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Theft against Lazarus Prangley

Hi,
I came across this information on Lazarus Prangley, born I think Corsley 1823, researching my own family and decided to send it to you - it might be of interest to Prangley families. It concerns a court case in which Lasarus is the victim. It is my translations of the court witness statements. My ancestor, Caroline Cray, was the perpetrator. I hope by sending it to you my family can some what make up for any suffering of yours. Caroline was transported to tasmania for a second conviction not long after this one.
Trevor Fordyce

The Queen against Caroline Cray & Hannah Webb.

Dispositions in Felony. Wells Adjourned Sessions 8 July 1844. Frome Division Somerset to wit the joint & separate affirmations and dispositions of Lazarus Prangley of Corsley Labourer and William Davis of Frome Selwood Labourer and Stephen Collins of the same place Constable taken upon oath before us two of her majesty’s justices of the peace in and for the said County this fifteenth day of May 1844.

Lazarus Prangley sworn “I came this day to Frome Market and was stopping in the yard of the Castle Inn when Caroline Cray came up to me and asked me if I would go and pay for a pint I said No I shan’t go in – she said I should I said I would not – then Hannah Webb who was with her said you shall go in and if thee doost not go in we will have thy hat. I said I would not go in at all she took my hat and ran so far as the front door of the Castle with the hat in her hand. Caroline Cray stood by me I said I would not go after my hat I told Caroline Cray that the hat had nearly three shillings worth of goods in it I had bought some Club ribbons about an hour before wrapt up in paper which I put into a handkerchief and the whole was in my hat when Hannah Webb took it away – I had another handkerchief loose in the hat - Caroline Cray said Hannah Webb would bring back the hat Caroline Cray then ran and over took Hannah Webb and took the hat from her and brought back the hat to me – she put her hand into the hat and took out the bundle with the ribbons and put them under the shawl and she brought back one handkerchief and the hat – she said nothing was taken out of it – that a handkerchief was in it and she brought it to me again – a third girl came along and tried to stop me when Caroline Cray and Hannah Webb ran into a passage. I stayed at the entrance to the passage and sent for a Constable who came and found them. I did not get my ribbons which cost me two shillings and three pence halfpenny. I followed them and called up on them to deliver up my things but both of them said if I said anything about it they would hit my brains out – they both kept together till the Constable came I had my hat before I left the Castle but followed them up Catherine hill into Blunt Street a quarter of a mile calling upon them all the way to give up the other things I never moved a yard from the pavement at the Castle yard when I was with them Lazarus Prangley X

William Davis being sworn upon his oath saith as follows “I saw Hannah Webb this morning with a hat in her hand, Caroline Cray was near her I saw her heave up the handkerchief in the hat I went on up the hill but do not know what she did with it I saw Lazarus Prangley and heard him ask them for the ribbons – he sent me for the Constable and said he would give me a shilling” The mark of William Davis X

Stephen Collins Sworn “I was called in this morning and went into a passage in Blunt Street. Lazarus Prangley was at the door. I found Caroline Cray in the Ash house hid behind the wall. Hannah Webb was in one of the houses when I took Caroline Cray, Hannah Webb said she would go with her I searched them both but could not find the ribbons” Steph Collins Sworn by Lazarus Prangley William Davis and Stephen Collins before us.

H Egwill

Prisoners say nothing at present.

Alfred Moore of Frome Selwood mason being sworn before me one her majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said County upon his oath saith as follows “I was passing by the Castle Inn Frome yesterday afternoon when I saw Lazarus Prangley talking with three girls just outside the Inn – one of the girls I knew to be Caroline Cray and I should know the other two – I heard one of them / not Caroline Cray / say “we will have thy hat” the then took off his hat and she and Caroline Cray ran up the hill with it. The other had ___ hands in it. When they had gone about ten yards, one of the girls held the hat in her hands to Caroline Cray who took out a parcel in a handkerchief which she opened and I saw some ribbons – she then took out the ribbons and put them in her bosom (?) she then stayed where she was and the other girl carried down the hat and gave it to Lazarus Prangley who said you had better bring back the things which you had from my hat. She then went and joined Caroline Cray and he followed them up Catherine Hill when the other girl said If thee doest come after me anymore I will knock thy brains out. Lazarus Prangley then said I wish I could see a Constable I said I wish you could – the two girls both threatened to kick me - Caroline Cray then said I will go and look for one and cut down into the Masons Arms and the other two remained outside – she came out again in a minute or two and they all went towards Badcox (?) and were followed by Lazarus Prangley. I left them there I saw the ribbons were red blue and white. Alfred Moore. Sworn 16 May 1844 before me.

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18 Dec 1502 GD176/21  Declaration by John Cuthbert, burgess of Innernes [Inverness]. "Sen meidfull and meritable it is to beir leill and suithfast witnessing to the werite and specially in causis quhar the occultatione of the werite ma gener skaith or prejudice till innocentis, herefoir it is that I, the said Jhone Cuthbert, beris witnessing to the werite, testifeis and declaris" that on 18th December 1502 he passed at the requisition of William Makyntoisch [McIntosh], the son of Lachlan Makyntoish [McIntosh], and with him to the principal chemeis of the lands of Dunnauchtane moir [Dunachton-mor], with the mill, Dunnauchtane beg [Dunachton-beg], Dullywert [Dalnavert], Kynraranakellze [Kinrara-na-Kelze], and the third part of Pittowry [Pittourie], where William Makyntoisch presented to him the immediately preceding precept (which is herein inscribed at length), and desired him as one of the bailies therein named to give him sasine of the said lands. And this he did in presence of Sir John Makky [McKay] and other witnesses, and in token thereof he appends his seal. The seal is still appended.

20 Feb 1534 GD176/34   Letters of Reversion by Donald Makfersone [McPherson], son of the deceased Beanus McFersone [McPherson] and Margaret McFersone [McPherson] Strachachin [Strachan], his spouse, to whom Thomas Ewinsone [Eunson], one of the portioners of Twllych [Tullich] and Elrick [Elrig], has sold his half of the lands of Elryk and a quarter of his lands of Twllych, in the lordship of Strathnairn and sheriffdom of Inverness, promising that whenever the said Thomas or his heirs or assignees shall pay to them £40 on the high altar within the parish kirk of Inverness and choir thereof, or in the event of their not appearing to receive the same upon twenty days' warning, shall lodge the same in the hands of the alderman or bailies of Inverness, he or they shall have free regress to the said lands, giving to the said Donald and his wife and their heirs a nine years' lease thereof for the yearly duty of three merks and a half. In testimony whereof the said Donald affixes his own seal (a shield displaying a lion rampant; legend, S. Donald Macfersone), and has caused his wife obtain the seal of William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness (which is also affixed-a round seal with an arrow and cross crosslet within a ring). Dated at Inverness, 20th February 1534; witnesses: Sande Bailze [Baillie], alderman of Innernis [Inverness], John Cuthbert of the Ald Castelhill [Auld - Old Castlehill], William Cuthbert, his son and apparent heir, Alexander Gordone [Gordon], Alexander Hutouneson [Hutchison] and Mernye Brachane [Brechin]. (Signed) "Donald Makferson, wt my hand on the pen."

 (10 January 1537-8) 1455-1594 GD128/64/3 Woodside (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) Including: 2. 10 January 1537-8. Sasine by bailies of Inverness in favour of James Cuidbert, burgess there, of certain roods and annual rent in Inverness, on resignation of David Reid, brother of James Reid late burgess there. 3. 11 July 1576. Charter by David Cuthbert vicar of [Wardlaw] to James Cuthbert his son, of various lands.

4 May 1539 GD176/36  Precept of Sasine following upon this charter GD176/35, directed to William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, and Donald Makfersone [McPherson], as his bailies, to give sasine; and ordaining whichever of them gives sasine to append his seal on the second tail.

26/7/1543 GD96/28 (Extract) decreet by Alexander Bailyie (Baillie) and John Cutbert (Cuthbert), sheriffs depute of Invernes (Inverness), ....

June 1556  GD96/64  Decreet by George Cutbert (Cuthbert) of Auld Castellhill, sheriff depute of Inverness,

28/2/1560 GD23/3/1 Charter by brother Andrew Philipe [Philip], prior of the Dominican Friars of Innernes [Inverness], on mature deliberation of the said friars, and with unanimous consent in chapter, to George Cuthbert of Old Castle [Hill] of half of their fishing of the water of Ness, lying at the king's highway, between the cemetery of the parish of Innernes at the south, and Shure [shore] at the north; with [an acre] of land lying within the burgh of Innernes, to the east of ['the full poole'], another acre of land lying in Gairebreid, and other roods of land in the burgh of Innernes. With precept of sasine, of same date, addressed to John McGilliwuy [McGillewie], as bailie.

28/8/1563 GD96/96 Retour made in favour of George Sinclair, Earl of Caithness, long list of witnesses includes: Thomas Cuthbert and John Grant, burgesses of the said burgh (Inverness)

1-4 Nov 1569 GD96/118 Alexander Cuthbert, burgess thereof, witness to a Denunciation.

