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1602 Jonet Somervell, (McCubeine), Edinburgh

Edinburgh Commissary Court Testament (CC8/8/37), recorded 26 October 1602

Jonet Somervell, spouse to Johnne McCubeine merchant burgess of Edinburgh

She died testate in 1601. Her Inventory was given up by Johnne McCubeine, her husband and John McCubeine, her son on behalf of himself and for his sister, Margaret McCubeine, both of whom had been named as her executors in her will made at Edinburgh on the 5 November 1601

Inventory

She and her husband had:

In the hands of Thomas Fairlie, factor in Deip (Dieppe), 2,000 French francs. A franc was worth 20/- Scots and so the amount in Scots pounds was £2,000
He also had 100 dacres of hides worth £1,600
In the loft in their house, they had 500 sheep skins valued at £500
Ready money – £500
Value of the contents of the house etc – £200

Total – £4,800

Debts were owed to them by

Robert Creichtoun in Carco – £525
Lady Burnehous – £500
Barrill Smart in Glencarse – £100

Total – £1,125
Inventory plus debts – £5,925
To be divided in three parts
Deceaseds part – £1,975
Quot 80 merks

Legacy and Latterwill

Made at Edinburgh on the 5 November 1601

She left her third to her children, Johnne and Margaret. She also named them as her executors

To her brother, Johnne Somervell who was living with them – £20 to help him to craft
To Somervell, eldest daughter of James Somervell, her brother – £40 to be paid to her on the day of her marriage
To Somervell, her (the testators) half sister – £10
To Jonet Somervell, a poor woman – £3
To the said, her second gown and cloak
To her own daughter, Margaret (McCubeine) her ring and other personal belongings

Witnessed by Jone Twedy and James Thomeson burgesses of Edinburgh

Thomas Mullikin stood as cautioner

1605 Johnne McCubene, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Commissary Court Testaments (CC8/8/40)
Johnne McCubene, merchant burgess of Edinburgh
He died intestate on the 17 December 1604. His Inventory was given up by Johnne and Margaret McCubbins, his son and daughter who had been appointed as executors dative by the Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh in a decreet dated 1 February 1605InventoryIn his house he had 17 ¾ ells of black cloth of the seal?; 17 ¾ ells of black cloth of the vicirith; 31 ells of black stemming; 14 ¾ ells of white gray stemming; 16 ½ ells of scarlet stemming, another 15 ¼ ells of scarlet stemming; 15 ½ rush brown stemming; 30 ¾ ells of passevillo[u]r stemming; 15 ¾ ells of violet stemming; another 15 ¾ ells of violet stemming; 14 ½ tawny stemming; certain plaidannes; 600 Flemish skins in the hands of William Young, factor at Campvere; 300 French skins in the hands of Thomas Fairlie, factor in Dieppe and 300 skins in his own house. His household goods and personal belongings were estimated to£100Total value of the Inventory – £2,139/7/10dHe was owed debts by the following people:1,000 merks in an Obligation which had been granted to him by Mr Robert Creytoun of Carco
900 merks by Lady Birchhouses
650 merks which he had paid on behalf of Gavin Hamilton of Roploch (Raploch) to his son in France
£26 for merchandise by William Rig
480 merks by James Dalzell younger for merchandise
208 merks by Alexander Harvy for merchandise
£20 by Patrik Diksone burgess of Edinburgh
240merks for iron pots by James Grahame and Mathow Frensche, burgesses of Edinburgh
£40 by Thomas McCubene burgess in Jedburgh
210 merks by Bartill Smart in Marquharne, Robert Phillop, notary having stood caution for him for the amount of £50
137 merks by James Somervell merchant burgess of Edinburgh
300 merks by the heirs and executors of the deceased William McCubene burgess of Edinburgh
9 merksbyJohn McTalloch in Galloway and Nicoll Forsyth, his cautionerTotal value of the debts owed to the deceased – £2,842/3/4d
Inventory plus debts owing to the deceased therefore amounted to £4,981/11/-
To be divided in two parts, deads part – £2,490/15/-
The quot was 100 merksThomas Amuligane merchant burgess of Edinburgh stood as cautionerNotes:

Stemming woollen or worsted cloth, especially used for hose and other garments
Passevillour velvet textured material
Plaidannes coarse woollen cloth
Campvere now called Veere, on the island of Walcheron. It was then the Scottish Staple
To be divided in two parts this indicates that his wife was dead

1605 Jonet McCubeiln (McCrone), Patrik, Auchinlik

Glasgow Commissary Court, CC9/7/3 – recorded 24 April 1605

Jonet McCubeiln spouse to Patrik McCrone in Keythstoun in the parish of Auchinlek, recorded 24 April 1605

