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Record 2
Surname : Abbot
First_Name : Francis
Date : 01/01/1787
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Soldier
Topic : Irregularly married to Mary Miller
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Page_No's : 93
Year : 1787
Record 3
Surname : Adderon
First_Name : Thomas
Date : 28/03/1788
Place : Workington
Trade : Rector of Workington
Topic : Signatory to marriage certificate of Robert Miller and Mary Alexander
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Page_No's : 154
Year : 1788
Record 4
Surname : Affleck
First_Name : James
Date : 06/10/1787
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Father of May Affleck
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Page_No's : 120
Year : 1787
Record 5
Surname : Affleck
First_Name : May
Date : 06/10/1787
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Irregularly married to Thomas Rutledge
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Page_No's : 120
Year : 1787
Record 6
Surname : Affleck
First_Name : Samuel
Date : 25/12/1863
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Cooper
Topic : Burying Ground: 25/12/1863 (p68): petition praying Session to grant transfer to him of a burying ground in St Michaels churchyard presently owned by John Irving. Remitted to the burial committee. 29/01/1864 (p73): petition delayed a month so that parties wishing to sell the right to the burying ground can show their legal claim to it. 26/02/1864 (p86): burial committee report recommends transference of the ground on terms and conditions set out in the report ie that Affleck should give up the ground in question should a claimant with better title appear.
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Page_No's : 68, 73, 86
Year : 1863
Record 7
Surname : Affleck
First_Name : William
Date : 27/11/1868
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: confessed to antenuptial fornication with Janet Sharpe. Rebuked and restored to Church Privileges.
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Page_No's : 214,
Year : 1868
Record 8
Surname : Aitchison
First_Name : David
Date : 24/06/1864
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Upholsterer
Topic : Witness: Witnesss on behalf of Janet Aitchison, his sister, in her accusation of Robert Lewis.
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Page_No's : 104,
Year : 1864
Record 9
Surname : Aitchison
First_Name : Janet
Date : 29/04/1864
Place : Residing at Church Crescent Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: 29/04/1864 (p99): (had an illegitimate child. As she is from St Mary's Parish, she is to be cited to St Mary's Session on 09/05/1864 27/05/1864 (p102): confessed to giving birth to a daughter on 4th January last. Accused Robert Lewis as the father. Cited to confront him at next meeting. 24/06/1864 (p104): adhered to her accusation of Robert Lewis, who denied it. Named Mary Gillespie, David Aitchison and Mrs Lees as witnesses. 24/06/1864 (p108): case delayed for a month. 29/07/1864 (p113): adhered to her accusation. Rebuked and absolved.
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Page_No's : 99, 102, 104, 108, 113,
Year : 1864
Record 10
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Annie
Date : 26/02/1864
Place : Residing in St Michaels Street
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: 26/02/1864 (p87): confessed to giving birth to a son about a fortnight ago. Accused John Biggar as the father. Cited to confront him at next meeting. Unable to sign her name. 25/03/1864 (p93): brought the registrar's schedule showing that John Biggar had registered the child as his son. Rebuked and absolved.
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Page_No's : 87, 93,
Year : 1864
Record 11
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : George
Date : 27/01/1786
Place : Raehill in the Parish of Johnston
Trade :
Topic : Accused of being father of a child by Mary Paton
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Page_No's : 67
Year : 1786
Record 12
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : James Muir
Date : 25/07/1862
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Beadle, New Church
Topic : Burying ground:25/07/1862 (p6): an application made and granted on his behalf for one pound from Session funds, to assist him in his present distress caused by the death of a child, by which he has been put to considerable expense. Requested a burying place in St Michaels churchyard as a family burying ground, free from all charges, agreeably to the custom of the Kirk Session. Unanimously agreed. Granted two graves on the South side of the churchyard, bounded on the South by the wall, on the West by the burying place of Peter Mundell, on the North by the Walk and on the East by the burying place of Mr McAdam. 30/11/1862 (p172): his resignation as Beadle was tendered and accepted.