12 Dec 1572 GD176/103 Commission (in Latin) by King James the Sixth, with consent of the Regent, James, Earl of Morton, to Alexander Chisholme [Chisholm] of Strathglas [Strath Glass], James Patersoun [Paterson], provost of Invernes [Inverness], and William Cuthbert, burgess thereof, to hold courts of justice and try Hector McIntoscheocht [McIntosh], who has been apprehended for the manslaughter of Dougald or Dowle McPhersoun [McPherson], Hugh Ross, and others, also for theft, reset of theft, and sorning and oppression.

1455-1594 GD128/64/3 Woodside (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) Including: 2. 10 January 1537-8. Sasine by bailies of Inverness in favour of James Cuidbert, burgess there, of certain roods and annual rent in Inverness, on resignation of David Reid, brother of James Reid late burgess there. 3. 11 July 1576. Charter by David Cuthbert vicar of [Wardlaw] to James Cuthbert his son, of various lands.

12 Dec 1576 GD176/112 Contract between Lachlan McIntoische [McIntosh] of Dunnachtin [Dunachton], as donator of the ward, marriage, nonentry and relief of the heirs-female of the deceased George Strachane [Strachan] of Cullodin [Culloden], and Margaret Straychan [Strachan], one of these three daughters and heirs, and Huchon Ross, son of the deceased James Ross, sometime in Lyonach [?Leanachan], her contracted spouse. She has contracted herself, without the consent of the said Lachlan, in marriage to the said Huchon, and carnal copulation has followed, in consequence whereof he has legal right to the double or even the triple of her dowry. This is valued at £500, and he restricts himself to the double, which is £1000. As they are unable to pay this they bind themselves, upon the said Margaret becoming served heir-portioner to her father, to dispone her third of the lands and mill of Cullodin, with pertinents, to the said Lachlan; and he is to give them 500 merks, of which he gives them 200 presently, is to pay them 100 more on receiving the foresaid disposition (as cautioners for which he names James Patersone [Paterson], provost of Inverness, and Donald Roye [Roy] McCuill [McCoull] in Essie [Essich]), and for the other 200 he is to infeft them in a plough of land, called eight oxengang land, of the lands of Easter Cullodin, to be held by them of him blench and under reversion on payment of the said sum of 200 merks. Should they fail in performing their part of this contract the said Margaret Strachan and her contracted spouse promise to pay the sum of £1000, and that within half a year after demand. The contract is dated at Inverness, 12th December 1576 Witnesses: James Patersone, provost of Inverness, Angus McYntosche [McIntosh] in Termit, David Cuthbert, vicar of Warlawe [Wardlaw - Kirkhill], Mr. Thomas Howesone [Howieson], minister at the kirk of Inverness, George Ross, son and apparent heir of John Ross, burgess of Inverness, Jasper Cumming, burgess there, and Mr. Martyne Logye [Logie], notary. Signed by Lachlan McYntosche of Dunnachtin, and the other parties. (Copy.)

23 Jun 1579 GD71/3 Discharge by Agnes Patersoune, relict of Thomas Ross of Preisthill, in favour of Andrew Munro of Newmoir, Andrew Munro of Nig and William Ros of Logy, as cautioners for William Ross of Preisthill, of sum of money for discharging the said Agnes of her liferent in the lands of Ulladel. Witnesses: George Ros, Alexander Cuthbert, James Waus, George Waus, and Peter Waus, burgesses of Inverness, and Robert Waus, notary-public.

31 Jul 1582 GD176/130 Retour of the Service of Duncan Makconquhe [McConnachie] Dowe [Dow], as son and heir of the deceased Paul McConche [McConnachie] Dowe [Dow] in the half lands of Tullycht [Tullich] and Elerik [Elrig] which are held in chief of Thomas Fraser, portioner of Moneak [Moniack], and his heirs in feu-farm, exped in the tolbooth of Inverness on 31st July 1582. In presence of William Bane [Bain], sheriff-depute of George, Earl of Huntlie [Huntly], sheriff-principal of Inverness, and the following jury, viz. William Ross, apparent of Kylrawok [Kilravock], David Dunbar of Durris [Dores], William Balze [Baillie] of Dunnyne [Dunain], John Cuthbert of Old Castlehill, John Ross, burgess of Inverness, Alexander Cuthbert there, and Jasper Dempster, Gilbert Paterson, Gilbert Golane [Gollan], John Kar [Kerr], and John Robertson, also burgesses of Inverness, John McPerson [McPherson] of Bryne [Brin], Duncan McPerson [McPherson] in Cullodin [Culloden], Paul McPerson [McPherson] in Lone, and Angus Ross, burgess of Nairn. A number of the jurors' seals are still appended, including those of Alexander Ross, John Robertson, Jasper Dempster, John Cuthbert of the Auld Castle hill, William Baillie and Gilbert Gullane. The brieve from Chancery ordering the service, dated 1st December 1581, is also affixed.

6 Jun 1584 GD176/138  Instrument of Redemption Witnesses: William Baillie of Dwnnayne [Dunain], William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, also John Cuthbert, Gilbert Patersoun [Paterson], John Kar [Kerr], Robert McWilliam and William Cumming, burgesses there. Martin Logye [Logie] is notary.

10 Sep 1593 GD176/162 Bond by the town of Inverness for the prosecution of George, Earl of Huntlie [Huntly] and his accomplices. Lachlan McYnthosche [McIntosh] of Dunnachtyne [Dunachton], as one of the commissioners with Andrew, Lord Ochyltree [Ochiltree], and John, Earl of Atholl, for the prosecution of George, Earl of Huntlie [Huntly], and his accomplices for the slaughter of the Earl of Murray [Moray], understanding that the said Earl of Huntlie is convocating for the pursuit of him and his kin and followers and to seize the house of Inverness, which was delivered by the King's command to John, Earl of Atholl, has charged the provost, bailies and council and community of Inverness to render to him their house and fortalice of Inverness called the Steeple, for the defence of the town and lieges, and the provost, bailies, council and community have all in one voice declared that they will defend and keep the foresaid Steeple against the invasion of the Earl of Huntly; and if they do not so that then they will accept the deadly feud of the said Lachlan; Dated at Inverness, 10th September 1593; Witnesses: William McQueyne [McQueen] of Correbroche [Corrybrough], John McPherson in Breyne [Brin], James Innes in Hulleryt [Urlarust], Duncan Thoshe [Tosh] of Pitgany [?Pitgaveny, Elgin], and others. Signed by Alexander Paterson and Gilbert Patirson [Paterson], bailies, John Cuthbert of the Auld Castellhill [Old Castle Hill], John Ros [Ross], burgess of Inverness, Jasper Dempster, William Cuthbert, and William Cumming. With copy

24/11/1602 GD23/3/3 Charter of Resignation by William Cuithbert [Cuthbert], provost of Innernes [Inverness], and the bailies thereof, with consent of town councillors, in favour of Finlay Nackphaill [McPhail], and his lawful heirs male of his body, whom failing his heirs male whatsoever, being burgesses and actual inhabitants of Innernes, and bearing the name and arms of Mackphaill, of a salmon fishing on the water of Ness extending to a half-coble or 40s mailing, lying within the liberty of the said burgh; which half-coble fishing was resigned by William Robertsone [Robertson], senior, burgess of Innernes, in fenced burgh court, in the hands of the said magistrates, as superiors, in favour of the said Finlay Mackphaill and his heirs male as above; containing precept of sasine directed to Laurence Robertsone, burgess and bailie of Innernes, as bailie.

9 Nov 1603 GD176/206  Act of the Sheriff Court of Inverness on 9th November 1603, held at the burgh of Inverness, narrating that in presence of William Cuthbert, sheriff-depute of Inverness, constituted by John Gordoun [Gordon] of Newtoun [Newton], there compeared an honourable woman, Agnes McKinzie [McKenzie], spouse of Lachlan McIntosche [McIntosh] of Dunnachtan Dunachton], and outwith her husband's presence freely renounced her liferent and conjunct fee of the wester half davoch of the lands and barony of Cullodyne [Culloden] in favour of James McIntoische [McIntosh] of Gask.

1603-1606 GD133/13 Titles (5) of the lands of Easter Inches, formerly pertaining to James Cuthbert, younger, burgess of Inverness, later to Finlay Macphaill, burgess thereof

6 Apr 1604 GD305/1/81/40 Extract Retour of the Special Service before William Cuthbert Sheriff Depute of Inverness of James Dunbar of Sanquhar now of Tarbet as heir of his Brother the said Alexander Dunbar of Tarbet who died in April 1603

9/2/1608 GD23/3/5 Instrument narrating special service in burgh court of Innernes [Inverness], held by John Cuthbert of Auldcastelhill, provost, and William Campbell and James Wauss [Vass], bailies of the said burgh, on date hereof, of Alexander Bailzie [Baillie] of Dunzean [Dunain], burgess of the said burgh, as lawful son and nearest heir male of deceased William Bailzie of Dunzean, burgess of Innernes, in a fourth part of the King's mill, with its multures and sequels, and a half-coble of the salmon fishing of the water of Ness, lying within the territory of the said burgh; and sasine of the said subjects to the said Alexander Bailzie by the said William Campbell, bailie, by special mandates of the provost and other bailies and councillors of the said burgh.