She died intestate on the 16 March 1604, given up by Bessie McCubeine (sic), her sister, appointed executor in a decreet by the court dated 14 March 1605

Inventory

She and her spouse had:

3 tidie(in calf) cows – £30
3 forrow (not in calf) cows and their stirks – £24
A coddoche (heifer) – £4
A grey naig – £10
A black mare – £6
In the barn and barnyard 8 bolls of oats (£24/6/8d) and one boll barley (£5)
Contents of house etc 40/-

Total – £104/6/8d

Debts were owed to her and her spouse by:

Johne Hammiltoun in Garrewe 100 merks contained in an obligation

Total – £66/13/4d
Inventory and debts amounted to – £169

Debts were owed by them to:

Quentene Crawfuird of Cumlarge for rent of their mailing of Keythstoun 4 bolls of meal (£16); one boll of barley (£5) and a boll of teind (tithe) barley (5)

Total – £21
Free gear – £165
Quot – £3/12/6d
To be divided in two parts
Deceaseds part – £72/10/-

1605 Patrik McCubeine, Cumnock

Glasgow Commissary Court, CC9/7/4 – recorded 16 October 1605

Patrik McCubeine at Brigend of Cumnok,

He died testate, having made his will at his dwelling house on the 10 March 1591 in which he appointed his wife, Jonet Harbert and his son, Robert McCubene (sic) as his executors, with the Lairds of Shankistoun elder and younger as oversmen.

Inventory

2 cows with their followers 320
One three year old stot – £3
Two three year old quoys – £6
13 ewes – £17/6/8d
9 hogs, each valued at 16/-, total value not filled in
12 bolls of grey muirland oats – £34
4 bolls grey muirland barley – £16
Contents of house etc – £10

Total – £106/10/8d

No debts owing to him

Debts were owed by him to:

Patrik Steffane 52 merks
Williame Gemmill, notary 17 merks
Johnne Baird in Loichsyde 27 merks
Katheren Hodge 26/8d
Robert Alexr in Barfute 40/-

Total – £101/7/4d
Free gear – £5/3/4d
To be divided in three parts
Deceaseds part 34/-

Legacy

He left all to his children (unnamed)

Witnesses were Johnne Campbell of Shankistoune, George Campbell. his son and apparent heir, Charles Campbell of Horscleuch, Thomas Leitch, Johnne Poirter, Robert Lokhart in Cumnok and Andro Crychtoun in Kairne

William Gemmill in Cumnok stood as cautioner

Notes:

Oversmen overseers
Stot young bull which has been castrated
Quoy – heifer
Hog young sheep before it has lost its first fleece

1609 Jonet McCubeine, (Patrik Gemmill), Cumnok

Glasgow Commissary Court, CC9/7/5 – recorded 29 February 1609 ()

Jonet McCubeine spouse to Patrik Gemmill in the parish of Cumnok

She died intestate in January 1609. Given up by her spouse in name of Williame and Margaret Gemmills their children, appointed as executors by the court in a decreet dated 28 February 1609

Inventory

3 kists 310 9£10?
An almerie (cupboard), a mask fatt (large tub for mashing malt for brewing) and a gyle fatt (a tub for fermenting wort)- £10
Contents of houses etc. – £6/13/4d

Total – £25/13/4d

Debts owed to them by

James Reid in Crukistoun 53/4d
Johne Wilsone 6/-
Johne Broun in Girliffen 8/-

Total – £3/17/4d
Inventory plus debts – £33/6/8d

Debts were owed by them to:

Katrene Campbell in Cumnok – £10
George Howat – £4
Katrene Strang – £4
William McNayth – £11

Total – £29
Free gear 30/-
Quot 6d
To be divided in three parts
Deceaseds part 10/-

Andro Johnestoun in Cleuchheid stood as cautioner

1620 Johnne McCubine in Killnq[uhai]r

Glasgow Commissary Court, CC9/7/17 – recorded 4 November 1620

Johnne McCubine in Killnq[uhai]r in the parish of Kirkoswall

He died testate in May 1620

Inventory

He had:
2 sheep – £3/6/8d
6 lambs – £4
2 kists 24/-
His clothing valued at 40/-

Total – £23/17/4d

(Note: the numbers in the inventory do not add up to the total! Perhaps something was omitted by the clerk)

Debts owing to the deceased by:

James Ross in Craigheid – £9
Johnne McKinnay in Quhytstoun – £10
James McConnell in Bogy – £9
James Cathcart in Enoch – £15
Michell Wod in Pundland – £4
Thomas Hammill? 15/-
John McAllexr in Killnes 14/-
James McKinnay in Quhytstoun 15/-
Thomas McIlmorrew in Glenlachie – £19
Richart McMutrie there – £20

Total – £97
Inventory plus debts – £120/17/4d
No division

Legacy

Made at Killnq[uhai]r on the 22 May 1620. He named his sister Agnes McCubein and his brother, Gilbert McCubein, his executors.