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Page_No's : 6, 172,
Year : 1862
Record 13
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : John
Date : 15/10/1784
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Nominated and elected as elder by Kirk Session
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Page_No's : 17
Year : 1784
Record 14
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : John
Date : 28/10/1784
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Writer
Topic : Formally elected as elder
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Page_No's : 20
Year : 1784
Record 15
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 28/10/1784
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Elected as Director to the hospital for the ensuing year
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Page_No's : 21
Year : 1784
Record 16
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 16/11/1784
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : To be present at New Church on Saturday for collections
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Page_No's : 23
Year : 1784
Record 17
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 16/11/1784
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : Appointed to committee to account with Mr Sloan (Treasurer) for his intromissions for the Session monies for the bygone year
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Page_No's : 24
Year : 1784
Record 18
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 25/02/1785
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : Appointed to committee to take proper steps with regard to proposed expansion of the church yards
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Page_No's : 35
Year : 1785
Record 19
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 02/05/1785
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : To be present at New Church on Sundays for collections
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Page_No's : 40
Year : 1785
Record 20
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 02/05/1785
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : Subject of Commission from Magistrates and Town Council appointing Mr Aitken as a delegate to the ensuing general assembly
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Page_No's : 40
Year : 1785
Record 21
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 08/11/1785
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : To be present at New Church on Mondays to take collections
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Page_No's : 57
Year : 1785
Record 22
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 08/11/1785
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : Appointed to represent the Session in the Presbytery & Synod for the ensuing year
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Page_No's : 57
Year : 1785
Record 23
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 08/11/1785
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : Elected as Hospital Director
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Page_No's : 58
Year : 1785
Record 24
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 02/05/1786
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : To be present at New Church on Thursdays to take collections
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Page_No's : 75
Year : 1786
Record 25
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 31/10/1786
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : To be present at New Church on Saturdays to take collection
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Page_No's : 82
Year : 1786
Record 26
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 21/11/1786
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : Appointed as Kirk Session Treasurer for the ensuing year
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Page_No's : 87
Year : 1786
Record 27
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 24/11/1786
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : Present at Kirk Session Meetings - 24/11/1786, 14/12/1786, 02/03/1787, 27/07/1787, 08/02/1787, 29/02/1788, 25/04/1788, 07/05/1788, 13/05/1788, 11/11/1788
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Page_No's : 88, 90, 99, 113, 140, 146, 154, 156, 158, 170
Year : 1786
Record 28
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 23/10/1787
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : To be present at New Church on Mondays to take collections
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Page_No's : 122, 123
Year : 1787
Record 29
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 11/11/1788
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : To be present at New Church on Saturdays to take collections
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Page_No's : 171
Year : 1788
Record 30
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 11/11/1788
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : Continued as Director of the Hospital
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Page_No's : 173
Year : 1788
Record 31
Surname : Aitken
First_Name : Mr
Date : 21/01/1789
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : Appointed to committee to meet with committee of the Town Council to consider successor for William Nicholson as Kirk-Officer
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Page_No's : 181
Year : 1789
Record 32
Surname : Alder
First_Name : (Mr)
Date : 26/02/1864
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Writer
Topic : Legal: 26/02/1864 (p90): stated he had instituted proceedings against James Glendinning, who had owned his guilt to him and paid all the expenses thereof 25/03/1864 (p94): said to have appeared before the previous Session and to have stated that James Glendinining had admitted his guilt to him.
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Page_No's : 90, 94,
Year : 1864
Record 33
Surname : Alexander
First_Name : Agnes
Date : 29/07/1785
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Acknowledged that she had brought forth a child in uncleanness and stated that John Scott was guilty with her and the father of her child. Summoned to compear at the next meeting. Stated that the guilt took place at the house of George Learmont in Lochmabengate. Daughter of Margaret Paterson
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Page_No's : 49
Year : 1785
Record 34
Surname : Alexander
First_Name : Margaret
Date : 24/02/1786
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Petition presented to the Session from Margaret Alexander who wished to be admitted to church privileges
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Page_No's : 71
Year : 1786
Record 35
Surname : Alexander
First_Name : Mary
Date : 28/03/1788
Place :
Trade :
Topic : Robert Miller produced certificate of marriage to Mary Alexander signed by Thomas Adderon, Rector of Workington. Session agreed to admit Mary Alexander to the church.
