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Record 1
Forename : Andrew, Mr
Surname : ADAIR
Trade : minister
Topic : he preaches at Troqueer, and attends a meeting of the Session
Date : 1743-06-26
Reference : CH2/1036/1(3)
Page : 1
Notes :
Record 2
Forename : Jean
Surname : ADAIR
Trade :
Topic : she is blamed by Mary Milligan for provoking her to curse and swear
Date : 1743-08-14
Reference : CH2/1036/1(3)
Page : 2
Notes : Blasphemy
Record 3
Forename : Jean
Surname : ADAIR
Trade :
Topic : widow of William Murray [Mowray]; she is with child, and confesses that Edward Corrie is the father; the child was conceived "in the Factory Countiing Room in the Friers Vennel in Drumfries"
Date : 1752-01-29
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 6-8, 26, 27 (twice), 33, 34, 128-129
Notes : fornication; illegitimacy
Record 4
Forename : Jean
Surname : ADAIR
Trade :
Topic : widow of William Murray; she confesses that she has conceived an illegitimate child, and names Richard Willson as the father; the case is referred to the Presbytery
Date : 1754-10-30
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 61-62, 65-66
Notes : illegitimacy; fornication
Record 5
Forename : Jean
Surname : ADAIR
Trade :
Topic : she is a witness to Mary Drummond and Jean Hill's fighting and swearing
Date : 1761-01-08
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 42-43
Notes :
Record 6
Forename : James
Surname : ADAMSON
Trade :
Topic : husband of Esther M'Naught; confesses to irregular marriage
Date : 1762-05-05
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 63
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 7
Forename : James, Mr
Surname : ADAMSON
Trade :
Topic : former Episcopal minister of Kelton; he married John Neilson and Elizabeth Maxwell irregularly
Date : 1707-02-23
Reference : CH2/1036/2
Page : 14
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 8
Forename : Agnes
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade :
Topic : wife of John Wattison; she is named as a witness by Ann Chalmers
Date : 1758-06-03
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 134
Notes :
Record 9
Forename : John
Surname : AFFLECK
Trade :
Topic : formerly servant to ?? Gordon at Grange, now servant to Mr. Frazer at Barr; he is named as father of Marion Brown's illegitimate child
Date : 1754-09-07
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 55-58, 66-67
Notes : illegitimacy
Record 10
Forename : John
Surname : AFLECK
Trade :
Topic : he is allowed 10s
Date : 1699-06-04
Reference : CH2/1036/1(2)
Page : 24, 26, 32
Notes : poverty; charity
Record 11
Forename : Margaret
Surname : Afleck
Trade :
Topic : she is allowed 10s
Date : 1701-01-12
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 25
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 12
Forename : Margaret
Surname : AFLECK
Trade :
Topic : she is given 12s
Date : 1715-02-22
Reference : CH2/1036/3
Page : 13
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 13
Forename : Margaret
Surname : AFLECK
Trade :
Topic : she is given 9s
Date : 1715-09-11
Reference : CH2/1036/4
Page : 6, 10, 11 (twice)
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 14
Forename : John
Surname : AFLECK [FLECK]
Trade :
Topic : he is allowed 10s, which he is to receive from John Anderson
Date : 1699-05-14
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 15
Forename : Elizabeth
Surname : AIKIN
Trade :
Topic : she is named as a witness by John Ogilvie
Date : 1758-06-03
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 135
Notes :
Record 16
Forename : James
Surname : AIKIN
Trade :
Topic : Bettie Deimster is his servant
Date : 1699-12-17
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 16
Notes :
Record 17
Forename : Elizabeth
Surname : AITKIN
Trade :
Topic : she is a witness to Ann Little's naming of the father of her illegitimate child
Date : 1759-04-28
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 6
Notes :
Record 18
Forename : James
Surname : AITKIN
Trade :
Topic : elder; he is appointed to attend the meetings of the Synod and Presbytery
Date : 1752-10-01
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 13
Notes : elder
Record 19
Forename : James
Surname : AITKIN
Trade :
Topic : elder; he is chosen to attend the Synod and Presbytery
Date : 1759-04-08
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 7, 143
Notes : elder
Record 20
Forename : John
Surname : AITKIN
Trade :
