Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Day 24: Where There's a Will

Where there is a Will...
Day 24

Clip of the Will of Adam Smith of Merkland

I am still working on the wills in my Scottish family. The handwriting is better than our American counterparts in this time period.

Cousin Cary and I feel that the family did not own Merkland they just were in charge of farming it. Which means that were not willing the farm to anyone in my family.

I hope to transcribe these "personal estate wills" and report again on them later on in my Scots genealogy do-Over.

Notice it says "in Merkland, in the parish of Ruthwell". I have two pages done in this will and then I have another to do.

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