Dumfries Court Indictment


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Record 1
Indictment_Date : Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 22
SURNAME : Adamson
Christian_Name : Agnes
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Unlicenced strangers
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : The defendant is one of six women accused by the Procurator Fiscal of disregard of the acts of the burgh council prohibiting strangers to come into the town without licence from the magistrated and "should be cecernid not only to flit and remove… but also to find caution never to return"
Year : 1720
Record 2
Indictment_Date : 4 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 14
SURNAME : Affrood
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Workman
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Dyke breaking
Place : Dumfries, Barkerland
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : John Affrood accused by the Procurator Fiscal of leaping over and breaking down the dyke enclosing the Barkerland
Year : 1720
Record 3
Indictment_Date : 9 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 18
SURNAME : Alves
Christian_Name : William
Title :
Occupation : Scholar
Relationship/status : Son of Alexander Alves of Baltersan
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Riot ; damage to property
Place : Dumfries-New Mill
Outcome : Chastised
Notes : Robert Mirrie, William Alves and Alexander Dickson accused of breaking into the New Mill and causing damage thereto. Dickson imprisoned, Mirrie and Alves being scholars in the Grammar School, to be castised by William McCormack, schoolmaster.
Year : 1720
Record 4
Indictment_Date : 6 Aug 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 26
SURNAME : Anderson
Christian_Name : James
Title :
Occupation : Chapman
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Fine
Notes : James Anderson accused by the Procurator Fiscal of assaulting Helen Dungalson. Fined "for his contumacy"
Year : 1720
Record 5
Indictment_Date : 31 Oct 1719
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 2
SURNAME : Anderson
Christian_Name : John
Title : Younger
Occupation : Smith
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : John Anderson accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting and wounding Agnes Crosbie on 17 October Defendant absent from hearing, fined and ordered to be imprisoned till payment, and summoned pro tertio.
Year : 1719
Record 6
Indictment_Date : 21 Aug`1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 27
SURNAME : Anderson
Christian_Name : Robert
Title :
Occupation : Deacon of the Wrights
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Affray
Place :
Outcome : Case deserted
Notes : Defendant and two others accused by the Procurator Fiscal of affray on 10 Aug 1720
Year : 1720
Record 7
Indictment_Date : 23 Jan 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 6
SURNAME : Bell
Christian_Name : George
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault, drunkenness
Place : in Greenhill
Outcome : Assault not proven, fined for drunkenness
Notes : George Bell in Greenhill accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting John Macnish, late deacon of the weavers, while drunk on 3 Feb 1720. Witness Thomas Macgowan depones that he did not see the blow, and Bell was "in no wraith"
Year : 1720
Record 8
Indictment_Date : 18 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 16
SURNAME : Black
Christian_Name : Helen
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status : Servant to Robert Graham , smith
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Case deserted
Notes : Marie Robison and Helen Black accused by the Procurator Fiscal of assaulting eachother
Year : 1720
Record 9
Indictment_Date : 23 Jan 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 4
SURNAME : Brown
Christian_Name : Adam
Title :
Occupation : Gardener
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Pursuer with Procurator Fiscal;Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : John Johnston accused of assaulting and wounding Adam Brown. He confesses that I response to provoking language from Adam he kicked him on the belly and sruck him with a staff
Year : 1720
Record 10
Indictment_Date : 6 Feb 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 8
SURNAME : Brown
Christian_Name : Adam
Title :
Occupation : Gardener
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Adam Brown accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting and wounding John Johnston. Procurator fiscal restricts the charge to battery. Witness John Hair
Year : 1720
Record 11
Indictment_Date : 21 Aug`1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 27
SURNAME : Brown
Christian_Name : Adam
Title :
Occupation : Gardener
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Affray
Place :
Outcome : Case deserted
Notes : Defendant and two others accused by the Procurator Fiscal of affray on 10 Aug 1720
Year : 1720
Record 12
Indictment_Date : 6 Feb 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 8
SURNAME : Brown
Christian_Name : Marion
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Witness
