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Testaments, Wills and Inventories

Recorded in the Commissary Courts until 1824, after which the Sheriff Courts took over. There are indexes from 1514 -1996 and digital images up to 1925. These together with digital images of 31,000 Scottish soldiers’ wills, covering various conflicts, are available in the NRS, at the ScotlandsPeople centre or through their online site. Wills and Inventories from1925 to 1996 are only available in the NRS. It is useful to know that testamentary material can also be found in the various Registers of Deeds

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