29 November 2012

Durris Kirk Session Minutes, 29th November 1812

The Session met in the Church, and being constitute by prayer compeared Jean Thomson in Brachmont, who, after being seriously exhorted to ingenuity in her confession, and sincerely in her professions of repentance, adhered to her former confession.  At same time appeared William Smith; and asbolutely denied being ever guilty with the said Jean Thomson.  The Minister seriously exhorted him to ingenuity; but still, he persisted in his denial.  Jean Thomson having been asked if she had any presumption to alledges against him, Answered; that he was guilty with her in the Fields on the second week of May last, as she thinks, but does not remember the particular day.  The Session refer the Matter to the Presbytery for their advice.

To be continued.
Durris Session Minutes, 1812, NAS Reference: CH2/651/4. 
Kirk Session Registers are available to search at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh and at local archives throughout Scotland.

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