Dumfries Jail Books and Bail Bond Registers


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Record 1
Date : 1776-05-17
Ref : GF4/24/73&74
Text : John Pain or McKune unable to adequately decipher the script.
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Record 2
Date : 1787-09-25
Ref : GF4/25/49&50
Text : James Abercrombie incarcerated in the Tolbooth See file GF4/25/49&50 re: John Campbell
Name : ABERCROMBIE James
Crime : Not Recorded
Place : Dumfries
Subject : Banished for Life
Record 3
Date : 1789-02-21
Ref : GF4/25/71&72
Text : James Abercrombie incarcerated in the Tolbooth. See file GF4/25/71&72 re: John Richie.
Name : ABERCROMBIE James
Crime : Assault
Place : Dumfries Lockerbie
Subject : Bail Bond
Record 4
Date : 1721-11-27
Ref : GF4/19/5
Text : THEFT from George Muncie. Liberated 20 Dec 1721 after being banished from the county.
Name : ADAMSON Adam
Crime : Theft
Place :
Subject : banishment
Record 5
Date : 1721-11-27
Ref : GF4/19/5
Text : Adam Adamson, writer in Dumfries, put in prison by a warrand from the provost for intromitting with a horse belonging to George Muncie, carrier. He was to be held until he answered for the crime of theft. Liberated 20 Dec 1721 having signed an act of banishment to depart Dumfries by 29 Dec 1721.
Name : ADAMSON Adam
Crime : Theft
Place :
Subject : Banishment
Record 6
Date : 1774-08-29
Ref : GF4/24/9&10
Text : Thomas Adamson, messenger incarcerated in the Tolbooth by a Decree or Act of Warding of the Magistrates at the instance of Thomas Malcolm, writer and dated 16th July 1774 for non-payment of the following sum - five shillings and ninepence str. remain- from the accepted bill of ten shillings, three pence str., dated 19th July 1773 and payable six months later. Order is now for principal sum and expenses. 5 Sept. 1774. Liberated by order of his incarcerator, Thomas Malcolm.
Name : ADAMSON Thomas
Crime : Debt
Place : Dumfries
Subject : Act OofWarding
Record 7
Date : 1774-08-29
Ref : GF4/24/11&12
Text : Thomas Adamson, messenger arrested in the Tolbooth by virtue of a protested bill and precept of poinding raised by Robert Hunter & Co for non-payment of a bill dated 4th Jan. last and accepted by the defender by which he agreed to pay the pursuers the sum of five pounds, fourteen shillings and ten pence str within three months of the said date. The bill was duly protested for non- payment and registered in the Court Books 5 Sept. 1774. Liberated by order granted by his incarcerators, Robert Hunter & Co.
Name : ADAMSON Thomas
Crime : Debt
Place : Dumfries
Subject : Protested Bill
Record 8
Date : 1774-08-29
Ref : GF4/24/11&12
Text : Thomas Adamson, writer arrested in the Tolbooth (already in custody there) by virtue of a protested bill and precept of poinding at the instance of Isobel Johnston for her bill dated 26th Jan. last accepted by the defender for one pound str. to be paid at the Coffee shop one month later. Non-payment resulted in the protested bill, dated 7th June current and registered in the Court Books. 5 Sept 1774. Liberated for Tolbooth by order of his incarcerator Isobel Johnston. See pages 9&10, 11&12. Note 3 actions for debt against him by 3 separate people on the same day
Name : ADAMSON Thomas
Crime : Debt
Place : Dumfries
Subject : Protested Bill
Record 9
Date : 1776-08-14
Ref : GF4/24/83&84
Text : Hugh Affleck in Redcastle incarcerated in the Tolbooth under Letters of Caption dated Oct 1771 at the instance of Davie Logie in Staiton for not making payment to him various sums of money as declared in accepted bills viz - ten pounds, seven shillings str, dated Sept 1770; fifteen pounds str, dated Sep 1770 of which fourteen pounds two shillings str paid towards both bills; ten pounds, fourteen shillings - dated Feb 1776; nine pounds str for a load of rum. Smaller sums paid for items 19 Aug 1776. Liberated fro the Tolbooth by his incarcerator, Davie Logie.
Name : AFFLECK Hugh
Crime : Debt
Place : Dumfries Staiton
Subject : Letters of CAPTION
Record 10
Date : 1715-12-07
Ref : GF4/19(A)27
Text : James Affleck in Glenwhilly, now in Meiklefurthhead, was put into prison by Robert McBrair, messenger by Letters of caption at the instance of James Affleck of Edingham dated 15 Jun 1708 for non payment of 55 pounds 6 shillings and 8 pennies Scots as rent for 1706 and 1707 as contained in a pact between Affleck, Edingham and John Smith in Glenaiznie dated 17 March 1702 and registered in the Commissary Court Books of Dumfries 2 Sept 1706. Liberated by Edingham 12 Dec 1715
Name : AFFLECK James
Crime : Debt
Place : Glenwhilly
Subject :
Record 11
Date : 1715-03-25
Ref : GF4/19(A)/17
Text : James Affleck of Eddinghame in Urr, put in prison by John Brown, messenger, by Letters of Caption raised 27 and 28 Feb 1712 by John Maxwell of Barncleuch for the sum of 10 pounds scots plus 28 pounds 13 shillings and 8 pennies as one year's rent of the waulkmill and Croft. Affleck being Cautioner to Robert Wilson tenant of the croft who had been evicted Whitsunday 1714 and had not made payment of 20 pounds incurred through a tack dated 20 May 1709 registered Kirkcudbright 3 Apr 1710 Liberated 26 Mar 1715
Name : AFFLECK James
Crime : Debt
Place : Eddingham, Urr
Subject :
Record 12
Date : 1797-07-15
Ref : GF4/14/48
Text : Robert Affleck, mason enacted as cautioner for John Affleck, app- rentice or journeyman mason (son of Robert) and bound that the son keep the King's peace to William Lorimar in Penpont and keep him harmless and skaithless in his person, family, goods and gear for the space of twelve months under the pain of two hundred merks scots. Magistrate - Unnamed Writer - William Atchison Witnesses - William Atchison and Robert Locke
Name : AFFLECK John
Crime : Breach of peace
Place : Penpont
Subject :
Record 13
Date : 1788-04-17
Ref : GF4/25/55&56
Text : Robert Affleck incarcerated in the Tolbooth by warrant from Lord Swinton ordering that he be held at Dumfries from Kirkcudbright until trial or liberation in due course of law. 5 JUN 1789. Due to be Transported but received His Majestys Pardon
Name : AFFLECK Robert
Crime : Not Recorded
Place : Dumfries Kirkcudbright
Subject : Royal Pardon
Record 14
Date : 1724-07-01
Ref : GF4/19/95
Text : William Aiken, miller, sometime in Kirkgunzeon, now in New Abbey, was put in prison by Alexander Agnew, messenger by Letters of Caption raised by William Copland of Collieston dated and signed in Edinburgh 16 Apr 1724 for non payment of 24 pounds Scots plus 4 pounds in interest. Contained in a bond granted by Copland to Aiken jointly with Joseph Dun, weaver, dated 17 Jan 1718 and registered in Commissary Court 3 Jan 1719. Also for the further sum of 40 pounds 10 shillings + 13 pounds in interest.