He left £13/6/8d to be divided between Jonet amd Agnes McCubeins, daughter of the said Gilbert
He left 2 old kists to Helein Ramsay
A stand of clothes to Johnne McCubein in Barnell
His creuks? to Katherine McIlmorrow
His bed clothes to the said Helein Ramsay
2 ewes and 2 lambs to the said Gilbert McCubbeins bairns
4 ewes and 4 lambs to John McMaisters bairns
The residue was to go to his executors

Witnesses were John Lyll in Candergrind and Johhne McKinnay in Quhytstoun

Thomas (no surname given) in Dalquhorne stood as cautioner

(Note: the index to testaments published by the Scottish Record Society suggests that Killinqr may stand for Killnquharn. However, while the name has obviously been shortened, it ends in an r not an n and so I have transcribed it as Killnq[uhai]r. I checked earlier maps of Kirkoswald, but could not find a place which equated with either my or the SRSs interpretations)

1621-22 Johnne McCubeine, Bar

Glasgow Commissary Court, CC9/7/17 – recorded 11 July 1621 and 6 August 1622*

Johnne McCubeine in Bar in the parish of Daylie

He died testate in July 1620. His testament was partly given up by himself in his will and partly by Johnne Ruthyrfuird, his only executor appointed by him.

Inventory

Sowing on the ground, 5 bolls of oats – £20
Sowing on the ground 1 boll of barley – £13/6/8d (this appears to be a mistake, as a total of 3 bolls is then referred to)
Sowing on the ground, 1 boll of peas – £3/6/8d

Total – £76/13/4d

Debts owing to him by

Robert McKie in Fordingreoche in a bond – £133/6/8d
Gilbert Kennedy, brother german to Hew Kennedy of Drumellane – £400
Gilbert McConnell in Barmylne – £45/6/8d
The Laird of Garvane Maynes elder – £153/6/8d
Johnne McCargoor in Laganmaine, as principal and Thomas Mc Connell at Barmylne as cautioner – £66/13/4d
Alexander Kennedy of Craigoche as principal and Mr Johnne Fergusson of Kilkerrance as cautioner – £133/6/8d in a bond
Joseas Stewart of Blauchane and his cautioners – £5,633/6/8d
Robert Burns in Mayboill, 10 bolls of meal – £20; 4 bolls of barley – £3/6/8d and the rent of the coalheugh for 1620 – £106/13/4d

Total – £6,405/6/8d

Inventory plus debts owing to the deceased – £6,482

Debts owed by him to

Moreis McFerrow – £200
Patrik Blak in Dummurchie – £80
Johnme Masoune elder, burgh clerk of Ayr – £100
Gilbert McIlwraith in Balloch – £200
William Ross younger in Garven – £133/6/8d
Jonet Maxwell – £33/6/8d
Gilbert McFadzean in Pynvallie – £26/13/4d
David Kennedy of Darlea – £13/6/8d
Johnne Stewart in Air 1,000 merks in a bond

Total – £1,453/6/8d
Free gear – £5,028/13/4d
To be divided in three parts
Deceaseds part – £1,676
Quot – £53/6/8d

Legacy

Made at Bar on the 22 July 1620. He referred his executor to his books which would help him in drawing up the Inventory. His wife was Jonet Kennedy. He left her, besides her liferent of his twenty shilling lands of Tradonok in which she had been infeft, the sum of 300 merks yearly. He also left her 300 merks to be used for the upbringing of their children (unnamed and all underage). He ratified an assignation dated at Bar, 24 August 1618 made by him to Johnne Ruthyrfuird in Balloch of certain sums of money which were owing to him. He also left him a tack (lease) which had been granted to him by Hew Kennedy of Garvane Maynes on the 29 October 1618. Also Joseas Stewart and his cautioner owed him and Johnne Ruthyrfuird 20,000 merks in an Obligation which had been made in 1619, of which 12,000 belonged to Johnne Ruthyrfuird and 8,000 to him.

Witnesses were Mr James Bonar, minister of Mayboill and Johnne Campbell who wrote his will.