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Page_No's : 154
Year : 1788
Record 36
Surname : Alexander
First_Name : Mr
Date : 26/09/1788
Place : Kirkbean
Trade :
Topic : Clerk appointed to write to Mr Alexander to cause his officer to summon Gordon Milligan to session meeting on 11 November 1788
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Page_No's : 169
Year : 1788
Record 37
Surname : Allan
First_Name : Agnes
Date : 30/11/1866
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: Confessed that she gave birth to a daughter about a month ago and accused John Coupland as the father
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Page_No's : 175
Year : 1866
Record 38
Surname : Allan
First_Name : Archibald
Date : 30/11/1866
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Jeweller with Mr Dickson, High Street
Topic : Fornication: accused by Agnes McTeer as father of her son. To be cited to next meeting.
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Page_No's : 175,
Year : 1866
Record 39
Surname : Alston
First_Name : Helen
Date : 26/02/1864
Place : Residing in Fishers Close, High Street
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: 26/02/1864 (p88): confessed to being pregnant. Accused John Grierson as the father. Cited to confront him at next meeting. 29/04/1864 (p97): adhered to her accusation. Cited to next meeting. 27/05/1864 (p100): adhered to her accusation. Cited to next meeting. 24/06/1864 (p110): adhered to her accusation. Produced a note from Mr Gun stating that he had gained a decree against Grierson of affiliation and aliment. Rebuked and restored to church Privileges.
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Page_No's : 88, 97, 100, 110,
Year : 1864
Record 40
Surname : Anderson
First_Name : Agnes
Date : 24/03/1867
Place : Residing at Newton in the parish of Terregles
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: admitted giving birth to a daughter on 2nd March last. John Douglas admitted being the father. Rebuked and restored to Church Privileges.
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Page_No's : 180,
Year : 1867
Record 41
Surname : Anderson
First_Name : Annie Aitken
Date : 26/02/1864
Place : Residing in Brewery Street
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: 26/02/1864 (p88): confessed to giving birth to a son on 16th January last. Accused James Cowan as the father. 29/04/1864 (p96): adhered to her accusation. Case continued for her to produce a witness. 27/05/1864 (p101): stated that Cowan had left Kirkpatrick Durham and gone to the Highlands. Had failed to get an acknowledgement of paternity from him. Her witness was unable to attend. Rebuked and restored to Church privileges. Witness: 29/04/1864 (p96): declared that she heard Samuel Herries acknowledge himself the father of Margaret Douglas's child.
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Page_No's : 88, 96, 96, 101,
Year : 1864
Record 42
Surname : Anderson
First_Name : David
Date : 28/11/1862
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Smith
Topic : Burying Ground: late father-in-law of John Jamieson, who asked for David Anderson's burying ground to be transferred to him. It consists of two graves, bounded on the North by the burying place of Scott or Niven, on the East by by the Walk, on the South by the Walk and on the West by the burying place of Mr Newall.
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Page_No's : 21,
Year : 1862
Record 43
Surname : Anderson
First_Name : Elizabeth
Date : 28/11/1862
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Burying ground: Daughter of the late David Anderson and cousin of John Jamieson. A letter intimates her intention of leaving this country for America and expresses a strong desire that John Jamieson should take possession of David Anderson's burying ground for the benefit of his family.
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Page_No's : 21,
Year : 1862
Record 44
Surname : Anderson
First_Name : James
Date : 27/07/1867
Place : Residing at English Street
Trade : lately Clerk in National Bank, Dumfries
Topic : Fornication: Accused by Janet McMurdo as father of her son, born on 11th November 1866.
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Page_No's : 186,
Year : 1867
Record 45
Surname : Anderson
First_Name : John
Date : 21/12/1787
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Shop Assistant
Topic : Stated to be father of Agnes Cullan's child; 31/12/1787 Compeared and confessed he was guilty with Agnes Cullan but denied he was the father of her child
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Page_No's : 133, 135, 138
Year : 1787
Record 46
Surname : Anderson
First_Name : Mary
Date : 08/11/1785
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Granted a badge
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Page_No's : 58
Year : 1785
Record 47
Surname : Anderson
First_Name : Richard
Date : 24/02/1865
Place : Residing at Castle Douglas
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: 24/02/1865 (p131): accused by Mary Jardine as father of her daughter, born 27th December last. To be cited to Kelton Kirk Session. 31/03/1865 (p135): had admitted his guilt to Kelton Kirk Session
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Page_No's : 131, 135,
Year : 1865
Record 48
Surname : Anderson
First_Name : Robert
Date : 29/06/1866
Place : Sherrington, Caerlaverock
Trade : Farm Servant
Topic : Fornication: 29/06/1866 (p166): Accused by Annie McLean as father of her daughter. Failed to appear. To be cited to Caerlaverock Kirk Session to answer the charge. 28/07/1866 (p168): admitted the accusation to be true. Rebuked and absolved.
