10 August 2014

Reward for detention of Helen Sutherland


WHEREAS a FEMALE CHILD, apparently about six weeks old, was found exposed at Hilton, in the parish of Old Machar, on the morning of Friday the 19th ult, and that there is the strongest reason to suspect, that the said Child belongs to a Woman calling herself HELEN SUTHERLAND, who was discharged from Bridewell, with her Female Child, on the preceding day,


Is hereby offered, to any person who will apprehend and detain the said Helen Sutherland, or give such information respecting her, to Hugh Fullerton, Procurator Fiscal of the County of Aberdeen, as may be the means of seuring and bringing her to justice.

The said Woman is of middle stature; has brown hair, and a red spot or growth upon her right eye-lid; - Had on a coarse blue gown, when she left Bridewell.  She was sent to Bridewell from Old Deer, by a sentence of the Justices; and being a vagrant, it is probable she assumes different names, according as it suits her convenience.

Aberdeen, August 3, 1814.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 3rd August 1814.

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