Topic : son of William Aitkin; accused of scandalous behaviour with Elizabeth Johnston, and drunkenness
Date : 1755-10-17
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 75-78
Notes : fornication; drunkenness
Record 21
Forename : William
Surname : AITKIN
Trade :
Topic : father of John Aitkin; his son is accused of scandalous behaviour with Elizabeth Johnston
Date : 1755-10-17
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 75
Notes :
Record 22
Forename : Grizel
Surname : ALEXANDER
Trade :
Topic : wife of James Ewing; she confesses to irregular marriage
Date : 1765-02-25
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 121-122
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 23
Forename : Harry
Surname : ALEXANDER
Trade : violer
Topic : found drinking in time of sermon; his case is referred to the civil magistrate
Date : 1706-02-03
Reference : CH2/1036/2
Page : 5 (twice)
Notes : Sabbath observance
Record 24
Forename : Helen
Surname : ALEXANDER
Trade :
Topic : she is reported to be with child begotten in fornication with John Henderson
Date : 1729-10-19
Reference : CH2/1036/7
Page : 17-19, 39, 45 (twice), 46-47
Notes : fornication
Record 25
Forename : Agnes
Surname : ALLAN
Trade :
Topic : John Young, beggar, is accused of adultery with her
Date : 1725-06-27
Reference : CH2/1036/6
Page : 1, 4
Notes : adultery
Record 26
Forename : Elizabeth
Surname : ALLAN
Trade :
Topic : Thomas Mutter claims that he was married to her in the Tron Kirk in Edinburgh
Date : 1753-03-04
Reference : ch2/1036/8
Page : 23
Notes :
Record 27
Forename : James
Surname : ALLAN
Trade :
Topic : he is given 20s, to be given to John Allan in Kirkconnel for a coffin for a poor stranger
Date : 1701-05-11
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 27
Notes :
Record 28
Forename : John
Surname : ALLAN
Trade :
Topic : he is to be given 20s for a coffin for a poor stranger
Date : 1701-05-11
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 27, 29, 36
Notes :
Record 29
Forename : John
Surname : ALLAN
Trade :
Topic : in view of his poor condition, he is given 20s
Date : 1701-07-13
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 28
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 30
Forename : John
Surname : ALLAN
Trade :
Topic : he is accused of unseasonable drinking and fighting
Date : 1705-12-23
Reference : CH2/1036/2
Page : 3, 4
Notes : drunkenness
Record 31
Forename : John
Surname : ALLAN
Trade :
Topic : Barbara Keig is accused of fornication with him; he is summoned to appear (p.8, twice)
Date : 1715-01-09
Reference : CH2/1036/3
Page : 7-8, 8 (twice), 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 (twice)
Notes : fornication
Record 32
Forename : Joseph
Surname : ALLAN
Trade :
Topic : as an elder, he is to attend the Synod and Presbytery meetings
Date : 1753-04-08
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 27
Notes : elder
Record 33
Forename : Joseph
Surname : ALLAN
Trade :
Topic : as an elder, he is appointed to attend the Synod and Presbytery meetings
Date : 1760-04-30
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 21, 61
Notes : elder
Record 34
Forename : Marion [Meron]
Surname : ALLAN
Trade :
Topic : she is given 15s
Date : 1700-12-15
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 25, 27
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 35
Forename : Thomas
Surname : ALLAN
Trade :
Topic : he is given 10s
Date : 1700-03-28
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 18, 28
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 36
Forename : William
Surname : ALLAN
Trade :
Topic : "a scandalous man & a stranger", he wants a testimonial
Date : 1700-02-18
Reference : CH2/1036/1{1}
Page : 17 (thrice)
Notes : testimonial
Record 37
Forename : William
Surname : ALLAN
Trade : weaver
Topic : he is a witness in the case of Henry M'Dougan
Date : 1755-08-04
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 71
Notes :
Record 38
Forename : William
Surname : AMBROSE
Trade :
Topic : calling himself a minister, he has performed an irregular marriage between James Clark and Agnes Brown at Woodside of Rockhall
Date : 1756-12-22
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 108
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 39
Forename : Janet
Surname : ANDERSON
Trade :
Topic : she is a witness in the case of Jean Waugh
Date : 1699-04-27
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 9
Notes :
Record 40
Forename : Janet
Surname : ANDERSON
Trade :