Name : AIKEN William
Crime : Debt
Place : Kirkgunzeon and New Abbey
Subject :
Record 15
Date : 1759-09-27
Ref : GF4/22/59
Text : Shopkeeper in Dumfries, in prison on a charge of debt; released 16 November
Name : AINSLIE John
Crime : Debt
Place :
Subject :
Record 16
Date : 1803-12-28
Ref : GF4/14/256
Text : See file GF4/14/256 re: Elizabeth McWilliam, mother
Name : AITKEN Catherine
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 17
Date : 1803-12-28
Ref : GF4/14/256
Text : See file GF4/14/256 re: Elizabeth McWilliam, mother
Name : AITKEN Charlotte
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 18
Date : 1781-06-06
Ref : GF4/12/120
Text : See Archibald Cunningham of same Ref.
Name : AITKEN James
Crime : Unspecified
Place :
Subject :
Record 19
Date : 1789-11-09
Ref : GF4/25/85&86
Text : Margaret Aitken or Henderson incarcerated in the Tolbooth under warrant by Andrew Johnston, Provost of Annan for being guilty of sundrey acts of theft more fully set out in the warrant. 17 April 1790. Liberated at the Bar of the Court.
Name : AITKEN Margaret
Crime : Theft
Place : Dumfries Annan
Subject :
Record 20
Date : 1722-02-07
Ref : GF4/19/15
Text : James Akine [ Aitkin ], miller in Dumfries put in prison by John Maxwell, messenger by letters of caption of31 Jan 1716 by John Baylie, merchant in Warinton for non payment of œ6 sterling plus 30 shillings interest. Contained in a bond granted by James Aitken and Thomas Roan, workman in Dumfries 25 Feb 1713. Reg in burgh court books 13 Feb 1714. Delivered to Baillie Maxwell. Liberated 24 Feb 1722 by a warrand from Janet Wilson widow of Robert Baylie factor appointed by John Baylie her son.
Name : AITKIN James
Crime : Debt
Place : Warrington (?)
Subject :
Record 21
Date : 1716-07-04
Ref : GF4/19(A)30
Text : John Aikin, in Loudon put in prison by Letters of Caption signed in Edinburgh ( date not legible ) for non payment of 110 pounds of capital plus 20 pounds of interest. Contained in a bond dated 23 Jan 1699 registered in the Commissary Court Books of Dumfries 3 Oct 1707. Liberated by Gribton, 13 July 1716
Name : AITKIN John
Crime : Debt
Place : Cluden ? ie Loudon
Subject :
Record 22
Date : 1787-12-31
Ref : GF4/13/26
Text : Daniel Aldridge appeared before magistrates as a person of no fixed abode from Ireland and, having been apprehended some time ago on the strong suspicion of making and circulating counterfeit shilligs and sixpences; it was decided he was a vagrant and to be banished from the Burgh within eight hours, for the period of his life. To return to result in imprisonment and publically conveyed out of the Burgh. Magistrates - William Boyd, William Nelson and Robert Jackson Writer - John ARMSTRONG Witnesses - John Armstrong and Archibald Malcolm
Name : ALDRIDGE Daniel
Crime : Vagrancy
Place :
Subject : Banishment
Record 23
Date : 1795-01-26
Ref : GF4/13/316
Text : Ann Alison, spouse to James Campbell, soldier in the Regiment of Foot and who has lived in Dumfries for the past two years, was detected stealing and carrying away a gown, the property of a person called Glover, and imprisoned in the Tolbooth. Admitted guilt and expressed willingness to be banished for the space of three years from this date. Premature return to be met with the usual penalties of whipping, imprisonment and further banishment. Magistrate - Robert Jackson Writer - Robert Locke Witnesses - Robert Locke and George Sloan
Name : ALISON Ann
Crime : Theft
Place : Barlochan Mill
Subject : Army self banishment
Record 24
Date : 1785-08-25
Ref : GF4/12/204
Text : John Wallace innkeeper and Robert Biggar innkeeper enacted as cautioners for Jacob Allan in Woodfoot and bound that the latter appear and answer any process raised by the fiscal touching on matters in the original petition within six months from the date of the bond on penalty of two hundred merks scots at which point the accused to relieve the cautioners of further responsibility. Writer - James Dinniston Witnesses - John Armstrong and James Dinniston Fiscal - David Newall
Name : ALLAN Jacob
Crime : Unspecified
Place : Woodfoot
Subject :
Record 25
Date : 1785-08-24
Ref : GF4/25/33&34
Text : Jacob Allan in Woodfoot incarcerated in the Tolbooth on a verbal warrant from the magistrates for beating, striking and abusing Joseph Tait and for raising a riot in the High Street. Requried to find bail and to answer any indictment against him by the Procurator Fiscal within six months under penalty of two hundred merks scots. 25 AUG 1785. Liberated from the Tolbooth having found bail.
