My previous posts relating to William Henderson are:
Watch No. 7629 - a slight diversion - first instalment
Watch No. 7629 - a slight diversion - second instalment
I have now discovered the following:
William Henderson was only 28 when he died at 32 Nethergate, Dundee on 27th (or 28th) April 1852; here is the announcement from the Dundee Courier of 5th May 1852:
I have, so far been unable to find any burial record for Mr Henderson. However I have found his testament which was lodged at Dundee Sheriff Court on 14th May 1852. Unfortunately the image that I have of the testament is Crown Copyright so I can't reproduce it here. I find the will quite difficult to read because of my unfamiliarity with 1850s handwriting but here is a summary of what I have discovered so far:
- The date of death is given as 28th April 1852 - this differs by one day from the date given in the Dundee Courier.
- The testament was lodged in the presence of John Irving Henderson Esquire, Advocate Commissary Depute of Forfarshire Dundee District and Mr James Shield Writer in Dundee.
- Valuation, by John McLean Beatts, Licensed Appraiser Dundee, of Stock In Trade, Household Furniture, Shop Fittings and Other Effects belonging to the deceased amounted to £343 8s 5d.
- Book debts due to the deceased totalled £63 19s 7d. - made up of 76 individual debts. There is the following note: "From the circumstances of many of the debtors - contra accounts had by them against the deceased (??) otherwise the total account recoverable can not be estimated at more than £30".
- William's Mother is named as Christian Marshall or Henderson residing in Stirling; she inherited everything remaining after payment of all just and lawful debts.