Individually, none of these documents is of particular significance. However, they give some idea of the range of material that could be found for any parish. Most provide some information about individual people that might be hard to find elsewhere.
[Source: original documents in my possession]
Disposition by Mrs. Agnes Rait or Lindsay Carnegie and Miss Gertrude Jean Rait in favor of the Reverend John Adams and others.
Superiority of Inverkeilor U.F. Manse Ground
Messrs J. & W. Macdonald. Solcitors, Arbroath.
I, MRS. AGNES RAIT or LINDSAY CARNEGIE of Anniston in the County of Forfar at the request and with the consent and concurrence of MISS GERTRUDE JEAN RAIT residing at Lawton House in the Parish of Inverkeilor and County of Forfar, my sister and heir apparent in said Lands and Estate of Anniston, and I the said Gertrude Jean Rait for myself my own right and interest in said Lands in the event of my surviving my said sister, and we both with joint consent and assent In Consideration of the sum of Sixty Pounds instantly paid to me the said Mrs. Agnes Rait or Lindsay Carnegie by the Reverend John Adams B.D. Minister, David Pyott, Kirk Treasurer and Alfred Kydd, Clerk to the Deacons Court of the Inverkeilor United Free Church, all of the congregation of the said Inverkeilor United Free Church, belonging and adhering to the body of Christians called the United Free Church of Scotland and presently worshipping in the said United Free Church of Inverkeilor and under the pastoral care of the said Reverend John Adams (out of Funds left by the late George Anderson, Farmer, Hodgeton, to purchase or redeem the Feuduty of Two Pounds twelve Shillings and sixpence under the Feu Contract aftermentioned) Do Hereby Sell and Dispone to and in favor of the said Reverend John Adams, David Pyott and Alfred Kydd, as Trustees for the said Church and congregation and their successors in office to be from time to time appointed by the said congregation in the way and manner provided for the appointment of new or additional Trustees according to the constitution of the said Church and congregation, and to the acceptors and survivors, and acceptor and survivor and to the heir of the last survivor of the said Trustees whether herein named or to be appointed as said is a majority of the accepting Trustees in life for the time and acting to be always a quorum, and to the assignees and disponees of the said accepting Trustees whether named or to be appointed as aforesaid in life for the time or of their said quorum heritably and irredeemably ALL and WHOLE that piece of ground part of the Lands and Estate of Anniston feued out by James Rait, Esquire, of Anniston, to the predecessors of the said disponees by Feu Contract dated Sixteenth and Eighteenth days of April Eighteen hundred and forty nine, entered into between the said James Rait and the predecessors of the said disponees under which a Feuduty of Two Pounds twelve Shillings and sixpence is payable to the Proprietor of the Estate of Anniston, lying on the West side of the Road leading from Inverkeilor Village to Anniston House, consisting of One Rood ten Poles and ten yards or thereby Imperial Surface Measure; Bounded by the ground now or formerly belonging to David Mill and Alexander Mill on the North; by the said Road leading from Inverkeilor Village to Anniston House on the East; by Subjects formerly part of the Farm of Myreside and feued out to the Trustees of the Free Congregation, Inverkeilor, on the West; and by the Lands of the Farm of Myreside belonging to me the said Agnes Rait or Lindsay Carnegie on the South parts, all lying in the Parish of Inverkeilor and Sheriffdom of Forfar, and which piece of ground was in the said Feu Contract declared to be intended for building a Manse for the Minister of the said Congregation thereon; But in trust always for the uses, ends and purposes, and with and under the conditions, provisions, and declarations specified in the said Feu Contract and in an Instrument of Sasine following thereon, recorded in the Particular Register of Sasines etcetera, kept for the County of Forfar, the Twentieth day of April Eighteen hundred and forty nine; With entry as at the term of ---- And we assign the Writs but that only to the extent of maintaining and defending the said Disponees and their foresaids in the right of the subjects hereby conveyed, and for that purpose we respectively bind ourselves to make the same to the extent of a legal progress furthcoming to the said Disponees and their foresaids at the expense of the party requiring the same on an ordinary borrowing Receipt, and we the said Agnes Rait or Lindsay Carnegie and Gertrude Jean Rait