17 December 2017

James Henderson: reward


JAMES HENDERSON, residenter in Aberdeen, commonly called Egg Jamie, and sometimes Meal Jamie, accused of various acts of Housebreaking and Theft, in the town and neighbourhood of Aberdeen.

The said James Henderson made his Escape on the 9th curt., is about six feet high, appears to be about 50 years of age, has short fair hair, reddish whiskers, (if not since cut away), grey or blue eyes, is fair complexioned and smooth faced, speaks the south country dialect; he is well known over the country, as he was in the practice of frequenting the Country Markets, particularly those held to the westward and northward of Aberdeen, and of buying large quantities of eggs and butter weekly from country people, bringing the same to Aberdeen for Sale.  When he made his escape, he was dressed in a mixed grey coat, under a drab coloured great coat, wore corduroy trowsers.   About twelve years ago he was a carrier and grain dealer in Leith or Edinburgh; his father, it is believed, was formerly a farmer near Dunse in Berwickshire and is now living near Linlithgow.

Whoever shall apprehend the said James Henderson and secure him in the nearest Jail, will receive a reward of FIVE GUINEAS, on applying to Mr Alexander Cadenhead, Procurator Fiscal of Aberdeen.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 17th December 1817.

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