Testaments of Veere Residents recorded in Edinburgh Commissary Court Registers 1559-1732.

Image of Charles Jervy Testament

Jervy Testament
Image of part of the testament of Charles Jervy, 1740
National Archives of Scotland, CC8/8/103
(image courtesy of Scottish Archive Network)

 

The testaments mentioned below relate to people in Veere, recorded in the Commissary Court of Edinburgh, which was the appropriate court of registration for testaments made abroad. The index to the registers of testaments can be searched free of charge on the Scottish Documents website: www.scottishdocuments.com. About 20 testaments relating to Veere have been identified from the index by using search terms such as 'Veere', 'Campveere' (and variations),'Flanders' and 'Zeeland'. Two archivists from the National Archives of Scotland are gradually transcribing those identified so far and the transcriptions will be added to the site over the next few months. The transcripts available now are shown in blue below.

Click on one of the items below to see a transcription of the testament:

Testator Description Date
Henry Barroun Burgess in Veere
1559
David Porterfield Son of John Porterfield, Factor in Veere
1627
David Peables Factor in Veere
1633
Richard Weir Factor in Veere
1669
Robert Andersone Factor in Veere
1674
Thomas Cunyingham Factor in Veere
1679
Robert Kyll Merchant in Dundee, indweller in Veere
1680
Robert Keyll Merchant in Dundee, indweller in Veere
1680
Robert Andersone Factor in Veere
1705
Petter Larue Cooper aboard the ship Unicorn, belonging to the Company of Scotland, trading to Africa and the Indies, sometime in Zeeland in Holland
1707
William Gordon Sometime of Veere, and others
1727
George Gregory Merchant in Veere, and his spouse, Sophia van Wyngarden
1732
Charles Jervy Minister of the Scots Congregation at Veere
1740
Hellen Russell Relict of John Hamilton, sometime factor of Veere
1741
Elizabeth Dewar Widow of George Moncrief, joiner in Veere
1766
John Hutcheon Alias Hamilton, of Veere, son of John Hamilton, sometime Provost of Arbroath, thereafter in Veere.
1775