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Sheriff Court Processes

PursuerAgnes Heatlie, daughter of and residing with James Heatlie, Hind, Knowtownhead, Minto
DefenderArthur Bell, Farm servant, Clarilaw Moor, Bowden
Year of Child's Birth1858
Year of Court Case1859
Sheriff CourtJedburgh
NRS ReferenceSC62/10/390

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Source Citation
Sheriff Court Processes, Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Roxburghshire, NRS Reference SC62/10/390; Index, Scottish Indexes ( accessed 17 Oct 2018); Original Source: Sheriff Court Records, National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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