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Adam Brown accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting and wounding John Johnston. Procurator fiscal restricts the charge to battery. Witness John Hairdam Brown accused of assaulting and wounding John Johnston. Procurator fiscal restricts the charge to battery. Witness John Hair
Year : 1720
Record 13
Indictment_Date : 23 Jan 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 6
SURNAME : Burgess
Christian_Name : Gavin
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Witness
Subect_of_case : Assault, drunkenness
Place :
Outcome : Assault not proven, fined for drunkenness
Notes : George Bell in Greenhill accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting John Macnish, late deacon of the weavers, while drunk on 3 Feb 1720. Witness Thomas Macgowan depones that he did not see the blow, and Bell was "in no wraith"
Year : 1720
Record 14
Indictment_Date : 30 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 16
SURNAME : Carruthers
Christian_Name : Janet
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Theft, pikery
Place : Cummertrees
Outcome : Whipping & banishment
Notes : Janet Carruthers accused by Procurator Fiscal of petty thefts from shops and stalls. She confesses to some thefts, and is sentenced to be whipped
Year : 1720
Record 15
Indictment_Date : 30 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 24
SURNAME : Cherry
Christian_Name : Agnes
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Tresspass; unlicenced grazing
Place : Dumfries-Common Grass
Outcome : Fine
Notes : Defendant and five others are accused by the Procurator Fiscal of unlicenced grazing of horses or cattle on the common grass of the burgh.
Year : 1720
Record 16
Indictment_Date : 23 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 20
SURNAME : Clerk
Christian_Name : Joseph
Title :
Occupation : Servant to Walter Newall
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Tresspass; criminal damage
Place : Dumfries- Greensands
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Joseph Clerk, servant to Walter Newall, late convener of the Trades, accused of riding horded on the Greensands, damaging grass intended for hay or pasture
Year : 1720
Record 17
Indictment_Date : 30 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 24
SURNAME : Cowan
Christian_Name : Agnes
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status : Wife of Alexander Macnab, weaver
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Robert Winning accused by the Procurator Fiscal of assaulting Agnes Cowan; denies the indictment
Year : 1720
Record 18
Indictment_Date : 31 Oct 1719
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 2
SURNAME : Crosbie
Christian_Name : Agnes
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : John Anderson accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting and wounding Agnes Crosbie on 17 October Defendant absent from hearing, fined and ordered to be imprisoned till payment, and summoned pro tertio.
Year : 1719
Record 19
Indictment_Date : 9 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 18
SURNAME : Dickson
Christian_Name : Alexander
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status : Son of Mark Dickson, indweller in Dumfries
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Riot ; damage to property
Place : Dumfries-New Mill
Outcome : Imprisonment
Notes : Robert Mirrie, William Alves and Alexander Dickson accused of breaking into the New Mill and causing damage thereto. Dickson imprisoned, Mirrie and Alves being scholars in the Grammar School, to be castised by William McCormack, schoolmaster.
Year : 1720
Record 20
Indictment_Date : Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 22
SURNAME : Donaldson
Christian_Name : Margaret
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Unlicenced strangers
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : The defendant is one of six women accused by the Procurator Fiscal of disregard of the acts of the burgh council prohibiting strangers to come into the town without licence from the magistrated and "should be cecernid not only to flit and remove… but also to find caution never to return"
Year : 1720
Record 21
Indictment_Date : 21 Aug`1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 27
SURNAME : Drysdale
Christian_Name : Marion
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status : Spouse to Robert Anderson
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Affray
Place :
Outcome : Case deserted
Notes : Defendant and two others accused by the Procurator Fiscal of affray on 10 Aug 1720
Year : 1720
Record 22
Indictment_Date : 4 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 12
SURNAME : Duff
Christian_Name : Isabel
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status : Relict of Robert Goldie, Flesher
Role_in_case : Pursuer with Procurator Fiscal;Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : John Roan accused by Procurator Fiscal and others of assaulting Isobel Duff and her son John Goldie on 21 May 1720
Year : 1720
Record 23
Indictment_Date : 30 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 24
SURNAME : Duff
Christian_Name : William
Title :
Occupation : Workman
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Tresspass; unlicenced grazing
Place : Dumfries-Common Grass
Outcome : Fine
Notes : Defendant and five others are accused by the Procurator Fiscal of unlicenced grazing of horses or cattle on the common grass of the burgh.