Name : ALLAN Jacob
Crime : Assault and Riot
Place : Dumfries
Subject : Bail bond
Record 26
Date : 1790-01-07
Ref : GF4/13/118
Text : Andrew Watson, joiner enacted as cautioner for Alexander Anderson joiner et al and bound that he keep the Kings peace to the lieges for the space of six months from the date of bond under penalty of one hundred merks scots each at which point the cautioner to be relieved of further responsibilty Magistrate - William Wilson Writer - John Armstrong Witnesses - John Armstrong and Charles Gordon
Name : ANDERSON Alexander
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 27
Date : 1782-06-15
Ref : GF4/25/3&4
Text : Alexander Anderson, joiner incarcerated in the Tolbooth at the instance of David Newall, Proc. Fiscal and fined in the sum of forty shillings str.. To be detained in prison for ten days and thereafter until the said fine be paid. 25 Jun. 1782. Liberated from the Tolbooth having paid the fine.
Name : ANDERSON Alexander
Crime : Unspecific
Place : Dumfries
Subject : Criminal Process
Record 28
Date : 1776-01-18
Ref : GF4/12/20
Text : Cautioners - Thomas Lorimar, John Corrie and Charles Hannah for this man currently in the Tolbooth on a petition by John Corrie, Lochfoot Miln and Robert Clark in Garroch. Domicile to be house of Charles Hannah. Appearance in any court will result in a penalty of 24 pounds str.to be met by cautioners to be paid to John Corrie and Robert Clark in their capacity as Judges, after which, cautioners releived of further responsibility. Anderson is a merchant in Liverpool.
Name : ANDERSON Andrew
Crime : Unspecified
Place : Lochfoor Mill and Garroch
Subject :
Record 29
Date : 1776-01-15
Ref : GF4/24/47&48; 49&50
Text : 1)Andrew Anderson, merchant incarcerated in the Tolbooth by warrant under the hand of James Clark, magistrate proceeding on a petition by Andrew Smith, merchant for the sum owed of five hundred and seventy pounds str. for advances paid by the petitioner to the accused for the outfitting of the Sloop, Betty in which both had an interest. 2)16 Jan 1776 Arrested in the Tolbooth on complaint by John Corrie and Robert Clark employed by Anderson to buy goods for which payment remained outstanding. 1) 17 Jan 1776 Liberated from the Tolbooth with agreement of his incarcerator. 2) 18 Jan 1776 Liberated from the Tolbooth having found bail.
Name : ANDERSON Andrew
Crime : Debt
Place : Dumfries Lochfootmill
Subject : Accepted Bills
Record 30
Date : 1777-01-02
Ref : GF4/12/36
Text : Charles Anderson journeyman saddler, with John Coulter, charged with being part of a mob and abusing and beating officers and soldiers of the seventieth of foot. Joseph Nicholson enacted as cautioner who will be required to pay fifty pounds scots in event of failure to desist within period of six months.
Name : ANDERSON Charles
Crime : Riot
Place :
Subject :
Record 31
Date : 1792-10-01
Ref : GF4/13/234
Text : Robert Hiddleston, blacksmith enacted as cautioner for Euphemia and Margaret Anderson and Agnes or Nancy McClellan and bound that they prosecute an appeal lodged by them to the Lords Commission- ers at the Spring Circuit against an interlocuter pronounced by the Magistrates in a criminal action against them by the Fiscal and further that they abide by whatever sentence the said Lords pronounce and make payment to the Fiscal of whatever damages and costs incurred. Magistrates - Unnamed Writer - Robert Locke : Witnesses - Robert Locke and Wm.Atchison
Name : ANDERSON Euphemia
Crime : Unspecified
Place :
Subject :
Record 32
Date : 1792-08-07
Ref : GF4/13/230
Text : Robert Hiddleston, blacksmith and James Anderson enacted as cautioners for Euphemia and Margaret Anderson (daughters of Jas. Anderson ) and bound that these daughters appear and answer any action brought against them by Margaret Wilson, daughter of Robt. Wilson, shoemaker and servant to John Jardine, late convenor of the Trades or by the Fiscal for the crimes specified in the petition presented to the Magistrates within a period of six months from this date on penalty of fifty merks scots each Magistrates - Nichol Shaw : Writer - William Atchison. Witnesses - William Atchison and Alexander Craig.
Name : ANDERSON Euphemia
Crime : Unspecified
Place :
Subject :
Record 33
Date : 1790-04-06
Ref : GF4/13/138
Text : See file GF4/13/138 re James Anderson, their father
Name : ANDERSON Euphemia and Margaret and Jean ANDERSON
Crime : Threatening behaviour
Place :
Subject :
Record 34
Date : 1799-06-20
Ref : GF4/14/126
Text : John McQuaker, excise officer, James McCaskie and John Roddick enacted as cautioners for James Anderson, Euphemia Reid, his wife and Jean Anderson, his daughter and bound themselves that the accused keep the Kings peace to Thomas Martin, labourer and keep him harmless and skaithless in his person, his wife, family and effects for the space of twelve months under pain of two hundred merks scots each. Magistrate - Joseph Gass Writer - Robert Locke Witnesses - Writer and Robert Maxwell
Name : ANDERSON James
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject : See file GF4/14/130 for association with this entry.
Record 35
Date : 1790-04-06
Ref : GF4/13/138
Text : Robert Hiddleston, blacksmith enacted as cautioner for James Anderson, Euphemia Reid his spouse & Euphemia, Margaret and Jean Anderson his children and bound under penalty of one hunderd merk scots that John Grindall jnr, watchmaker be kept unharmed and skaithless and also his wife, family,goods etc Magistrate - John Lawson Writer - John Armstrong Witnesses - John Armstrong and William Ewing
Name : ANDERSON James
Crime : Threatening behaviour
Place :
Subject :
Record 36
Date : 1781-06-06
Ref : GF4/12/120
Text : See Archibald Cunningham of same Ref.
