to date by Oath to Inventory    £3 / 3 / 5
£321 / 5 / 8

2.    Sum due to the deceased by Bill accepted by James Strachan and Alexander Strachan both residing at Charlestown of Nigg dated 1st June 1865 and payable five months after date    £12 / 10 / -
so so  payable on 4th November 1866    £10 / -- / --
so so  payable on 4th November 1866    £10 / -- / --
£32 / 10 / 0

Amount of personal estate in the United Kingdom    £353 / 15 / 8

Aberdeen 15 September 1865.  This is the Inventory of the Personal Estate of James Silver referred to in any Deposition of this date (signed : Agnes Silver / Alex Fraser JP at Aberdeen the fifteenth day of September One Thousand eight hundred and sixty five, in presence of Alexander Fraser Esquire, One of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the County of Aberdeen.  Appeared Mrs Agnes Thomson or Silver residing at Kintewlin in the Parish of Maryculter, Executrise of the deceased James Silver, farmer, there who having solemnly sworn and examined depones: That the said James Silver died at Kintewlin aforesaid upon the thirtieth day of May last and the deponent has entered upon the possession and management of his personal or moveable estate as Executrise Dative Qua Relict.  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 a Holograph Testamentary Writing dated the eleventh day of May, One thousand eight hundred and sixty five which is now exhibited and signed by the Deponent and the said Justice of the Peace at this date as relative hereto.  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 James Silver 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 or property belonging to the deceased liable to the duty imposed by the Acts 23 Vict @ 15 and 24 Vict C80.  That the value at this date of the said personal estate and effects situated in the United Kingdom including the proceeds accrued thereon down to this date is three hundred pounds sterling and under Four hundred and fifty pounds Sterling.  All which is truth as the deponent shall answer to God (signed) Agnes Silver and Alex Fraser JP.

Following testamentary writing before meution Kintewlin May 11th 1865.  Testament of James Silver to his wife and family supposed to be in a dying way being 7 years of the Lease to run to be governed by his wife Agnes Thomson and his son William and John Silver and at the end of the lease William Silver is to get 60 pounds more than any of the rest and John Silver to get 50 and James Silver 30 pounds and Alexander Silver 30 and the rest to be divided among the rest to of any family equal and 3 shares to his wife Agnes Thompson Kintewlin – James Silver

No one of My family to have any claim upon my effects during the lease, But my wife Agnes Thompson and William Silver and John Silver.  I have my whole effects with them during that time (signed) James Silver / Agnes Thomson / William Silver / John Silver – Aberdeen – 15th September 1865.  This is the holograph Testamentary Writing referred to in any Deposition of this date (signed) Agnes Silver and Alex Fraser JP.


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