The Session being met & Constitute Compeared on citation John Smith a married man accused of being the Father of Anne Howies Child, & He being exhorted in the presence of Anne Howie to make a fair & true confession, denied all connection with Her. The Session taking this case under consideration agreed to summon both parties before the first meeting of Presbytery: and do summon them apud acta to attend the Presby., at Portsoy or Cullen the first Wednesday after 22d November next. Sederunt closed with prayer.
Rathven Kirk Session Register, 1812 (NAS Reference: CH2/308/2).
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