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Page_No's : 166, 168,
Year : 1866
Record 49
Surname : Armstrong
First_Name : (Mr)
Date : 30/10/1868
Place : Residing at Queensberry Square
Trade :
Topic : Witness and employment: Jane Black, a servant with him and his wife, stated that they could corroborate her accusation of Robert Watson. To be spoken with by the Clerk.
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Page_No's : 213,
Year : 1868
Record 50
Surname : Armstrong
First_Name : (Mrs)
Date : 30/10/1868
Place : Residing at Queensberry Square
Trade :
Topic : Witness and employment: Jane Black, a servant with her and her husband, stated that they could corroborate her accusation of Robert Watson. To be spoken with by the Clerk.
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Page_No's : 213,
Year : 1868
Record 51
Surname : Armstrong
First_Name : Mary
Date : 31/07/1863
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: confessed to antenuptial fornication with Robert Shaw. Rebuked and restored to Church Privileges.
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Page_No's : 53,
Year : 1863
Record 52
Surname : Ashbridge
First_Name : Mr
Date : 28/11/1788
Place : Kirk-gate
Trade :
Topic : Session allowed a certificate for Mr Ashbridge
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Page_No's : 179
Year : 1788
Record 53
Surname : Auld
First_Name : Mr
Date : 25/03/1785
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Music Teacher
Topic : Paid 20 shillings for his music teaching; 29/07/1785 given an extra guinea for his instructing
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Page_No's : 37, 49
Year : 1785
Record 54
Surname : Babington
First_Name : (Mrs)
Date : 27/11/1863
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Finance: left a legacy of £20 to the Kirk Session for the Poor of the parish
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Page_No's : 64,
Year : 1863
Record 55
Surname : Barbour
First_Name : Catherine
Date : 30/09/1866
Place : Residing at Hightae in the parish of Lochmaben
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: 30/09/1866 (p171): confessed to giving birth to a son on 21st June last and accused John Kirkpatrick as the father. Summoned to confront him at next meeting. 30/11/1866 ( p175): Session refuse to entertain the case, because the scandal is "most notour" in the parish of Lochmaben. She left this parish in November 1865 and resided in Lochmaben parish until the child was born. Also entertaining the case would be contrary to the practice and procedure of the Church Courts as laid down in "Cooks Styles".
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Page_No's : 171, 175,
Year : 1866
Record 56
Surname : Barr
First_Name : Jane
Date : 30/10/1868
Place : Residing at Friars Vennel
Trade :
Topic : Burying ground: 30/10/1868 (p213): presented a petition claiming exclusive right to a burying ground in St Michaels churchyard on behalf of her family. She complained that part of the burying ground had been used by James Taylor, who she affirmed had no claim to it. She produced documents to substantiate her claim. Cited to next meeting. 27/11/1868 (p214): her petition was considered again. Her complaint was dismissed as having arisen through a misunderstanding while Mr Taylor's burying ground was being opened, which led to the belief that he had disturbed her ground.
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Page_No's : 213, 214,
Year : 1868
Record 57
Surname : Baxter
First_Name : John
Date : 29/09/1865
Place : Residing at Rosevale Cottages
Trade :
Topic : Burying ground: 29/09/1865 ( p148): his petition was read, craving Session's sanction to transfer a burying ground in St Michaels churchyard to Robert Law. Remitted to burial committee. 03/11/1865 (p152): Session granted his petition to transfer two of the five graves belonging to him to Robert Law.
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Page_No's : 148, 152,
Year : 1865
Record 58
Surname : Beattie
First_Name : Robert
Date : 13/11/1787
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Accountant
Topic : Acknowledged that he was irregularly married to Jean Kirkpatrick
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Page_No's : 127
Year : 1787
Record 59
Surname : Beattock
First_Name : Margaret
Date : 09/09/1785
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Acknowledged that she was irregularly married to John Kerr
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Page_No's : 54
Year : 1785
Record 60
Surname : Beck
First_Name : James
Date : 31/03/1865
Place : Residing at Liverpool
Trade : Joiner
Topic : Fornication: Accused by Allison Irving as father of her daughter born 8th December 1864. Had written a letter acknowledging paternity.