Year : 1720
Record 24
Indictment_Date : 6 Aug 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 26
SURNAME : Dungalson
Christian_Name : Helen
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Fine
Notes : James Anderson accused by the Procurator Fiscal of assaulting Helen Dungalson. Fined "for his contumacy"
Year : 1720
Record 25
Indictment_Date : 30 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 16
SURNAME : Ewart
Christian_Name : Jean
Title :
Occupation : Shopkeeper
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Theft, pikery
Place : Cummertrees
Outcome : Whipping & banishment
Notes : Janet Carruthers accused by Procurator Fiscal of petty thefts from shops and stalls. She confesses to some thefts, and is sentenced to be whipped
Year : 1720
Record 26
Indictment_Date : 10 Sept 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 27
SURNAME : Ferguson
Christian_Name : Robert
Title :
Occupation : Convener of the Trades
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assualt; battery
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Robert Freguson, late convener of the Trades, accused by the Procurator Fiscal of assault on Joseph Paterson. Charge is reduced to battery, and the defendant acknowledges that after Paterson had driven a cart through his crops, he beat him with a rod.
Year : 1720
Record 27
Indictment_Date : 31 Oct 1719
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 2
SURNAME : Gibson
Christian_Name : Agnes
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault, Drunkenness, Cursing and Swearing
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Agnes Pain, spouse to James Bowman,accused by Procurator Fiscal of being drunk, assualted and wounded Agnes Gibson, daughter to Archibald Gibson, on 7 Oct 1719. Defendant denies the indictment, which the Procurator Fiscal then restricts to assault, which ahe again denies.
Year : 1719
Record 28
Indictment_Date : 30 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 16
SURNAME : Gilchrist
Christian_Name : William
Title :
Occupation : Burgh Officer
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Theft, pikery
Place : Cummertrees
Outcome : Whipping & banishment
Notes : Janet Carruthers accused by Procurator Fiscal of petty thefts from shops and stalls. She confesses to some thefts, and is sentenced to be whipped
Year : 1720
Record 29
Indictment_Date : 31 Oct 1719
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 2
SURNAME : Gillison
Christian_Name : Agnes
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Hector Maclean assaulted and wounded Agnes Gillison on 28 Oct 1719. Defendant is absent from the hearing on 31 Oct, and is fined and ordered to be imprisoned till payment. On appearance on 7 Nov, he denies the indictment
Year : 1719
Record 30
Indictment_Date : 30 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 24
SURNAME : Glover
Christian_Name : William
Title :
Occupation : Farrier
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Tresspass; unlicenced grazing
Place : Dumfries-Common Grass
Outcome : Fine
Notes : Defendant and five others are accused by the Procurator Fiscal of unlicenced grazing of horses or cattle on the common grass of the burgh.
Year : 1720
Record 31
Indictment_Date : 4 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1Page 12
SURNAME : Goldie
Christian_Name : James
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status : Son of Isabel Duff
Role_in_case : Pursuer with Procurator Fiscal;Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : John Roan accused by Procurator Fiscal and others of assaulting Isobel Duff and her son John Goldie on 21 May 1720
Year : 1720
Record 32
Indictment_Date : 4 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 12
SURNAME : Graham
Christian_Name : Archibald
Title :
Occupation : Stocking weaver
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case :
Subect_of_case : Assault on Town Guard
Place :
Outcome : Fine
Notes : Archibald Graham accused by the Procurator Fiscal of assaulting the Town Guard while Drunk. Fined £3 Scots payable to Robert Harkness Constable
Year : 1720
Record 33
Indictment_Date : 6 Feb 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 8
SURNAME : Grier
Christian_Name : Margaret
Title :
Occupation : Servant
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Witness
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Adam Brown accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting and wounding John Johnston. Procurator fiscal restricts the charge to battery. Witness John Hair
Year : 1720
Record 34
Indictment_Date : 6 Feb 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 8
SURNAME : Hair
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Burgh Officer
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Witness
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Adam Brown accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting and wounding John Johnston. Procurator fiscal restricts the charge to battery. Witness John Hair
Year : 1720
Record 35
