Thursday, 29 December 2011

You dirty old man?!

This one made me laugh! From the Inverness kirk session minutes:

20th November 1694

Compeared John Tailyour, who confessed that he was severall tymes in bed with Margaret ffraser, who lodges in his house, but was willing to depone that he never had carnall dealing with her. The Session finding the said John to be ane old poor man, about the age of 74 or 75, rebuked and seriously exhorted him with this certification if he should be found to cohabit with the sd Margaret that he should be brought to public censure.

Auld John Tailor must clearly have been quite sprightly for his age if the session thought he was having his wicked way with Margaret Fraser! :)



  1. There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle.

  2. Did anyone ask Margaret what happened? I wonder how old she was.

  3. No mention of Margaret in the case at all unfortunately - which is unusual, as women usually get treated worse than men in such cases by the session.