, b1804 in Laggan, Inverness, was brother to my ggg-grandfather Donald McPherson
, b1799 in Laggan. George died Intestate, ie there was no Will.
The document below is a Testament under Scottish Law. After a death, the appointed Executor or his/her representative “compears” (presents him/herself) before a suitably qualified Commissary to present the Will, if there is one, together with the inventory of effects. The Testament is essentially a record of the proceedings, and includes the text of the Will itself where appropriate.
My objective is to show the property involved and the family relationships rather than necessarily the original wording of the document. The Testaments I have seen so far tend to the verbose, and the text below is in some places paraphrased or abridged. ( Inventory of the Personal Estate of G. McPherson )