Indictment_Date : 16 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 20
SURNAME : Hair
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Burgh Officer
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Pursuer with Procurator Fiscal;Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome :
Notes : James Simpson assaulted John Hair, burgh officer who was sent by Baillie Hynd to arrest him for a debt. Thedefendant confessed to the indictment
Year : 1720
Record 36
Indictment_Date : Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 22
SURNAME : Irving
Christian_Name : Jane
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Unlicenced strangers
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : The defendant is one of six women accused by the Procurator Fiscal of disregard of the acts of the burgh council prohibiting strangers to come into the town without licence from the magistrated and "should be cecernid not only to flit and remove… but also to find caution never to return"
Year : 1720
Record 37
Indictment_Date : Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 22
SURNAME : Irving
Christian_Name : Mary
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Unlicenced strangers
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : The defendant is one of six women accused by the Procurator Fiscal of disregard of the acts of the burgh council prohibiting strangers to come into the town without licence from the magistrated and "should be cecernid not only to flit and remove… but also to find caution never to return"
Year : 1720
Record 38
Indictment_Date : 9 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 18
SURNAME : Johnston
Christian_Name : Francis
Title :
Occupation : Burgh Treasurer
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Pursuer with Procurator Fiscal
Subect_of_case : Riot ; damage to property
Place : Dumfries-New Mill
Outcome :
Notes : Robert Mirrie, William Alves and Alexander Dickson accused of breaking into the New Mill and causing damage thereto. Dickson imprisoned, Mirrie and Alves being scholars in the Grammar School, to be castised by William McCormack, schoolmaster.
Year : 1720
Record 39
Indictment_Date : 30 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page
SURNAME : Johnston
Christian_Name : Hugh
Title :
Occupation : Cooper
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place : Kinharvie
Outcome : Fine
Notes : Hugh Johnston accused by the Procurator fiscal of assaulting John Paterson on 27 July 1720, and confesses the indictment
Year : 1720
Record 40
Indictment_Date : 23 Jan 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 4
SURNAME : Johnston
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Drummer
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : John Johnston accused of assaulting and wounding Adam Brown. He confesses that I response to provoking language from Adam he kicked him on the belly and sruck him with a staff
Year : 1720
Record 41
Indictment_Date : 6 Feb 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 8
SURNAME : Johnston
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Drummer
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Adam Brown accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting and wounding John Johnston. Procurator fiscal restricts the charge to battery. Witness John Hair
Year : 1720
Record 42
Indictment_Date : 23 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 20
SURNAME : Johnston
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Merchant
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Pursuer
Subect_of_case : Tresspass; criminal damage
Place : Dumfries- Greensands
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Joseph Clerk, servant to Walter Newall, late convener of the Trades, accused of riding horded on the Greensands, damaging grass intended for hay or pasture
Year : 1720
Record 43
Indictment_Date : 19 Mar 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 8
SURNAME : Johnston
Christian_Name : William
Title :
Occupation : Tailor
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Fornication
Place :
Outcome : Fine
Notes : Johnstone and Logan accused by Procurator Fiscal of the vice of fornication. Logan acknowledges the judgement, but Johnston does not appear
Year : 1720
Record 44
Indictment_Date : 3 Aug 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 26
SURNAME : Kirkpatrick
Christian_Name : Samuel
Title :
Occupation : Servant
Relationship/status : Servant to Alan MacCaskie, tobacco spinner
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : John Porter accused by the Procurator Fiscal of assaulting Samuel Kirkpatrick.
Year : 1720
Record 45
Indictment_Date : 30 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 24
SURNAME : Lawrence
Christian_Name : Abel
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Tresspass; unlicenced grazing
Place : Dumfries-Common Grass
Outcome : Fine
Notes : Defendant and five others are accused by the Procurator Fiscal of unlicenced grazing of horses or cattle on the common grass of the burgh.
