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TITLE
Will of Neil Gow (3 of 6)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_CC000700006_00007_00142
DATE OF IMAGE
1808
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Scottish Archive Network
ASSET ID
2503
KEYWORDS
Neil Gow
Duke of Atholl
music
fiddling
wills
SCAN wills
Will of Neil Gow (3 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 Five Pounds being part of Four hundred Pounds Due by Mr Wright of Lawton per Bill - Five Pounds Third the Sum of Five Pounds Sterling being part of Two hundred Pounds by George law Perth Five Pounds - Fourth the Sum of Five Pounds being part of One hundred Pound due by Mr Cargill Dunkeld Five Pounds - Fifth the Sum of One Pound being part of ten Pounds due Robert Robertson in One Pound _____ Total amount of Inventory given up for Confirmation Two hundred and Sixteen Pounds __________________ It is hoped a Confirmation will be issued in The usual form in respect whereof (Signed) Pat. Robertson dated third June Eighteen Hundred and Eight Summa Patet Follows the Defuncts Settlement I Neil Gow in full possession of all my faculties knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life wish to settle my Wor[l]dly affairs in a just and proper manner and therefore make this my last will and Testament cancelling and revoking all former deeds will Testaments or Settlements whatsoever First I leave to Margaret my lawful Daughter all my effects and Estate whether household furniture money Bills or Bonds or whatever I possess in my'

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Will of Neil Gow (3 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 Five Pounds being part of Four hundred Pounds Due by Mr Wright of Lawton per Bill - Five Pounds Third the Sum of Five Pounds Sterling being part of Two hundred Pounds by George law Perth Five Pounds - Fourth the Sum of Five Pounds being part of One hundred Pound due by Mr Cargill Dunkeld Five Pounds - Fifth the Sum of One Pound being part of ten Pounds due Robert Robertson in One Pound _____ Total amount of Inventory given up for Confirmation Two hundred and Sixteen Pounds __________________ It is hoped a Confirmation will be issued in The usual form in respect whereof (Signed) Pat. Robertson dated third June Eighteen Hundred and Eight Summa Patet Follows the Defuncts Settlement I Neil Gow in full possession of all my faculties knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life wish to settle my Wor[l]dly affairs in a just and proper manner and therefore make this my last will and Testament cancelling and revoking all former deeds will Testaments or Settlements whatsoever First I leave to Margaret my lawful Daughter all my effects and Estate whether household furniture money Bills or Bonds or whatever I possess in my'