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thing remarkable, and the pannel dressed tempted to adminifter poifon to her, fiat his supper before he went to bed. Next in a glass of toddy, and then in some water morning, between seven and eight o'clock, gruel. Wilson knocked up his next neighbour, For the prisoner, it was proved, that he saying his wife was dead. The neighbour was always respected by his neighbours, rose, and found Mrs Wilson dead and and was a person of an honest character, quite stiff. She got the aflist:ince of some and decent in his behaviour_That, after other women, and the corpse was dressed. he was accused by the neighbours, he did While this was doing, fonic marks of vio not abscond; on the contrary, he took evelence were obseryed about Mrs Wilson's ry means in his power to get the matter in. face and neck, which were more visible vestigated, and went for the purpose to the next day.
Sheriff. Dr Monro was called for the pannel One of the persons asked the pannel as to the report of the surgeons, from whom when Mrs Wilson died? He said he did he differed in several particulars respeting not know. Was it before or after the crics the probable cause of Mrs Wilson's death. of murder were heard ? ---He answered, The evidence was closed on both sides a there were no cries in his house. Two litele after seven o'clock, when the Lord witnesses, one of whom lived above, and Advocate for the Crown, and Mr Campthe other below the pannel, swore they bell for the pannel, severally addressed the heard a noise in the pannel's house during Jury in very able speeches. The Lord the night, as if ranging the fire. The Justice Clerk summed up the whole in his pannel did not call up his lodger till nine usual candid manner. At cleven o'clock o'clock, when he informed him his wife
the Jury were inclosed, and on Tuesday at was dead. When this gentleman left his two o'clock returned a verdict, finding by lodgings at ten o'clock, he was met by se. a plurality of voices the lihel Net Prever; veral people, who wished him to niake on which the pannel was dismissed from some inveltigation into the affair ; but this the bar. he declined, as Wilson had wrote for his
Circuit Intelligence, wife's brother to conje up froin Leith, who came that night; and, on account of the
Jedburgh, 4th April 1803.
The Circuit Court of Justiciary was openclamour raised about his Gifter having died a violent death, called on the Sheriff, and
ed here by the Right Hon. Lord Aima
dale. was desired to return next morning. He mentioned this circumstance to Wilson, who
James Youl, accused of stealing a single faid he was willing to go to the Sheriff, sheep. The Advocate Depute restricted the and accordingly next morning he went ia
libel to an arbitrary punishment--and the company with Moodie and two other men,
Jury having unanimoully found him guilty, firn to Mr Clerk, who was confined by in
he was sentenced to be transported beyond disposicion, then to Mr Davidson, to whom
feas for five years, under the usual certificaWilson said he wished that surgeons should
tion. inspeet his wife's corple on account of the
Janet Hiziesen, accused of child murder, clamour of the neighbours. Mr Davidson
preiened a petition to the Court, praying for banish nena;
to which the Advocate referred him to Mr Scot, and lurgeons were accordingly icnt on the Sunday, who
Depure having confented, the was banhed inspected the body, and gave in a report,
from Scotland for life. from which it appeared, that from the
There being no other bufiness at this marks on different parts of the body, and place, the Court praceeded to Dumfries. from the Itate of the lungs, she had died a
Dumfries, April 8. violent death, by itrangulation, and to this
The Circuit Court of Justiciary was report the two furgeons (Dr Farquarson opened here yesterday, by the Right Hon. and Mr Bryce) swore. Wilson was not
Lord Armadale. taken up till the Saturday afternoon.
Alexander Bucbanan, accused of breaking It also appeared from the evidence, that into a lint-mill, and tealing from thence Mrs Wilson was a weakly woman, often leveral parcels of fax-and Gordos Iwgscomplaining, and very frequently in bed holm, acculed of breaking into a thop, and
That her husband and the lived happily ftcaling a small quantity of rum--both together, till lately, when she thought he pleaded guilty; and the Advocate Depute paid too much attention to another woman having restricted the libels against them to who lived on the same floor. This the an arbitrary punishment, they were found communicated to her lodger and a woman guilty by the Jury upon their own conserher neighbour, which latt swore that Mrs lion, and sentenced to be transported be. Wilson informed her that between and yond seas for five years cach, under the Narcinmas lad, her husband had swice at usual certification.
