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Scottish Testaments

Finding the testament. Locate the index for the commissary court that covered the area where your ancestor lived. The index will give you the name and designation of the testator and the date of confirmation. Using the film numbers in the table below, check the Family History Library Catalog to find the film that includes the date from the index. The entries on each film are usually in chronological order, but look to see if there is an index at the beginning or end of the film to find the entry more quickly.

COMMISSARIOT YEARS COVERED FHL FILM NUMBERS
CC1 Aberdeen 1715 - 1823 292358 - 292392; 298412 - 298430
CC2 Argyll 1674 - 1819 230995 - 230998
CC3 Brechin 1576 - 1823 230999 - 231006
CC4 Caithness 1661 - 1824 231015
CC5 Dumfries 1656 - 1827 231007 - 231014
CC6 Dunblane 1539 - 1825 231016 - 231025; 231226
CC7 Dunkeld 1687 - 1823 231026 - 231029
CC8 Edinburgh 1567 - 1829 231030 - 231144
CC9 Glasgow 1547 - 1823 231145 - 231188
CC10 Hamilton & Campsie 1564 - 1834 231189 - 231194
CC11 Inverness 1630 - 1820 231195 - 231197
CC12 The Isles 1661 - 1823 231198 - 231199
CC13 Kirkcudbright 1750 - 1839 231200 - 231202
CC14 Lanark 1594 - 1823 231203 - 231211
CC15 Lauder 1561 - 1782 231212 - 231216
CC16 Moray 1684 - 1827 231217 - 231220
CC17 Orkney & Shetland 1611 - 1688 231221 - 231224
CC18 Peebles 1678 - 1820 231225
CC19 Ross 1802 - 1824 231227
CC20 St. Andrews 1549 - 1823 231228 - 231245
CC21 Stirling 1607 - 1728 231246 - 231253
CC22 Wigtown 1641 - 1823 231254 - 231258; 304674

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