Mr James Bower also stood as cautioner

* this last date would have been an eik, an extra part of his inventory found after his testament had been confirmed

1630 Jonet Hunter, (McCubbeine), Keir

Dumfries Commissary Court Testaments (CC5/6/1), recorded 29 November 1630

Jonet Hunter, spouse to Williame McCubbeine at the Turnourshank swa namit within the Watersyd of the Keir, in the parish of Halywode and Sherrifdom of Dumfries

She died testate in October 1630. She made her will in her own house on the 5th October

Inventory

She and her husband had:

5 cows, 3 with followers – £60
4 ewes – £8
3 hogs -£6
A black mare 20 merks
2 ½ bolls of corn sowing estimated to £48/6/8d
1 peck of barley sowing estimated to £3
Contents of house etc 10 merks

Total – £136

No debts owing to them

Debts owing by them to:

Cuthbert McCubbeine in Auchin – £36 principal with £35/4/- interest for 7 years
Jon Young in Quhytspot in the parish of Closburne – £16
Jon Greirsone of Nether Keir – £5
Jon Creichtoune in Keir Mylne – £4
Jon Lytill 48/-
Cuthbert Smythe 40/-
Jon Dalrumpell in Watersyd, their master – £11/11/-
James McCame? in Pencheon 10/-
James McCubbeine in Blackburne 40/-
James Oisburne at Keir Mylne 16/-

Total – £105/1/4d

Inventory minus the debts – £30/18/8d
Deceaseds part – £16/9/4d

Latterwill and Legacy

She appointed her husband her sole executor

She left a cloak and her clothing to her grandson, Jon Rowane

She left her two daughters to John Lytill and Margaret Rowane

Witnessed by John Dalrumpell of Watersyd, James Dalrumpell, his brother german, James McCubbeine in Blakburne and Jon McCubbeine, grandson of the said Williame McCubbeine

Robert Halyday in Brachoche stood as cautioner

1634 Adame McCubein, Ayr

Glasgow Commissary Court, CC9/7/26 – recorded 14 April 1634

Adame McCubein, one of the ordinary officers if the burgh of Air and Margaret Muir, his spouse

They died intestate, He died in October 1633 and she died in February 1634. Given up by Patrik McCubein, burgess and brother of Adame on behalf of Johnne McCubein, their son, appointed as executor by the court in a decreet dated 20 March 1634

Inventory

The contents of their house etc – £33/6/8d

Debts were owed to them by:

William Fullertoune in Corsbie and his son, Adame Fullertoune in a bond – £73/6/8d
James Muir, merchant burgess of Air in a bond – £73/6/8d
Charles Cathcart, merchant burgess of Air in a bond – £80
Patrik Neill in Vennel of Prestick in a bond – £20
Johnne Hay in Prestick – £20
Agnes Busbie spouse to (blank) for rent – £8

Total – £274/13/4d
Inventory plus debts – £308

Debts were owed by them to:

Adame Richie merchant for house rent – £20

Free gear – £288
The deceaseds part – £192
Quot blank

James Chalmers, notary in Air stood as cautioner

1634 Gilbert McCubine, Girvane, Ayr

Glasgow Commissary Court, CC9/7/26 – recorded 4 November 1634

Gilbert McCubine and Jonet McGrayne, his spouse in Peymount in the parish of Girvane

(Note: this is only the testament of Gilbert McCubine. His wife was not dead)

He died intestate in September 1634. His Inventory was given by his children, Andrew and Jonet McCubines for themselves and in name of William, Jonet (sic) and Agnes McCubines, lawful bairns of the deceased, appointed in a decreet of the court dated 4 November 1634

Inventory

An old grey horses – £6/13/4d
An old cow and a calf – £8
2 two year old quoys (heifers) – £13/6/8d
30 old sheep – £19/10/-
3 hogs (sheep) – £9
Barley and oats sowing in the ground estimated to fetch £66/13/4d for the barley and £24 for the oats
10 ells of waulked (fulled) cloth – £12/6/8d
£10 money
Contents of the houses etc – £13/6/8d
5 ells of plaiding cloth 33/4d

Total – £229/10/-

Debts owed to them by to:

John Forsyth and William Slowane – £6/13/4d
James Fultoun in Girvane Mains – £8
Alan McKewine in Peymount 16/-
George Kennedy there – £5

Total – £20/19/4d

Total of inventory plus debts owed to them – £249/19/4d

Debts were owed by them to:

Thomas Boyd of Pinkill for 8 bolls of barley for 1634 – £53/6/8d
John McCullem for his fee 40/-
The said Thomas Boyd for 13 ells of linen cloth – £6/4/-
To John Hay for grass maill (rent) for 1634 13/4d
To William Adamson in Dalquhairne for grass maill 20/-

Total – £64/6/-
Free gear – £185/13/4d
To be divided in three parts
Deceaseds part – £61/11/9d

