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TRIAL VERDICT AND SENTENCE

Intran John Norval, William Renwick, and James Miller prisoners in the Tolbooth of Glasgow, and Patrick or Peter Quigly and Mary O’Hara his wife also prisoners there Pannels

Indicted and Accused at the instance of His Majesty’s Advocate for His Majesty’s Interest for the Crime of Theft and Reset of Theft, in manner mentioned in the Criminal indictment raised against them thereanent.

Bearing that (here record the libel)

The Indictment having been read over to the Pannels in open Court and they being severally interrogated thereupon the said John Norval William Renwick and James Miller answered Guilty and the said Patrick or Peter Quigly and Mary O’Hara answered Not Guilty

Pro(curato)rs Pro(curato)rs

For the prosecutor For the Pannels

The Advocate Depute Mr Francis Jeffrey and Mr Robert Thomson Advocate

The Lords having considered the Indictment against the said John Norval, William Renwick, James Miller, Patrick or Peter Quigly and Mary O’Hara Pannels find the same relevant to infer the pains of law but allow the Pannels and each of them a proof in exculpation and alleviation and remit the Pannels with the Indictment as found relevant to the knowledge of the assize

Signed

A Gillies

The following persons were then named to pass upon the assizes of the Pannels

Boyd Alexander of Southbar

James Kibble of Whiteford

Robert Kennedy of Mossvale

Walter White of Bankhead

James McCrone of Braehead 5

John Taylor of Springbank

John Mitchell of Rockvilla

Moses Brown of Broomhill

Charles Foster of Drummoyne

Hugh Ferguson writer in Glasgow 10

John Brash architect in Glasgow

James Hamilton of Barns

John Jones bleacher at Crasslingow (?)

Alexander Graham of Craigbet

James Pollock of Blackhouse 15

who were all lawfully sworn and no objections to the contrary –

The said John Norval, William Renwick and James Miller being again interrogated by the Court in presence of the Jury whether they were guilty or not guilty of the Crimes charged against them in the Indictment they all answered Guilty, and the said John Norvall and William Renwick subscribe this judicial confession of their guilt in presence of the Court and Jury and the said James Miller authorises his Counsel to subscribe the same for him in respect he cannot write

Signed

John Norval

William Renwick

James Miller

The above confession was then read over to the Jury

Whereupon the Prosecutor proceeded to adduce the following witnesses in proof of the Indictment who were all lawfully sworn and no objections

Robert Jamieson one of the Magistrates of Glasgow

Andrew Simson the Clerk to Richard Henderson one of the Town Clerks of Glasgow

Alexander Drummond now or lately shop man to James Drummond & Co. scotch cloth merchants in Glasgow

Neil McLean now or lately apprentice to the said James Drummond & Co

Helen Morrison dressmaker residing in Little Dow-hill of Glasgow

Robert Brown horse dealer in Glasgow and Master of the horse patrole there

James Bain police officer in Glasgow

Agnes Thorburn widow of Archibald Davidson tanner in Glasgow residing in Little Dow-hill of Glasgow

John Smith present prisoner in the Tolbooth of Glasgow

The Declarations of the Pannels Patrick or Peter Quigly and Mary O’Hara having been passed, were read over in open Court.

Whereupon the Advocate Depute declared his evidence concluded and the Counsel for the Pannels declared they had no evidence to adduce in exculpation.

The evidence was then summed up on the part of the Prosecutor by the Advocate Depute on the part of the Pannels Quigly and O’Hara by Mr Francis Jeffrey advocate and lastly by Lord Gillies the presiding Judge.

The Jury by the mouth of the said Boyd Alexander their Chancellor find the said John Norval, William Renwick and James Miller guilty of the different charges of theft libelled and also find the said Patrick or Peter Quigly and Mary O’hara guilty of the Reset of the goods stolen from Drummond & Company’s shop as libelled.

The court adjourned.

Intran John Norval, William Renwick, and James Miller, Peter or Patrick Quigly and Mary O’Hara wife of the said Patrick or Peter Quigly, Pannels

Indicted and Accused as in last sederunt.

The diet having been called and the verdict read over, the Court pronounced the following sentence.

Lord Hermand and Lord Gillies having considered the verdict of assize returned against the Panels at last sederunt.

In respect of the said verdict decern and adjudge

the said John Norval, William Renwick and James Miller to be carried from the bar to the Bridewell of the City of Glasgow therein to be detained for the space of twelve months from this date; and upon the elapse of the said period grants warrant for setting them at liberty.

And further in respect of the said verdict decern and adjudge

the said Patrick or Peter Quigly and Mary O’Hara Pannels to be transported beyond seas to such time as His Majesty with advice of His Privy Council shall declare and appoint. And that for the space of fourteen years from this date: with certification to them that after being so transported they shall return to or be found at large within any part of Great Britain and Ireland during the said space of fourteen years without some lawful cause and be thereof lawfully convicted they shall suffer death as felons. And that in terms of an/the act passed in the twenty fifth year of the reign of His Present Majesty for the effectual transportation of felons and other prisoners in that part of Great Britain called Scotland.

And ordain the said Patrick or Peter Quigly and Mary O’Hara to be carried from the bar back to the Tolbooth of Glasgow therein to be detained till an opportunity shall offer for their transportation as said is. For which this shall be to all concerned a sufficient warrant.

Signed

A. Gillies

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