Author Topic: Scottish Testament 1677 Mr Robert Leivingstoune  (Read 645 times)

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Re: Scottish Testament 1677 Mr Robert Leivingstoune
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 18 August 21 10:13 BST (UK) »
Cautioner, pro' kayshoner, puts up a sum of money, to ensure a wedding takes place for example.

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Re: Scottish Testament 1677 Mr Robert Leivingstoune
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 28 August 21 10:54 BST (UK) »
Thank you Skoosh for your additional comments.

Now I am having a go at transcribing the Testament of Robertís widow Elizabeth Cockburn, or Issobell as she was named in his Testament.  Her Testament Dative is dated the 26th November 1688.

I have managed to whittle down the number of snips from 9 to 4, mainly by searching this board and using some of the excellent websites suggested by the experts here.  I have snipped them down to the bare minimum, as worried about copyright.

snip 1
Suma of the Inventar ---  ? ? x L lib
Nae debt awand be the dead
To be divydit in tuo pairts deads
pairt is --------- iijxxx  lib

snip 2
have repoint and putt him in/on? my s[ai]d fiscall his place
and office of exere dative as my dec[rei]t? of surrogant

snip 3
Compeirred personallie the sd Mr Rot Livingstoune
and produced? Inventar ?rme? made faith theron and
ffand Robert Kenedy of auchtifardell Cautione that
the goods and Geir ?@?rine [annual ?] shall be made furthcomand
to all pairties

snip 4
either of ym hinc inde rec?ve? asked



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Re: Scottish Testament 1677 Mr Robert Leivingstoune
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 28 August 21 16:25 BST (UK) »
In the first snip:

The deid's pairt is actually £70, written as iij = 3 then xx = score (20) then x = 10: 3x20+10 =70.

As the deid's pairt is a third of the total, the sum of the inventory will be £210, written as 2 c x.

In the second snip:

It is "in" and decreit is correct.

In the third snip;

Produced is correct and @wrine, which appears twice, is an abbreviation of abovewritten.


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Re: Scottish Testament 1677 Mr Robert Leivingstoune
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 28 August 21 17:55 BST (UK) »
Thank you once again GR2 for all your help with this transcription.

Any thoughts on snip 4, please?  Here is the context of it.

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Re: Scottish Testament 1677 Mr Robert Leivingstoune
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 28 August 21 19:48 BST (UK) »
I will keep thinking, but nothing obvious comes to mind in Scots or Latin. It starts re... and is abbreviated. It doesn't affect the sense and the meaning would be the same without it. I will keep on thinking.

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Re: Scottish Testament 1677 Mr Robert Leivingstoune
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 28 August 21 19:52 BST (UK) »
Thank you, but please don't lose any sleep over it  :)

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Re: Scottish Testament 1677 Mr Robert Leivingstoune
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 22 September 21 11:15 BST (UK) »
GR2 - this snip is from the Testament Dative of Alexander Levingston 1679 and the word after hinc inde looks like the mystery word from Robert's Testament, in a similar context.  I wonder if it is rexive meaning respective? 

The DSL website has this:
https://dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/rexive

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Re: Scottish Testament 1677 Mr Robert Leivingstoune
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 22 September 21 13:37 BST (UK) »
Thank you, but please don't lose any sleep over it  :)

That certainly looks like it. I can go to sleep now  :)

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Re: Scottish Testament 1677 Mr Robert Leivingstoune
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 22 September 21 13:48 BST (UK) »
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