1613-1680 GD133/4 Titles (6) of lands in the Kirkgate and the Friars' Croft, in Inverness, sometime pertaining to David Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, Thomas Fraser of Strachan, Robert Barbour, merchant, burgess of Inverness, John Polson, second son of John Polson of Markinch, Isobel McCouthie his spouse, Donald Sligach, tailor, burgess of Inverness, Marjorie Robertson his spouse, John Macronald in Inverness and Mr. William Robertson of Inches

6/3/1617 GD23/4/3 Lawburrows at the instance of Duncan Forbes, burgess of Invernes [Inverness], upon John Cuthbert of Auld Castellhill, provost of said burgh, and others, including the son of the Laird of Gearloch [Gairloch].

30/12/1617 GD23/3/7 Charter by Andrew Fraser, notary, burgess of Innernes [Inverness], fiar of a coble of salmon fishing of the water of Niss [Ness], with consent of the provost and magistrates of the said burgh, to James Cuithbert [Cuthbert] of Eister Drackie [Easter Drakies], burgess of Innernis, and his heirs of his body, whom failing [etc. as in preceding mutatis mutandis] of 42s mailing of a half-coble of salmon fishing of the water of Niss, which pertained to Jasper Cuming [Cumming] and William Cuminge, his father, burgesses of Innernis, and also of another similar 42s mailing of a half-coble fishing, which pertained to Jasper Cuming and John Cuming, William Robertsone [Robertson], younger and Finlay Mackphail [McPhail], and pertained also to William Robertson, senior, burgess of the said burgh, and his father and grandfather; extending in all to one coble salmon fishing of the said water, lying in the territory of the burgh of Innernis; ratified by the provost and magistrates of Innernis; with sasine, given to the said James Cuithbert by William Campbel [Campbell], one of the bailies of the said burgh, on resignation in his hands by the granter hereof.

22 Oct 1619 GD103/1/120 Instrument of sasine in the hands of Alexander Duff, clerk, of the diocese of Moray, notary public, proceeding on an inquest held in the tolbooth of the burgh of Invernis in the burgh court thereof before Mr John Ross provost of said burgh, William Campbell, Alexander Patersone, William Paterson senior and William Robertson junior, bailies thereof by the following assize, burgesses of said burgh; Duncan Forbes, chancellor of the inquest; William Robertsoun senior, James Cuthbert senior, Andrew Fraser McConil, George McConilreoch, John Robertsoun, Thomas Robertson, John Chapman, Robert Moncreiff, William Cuthbert Jonsoun, Francis Bischope, David Cuthbert, Murdoch Poilsoun, Robert Neilsoun and William McConchie.... The burgesses, being sworn, found that the late Alexander McThomas Roy, indweller in Invernis, grandfather on the father's side of Thomas Fraser, burgess of that burgh, died vest and seised in a rood of burgage land with houses, yard and malt kiln lying in Inverness on the west side of the water of Nes, between the lands of John Robertsoun, wright, on the south, the lands of Alexander M'Gillemartin and the lands of the late Alexander McThomas Roy on the north, the lands of Sir James Duff on the west, and the common vennel on the east, and also in a paticate of burgage land with houses, etc lying in said burgh on the west part of the water of Nis between the lands of Finlay McConel Du on the south, the common vennel on the north, the lands of John Cuthbert on the west, and the barn pertaining to Alexander McThomas Roy on the east: That the said Thomas Fraser was the lawful grandchild and heir of the said Alexander McThomas Roy, in the said subjects which are held of the King in burgage for payment of burgh mail aucht and wont and for payment of 3s furth of said rood of land to the chaplain of the Holy Cross, and now the the provost and bailies, councillors and community of said burgh: Whereupon the said William Campbell as one of the bailies of said burgh proceeded to the ground of said lands and gave sasine thereof to the said Thomas Fraser. Witnesses: James Cuthbert of Eistir Drackie, William Gray in Invernis, Nicol Patersone there, James Duff notary there, Henry Duff there, John Du McAllister, James Cumming, Donald Clerk, Alexander Griersone and William Reid, burgh officers.

1621-1667 GD133/16  [more specific dates not given] Papers (3) relating to title of the lands of Macheries and Delmoir, sometime pertaining to James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies, to William Cuthbert his brother, and to Mr. William Robertson of Inches mentioning: John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess thereof, Alexander Cuthbert, burgess thereof,

1625-1635 GD133/32 Papers (9) in actions raised by John Robertson of Inches as feuar of part of the King's Miln of Inverness against Mr. John Ross, burgess of Inverness and James Cuthbert of Drakies, feuars of other parts of the said miln

8/6/1625 GD23/3/9  Discharge by James Cuthbert of Drackies [Drakies] to Mr. Alexander Cuming [Cumming], minister at Halkrig [Halkirk, co. Caithness], burgess of Innernes [Inverness], son and heir of deceased Jasper Cuming, burgess thereof, of two half-cobles salmon fishing on the water of Nes [Ness], wadset by the said Jasper Cuming to Andrew Fraser, notary, burgess of Innernes, under reversion containing the sum of 200 merks, and thereafter transferred to the said James Cuithbert [Cuthbert], which wadset was later augmented by the said James Cuithbert in paying the said deceased Jasper Cuminge the sum of 300 merks.

1625-1629 GD176/325  Law papers, including: (3) Extract Registered Bond by Angus McQueine [McQueen] of Corriebroch [Corribrough] to Laurence Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, 10th January 1626

6 May 1628 GD45/16/1148 Disposition by George, Earl of [Enzie], to James Cuthbert of Drackyes of the teinds of two plough-lands of Easter Dreakies, in the parish of Inverness

1634-1644 GD133/34 Papers (13) relating to disputed marches and consequent feuding between John Robertson of Inches, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Paterson of Wester Inches and Walter Ross, burgess of Inverness. Including: 'Memorandum of the crymes committit be Jon Cuthbert to Jon Robertsone and his spous'. n.d. (no.1)

16 Apr 1634 GD305/1/122/511 Disposition by James Cuthbert of Dreatkye Provost of Inverness sometime of the Lands and Barony of Lochsline [=Lochelin] in favour of Sir John McKenzie of Tarbat Knight Baronet of an Jyle (Aisle) which he had built for himself on the North side of the Kirk of Tarbatt in Ross to be used by the said Sir John and his heirs and assignees either for a Burial place or for building of desks

1636-1639 GD176/361 Discharges, etc., 1636-1639 Including some by John Hunter, tailor, burgess of Edinburgh; William McCleod [McLeod] of Farnilea; Alexander McKenzie of Culcovie; Angus McPhaill [McPhail] of Kinkell; and Alexander McPherson, son and heir of the deceased Donald McPherson McGillichallum [McGillechallum] VicCoull [McCoull] in Essich; James Keith, servitor to John Dunlop, advocate; William Ross in Cantraydoun [Cantraydoune]; Thomas Fraser of Farraline; Elspet Stewart, widow of Mr. Angus McIntosh, minister at Kingussie; Thomas Menzies; James Cuthbert of Drakies; Robert Sinclair, burgess of Inverness; Richard Brodie, merchant burgess of Aberdeen; and Alexander Keith, portioner of Duffus. (same for 1635 to 1642)

(1641 February 4) 1572-1667 GD44/40/1  Receipts, discharges, tacks of lands in lordships of Badenoch and Lochaber, and other unrelated papers. Including: 1641 February 4 Receipt by James Fraser of Brey to the Earl of Argyll for a submission between Alexander Fraser VcSone [?] in Leyis, Alexander, Thomas and James Fraser VcSones, his sons, for themselves, and by said James Fraser of Brey, on one part, and John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess thereof, Alexander Cuthbert, burgess thereof, ...[and others] whereby they submit themselves to determination of Hew, lord Lovat, and seeing that submission was granted at desire of said earl of Argyll, said James Fraser of Brey binds himself that said Hew shall not give sentence without advice and consent of said earl, in writing.

8/1/1647 GD23/2/13  Instrument of Resignation and Sasine in favour of William McWirriche [McCurrach], burgess of Innernes [Inverness], of a particate of burgh land, with houses etc. lying within the said burgh, in the 'Eistgait' thereof, resigned by William Cuming [Cumming] Georgesone [Georgeson], indweller in Innernes, as procurator for Alexander Cuthbert, lawful son of James Cuthbert, elder, burgess of the said burgh, and of deceased Janet Neyne Phersone [McPherson], spouse of the said James, by procuratory of resignation contained in disposition, dated 31st October 1646, by the said Alexander Cuthbert in favour of the said William Mcwirriche, in the hands of Robert Baillie, one of the bailies of the said burgh, who gave sasine.  Notary:- David Cuthbert, ut supra

28 Jan 1648 GD133/223  Decreet of Inverness burgh court at the instance of James Cuthbert Laurenceson, merchant, burgess of Inverness against John Robertson Laurenceson to repay a debt

14/1/1650 GD23/3/12 Charter (copy) by John Cuthbert of Castlehill, fiar of the fishing infra, with consent of the magistrates of Innernes [Inverness], to Gilbert Robertsone [Robertson] Jamesone [Jamieson], burgess of the said burgh, and his lawful heirs male of his body, whom failing his heirs male and assignees whatsoever, being burgesses of Innernes, of a half salmon fishing on the water of Ness, formerly pertaining to the Dominican friars of Innernes, lying from the king's highway between the cemetery of the parish church of Innernes at the south on the one part to Schuris [shore] at the north on the other part (sic), and being within the liberty of the said burgh; with ratification by the magistrates of Innernes; and sasine of the said half fishing by Alexander Cuthbert, one of the bailies of the said burgh, as bailie and mandatary of the said magistrates, to the said Gilbert Robertsone.

