My Scottish Trial records have arrived!

I have written previously about the trial records available at the National Archives of Scotland for convicts transported to Australia. You can search for the convict by name in the catalogue and order the records to be copied and posted to you by writing to them by email.

A couple of weeks ago I rang the National Archives to order copies of files for John Graham and Thomas McKay. Actually it was 17 August. Yesterday, 2 September, a nice big packet arrived in the mail:

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Inside the jiffy bag was a nice thick stack of colour photocopies all tied up with tape. Each one is labelled with the statement:

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF SCOTLAND

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT PERMISSION

and the reference number of the file.

I have therefore decided against reproducing one of the pages here.

I can’t wait to have a good look through it. More soon!

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