Name : ANDERSON James
Crime : Unspecified
Place :
Subject :
Record 37
Date : 1787-09-07
Ref : GF4/26A/55&56
Text : James Anderson, son to James Anderson, ferrier incarcerated in the Tolbooth by petition at the instance of James Hamilton, nailer in Biggar alleging that Anderson was in breach of Indenture dated Feb 1786. Liberation date unrecorded
Name : ANDERSON James
Crime : Breach of Apprenticeship
Place : Dumfries Biggar
Subject :
Record 38
Date : 1799-06-20
Ref : GF4/14/126
Text : See file GF4/14/126 re. James Anderson, father and Euphemia Reid, mother.
Name : ANDERSON Jean
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 39
Date : 1742-12-18
Ref : GF4/20/65
Text : Shop breaking. Liberated 20 April 1743 after enlisting himself in the Regiment of Royal Scots Fusileers meaning he was shipped to Flanders.
Name : ANDERSON John
Crime : Theft and breaking and entering
Place :
Subject : burglary army
Record 40
Date : 1791-09-13
Ref : GF4/27/3&4
Text : John Anderson, merchant in Dalbeattie incarcerated in the Tolbooth under Letters of Caption raised by Alexander Wylie, agent for the Paisley Union Bank at Dumfries against the said accused and others for not making payment of thirty pounds str and interest contained in an accepted bill dated July 1790 and payable three months later. The bill was endorsed to Robert McCaig; then to John Bryce and by him to the complainer, Alex. Wylie. 31 Oct 1791 Liberated from the Tolbooth under an Act for the benefit of poor prisoners as aliment was not lodged.
Name : ANDERSON John
Crime : Debt
Place : Dalbeattie Paisley
Subject : Letters of Caption
Record 41
Date : 1788-04-05
Ref : GF4/26A/83&84
Text : Joseph Anderson incarcerated in the Tolbooth at the instance of George Gray, Officer of Excise for not making payment to him the sum of one pound, four pence str as contained in an accepted bill dated 26th Feb and payable by three months later. 7 Apr 1788 Liberated from the Tolbooth by his incarcerator, George Gray.
Name : ANDERSON Joseph
Crime : Debt
Place : Dumfries
Subject : Accepted Bill
Record 42
Date : 1792-10-01
Ref : GF4/13/234
Text : See file ref. GF4/13/234 re; Euphemia Anderson
Name : ANDERSON Margaret
Crime : Unspecified
Place :
Subject :
Record 43
Date : 1792-08-07
Ref : GF4/13/230
Text : See GF4/13/230 re: sister Euphemia
Name : ANDERSON Margaret
Crime : Unspecified
Place :
Subject : Interim Deliverance
Record 44
Date : 1784-05-29
Ref : GF4/12/188
Text : John Hutton merchant enacted as cautioner for Robert Anderson shoemaker and prisoner in the Tolbooth and bound that he appear before any competent court for the payment of nine pounds four- teen shillings sterling on penalty of twelve pounds sterling. It would seem that the cautioner is also the pursuer in this instance! Witnesses - Alexander Moffat , Francis Maxwell and James Twaddle Writer - James Dinniston : Francis Moffat later joined as cautioner to underwrire the finances of John Hutton witnessed by William Ferguson jailer and James Dinniston.
Name : ANDERSON Robert
Crime : Debt
Place : Whitehaven
Subject :
Record 45
Date : 1784-05-28
Ref : GF4/26/3&4
Text : Robert Anderson, shoemaker in Whitehaven incarcerated in the Tolbooth in virtue of a warrant under the hand of William Boyd, bailie on a petition by John Hutton, merchant declaring that the said Anderson owed him nine pounds fourteen shillings str.by the accepted bill date of seventh Aug. 1778. Since Anderson was a foreigner and not subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts here, the complainer sought this man's incarceration until he found caution for six months under penalty of twelve pound str. 29 MAY 1784. GF4/26/4 - Found agreed caution and was liberated from Tolbooth. Cautioners - John Hutton and Francis Maxwell
Name : ANDERSON Robert
Crime : Debt
Place : Whitehaven
Subject :
Record 46
Date : 1789-08-11
Ref : GF4/13/100
Text : George Johnston, vintner and Peter Primrose, senior shoemaker enacted as cautioners for Thomas Anderson, shoemaker and bound that he appear personally to answer any indictment or assault mentioned in the petition within six months of the date of the bond under penalty of four hundred merks scots. The accused also petitioned for release from jail where he was detained Magistrate - Unnamed Writer - John Armstrong Witnesses John Armstrong ; Francis Maxwell ; Simon Mackenzie
Name : ANDERSON Thomas
Crime : Assault
Place :
Subject :
Record 47
Date : 1789-08-08
Ref : GF4/25/75&76
Text : Thomas Anderson, shoemaker incarcerated in the Tolbooth under warrant by Robert Jackson, magistrate proceeding on a petition by John Richardson that the accused attacked his father to the extent that there is now risk of the father losing his life and the fear that Anderson will abscond from the area when he hears that the victim may expire. 11 AUG 1789. Liberated from the Tolbooth on finding caution to appear and answer any indictment that may be brought against him in respect of the petition.
Name : ANDERSON Thomas
Crime : Assault
Place : Dumfries
Subject : ? Attempted Murder.
Record 48
Date : 1776-09-27
Ref : GF4/12/32
Text : John Anderson along with three others - namely Joan Reid, Agnes Hamilton and Agnes Robertson - charged with vagrancy and theft: chose self banishment for life rather than stand trial. Occupat- ion nailmaker and address Glasgow.