John McGrayne in Boyne and Jonet McGrayne, widow of Gilbert McCubine stood as cautioners to the McCubine executors

1637 Patrick McCubene, Ayr Burgess

Glasgow Commissary Court, CC9/7/27 – recorded 29 July 1637

Patrick McCubene, merchant burgess of Ayr

He died testate in May 1637

Inventory

He had 12 hogsheads and a barrel of tallow.
The contents of his house etc was valued at £266/13/4d
2 tuns of wine 520 merks

Total £1,413/6/8d

Debts owed to him by:

Mr John Reid of Pennyland in a bond – £73
More by him for wine for the kirk – £10
Hew Blair of Blairtoun for wine and other furnishings for his house – £6/13/4d
William Gray in his ticket – £76
John McNeill in his ticket – £10
Robert Hunter, officer in Mon…* in a bond – £12
William Gemmill in Templelands in a bond – £40
Nicoll Mirrie of borrowed silver 20/-
John Osburne, provost of Ayr and Hew Kennedy bailie there, spent by them with Robert Levingston, servitor to the Earl of Eglinton – £3/4/-
More spent by them with James Finlay in Glasgow 25/-
More spent by them with the minister before he went to Edinburgh 13/-
John Crawfurd of Cambler – £6/11/-
Margaret McCubene 6 dollars at £16/16/-
Mr Gilbert Ross, minister – £25/4/-
Alan Sempill, flesher – £14
George Logan, merchant burgess of Ayr for woll – £20
Mr Andrew Dalrymple, notary in Mauchline for wine for the kirk – £32
James Blair, son to the Laird of Adamstoun – £8/7/-
Mr John Shaw, minister at Auchinleck – £10
The Laird of Corsbie for wine – £5/5/-
Harie Stewart of Barskyming in a bond – £34
Robert Gordon, bailie in a bond 500 merkr
Jean Lockhart, relict of Adam Ritchie – £14

Total – £753/14/-
Inventory plus debts – £2,167/-/8d

Debts owing by him to:

Martin Leitch 1,000 merks
John McCubene, son to the deceased Adam McCubene – £33/6/8d
Sarah McCubene, daughter to the deceased Robert McCubene – £26/13/4d
George Angus for wine 520 merks and to him as part of his tocher gud (dowry) 280 merks
William McCubene, his son, for his board and furniture in France – £72
Rent for his house to Jonet Kennedy, widow – £10
To servants, Agnes Suttar, Margaret Murchie and Bessie Murdoch (£8, 40/-, £10 respectively)
Jon Mc Cletche, merchant burgess of Ayr 6/-

Total – £1,374/6/-
Free gear – £792/13/8d
To be divided in three parts
Deceaseds part – £264/4/10d
Quot – £6/8/-

Legacy

Made at Ayr on the 18 May 1637. He appointed his children, Alexander, Jonet and Marion to be his executors and George Angus, his son-in-law to be their tutor (they were therefore underage). If this failed, then he appointed Robert Gordon, bailie of Ayr in his stead. He also appointed overseers to his children the said Robert Gordon, Martin Leitch, one of the keepers of His Majesties wardrobe, Fergus McCubene of Tradu…*, Alexander Purveyance, notary and William Kelso, merchant burgess of Ayr

He left a furnished feather bed to his eldest daughter, Jonet
100 merks to his second daughter, Jonet**
20 merks to the poor

The residue, after his debts had been paid and his wife had received her third was to be divided among the three children. His wife Marion Fullarton was to look after them during her widowhood and use the interest on their shares of his estate for their maintenance.
Witnessed by Donald Smith, deacon of the Guild of Ayr, John McCletchie, merchant and Clement Edgar, notary

* – rest of word unreadable, page tightly bound – probably Tradunok
** – obviously an error, should be Marion

1638 Cuthbert McCubbeine in Keir

Dumfries Commissary Court Testaments (CC5/6/2), recorded 8 January 1639

Cuthbert McCubbeine in Keir, parish of Keir

He died intestate in November 1638. His Inventory was given up by his nephew (brother son), James McCubbeine in Blakburne, appointed executor dative by the court in a decreet dated 20 December 1638

Inventory

He had:

In the hands of John Wallace in Burbrigh?, 6 old sheep and 3 hogs (sheep) valued together at £16
In the hands of James McCune in Penpunt 4 ewes and a hog together valued at £9/6/8d
In the hands of Jonet Williamsone 1 ewe worth 26/8d
In the hands of Johne McCaig in Watersyd 2 ewes and a hog valued together at £5/6/8d
In the hands of Harbert Halyday in Ferdingjames 2 kist, 2 pairs of blankets and 4 elns of gray worth 10 merks

