Dumfries Kirk Session and Presbytery Minutes


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Record 1
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Topic : Study of Acts of Parliament of this Kingdom re. breaking of Sabbath by cursing, swearing & drinking, "Profanation of the Lord's Day" & the penalties to be incurred;
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359 & 360
Notes : Act of Council Against Immoralities
Record 2
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Place : Catstrand
Topic : abandoned baby found & placed in care of David Bond's wife; near Kirkgate Port
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 275
Notes : Kirkgate Port [St. Michael Street]
Record 3
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Place : The Carse, Carsethorn
Topic : a number of persons reported as having drunk themselves drunk of some wine being brought from ye Carse; summoned to appear before session; those involved not named; received a sessional rebuke
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 271
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Record 4
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Place : George Tavern, Dumfries
Topic : meeting place of Session committee formed to meet with treasurer
Reference : CH2/537/9
Page : 147
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Record 5
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Trade : dean
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Topic : on a committee to make up the poor rolls
Reference : CH2/537/4
Page : 4,11,18,120,145,311,316,337 & 421
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Record 6
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Place : Knockbex
Topic : mention of burial ground there
Reference : CH2/537/4
Page : 166
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Record 7
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Topic : certificate allowed
Reference : CH2/537/5
Page : 27
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Record 8
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Trade : army officer
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Topic : Colonel of Herberts'Regiment;mentioned in affair of John Wright and Elisabeth Corrie
Reference : CH2/537/5
Page : 108
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Record 9
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Topic : present at the birth of Jean Murrays' child
Reference : CH2/537/5
Page : 151
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Record 10
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Place : Carlisle
Topic : irregular marriage to George Bell; summoned to next diet; rebuked
Reference : CH2/537/5
Page : 169, 170
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Record 11
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Place : Dumfries, Bridgend of
Topic : witness at irregular marriage of Robert Murray and Anne McCaskie on 28th Sep 1757
Reference : CH2/537/5
Page : 275
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Record 12
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Trade : army officer
Place : Dumfries
Topic : Richard Dean,one of his soldiers,was,on the 13 March 1758, found to be irregularly married to Dorothea Simson,at Bridgend
Reference : CH2/537/5
Page : 285
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Record 13
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Place : Coffee House, High Street
Topic : committee to meet Session treasurer there
Reference : CH2/537/9
Page : 12
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Record 14
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Trade : curates
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Topic : Presbytery concerned as curates had power to marry and baptise; to be taken to General Assembly
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Page : 226
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Record 15
Forename : Mary
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Topic : a poor girl; allowed 2 shillings sterling to buy her a bible
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 183
Notes : poverty
Record 16
Forename : McKINNIL see McKINNEL
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Record 17
Forename : McKINNIL see McKINNEL
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Record 18
Forename : PENPONT, PRESBYTERY OF
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Topic : Lack of a quorum; given advice; later request for help.
Reference : CH2/1284
Page : 97, 185.
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Record 19
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Surname : "LOCHHILL"
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Topic : wife of John Cairns, late of Lochhill;
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 183
Notes : "Lochhill" [Elizabeth McQuarrie]
Record 20
Forename : Barbara
Surname : A; povertyDERSON
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Topic : accused of scolding Bessie Creighton, she confesses and is dismissed with a severe rebuke; she is allowed 14 pence monthly
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 131,132, 204
Notes : slander; charity
Record 21
Forename : Francis
Surname : ABBOT
Trade : soldier
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Topic : irregularly married to Mary Millar - fine waived due to being a soldier, in regiment of Dragoons
Reference : CH2/537/9
Page : 38, 39
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Record 22
Forename : William
Surname : ABERCROMBIE
Trade : minister
Place :
Topic : preaches homily, then popular sermon. Delays in Trials. To supply Tinwald. Call to Kirkpatrick (Durham?) Further delay.
Reference : CH2/1284/2
Page : 165,166,168,170,173,176
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Record 23
Forename : Lady
Surname : ABIGLINE
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Topic : mother of Laird of Duchrae; deceased; left 100 merks to Kirk Session
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 207 & 208
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Record 24
Forename : Elizabeth
Surname : ADAIR
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Topic : admitted being with child and stated that John Rony was the father
Reference : CH2/537/11
Page : 292
Notes : illegitimacy
Record 25
Forename : Elizabeth
Surname : ADAIR
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Topic : irregularly married to Andrew Begs; rebuked
Reference : CH2/537/10
Page : 207
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 26
Forename : Joseph
Surname : ADAIR
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Topic : he and John Randall, two distressed men, are to have a dollar between them
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 22
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 27
Forename : James
Surname : Adams
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Topic : Witness at irregular marriage of Robert Murray and Anne McCaskie on 28 September 1757, at Bridgend of Dumfries.