Topic : she is a witness in the case of Jean Waugh
Date : 1699-04-27
Reference : CH2/1036/1(2)
Page : 22
Notes :
Record 41
Forename : John
Surname : ANDERSON
Trade :
Topic : John Fleck is to receive 10s from him
Date : 1699-05-14
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 10
Notes :
Record 42
Forename : John
Surname : ANDERSON
Trade :
Topic : he is given 10s
Date : 1716-06-24
Reference : CH2/1036/4
Page : 20
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 43
Forename : John
Surname : ANDERSON
Trade :
Topic : he has found money from the stolen Troqueer poors box
Date : 1733-04-01
Reference : CH2/1036/7
Page : 57
Notes :
Record 44
Forename : Margaret
Surname : ANDERSON
Trade :
Topic : she was irregularly married to James Cowan
Date : 1733-09-09
Reference : CH2/1036/7
Page : 61=62
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 45
Forename : Sarah
Surname : ANDERSON
Trade :
Topic : being an unmarried woman, she confesses that she is with child, and names John Menzies as the father; the child was conceived in the Blue Bell Inn in Dumfries
Date : 1760-05-23
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 28-29, 33 (twice), 34 (twice), 35, 36, 138-140, 143 (twice), 146-147, 152, 154
Notes : illegitimacy; fornication
Record 46
Forename : James
Surname : ARMSTRONG
Trade :
Topic : son of Thomas Armstrong; husband of Janet Corrie; he confesses to irregular marriage; Mary Gordon names him as father of her unborn child (pp.72-75)
Date : 1762-12-29
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 70-71, 72-75, 80-81, 82-83, 84-85, 89, 107-108, 150
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 47
Forename : James
Surname : ARMSTRONG
Trade :
Topic : witness to an irregular marriage
Date : 1766-04-01
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 140
Notes :
Record 48
Forename : John
Surname : ARMSTRONG
Trade :
Topic : calling himself a minister, he has signed a marriage certificate for Arthur Barr and Jean Ewart
Date : 1751-11-21
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 3
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 49
Forename : John
Surname : ARMSTRONG
Trade :
Topic : son of Thomas Armstrong; he has irregularly married Mary M'Dowall
Date : 1756-02-17
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 85-88, 91-94
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 50
Forename : Thomas
Surname : ARMSTRONG
Trade :
Topic : father of John Armstrong; his son has been irregularly married
Date : 1756-02-17
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 85
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 51
Forename : Thomas
Surname : ARMSTRONG
Trade :
Topic : father of James Armstrong; his son is named by Mary Gordon as father of her unborn child
Date : 1763-04-05
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 72
Notes :
Record 52
Forename : William
Surname : ARMSTRONG
Trade :
Topic : he is paid his salaries and mortcloth money
Date : 1754-07-17
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 40
Notes :
Record 53
Forename : Jean
Surname : ARTHUR
Trade :
Topic : she accuses Janet Wattison of slander
Date : 1722-04-01
Reference : CH2/1036/5
Page : 56-57, 57-58, 59-61, 63-64
Notes : slander
Record 54
Forename : William
Surname : ATKINS
Trade :
Topic : he has signed a marriage certificate for William Smith and Helen Brook
Date : 1753-09-26
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 30
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 55
Forename : Joseph
Surname : BACON
Trade : soldier
Topic : he was a witness to Garrett Morriss and Maryann Cannon's marriage
Date : 1756-02-11
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 83-84
Notes :
Record 56
Forename : Thomas
Surname : BARBER
Trade :
Topic : confesses to fornication with Mary M'Minn
Date : 1764-09-09
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 110-111, 111 (twice), 112
Notes : fornication
Record 57
Forename : John, Mr
Surname : BARCLAY
Trade : minister
Topic : he is said to have performed an irregular marriage
Date : 1708-10-03
Reference : CH2/1036/2
Page : 22
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 58
Forename : Arthur
Surname : BARR
Trade :
Topic : husband of Jean Ewart; he and Jean Ewart admit that they were irregularly married; they are to pay 5s. For the use of the poor
Date : 1751-11-21
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 3, 4, 5
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 59