Year : 1720
Record 46
Indictment_Date : 23 Jan 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 6
SURNAME : Lawson
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Shoemaker
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Deserted
Notes : Lawson and Miller accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting each other on 15 Jan 1720 Both summoned, but the case deserted
Year : 1720
Record 47
Indictment_Date : 30 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 16
SURNAME : Little
Christian_Name : Marion
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Theft, pikery
Place : Cummertrees
Outcome : Whipping & banishment
Notes : Janet Carruthers accused by Procurator Fiscal of petty thefts from shops and stalls. She confesses to some thefts, and is sentenced to be whipped
Year : 1720
Record 48
Indictment_Date : 19 Mar 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 8
SURNAME : Logan
Christian_Name : Charles
Title :
Occupation : Tobacco spinner
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Fornication
Place :
Outcome : Fine
Notes : Johnstone and Logan accused by Procurator Fiscal of the vice of fornication. Logan acknowledges the judgement, but Johnston does not appear
Year : 1720
Record 49
Indictment_Date : 30 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 16
SURNAME : MacGowan
Christian_Name : Agnes
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Theft, pikery
Place : Cummertrees
Outcome : Whipping & banishment
Notes : Janet Carruthers accused by Procurator Fiscal of petty thefts from shops and stalls. She confesses to some thefts, and is sentenced to be whipped
Year : 1720
Record 50
Indictment_Date : 23 Jan 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 6
SURNAME : MacGowan
Christian_Name : Thomas
Title :
Occupation : Tailor
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Witness
Subect_of_case : Assault, drunkenness
Place :
Outcome : Assault not proven, fined for drunkenness
Notes : George Bell in Greenhill accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting John Macnish, late deacon of the weavers, while drunk on 3 Feb 1720. Witness Thomas Macgowan depones that he did not see the blow, and Bell was "in no wraith"
Year : 1720
Record 51
Indictment_Date : 31 Oct 1719
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 2
SURNAME : Maclean
Christian_Name : Hector
Title :
Occupation : Shoemaker
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Hector Maclean assaulted and wounded Agnes Gillison on 28 Oct 1719. Defendant is absent from the hearing on 31 Oct, and is fined and ordered to be imprisoned till payment. On appearance on 7 Nov, he denies the indictment
Year : 1719
Record 52
Indictment_Date : 23 Jan 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 6
SURNAME : MacNish
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Weaver
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault, drunkenness
Place :
Outcome : Assault not proven, fined for drunkenness
Notes : George Bell in Greenhill accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting John Macnish, late deacon of the weavers, while drunk on 3 Feb 1720. Witness Thomas Macgowan depones that he did not see the blow, and Bell was "in no wraith"
Year : 1720
Record 53
Indictment_Date : 4 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 14
SURNAME : Martin
Christian_Name : William
Title :
Occupation : Baillie
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Pursuer with Procurator Fiscal
Subect_of_case : Dykebreaking
Place : Dumfries, Barkerland
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : John Affrood accused by the Procurator Fiscal of leaping over and breaking down the dyke enclosing the Barkerland
Year : 1720
Record 54
Indictment_Date : 9 Apr 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 10
SURNAME : McCaw
Christian_Name : Jean
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Begging
Place : Bridgend
Outcome : Whipping, Banishment
Notes : Elizabrth Wilson and Jean McCaw indwellers in Bridgend, accused by Procurator Fiscal of frequent begging in Dumfries. Sentenced to be whipped out of the town and not to return on pain of further whipping
Year : 1720
Record 55
Indictment_Date : 9 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 18
SURNAME : McCormack
Christian_Name : William
Title :
Occupation : Schoolmaster of Dumfries Grammar School
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case :
Subect_of_case : Riot ; damage to property
Place : Dumfries-New Mill
Outcome :
Notes : Robert Mirrie, William Alves and Alexander Dickson accused of breaking into the New Mill and causing damage thereto. Dickson imprisoned, Mirrie and Alves being scholars in the Grammar School, to be castised by William McCormack, schoolmaster.