Name : ANDRESON John
Crime : Pick-pocketing and vagrancy
Place : Glasgow
Subject : fair
Record 49
Date : 1758-06-20
Ref : GF4/22/33
Text : Deceased merchant of Edinburgh whose widow, Rachell Broadie, was imprisoned for debt
Name : ANGUS Edward
Crime :
Place : Edinburgh
Subject :
Record 50
Date : 1796-02-27
Ref : GF4/13/356
Text : Henry Dickson, innkeeper and John Ferguson, whitesmith enacted as cautioners for Elizabeth Armstrong, spouse to Thomas Neilson, shoemaker and bound that the said person keep the Kings peace to Peter McDowall, plasterer and his family and that they shall not be hurt, troubled nor molested in their persons, goods and gear for the space of twelve months under penalty of two hundred merks scots. Magistrate - Unnamed Writer - Robert Locke Witnesses - R.Locke and Peter McKeand
Name : ARMSTRONG Elizabeth
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 51
Date : 1785-12-16
Ref : GF4/12/210
Text : See Thomas Neilon of same Ref.
Name : ARMSTRONG Elizabeth
Crime : Breach of peace and defamation
Place :
Subject :
Record 52
Date : 1776-03-23
Ref : GF4/24/59&61
Text : James Armstrong in Loganhouse incarcerated in the Tolbooth under warrant by the Sheriff Sub on a petition by Thomas Johnston in Grange for a number of accepted but unpaid bills for various sums including the following - one hundred pounds str plus interest; twenty two pounds ten shillings str plus interest. Only part payments made for these amounts, based on four accepted bills dated from January 1770 to 1775, and used to buy and sell cattle with partner James Irvine. Imprisoned as it was known that the accused had disposed of his effects and intended to flee the country to live in England - to find caution and appear to answer any action against him under penalty of two hundred pounds str. No indication of amount of caution nor liberation date.
Name : ARMSTRONG James
Crime : Debt
Place : Dumfries Loganhouse Grange
Subject : Bail Bond
Record 53
Date : 1786-11-23
Ref : GF4/26A/23,23A &24
Text : John Armstrong in Drungans incarcerated in the Tolbooth by warrant under the hand of William Clark, J.P proceeding on a petition by Malcolm Wright in Amisfield asserting that the accused had failed to pay an accepted bill, dated 1st Aug last, for four pounds, six shillings str and payable two months thereafter and intended leaving the country. To remain in prison until sufficient found 30 Nov 1786 Liberated from the Tolbooth by his incarcerator.
Name : ARMSTRONG John
Crime : Debt
Place : Dumfries Amisfield
Subject : Meditatione fugue
Record 54
Date : 1723-10-21
Ref : GF4/19/55
Text : James Ashburn was put in prison on a complaint from Alexander Copland, younger of Collieston for not delvivering to him 3 ounces of silver which Collieston gave him to make a snuff box. Ashburn liberated 24 October by a warrand from Coupland of Collieston.
Name : ASHBURN James
Crime : Fraud
Place :
Subject : Silversmithing
Record 55
Date : 1795-11-07
Ref : GF4/13/336
Text : James Mitchell, cabinet maker, James Kerr, hairdresser and George McNoah enacted as cautioners for James Auld, son of William Auld, schoolmaster and bound that he, James Auld, keep the peace to William Young, upholsterer, John McQuaker, exciseman, Martin Richardson and Grizel Crosbie and keep them harmless and skaith- less in their persons, families, goods, gear and effects for the space of six months under penalty of one hundred merks scots. Magistrate - Nichol Shaw Writer - William Atchison Witnesses - William Atchison and Robert Locke
Name : AULD James
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 56
Date : 1787-12-11
Ref : GF4/26A/65&66
Text : Daniel Auldridge incarcerated in the Tolbooth by warrant under the hand of William Boyd, magistrate on a complaint against him by John Gass, shoemaker and John Howat of Bridgend. 12 Dec 1787 Liberated from the Tolbooth by his incarcerators, Gass and Howat.
Name : AULDRIDGE Daniel
Crime : Unspecified Complaint
Place : Dumfries
Subject :
Record 57
Date : 1744-09-24
Ref : GF4/21/21
Text : In jail on a charge of vagrancy. Whipped through the town on 30 Oct 1744 and banished from Dumfries
Name : BAILLIE John
Crime : Vagrancy
Place :
Subject :
Record 58
Date : 1743-11-15
Ref : GF4/22/10 & 10B
Text : In jail on a charge of vagrancy. Whipped through the town of Dumfries by the hangman, 30 Nov 1743
Name : BAILY Ann
Crime : Vagrancy
Place :
Subject :
Record 59
Date : 1800-12-08
Ref : GF4/14/174
Text : Robert Neilson, merchant and John Johnston, residing at French enacted as cautioners for John Bain and Jean Noble, his spouse both living at Paddock hill and bound that they keep the Kings peace to Agnes Dobie of Paddock hill and not hurt, trouble or molest her in her person, goods or gear for the space of twelve months under penalty of two hundred merks scots each. Magistrate - Unnamed Writer - Robert Locke Witnesses - Writer and Robert Fraser
Name : BAIN John and spouse,Jean Noble
Crime : Breach of peace
Place : Paddock hill
Subject :
Record 60
Date : 1759-05-16
Ref : GF4/22/49
Text : Incarcerated William Scott younger of Beattock for debt owed to him by Scott
Name : BANK James
Crime :
Place : Lochbank
Subject :
Record 61
Date : 1759-07-09
Ref : GF4/22/52
Text : In jail charged with threatening bodily harm and to burn the houses of several people in Bengall in Dryfesdale. Released on 17 July on promise to keep the peace towards the people in Bengal
