14 February 2013

Durris Kirk Session Minutes, 14th February 1813

After Sermon the Session met in the Church, and being constitute by prayer, compeared Jean Thomson; who still adhered to her former confession.  Compeared also William Smith; who still persisted in his denial.  Compeared Margaret Burnett, wife of James Gilbert senr. in Backdykes; and being asked; if she had ever seen William Smith going to Jean Thomson's Father's house, answered that she does not remember, that she ever saw him going to that house.

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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