Year : 1720
Record 56
Indictment_Date : 23 Jan 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 6
SURNAME : Miller
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Servant
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Deserted
Notes : Lawson and Miller accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting each other on 15 Jan 1720 Both summoned, but the case deserted
Year : 1720
Record 57
Indictment_Date : 9 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 18
SURNAME : Mirrie
Christian_Name : Robert
Title :
Occupation : Scholar
Relationship/status : Son of Thomas Mirrie, merchant
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Riot ; damage to property
Place : Dumfries-New Mill
Outcome : Chastised
Notes : Robert Mirrie, William Alves and Alexander Dickson accused of breaking into the New Mill and causing damage thereto. Dickson imprisoned, Mirrie and Alves being scholars in the Grammar School, to be castised by William McCormack, schoolmaster.
Year : 1720
Record 58
Indictment_Date : 30 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 16
SURNAME : Mundell
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Shoemaker
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Theft, pikery
Place : Cummertrees
Outcome : Whipping & banishment
Notes : Janet Carruthers accused by Procurator Fiscal of petty thefts from shops and stalls. She confesses to some thefts, and is sentenced to be whipped
Year : 1720
Record 59
Indictment_Date : 4 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 12
SURNAME : Murray
Christian_Name : Margaret
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status : Spouse of John Anderson, smith
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Hugh Roddick, accused by the procurator Fiscal of assaulting Margaret Murray. Denies the charge. Witnesses are to be summoned
Year : 1720
Record 60
Indictment_Date : 23 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 20
SURNAME : Newall
Christian_Name : Walter
Title :
Occupation : Late convener of the Trades
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case :
Subect_of_case : Tresspass; criminal damage
Place : Dumfries- Greensands
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Joseph Clerk, servant to Walter Newall, late convener of the Trades, accused of riding horded on the Greensands, damaging grass intended for hay or pasture
Year : 1720
Record 61
Indictment_Date : 30 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 24
SURNAME : Pagan
Christian_Name : James
Title :
Occupation : Merchant
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Tresspass; unlicenced grazing
Place : Dumfries-Common Grass
Outcome : Fine
Notes : Defendant and five others are accused by the Procurator Fiscal of unlicenced grazing of horses or cattle on the common grass of the burgh.
Year : 1720
Record 62
Indictment_Date : Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 22
SURNAME : Pagan
Christian_Name : Janet
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Unlicenced strangers
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : The defendant is one of six women accused by the Procurator Fiscal of disregard of the acts of the burgh council prohibiting strangers to come into the town without licence from the magistrated and "should be cecernid not only to flit and remove… but also to find caution never to return"
Year : 1720
Record 63
Indictment_Date : 31 Oct 1719
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 2
SURNAME : Pain
Christian_Name : Agnes
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status : Spouse to James Bowman
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault Drunkenness Cursing and Swearing
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Agnes Pain, spouse to James Bowman, accused by Procurator Fiscal ofbeing drunk, assualted and wounded Agnes Gibson, daughter to Archibald Gibson, on 7 Oct 1719. Defendant denies the indictment, which the Procurator Fiscal then restricts to assault, which ahe again denies.
Year : 1719
Record 64
Indictment_Date : 23 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 20
SURNAME : Paterson
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Baillie
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Pursuer
Subect_of_case : Tresspass; criminal damage
Place : Dumfries- Greensands
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Joseph Clerk, servant to Walter Newall, late convener of the Trades, accused of riding horded on the Greensands, damaging grass intended for hay or pasture
Year : 1720
Record 65
Indictment_Date : 30 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page
SURNAME : Paterson
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status : Son of John Paterson of Kinharvie
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place : Kinharvie
Outcome : Fine
Notes : Hugh Johnston accused by the Procurator fiscal of assaulting John Paterson on 27 July 1720, and confesses the indictment
Year : 1720
Record 66
Indictment_Date : 10 Sept 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 27
SURNAME : Paterson
Christian_Name : Joseph
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status : Son of James Paterson, workman
Role_in_case : Victim
Subect_of_case : Assault; battery
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Robert Freguson, late convener of the Trades, accused by the Procurator Fiscal of assault on Joseph Paterson. Charge is reduced to battery, and the defendant acknowledges that after Paterson had driven a cart through his crops, he beat him with a rod.
Year : 1720
Record 67
Indictment_Date : 3 Aug 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 26
SURNAME : Porter
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Merchant
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : John Porter accused by the Procurator Fiscal of assaulting Samuel Kirkpatrick.