Reference : CH2/537/5
Page : 275
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Record 28
Forename : John
Surname : ADAMS
Trade : minister
Place :
Topic : carried out irregular marriage of Isobel Pagan and William Robinson at Mouswald
Reference : CH2/537/5
Page : 252
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Record 29
Forename : William
Surname : ADAMS
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Topic : his election as Dean and Council Officer approved by Town Council and Session members of the committee
Reference : CH2/537/11
Page : 288 & 290
Notes : town council
Record 30
Forename : William
Surname : ADAMS
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Topic : irregularly married to Ann McBurnie two weeks ago
Reference : CH2/537/11
Page : 307
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 31
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Surname : ADAMS , Widow
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Topic : to be recommended to the Society for the Suppression of begging
Reference : CH2/537/12
Page : 91
Notes : charity
Record 32
Forename : Adam
Surname : ADAMSON
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Place :
Topic : grave lies to the east of that allocated to Robert Neilson
Reference : CH2/537/10
Page : 141
Notes : graveyard
Record 33
Forename : Agnes
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : named Alexander Jardine as the father of her child
Reference : CH2/537/11
Page : 31
Notes : illegitimacy
Record 34
Forename : Agnes
Surname : ADAMSON
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Place : Trench
Topic : stated that Alexander Jardine, from Applegarth, was the father of her child; absolved
Reference : CH2/537/10
Page : 276
Notes : illegitimacy
Record 35
Forename : Deacon
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : son, William, to be provided with clothes and put to school; given 10/7 for this; 13/7 from poor fund for 2 shirts; daughter kept by Simon Bettie
Reference : CH2/537/3
Page : 18, 23, 160 & 199A
Notes : charity
Record 36
Forename : Elisabeth
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : certificate allowed
Reference : CH2/537/5
Page : 180
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Record 37
Forename : James
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : reduced to 6d class
Reference : CH2/537/3
Page : 222
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 38
Forename : James
Surname : ADAMSON
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Place : Crossmichael
Topic : named as the father of Mary Tait's child
Reference : CH2/537/10
Page : 204
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Record 39
Forename : Janet
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : daughter; she & her mother, Jean Curry, to receive 10 pence per week; daughter of the late Robert Adams & Jean Curry
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 257
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Record 40
Forename : Jannet
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : given 2/- and 1/6 from poor fund
Reference : CH2/537/3
Page : 220A & 221A
Notes : charity
Record 41
Forename : Jean
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : given 2/- from poor fund
Reference : CH2/537/3
Page : 222A
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 42
Forename : Jean
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : deceased wife of John Watson; her widower is accused of polygamy
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 210
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Record 43
Forename : John
Surname : ADAMSON
Trade : weaver
Place :
Topic : deceased husband of Agnes Ferguson; his widow is to be placed on the monthly roll
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 57
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 44
Forename : Margaret
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : in the third class on the poors roll
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 82, 178
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 45
Forename : Margaret
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : called as a witness in the case of Isobell M'Gowne
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 98
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Record 46
Forename : Margaret
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : called as a witness in the case of Isobell M'Gowne
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 98
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Record 47
Forename : Mary
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : John Currie, from Hollywood, admitted he was the father of her child
Reference : CH2/537/12
Page : 20, 21 & 22
Notes : illegitimacy
Record 48
Forename : Mary
Surname : ADAMSON
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Place : Locharbriggs
Topic : irregularly married to William Wallace last September
Reference : CH2/537/10
Page : 292
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 49
Forename : Robert
Surname : ADAMSON
Trade : sailor
Place :
Topic : witness at irregular marriage of Thomas Vetch & Elizabeth Alexander
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 291
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Record 50
Forename : Robert
Surname : ADAMSON
Trade : weaver
Place :
Topic : deceased; his widow, Jean Curry & his daughter, Jannet Adamson, to receive ten pence per week
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 257
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Record 51
Forename : Robert
Surname : ADAMSON
Trade : gardener
Place :
Topic : named as the father of Sarah Paton (Patton)'s child; summoned to appear
Reference : CH2/537/11
Page : 121
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Record 52
Forename : Thomas
Surname : ADAMSON
Trade : writer (solicitor)
Place :
Topic : irregular marriage to Elizabeth Porteous
Reference : CH2/537/6
Page : 271
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 53
Forename : Thomas
Surname : ADAMSON
Trade : a poor man in Townhead
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Topic : he & his family to be given 2 shillings & 6 pence
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 254
