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The wills were obtained from a variety of sources, namely Shelia Gordon, Michael Slater and David Johnston. The wills dating from 1603-1678 were obtained directly from the Borthwick Institute for Historical Research MIC 940, 941, 946, 947,954, 966, 963, 967, 975, 178.