Total value of the Inventory – £38/6/8d

Debts owed to the deceased by:

Agnes Greir, goodwife of Braeroche – £10
William Wauche in Holydayhill – £5

Total – £10

Inventory plus debts owing to the deceased – £48/6/8d
No division

Edward Murray in Drumstincheal stood as cautioner (surety)

1639 Johne McCubbeine in Sanquhar

Dumfries Commissary Court Testaments (CC5/6/2) recorded 17 August 1641

Johne McCubbeine in Sanquhar, parish of Sanquhar

He died testate in October 1639. His testament was made at Sanquhar on the 15 October and was made in presence of John McCaull in Castelmaynes, John Whigholme and William Roal in Sanquhar

Inventory

In the town of Sanqhuar, he had 20 sheep valued at £40 and 8 hogs (sheep) valued together at £8
In the Bar with William Crichtoune, 8 hogs valued at £8; 12 old sheep valued together at £12, a naig (riding horse) worth 40 merks and 2 cows worth 40 merks
The value of a cauldron, the contents of the house and crop – £40

Total – £173/6/8d

Debts owed to the deceased by:

Robert Crichtoune, smith £3 for hogs and a new peik (ruler?) at 2 ½ merks and a new blue bonnet worth 16/-

Total – £5/9/4d

Inventory plus debts owing to the deceased – £178/16/-

Debts owed by the deceased to:

Sir Johne Dalzell – £8
James Tailfeir – £4
Johne Russell in Tavockbank – £23
Robert Cuick for 3 pounds worth of kail seed 30/-
Small debts to the hustler wives – £5
Johne McCaull in Castelmaynes 32/-
William McCaull 6/-
Laurence Davidsone 4/-
The cost of the deceaseds funeral 10/-
Land tax, dry multures (paid to the miller) and servants fees – £50

Total – £117/8/4d
No division
Deceaseds part – £55

Testament

He made his three sisters (unnamed) his executors and universal legatees

Confirmation

At Sanquhar, 17 August 1641, the Commissary Clerk confirmed Margaret, Janet and Issobell McCubbeins, sisters of the deceased as executrixes.

George Crichtone in Sanquhar stood as cautioner (surety)

1665 Jonet McCubbin, (Howisone), Newbigging, Carnwath

Lanark Sheriff Court, CC14/5/7 – recorded 18 January 1665

Jonet McCubbin, spouse to John Howisone in Newbigging in the parish of Carnwath

She died intestate in January 1664. Her inventory was given up by her husband, appointed as executor by the court in a decreet dated 18 January 1665

Inventory

She and her husband had:

An old mare – £13/6/8d
A two year old filly – £10
3 cows and their followers – £39
A stot – £12
5 old sheep – £8/6/8d
8 hogs (sheep) – £8
12 bolls of oats in the barnyard – £32
3 ½ bolls of bear (barley) – £6/13/4d
Contents of house etc – £3

Total – £127/6/8d

No debts were owing to them

Debts owing by them

To Lord Carnwath for rent – £8
To William Howisone for rent – £18
To William Aitkin in Newbigging – £33/6/8d
To Robert Howisone there – £35
To John Howisone, their servant – £40
To William, Howisone, their servant – £4
To John Girdwood in Newbigging – £6/13/4d
To Rolland Alstoune there – £3
To James Ther…* in Carnwath 52/-

Total – £150
So their debts exceeded the value of their goods and gear

Robert Black in Newbigging stood as cautioner

* rest unreadable

1666 Jonet McCubbine, (Hannay), Maybole

Glasgow Commissary Court, CC9/7/35 – recorded 3 April 1666

Jonet McCubbine, spouse to John Hannay, cordiner (shoemaker) in Maybole

She died intestate in February 1666. Her inventory was given up by her husband, John Hannay, appointed executor by the court in a decreet dated 22 March 1666

Inventory

They had:

30 hides – £90
10 other hides – £15
Contents of the houses etc – £20

Total – £125

Debts owing to them

By Thomas Campbell in Brae – £26/1/3/4d
By John Gray in Knowsyd – £62
By William Our in Freidingilloch – £20
By Walter Hunter in Threiffe – £13/6/8d
By John McIllmunn in Auchinjusche for shoes – £3
By Thomas Gray in Collunfurth – £3/6/8d
By Hendrie Gody in Bairdsmyline 20/-
By David Boill in Kirkmichael 40/-