Name : BAXTER Agnes
Crime : Threatening behaviour
Place : Bengall, Dryfesdale
Subject :
Record 62
Date : 1793-09-10
Ref : GF4/13/268
Text : William Baxter, son of Homer Baxter, wright imprisoned in the Tolbooth for the theft of œ14 sterling e from the Sergeant Major, John Mitchell, of Lord Breadalbanes Fencibles and, having acknowledged guilt, offered to go into banishment for the space of seven yearsupon release from prison. Premature return to result in imprisonment, whipping etc; offender aged under 14 Magistrate - Unnamed Writer - Unnamed Witnesses - Unnamed
Name : BAXTER William
Crime : Theft of money
Place :
Subject : Banishment
Record 63
Date : 1757-09-15
Ref : GF4/22/15
Text : Joiner, father of girl imprisoned for bearing an illegitimate child in secret
Name : BAXTER William
Crime :
Place :
Subject :
Record 64
Date : 1796-08-06
Ref : GF4/14/14
Text : William McKay, merchant, enacted as cautioner for Isobel Bayne widow of Gardener ( no given name ) and daughter, Janet Gardener and bound that they keep the peace to Margaret Thomson and her husband John McCray, late soldier in the sixth regiment of drag- oons and keep the harmless and skaithless in their persons, family, goods and gear for the space of twelve months under penalty of two hundred merks scots. Magistrate - Unnamed Writer - William Atchison Witnesses - William Atchison and John Livingston
Name : BAYNE Isobel
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject : Army
Record 65
Date : 1803-02-08
Ref : GF4/14/218
Text : Mrs Winifred Irving, alias Sweetman, enacted as cautioner for Thomas Bean, solicitor and late of Kingston, Jamaica and bound that he appear personally at all diets of Court in any action against him by John Carson, late of Banks and now Borgue, or others 'heir'to the goods and effects of Samuel Carson late of Jamaica and brother of the said John Carson, within six months under penalty of œ300 - in which event the cautioner relieved of further responsibility Magistrate - Unnamed Writer - Robert Murray. Witnesses - Writer and George Richmond
Name : BEAN Thomas
Crime : Embezzlement or Theft
Place : Jamaica, Kingston and Pleasanthill
Subject : Malpractice by solicitor?
Record 66
Date : 1784-10-30
Ref : GF4/25/21&22
Text : Thomas Beard, late soldier, John Brown, chapman and John Roddick incarcerated in the Tolbooth under warrant by William Clark and Andrew Smith, bailies for theft, actors or art and part, of a printed cotton web from the shop of Samuel Kirkpatrick. To await trial. 9 Apr 1785 Thomas Beard removed fro the Tolbooth and taken to hospital. 3 May 1785 John Brown liberated from the Tolbooth and banished from the County for two years. 4 May 1785 John Roddick liberated from the Tolbooth and banished fro five years. Appeal made by prisoner.
Name : BEARD Thomas
Crime : Theft
Place : Dumfries
Subject : Precognition
Record 67
Date : 1803-10-27
Ref : GF4/14/252
Text : Kinlaw Winlaw, joiner enacted as cautioner for George Beattie, dyer and bound that he keep the Kings peace to Joseph Bailiff, hatter and keep him untroubled, unmolested and unhounded for the space of twelve months under penalty of fifty pounds str. Magistrate - Robert Jackson Writer - Robert Murray Witnesses - Writer and Charles McGhie, bookseller
Name : BEATIE George
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 68
Date : 1775-07-28
Ref : GF4/23/43
Text : Stealing a black silk cloak belonging to John Armstrong's wife. Liberated 18 Oct 1775 after standing at the pillory from 12-1 noon. See also James Story, her spouse, and Rachel Williamson.
Name : BEATON Catherine
Crime : Theft
Place :
Subject : punishment stocks
Record 69
Date : 1796-06-03
Ref : GF4/14/10
Text : See file GF4/10 : Janet Bell - mother of Andrew Beattie
Name : BEATTIE Andrew
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 70
Date : 1796-06-03
Ref : GF4/14/10
Text : See file GF4/14/10 : Janet Bell - mother of Isobel Beattie
Name : BEATTIE Isobel
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 71
Date : 1772-11-21
Ref : GF4/23/3
Text : Charged with vagrancy Liberated 16 April 1773 on enacting herself in the books of the peace to leave the county never to return.
Name : BEATTY Janet
Crime : Vagrancy
Place :
Subject : banishment
Record 72
Date : 1724-04-01
Ref : GF4/19/69
Text : Adam Beaty in Side of Bencastle was incarcerated in the pledge house of Dumfries by John Palmer, sherrif officer, by a warrand raised by John Beaty in Corse Dyke,and John Johnston in Whittrigs This until he find caution to pay John Beaty 28 pounds and 5 pounds to John Johnston. Liberated 12 May 1724 by John Johnston
Name : BEATY Adam
Crime : Debt
Place : Bencastle, Side of
Subject :
Record 73
Date : 1774-02-28
Ref : GF4/23/17
Text : Murder of her daughter's new born child. Liberated 4 April 1774. See also Margaret Hasty, her daughter.
Name : BEATY Grizall
Crime : Infanticide
Place :
Subject : murder
Record 74
Date : 1786-07-05
Ref : GF4/26A/9,9A&10,10A
Text : John Beaty in Locherwoods incarcerated in the Tolbooth under Letters of Caption dated Jan last at the instance of James Black of Woodhead for failing to make payment to him of fifteen pounds, fifteen shillings and interst due in an accepted bill only part of which has been paid. 23 Oct 1786 Liberated from the Tolbooth under Act of Parliament for Poor Prisoners after modified aliment at an earlier date.
