WILLS AND TESTAMENTS
When a person left a will, a ‘testament testamentar’ was generated by the Commissary Court ( prior to 1823, or the Sheriff Court thereafter). If no will was written, then the executors may have needed a ‘testament dative’ to wind up the estate. Few testaments were created in Scotland, but those that were have been digitised from 1514 to 1925 on ScotlandsPeople. An index to Edinburgh wills 1601-1700 can also be searched at thegenealogist.co.uk.