12/7/1653 GD176/426 Process of Reduction at the instance of William Mackintosh [McIntosh] of Torcastell [Torcastle] of a decreet obtained against him by James Cuthbert of Draikies [Drakies], elder and younger, for relieving them of the payment of £300 in which they were stented for repairing the parish church of Inverness; dated 12th July 1653: also a number of papers connected with the process.

12/9/1655 GD176/440  Decree of a Justice Court held at Inverness on 12th September 1655, absolving William M'Intosh [McIntosh] from presenting Lachlan Makintosch [McIntosh] of Daviot, and Alexander Makintosch [McIntosh], his brother, to justice to answer for the rape and ravishing of Katharine Cuthbert, lawful daughter of James Cuthbert of Draikies [Drakies], upon "ane fast day being Sonday" in 1645, and for the murder of Alexander Davidson, his servant, in November 1647, they being neither vassals, servants, nor tenants to the said William. Also a number of papers narrating the pleadings in the case, in one of which it is narrated that the damsel was a child of twelve years of age, and was violently taken from her father while on the way to the church with him. She was only recovered from their hands when the country rose against them.

1661 SC11/5/1661/9 Bruce, William, Skipper in South Ronaldsay. Obligation: Cuthbert, John, Castlehall, Inverness

6 May 1664 GD133/234  Execution of summons of reduction at the instance of Elspet Robertson against Charles McLeane, burgess of Inverness, James Cuthbert Laurencesone and others

1664 GD176/485  Articles of Arrangement,unsubscribed bond, contract, note of security and list of cautioners re lands of Glenlie [Glen Loy]. Articles of Agreement between Lachlan M'Intosche [McIntosh] of Torcastle and Ewin Camrone [Cameron] of Locheill [Lochiel], by the mediation of Alexander, Earl of Murray [Moray], Murdoch, Bishop of Moray, Thomas M'Kenzie [McKenzie] of Pluscarden, Robert Cumming of Altyre, Duncan Stewart of Appin, Alexander Cuthbert, Provost of Inverness, Hew Fraser of Foyer [Foyers], Hew Fraser of Belladrum, and other gentlemen, about the lands of Glenlie [Glen Loy] and Lochairkaig [Loch Arkaig]; dated at and near Inverness and Toumaheurighe [Tomnahurich], 15th June 1664. It arranges the sale of these lands by Mackintosh to Cameron for £40,000.

1666 GD45/16/1237 Discharge by George, Earl of Panmure, executor to his deceased father, George, Earl of Panmure, with consent of his mother and curators, to John Cuthbert of Castlehill of the bygone teinds of his lands of Castlehill, thirteen and a half acres of the Shipland, the town and lands of Overdrakies and Standingstanes and the lands of Meikeldrakies, all in the parish of Inverness

18 Jul 1672 GD45/16/1247 Discharge by George, Earl of Panmure, executor to his deceased father, George, Earl of Panmure, with consent of his mother and curators, to John Cuthbert of Castlehill of the bygone teinds of his lands of Castlehill, thirteen and a half acres of the Shipland, the town and lands of Overdrakies and Standingstanes and the lands of Meikeldrakies, all in the parish of Inverness

24/11/1671 GD23/1/32 David Cuthbert, son of deceased James Cuthbert, town clerk of the said burgh, for 500 merks, the other, dated 24th November 1671,

13/4/1673 GD23/2/21  Instrument of Resignation and Sasine in favour of Donald Cuthbert, shoemaker, burgess of Innernes [Inverness], and Isabella Anderson, his spouse, of a particate of burgage land, with houses etc. lying on the south side of the 'Eastgate' of the said burgh, resigned by Thomas Man [Mann], burgess of Innernes, as attorney for William McWirrich [McCurrach], also burgess thereof, in the hands of James Cuthbert, one of the bailies of the said burgh, who gave sasine to the said John Cuthbert (sic Donald?); in implement of disposition, of date hereof, of the said particate of land by the said William McWirrich in favour of the said Donald Cuthbert. Notary:- James Cuthbert, ut supra

4 Feb 1674 GD305/1/148/186 Extract Registered Bond for 440 merks by Sir John Urquhart of Cromartie and Sir George McKenzie of Tarbat to John Cuthbert Writer in Inverness

20/6/1674 GD23/4/32 (Draft) Notorial Protest by Mr. James Grant, advocate for George Cuthbert of Castlehill, of dissociation of said George Cuthbert from an action before the Lords of Council and Session between the burgh of Invernes [Inverness] and John Forbes of Cullodne [Culloden], Mr. William Robertsone [Robertson] of Inches [Inshes] and deceased John Cuthbert of Castlehill, father of said George.

18 Apr 1675 GD305/1/154/78 Charge by King Charles II at the instance of John Cuthbert Worter (writer) in Inverness against Sir John Urquhart of Cromartie and Sir George McKenzie of Tarbat for non payment of 440 merks

23/6/1676 GD23/10/129 Precept of poinding at instance of James McIntoshe [McIntosh], merchant in Innernes [Inverness], against Hugh Fraser of Killbockie [Kilbokie] and George Cuthbert of Castlehill, his cautioner, for payment of £200 contained in their bond, dated 20th December 1675.

16/10/1676 GD23/4/36 Tack for three years by John Cuthbert of Artirlies [Alturlie] (Ardersier?) to James McIntosh, merchant burgess of Inverness, of eight acres of land of the north side of the lands of Dirribought [Direbught] lying in the parish and territory of Invernes [Inverness], at a rental of 20 bolls bear and 9 merks money yearly.

9/6/1677 GD23/5/57 Discharge by John Cuthbert, eldest lawful son to deceased David Cuthbert, late town clerk of Innernes [Inverness], to James McIntoshe [McIntosh], merchant burgess of the said burgh, and Angus McIntoshe of Holme.

18/5/1678 GD176/572 Instrument relative to a premonition by Alexander M'Intoshe [McIntosh] of Connadge [Connage], for the Earl of Moray, to Angus M'Intoshe [McIntosh] of Daviot and Lachlan M'Intoshe [McIntosh] of Kinrara, for the redemption of the lands of Daviot from the said Angus and Marjorie Robertson, his spouse. It states that the said Alexander M'Intosh absolutely refused to reckon in money, saying there was money and gold enough on the table, but objecting the superplus of the rental due, the demolishing of a part of the old castle of Daviot, etc. Dated at Inverness, 18th May 1678, in the Session-house of the kirk thereof, at 8.30 P.M.; witnesses, George Cuthbert of Castlehill, David Cuthbert, his brother-german, William M'Bean [McBean], elder, burgess of Inverness, and John M'Bean [McBean], his son.

4-24 Apr 1679 GD23/2/22 Instrument of Resignation and Sasine, in implement of disposition, dated 27th June 1678, by James Stuart [Stewart], formerly treasurer of the burgh of Innernes [Inverness], lawful eldest son and heir of deceased John Stuart, formerly bailie of the said burgh, in favour of Donald Fouller [Fowler], younger, merchant burgess of Innernes, lawful son of Donald Fraser of Mikle Allan, of a piece of land with a small kiln, kiln-barn and the 'old larach' [site or ground] pertaining thereto, to the south thereof, on the west side of the river, and a shop lying under the town hall of the said burgh. Resignation in, and sasine by, the hands of John Cuthbert, one of the bailies of the said burgh.

31/5/1679 GD23/6/2  Letter, Duncan Forbes to his brother [unnamed] with directions as to taking advice concerning prefixed memorandum and queries as to the estate and family of deceased David Cuthbert, town clerk of Inverness. From Ardersear [Ardersier].

19 Jan 1681 GD305/1/158/85  Letters of Inhibition at the instance of John Cuthbert Town Clerk of Inverness against Sir George Mackenzie of Tarbat for a Debt of 440 merks

19/1/1681 GD23/2/23  Extract of registration, in burgh court books of Inverness, of Disposition, dated 15th February 16[-]7, by William McWirrich [McCurrach], burgess of Innernes, with consent of Janet Pittindrich [Pittendrigh], his spouse, to Donald Cuthbert, cordiner, burgess thereof, and Isobel Anderson, his spouse, in liferent, and their eldest son, John Cuthbert, in fee, of part of a particate of land in the East Street of Invernes, consisting of a low house, presently possessed by the said Donald Cuthbert, and a loft thereabove, possessed by the said William McWirrich [McCurrach].

23/6/1683 GD23/3/17 Charter of Resignation by Alexander Dunbar, provost, and the bailies and members of council of the burgh of Invernes [Inverness], in favour of William Baillie, commissary depute and burgess of Invernes, his heirs male and assignees whatsoever, being burgesses and inhabitants of the said burgh, of a coble of salmon fishing on the long water called the water of Ness, extending to £8 8s Scots mailing, lying within the liberties of the said burgh of Invernes and sheriffdom thereof, and resigned on date hereof in favour of the said William Baillie by James Baillie, writer in Invernes, as procurator for John Forbes of Culloden, in the hands of John Cuthbert, one of the bailies of the said burgh; for himself and in name of the other magistrates, as superiors of the said fishing; and sasine thereof by the said bailie to the said William Baillie.

1 Nov 1683 GD305/1/107/312 Precept by King Charles II to his Sheriffs in that part to summon John Cuthbert Nephew of Alexander Cuthbert Provost of Inverness and Alexander Cuthberts uncle of the said John

3-9 Jun 1684 GD71/90 Extract Registered Disposition by William Duff, chamberlain of the earldom of Ross, with consent of John Monro, late portioner of Wester Meikle Allane, to Alexander Cuthbert, son of the deceased James Cuthbert, Laurenstone, late bailie of Inverness, and Mr. David Polson, student there, son of the deceased Robert Polson, merchant in Inverness, of the wester quarter of the davoch lands of Meikle Allane and wards thereof and a quarter of the Alehouse and Alehouse croft of the same.

16/2/1685 GD23/2/24  Tack by Alexander Cuthbert, brother german of deceased Mr. John Cuthbert, sometime town clerk of Innernes [Inverness], and tutor to John Cuthbert, only lawful son of said deceased Mr. John, to Donald Roy, younger, labourer in Innernes, and Barbara Tayllor [Taylor], his spouse, of waste or ruinous houses commonly called the meikle stable lying on the north side of the Kirk Street of the said burgh, for eleven years from Whitsunday 1685.

13/12/1686 GD23/3/19  Instrument of Resignation in burgh court of Inverness, held in presence of John Cuthbert of Easter Drakies, provost of the said burgh, and Robert Barbour of Mulderg, Hugh Robertson and James Stewart, bailies thereof, by John Hatmaker, as procurator for William Baillie, in favour of John Stewart [all as described in preceding], his heirs male and assignees whatsoever, burgesses of the said burgh, of the said William Baillie's half-coble of salmon fishing on the long water of Ness, extending to the mailing of £8 8s Scots, lying within the burgage and liberties of Inverness, following on disposition as preceding.

24/12/1686 GD23/3/21 Notary:- Samuel Cuthbert, ut supra [GD23/3/17]. Registered, Inverness Burgh Register, 24th December 1686

15/2/1688 GD23/4/43 Precept of Poinding at instance of James McIntoshe [McIntosh], merchant in Innernes [Inverness], against Isobel Fraser, goodwife of Cullduthill [Culduthel, co. Inverness], and William Fraser, her son, and others as cautioners, John Cuthbert of Altirles [Alturlie], James Dunbar in Dellzeell [Dalziel, Petty pa., co. Inverness], Malcolm McGilivray [McGillivray] in Culclachie, and Donald McPhaill [McPhail], cooper, indweller in Farr [Daviot and Dunlichity pa., co. Inverness], proceeding on various specified bonds.

13/2/1689 GD23/10/286 Extract Discharge by John Cuthbert of Draikes [Drakies], provost of Invernes [Inverness], to Alexander Fraser of Kinnaries, and William Cuming [Cumming], writer in Invernes, his cautioner, for 106 merks Scots as contained in their bond, dated 23rd July 1678. Registered 13th February 1689.

1690, Aug 4: Petition of Wm and John Sutherland, elder and younger, of Greenhall against McKenzie of Suddies and David Cuthbert, sheriff-depute of Nairn. PA7/13

1/4/1690 GD23/4/46 Certificate of Execution of Letters of Inhibition at instance of George Cuming [Cumming], merchant in Invernes [Inverness], against Alexander Cuthbert Davidsone [Davidson], burgess of Innernes, tutor to John Cuthbert, eldest lawful son of deceased Mr. John Cuthbert, town clerk of the said burgh. Registered, Inverness, 1st April 1690.

15/12/1691 GD23/2/27 Notary:- Samuel Cuthbert, clerk, Moray diocese, common clerk of the burgh of Inverness. Registered, Burgh Register, Inverness, 15th December 1691.

[20 Nov] 1693 RH9/17/127 Part of summons of maills and duties at the instance of David Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness, against the tenants, etc. of the lands of Barnehills, etc., at Inverness

1694-1696 GD305/1/149/96  Bond for £2350 Scots by George Viscount of Tarbat To John Cuthbert of Draikies late Provost of Inverness

1694 GD305/1/167/102 Objections against the Interest produced for the Representatives of Umquhile Alexander Cuthbert ? Provost of Inverness In the ranking of the Creditors of the Estate of May

30/6/1698 GD23/10/381  Precept of Poinding at instance of John Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness, executor testamentar to the deceased David Cuthbert, writer in Innerness, against John Fraser alias McEan roy vic Kiemie in Drumchardany [Drumchardine, Kirkhill pa.], and Donald Fraser, his son, and James McIntosh, merchant burgess of Innerness, their cautioner, for payment of 50 merks Scots contained in their bond, dated 17th December 1679.

24/5/1699 GD23/2/30 Charter by William Duff, senior, provost of Invernes [Inverness], and William Duff of Diple [Dipple], Robert Rose, James McLeane [McLean] and Alexander Duff of Drummuir, bailies thereof, with consent of subscribing councillors and commons, to William Cuming [Cumming], younger, merchant of Inverness; second lawful son of deceased George Cuming, former treasurer of the said burgh, and to Mary Ross, his wife, in liferent, and the heirs of the said William, heritably, of a particate of burgh-built land, with houses etc., in the said burgh of Invernes on the north side of, and near, the market cross, and two roods of burgh land, as half of four roods, with houses etc., lying in the said burgh, in the East Street thereof; which lands formerly pertained heritably to deceased Mr. John Cuthbert, former clerk of the said burgh, and thereafter to John Cuthbert, his son and heir, and were adjudged from the latter by decreet of adjudication of the lords of Council and Session, dated 8th January 1692, at instance of the said George Cuming, former treasurer of the said burgh, in payment of sums of money, amounting at Martinmas 1691 to £607 Scots, and which decreet of adjudication, particate and roods of land, and sums of money the said George Cuming assigned to the said William Cuming and Mary Ross, by letters of assignation dated 1st August 1693. Containing precept of sasine (under reversion) addressed to James McLeane, one of the bailies of the said burgh, as bailie. Registered, Inverness Burgh Register, 24th May 1699.

7/8/1700 GD23/4/62  Confirmed Testament-Dative and Inventory of Goods, Gear and Debts, pertaining to Jean Barbour, spouse of deceased James Barbour, lately merchant in Invernes [Inverness], at time of her decease, viz. October 1699, given up by Bessie Barbour, her sister german, spouse of James Cuthbert, younger, merchant in Innernes, and the said James C., executors dative to the said defunct. Cautioner, James Cuthbert of Drakies, late provost of Invernes. Another copy, slightly different, enclosed.

18/4/1705 GD23/2/33 Charter of Resignation by William Duff, elder, provost of the burgh of Innerness [Inverness], and the bailies thereof, with assent of the councillors and community, to Mr. Archibald Dunbar of Thundertoune [Thundertoun], his heirs and assignees whatsoever, of three roods of burgh built land, with yard, kiln and coble, formerly pertaining to deceased Alexander Dunbar, lately provost of Innerness, bounded between the king's common highway, at the east, the road running near the water of Ness, at the west, the lands formerly pertaining to deceased John Cuthbert of Castlehill, then to David Cuthbert, his son, and now to Hugh Falconar [Falconer], commissary clerk of Innernes, at the south, and the common vennel leading to the said water of Ness at the north, resigned on date hereof in the hands of the said magistrates, sitting in burgh court, by James Fraser, merchant burgess of Innerness, as procurator for Alexander Dunbar of Barmuckatie [Barmuckity] (who had right to the said subjects from the said Alexander Dunbar, lately provost) in favour of the said Mr. Archibald Dunbar of Thundertoun, in implement of disposition, dated at Edinburgh 15th May 1704; and sasine, given by Mr. Alexander Fraser, bailie, of the said three roods to Mr. Robert Fraser, advocate in Edinburgh, as attorney for the said Mr. Archibald Dunbar.

5/3/1709 GD23/2/34  Instrument of intimation by John McPherson, gentlemen attending Sir Hairie Innes, younger, of that ilk, to William McCurich [McCurrach], merchant-burgess of Invernes [Inverness], of translation, of date 8th December 1708, in favour of the said Sir Hairie by William Duff of Dippell [Dipple], of assignation, dated 19th November 1708, in favour of the latter, of tack, dated and registered in the Burgh Court Books of Inverness, 18th February 1707, by John Cuthbert, son of deceased Mr. John Cuthbert, town clerk of Invernes, to Ferquhar McGillivray of Dunmaglass and Robert Robertson of Shipland and their spouses, Emilia and Janet Stuart [Stewart], of a house occupied by the said William McCurich.

30 Jul 1709 GD217/697 Extract protest at instance of David Flett, master of David of St. Margarets Hope, against Alexander Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness for nonpayment of £16 stg. due for carrying oatmeal from Caithnes to the South Firth.

15/1/1711 GD23/5/124 Discharge by Sir Hairie Innes of that ilk to Angus McIntosh, merchant in Invernes [Inverness] (of rent of a shop lately possessed by said Angus, belonging to John Cuthbert, son of John Cuthbert, sometime town clerk of Invernes).