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Page_No's : 134,
Year : 1865
Record 61
Surname : Beck
First_Name : Jane
Date : 25/03/1864
Place : Resides at Barnkin
Trade :
Topic : Witness: Sister of Mary Beck and resides with her. Aware of improper conduct between Mary Beck and Thomas Inglis. Is of the opinion that Inglis is the father of Mary's child born 6th June 1862.
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Page_No's : 92,
Year : 1864
Record 62
Surname : Beck
First_Name : Mary
Date : 25/07/1862
Place : Residing at Barnkin
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: 25/07/1862 (p8): had accused Thomas Inglis at a former meeting of being the father of the child lately born to her. Failed to appear. Case delayed until God in His Providence gives further light. 25/03/1864 (p92): adhered to her accusation of Thomas Inglis. Produced two witnesses - Mary Hale and Jane Beck (her sister). As it was a case of Trilapse, case remitted to Presbytery. 29/04/1864 (p97): case had been heard by Presbytery. She had been rebuked and case remitted to Session. Rebuked and absolved.
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Page_No's : 8, 92, 97,
Year : 1862
Record 63
Surname : Bell
First_Name : Charles
Date : 29/09/1865
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Coach painter
Topic : Fornication: Formerly living in Dumfries, but has now left. Accused by Nicholas Briggs as father of her son.
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Page_No's : 149,
Year : 1865
Record 64
Surname : Bell
First_Name : Elizabeth
Date : 30/12/1864
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: confessed to antenuptial fornication with Andrew Wardrop. Rebuked and restored to Church Privileges.
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Page_No's : 125,
Year : 1864
Record 65
Surname : Bell
First_Name : James
Date : 29/07/1785
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Certificate ordered in favour of James Bell and family
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Page_No's : 50
Year : 1785
Record 66
Surname : Bell
First_Name : James
Date : 20/10/1786
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Barber
Topic : Acknowledged that he was irregularly married to Jean Noble
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Page_No's : 79
Year : 1786
Record 67
Surname : Bell
First_Name : James
Date : 26/12/1862
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Farm Servant
Topic : Fornication: formerly residing at High Auldgirth in the parish of Closeburn. Accused by Agnes Payne as father of her son born about six months ago. She produced an extract from Closeburn Session Minutes dated 18th May 1862 where they had both been admonished after admitting guilt.
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Page_No's : 23,
Year : 1862
Record 68
Surname : Bell
First_Name : Jane
Date : 25/09/1868
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: confessed to antenuptial fornication with Robert Kirkwood-Adamson. Rebuked and absolved.
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Page_No's : 211,
Year : 1868
Record 69
Surname : Bell
First_Name : Jean
Date : 27/06/1788
Place : Lochmabengate
Trade :
Topic : Acknowledged that she had brought forth a child in uncleanness and stated that John Johnston was guilty with her and the father of her child. Daughter of John Bell. 25/07/1788 - Having satisfied the session, John Johnston and Jean bell were dismissed and absolved from scandal
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Page_No's : 163, 164
Year : 1788
Record 70
Surname : Bell
First_Name : John
Date : 27/06/1788
Place : Lochmabengate
Trade : Innkeeper
Topic : Father of Jean Bell
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Page_No's : 163
Year : 1788
Record 71
Surname : Bell
First_Name : John
Date : 07/06/1867
Place : Residing at Noblehill
Trade : Fireman at Dumfries Railway Station
Topic : Fornication: 07/06/1867 (p185): accused by Agnes Jane Robson as father of her son. To be cited to next meeting. 28/06/1867 (p185): Agnes Jane Robson adhered to her accusation.
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Page_No's : 185, 185,
Year : 1867
Record 72
Surname : Bell
First_Name : Margaret
Date : 24/06/1785
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Acknowledged that she was irregularly married to Andrew Clark
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Page_No's : 44
Year : 1785
Record 73
Surname : Bell
First_Name : Robert
Date : 29/01/1864
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Ironmonger
Topic : Finance: his account for £1-7-6 was presented for repairing the gate at the entrance to St Michaels Church. To be paid by the Treasurer from Session funds.
