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TITLE
Will of Neil Gow (2 of 6)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_CC000700006_00007_00141
DATE OF IMAGE
1808
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Scottish Archive Network
ASSET ID
2501
KEYWORDS
Neil Gow
Duke of Atholl
music
fiddling
wills
SCAN wills
Will of Neil Gow (2 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.

'of his Executor And now made and given up by Margaret Gow Widow of the deceased McDonald in in so far as concerns the Inventory of the said Niel Gow his debts and Sums of Money after written which Margaret Gow the said Umquhil Neil Gow did appoint his sole Executor Legatee to pay his whole funeral expences out of the readiest of his property as soon after his Interment as possible And that by his
Settlement bearing date the twenty Second Day of Decr One thousand Eight hundred and Six which Settlement together with an Inventory of the moveable Effects which belonged to the said Defunct are inserted in the Commi[ssar]y Court Books of the Commissariot of Dunkeld conform to statute (44th Geo[rge] 3 ch[apter] 98 & 23) Follows the Inventory given in for Confirmation Inventory for Confirmation Mrs Margaret Gow or McDonald H__ Umquhil Niel Gow There is given for due and ordinary Confirmation the Sum after mentioned Vi[delice]zt First the Sum of two hundred Pounds contained in James Robertson of Ludes personal Bond two hundred Pounds - Second the Sum of Five'

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Will of Neil Gow (2 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 /> 'of his Executor And now made and given up by Margaret Gow Widow of the deceased McDonald in in so far as concerns the Inventory of the said Niel Gow his debts and Sums of Money after written which Margaret Gow the said Umquhil Neil Gow did appoint his sole Executor Legatee to pay his whole funeral expences out of the readiest of his property as soon after his Interment as possible And that by his<br /> Settlement bearing date the twenty Second Day of Decr One thousand Eight hundred and Six which Settlement together with an Inventory of the moveable Effects which belonged to the said Defunct are inserted in the Commi[ssar]y Court Books of the Commissariot of Dunkeld conform to statute (44th Geo[rge] 3 ch[apter] 98 & 23) Follows the Inventory given in for Confirmation Inventory for Confirmation Mrs Margaret Gow or McDonald H__ Umquhil Niel Gow There is given for due and ordinary Confirmation the Sum after mentioned Vi[delice]zt First the Sum of two hundred Pounds contained in James Robertson of Ludes personal Bond two hundred Pounds - Second the Sum of Five'