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Sheriff Court Processes

PursuerMargaret Coutts, Servant, daughter of James Coutts (Labourer), Birse, Aberdeenshire
DefenderJames Anderson, Wood Carter, Arbeadie Cottage, Banchory Ternan
Child's Date of Birth3 August 1860
Year of Court Case1860
Sheriff CourtStonehaven
NRS ReferenceSC5/8/434
NotesIncludes a photograph of James Anderson.

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Source Citation
Sheriff Court Processes, Stonehaven Sheriff Court, Kincardineshire, NRS Reference SC5/8/434; Index, Scottish Indexes ( accessed 18 Mar 2019); Original Source: Sheriff Court Records, National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.

© Indexes — Graham Maxwell 2013-2018.
© Selected Sheriff Court Data — National Records of Scotland catalogue: Crown copyright. Data supplied by National Records of Scotland.

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