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Higgins Shaw Kirk session

Monkton and Prestwick Kirk Session
Monkton & Prestwick Church
17th January 1864

The Session met & was constituted
Rev. Dr. Lawrie, Moderator
Charles Boyd &
Thomas White, Elders
James McCowan, Clerk

Compeared voluntarily James Higgins & Janet Shaw spouses confessing, that they had been guilty of the sin of antenuptial fornication and craving to be taken on discipline, the Session having agreed to take them on discipline when the Moderator after a very serious admonition rebuked them for their sin and absolved them from the scandal

Session closed with prayer
[signed] Geo. Jas. Lawrie
The cited information was sourced from Electronic Document (email, file), edition 1910 of published by National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh (Ref: CH2/809/10/275 / page 202-205) The author/originator was Church of Scotland. This citation is considered to be direct and primary evidence used, or by dominance of the evidence.
  • Source Notes
    • parent source is an article with a biography of the minister

      2 1/2 months after they confessed to antenuptial fornication, William Robertson, Janet's daughter's brother-in-law and his wife, admitted to the same (the next entry in the Kirk Session record)

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