OTD #Duns 1719 Janet [?] and Janet Reid were charged with scolding on the Lord's Day. They were give a (private) sessional rebuke rather than a 'publick' rebuke as it was a first offence. #scottishkirk #discplinebooks #maresearch
OTD 1712 #Dunbar 'Elizabeth Howick aged 36 years Janet Ferguson aged 28 years and Margaret Guise aged 24 years, witnesses against Marion Dods all of them Depons that they heard the said Marion call Joan Masson both a witch and witched severall tymes. She lyble is clearly proven'
OTD 1737 #Dunbar 'The Session Considering that it is Necessary to keep an Exact Register of the Dead, which has hither to been neglected' #scottishkirk #kirkdiscplinebooks
OTD 1730 #Dunbar 'Lords Day was prophan'd about the Shoar and other Places in the Town by some employed in their Pastimes in the time of Divine Worship... The Session appoint two of the Elders with a Town Officer to search the Town in the time of Sermon' #kirkdiscplinebook
1731 #Dunbar The role of the community and Kirk in protecting those in unfortunate circumstances; 'The two women that had taken care of the Child expos'd at Belton were allowed each of them two shill[ings]' #scottishkirk #kirkregister
1740 #Dunbar The use of wealth; 'Mr Knox desir'd him [the clerk] to acquaint the Session that he absolutely declin'd' to give any public satisfaction' and was 'willing to give a piece of money to the Poor, if they'll condescend to dismiss him with a Sessional (private) Rebuke'.
OTD 1735 #Duns 'Unchristian behaviour of ? Smith spouse to Mr Hume Chirugeon here who upon Thursday last cohabited the whole night in the House of Thomas Gord[?] A Dragoon…This being a scandal of adultery'. The case was referred to presbytery court #scottishkirk #disciplinebook
OTD 1728 #Duns Margaret Carswell irregularly and bigamously married to Thomas Brown a Dragoon, was rebuked as an adulteress. She did not know he had wife, he had declared to Presbytery 'he had never been married to any other woman but to Margaret Carswell' #scottishkirk
OTD 1740 #Dunbar Margaret Hoggart a young woman 'who lately came to this place...compear'd, confess'd her self with child and gave William Begby...For the father of it and that it was begot on the 26th of June last in the said James Begby's house' #scottishkirk #disciplinebook