Total – £111/6/8d

Sum of the Inventory and debts owed to the deceased and her husband – £236/6/8d

Debts owed by them

To their servants:
James Montgomerie – £20/10/-
Issobell Nivine – £16

Total – £36

Free gear was £199/16/8d
To be divided in three parts
Deceaseds part – £66/12/4d

Hew Kennedy in Drum Mullen?* became cautioner

* obscured by binding

1670 Robert McCubbin, Old Cumnock

Glasgow Commissary Court, CC9/7/39 – recorded 22 October 1670

Robert McCubbin in Old Cumnock, parish of Old Cumnock

He died intestate in June 1670 and in debt. He had granted a bond to Jonet Logane indweller in Baschane on the 14 December 1663 for 80 merks and owed interest of £20 on the loan plus 20 merks penalty for non payment. Jonet Logane was decerned his executor creditor by the court on the 2 October 1670

Inventory

All he left was £50 and the value of his household goods etc valued at £10

Total £60

No division

Charles Logane, messenger in Cumnock became cautioner. The Bond of Caution was drawn up at Cumnock on the 19 October 1670 and witnessed by James Campbell, merchant in Ayr and John Rynikine, cutler there

1671 Margaret McCubbine, (Douglas), Ayr

Glasgow Commissary Court, CC9/7/38 – recorded 24 October

Margaret McCubbine, spouse to William Douglas, cooper in Ayr, recorded 24 October 1671

She died intestate in December 1670. Her inventory was given up by her husband, William Douglas, appointed as her executor in a decreet of the court dated 7 October 1671

Inventory

They had:

500 barrels steps (staves) valued at £25
600 great and small girths (hoops) valued at £6
Their household contents etc were valued at £81

Total – £102

Debts owed my them

To Bessie Paterson – £66/13/4d
To Andrew Harvie -£66/13/4d

Total – £143/6/8d

So their debts exceeded the value of their goods and gear

Hew Campbell, son of William Campbell in Cairnlie stood as cautioner

1672 Christian McCubine, Heillar, Dallgain

Glasgow Commissary Court CC9/7/39 – recorded 27 June 1672

Christian McCubine in Heillar in the parish of Dallgain

She died intestate in July 1671 and her executor appointed in a decreet by the Commissary Clerk dated 20 April 1672 was William Thomson in Blair Kipp, her brother-in-law

Inventory

Debts owed to the deceased

She was owed £33/6/8d Scots with £8 interest by William and Agnes Reids, spouses as principals and James Wilson on Whytlettbraeheid as cautioner in a Bond dated 16 December 1670
Also, £33/6/8d with £20 interest by the deceased James Gibson in Lumberhaugh

Total value – £94/13/4d

Debts owed by the deceased

To William Thomson and Margaret McCubine, her sister £68 plus £10 penalty (in a bond)
To Mathew Wylie and Jonet Reid, his spouse in New Mylnes for ale and brandy furnished to her while she was sick – £16
To John Reid and Christian Campsoun, his spouse in Burnsheill for ale, bear (barley) and other necessities furnished to her during her long illness – £10

(These last two debts had been paid by the executor following her death)

Total owing by her – £94
Free gear – £4/13/4d
No division

William Fisher in Mauchline became cautioner

1674 Jonet McCubbine, Dalmellingtoune

Glasgow Commissary Court, CC9/7/41, recorded 2 May 1674

Jonet McCubbine, spouse to Hew Leitch in Dalmellingtoune

She died intestate in December 1673 and her inventory was given up by Jonet Thomson, her niece, daughter of her sister. She was appointed executor in a decreet of the court dated 23 April 1674

Inventory

She and her husband had:

2 coverings – £4
2 pairs of blankets and a pair of sheets- £4
A spinning wheel and pint pot 40/-
4 pewter plates, a starching iron and a pair of wool cards – £3
A pair of plaids with 2 red wylliecoats (vests) and certain other contents of the house, clothing and personal possessions – £13/6/8d

Total – £26/6/8d

No division

This is followed by a Protestation in which Jonet Thomson asked permission to add to the Inventory, should further goods, gear etc emerged afterwards. The judge agreed

1677 Marie Hadoway, McCubine, Dalgain

Edinburgh Commissary Court Testaments (CC8/8/76) recorded 7 December 1677

Marie Hadoway, spouse of James McCubin, merchant burgess of Edinburgh

Testament dative of Marie Hadoway who died in October 1677, given up by her husband, James McCubin, as father and administrator for their daughters, Sara and Agnes McCubin who had been appointed executor dative by the Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh in a Decreet dated December 1677

Inventory

She and her husband had the whole merchant ware and contents of his shop valued at £1,200 Scots together with the contents of their house etc estimated to £100 Scots

Total – £1,200

Debts owing to them

All were taken from his account book (details not specified) and amounted to £233/6/-

