Monday, 7 September 2015

Scandals and Divorce in Edinburgh

One of the publications I came across doing my Scotland research this week, from the Commissariot of Edinburgh and #22 on the Scottish Record Society Finding Guide, is...

Consistorial Processes and Decreets, 1658-1800.

This is their version of family court.  The records include scandals, divorce, seperation and aliment (alimony), marriage or legitimacy, etc. Reading the Preface tells us where these original records can be found, some entries giving volume and page number. When there was no process (thrown out of court) it is indicated by "no warrants".

As you can see, processed or not, there is quite a bit of information in these indexes, giving father's name, dates, occupation, spouse name, etc. There is a nominal index in the back.

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