Ref : CH2/979/26
Page_No's : 73,
Year : 1864
Record 74
Surname : Bell
First_Name : Robert
Date : 28/11/1862
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Late Session Clerk
Topic : Burying ground: a receipt in his handwriting transfers in the name of the Heritors, for the sum of £2-2s, a burying ground to David Anderson.
Ref : CH2/979/26
Page_No's : 21,
Year : 1862
Record 75
Surname : Berry
First_Name : Mr
Date : 28/03/1788
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : Present at Kirk Session Meetings - 28/03/1788, 25/04/1788, 07/05/1788, 13/05/1788, 30/05/1788, 27/06/1788, 25/07/1788, 29/08/1788, 26/09/1788, 20/10/1788, 11/11/1788, 18/11/1788, 28/11/1788, 23/12/1788, 21/01/1789, 29/01/1789
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 151, 154, 156, 158, 161, 162, 164, 166, 168, 169, 173, 178, 179, 181, 182
Year : 1788
Record 76
Surname : Berry
First_Name : Mr
Date : 28/03/1788
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : Elected by session to be Director of the Hospital until the next general election
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 152
Year : 1788
Record 77
Surname : Berry
First_Name : Mr
Date : 07/05/1788
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : To be present at the Old Church on the Sabbath to take collections
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 158
Year : 1788
Record 78
Surname : Berry
First_Name : Mr
Date : 11/11/1788
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Elder
Topic : To be present at the Old Church on Saturdays to take collections. Appointed to represent the Session in the Presbytery & Synod for the next half year. Continued as a Director of the Hospital.
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 171, 172, 173
Year : 1788
Record 79
Surname : Berry
First_Name : William
Date : 08/02/1788
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Glover
Topic : Nominated and elected as an Elder
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 140
Year : 1788
Record 80
Surname : Biggar
First_Name : John
Date : 26/02/1864
Place : Residing at Trench
Trade : Apprentice Mason
Topic : Fornication: 26/02/1864 (p87): Accused by Annie Aitken as father of her son born about a fortnight ago. To be cited to next meeting. 25/03/1864 (p93): the registrar's schedule was produced showing that he had got the child registered as his son. Said to be willing to come to Session but unable to get away from his employment.
Ref : CH2/979/26
Page_No's : 87, 93,
Year : 1864
Record 81
Surname : Bill
First_Name : Jannet
Date : 31/12/1787
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Confessed that she was with child in uncleanness and stated that Douglas Rogerson with guilty with her and the father of her child
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 137
Year : 1787
Record 82
Surname : Black
First_Name : Jane
Date : 30/10/1868
Place : Residing at Lochthorn
Trade : Servant
Topic : Fornication:30/10/1868 (p213): confessed to giving birth to a son on 23rd August last and accused Robert Watson as the father. Stated that Mr and Mrs Armstrong, Queensberry Square, with whom she was serving, could corroborate her statement. 27/11/1868 (p215): adhered to her accusation. Enquiries had found it to be true. Rebuked and restored to Church Privileges.
Ref : CH2/979/26
Page_No's : 213, 215,
Year : 1868
Record 83
Surname : Black
First_Name : John
Date : 27/04/1868
Place : Castlemilk in the Parish of St Mungo
Trade : Ploughman
Topic : Fornication: Accused by Marion Smart as father of her son born 14th February 1868. He had signed a note acknowledging this.
Ref : CH2/979/26
Page_No's : 202,
Year : 1868
Record 84
Surname : Black
First_Name : Margaret
Date : 28/11/1862
Place : Residing at Parkhead
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: 28/11/1862 (p21): confessed to giving birth to a daughter about two months ago. Accused Samuel Lotimer as the father. To await his appearance before Annan Session. 26/12/1862 (p24): no response from Annan as yet. Case continued for another month. 30/01/1863 (p28): rebuked and restored to Church Privileges.
Ref : CH2/979/26
Page_No's : 21, 24, 28,
Year : 1862
Record 85
Surname : Black
First_Name : Mary
Date : 31/07/1863
Place : residing at George Inn Close, High Street
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: Confessed to giving birth to a son on 30th May last. Accused John Wemyss as the father and produced a written acknowledgement from him dated 14th current. Rebuked and absolved and restored to Church Privileges.