fearless of the approaching danger, fo Every schoolmaster, after his election, gallantly pushed off to the assistance of is to appear before the presbytery, with those in distress; and when it is con attestations of his having qualified to sidered that their exertions, in all pro- his Majesty's Government, and fignbability, saved both vesseis from def. ed the confession and formula of the truction, it is to be hoped their con Church of Scotland, and the presby. duct will meet with a liberal reward. tery Thall thereupon examine his fuf
25. This morning, about one o'clock, ficiency in respect of literature, &c. William Chesman, foldier in the 42d-In case he is found unqualified; anregiment, was found near the head of other to be elected on due intimation. Libberton's Wynd, dreadfully cut and -The heritors and minisers to fix the in such a manner, that he died soon school fees.-The education of youth after being carried to the City Guard. to continue under the superintendence -Another soldier of the same regi. of the ministers of the established ment, and several women were taken church, as heretofore, and to continue up on suspicion of being concerned. to take cognizance of the conduct,
character, and behaviour of schoolAbstract of the beads of a bill now be mafters. The presbytery to regulate fore Parliament, for bettering the condi
the hours of teaching and length of tion of the Schoolmasters in Scotland.
vacations.--Schoolmatters are restric. After Martinmas next, the amount ted from undertaking any business or of salary to each parochial schoolmal employment that may withdraw their ter shall not be less than the average
attention from the duties of their of. annual wages of a day labourer, nor fice.-Presbyteries are to take cogniz. above that of two day labourers, in
ance of the conduct of schoolmatters, that part of the country where the pa and upon proof of neglect of duty or zish is situated.—The Sheriff is requir
immoral conduct, or cruel or improed to examine proper witnesses, and per treatment of scholars, to cenfure, determine the amount of the average
fufpend, or deprive them of office. wages of a day labourer, and to send Heritors of rool valuation only to be a certificate thereof to the minister of entitled to vote under this act.-For: each parish.-The heritois fhall meet mer acts continued, when not altered within three months after the date of by this act. the certificate to fix the amount of the
Scots Appeal. salary, according to the circumstances In the appeal where the Marquis of of the parish, the same not being less Bute, and Ld. Herbert Windsor Stuart, than the annual wages of one day la his fecond fon, v the Hon, James Stuart bourer, nor above that of two day la. Wortley, second son to the late Eail of bourers.-After the elapse of every 25 Bute. The Lord Chancellor moved to years, the Sheriff shall again ascertain affirm the decree of the Court of Şeflioni, and certify the average annual wages which was ordered accordingly. of a day labourer.-In every parish a school house is to be provided and a
Higb Court of Justiciary. proper dwelling-house for the school. Feb. 28. Came on before the Court, the malter, with a garden containing at
trial of Robert Wilson, lately residing in least of an acre, inclosed with such. Role Street, accused of the murder of janet fences as are generally used in that
Moodie, his wife, on Thursday the 27h part of the country-the expences to
of January lalt.- The prisoner pleaded Not be defrayed in same manner as pre
Guilty. No objection was made to the rescribed by the act 1696-The heritor
levancy of the libel. from whom ground is taken for these
It appeared from the proof, that on the
night libelled, a little alır ten o'clock, thic purpoles to have relief against the o
cry of murder was repeatedly heard in the i her heritors according to their valued
tenement where Wilson refided, which rent.-The provisions of the act not to
alarnied the neighbours; and fonie of the extend to royal burghs, or parishes
witnesses prove it came from the pannel's partly landward and partly burgal, but houfc. A number of people assembled in the schoolmatters are to be maintained
the pasTage, chiefly women, but none of in the same manner as heretofore, the them went into the house. A gentleman salary and accommodation being always who retided in the house as a lodger, came equal to those provided by this act.' home before eleven o'clock, but law naVOL.LXV.
thing remarkable, and the pannel dressed tempted to administer poison to her, fisit his lupper before he went to bed. Next in a glass of toddy, and then in some water morning, between seven and eight o'clock, gruel. Wilson knocked up his next neighbour, For the prisoner, it was proved, that he saying his wife was dead. The neighbour was always respected by bis neighbours, rose, and found Mrs Wilson dead and and was a person of an honeft character, quite ftiff. She got the allistance of fome and decent in his behaviour_That, after other women, and the corpse was drefled. he was accused by the neighbours, he did While this was doing, some marks of vio not abscond; on the contrary, he took cve. leoce were observed about Mrs Wilson's
ry means in his power to get the matter in. face and neck, which were more visible vestigated, and went for the purpose to the Dext day.
