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ArgyllGran Report 15 Sep 2018 17:30

Welcome to the boards, Craig:

Kathryn's thread dates from 2006, and she may no longer be a member of GR.
In any case, she's not likely to be looking for requests here now.

You can try sending her a private message by clicking on her name in green at the top of any of her posts, and completing the form.

IF she's still a member, and IF she has kept GR updated re any change in her email address, they will be able to notify her that there's a message from you in the system.

Then you just have to hope that she is in a position to read it, and willing to answer it.
Good luck!

IF she replies, she may do so either on this thread, or else by email to your email address, via GR.

However, as no posts show under her name, it looks as if she may not be a member now.

If you would like help with your search, start a new thread of your own - lots of willing helpers out there!

No Bryces on this list - but that's only the 20th century:

This list shows a James Bryce in 1831, another James Bryce in 1844, George Bryce in 1864:

You might find court records here:


Craig Report 15 Sep 2018 14:05

Hi Kathryn,

I am researching the Bryce family tree and there are rumours from old aunts that a Bryce of two were executed.

I would be most grateful f you could let me know when any Bryce's were executed and along with their names and any details that you may have.

Best wishes,

Craig R Bryce


lyndylou74 Report 3 Feb 2006 11:36

Many thanks for your time Lynda


Kathryn Report 2 Feb 2006 23:59

Hi Lynda Ekin No Junner or Riddoch There are 3 Reid's. David Reid, executed at Edinburgh for forgery on 11/09/1780. Executed for forging and uttering notes of the Bank of Scotland. 'Elspet' Reid, executed at Aberdeen for theft on 14/01/1785. Condemned at the previous Spring Circuit for theft by housebreaking and being a habit and repute thief, Reid should have perished on the Market-place gallows with Jean Craig, but was respited due to pregnancy. John Reid, executed at Edinburgh for murder on 21/03/1787. Whilst serving to James Syuart of North Platt Farm, Reid murdered his 8 month old natural son by drowning him near Ratho Byres, executed at the Luckenbooths, his body given for dissection. Kathryn


lyndylou74 Report 1 Feb 2006 22:33

Hi Thanks for the offer could you look for any Junner, Riddoch and Reid. The Reid family would be centred around Aberdeen. Many thanks for your time Lynda


Kathryn Report 1 Feb 2006 21:11

Just a wee nudge


Kathryn Report 1 Feb 2006 18:45

Hi Clare Walker No Vernon's in that time period. There is a Thomas Vernon executed at Glasgow for robbery on 09/11/1785 though. Kathryn


Sue Report 1 Feb 2006 00:33

Hello Kathryn Thank you so much Kind regards Sue


Kathryn Report 31 Jan 2006 23:03

Hi Sue 'November 6th 1818: John Barnet, Aberdeen. Arrested in the Autumn of 1817 for theft by housebreaking, Barnet, from Kirktown of Peterhead, broke prison and was not dealt with until the Autumn of 1818. A stout man of five foot nine or ten inches, with brown hair and red whiskers, the reward notice published after his escape recorded his, 'downcast and thoughtful look'. His body was buried at sea, but within a few days came ashore at the mouth of the River Don and fell to the surgeons. Executioner: John Milne, Aberdeen.' Thats all in the book. Kathryn


Sue Report 31 Jan 2006 22:09

Hello Kathryn Thank you for your response and would be grateful for a posting of the full details that you hold for John Barnet executed 1818 Kind regards and thank you for your assistance Sue


Dawn Report 31 Jan 2006 22:04

Thanks Kathryn, will keep a record of that. Dawn


Kathryn Report 31 Jan 2006 21:41

Hi Karen, There are Mitchells but not of the name or time period that you are looking for. Kathryn


Kathryn Report 31 Jan 2006 21:38

Hi Sue John Barnet executed at Aberdeen for theft by housebreaking on 06/11/1818. Came from Kirktown of Peterhead. There is more detail which if a match I will post. No Armour. No Maillie or Mallie. Kathryn


Rosemary Report 31 Jan 2006 17:41

Kathryn, Many thanks for your help. I suppose the sheep stealing could have taken place in England. Perhaps it is just one of those mythical family stories. Rosemary


Sue Report 31 Jan 2006 17:27

Hello and thank you for your kind offer. I would be grateful if you could look up the following 3 surnames: BARNET(T) ARMOUR MAILLIE or MALLIE All of the above would have either been Ayrshire, Glasgow, Dundee or Edinburgh Kind regards Sue


Kathryn Report 31 Jan 2006 17:16

Hi Kate No rellies on wrong side of law for you either. Kathryn


Kathryn Report 31 Jan 2006 17:15

Hi Dawn Heatlie No Heatlie but there is a Heatly. Janet Heatly, servant girl executed at Edinburgh for murder of her illigitimate child on 22/04/1761. Kathryn


Dawn Report 31 Jan 2006 17:03

Hiya, is there any one with the surname 'Heatlie' please. dawn

kate 66

kate 66 Report 31 Jan 2006 16:05

Hi Kathryn, Could i ask you to see if any of my rellies where on the wrong side of the law? If you have the time they where Abernethy of Ayr or aberdeenshire, and Goudies of Ayrshire. Thank you regards Kate


Kathryn Report 31 Jan 2006 15:15

Hi, No mention of that surname in book.