Transcript of a petition submitted to Henry Nisbet Procurator Fiscal against John McKinnon in 1857. McKinnon is accused of culpable homicide in childbirth. The transript gives details of how McKinnon assisted Margaret McKinnon or Lamont (wife of Lachlan Lamond, Vaul) in childbirth, and is accused of causing her death. An extract from the Register of Deaths of the entry of the death of Margaret McKinnon or Lamont is provided by Malcolm Livingston (Parochial Teacher and Registrar, Kirkapoll).
Statements are provided from:
John McKinnon (a Beadle or Bellman, Clabbach, Coll)
Lachlan Lamont (husband of deceased – Cottar and Seaman, Vaul),
Lachlan McKinnon (brother of deceased – Crofter, Vaul)
Charles McKinnon (brother of deceased – Crofter or Labourer, Vaul)
Catherine McLean or Hart (wife of John Hart, Vaul)
Margaret McNeill (wife of Malcolm McNeill [Inspector of Poor], Vaul)
Mary Macdonald or McLean (wife of Hector Maclean, Salum)
Catherine McKinnon (daughter of Ann MacInnes or McKinnon, Vaul)
Jessie MacLean (wife of John McLean, Caoles)
This record contains extensive descriptions of the attempts to deliver Margaret McKinnon or Lamont of her child, and of the interventions and instrumentation used by John McKinnon. A copy of this transcript is not available online. Please contact An Iodhlann if you would like to consult this record.
From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.