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Sheriff Court Process

PursuerAnn Ramsay, Millhole
DefenderThomas Spence, Castleton or Castlenairne
Child's Date of Birth15 January 1826
Year of Court Case/Extract1827
Sheriff CourtForfar
NRS ReferenceSC47/22/652

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Source Citation
Sheriff Court Processes, Forfar Sheriff Court, Angus, NRS Reference SC47/22/652; Index, Scottish Indexes ( accessed 14 Apr 2024); Original Source: Sheriff Court Records, National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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