for our respective rights and interests in the premises assign the Rents and Feuduties and Casualties from and after the term of entry, and we for our respective rights and interests bind ourselves to free and relieve the said Disponees and their foresaids of all Feuduties, Casualties and Public Burdens due prior to the said term of entry, the said disponees and their foresaids being liable for and bound to pay and free and relieve us of the same in all time thereafter; And we grant warrandice from our own proper facts and deeds allenarly and no higher or other warrandice shall be granted or implied, but excepting from said warrandice the feu rights of the said subjects and the said measurements which shall be held as correct; And we certify that the transaction hereby effected does not form part of a larger transaction or of a series of transactions in respect of which the amount or value or the aggregate amount or value of the consideration exceeds Five hundred Pounds; And we consent to the registration hereof for preservation IN WITNESS WHEREOF these presents typewritten upon this and the preceding page are subscribed by us as follows, vizt:- by me the said Mrs. Agnes Rait or Lindsay Carnegie at Arbroath on the Thirty first day of May in the year Nineteen hundred and twenty one before these witnesses, Frederick Fothringham Macdonald and Archibald Hutcheon, both Solicitors in Arbroath, and by me the said Miss Gertrude Jean Rait at Lawton House aforesaid upon the day, month and year last mentioned before these witnesses Thomas Watson Ptolomey Gourley, Clerk to Messrs J.& W. Macdonald, Solicitors Arbroath, and Mary Scott, my Tablemaid at Lawton House aforesaid.
F. F. Macdonald Witness
Archd Hutcheon Witness Agnes Lindsay Carnegie
Thos W. P Gourley Witness
M. Scott Witness G J Rait
Court of Teinds. February 6, 1940.
Petition of the Church of Scotland General Trustees to Prepare a Teind Roll for the Parish of Inverkeilor
G. Mercer Robertson, Solicitor, Agent for the Petitioners. Mr Turner, Clerk
Unto the Right Honourable The Lords of Council and Session, Commissioners for the Plantation of Kirks and Valuation of Teinds,
The Petition of The Church of Scotland General Trustees, incorporated by the Church of Scotland (General Trustees) Order 1921.
That, by the Church of Scotland (Property and Endowments) Act 1925, being the Act 15 and 16, George V., c. 33, Section 11, it is provided inter alia that- 'There shall be prepared by the Clerk of Teinds for every Parish in Scotland a Teind Roll specifying in sterling money (a) the total teind of that parish; and (b) the amount of that total applicable to the lands of each heritor; and (c) the value of the whole stipend payable to the minister, so far as payable out of teinds, including vicarage teinds payable as stipend and surrendered teinds so payable; and (d) the proportion of that value payable by each heritor in the parish.'
That the stipend of the minister of the parish of Inverkeilor, in the Presbytery of Arbroath and County of Forfar, became standardised within the meaning of the foresaid Act as at the term of Martinmas 1929 in consequence of the death of the minister on or about the 25th day of May 1928.
That the final augmentation in terms of section 10 of said Act has been localled upon the heritors conform to Decree of Locality made final on the 2nd day of November 1928.
That, in these circumstances, the preparation of a Teind Roll of the said parish of Inverkeilor should now be proceeded with in terms of section 11 of the said Act.
May it therefore please your Lordships to appoint this Petition to be intimated to all parties concerned by affixing a copy thereof to the most patent door of the church of the said parish on two successive Sundays before the diet of public worship on each of these days, and by inserting a short notice thereof in the Scotsman newspaper and in another newspaper circulating in the county in which the said parish is situated once a week for two successive weeks, or in such other or further form and manner as to your Lordships may seem proper; to appoint the heritors of the said parish of Inverkeilor to meet and choose a common agent, to appoint said heritors to lodge a state of teinds, or to do otherwise as to your Lordships may seem proper; to remit to the Clerk of Teinds to prepare a Teind Roll in terms of said Act 15 and 16, George V., c. 33, and upon the Teind Roll being reported to your Lordships, and after considering the same, together with any Objections and Answers thereto, and along with any surrenders of teinds that may be duly made, to adjust and complete the said Roll, and to declare the same to be a final Teind Roll.