Sheriff. Dr Monro was called for the panoel One of the persons asked the pannel as to the report of the surgeons, from whom when Mrs Wilson died? He said he did he differed in several particulars respecting not know. Was it before or after the cries the probable cause of Mrs Wilson's death. of murder were heard ?-Me answered, The evidence was closed on both fides a there were no cries in his house. Two little after seven o'clock, when the Lord witneffes, one of whom lived above, and Advocate for the Crown, and Mr Campthe other below the pannel, swore they hell for the pannel, soverally addressed the hearıl à noise in the pannel's house during Jury in very able speeches. The Lord the night, as if ranging the fire. The Justice Clerk fummed up the whole in his pannel did not call up his lodger till mine usual candid manner. Ac eleven o'clock o'clock, when he informed him his wife the Jury were inclosed, and on Tuesday at was dead. When this gentleman left his two o'clock returned a verdict, finding by lodgings at ten o'clock, he was met by sc. a plurality of voices the libel Not Prover; veral people, who wished him to niake ou which the pannel was dismissed from fome inveitigation into the affair ; but this the bar. he declined, as Wilson had wrote for his
Circuit Intelligence, wife's brother to come up from Leith, who came that night; and, on account of the
Jedburgh, 4th April 1803. clamour railed about his lifter having died
The Circuit Court of Justiciary was opena violent death, called on the Sheriff, and
ed here by the Right Hon. Lord Arna
dale. was desired to return next morning. He mentioned this circumstance to Wilton, who
James Youl, accused of fealing a single said he was willing to go to the Sheriff, flacep. The Advocate Depute refriged the and accordingly next morning he went in
libel to an arbitrary punishment-and the company with Moodie and two other meni,
Jury having unanimously found him guilty, first to Mr Clerk, who was confined by in
lhe was sentenced to he transported beyond dispofition, then to Mr Davidfon, co whom leaslor five years, under the usual certifica. Wilson said he wished that surgeons should infpe& his wife's corpse on account of the
Yunet Howieson, accused of child murder, ciamour of the neighbours. Mr Davidson
prüfened a petition to the Court, praying for banih sient;
to which the Aurinate referred him to Mr Scot, and Surgeous were accordingly lent on the Sunday, who
Repute having confented, fic was waitined inspected the body, and gave in a report,
from Scotland for life. from which it appeared, that from the
There being no other business at this marks on different parts of the body, and place, the Court proceeded tv Dunfries. from the state of the lungs, she had dild a
Dumfries, April 8. violent death, by ftrangulation, and to this
The Circuit Court of Justiciary was report the two surgeons (Dr Faiquursou opened bere yesterday, by the Right Hon. and Mr Bryce) swore. Wilson was not
Lord Armadale. taken up till the Saturday afterncon.
Alexander Bucbunan, accused of breaking It also appeared from the evidence, that into a lint-mill, and stealing from thence Mrs Wilson was a weakly woman, osten leveral parcels of Bax--and Gordon T.vscomplaining, and very frequently in bed bolin, accuted of breaking into a thop, and That her husband and the lived happily fealing a small quantity of run--both together, till lately, when she thought he pleaded guilty ; and the Advocate Depute paid too much attention to another woman having restricted the libels againt then tu who lived on the same floor. This she an arbitrary puo hment, they were found communicated to her lodger and a
quilty by the Jury upou chur own contelher neighbour, which last swore that Mrs Tion, and sentenced to be transporic beWilson informed her thac betweca and youd scas for five years cach, under the Martinmas laft, her husband had twice oi ulual cersification,
Judgment was given in one case of ap. At Edinburgh, the Hon. Lord Polkem. peal; and no other business depending, the met, to Miss Sinclair, daughter of the late Court proceeded to Ayr.
