Here we have a selection of
court records relating to high profile or informative
Indictment of Madeleine Smith for murder.
here to see the first three pages of the printed
indictment of Madeleine Smith for murder. The
original indictment is in the records of the Lord
Advocate's Department is the National Archives
of Scotland (reference : AD2/28).
For more information about Madeleine Smith and
her trial for murder go to the Knowledge Base.
Extract of Warrant for the arrest of John Paul
John Paul Jones was accused of the death of a
ship's carpenter in Kirkcudbright in 1770. He
was imprisoned in the town's Tolbooth but later
released on bail. He then returned to America
and became a national hero for the part he played
in the Revolutionary War.
The original documents relating
to the arrest and imprisonment of John Paul Jones
are in the records of Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court
held by the National Archives of Scotland (reference: