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TitlePrecognition against John MacDonald
Year1835
NRS ReferenceAD14/35/12
Accused
Name and DesignationAgeBirthplaceCrimeCrime Location 
John MacDonald, married, cooper, Leackachan, Glenshiel, Ross-shire54 ForgeryLeackachan, Glenshiel, Ross
Name John MacDonald, married, cooper, Leackachan, Glenshiel, Ross-shire
Age 54
Birthplace
Crime Forgery
Location Leackachan, Glenshiel, Ross
Victim(s)
Name and DesignationAgeBirthplaceCrimeCrime Location 
Roderick Matheson, Kyleakin, Strath, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire  ForgeryLeackachan, Glenshiel, Ross
Name Roderick Matheson, Kyleakin, Strath, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire
Age
Birthplace
Crime Forgery
Location Leackachan, Glenshiel, Ross
William Morison, Glenshiel, Ross-shire  ForgeryLeackachan, Glenshiel, Ross
Name William Morison, Glenshiel, Ross-shire
Age
Birthplace
Crime Forgery
Location Leackachan, Glenshiel, Ross



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The precognition was made before the trial and may contain information not used at trial. The indictment is usually contained in the precognition papers and this will give you an outline of the facts of the case, but the main part of the precognition is normally made up of detailed witness statements.

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Source Citation
'Crown Office Precognitions', NRS Reference AD14/35/12; Index, Scottish Indexes (https://www.scottishindexes.com/adentry.aspx?adid=835012: accessed 07 Dec 2021); Original Source: National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.

© Index — Graham Maxwell 2018-2020.
© Crown Office Precognitions — National Records of Scotland catalogue: Crown copyright.

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