Category Archives: wills

A Jacobite ancestor in fiction and reality, including his clothes and books when he died

I’ve blogged before about my ancestor James Veitch of Glen and Bowhill (1700?-1761), in particular about some of the strange Jacobite-related names he gave his children. But I’ve just found some great references to him in fiction, in James Grant’s … Continue reading

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A will scribbled on the back of an envelope

I’ve looked at a lot of wills in the National Archives of Scotland (previously Scottish Record Office), both for family, and for university and work reasons. However for many I just kept handwritten notes and didn’t arrange photocopies. Getting copies … Continue reading

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