1711 GD86/848 Note of Debts due by the Laird of Grant and Colonel Alexander Grant, his son, amounting to £247,012:14: 2.  (Included among the long list of debtors is David Cuthbert, with no further information.)

7 Oct 1712 GD305/1/147/88 Agreement between George Earl of Cromartie and James Cuthbert Merchant in Inverness, whereby the said Earl Sells him 250 Bolls Oatmeal on the terms therein mentioned

2/4/1717 GD23/5/190 Discharged account, for tea and other good, Gilbert Gordone [Gordon], merchant in Inverness, debtor to James Cuthbert, merchant there.

5/5/1717 GD23/6/37 Letter, James Chapman to James Cuthbert, son of Provost Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness, announcing the death of James Urquhart in the said Chapman's house, and with information as to the effects of the said defunct. From Cromdale.

1717 GD133/42 Information from Mr. William Robertson of Inches to the burgh of Inverness concerning the marches of Drakies, Bogbain and others, apparently disputed between him and Cuthbert of Castlehill

7/9/1720 GD23/10/508  Assignation by Frederick Fraser, glover, burgess of Inverness, as trustee for the trades of the burgh of Inverness, to Thomas Alves, merchant in Inverness, of the sum of £170 Scots contained in bond by Robert Robertson, with John Cuthbert, younger of Castlehill as cautioner, dated 18th January 1715.

1/8/1721 GD23/2/44  Instrument recording service in bailie court of the burgh of Inverness, held on date hereof in presence of James Thomson, one of the bailies of the said burgh, of Donald Cuthbert as nearest and lawful heir to his brother, deceased John Cuthbert, shoemaker, burgess of the said burgh, who was eldest lawful son of deceased Donald Cuthbert, shoemaker, burgess of Inverness, begotten between him and deceased Isabella Anderson, his wife, in part of a particate of land, sometime pertaining to William MacWirrich [McCurrach), burgess of Inverness, consisting of a lower house and balcony above the same including the South Gavil thereof, lying within the said burgh, southward from the East Street thereof; and sasine of the said subjects to the said Donald Cuthbert, by John Hossack, one of the bailies of the said burgh.

20 Oct 1724 GD214/342 Inverness-shire: Marriage contract between George Cuthbert, eldest son of John Cuthbert younger of Castlehill, and Mary McIntosh, only daughter of James Mackintosh, collector of customs at Inverness

13/11/1736 GD23/3/39 (Extract) Disposition by George Cuthbert of Castlehill, nearest and lawful heir to his grandfather, deceased George Cuthbert of Castlehill, and to deceased John Cuthbert of Castlehill, father of the first-said George, to Ludovick Grant, younger of Grant, his heirs male and assignees whatsoever, of a half-coble salmon fishing on the river and water of Ness, which belonged to the said grandfather and father of the disponer and now belonging to him, and also the salmon fishing commonly called the Stell fishing of Inverness on the south side of Kissock [Kessock] Ferry, all lying within the territory of the burgh of Inverness.

11/1/1739 GD23/5/253  (Extract) Decreet in action before the bailies of Inverness at instance of James Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness, against William Mackay [McKay], senior, merchant there, on claim for £531 9s 10d Scots as per account charge following thereon endorsed, dated 16th April 1740.

25/10/1739 GD23/1/36 Retour of Service of Janet Paterson, wife of James Cuthbert, shoemaker in Inverness, and Isobel Paterson, wife of Donald Ritchie, merchant in the said burgh, two of the four surviving children of deceased Mathew Paterson, merchant in Inverness, by Jean Paterson, his wife, (viz:- Robert, Jean, and the said Janet and Isobel, William, the eldest son of the said Mathew having died without heirs before his father,) as heirs portioners and of provision to their said father (once written frater, in error) in a fourth part each of the lands of Bught, beside Inverness, in consequence of disposition thereof, dated 7th January 1712, above narrated [in GD23/1/35].  

James Cuthbert, shoemaker in Inverness, testament 16 MAY 1747 and 23 MAY 1748

17/4/1740 GD23/4/143 (Extract) Decreet of forthcoming at instance of Alexander Monro [Munro], sheriff clerk of Inverness, against William Mackay [Mckay], elder, merchant, Inverness, and James Cuthbert, merchant there.

9/12/1743 GD23/5/263 Receipted account, Bailie Gordon, merchant in Inverness, debtor to Mrs. Cuthbert, relict of William Cuthbert, merchant there, for books. (Baillie Gilbert Gordon also owed money to Mary McIntosh, relict of George Cuthbert of Castlehill in 1748)

10/6/1748 GD23/5/274 (1) Bill for £13 1s 2d sterling by Mary McIntosh, relict and executrix of George Cuthbert of Castlehill, on Gilbert Gordon, merchant and bailie of Inverness. Endorsed in favour of James Cuthbert, merchant. (2) Copy of above bill, protested by said James Cuthbert for non acceptance, 27th January 1749; (3) Account to the amount thereof, Bailie Gordon, debtor to the Lady Castlehill; (4) (Extract) decreet, dated 15th May 1750, by the sheriff depute of Inverness-shire at instance of the said James Cuthbert against the said Gilbert Gordon, following on the above bill (therein given date 8th June 1748); (5) Letter, dated at Inverness 27th September 1753, from the said James Cuthbert to Mr Evan McBain, writer in Inverness, stating the above decreet and an account owing by deceased Gilbert Gordon to the said James Cuthbert to be enclosed, and empowering the said Evan McBain to transact and settle with Cosmo Gordon, son of the said Gilbert; acknowledgement of clearance appended, dated 26th February 1755; (6-8) Diligence, dated 11th May - 4th July 1754 at instance of said James Cuthbert (designed Mulcraig, late merchant in Inverness) against the said Cosmo Gordon, only lawful son of the said Gilbert Gordon.

11/1/1749 GD23/6/196 Letter, John Cuthbert to Bailie Gilbert Gordon, Inverness, requesting him to get the said John Cuthbert's uncle to sign an enclosed letter.

22/6/1749 GD23/3/40 Agreement between Sir Ludovick Grant of Grant, baronet, William Fraser WS, as taking burden for Duncan Fraser, merchant in Inverness, and John Fraser, writer in Edinburgh, for sale by the said Sir Ludovick to the said Duncan Fraser of a half-coble fishing on the river of Ness (which formerly belonged to deceased George and John Cuthbert of Castlehill and their predecessors, and which was purchased by the said Sir Ludovick from the said George Cuthbert, being presently possessed by the said Duncan Fraser as tacksman) for the sum of 3000 merks, to be paid at Martinmas next, by the said William Fraser, as taking burden for the said John and Duncan, as the price of the said half-coble fishing.

[18th century] GD103/2/471 Inquiry with answer thereto concerning the Scots origin of the family of Goubert descended from Godfrey Cuthbert of Castlehill, Inverness-shire

19/3/1757 GD23/5/300 Discharge and Assignation by Christian McKenzie, spouse of Joseph Spence, tacksman of the Miln of Ord [cos. Ross and Cromarty], Mary McKenzie, spouse of Lauchlane McKenzie, tenant in Fairburn [Urray pa., co. Ross], Isobel Mckenzie, spouse of James McKenzie, tacksman in Drumderfit [Kilmuir Wester pa., co. Ross], and their said husbands, to John Grant, coppersmith in Inverness, and Naomi Cuthbert, representative and heir of line of Thomas Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness of 630 merks Scots, assigned for behoof of the said Christian, Mary and Isobel McKenzie by their grandmother, deceased Christian Fordyce, relict of Alexander McIntosh, burgess of Inverness.

15/11/1771 GD23/10/585 Bond of Caution by William McKenzie, weaver burgess of Inverness, John Cuthbert, weaver burgess there, and John Fraser alias McAndrew, tenant in Muirtown, as cautioners for Amelia Fraser (see 10/497), that Alexander Smith, tenant in Balhaultich [Balloch?] of Petty would be relieved for delivering to said Amelia 19 bills amounting to £40 14s 6 2/3d owed to deceased William Reid, tailor in Balnacree [Balmachree] of Petty, and £3 10s as proceeds of roup of his effects.

c 1777 GD71/214 Answers for Charles Munro of Allan, nephew and representative of the deceased David Monro, W.S., to the Representation of Dame Elizabeth McKenzie, relict of Sir George McKenzie of Grenville, Bart., Captain John Reid, her father, and William Cuthbert, tobacconist in Inverness, creditors of the deceased William McKay, late merchant in Inverness, and the said Captain John Reid as factor on the sequestrated estate of the said William McKay, concerning the ranking of the creditors

22/9/1792 GD23/6/294  Letter, John Tait WS (Writer to the Signet) to the commissary clerk of Inverness, requesting him, at the desire of John Cuthbert, son of deceased Donald Cuthbert, formerly clerk to George Ross of Cromarty, to find out whether the said Donald Cuthbert or any of his family had been mentioned in the will of Simon Fraser of Inverness. From Edinburgh.

May 1800 JC26/1800/57  Porteous roll for the county of Inverness for the Circuit Court of Justiciary (North, Spring circuit) to be held at Inverness. Indicted for trial: ... 2) Margaret McTavish, late servant to John Cuthbert, weaver in Inverness, for child murder. Papers include execution of indictments, list of Assize for Inverness and sealed verdicts.

