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TITLE
Will of Neil Gow (4 of 6)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_CC000700006_00007_00143
DATE OF IMAGE
1808
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Scottish Archive Network
ASSET ID
2505
KEYWORDS
Neil Gow
Duke of Atholl
music
fiddling
wills
SCAN wills
Will of Neil Gow (4 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 my own Right or may be due to me at the hour of my death to be possessed by her in full rights immediately after my demise under the burdens afterwards to be mentioned And that after her death to be inherited by Jimima her lawful Daughter with power to if she cause to give her Said Daughter a certain sum not exceeding Three hundred Pounds any time before her death _ _ _ _ _ In the event of her said Daughter marrying with Her Mothers Approbation and having Children Begotten in lawfull Wedlock I will and ordain My property as above mentioned to him to be equally divided among them But if She have no Children as foresaid to return to my real heirs or
Her heirs by her Mothers side _ _ _ _ I leave this my whole effects and Estate as before specified to my Said Daughter in liferent that is to enjoy the Interest of them during her
natural life and to be enjoyed under the same condition by her Daughter Item I bequeath to William and Nisbet My Grandchildren by my deceased Son William One hundred Pounds Sterling to each of them To be paid by said Daughter after my death in the manner She thinks best but in the event of said William not claiming the said one hundred Pounds Sterling to remain in the possession as the rest of my property hereby Settled I appoint'

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Will of Neil Gow (4 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 my own Right or may be due to me at the hour of my death to be possessed by her in full rights immediately after my demise under the burdens afterwards to be mentioned And that after her death to be inherited by Jimima her lawful Daughter with power to if she cause to give her Said Daughter a certain sum not exceeding Three hundred Pounds any time before her death _ _ _ _ _ In the event of her said Daughter marrying with Her Mothers Approbation and having Children Begotten in lawfull Wedlock I will and ordain My property as above mentioned to him to be equally divided among them But if She have no Children as foresaid to return to my real heirs or<br /> Her heirs by her Mothers side _ _ _ _ I leave this my whole effects and Estate as before specified to my Said Daughter in liferent that is to enjoy the Interest of them during her<br /> natural life and to be enjoyed under the same condition by her Daughter Item I bequeath to William and Nisbet My Grandchildren by my deceased Son William One hundred Pounds Sterling to each of them To be paid by said Daughter after my death in the manner She thinks best but in the event of said William not claiming the said one hundred Pounds Sterling to remain in the possession as the rest of my property hereby Settled I appoint'