7 January 2011

Deskford Kirk Session Register, 1811

Janry. 7th 1811.  The Session met & constituted &c Compeared Alexr. Ingles Junr & Margt. Whyte, confessed the sin of antenuptial fornication, were suitably exhorted & having paid the usual penalty were absolved from Church Discipline.  Closed with prayer.

NAS Reference: CH2/91/3/93

Payment of the penalty is recorded in the Deskford Kirk Session Accounts for 1811 (CH2/91/5/17):

Janry. 27th  To Alexr. Ingles & Margt. Whyte's penalty for Antenuptial fornication........ £0 10s -

Kirk Session Registers are available at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh and at local archives throughout Scotland.

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