William Blackwood 7/9/1825 Ayr Sheriff Court Inventories SC6/44/2

Please note whereas I try to ensure that what I publish is correct, and to differentiate between what is supported by documentation etc, and what is, in my opinion, a reasonable assumption, everything should be treated with caution. If you have come across information that you believe is relevant to your own research please either verify it independently or drop me a line to confirm its validity. Equally if believe something is incorrect, or if you wish to add any details or discuss please get in touch using the Contact Form.

If you have come to this page via a browser, I hope you will find something of interest here or elsewhere in our other Hendry Family History Pages.

HH01580A.gif (1311 bytes)

Contact Form  Click here


William Blackwood 7/9/1825 Ayr Sheriff Court Inventories SC6/44/2

Pages 235-237.

Inventory umquhile William Blackwood.

At Ayr the seventh day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five years compeared John Smith Writer in Irvine who produced Inventory of the Personal Estate of the deceased William Blackwood aftersigned and also Extract Testament by the said defunct and of which Inventory and Extract Testament the tenor follows:

Inventory of the personal Estate of William Blackwood sometime Tide Officer in Saltcoats afterwards residing at Fullarton near Bridgend of Irvine who died on the fifth day of May Eighteen hundred and twenty five, with interest due on principal sums at that date.

Imprimis  Cash in House 5.-.-
Secundo  Principal sum in deposit receipt to the deceased by
Alexander Paterson Agent at Irvine for Messrs Hunters
& Co. Bankers in Ayr dated 9 December 1823
55.--.--
Interest to 2nd February 1825 at 3 percent 1 year and
55 days                                           1.17.11
Further Interest to 5 May @ 2 1/2 percent 92
days                                                  --. 6.11
2. 4.10
Tertio  Principal sum in deposit receipt by said Alexander
Paterson as Agent foresaid to the deceased dated
2nd August 1821
312.--.--
Interest to 2nd February 1825 at 3 percent 184
days 4.14. 4
Further Interest to 5 May @ 2 1/2 percent 92
days 1.19. 3 1/2
6.13. 7 1/2
Quarto  Principal sum in bill drawn by the deceased
Upon and accepted by George Goldie Merchant
in Ayr dated the twenty sixth November
1821 payable twelve month after date
60.--.--
Interest from 26 November 1824 @ 4 percent
160 days 
1. 1.--
Quinto  the deceased's wearing apparel and several small
articles of furniture for appraisement dated
1st September 1825
2.19. 2  
Value of deceased estate in Scotland  444.18.7 1/2

Accounting in whole to Four hundred and forty four pounds eighteen shillings and sevenpence halfpenny sterling. (signed) Thos Blackwood, Hugh Watt Comr. Irvine 6th September 1825. This is the Inventory referred to in the annexed affidavit. (signed) Thos Blackwood, Hugh Watt Comr. At Irvine the sixth day of September Eighteen hundred and twenty five years, In presence of Hugh Watt Esquire one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Ayr Commissioner appointed by the Comissary Depute of Ayrshire for taking the deposition after written conform to commission of date the second day of September current appeared Thomas Blackwood, mariner, in Fullarton aforesaid son and Executor of the deceased William Blackwood sometime Tide Officer in Saltcoats afterwards residing in Fullarton who being solemnly sworn and examined depones that the said William Blackwood died on the fifth day of May last and the deponent has entered upon the possession and management of the deceased personal estate as executor nominated by him in a testament executed by him upon the twenty second day of October Eighteen hundred and twenty four registered in the Sheriff Court Books of Ayrshire the second day of September current, an extract whereof is now exhibited and signed by the deponent and the said Commissioner of this date as relative hereto. That the Deponent does not know of any Settlement or writing relative to the disposal of the deceased's personal estate or effects, or any part of them other than that now exhibited. That the said Inventory which is signed by the Deponent and the said Commissioner as relative hereto is a full and complete Inventory of the personal effects and estate of the said deceased William Blackwood 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 deponent's knowledge and that the said estate situated in Scotland is of the value Three hundred pounds and is under the value of Four hundred and fifty pounds all of which is truth as the Deponent shall answer to God. (signed) Thos Blackwood, Hugh Watt Comr.

Appendix R.
William Blackwood 7/9/1825 Ayr Sheriff Court Inventories SC6/44/2 (continued)

Pages 238-239.

Extract Settlement umquhile William Blackwood.

At Ayr the second day of September Eighteen hundred and twenty five years. In presence of Archibald bell esquire, Advocate Sheriff Depute of Ayrshire Compeared Alexander Smith, Writer in Ayr as pror for William Blackwood after designed and gave in the Testament after copied desiring it to be registered in the Sheriff Court Books of Ayrshire, conform to clause of registration therein contained which desire the said judge found reasonable and ordained to be done accordingly where of the tenor follows: I William Blackwood sometime Tide Officer in Saltcoats now residing at Fullarton near Bridgend of Irvine being resolved to settle my affairs so as to prevent any disputes which might arise after my death anent the succession and division of my means and effects do therefore nominate constitute and appoint Thomas Blackwood my son to be my sole executor with full and ample power to intromit with call and sue for uplift and receive all and sundry debts, sums of money, goods and gear that shall be resting or owing and pertaining and belonging to me at the time of my death by whatever persons or person in virtue of Bonds, Bills, open account or any manner of way falling under testament, all which I hereby leave, legate and bequeath and appoint to be distributed by my said executor as follows viz.: In the first place that he shall pay all my just and lawful debts, mendicaments and funeral charges. In the second place he shall pay to George Turner his nephew the sum of Fifty pounds Sterling, and to Mary Burns his niece the sum of Twenty pounds Sterling, both these sums at the first term of Whitsunday or Martinmas which shall happen next and immediately following my decease, with interest from the term of payment until paid. In the third place that my said executor shall retain for the use of himself and his heirs my whole household furniture & plenishing of every description including beds, blankets, sheets and napery; and in the last place that he shall divide the free residue as follows that is to say, retaining for the use of himself and his heirs one fourth part thereof, that he shall pay and deliver to each of Mary and Janet Blackwood my daughters another fourth part, and to the children of the deceased Margaret Blackwood my daughter equally among them the remaining fourth part of the said residue, and this I declare to be my last will and testament, reserving nevertheless full and ample power to myself at any time in my life to alter innovate or revoke these presents at pleasure, dispensing with the delivery hereof, and declaring that these presents shall be valid and effectual tho' found in my custody undelivered at the time of my death, and I consent to the registration hereof in the Books of Council and Session or others competent therein to remain for preservation, and thereto constitute the said Alexander Smith Procurator. In witness thereof these present written by William Macnab apprentice to Robert Rankin and John Smith Writers in Irvine are subscribed by me at Bridgend of Irvine the twenty second day of October Eighteen hundred and twenty four years, before these witnesses. The said Robert Rankin and John Reid apprentice to the said Robert Rankin and John Smith, the place and date of signing and names and designations of the witnesses being inserted by the said John Reid. Declaring that the said George Turner is sometimes named George Drummond Turner. - (signed) William Blackwood, Rob. Rankin - Witness, John Reid - Witness. Extracted upon this and the three preceding pages of stamped paper by me Sheriff Clerk Depute of Ayrshire (signed) Gilbert McNab Dep. - Irvine 6 September 1825. This is the Extract Testament referred to in a deposition relative to the personal estate of the Testator emitted by Thomas Blackwood the Executor before Hugh watt Esq. of this date. (signed) Thomas Blackwood - Hugh Watt Comr.