Inventory plus debts – £1,633/6/-

Debts were owed by them to:

James Dick, Dean of Guild of Edinburgh – £561
William Williamson, merchant there – £500
Alexr Wright, merchant there – £600
John Ormeston, merchant there – £48
James Tennent, merchant there – £500
Thomas Chatto, merchant there – £288
Robert Walwood, merchant there – £12
William Lorimer and Robert Russell – £50
John Mack, writer 80 merks
John Jameson 500 merks
George Monteith and Andro Steinson, merchants – £700
Thomas Young – £300

(Most of these debts had been paid by James McCubin since his wifes death)

Total owing – £4,040/13/4d

So the debts exceeded the goods by £2,507/6/8d

William Taylor, burgess of Edinburgh stood as cautioner

1693 James McCubyne, Jedburgh Provost

Peebles Commissary Court CC18/3/1  recorded 28 February 1693

James McCubyne, late provost of Jedburgh

He died intestate, date of death omitted. His executors dative were Bessie Rutherford, his widow; Robert Cranstoun, chamberlain to Lord Cranstoun; Isobel Brown, widow of William Douglas, lister in Jedburgh and Adam Rutherford, litster there, her factor; Robert Ainslie, late baillie in Jedburgh; James Robertson, late deacon of the glovers in Jedburgh; Adam Walker, late deacon of the smiths in Jedburgh and John McCubyne, messenger there

Bessie Rutherford had obtained a decreet cognitionis causa against John, Andrew and James McCubynes, children of the defunct for the cost of his funeral, amounting to £25/13/8d Scots

Robert Cranstoun had obtained a decreet against the deceased before the Sheriff of Teviotdale for £32 Scots principal and 40/- of expenses of plea on the 12 and 19 November 1689

Isobel Brown and her factor had obtained a decreeet before the Commissary Clerk of Peebles against the deceased for £15 Scots principal and 35/- expenses of plea on the 21 January 1690

The deceased James McCubyne had granted a bond on the 2 July 1684 for £30 plus £3 penalty and interest to Robert Ainslie.

He had also granted a bond to James Robertson for £43 Scots with £5 penalty and interest on the 17 June 1685

Adam Walker had obtained a decreet against the deceased on the 22 June 1688 for £7 Scots plus 2 merks expenses

John McCubyne had obtained a decreet of cognitionis causa against Andrew and James McCubynes, children of the deceased on the 10 January 1693 for £18 Scots for malt

All the above were decerned executors datives to the deceased as principal creditors. Bessie Rutherford was always to be preferred

Inventory

12 pewter plates – £14
1 quart stoup. 3 pint stoups, 2 chopin stoups and a mutchkin stoup with other small stoups – £8
2 brass pots, 10 pewter trenchers – £10
4 brazen candlesticks and a mortar and pestle – £3
6 standing beds and 2 hurle beds – £60
4 large and small tables – £10
A cauldron and kettle – £36
2 presses – £4
6 large and small chests £12
2 iron crooks – £2

Total – £173

Walter Paterson, periwigmaker in Jedburgh became cautioner

Notes:A decreet of cognitionis causa was given against an heir or heirs who declined to take up the succession. Expenses of plea cost of having the case heard in court

1698 Katherine McCubine Dinniemuy, Ireland

Glasgow Commissary Court CC9/7/49 – recorded 4 June 1698

Katherine McCubine lawful daughter to John McCubine in Dinniemuy in the Kingdom of Ireland

She died testate. Her testament was partly given up by herself in her testament and partly given up by her executor, David McCubine younger of Knockdoliane

Inventory

She was owed £3666/13/4d in a Bond which had been granted by Fergus McCubine in Knockdoliane

There was no division

Testament

She committed her soul to go, hoping to be saved through the merits of Jesus Christ. She wished her body to be buried according to her quality. She nominated David McCubine of Knockdoliane as her heir, universal legator and intromitter with her heritable and movable goods and gear

Legacies

She left £100 yearly for life to her sister, Anna McCubine, wife of Charles Lougane, on condition that they did not uplift the interest on it from her estate or quarrel with the arrangement, but made a discharge to the executor. If they did not, then they would lose all claim to the money

She left £40 yearly to (blank) McCubine wife of Mathew Baird, minister at Monkton under the same conditions as above

Written by John Martein, writer in Edinburgh at Knockdoliane on the 1 May 1698 before witnesses, William Kennedy of Finnarts, Thomas McMeiben, schoolmaster in Colmonell and Hew Ross, writer in Edinburgh

This is followed by a Protestation in which David McCubine asked permission to add to the Inventory, should further goods, gear etc emerged afterwards. The judge agreed

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