According to Justice, &c.
NORMAN A. SLOAN.
Lord Keith, 9th February, 1940.
The Lord Ordinary Appoints intimation of the Petition to be made by affixing a copy thereof to the most patent door of the Church of the Parish of Inverkeilor on two successive Sundays before the diet of public worship on each of these days of which intimation a Certificate by the Session Clerk shall be sufficient evidence and Appoints a Notice intimating the Petition to be inserted in the "Scotsman" newspaper and in a newspaper circulating in the County of Forfar once a week for two successive weeks in each of such newspapers such intimation to be made at least fifteen days before the case is again enrolled before the Court for any further order.
[This is the teind roll drawn up following the above petition. It provides names of the heritors of Inverkeilor in 1941, the lands owned and the areas of some of the farms. For old Scots units of measurement, see Scottish currency, weights and measures. I would be most interested to hear an explanation of the purpose of this document.]
Teind roll of the Parish of Inverkeilor in the Presbytery of Arbroath and County of Forfar
Total Teind of the Parish in Money = £442 : 1 : 96/12
Total Stipend of the Parish in Money = £475 : 15 : 1146/60
(Including £8 : 6 : 8 allowance for Communion Elements.)
NOTE:- The Value of the Victual Teinds, vizt.:-
|B. [Bolls]||F. [Firlots]||P. [Pecks]||L. [Lippies]|
has been ascertained by reference to the former County Average values of the medium County Boll for Forfar, but in so far as surrendered and payable as Stipend in the Stipend Column by reference to the Standard Value per the Standard Boll for said County. The Bear Teind surrendered has been ascertained by reference to the Standard Value of Barley in accordance with the Decree of Locality, dated 2nd November 1928. With reference to the stipend payable from the above Teind to the Parishes of Kingoldrum, Dunnichen and Carmyllie, payments to Dunnichen from Entries 28 and 29, and to Carmyllie from Entries 31 and 32 are the values of the victual stated in the State of Teinds as payable to these parishes respectively. The Teinds of Entries 33 to 46 were adjudged to Kingoldrum and Dunnichen by Interlocutor of preference of the Court of Session of date 15th June 1813, but were reclaimed in 1899 to Inverkeilor to the extent required to local stipend modified subsequently to this Parish. The surplus teinds of Entries 33 to 46 have been apportioned between Kingoldrum and Dunnichen in terms of the Decree of 15th June 1813.
|No.||NAME OF HERITOR.||LANDS.||VALUE OF TEIND.|
£ s. d.
|VALUE OF STIPEND.|
£ s. d.
|STIPEND PAYABLE TO THE PARISH OF KINGOLDRUM.|
£ s. d.
|VALUE OF STIPEND PAYABLE TO THE PARISH OF DUNNICHEN.|
£ s. d.
|VALUE OF STIPEND PAYABLE TO THE PARISH OF CARMYLLIE.|
£ s. d.
