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Scotland - Multiplepoinding

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Scotland - Multiplepoinding

Posted: 1545930306000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sinclair, Maccoll, McColl
I was researching one of my ancestors (Finlay Sinclair from Ford, Kilmartin) and found a mention of him in a newspaper from 1890. I can't figure out though if the notice implies he is owed money after the death of a relative, or if he owes money himself. A short version of the article is below - can anyone help me to understand please?

I've typed up some of the notice below, but have also attached the full version as an image.

"Notice: An action of multiplepoinding, exoneration and discharge has been raised in the sheriff court of Ross & Cromarty and the Reverend Murdo MacKenzie...executor of the late Reverend Alexander Maccoll...against LIST OF NAMES HERE INCLUDING MY ANCESTOR FINLAY SINCLAIR...

Defenders, to have it found that the Pursuers are the HOLDERS OF FUNDS of the total value of £811 18s 7d being the residue of the whole Means and Estate of the said Reverend Alexander Maccoll, and that they are only liable in once and single payment, and are entitled on payment to be exonerated and discharged, and to obtain payment of their Expenses, and that decree should be issued in favour of the party or parties who shall be found to have the best right to the Fund in medio..."
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