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  THE OELTIO MONTHLY.
  his brother, Burgess of Invernes?, who, on the
  death of Evan without male issue, entered into
  possession of Tomatin under the adjudication,
  and destined the estate to his son, Bain, whose
  son,
  III. — John JMacbean, married Janet Mackin-
  tosh, daughter of Mackintosh of Dalmagerrie.
  Their contract of marriage is dated at Inverness
  and Tomatin on 11th and 24th April, 1688.
  The description of lands in the contract is as
  follows: — "All and haill the plough town and
  lands of Tomatin, with houses, biggings, yards,
  barns, byres, mosses, muirs, sheiliugs, grazings,
  outsetts, annexis, connexis, parts, pendicles,
  and remanent universal pertinents, pertaining
  and belonging thereto, lying within the Lord-
  ship of Strathdearn, Parochin of Moy, and
  Sheriffdom of Inverness." As it has a goodly
  number of Macbean witnesses I give their
  names and designations, viz: — Gillies Macbean
  of Wester Draikies ; Donald ^lacbean, Merchant,
  Burgess in Inverness; Angus Macbean, younger,
  Writer in Inverness; Mr. Alexander Gumming,
  Minister of Moy ; and Alexander Mackintosh
  of Holm.
  This John was a prudent and careful man,
  and kept his papers in good order. There is a
  bible dated 1640, which is much treasured by
  the family on account of the number of births,
  deaths, and marriages, engraved from an early
  date on its blank pages.
  John is found in the years 1682 to 1730.
  In 1740, designed younger of Tomatin,
  IV. — William Macbean is found. William
  TOMATIN HOUSE, INVERNESS-SHIRE.
  married Jean, daughter of Lachlan Macpherson
  of Strathnoon. In Mr. Macbean's latter will
  and testament, dated Tomatin, 2nd July, 1742,
  he appoints Strathnoon to be his executor, and to
  Ludovic Macbean. his only child in life, for his
  intromissions. He further appoints Gillies
  Macbean, tacksman of Dalmagerry, and Donald
  and John Macbean. his brothers german, to
  call, it necessary, the executor to account in
  the interests of his son.
  Ludovic must have been in pupillarity at
  this time, for the above Gillies, I'onald, and
  John are appointed his tutors, until he arrive
  at the age vrhen he can choose curators. Mr.
  William Mncliean's will was written by Mr.
  Donald Macqueen, younger of Corrybrough, and
  signed in his presence and that of Lachlan
  Mackintosh of Kaigmore. Ludovic's prede-
  cessors, William and John, do not appear to
  have taken out a title to the estate, for Ludo-
  vic is entered by James, Earl of Moray, as heir
  to his grand-uncle, Evan. William Macbean
  had two brothers, John and Donald, who dis-
  charge their provision by deed in his favour,
  dated at Dalmagerry, 18th February, 1742,
  written by Gillies Macbean, son of Kinchyle,
  and witnessed by the writer, by Bean Macbean,
  residenter at Dalmagerry, Donald Blacbean,
  student there, and David Macbean, scholmaster
  at Dalmagerry. In 1760 the above
  V. — Ludovic appears in possession and was
  undoubtedly the most important man of his

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