William Tough- Aft 1831
Name William Tough Gender Male Died Aft 30 January 1831 Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland Buried Clatt Churchyard, Johnston, Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland Notes
- From Elma Wylie:
Extract Testament of William Tough was registered on 25th March 1831 in presence of Andrew Murray. Advocate, Esquire, Commisary of the Commissariot of Aberdeen (I worked in this office in 1962/63) in which it states that "In witness whereof these presents are subscribed by the said James Peter (the Rev. James Peter Minister of Leslie was appointed one of the Executors) he being authorised by me to do so as I am unable to hold the pen" - this would seem to imply that he may have had a stroke as he is obviously of sound mind and he has two witnesses appointed to observe the Will being made.
The Will was headed Johnston of Leslie 30 January 1831. He must have died between that date and the 25th March 1831 although I have not been able to trace a record of his death nor where he was buried.
The farm of Johnston was leased from the Laird, but according to the Will he owned houses in Huntly in Church Street and Princess Street and only the rents for these are given in his Inventory as £9.02 shillings and six pence for six months.
As I said earlier his widow Mary Forbes Tough was to receive the rents during her lifetime and then the properties went to his son William Tough. What I found quite interesting was that he left a total of £1,392.11 which did not include the value of these properties and in 1831 that was quite a lot of money. He seemed to be a money lender as several items are listed as "Principal sum in Bill" to several people and then the amount of the interest due to date. I was curious as to where he had made his money but as I cannot trace his birth (only his marriage) I do not know if he had inherited money.
The other two sons, Charles and David got Three Hundred Pounds each and the four daughters all got One Hundred Pounds each. Then the residue of the estate was divided into three with Charles and David getting one third each and the four daughters getting the other third between them. I thought that he had been a very fair father in the days when the eldest son would inherit the heritable property (of course William did) but he also provided for the rest of his family and considering each daughter seems to have married farmers.
Mary married John Davie of Sunnyside, Leslie, Margaret married William Wilson, Souiefoot, Clatt and my gt. gt. grandmother Dorothy (sometimes referred to as Dorothea) married Peter Mitchell, Charleston, Leslie, but I do not know what Jane's husband did.
Person ID I12959 Lythgoe-Donaldson Last Modified 14 Nov 2014
Father Peter Tough, b. Abt 1723, d. 7 Feb 1976, Johnston, Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland (Age ~ 253 years) Family ID F53 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Mary Forbes, b. 20 Nov 1768, Edinbanchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland , d. 21 Feb 1852, Souie Foot, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (Age 83 years) Married 14 Dec 1800 Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland Sealed S (LDS) 8 Apr 1981 SLAKE Children 1. Mary Tough, c. 25 Feb 1801, Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland 2. William Tough, c. 16 Apr 1803, Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland 3. Charles Tough, c. 18 Oct 1804, Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland 4. David Tough, b. 17 Jun 1806, Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland 5. Dorothy Tough, c. 18 Mar 1809, Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland 6. Margaret Tough, c. 18 Mar 1809, Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland + 7. Jane (Jean) Tough, c. 2 Apr 1811, Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland , d. Abt 1848, Scotland (Age ~ 36 years) Family ID F6298 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- From Elma Wylie:
Event Map Married - 14 Dec 1800 - Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland Died - Aft 30 January 1831 - Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland = Link to Google Earth