Name : BEATY John
Crime : Debt
Place : Dumfries Woodhead
Subject : Act for Poor Prisoners
Record 75
Date : 1757-05-02
Ref : GF4/22/13
Text : In prison on a charge of debt. Released 12 May 1757
Name : BEATY William, of Hillhead
Crime : Debt
Place : Hillhead
Subject :
Record 76
Date : 1759-08-21
Ref : GF4/22/55
Text : A vagrant, in prison on a charge of theft. Released on 3 Feb 1760 on promising never to return to Dumfriesshire
Name : BEAULIE William
Crime : Theft
Place :
Subject :
Record 77
Date : 1790-04-01
Ref : GF4/13/134
Text : John Beck enacted as cautioner for his son, Alexander Beck and bound that under penalty of one hundred merks scots he keep the peace to the lieges for a period of six months Magistrate - William Wilson Writer - John Armstrong Witnesses - John Armstrong and James Dinniston
Name : BECK Alexander
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 78
Date : 1785-10-10
Ref : GF4/26/59&60
Text : George Beer, Little Dalton incarcerated in the Tolbooth in virtue of Letters of Caption raised by Alexander Farquharson, accountant in Edinburgh and Trustee for John Carruthers et al and Lieutenant John Johnston in Shillyhill for not making payment for rental for land and crops for the years 1779, 1781 and 1782 for the sum of ninety one pounds, twelve shillings str. and further for not making payment to them, thirteen pounds str. and and twelve pounds sixteen shillings and eleven pence str. as expenses. 7 November 1785. Liberated under Act for the Benefit of Poor Prisoners. No aliment provided.
Name : BEER George
Crime : Debt
Place : Little Dalton
Subject : Poverty
Record 79
Date : 1797-02-28
Ref : GF4/14/26
Text : Robert Burgess, stocking maker enacted as cautioner for David Bell, stocking maker and bound that he, Bell, appear and answer any action brought against him by Janet Richardson, relict of William Stothart, late merchant in Langtown, in any competent Court in Scotland for payment of the balance of one pound, six shillings sterling contained in a missive in which he is bound to pay her three pounds yearly, in half yearly payments, until the child therein mentioned attain the age of seven years. Penalty for default within six months for all balances and expenses Writer - W. Atchison
Name : BELL David
Crime : Fathering illegitimate child
Place : Langtown
Subject : Bastardy
Record 80
Date : 1774-11-23
Ref : GF4/24/25&26
Text : George Bell of Sealhill incarcerated in the Tolbooth by Letters of Caption, dated 18th October last and raised by David Haig, merchant for failing to make payment to the complainer of the principal sum of twenty two pounds, two shillings and sixpence str. and interest thereof. contained in a bill dated 1st June last drawn by William Carruthers and accepted by the defender by which he had to make payment within sixty days. Instrument of Protest registered on the 29th August last. 24 November 1774. Liberated granted by the incarcerator, David Haig
Name : BELL George
Crime : Debt
Place : Sealhill
Subject : Protested Bill
Record 81
Date : 1776-07-17
Ref : GF4/24/75&76
Text : George Bell of Scalehill incarcerated in the Tolbooth under Letters of Caption at the instance of George Johnston, merchant of London representing the deceased John Bell, father of the accused, for not making payment to him of fifty pounds and ten pounds str of liquidation expenses cotained in a bond of January 1757. 15 Aug 1776. Liberated from the Tolbooth by Andrew Johnston, his incarcerator. * Incarcerator named as George Johnston in the text. * Liberation text dated as above also on page 74
Name : BELL George
Crime : Debt
Place : Dumfries London
Subject : Letters of Horning
Record 82
Date : 1776-08-03
Ref : GF4/24/75&76
Text : George Bell of Scaleshill incarcerated in the Tolbooth under Letters of Caption at the instance of Robert Maxwell of Cargan, late company cashier declaring that on the 25th July last the accused and Thomas Smith failed to make payment to the complainer, as cashier of the company,the sum of thirteen pounds str on the due date on Sept 1774. 15 Aug 1776. Liberated from the Tolbooth by his incarcerator. Thomas Smith did not appear to be further dealt with. * See pages 74, 75 &76 for further entries re. George Bell.
Name : BELL George
Crime : Debt
Place : Dumfries Cargen
Subject : Letters of Caption, Horning
Record 83
Date : 1796-06-03
Ref : GF4/14/10
Text : George Aitken, carter, and James McClellan, shoemaker, enacted as cautioners for Janet Bell, relict of James Beattie in Brasswell in Trench and Andrew Beattie, her son and Isobel Beattie, her daughter and bound that they keep the peace to Elizabeth Smith, spouse to James Wilson in Brasswell and keep her harmless and skaithless in her person, family, goods, gear, effects, good name and reputation for the space of six months under penalty of one hundred merks scots each. Magistrate - Unnamed Writer - William Atchison : Witnesses - W.Atchison and P.McKeand
Name : BELL Janet
Crime : Breach of peace
Place : Brasswell, Trench
Subject :
Record 84
Date : 1801-05-14
Ref : GF4/14/178
Text : John Allan, merchant, Thomas Dunbar, mason and William Hyslop, vintner enacted as cautioners for John Bell, son of the deceased William Bell, late chaise driver, and presently prisoner in the Tolbooth and bound that he, John Bell, appear personally and answer any indictment brought against him by the Proc. Fiscal or his Majestys Advocate in any competent Court for the alleged crime of defacing, mutilating or destroying sundry grave stones and monuments in the Old Church yard. Time scale for appearance - within twelve months under penalty of five hundred merks scots. Magist. - Nichol Shaw. Writer - R.Locke. Witn - Locke&Livingston
Name : BELL John
Crime : Vandalism - destruction of grave stones etc.
Place : Church Yard, Old
Subject :
Record 85
Date : 1786-04-17
Ref : GF4/26/83&84
Text : John Bell, collier at Drumlanrig incarcerated in the Tolbooth in virtue of Letters of Caption at the instance of Joseph Kellock in Thornhill against him and Hannah Trathearn for not making payment to him of the principal sum of eleven pounds, six pence str. and interest thereon contained in a bill dated 17th November 1780, drawn up by the pursuer and accepted by the defender and payable six weeks later. Letters of Horning issued and registered with the Court. 27 May 1786. Liberated under Act for Poor Prisoners with aliment set at five shillings scots per diem but left unpaid.
