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by RobinsonCrusoe
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Understanding an old will
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Understanding an old will

Thanks WilmaM for this reply, I hadn't seen that article before. I now have an explanation: they are two different Thomas Nairnes. The first ("only lawful son") is Executor and beneficiary and the other ("brother germane") is the cautioner (Sc. law: one who becomes security for another). So the Samu...
by RobinsonCrusoe
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Understanding an old will
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Understanding an old will

I have been examining an old will (testament dative 1686) on SP of a William Nairne and am looking for some help on two fronts: 1) There appears to be a contradiction as in the early text it seems to state: "Thomas Nairne of Kirkhill his only lawful (?) son and executor dative" but in the last part ...
by RobinsonCrusoe
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nairne of Dunsinnan and/or Nairne of Collace?
Replies: 0
Views: 256

Nairne of Dunsinnan and/or Nairne of Collace?

A Thomas Nairn(e), of the Perthshire parish of Collace, was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1704, taking the title Nairne of Dunsinane. The 3rd Baronet, also Thomas, married in 1740 and his son William Grahame (b1744) became the 4th Baronet in 1760. The Baronetcy ended with the death of the 5th ...