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Sinclair in Prison!




"About the end of the 17th century John Sinclair of Rattar, in Caithness,
became indebted to Alexander Rorison, in Thurso, in the sum of 1400 and, on
his failure to pay, the machinery of the law was set in motion, with the
result that, in May 1700 he was confined as a debtor within the prison of
Tain. He remained in confinement till January 1702 when - taking advantage
of the insecure state of the prison of of the negligence or connivance of
the gaolers - he escaped."

Read the rest of this at
http://www.caithness.org/history/articles/prisoninverness.htm

Yours aye

Iain

www.iain-laird.co.uk


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