Forename : Grisen
Surname : BARRIE
Trade :
Topic : she is named as a witness by Ann Chalmers
Date : 1758-06-03
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 134
Notes :
Record 60
Forename : John
Surname : BATTY
Trade :
Topic : "calling himslef a minister", he has performed an irregular marriage between Charles Howat and Jean Shortridge
Date : 1754-05-15
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 37-38
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 61
Forename : David
Surname : BEAN
Trade :
Topic : he is a heritor of the parish
Date : 1766-05-29
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 150
Notes : heritor
Record 62
Forename : John
Surname : BECK
Trade :
Topic : he is given 12s
Date : 1715-02-13
Reference : CH2/1036/3
Page : 10
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 63
Forename : John
Surname : BECK
Trade :
Topic : on the recommendation of the presbytery, he is given 12s
Date : 1716-02-26
Reference : CH2/1036/4
Page : 11
Notes : charity
Record 64
Forename : Elizabeth
Surname : BEE
Trade : servant
Topic : daughter of William Bee; a stranger from Balmaghie, she has given birth to a child in the Bridgend; she is ordered to return to her father's house in Kelton
Date : 1763-11-02
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 89-89a
Notes : illegitimacy
Record 65
Forename : William
Surname : BEE
Trade :
Topic : father of Elizabeth Bee; his daughter has given birth to an illegitimate child
Date : 1763-11-02
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 89-89a
Notes :
Record 66
Forename : James
Surname : BELL
Trade : merchant
Topic : baillie; he is a witness to John Armstrong's confession to irregular marriage
Date : 1756-02-17
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 86
Notes :
Record 67
Forename : James
Surname : BELL
Trade :
Topic : husband of Mary Snoden; confesses to irregular marriage and antenuptial fornication
Date : 1765-10-16
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 128-130
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 68
Forename : Janet
Surname : BELL
Trade :
Topic : she is on the poors roll
Date : 1698-05-22
Reference : CH2/1036/1(2)
Page : 2, 5
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 69
Forename : Janet
Surname : BELL
Trade :
Topic : she is allowed 20s
Date : 1698-12-04
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 4
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 70
Forename : John
Surname : BELL
Trade :
Topic : husband of Helen Murray [Mowray]; he gives evidence in the case of John Cunningham and Jean Clark
Date : 1754-07-23
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 40, 42-43
Notes :
Record 71
Forename : Marion
Surname : BELL
Trade :
Topic : she confesses that she has conceived an illegitimate child, and names the father as Gavin Lewars
Date : 1732-06-04
Reference : CH2/1036/7
Page : 48-49, 51
Notes : fornication; illegitimacy
Record 72
Forename : Richard
Surname : BELL
Trade :
Topic : deceased husband of Margaret Brown; his widow is granted a testimonial
Date : 1706-07-21
Reference : CH2/1036/2
Page : 10
Notes : testimonial
Record 73
Forename : William
Surname : BELL
Trade : merchant
Topic : he is a witness to John Armstrong's confession to irregular marriage
Date : 1756-02-17
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 86, 87
Notes :
Record 74
Forename : James
Surname : BENNET
Trade :
Topic : tenant of Elizabeth M'Naught; their houses and goods have been lost in a violent fire, and a collection is to be taken up for them
Date : 1720-08-21
Reference : CH2/1036/5
Page : 36 (twice), 37
Notes : collections; fire
Record 75
Forename : John
Surname : BENNET
Trade : weaver
Topic : he is a witness in the case of adultery between Robert Welsh and Margaret Russel
Date : 1727-08-13
Reference : CH2/1036/6
Page : 28, 29, 36
Notes :
Record 76
Forename : John (elder)
Surname : BENNOCH
Trade : weaver
Topic : John Wilson is his servant
Date : 1707-03-23
Reference : CH2/1036/2
Page : 14
Notes :
Record 77
Forename : John (elder)
Surname : BENNOCH
Trade : weaver
Topic : father of John Bennoch; Janet Wilson accuses him of slander
Date : 1720-01-17
Reference : CH2/1036/5
Page : 27-29, 30-31
Notes : slander
Record 78
Forename : John (younger)
Surname : BENNOCH
Trade : weaver
Topic : Janet Wilson accuses him of slander
Date : 1720-01-17
Reference : CH2/1036/5
Page : 27-29, 30-31
Notes : slander
Record 79
Forename : Robert
Surname : BENNOCH
Trade : mason
