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TitlePrecognition against Isabella Morrison Hunter
Year1851
NRS ReferenceAD14/51/153
Accused
Name and DesignationAgeBirthplaceCrimeCrime Location 
Isabella Morrison Hunter alias Gibson (m.s. Morrison), dressmaker and milliner (wife of James Hunter, seaman), Garscube Road, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, Lanarkshire22Ballycastle, IrelandFalsehood, fraud, and wilful imposition, and theft and previous conviction 
Name Isabella Morrison Hunter alias Gibson (m.s. Morrison), dressmaker and milliner (wife of James Hunter, seaman), Garscube Road, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Age 22
Birthplace Ballycastle, Ireland
Crime Falsehood, fraud, and wilful imposition, and theft and previous conviction
Location



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Due to the limitations on access to the National Records of Scotland (NRS) over the last two years, we do have a waiting list for all research that requires access to the NRS, although since normal access to the archive was restored in October 2022 the situation is now rapidly improving.

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The records of the High Court are truly amazing and are one of the most comprehensive sources relating to your family you are likely to find. The witness statements are fascinating and give us a glimpse into our past. To find out more about these wonderful documents visit our Learning Zone.

There are three main sets of records relating to each trial and we can help you access these by providing high quality images for a small research fee. You can either order all three (recommended) or you can order the precognition alone (see below). If you have any questions please contact us and we can advise you.

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.

The trial papers or ‘High Court of Justiciary Trial Papers’ contain some of the same information that you will find in the precognition, but you will also find additional information. Any paper evidence supplied to the court such as maps etc. will be contained in these records. You can see an example of one of the exciting items we found in our Learning Zone.

The minute book is the third record we recommend searching. Although briefer than the precognition and trial papers, this record tells you what happened on the day(s) of the trial and the outcome of the case, it completes the picture.

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For the research fee of £25 we will locate and copy the precognition for you (please note if the case is particularly extensive, we may limit the copying time to 40 minutes, but this is unusual). By clicking 'Add to Cart', you will place an order for this entry in your PayPal 'Shopping Cart'. There is a link to the Shopping Cart at the foot of each page on the site so that you can review or amend your order at any time.

Due to ongoing limitations on access to the National Records of Scotland (NRS), we have a long waiting list for all research that requires access to the NRS. High Court record access usually requires access to the NRS.

What does this mean? You are welcome to place an order but rather than our standard 3-week turnaround you can expect to wait a few weeks longer. On receiving your order we will let you know the current situation and at that point, you can either have a full refund or stay on our waiting list.


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Source Citation
'Crown Office Precognitions', NRS Reference AD14/51/153; Index, Scottish Indexes (https://www.scottishindexes.com/adentry.aspx?adid=851153: accessed 29 Nov 2022); Original Source: National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.

© Index — Graham Maxwell 2018-2022.
© Crown Office Precognitions — National Records of Scotland catalogue: Crown copyright.

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