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the donor's heirs and successors jointly with the Magistrates of Elgin, who alter-
nately have the right of nomination.
The present incumbents are— James Galium, Thomas Andrew, and James Cruick-
shank. There is also a vacancy. Allowance to each last year, £21 Os, 7£&
1 1 1.— D ARK LAND'S MORTIFICATIONS.
1. On the 6th December, 1698, John Innes of Darkland bequeathed the sum of
£1000 Scots (£83 6s. 8d. sterling), the interest of which to be divided among the poor
of the burgh of Elgin and the parishes of Lhanbryd and Birnie, in the following
proportions : —
Scots. Sterling.
To the poor of Elgin £666 13 4 £55 11 lb
To the parish of Lhanbryd ... 133 6 8 11 2 21
To the parish of Birnie 133 6 8 11 2 2|
The balance of 66 13 4 G 11 li
To be divided on the burial day of Win, Innes. ■ ■
£1000 £83 6 8
The patrons are the Magistrates of Elgin for their own share ; and, for the two
parishes, the Kirk-Sessions of Lhanbryd and Birnie, and the Lairds of Coxton and
Dunkinty, or their heirs.
2. On the 20fch November, 1707, Mr Innes also bequeathed the sum of £1100 Scots,
with which he purchased, from Robert M'Kain, merchant in Elgin, the lands called
the " Shooting Acres ;" and appointed the free rent thereof to be divided yearly among
the poor of the undermentioned parishes, in proportion to the following sums : —
Town and parish of Elgin
Parish of Lhanbryd I / it ^
Parish of St Andrews j { - nmlea >
Parish of Birnie ...
Parish of Urquhart
£1333 6 8 £111 2 2|
The Shooting Acres are in the possession and under the management of the
Magistrates and Town Council. The first distribution took place with crop 1709,
when the rent was only £90 Scots, or £7 10s. sterling. The present rent is £27 ster-
ling, which, after deducting the public burdens, is annually divided according to the
above proportions. The patrons are the Magistrates and Ministers of Elgin, and the
Lairds of Coxton, Dunkinty, and Leuchars, and their successors.
3. Mr Innes, on the 6th April, 1713, bequeathed the sum of 1000 merks Scots to
the poor of the town and parish of Elgin, and parish of Lhanbryd, to be divided as
follows :—
Scots. Sterling.
To the town and parish of Elgin ... £466 13 4 £38 17 9
To the parish of Lhanbryd ... 200 16 13 4J
£666 13 4 £55 11 li
The Patrons are— The Magistrates and Ministers of Elgin, the Minister of Lhan-
bryd, and. the Lairds of Innes, Dunkinty, Leuchars, and Bishopmill.
4. John Innes of Dunkinty, by deed of settlement, recorded at Edinburgh on the
28th May, 1781, bequeathed the sum of £100 sterling to the Magistrates and Ministers
of Elgin, for the benefit of the poor, and the sum of £160 sterling for the Episcopal
Chapel. Both the legacies lay in the hands of the donor's nephew, John Innes of
Leuchars, and the amount recovered in 1830 from his estate was £112 10s. 2d. sterling,
which was apportioned as under, after deducting expenses : —
To the Episcopal Chapel £62 15 2
To the poor of Elgin... 39 4 5
The former sum now lies in the hands of the Trustees of the Chapel, and the latter
(being now £42) is lodged in the Savings' Bank.
IV.— DICK'S MORTIFICATION.
On the 21st December, 1719, Alexander Dick, glover in Elgin, mortified the sum
of 1000 merks Scots (£55 lis. ljd. sterling) to the poor of the town, which lies in the
town's hands. The interest, £2 15s. 6id., is annually divided among the poor at
Christmas.

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