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TITLE
Will of Neil Gow (1 of 6)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_CC000700006_00007_00140
DATE OF IMAGE
1808
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Scottish Archive Network
ASSET ID
2499
KEYWORDS
Neil Gow
Duke of Atholl
music
fiddling
wills
SCAN wills
Will of Neil Gow (1 of 6)

This is the will of Neil Gow, 1808, kindly supplied by the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN).

Neil Gow (1727 - 1807) is remembered as a composer, music publisher and, most of all, as a fiddler. He was employed by the Duke of Atholl but also played at local dances and gatherings with a distinctive bowing style. He composed jigs, strathspeys and other forms of dance music. Perhaps his most famous composition is his Lament for the Death of his Second Wife.

[In margin] 'Test[ament] Test[amentar]y Umquhil Neil Gow 1808 3 Sworn above the Value of one Thousand Pound St[erlin]g & under the value of fifteen hundred Pound Signed P.B. [Main text] The Testament Dative and Inventary of the Debts and Sums of Money which were addedted and Resting owing to the Umquile Neil Gow in Inver at the time of his Death who died upon the first day of March Eighteen hundred and Seven made and given up by himself on the twenty second day of December Eighteen hundred and Six In so far as concerns the nomination of'

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Will of Neil Gow (1 of 6)

1800s

Neil Gow; Duke of Atholl; music; fiddling; wills; SCAN wills

Scottish Archive Network

SCAN Wills

This is the will of Neil Gow, 1808, kindly supplied by the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN).<br /> <br /> Neil Gow (1727 - 1807) is remembered as a composer, music publisher and, most of all, as a fiddler. He was employed by the Duke of Atholl but also played at local dances and gatherings with a distinctive bowing style. He composed jigs, strathspeys and other forms of dance music. Perhaps his most famous composition is his Lament for the Death of his Second Wife.<br /> <br /> [In margin] 'Test[ament] Test[amentar]y Umquhil Neil Gow 1808 3 Sworn above the Value of one Thousand Pound St[erlin]g & under the value of fifteen hundred Pound Signed P.B. [Main text] The Testament Dative and Inventary of the Debts and Sums of Money which were addedted and Resting owing to the Umquile Neil Gow in Inver at the time of his Death who died upon the first day of March Eighteen hundred and Seven made and given up by himself on the twenty second day of December Eighteen hundred and Six In so far as concerns the nomination of'