|I. Teinds Surrendered.|
|1||Trustees of the late David Crawford Fullarton Lindsay Carnegie of Boysack, per J. & W. Macdonald, Solicitors, Arbroath||Part of the lands of Leys, Kinblethmont, Boysack, Broadfoot, and Others.||132:13:67/12||142:7:94/12|
|2||Trustees of the late Mrs. Agnes Lindsay Carnegie of Anniston, per Clark, Oliver, Dewar & Webster, S.S.C., Arbroath||Farm of Muirhouse and Cottages known as Leysmill, part of Do.||7:10:0||7:10:0|
|3||Alexander Phillip, Burnside of Boysack, Inverkeilor, Arbroath||Burnside and Hassocks Wood, part of Do.||2:16:19/12||2:19:31/12|
|4||Norman Phillip, Burnside of Boysack, Inverkeilor||Hassocks, part of Do.||1:13:711/12||1:15:66/12|
|5||Alexander Phillip, junior, Denmark, Inverkeilor||Denmark, part of Do.||2:12:4||2:15:26/12|
|6||David M. Samson, Helenston, Inverkeilor||Helenston, part of Do.||2:16:14/12||2:19:26/12|
|7||William Hood, Janeston, by Arbroath||Janeston, part of Do.||2:1:910/12||2:4:17/12|
|8||Mrs. Isabella C. Ritchie and John L. Ritchie, The Knowes, by Arbroath||Knowes Farm, part of Do.||1:2:48/12||1:3:74/12|
|9||James Leslie, Maryton, Colliston||Maryton, part of Do.||1:17:53/12||1:19:6|
|10||Representatives of the late William C. Hector, per Prentice & Frew, Writers, 147 Bath Street, Glasgow, C.2||Part of lands of (1) Ethie and Others, and (2) Tongues.||13:8:1159/60||15:0:934/60|
|11||John O. Salmon, per Clark, Oliver, Dewar & Webster||South Mains and Ethie Green.||24:14:01/12||27:12:6|
|12||Mrs. Elizabeth F. G. Brown, 125 Trinity Road, Edinburgh||1 East Block, Ethie Haven.||0:0:119/12||0:1:1|
|13||Alexander Binny, New Road House, Forfar||2 East Block, Ethie Haven.||0:0:119/12||0:1:1|
|14||Miss Mary F. E. Morgan, Inver Ethie, Arbroath||3 East Block, Ethie Haven.||0:0:119/12||0:1:1|
|15||Mrs. Dorothy M. Christison, Mayfield, Milnathort||4 East Block, Ethie Haven.||0:0:119/12||0:1:1|
|16||George C. Burgess, M.D., Rosehill, Forfar||5 East Block, Ethie Haven.||0:0:119/12||0:1:1|
|17||John W. Dickson, 12 Ventnor Terrace, Edinburgh||6 East Block, Ethie Haven.||0:0:119/12||0:1:1|
|18||Miss Muriel Mary Carmichael, 223 Perth Road, Dundee||7 and 8 East Block, Ethie Haven.||0:1:115/12||0:2:2|
|19||Miss Christian H. Hamilton Smith, and Miss Marjory E. Hamilton Smith, Ellangowan, by Perth||9 West Block, Ethie Haven.||0:0:119/12||0:1:1|
|20||George Mackenzie, Glenfinlas, Templeland Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh||10 and 12 West Block, Ethie Haven.||0:1:115/12||0:2:2|
|21||Miss Elizabeth Jean Coul, 5 West Claremont Street, Edinburgh||11 West Block, Ethie Haven.||0:0:119/12||0:1:1|
|22||Robert Stirling, West Mains of Ethie, by Arbroath||West Mains of Ethie.||8:14:119/12||9:15:659/60|
|23||George Ogilvie, per Clark, Oliver, Dewar and Webster||West Boghead.||1:5:739/60||1:8:759/60|
|24||George L. Hynd, Raesmill, by Arbroath||Raesmill.||0:19:03/12||1:1:34/12|
|25||John Robertson, Seaton of Auchmithie, by Arbroath||Seaton of Auchmithie.||5:2:221/60||5:14:311/60|
|27||Trustees of the late David Crawford Fullarton Lindsay Carnegie, per J. & W. Macdonald||Douglasmuir comprising Park called Douglasmuir and Muir lying to Southward thereof.||9:5:03/5||9:5:036/60|
|II. Heritors not having Heritable Rights.|
|28||Trustees of the late Mrs. Agnes Lindsay Carnegie of Anniston, per T. P. Douglas Murray, British Linen Bank Buildings, Brechin||Part of lands and estate of Anniston.||65:9:79/12||74:17:69/12||3:16:0|
