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TITLE
Angus Bain Kennedy, Sheriff Court papers p10
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_L_INV_HC_5_22_02
DATE OF IMAGE
1755
PERIOD
1750s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5726
KEYWORDS
court papers
court records
stealing
death penalty
punishment
Angus Bain Kennedy, Sheriff Court papers p10

This Dead Warrant notes that Angus Bain Kennedy has been found guilty of the theft of two cows. Multiple charges had been brought against him, and the hope was expressed that a number of other charges would be brought. Although there is no specific mention of his notoriety or other crimes being taken into account, these no doubt influenced the resulting sentence. He is condemned to death by hanging, to be carried out on Friday 28 March, 1755. His moveable possessions are pronounced "Escheat", that is they were to be handed over to the crown, presumably to be sold off with the proceeds going to the crown. The Magistrates of Inverness are then instructed to carry out this sentence "As they will be answerable on their highest perril."


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Angus Bain Kennedy, Sheriff Court papers p10

1750s

court papers; court records; stealing; death penalty; punishment

Highland Archive Centre

Inverness County Sheriff Court Records

This Dead Warrant notes that Angus Bain Kennedy has been found guilty of the theft of two cows. Multiple charges had been brought against him, and the hope was expressed that a number of other charges would be brought. Although there is no specific mention of his notoriety or other crimes being taken into account, these no doubt influenced the resulting sentence. He is condemned to death by hanging, to be carried out on Friday 28 March, 1755. His moveable possessions are pronounced "Escheat", that is they were to be handed over to the crown, presumably to be sold off with the proceeds going to the crown. The Magistrates of Inverness are then instructed to carry out this sentence "As they will be answerable on their highest perril." <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service