Compeared James Gilbert junr, likewise residing in Backdykes; and being asked, if ever he had seen William Smith going to Jean Thomson's Father's house answered, he never had seen him going to said house.
Compeared, at same time, Elizabeth Hendrie, wife of David Scroggie in Cornhill; and being asked if she had ever seen William Smith going to Jean Thomson's Father's house; answered, that she never had; nor had ever seen them together alone in that house.
The Session referred the matter to the Presbytery for their advice. Both Parties were summoned apud acta to appear before the Presbytery on the last Wednesday of March ensuing.
Durris Session Minutes, 1813, NAS Reference: CH2/651/4)
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