The Session being met & Constitute Compeared Anne Howie an unmarried Woman who confessed that she had lately brought forth a Child in adultery to John Smith in Rathven. The Session therefore resolved to summon the said John Smith to compear before them on Sunday next, and ordered the said Anne Howie apud acta likewise to attend on that Day. Sederunt closed with prayer.
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Rathven Kirk Session Register, 1812 (NAS Reference: CH2/308/2).
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