George Sinclair, Esq. of Ulbter. Ayr, April 13. 1803. Mr Richard Prentice, folicitor at law, to The Circuit Court of Justiciary was open. Miss Susanna M‘Donald, daughter of the ed bere, by the Right Hon. the Lord deceased John M.Donald, Esq. Collector of Craig.
Excise. There being no criminal business at this Mr Alexander Cowan, Merchant in Glasplace, the Court gave judgment in two gow, to Miss Margaret Lindsay, daaghter cases of appcal, and this ends the South of the late Mr Gray Lindsay, of chc CulCircuit.
tom-house, Leith. Inverary, 21st April 1803. At Edinburgh, Mr William Henderson, The Circuit Court of Justiciary was writer iu Kinross, to Miss Christian Seton, opened here, by the Right Hon. Lord Whittingham. Methven, but there being no business for At Selkirk, Mr William Lorrain, rector the Court at this place, it was adjourned of the granımar-school, co Miss Dorothy till to-morrow, the last day of the ayre, Scott, only child of Mr Thomas Scott, late when they proceed to Stirling.
Mrs Lawrenson of Inverighty, a fon. LISTS.
At Plenderleath, Mrs Laing, a daughter.
Mrs Hamilton, Nicholson Square, 2
At Clerkington, the Lady of Robert
Hepburn, Esq. a daughter. At Weltthora House, Alexander Lang,
At Scotscraig House, Mrs Dalgleish, younger of Overton, Erg. Advocate, to Miss Rebecca Gray Denistoun, daughter of younger of Scotscraig, ewo sons.
At Netherdale, Mrs Rose innes of Neth. James Dennistoun of Westthorn, Elq.
erdale, a son. At Edinburgh, the Hon. Alexander Mur
At Edinburgh, the Lady of Capt Ogilray, eldest son of Lord Elibank, to Miss
vy, of the Royal Navy, a son. Oliphant of Bachilton.
Mrs Murray of Simprim, a daughter. At Edinburgh, Patrick Bowie, Esq. of
The Hon. Mrs Captain Hunter, a daugh. Kcithock, to Miss Margaret Raite, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Raitt, Esq.
At Edinburgh, Mrs William Fraser Tytof Longforgan.
ler, a son. The Rev. Mr James Maitland Robert
At Tealing, Mrs Scrymloure of Tcaling, fon, minister of Livingstone, to Miss Lind.
a daughter. say, daughter of the lare Mr Gcorge Lind.
At Bach, Mrs Col. Henderson of For. lay, Surveyor of the Custonis at Inverness.
well Bank, a daughter. At Paisley, Mr Matthew Speirs, manu.
Mrs Dickson, wife of Captain Archibald faurer, to Mils Helen Craig, eldest daugh. Dickson, of the Royal Navy, a daughter. rus to Mr Robert Craig, merchant there.
A: London, the lady of the Hon. James At Glenkindy, Peter Gordon, Esq. of A.
Abercromby, a son. bergeldie, to Miss Eliza Leith, daughter of
At London, the lady of the Hon. MajorAlexander Leith, Esq. of Glenkindy.
General Forbes, a son. At London, L.ord Montgomery, elded son of the Earl of Eglintoun, to Lady Md. Monymulk, a daughter.
At Monymulk House, Lady Grant of ry Montgomery,
Ai London, the lady of Coutts Trotter, At Paisley, the Rev. John Reid, to Miss
Esq. a daughter. Agnes King, daughter of Mr William King
At Garciucaber, Mrs Murdoch of Gar. of Lonend.
tincaber, a daughter. Ac Carron Park, Francis Simpson, Esq. of Plean, to Miss Cadell, only daughter of
DEATHS. William Cadell, Esq. of Banton.
At Paris, che Lady of Sir Alexander At Edinburgh, Mr John Charles Collins, Grant, Barc. surgeon in Swansea, to Miss Elizabeth At Mongheer, Major James Davidson, M.Farquhar, third daughter of the lace Mr in the Hon. East India Company's service. M'Farquhar, printer in Edinburgh.
Ac Bombay, Lieutenant juha Roberto At Glasgow, John Pattison jun. Esq., to sou, of the Hon. East India Company's ser
iss Monteith, eldest daughier uf Joha vice, eldeit son of the late Rev. D. Thomas Munteith, Esq. of Gl.fgow.