26/10/1807 GD23/4/243  Precept of Clare Constat by the magistrates and town council of Inverness, in favour of George Cuthbert of Spanishtown in Jamaica [West Indies], as heir to his father, Lewis Cuthbert, in portions of the lands of Bogbain, in the sherriffdom of Inverness.

William Cuthbert, Provost of Inverness, 1602 - 1603

John Cuthbert of Auld Castlehill, Provost of Inverness, 1607 - 1614

John Cuthbert of Auld Castlehill, Provost of Inverness, 1616 - 1617

James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies, Provost of Inverness, 1620 - 1621

James Cuthbert of Lochelin, Provost of Inverness, 1622 - 1623

James Cuthbert of Easter Draikies, Provost of Inverness, 1628 - 1629

James Cuthbert of Draikies, Provost of Inverness, 1631 - 1631

James Cuthbert of Draikies, Provost of Inverness, 1636 - 1636

John Cuthbert, Wester Draikies, Provost of Inverness, 1636 - 1638

James Cuthbert of Easter Draikies, Provost of Inverness, 1639 - 1640

James Cuthbert of Easter Draikies, Provost of Inverness, 1645 - 1646

Alexander Cuthbert, Provost of Inverness, 1662 - 1662

Alexander Cuthbert, Provost of Inverness, 1663 - 1666

Alexander Cuthbert, Provost of Inverness, 1668 - 1674

Alexander Cuthbert, Provost of Inverness, 1679 - 1680

John Cuthbert of Draikies, Provost of Inverness, 1683 - 1689

Commissariot Records of Inverness, register of testaments, 1630-1800

http://www.scotsfind.org/inverness_access/inverness.pdf

  1. Isobel Cuthbert, spouse to John Hepburne, baillie of Inverness, 10 JUN 1668
  2. Janet Cuthbert, spouse to Donald Buy, indweller in Inverness, 23 APR 1669
  3. Margaret Cuthbert, spouse to William Baillie, elder, late treasurer of Inverness, 11 JAN 1669
  4. Cuthbert, Alexander, late provost of Inverness, 15 DEC 1680
  5. James Cuthbert, town clerk of Inverness, 28 JAN 1680
  6. John Cuthbert of Draikies, sometime provost of Inverness, 11 FEB 1719
  7. John Cuthbert of Castlehill, 12 OCT 1733, 27 MAR, 7 & 25 JUN 1734, 21 NOV 1735, 17 MAR 1740, 27 AUG 1743
  8. James Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness, 8 JUL 1741
  9. Donald Cuthbert, writer and burgess in Inverness, 20 May 1745
  10. James Cuthbert, shoemaker in Inverness, 16 MAY 1747 and 23 MAY 1748
  11. Thomas Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, 20 MAR 1748
  12. James Cuthbert, messenger in Inverness, 26 APR 1753
  13. William Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness, 11 OCT 1782
  14. Katherine Cuthbert, widow of Jonathan Low, late tin-plate maker in Aberdeen, 28 APR 1791

Culloden papers

http://www.archive.org/stream/cullodenpapersmo01warruoft/cullodenpapersmo01warruoft_djvu.txt

The following references from the Culloden Papers all seem to date to 1646

  1. Theis, that your lordship may tak notice of them, and, quhat justlie concernes us, may assist us against them, ar James Cuthbert of Drakies, and Jon Cuthbert, his brother, with his tuo sonee. Theise once seamed  to lean only to my Lord Marques of Argyll, bot now, as they turned thair backes on the caus and on us, so haif thcv joyned them selfis with his and our enimyes. (1646?)
  2. Robert Bailye, bailie; Johne Polsone. baillie; J. Dunbar, baillie; D. Cuthbert, toune clarke. Invernes, 22 November 1646.
  3. James Cuthbert, counseller; James Abrahame, counseller ; Williame Neilsone, counseller; J. Robertsone, counseller; Alex. Grant, counseller; T. Rose, counseller; Al. Cuthbert, ane of the consell. November 30, 1646.
  4. the original document together with that of David Cuthbert, town clerk of Inverness, who was chosen as clerk to the commission and wrote the report.
  5. Gilbert Cuthbert, tenant in "Standandstaines," deponed as to his labouring wasted for crop 1646 wherein h would have sown 30 bolls oats, estimated to tie "3 curne " aind 4 bolls bear estimated to the "4 curne. ''
  6. 1646 - Thomas Cuthbert, oordiner (cordiner = cordwinder = shoemaker), burgees, had two dwelling houses without the works cast down by order of the governor for the better safety of the garrison, worth 266 13s 4d. (Culloden papers)
  7. Elspot Mill, indweller, had burnt in the kiln of James Cuthbert Laurenceson, bewest the water, 4 bolls and 2 firlota malt.
  8. Youre loving niohbores, Robert Bailye, baillie, B. Rose, baillie, J. Dunbar, baillie, Al. Cuthbert, baillie.
  9. Geo. Cuthbert of Castlehill; Ro. Neilsone, merchant in Invernes; D. Cuthbert, sheriff deput of Nairn;

Fastii Ecclesius

Fastii Ecclesius  v6, p358 - James CHAPMAN, born Inverness, 1677, son of Robert C., merchant; educated at King's College, Aberdeen, MC (4 APR 1695), licen by Presby of Dalkeith 31 MAY 1699, ord to Cawdor same year; trans and adm 25 NOV 1702, died at the end of the year 1737.  He married Ann, daughter of Alexander CUTHBERT, Provost of Inverness and had issue -- John in Resouple, served heir 6th FEB 1741, Lewis, minister of Petty; Anne married George Grant, minister of Kirkmichael.  He compiled a memoir of the family of Grant which is preserved in MS in the Scottish National Library, Edinburgh.

Alexander CUTHBERT, Provost of Inverness Cuthbert, Alexander, late provost of Inverness, 15 DEC 1680

  1. Ann(a) CUTHBERT, b. ca 1675 in Inverness, m Rev. James CHAPMAN, b 1677 in Inverness, son of Robert Chapman, merchant. d 1741

    Fastii Ecclesius  v6, p358 - James CHAPMAN, born Inverness, 1677, son of Robert C., merchant; educated at King's College, Aberdeen, MC (4 APR 1695), licen by Presby of Dalkeith 31 MAY 1699, ord to Cawdor same year; trans and adm 25 NOV 1702, died at the end of the year 1737.  He married Ann, daughter of Alexander CUTHBERT, Provost of Inverness and had issue -- John in Resouple, served heir 6th FEB 1741, Lewis, minister of Petty; Anne married George Grant, minister of Kirkmichael.  He compiled a memoir of the family of Grant which is preserved in MS in the Scottish National Library, Edinburgh.

    1. John CHAPMAN in Resouple, b. ca 1702 in Cromdale. (No birth record, but parish records begin in 1702) served heir on 6 FEB 1741
    2. Rev. Lewis CHAPMAN, minister of Petty, b/b 17/29 FEB 1704 in Cromdale and Inverallan and Advie, Inverness, Scotland
    3. Ann CHAPMAN, b/b 4/5 APR 1710 in Cromdale, m Rev. George GRANT, minister of Kirkmichael
    4. Hugh CHAPMAN, b/b 11/22 JAN 1712 in Cromdale
    5. Jean CHAPMAN, b/b 1/4 OCT 1714 in Cromdale
    6. Isobel CHAPMAN, b/b 25/29 APR 1718 in Cromdale
    7. James CHAPMAN, b/b 27/27 JUL 1722 in Cromdale...
    8. James CHAPMAN, b/b 24/29 JAN 1728 in Cromdale

Fastii Ecclesius v6, p443 - Hugh ROSE, born about 1633, eldest son of David R of Earlsmill and Christian CUTHBERT; educated at King's College, Aberdeen; MA 1653; lic by presbytery of Forres, 23 FEB 1659; called 24 AUG 1659; ord (assistant and successor) 4 JAN 1660; did not take the test in 1681 owing to illness, and doubts being entertained whether the charge had become vacant or not, he was, for further security, pres. by Colin, Bishop of Moray jure devoluto in 1682 and inst. 1 MAY 1683; died unmarried 7 DEC 1686.  His brother James, sheriff-clerk of Nairn was served heir to the lands of Termet 22 APR 1690.

on 18 JAN 1560-1, Jasper Waus (then Provost) and George CUTHBERT were ordered to pay the minister's fee.

Fastii Ecclesius v6 p 472, CUTHBERT, Sir David  - Sir David CUTHBERT, held the chaplainry of Our Lady of the High Altar at the Reformation and the Vicarage of Wardlaw before 1567.  He was a prominent citizen of Inverness and was adm a burgess and guild brother in 1567, but continued to draw the revenues of his Inverness chaplaincy.  He was alive in 1593, and was probably the last survivor of the pre-Reformation clergy in Inverness.

