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1611 Scottish testament testamentar for Issobell Pringill
« on: Friday 21 May 21 15:05 BST (UK) »
Hello. I am enjoying the challenge of deciphering this testament but could really do with some input from an experienced eye. The index entry for this image reads as

sometime servant to William Pringill, brother lawful to George P. of Torwodlie, parish of Leith, sheriffdom of Edinburgh

My best effort so far is below. I haven't yet been able to visit Scotland's People and am curious as to when the index was created. Was it as part of the digitisation or much earlier? The content is also of interest as Issobell is referred to as a 'sometime servant' but has the same surname as William Pringill. I have two more pages of this testament but don't wish to impose too much.
Maybe later.
Thanks

Issobell Pringill
26 July
1611

This testament testa^ and inventrie of the guids
geir ? of money and detts ?taining to
umq^ll Issobell Pringill s?mtyme ?vand to W^m
Pringill ? ? to George Pringill of
Torwodlie ? ?
and ? ? ? the tyme of his dec?
?
the son of God ?
?

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Re: 1611 Scottish testament testamentar for Issobell Pringill
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 May 21 20:39 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :)

The testament testa[menta]r and Inventer of ye guids
geir sowmes of money and dettis p[er]teining to
vmq[uhi]ll Issobell Pringill sumtyme servand to Wm
Pringill broy[er] Law[fu]ll to george pringill of
torwodlie w(i)thin ye parochin ye parochin of Leith
and shrefdome of ed[inbu]r[gh] the tyme of hir deceis
Quha deceist vpoun ye         day of apprile
the zeir of god foirsaid ffaithfullie maid and
gevin vp be hir selff vpoun ye xxvj day of Januar
ye zeir of god foirsaid as conteining ye no[t]i[fic]atioun
of executory Legacies Inventer of hir guids geir
and p[air]t of ye dettis awin to hir and dettis awin

umquhile = the late, the deceased
broyer = brother
quha = who
zeir = yeir = year
awin = owing/owed

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Re: 1611 Scottish testament testamentar for Issobell Pringill
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 May 21 20:56 BST (UK) »
Wow. Thanks GR2. I had so much wrong. Do you know who compiled the index? They must have a very good understanding of the hand to pull out the essentials so well.


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Re: 1611 Scottish testament testamentar for Issobell Pringill
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 May 21 18:21 BST (UK) »
If you get stuck you can always post more of the document here to be transliterated.