Topic : accused of drunkenness; dismissed with a rebuke (p.6)
Date : 1698-05-25
Reference : CH2/1036/1(2)
Page : 4, 5, 6
Notes : drunkenness
Record 80
Forename : Robert
Surname : BENNOCH
Trade :
Topic : accused of drunkenness
Date : 1701-09-21
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 30
Notes : drunkenness
Record 81
Forename : James
Surname : BIGGAR
Trade :
Topic : husband of Agnes Stevenson; he is accused of drunkenness, swearing and entertaining vagrant persons, bold beggars and vagabonds in his house; found guilty and awarded a sessional rebuke
Date : 1707-02-04
Reference : CH2/1036/2
Page : 12 (four times)
Notes : drunkenness; blasphemy
Record 82
Forename : Samuel
Surname : BIRAN
Trade :
Topic : he is given £1.10s
Date : 1715-02-22
Reference : CH2/1036/3
Page : 12
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 83
Forename : Janet
Surname : BIRKMYRE
Trade :
Topic : she is a witness in the case of Alexander Meek
Date : 1706-09-22
Reference : CH2/1036/2
Page : 10
Notes :
Record 84
Forename : Grizell
Surname : BLACK
Trade :
Topic : she was irregularly married to John Walker
Date : 1755-11-08
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 78-80
Notes : irregular marriage
Record 85
Forename : James
Surname : BLACK
Trade :
Topic : John Cunningham and Jean Clark lodged in his house
Date : 1754-07-30
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 45
Notes :
Record 86
Forename : Janet
Surname : BLACK
Trade : servant
Topic : servant to George Rae; she is to be cited with regard to the case of William Edgar
Date : 1701-10-12
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 31, 32
Notes :
Record 87
Forename : John
Surname : BLACK
Trade :
Topic : he is a witness in the case of Robert Hood and others accused of drunkenness and swearing
Date : 1702-01-11
Reference : CH2/1036/1(1)
Page : 35
Notes :
Record 88
Forename : Mary
Surname : BLACK
Trade :
Topic : she is a witness in the case of Elizabeth Tait and Mary Drummond
Date : 1754-08-09
Reference : CH2/1036/8
Page : 52, 53
Notes :
Record 89
Forename : John
Surname : BLACKLOCK
Trade : bricklayer
Topic : James Haining was his apprentice
Date : 1732-06-04
Reference : CH2/1036/7
Page : 49
Notes :
Record 90
Forename : Lucy
Surname : BLAIR
Trade :
Topic : daughter of Margaret Fisher; niece of James Fisher; she is accused of incest with her uncle James Fisher
Date : 1719-11-21
Reference : CH2/1036/5
Page : 21-27
Notes : incest
Record 91
Forename : Mary
Surname : BLAIR
Trade :
Topic : a widow and a stranger; she is given 4s
Date : 1716-07-01
Reference : CH2/1036/4
Page : 21
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 92
Forename : Robert, Mr.
Surname : BLAIR
Trade : minister
Topic : he presides at a meeting of the Session
Date : 1705-10-14
Reference : CH2/1036/2
Page : 2, 14, 18
Notes :
Record 93
Forename : Robert, Mr.
Surname : BLAIR
Trade : minister
Topic : he presides at a meeting of the Session
Date : 1719-02-01
Reference : CH2/1036/5
Page : 2
Notes :
Record 94
Forename : John
Surname : BLAND
Trade :
Topic : he witnessed the irregular marriage between John Brown and Margaret Muir
Date : 1760-05-18
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 27
Notes :
Record 95
Forename : John
Surname : BONNER
Trade : servant
Topic : servant to Mr. Maxwell of Terraughtie; he is accused of slandering Agnes Wright
Date : 1766-05-22
Reference : CH2/1036/9
Page : 147-148
Notes : slander
Record 96
Forename : Blanch
Surname : BOWIE
Trade :
Topic : she is given 12s
Date : 1715-02-22
Reference : CH2/1036/3
Page : 12
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 97
Forename : John, Mr.
Surname : BOWIE
Trade : minister
Topic : he is called to be minister of Troqueer; ordained and admitted (p.25)
Date : 1709-06-23
Reference : CH2/1036/2
Page : 24, 25
Notes : appointment - minister
Record 98
Forename : John, Mr.
Surname : BOWIE
Trade : {late} minister
Topic : he has bequeathed £10 for the support of a schoolmasster to teach English in Troqueer
Date : 1732-08-06
Reference : CH2/1036/7
Page : 53
Notes : education
Record 99
Forename : Marion
Surname : BOWIE
Trade :
Topic : she is given £1.10s
Date : 1715-02-22
Reference : CH2/1036/3
Page : 13
Notes : charity; poverty
Record 100
Forename : Marion
Surname : BOWIE
Trade :
Topic : she is a witness in the case of Mary Conkie, accused of slander
Date : 1719-03-22
Reference : CH2/1036/5
Page : 5, 6, 8, 9, 12-13
Notes :
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