Name : BELL John
Crime : Debt
Place : Thornhill
Subject : Poverty
Record 86
Date : 1793-04-06
Ref : GF4/13/260
Text : See file number GF4/13/260 re: Janet Wright, she being her mother
Name : BELL Mary
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 87
Date : 1791-09-12
Ref : GF4/27/1&2
Text : See file GF4/27/1&2 re: William Bell, husband
Name : BELL Rachael
Crime : Child Neglect
Place : Castlemilk
Subject : Failed to properly care for child
Record 88
Date : 1788-04-28
Ref : GF4/26A/87&88
Text : Rachell Bell incarcerated in the Tolbooth under Letters of Caption dated Apr current and raised by John Newall, late of Barskeoch, for not making payment to the complainer the sum of seventy seven pounds, twelve shillings and nine pence, contained in an accepted bill dated 20th Feb last, accepted by the accused and her sons and more fully narrated in Letters of Horning. 7 May 1788 Liberated from the Tolbooth by her incarcerator, John Newall
Name : BELL Rachell
Crime : Debt
Place : Dfrs Barskeoch Scotbridge
Subject : Accepted Bill
Record 89
Date : 1775-04-15
Ref : GF4/12/6
Text : Francis Bell shoemaker enacted as cautioner for Robert Bell shoemaker and bound that he shall make payment to Margaret Mill- igan spouse to James Steadman of Knockreoch for unpaid rental for property in the Kirkgate and to remove himself at the term. Writer - Robert Beveridge Witnesses - Ivie Porteous and Robert Beveridge
Name : BELL Robert
Crime : Debt (unpaid rent)
Place : Knockreoch
Subject :
Record 90
Date : 1776-01-02
Ref : GF4/23/49
Text : Breaking windows Liberated 2 Jan 1776 Also see John Carruthers and John Carson (all young boys?)
Name : BELL William
Crime : Vandalism - destruction of property
Place :
Subject :
Record 91
Date : 1791-09-12
Ref : GF4/27/1&2
Text : William Bell and his wife Rachael incarcerated in the Tolbooth under warrant signed by Robertson Lidderdill of Castlemilk, J.P. for the crime of exposing their female child, more fully narrated in the warrant. 17 Sep 1781 Liberated from the Tolbooth by John Welsh, having voluntarily banished self and wife.
Name : BELL William
Crime : Child Neglect
Place : Castlemilk
Subject : Failed to properly care for child
Record 92
Date : 1746-08-05
Ref : GF4/21/40
Text : In prison charged with failing to pay fine for a riot committed by them. Liberated 6 Aug 1746 by Court order
Name : BELL William and Robert
Crime : Riot and unpaid fine
Place :
Subject :
Record 93
Date : 1789-09-02
Ref : GF4/13/102
Text : William McCracken, writer & David Robison, shopkeeper enacted as cautioners for Richard Bendall flaxdresser and bound that he keep the peace in relation to William McKeand tailor, his wife, family goods etc and leave them unharmed for the space of six months under penalty of one hundred merks scots Magistrate - Unnamed Writer - Jmaes Dinniston Witnesses - John Armstrong and William Ferguson
Name : BENDALL Richard
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 94
Date : 1758-11-25
Ref : GF4/22/27
Text : In prison charged with not appearing before the Court when summoned. Fined œ10 scots and released 27 Nov on finding sufficient caution.
Name : BLACK Francis, of Whinrigg
Crime : Non-appearance at Court
Place : Whinrigg
Subject :
Record 95
Date : 1759-05-14
Ref : GF4/22/49
Text : In prison on a charge of debt. Released on 9 June.
Name : BLACK James, younger
Crime : Debt
Place : Hartbap
Subject :
Record 96
Date : 1782-12-20
Ref : GF4/12/144
Text : James Milligan enacted as cautioner for Thomas Blacklock son of Andrew Blacklock flesher that the offender keep the peace to Arthur Hawthorn Lieut. of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and not hurt trouble nor molest him on penalty of one hundred merks scots at which stage the cautioner to be relieved of further responsib- ility
Name : BLACKLOCK Andrew
Crime : Breach of peace and threatening behaviour
Place :
Subject : army
Record 97
Date : 1789-05-05
Ref : GF4/13/72
Text : Thomas Blacklock, shoemaker enacted as cautioner for his son Thomas Blacklock and bound that he keep the peace to his Majesty's lieges and not hurt trouble nor molest them or their families,property for the space of twelve months from the date of bond under penalty of one hundred merks scots. Magistrate - Unnamed Writer - James Dinniston Witnesses - James Dinniston and John Sturgeon
Name : BLACKLOCK Thomas
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 98
Date : 1787-08-27
Ref : GF4/26A/53,53A&54
Text : Andrew Blackstock, flesher incarcerated in the Tolbooth at the instance of James Wright, shopkeeper for not making payment to him the sum of ten shillings and four pence str plus expenses contained in a decree obtained by the complainer on the 4th Jul1786. 29 Aug 1787 Liberated from the Tolbooth by James Wright, his incarcerator.
Name : BLACKSTOCK Andrew
Crime : Debt
Place : Dumfries
Subject :
Record 99
Date : 1799-09-04
Ref : GF4/14/136
Text : See file GF4/14/136 re: Edward Hyslop, husband
Name : BLACKSTOCK Helen and husband, Edward Hyslop
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
Record 100
Date : 1793-01-22
Ref : GF4/13/250
Text : James Smith, barber enacted as cautioner for Janet Blackstock, spouse to Hugh Martin jnr., shoemaker and bound that she keep the Kings peace to Henny Monday and leave her unharmed and skaithless in her person, goods, gear and effects, either by herself or others for the space of twelve months from this date under pen- alty of one hunderd merks scots. Magistrate - William Wilson Writer - Robert Locke Witnesses - William Atchison and Robert Locke
Name : BLACKSTOCK Janet
Crime : Breach of peace
Place :
Subject :
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