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TITLE
Will of Neil Gow (5 of 6)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_CC000700006_00007_00144
DATE OF IMAGE
1808
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Scottish Archive Network
ASSET ID
2508
KEYWORDS
Neil Gow
Duke of Atholl
music
fiddling
wills
SCAN wills
Will of Neil Gow (5 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.

'I appoint my said Daughter Sole Executor Legate to pay my whole funeral expences out of the readiest of My property as soon after my Interment as possible I Nominate and Appoint My Prosecutors and Consent to the Registration hereof in the books of Session and Council or any other Competent Court And in regard no Stamp can Immediately be procured I leave it to my Said Daughter if she see cause to get this my last Settlement extended on proper Stamp paper and this to remain in till that can be procured This I sign with my own hand before the Reverend Alex[ande]r Irvine Writer hereof and Witness and before Mr John Duff Merchant in Dunkeld in my own house at Invar this twenty Second day of December One Thousand Eighteen hundred and six years (Signed) Neil Gow Alexr Irvine Witness John Duff Witness Edin[burgh] 30 April 1808 This is the Deed of Settlement referred to in my oath of this date (Signed) Marg[are]t McDonald Thomas Campbell At Dunkeld the fourteenth of May One Thousand Eight hundred & Eight years The Settlement Wrote upon this and the two preceding pages Is inserted in the particular Register of Inventories Wills &c[etera] kept at Dunkeld for the'

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Will of Neil Gow (5 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 /> 'I appoint my said Daughter Sole Executor Legate to pay my whole funeral expences out of the readiest of My property as soon after my Interment as possible I Nominate and Appoint My Prosecutors and Consent to the Registration hereof in the books of Session and Council or any other Competent Court And in regard no Stamp can Immediately be procured I leave it to my Said Daughter if she see cause to get this my last Settlement extended on proper Stamp paper and this to remain in till that can be procured This I sign with my own hand before the Reverend Alex[ande]r Irvine Writer hereof and Witness and before Mr John Duff Merchant in Dunkeld in my own house at Invar this twenty Second day of December One Thousand Eighteen hundred and six years (Signed) Neil Gow Alexr Irvine Witness John Duff Witness Edin[burgh] 30 April 1808 This is the Deed of Settlement referred to in my oath of this date (Signed) Marg[are]t McDonald Thomas Campbell At Dunkeld the fourteenth of May One Thousand Eight hundred & Eight years The Settlement Wrote upon this and the two preceding pages Is inserted in the particular Register of Inventories Wills &c[etera] kept at Dunkeld for the'