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Record 54
Forename : Thomas
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : in case of the pauper, Robert Clugston, Session recommend that he be made such reasonable allowances as his praiseworthy conduct may appear to merit. On the direction of the Sheriff and with the consent of the Heritors paid £35 sterling
Reference : CH2/537/11
Page : 207, 208 & 213
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 55
Forename : Thomas
Surname : ADAMSON
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Place : Caerlaverock
Topic : ruling Elder
Reference : Ch2/1284/2
Page : 138,170
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Record 56
Forename : Widow
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : allowed 12 pence per week
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 334
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Record 57
Forename : William
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : given 10d from poor fund; 17/- from poor fund for clothes
Reference : CH2/537/3
Page : 230A, 236A
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 58
Forename : William
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : query as to whether Mrs Lithgow had cured his head; committee to discuss this not yet met
Reference : CH2/537/4
Page : 12,13
Notes : illness
Record 59
Forename : William
Surname : ADAMSON
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Topic : given 20/- from Poors Fund; leg hurt by fall from horse, to be be looked after; improving
Reference : CH2/537/4
Page : 21,23,154,155
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Record 60
Forename : William
Surname : ADAMSON;
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Topic : D. Marchbanks to bind him to a trade; account for £1-10-7 for clothes approved; 3/10 for shoes
Reference : CH2/537/3
Page : 226, 227; 231A
Notes : charity
Record 61
Forename : Joseph
Surname : ADINSON
Trade : minister
Place :
Topic : certificate of marriage signed by him
Reference : CH2/537/4
Page : 184
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Record 62
Forename : Alexander
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade : convenor of Trades
Place :
Topic : involved in Thos. Gibson/Jannet Rowan affair
Reference : CH2/537/6
Page : 106,107,108,109,114,118,119,120.
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Record 63
Forename : Ann
Surname : AFFLECK
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Topic : admitted being with child while her husband was furth of the country; stated that James Mcinaly, a sergeant in the army and now dead, was the father
Reference : CH2/537/11
Page : 146
Notes : illegitimacy
Record 64
Forename : Ann
Surname : AFFLECK
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Place :
Topic : irregularly married to Thomas McQueen about three years ago
Reference : CH2/537/11
Page : 200
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 65
Forename : Ann
Surname : AFFLECK
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Place :
Topic : has borne a child; named William Nais, a soldier in Galloway Rangers, as the father; rebuked and absolved
Reference : CH2/537/10
Page : 31
Notes : illegitimacy army
Record 66
Forename : Barbara
Surname : AFFLECK
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Topic : to be paid funds from Mrs Archibald's charity roll
Reference : CH2/537/4
Page : 13
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Record 67
Forename : Charles
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade : mason
Place :
Topic : guilty of swearing, drunkenness etc; admonished
Reference : CH2/537/4
Page : 447
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Record 68
Forename : David
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade : probationer for the Ministry
Place : Annan
Topic : To be asked to come to Annan
Reference : CH2/1284/2
Page : 91
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Record 69
Forename : Deacon
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade : Deacon
Place :
Topic : mentioned in slander case brought by John Hoyland; brother of Robert Affleck at Pentlaws House; aged past 40 years
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 225 & 226
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Record 70
Forename : Isabella
Surname : AFFLECK
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Place :
Topic : stated that Richard Syme was the father of the child born a month ago
Reference : CH2/537/12
Page : 7
Notes : illegitimacy
Record 71
Forename : James
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade : servant to Mr. Edward Maxwell
Place :
Topic : pre-nuptial fornication with Margaret Maxwell
Reference : CH2/537/6
Page : 108.
Notes : fornication
Record 72
Forename : James
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade :
Place : Adinghame
Topic : two thousand merks of the poors money is lent to him under bond
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 125, 197
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 73
Forename : James
Surname : AFFLECK
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Topic : husband of Ann Affleck; at present outwith the country
Reference : CH2/537/11
Page : 146
Notes :
Record 74
Forename : James
Surname : AFFLECK
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Place :
Topic : daughter, May Affleck, irregularly married to Thomas Rutledge, soldier
Reference : CH2/537/9
Page : 64
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Record 75
Forename : James
Surname : AFFLECK
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Place :
Topic : brother of Mary Affleck; appeared and stated that Samuel McMeekan had admitted to him that he was the father of her child
Reference :
Page : CH2/537/12 161
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Record 76
Forename : John
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade :
Place : Kirkguzeon
Topic : admitted being guilty of fornication with Amelia Morrine; paid one guinea for the poor
Reference : CH2/537/11
Page : 66 & 76
Notes : fornication
Record 77
Forename : Marie
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade :
Place : Urr
Topic : wants Presb.warrant to be "proclaimed". Mr. Brown reports.