Robertson, minuter of Dulmevy,
At Jamaica, Captain 'Allan Maclean, of At Edinburgh, Mr Francis Marshall, sen. the 6th battalion both regiment, the only merchant. son of Mr Maclean of Inverscadle.
At Ellineur, Mr John Howden, mer. At Jamaica, Mr John Rutherford Russel, chant there. midshipman in his Majesty's navy, and son At Leith, Mr John Hutton, merchant, of the late Colonel William Russel of Afhic- änd late one of the Magistrates of Leith. ftiell.
At Elgin, Mr James Whyte, surgeon Ac St Mungo, the Rev. Mr David Dick. there. fon, minister of that parish.
At Huntley, George Davidson, Efq. A. At Eyemouth, Mr William Greive, mer. gent for the Bank of Scotland. chant.
At Edinburgh, Mr John Scott, writer At Edinburgh, Alexander Twcedie, Esq.
to the signet. of Quarter.
At Edinburgh, Dr Gregory Grant, phy. At Cairntown, near Edinburgh, Mr fician there. Micheal Watson, aged 82. During his At Champfleurie, James Johnston, Esq. bong and useful life, his good qualities pe.
of Stratown. culiarly endeared him to his family and At Arklow, Captain John Sinclair, of the friends. He was a respectable farmer, a 71 regiment. cheerful companion, and an honest man. At Aberdeen, in the 62d year of his age,
At Alhieftiel, Lieutenant-Colonel Ruffel. Dr George Skene, physician there.
Ac Templehall, Thomas Johnston, Esq. mar school, Aberdeen.
of Templehall. Mr John Hanton, writer.
At Edinburgh, the Right Hon. the Ear! At Mountblow, in the 70th year of his of Dumfries, in the 77th year of his age. age, Robert Donald of Mountblow, Esq.
SEQUESTRATIONS. formerly Lord Provost of Glasgow. At the New Inn, Inverary, on his return
March 4. Andrew M'Geoch, merchant from the West Highlands, George Black
in Newton Douglas. well, Esq. of Ramoth.
8. David & Thomas Bryce, grocers in At the Manse of Kilmartin, Argyle.
Glasgow. Thire, the Rev. Hugh Campbell.
10. William Dalrymple, mauufacturer At Kilbirnie, William Cochran, Esq. of
in Pittendown. Ladyland, in the 86th year of his age.
12. Alexander Gibson, merchant in Glal. Ai Edinburgh, Mr James Balfour, lacę gow. accountant in the Bank of Scotland.
21. William Rait, ship-owner in SconeAc Edinburgh, Mr William Robertson,
haven. Keeper of the Records.
Alex. Thom, grocer in Edinburgh. Ac Burntifand, John Anderson, Esq.
29. John Nairn & Co. merchants in some time surgeon of his Majesty's docks Leith. yard, Woolwich.
Hector Gyn, merchant in Thurso. At Edinburgh, Mr John More, painter.
31. Ewen Livingston, merchant in Green
ock. At Cortachy, the Right Hon. the Earl of Airly.
George Graham, manufa&urer, Glas. At Alloa, in the 78th year of his age,
89w. and 44th of his miniftry, the Rev. Mr Jas Frame. A: Keith, James Glashan, Esq. writer
Edinburgh, April 28. there.
Oat-meal, is. Id. Barley-mcal, iid. Ac Edinburgh, Andrew Pitcairn of Hill. Peale-meal, 10d. town, writer.
At lude, James Robertson, Esg. of Lude.
Haddington, April 26. mas Tweedie, Ffq. of Oliver.
Whcat, 30s. Barley, 175. Oats, 16s. Mr Juhn Walker, surgeon in Yetholm.
Pcase, 16s. beans, 16s. At Salton Hall, General Henry Fletcher of Salion,
At Edinburgh, David Geddes, Esq. Dc. ruty Auditor of Excise for Scotland.
STOCKS.- April 20.
Bank Stock 168 James Stewart Fleming, Elg. Advocate.
spir C. Ann 99 At the Mause of Kirkconneil, the Rev.
3 per C. Red. 63
Long Ann 19 3 per C. Conf.64
India stock 205 Mr John Robertfor, minifer of the Pacifn. Ở perCConf.8i