|29||The Governors of the Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield Trust, per The Clerk, Arbroath||Mains of Lawton and Westfield of Lawton called lands of Lawton.||20:2:31/5||25:8:31/12||2:19:311/12|
|30||Mrs. Christina Stewart Wallace, per R. S. Smith, Solicitor, Arbroath||March of Lawton, now called Lunanbank.||16:17:81/5||23:18:117/12|
|31||William Hamilton, Bryanton, Arbroath||Bryanton.||11:5:411/12||10:6:62/12||5:11:47/12|
|III. Heritors having Heritable Rights.|
|32||Trustees of the late Mrs. Agnes Lindsay Carnegie of Anniston, per T. P. Douglas Murray||Insheoch, part of Estate of Anniston.||7:17:010/12||7:6:75/12||3:1:77/12|
|33||Alexander Harper Anderson, Redcastle, by Arbroath||Redcastle (418.576 acres) part of Barony of Redcastle.||9:0:7||8:10:35/12||0:6:73/12||0:3:84/12|
|34||Mrs. Alice G. Middleton, Newbarns, Inverkeilor||Newbarns (180.038 acres) part of Do.||6:4:2||5:17:11/12||0:4:65/12||0:2:66/12|
|35||Duncan Cowan, Ironshill, Inverkeilor||Ironshill (246.809 acres) part of Do.||9:0:7||8:10:35/12||0:6:73/12||0:3:84/12|
|36||Miss Florence M. Graham, per W. & J. S. Gordon, Solicitors, Forfar||(1) Kirkton of Inverkeilor (163.634 acres) and (2) "Meg Taylor's land" (6.950 acres), part of Do.||4:10:39/12||4:5:110/12||0:3:38/12||0:1:103/12|
|37||James Alexander Jarron Buchan, Hilton of Inverkeilor, Mrs. Lucy Elizabeth Dickson, Kernmore, Lochlands Street, Arbroath, and Miss Margaret E. Buchan, Hilton of Inverkeilor, per J. & H. Pattullo & Donald, Solicitors, DUndee||Hilton of Inverkeilor (290.920 acres) part of Do.||10:8:99/12||9:16:1010/12||0:7:78/12||0:4:33/12|
|38||James Hamilton, Easter Braikie, Inverkeilor, by Arbroath||(1) North Mains of Hilton (65.451 acres) and (2) Burnside of Fallows (27.772 acres), part of Do.||1:0:106/12||0:19:82/12||0:0:92/12||0:0:52/12|
|39||Mrs. Janet H. Meikle, per Clark, Oliver, Dewar & Webster||Fallows, Grange and Kirkton Mill (359.490 acres) part of Do.||12:13:119/12||11:19:59/12||0:9:37/12||0:5:25/12|
|40||David Grant Nicoll, per Young & Gray, Solicitors, Forfar||Bandoch (277.767 acres) part of Do.||9:2:7||9:1:611/12||0:7:07/12||0:3:116/12|
|41||Mrs. Annie D. Jolly, per Do.||Balmullie and Balmullie Mill (68.854 acres) part of Do.||1:15:5||1:13:410/12||0:1:36/12||0:0:88/12|
|42||Trustees of the late James Hynch [Hynd], per Clark, Oliver, Dewar & Webster||(1) Hodgeton (217.232 acres), and (2) 9 acres of Newbigging, part of Do.||7:16:109/12||7:7:114/12||0:5:811/12||0:3:26/12|
|43||John Jackson, Craichie Mill, Forfar||Waulkmills (241.686 acres) part of Do.||7:12:46/12||7:3:82/12||0:5:610/12||0:3:16/12|
|44||William and Mrs. Edith Jessie Wallace, Millfield, Inverkeilor||Millfield, part of Do.||0:11:36/12||0:10:77/12||0:0:51/12||0:0:210/12|
|45||James Moffat Scott, 3 St. Bride's Road, Glasgow, S.3||Inchock and Colton [Cotton] of Inchock, part of Do.||9:0:0||8:9:89/12||0:6:73/12||0:3:8|
|46||Lieutenant-Colonel Hew Francis Blair-Imrie, C.M.G., O.B.E., of Lunan, Arbroath||Bridgend, part of Do.||1:5:0||1:3:69/12||0:0:11||0:0:63/12|
TEIND OFFICE, 23rd January 1941.
Prepared and Reported by
Clerk of Teinds.
[Yanicks's booklet provides details of the Hynd family in Inverkeilor. George Leighton Hynd (1875-1952), called "Joe", his brother James Millar Hynd (1879-1953), called "Sheepie", and their younger brother John are said to have spent their lives squabbling. From the document reproduced here, James was clearly unhappy about how George had settled his estate.]
