1 September 2013

Broke Prison and Reward Offered

WHEREAS WILLIAM LAW, incarcerated in the tolbooth of Stonehaven, accused of a capital crime, broke the prison of that place, and escaped upon the night betwixt the 25th and 26th days of August;


is hereby offered to any person or persons who will apprehend and secure the person of the said William Law, and deliver him over at Stonehaven to the keeper of the tolbooth there.

The said William Law worked as a labourer and ditcher, for some short time, on Dee side, near Upper Banchory.  He is about 5 feet 7 inches high, middling stout made, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, has a flat broken nose, and has been wounded in one of his hands.  He had upon him, when he made his escape, corduroy trowsers, a brown striped vest, and a light brown short coat.

The reward to be paid by John Low, writer in Stonehaven, procurator fiscal of the sheriff court of Kincardineshire.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 1st September 1813.

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