Comrie 1738-1820 C113414

Monzie 1720-1825 C113822

Donald STEWART

  1. Jannet STEWART, bap 6 AUG 1727 in Monzie
  2. Patrick STEWART, bap 2 FEB 1729 in Monzie
  3. Isabell STEWART, bap 4 JUN 1732 in Monzie

Patrick STEWART

  1. Margret STEWART, bap 18 DEC 1720 in Monzie
  2. Janet STEWART, bap 26 DEC 1731 in Monzie

John STEWART

  1. Isabel STEWART, bap 30 DEC 1739 in Monzie
  2. Janet STEWART, bap 4 JUL 1742 in Monzie
  3. James STEWART, bap 25 NOV 1744 Monzie

John STEWART and Janet CAMPBELL

  1. Margaret STEWART, bap 25 NOV 1750 in Monzie

John STEWART and Catharine THOMSON

  1. Anne STEWART, b/b 26/30 MAR 1755 in Monzie
  2. Patrick STEWART, bap 2 OCT 1757 in Monzie

John STEWART and Margaret CAMPBELL

  1. Catharine STEWART, bap 15 JUN 1755 in Monzie

Duncan STEWART and Janet MURRAY/MCGREGOR

  1. Isabel STEWART, bap 4 MAR 1776 in Monzie (Murray)
  2. Donald STEWART, bap 16 MAR 1779 in Monzie (Murray)
  3. James STEWART, bap 20 MAY 1785 in Monzie (MacGregor)

Angus STEWART and Jannet ROY

  1. John STEWART, bap 29 OCT 1773 in Monzie
  2. William STEWART, bap 24 MAR 1776 in Monzie

Donald STEWART and Elizabeth MCNAUGHTAN

  1. John STEWART, bap 14 MAY 1778 in Monzie

Peter STEWART and Janet/Jean MCARA

  1. Catharine STEWART, bap 30 SEP 1792 in Monzie
  2. Isabel STEWART, bap 2 AUG 1795 in Monzie
  3. Donald STEWART, bap 10 SEP 1797 in Monzie
  4. Jean STEWART, bap 18 FEB 1799 in Monzie
  5. Duncan STEWART, bap 6 NOV 1803 in Monzie

John STEWART and Christian STEWART

  1. Margaret STEWART, bap 5 FEB 1797 in Monzie

John STEWART and Janet MCGREGOR (see Crieff)

  1. Ann STEWART, bap 8 APR 1798 in Monzie

William STEWART and Margaret MORE/MOIR

  1. Catherine STEWART, bap 25 NOV 1805 in Monzie
  2. Janet or Catherine STEWART, bap 1807 in Monzie
  3. Margaret STEWART, bap 7 JUN 1811 in Monzie

Crieff 1746 - 1820 C113424

John STEWART

  1. Isabel STEWART, bap 8 AUG 1747 in Crieff
  2. David STEWART, bap 15 OCT 1749 in Crieff
  3. Katharine STEWART, bap 7 JUL 1751 in Crieff
  4. Margaret STEWART, bap 14 FEB 1762 in Crieff

John STEWART and Ann MCLERAN

  1. Jean STEWART, bap 2 DEC 1753 in Crieff
  2. John STEWART, bap 24 MAR 1755 (parents: John Stewart and __ McLeran)
  3. Ann STEWART, bap 10 FEB 1757 in Crieff
  4. NN STEWART, bap 11 FEB 1759 in Crieff

James STEWART and Jean WALKER

  1. Ann STEWART, bap 28 JUN 1752 in Crieff
  2. George STEWART, bap 23 NOV 1754 in Crieff
  3. Catharine STEWART, bap 9 MAR 1757 in Crieff

James STEWART and ? STOBBIE

  1. James STEWART, bap 27 FEB 1757

James STEWART

  1. Patrick STEWART, bap 19 AUG 1750 in Crieff
  2. Patrick STEWART, bap. 10 JAN 1755 in Crieff

William STEWART and Elizabeth CREICH

  1. Helen Joan STEWART, bap 28 JUN 1769 in Crieff

James STEWART and Margaret BOYD

  1. James STEWART, bap 23 DEC 1770 in Crieff
  2. Anthony STEWART, bap 18 SEP 1774 in Crieff (mother: Margaret BOID)

John STEWART

  1. Henry STEWART, b/bap 16/17 APR 1775 in Crieff

Donald STEWART and Christian MCEWAN

  1. Jean STEWART, bap 13 AUG 1778 in Crieff

John STEWART and Nanny STEWART

  1. Nanny STEWART, bap 28 DEC 1778 in Crieff

John STEWART and Susan MCGREGOR

  1. John STEWART, bap 30 NOV 1788 in Crieff

James STEWART and Margaret RAMSAY

  1. James STEWART, bap 1 APR 1787 in Crieff
  2. John STEWART, bap 20 NOV 1796 in Crieff
  3. Robert STEWART, bap 7 JUN 1799 in Crieff

Archibald STEWART and Katherine FERGUSON

  1. John STEWART, bap 30 JAN 1788 in Crieff

Peter STEWART and Ann MCPHERSON

  1. Mungo STEWART, bap 31 JAN 1790 in Crieff
  2. Catharine STEWART, bap 13 NOV 1791 in Crieff
  3. Janet STEWART, bap 15 SEP 1793 in Crieff
  4. Mary Anne STEWART, bap 3 JAN 1796 in Crieff
  5. William STEWART, bap 3 DEC 1797 in Crieff
  6. Peter STEWART, bap 9/16 MAR 1801 in Crieff
  7. Anne STEWART, bap 1 AUG 1802 in Crieff

Peter STEWART and Christian CRERAR

  1. Janet STEWART, bap 30 APR 1790 in Crieff

John STEWART and Jean MCEWAN

  1. James STEWART, bap 1 JUL 1792 in Crieff
  2. John STEWART, bap 4 MAR 1798 in Crieff
  3. William STEWART, bap 17 JUN 1810 in Creiff

John STEWART and Jean GOW (may be McGowan = McEwan)

  1. John STEWART, bap 2 MAR 1794 in Crieff

James STEWART and Katharine CARRICK

  1. Peter STEWART, bap 18 JUL 1793 in Crieff

James STEWART and Elizabeth MCGREGOR

  1. Elizabeth STEWART, bap 10 FEB 1793 in Crieff
  2. Duncan STEWART, bap 17 MAY 1795 in Crieff

Donald STEWART and Florence CAMERON

  1. Janet STEWART, bap 4 APR 1790 in Crieff
  2. Janet STEWART, bap 28 JUN 1793 in Crieff

Donald STEWART and Margaret STEWART

  1. Duncan STEWART, bap 25 APR 1790 in Crieff
  2. Daniel STEWART, bap 15 APR 1792 in Crieff

Thomas STEWART and Janet MCNAUGHTON

  1. Grissel STEWART, bap 23 JAN 1796 in Crieff

Donald STEWART and Elizabeth MENZIE

  1. Peter STEWART, bap 14 MAY 1797 in Crieff

Donald STEWART and Janet MCLERAN

  1. Duncan STEWART, bap 29 OCT 1797 in Crieff
  2. Elspet STEWART, bap 3 AUG 1799 in Crieff
  3. Katharine STEWART, bap 23 MAY 1802 in Crieff
  4. Christian STEWART, bap 25 JAN 1807 in Crieff

Donald STEWART and Catherine CAMPBELL

  1. Donald STEWART, bap 30 SEP 1815 in Crieff
  2. Archibald STEWART, bap 8 MAR 1818 in Crieff

John STEWART and Betty MCRORIE

  1. Alexander STEWART, bap 14 AUG 1799 in Crieff
  2. Peter STEWART, bap 3 MAY 1801 in Crieff
  3. John STEWART, bap 31 JUL 1803 in Crieff
  4. Christian STEWART, bap 10 MAR 1805 in Crieff
  5. James STEWART, bap 16 NOV 1806 in Crieff
  6. Henry STEWART, bap 8 JUL 1809 in Crieff
  7. William STEWART, bap 29 JUL 1811 in Crieff
  8. Betty STEWART, bap 6 JUN 1813 in Crieff
  9. Helen STEWART, bap 22 JUN 1816 in Crieff

Alexander STEWART and Christian STEWART

  1. Christian STEWART, bap 24 FEB 1799 in Crieff
  2. Alexander STEWART, bap 29 MAY 1803 in Crieff

Peter STEWART and Helen TAYLOR

  1. Alexander STEWART, bap 25 JUN 1810 in Crieff

James STEWART and Eliza BLACKWOOD

  1. Daniel STEWART, bap 9 AUG 1810 in Crieff

Alexander STEWART and Christian MCDONALD

  1. Archibald STEWART, bap 29 JUL 1810 in Crieff
  2. Robert STEWART, bap 23 JUN 1812 in Crieff

Alexander STEWART and Janet SCOTT

  1. James STEWART, bap 25 AUG 1811 in Crieff

Duncan STEWART and Janet MCINTOSH

  1. John STEWART, bap 24 JAN 1811 in Crieff

Duncan STEWART and Anne MCDRUMMOND/MCGREGOR

  1. Janet STEWART, bap 14 DEC 1809 in Crieff (parents: Duncan Stewart and Ann McGregor
  2. William STEWART, bap 28 SEP 1811 in Crieff (Parents: ___ Stewart and Janet Drummond)
  3. James STEWART, bap 11 JAN 1812 in Crieff (Parents: Duncan Stewart and Anne McDrummond)

David STEWART and Ann MUET

  1. Margaret STEWART, bap 12 JUL 1818 in Crieff
  2. Thomas STEWART, bap 3 OCT 1819 in Crieff