I, JAMES MILLAR HYND, Sheep and Cattle Dealer, residing at Number Thirty two Fergus Square, Arbroath being desirous of settling the succession to my means and estate after my death DO HEREBY assign, dispone, convey and make over the whole means and estate, heritable and moveable, real and personal, which shall belong to me or over which I may have the power of disposal or appointment at my death, including particularly the means and estate, both heritable and moveable which belonged to my brother, the late George Leighton Hynd, Farmer, Boysack Mill and Raesmill, by Arbroath which was conveyed to Trustees in his pretended Settlement, dated tenth December Nineteen hundred and fifty two and concerning which Settlement I am raising an Action of Reduction in the Court of Session, Edinburgh, to Wilfred Ewing Forrester, Solicitor, Arbroath, and to any other person or persons whom I may hereafter appoint or who may be assumed into the trust hereby created and to the acceptor or acceptors, survivors and survivor of them as trustees and trustee for the purposes aftermentioned; And I appoint my trustees to be my executors; But these presents are granted only in Trust for the following purposes, namely: (FIRST) For payment of all my just and lawful debts, deathbed and funeral expenses and the expenses of administering my estate; (SECOND) For payment or implement, free of all government duties and expenses, of any legacies or bequests which I may leave or bequeath by any writing under my hand, however informal, if clearly expressive of my will and intention; (THIRD) My Trustees shall pay the following legacies free of all government duties and expenses without interest from the date of my death but as soon thereafter as my Trustees may find it convenient to do so having regard to the nature and extent of my estate, namely: (One) to Mrs Evans residing at Number Thirty two Fergus Square, Arbroath, the sum of One thousand Pounds sterling; (Two) to Angus Bean, Slaughter House Attendant, North Grimsby, Arbroath, the sum of Two hundred Pounds sterling; (Three) to David Buick[,?] Shepherd, residing at Chapelton, by Arbroath, the sum of Two hundred pounds sterling; and (Four) to James Buick, Shepherd, residing at Chapelton, by Arbroath, the sum of Two hundred Pounds sterling; (FOURTH) I direct my trustees as soon as possible after my death to realise and convert into cash the whole residue and remainder of my said means and estate and to convey and make over one half thereof to and in favour of the Minister, Session Clerk and Treasurer of the Parish Church of Inverkeilor and their successors in office as perpetual trustees ex officiis for the purposes hereinafter set forth the same to be held in trust by them subject to the following conditions, namely: (One) the trust shall be referred to as the "James and Agnes Hynd Bequest" in memory of myself and my late sister Agnes Blair Hynd, (Two) the said Minister, Session Clerk and Treasurer shall apply the free annual income to be derived from said one-half share of residue for the benefit of poor and deserving persons in the Parish of Inverkeilor at the discretion of the said Minister, Session Clerk and Treasurer for the time being; (Three) the said Minister, Session Clerk and Treasurer as aforesaid shall have power to make regulations for the proper management and administration of the Bequest subject to the foregoing purposes, and (FIFTH) I direct my trustees to convey and make over the said remaining one-half of the said residue of my means and estate to the Trustees for the time being for the Parish Church of Inverkeilor to be utilised by them for the benefit of the said Church and Congregation as they may in their own uncontrolled discretion think fit; And I declare that my trustees shall have power to appoint any one of their own number to be law agent in the trust and to allow him the usual professional remuneration to which he would have been entitled if he had not been a trustee; And I revoke all former testamentary writings made by me; And I consent to registration hereof for preservation: IN WITNESS WHEREOF these presents typewritten on this and the preceding page are subscribed by me at Arbroath on the Second day of March Nineteen hundred and fifty three before these witnesses Flora Deuchar Young Gauldie, and Maureen Mary Green both typists to R.S. Smith and Company, Solicitors, One hundred and seven High Street, Arbroath.
(Sgd.) F.D.Y. Gauldie, Witness
(Sgd.) M.M. Green, Witness
(Sgd.) James M. Hynd.