Monday, May 21, 2012

Amanuensis Monday~Extract Inventory Of the Personal Estate of Mrs. Catherine Imlah

Amanuensis Monday – An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. Amanuensis Monday is a daily blogging theme which encourages the family historian to transcribe family letters, journals, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. Not only do the documents contain genealogical information, the words breathe life into kin – some we never met – others we see a time in their life before we knew them. A fuller explanation can be found here.

EXTRACT INVENTORY
OF
THE PERSONAL ESTATE
OF 
MRS. CATHERINE IMLAH
DECEASED
1872 
 At Aberdeen the Sixth day of January in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Two in the presence of John Guthrie Smith,Esquire, Advocate, Commissary of the County of Aberdeen. Compeared David Littlejohn, Advocate, in Aberdeen as Procurator, and gave in the Inventory of the Personal Estate of the after designed now deceased Mrs. Catherine Shearer or Imlah and oath thereon under written, and craved that the same might be insert and registered in the Commissary Court Books of    
                                                                                              (signed)
 James Mackie
Aberdeenshire in terms of the Act of Parliament passed in the forty-eighth year of the reign of his Majesty George the Third, chapter one hundred and forty-nine, entitled " An Act for "repealing the Stamp  Duties on Deeds, Law "Proceeding, and other written or printed Instruments, and the Duties on Legacies, and succession to Personal Estate upon Intestacies, now payable in Great Britain; and for granting new duties in lieu thereof," and subsequent Acts: which request the Commissary foresaid found reasonable, and ordained the same to be done accordingly, and of which Inventory (the principal being written on paper stamped according to law) the tenor follows, namely:--- Inventory of the personal Estate wheresoever  situated of the late Mrs. Catherine Shearer or Imlah, Widow, residing at Millbrex Fyvie who died there on the 28th day of March 1871.  
 1. Household furniture,implements of husbandry,bestial, crop and conform to
appraisement___________________________________________________£ | 38 | 19| 6 
2. Principal ___________________________________________Forward   £ |      |     |
                                                                                             (signed) 
James Mackie
2. principal sum contained ? a deposit receipt dated 20th March 1871 No 22/? Granted by the agent at Fyvie of the Aberdeen and County Bank in favor of the deceased    ___________£214.00
 Interest thereof to the date hereof   ________________3.13.0 | 217.13
Amount of personal Estate wheresoever situated_______ £250|12|6
5th Dec 1871. This is the inventory of personal Estate referred to in my affidavit of this date annexed hereto (signed) James Imlay James Mackie J.P.____ follows tenor of executors oath namely at Fyvie  the fifth day of December Eighteen Hundred and seventy one in presence of James Mackie Esquire one
                                                                               (signed) 
    James Mackie   
  of her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Aberdeen. Appeared James (Mackie) Imlah, Crofter,Millbrae Fyvie,Executor of the deceased Mrs. Catherine Shearer or Imlah,Widow residing at Millbrex Fyvie who being solemnly sworn and examined the depones that the said Mrs Catherine Shearer or Imlah died at Millbrex Fyvie afore said upon the twenty eighth day of March last and the deponent has entered upon the possession and management of the deceased estate as Executor quâ one of the next of kin conform to Decree of the Commissary depute of the County of Aberdeen dated the eighteenth day of November last herewith produced.That the deponent knows of no testamentary settlement or other writing left by the deceased relative
                                                                                           (signed) 
James Mackie
relative to the disposal of her personal estate or effects or any part thereof. That the foregoing Inventory signed by the Deponent and the said Justice of the Peace is a full and complete inventory of the personal estate and effects of the said Mrs. Catherine Shearer or Imlah wheresoever situated and belonging or die to her beneficially at the time of her 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. C 15 and 23d. and 24th Vict C 80~ that the value at this date of the said personal estate & effects wheresoever situated including
  (signed) 
James Mackie
including the proceeds accrued thereon down to this date is two hundred pounds sterling and under three hundred pounds sterling. That confirmation of the said personal estate is required in favor of the deponent. All which is truth as the Deponent shall answer to God. 
(signed) 
James Imlay, James Mackie J.P.
Extracted on this and the five preceding pages by me Commissary Clerk Deputy of Aberdeenshire.



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