Anne Reid

1840 bill of ex­change with the sig­na­ture forged by John Reid

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“We were hope­ful that we might be able to find records of the court pro­ceed­ings, but were as­ton­ished to find that the ac­tual bill of ex­change – the ev­i­dence – had sur­vived. The bill of ex­change gave Anne the chance to weigh up the ev­i­dence against her great great grand­fa­ther by com­par­ing sig­na­tures.” Where did you find it? The Na­tional Records of Scot­land ( na­tion­al­record­sof­s­cot­land.

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