Ref : CH2/979/26
Page_No's : 53,
Year : 1863
Record 86
Surname : Black or Young
First_Name : Margaret
Date : 30/11/1866
Place : Residing at Lochthorn
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: confessed antenuptial fornication with George Young, to whom she was married on 11th June last. Confessed to giving birth to a daughter on 30th September last. Rebuked and absolved.
Ref : CH2/979/26
Page_No's : 173,
Year : 1866
Record 87
Surname : Blackburn
First_Name : Helen
Date : 11/06/1784
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Acknowledged that she brought forth a child in uncleanness. Stated that David Wright was guilty with her and the father of her child. Further stated that David Wright was a married man. Summoned to compear before the next meeting of the Session. 25/06/1784 Compeared before the Session but David Wright had not been summoned so Helen Blackburn was summoned to appear at the next Session meeting. 30/07/1784 Being called did not compear and had sent no excuse. The matter was referred to the Presbytery Court
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 2, 7, 9
Year : 1784
Record 88
Surname : Blackburn
First_Name : James
Date : 11/06/1784
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Hatter
Topic : Father of Helen Blackburn
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 2
Year : 1784
Record 89
Surname : Blacklock
First_Name : Mary
Date : 29/06/1787
Place : Gill
Trade :
Topic : Officer appointed to summon Mary Blacklock to the next Session meeting. 27/07/1787 Compeared and confessed that she had brought forth a child in uncleanness and declared that she did not know the person who was guilty with her and can give no account of him further than she fell in with him in the estate of Netherwold. She refused to give satisfaction to the Session with regard to the place where the guilt was committed or other circumstances and accordingly her case was referred to the next session of the Presbytery.
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 113, 114
Year : 1787
Record 90
Surname : Blackstock
First_Name : Andrew
Date : 30/07/1784
Place :
Trade : Late Deacon of the Fleshers
Topic : Father of Marry Blackstock
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 10
Year : 1784
Record 91
Surname : Blackstock
First_Name : Andrew
Date : 29/01/1789
Place :
Trade :
Topic : Father of Janet Blackstock
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 182
Year : 1789
Record 92
Surname : Blackstock
First_Name : Helen
Date : 30/03/1787
Place :
Trade :
Topic : Acknowledged that she had brought forth a child in uncleanness and stated that John Maben was the father of her child
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 102
Year : 1787
Record 93
Surname : Blackstock
First_Name : Janet
Date : 29/01/1789
Place :
Trade :
Topic : Acknowledged that she was irregularly married to Hugh martin. Daughter of Andrew Blackstock
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 182
Year : 1789
Record 94
Surname : Blackstock
First_Name : Marry
Date : 30/07/1784
Place :
Trade :
Topic : Acknowledged that she was irregularly married to Adam Dinwiddie. Daughter of Andrew Blackstock.
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 10, 11
Year : 1784
Record 95
Surname : Boe
First_Name : John
Date : 25/12/1868
Place : Residing at Friars Vennel
Trade : Blacksmith
Topic : Fornication: confessed to being the father of the child with which Margaret Fergusson is pregnant.
Ref : CH2/979/26
Page_No's : 215,
Year : 1868
Record 96
Surname : Borland
First_Name : John
Date : 29/07/1785
Place : Ayr
Trade :
Topic : Acknowledged that he was irregularly married to Margaret Kaig
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 48
Year : 1785
Record 97
Surname : Boyd
First_Name : Agnes
Date : 26/06/1863
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: confessed to antenuptial fornication with Alexander Williamson. Rebuked and restored to Church Privileges.
Ref : CH2/979/26
Page_No's : 46,
Year : 1863
Record 98
Surname : Boyes
First_Name : Jessie
Date : 24/06/1864
Place : Residing in the parish of Tinwald
Trade :
Topic : Fornication: residing at Mr Tinnings's. Confessed to giving birth to a daughter on 3rd November last. Accused James Thomson as the father. The Clerk is to try and find if Thomson has gone to America.
Ref : CH2/979/26
Page_No's : 110,
Year : 1864
Record 99
Surname : Brand
First_Name : Robert
Date : 01/05/1787
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Smith
Topic : Acknowledged that he was irregularly married to Margaret Spalding
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 104
Year : 1787
Record 100
Surname : Brand Junior
First_Name : William
Date : 28/11/1788
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Blacksmith
Topic : Accused by Janet Grieve of being guilty with her and the father of her child.
Ref : CH2/979/23
Page_No's : 179
Year : 1788
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