Reference : CH2/1284/2
Page : 205,208
Notes : Marriage
Record 78
Forename : Mary
Surname : AFFLECK
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Place :
Topic : referred by Troqueer session but now living in Dumfries; named Samuel Mc Meekan, also now living in Dumfries, as the father of her child;
Reference : CH2/537/12
Page : 156, 157, 159 & 161
Notes : illegitimacy
Record 79
Forename : May
Surname : AFFLECK
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Place :
Topic : irregularly married to Thomas Rutledge, soldier; rebuked
Reference : CH2/537/9
Page : 64
Notes :
Record 80
Forename : Robert
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade :
Place :
Topic : late husband of Jannet Rid; his widow allowed 2 shillings towards payment of her boys' school wages
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 244
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Record 81
Forename : Robert
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade :
Place :
Topic : brother of Deacon Affleck at Penlaws House; mentioned in slander case brought by John Hoyland
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 225 & 226
Notes :
Record 82
Forename : Samuel
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade :
Place :
Topic : seeking a burial place
Reference : CH2/537/10
Page : 99
Notes : graveyard
Record 83
Forename : Thomas
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade :
Place :
Topic : he is allowed £2
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 164
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 84
Forename : Thomas
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade : cooper
Place :
Topic : he appears as a witness to young Barncleugh's scandalous behaviour, having been one of the guard on that night
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 214
Notes : scandal
Record 85
Forename : William
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade : deacon of the Squareman
Place :
Topic : witness in scandal of John Rae & Helen Ewart; his wife, Marion Johnstone, accused Agnes McMillan of slandering her good name; not proven; husband of Marion Jonstone; aged past 40 years
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 194, 243, 244, 245, 246, 254 & 348
Notes :
Record 86
Forename : William
Surname : AFFLECT
Trade :
Place :
Topic : to be bought clothes by the treasurer worth no more than a crown
Reference : CH2/537/5
Page : 139
Notes :
Record 87
Forename : John
Surname : AFFROOD
Trade :
Place :
Topic : allowed 2 shillings sterling
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 232
Notes :
Record 88
Forename : Isobel
Surname : Afrood
Trade :
Place :
Topic : Summoned to appear as witness in the affair of Anne Thomson on the 18th of July and appeared again on the 27th of July.
Reference : CH2/537/5
Page : 305
Notes :
Record 89
Forename : Alexander
Surname : AGNEW
Trade : glazier
Place :
Topic : irregular marriage to Janet Gibson; rebuked; pleads for baptism of child; witness to drinking bout in Convener Irving's house
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 235
Notes :
Record 90
Forename : Alexander
Surname : AGNEW
Trade : merchant
Place :
Topic :
Reference : CH2/537/1
Page :
Notes :
Record 91
Forename : Jane
Surname : AGNEW
Trade :
Place :
Topic : irregular marriage to David Bell about a month ago; rebuked
Reference : CH2/537/10
Page : 146
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 92
Forename : Nathaniel
Surname : AGNEW
Trade :
Place :
Topic : father of Jane Agnew
Reference : CH2/537/10
Page : 146
Notes :
Record 93
Forename : [ITCHISON] James
Surname : AICHISON
Trade :
Place :
Topic : clothes and a bible to be provided for him
Reference : CH2/537/4
Page : 313,314
Notes :
Record 94
Forename :
Surname : AIGUR
Trade : deacon
Place :
Topic : on committee to distribute to the poor charitable beqhest of late Provost John Irvine of Logan
Reference : CH2/537/4
Page : 191,194,199
Notes : charity
Record 95
Forename :
Surname : AIKEN
Trade : Convenor
Place :
Topic : named as the father of John Aitken
Reference : CH2/537/4
Page : 122
Notes :
Record 96
Forename : John
Surname : AIKEN
Trade : writer
Place :
Topic : named as father of Sarah Ewart's child; summoned to appear, rebuked; summoned again and craved an end to the affair; appeared before the congregation, absolved
Reference : CH2/537/4
Page : 122,123,126,132,133,142,145,147
Notes :
Record 97
Forename : David
Surname : AIKENHEAD
Trade :
Place :
Topic : husband of Janet Forsyth; he is cautioner for Thomas Muncie
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 145, 269
Notes :
Record 98
Forename : Janet
Surname : AIKINE
Trade :
Place :
Topic : accused of irregular marriage
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 96
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 99
Forename : Janet
Surname : AIKINE
Trade :
Place :
Topic : accused of irregular marriage
Reference : CH2/537/15/1
Page : 96
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 100
Forename : David
Surname : AILKINE
Trade :
Place :
Topic : to be taken off the Poor Roll
Reference : CH2/537/4
Page : 59
Notes :
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