Step family trouble?

It’s a rare family where there is never any conflict. Some times family stories contain hints or details of fallouts, other times there is documentary evidence. That’s the case for Robert Moncrieff, my x4 great uncle. Robert Moncrieff (1757- between 1827 and 1839) Robert was the oldest son of Robert Moncrieff of Houton, Orphir, Orkney,  |  more…

T for testament or where there’s a will there’s also a family

Testament. Not the old and new but a collective name for all the documents to do with the administration of a dead person’s estate. It could include: an inventory of their moveable possessions¬† (cash, bank accounts, farm stock, furniture for example) perhaps a will setting out who was to receive what. If so the documents  |  more…