Year : 1720
Record 68
Indictment_Date : 4 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 12
SURNAME : Roan
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Flesher
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : John Roan accused by Procurator Fiscal and others of assaulting Isobel Duff and her son John Goldie on 21 May 1720
Year : 1720
Record 69
Indictment_Date : 18 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 16
SURNAME : Robison
Christian_Name : Marie
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status : Wife of William Harkness, workman
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Case deserted
Notes : Marie Robison and Helen Blacl accused by the Procurator Fiscal of assaulting eachother
Year : 1720
Record 70
Indictment_Date : 4 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 12
SURNAME : Roddick
Christian_Name : Hugh
Title :
Occupation : Carter
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Hugh Roddick, accused by the procurator Fiscal of assaulting Margaret Murray. Denies the charge. Witnesses are to be summoned
Year : 1720
Record 71
Indictment_Date : 16 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 20
SURNAME : Simpson
Christian_Name : James
Title :
Occupation : Gardener
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Fine and imprisonment till payment thereof
Notes : James Simpson assaulted John Hair, burgh officer who was sent by Baillie Hynd to arrest him for a debt. Thedefendant confessed to the indictment
Year : 1720
Record 72
Indictment_Date : 9 Apr 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 10
SURNAME : Smith
Christian_Name : James
Title :
Occupation : Merchant
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Houseletting(unlicenced0
Place :
Outcome : Fine
Notes : James Smith accused by Procurator Fiscal of letting a house to Jean Taggart, sometime in Bankend, without the magistrates licence.
Year : 1720
Record 73
Indictment_Date : 30 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 24
SURNAME : Smith
Christian_Name : James
Title :
Occupation : Stabler
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Tresspass; unlicenced grazing
Place : Dumfries-Common Grass
Outcome : Fine
Notes : Defendant and five others are accused by the Procurator Fiscal of unlicenced grazing of horses or cattle on the common grass of the burgh.
Year : 1720
Record 74
Indictment_Date : Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 22
SURNAME : Smith
Christian_Name : Jane
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Unlicenced strangers
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : The defendant is one of six women accused by the Procurator Fiscal of disregard of the acts of the burgh council prohibiting strangers to come into the town without licence from the magistrated and "should be cecernid not only to flit and remove… but also to find caution never to return"
Year : 1720
Record 75
Indictment_Date : 9 Apr 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 10
SURNAME : Taggart
Christian_Name : Jean
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Houseletting (unlicenced)
Place :
Outcome : Banishment
Notes : James Smith accused by Procurator Fiscal of letting a house to Jean Taggart, sometime in Bankend, without the magistrates licence.
Year : 1720
Record 76
Indictment_Date : 6 Feb 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 8
SURNAME : Veitch
Christian_Name : Thomas
Title :
Occupation : Dyer
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Witness
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Adam Brown accused by Procurator Fiscal of assaulting and wounding John Johnston. Procurator fiscal restricts the charge to battery. Witness John Hair
Year : 1720
Record 77
Indictment_Date : 9 Apr 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 10
SURNAME : Wilson
Christian_Name : Elizabeth
Title :
Occupation :
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Begging
Place : Bridgend
Outcome : Whipping, Banishment
Notes : Elizabrth Wilson and Jean McCaw indwellers in Bridgend, accused by Procurator Fiscal of frequent begging in Dumfries. Sentenced to be whipped out of the town and not to return on pain of further whipping
Year : 1720
Record 78
Indictment_Date : 4 Jun 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 12
SURNAME : Wilson
Christian_Name : John
Title :
Occupation : Skinner
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Witness
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : John Roan accused by Procurator Fiscal and others of assaulting Isobel Duff and her son John Goldie on 21 May 1720
Year : 1720
Record 79
Indictment_Date : 30 Jul 1720
Vol_Number/Page : GF4/1 Page 24
SURNAME : Winning
Christian_Name : Robert
Title :
Occupation : Stationer
Relationship/status :
Role_in_case : Defendant
Subect_of_case : Assault
Place :
Outcome : Unspecified
Notes : Robert Winning accused by the Procurator Fiscal of assaulting Agnes Cowan; denies the indictment
Year : 1720
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