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TITLE
Petition and Deliverance from Alexander McDonell to Lord Justice Clerk, 10 September 1750, p2
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_L_INV_HC_9_47I_02
DATE OF IMAGE
1750
PERIOD
1750s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5791
KEYWORDS
court papers
court records
imprisonment
Petition and Deliverance from Alexander McDonell to Lord Justice Clerk, 10 September 1750, p2

This is an extract from a Petition and Deliverance to the Right Honourable the Lords Justice Clerk and Minto, dated 10 September 1750. It relates to Alexander McDonnell, Mary McDonnell and Ann McDonnell of Moneragie and Mary Kennedy of Glenlevy. They have been charged with 'deforceing Parte of his Majesty's Forces and rescueing one John McIntosh from their hands, who they said was seized wearing Parte of the Highland Dress' and other crimes.

The charge was raised in 'Special Letters' at the instance of William Grant of Prestongrange (described elsewhere as 'His Majesties Advocat for His Majesties Interest'). The accused have been told that their trial is not to proceed 'at this Time' and they have been detained for a longer period in the Inverness Tolbooth. This, they argue, causes them considerable hardship, as they have no money at all and normally have to beg for food. They also claim that Alexander McDonnell has an alibi and was therefore arrested by mistake, so they ask that the trial take place straight away or that they be released on bail.


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Petition and Deliverance from Alexander McDonell to Lord Justice Clerk, 10 September 1750, p2

1750s

court papers; court records; imprisonment

Highland Archive Centre

Inverness County Sheriff Court Records

This is an extract from a Petition and Deliverance to the Right Honourable the Lords Justice Clerk and Minto, dated 10 September 1750. It relates to Alexander McDonnell, Mary McDonnell and Ann McDonnell of Moneragie and Mary Kennedy of Glenlevy. They have been charged with 'deforceing Parte of his Majesty's Forces and rescueing one John McIntosh from their hands, who they said was seized wearing Parte of the Highland Dress' and other crimes.<br /> <br /> The charge was raised in 'Special Letters' at the instance of William Grant of Prestongrange (described elsewhere as 'His Majesties Advocat for His Majesties Interest'). The accused have been told that their trial is not to proceed 'at this Time' and they have been detained for a longer period in the Inverness Tolbooth. This, they argue, causes them considerable hardship, as they have no money at all and normally have to beg for food. They also claim that Alexander McDonnell has an alibi and was therefore arrested by mistake, so they ask that the trial take place straight away or that they be released on bail. <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