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23 October 1634.—Compeared Mungo Zeull & became cawtion for Adam Patersone that he sail marie Dorete Jacksone betwixt and witsonday.
(Note—When parties gave in their names for marriage a certain sum of money was deposited or caution given and if the marriage did not follow in due time the money was forfeited for the use of the poor. The amount varied according to individuals, e.g., £5 or £10, and sometimes when money could not be deposited some valuable, such as a ring, was taken in its place,)

Source-South Leith Records

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