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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 1 Feb 2006 00:33

Hello Kathryn Thank you so much Kind regards Sue


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


Kathryn Report 1 Feb 2006 21:11

Just a wee nudge


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 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 3 Feb 2006 11:36

Many thanks for your time Lynda


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


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: