Some of the most important sources of information on our ancestors are to be found in the form of testaments. These documents can be expected to reveal the name and designation of the deceased, normally the date of death, the executor, an inventory of assets, liabilities, debtors and creditors, and usually a will. Registers of Testaments are generally available from the late 16th century to the early 19th century, and these contain significant material of relevance to the family historian. It should, however, be noted that not everyone left a will, and of those made, not all found their way into the books of the Commissary Court. The documents relating to those listed in this booklet can be viewed at the Scottish Record Office, Edinburgh.
Frances J. McDonnell
(1997), 1998, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 118 pp.