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Offline Ian Thwaites

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Help Deciphering a Second Marriage Record
« on: Sunday 28 April 19 08:06 BST (UK) »
Another marriage record, this time from 1708. Our reading goes as follows:

Paton and Davidson - Saturday Oct 30 John Paton and Elizabeth Davidson both in this Parish now contracted in order to marriage ...proclamation they were married Dec 17

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Ian and Yvonne
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Re: Help Deciphering a Second Marriage Record
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 28 April 19 08:35 BST (UK) »
...parish were contracted in order to Marriage the man consigned

Six pound & promised to have their marriage [regulat? / regalat?] conform to

the [?] of presbytrie Alexander [Lesley? / Lesles?] was [cautioner?] for the

woman & after orderly proclamation they were married Dece(mb)(er) 17


You will need input from someone more expert than I in Scottish records for the missing & uncertain parts.

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Re: Help Deciphering a Second Marriage Record
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 28 April 19 22:24 BST (UK) »
I think it is 'cautioner'.
A term often seen in Scottish documents.
http://www.rps.ac.uk/static/glossary.html#C


And I think it's ' regulat conform to the Act of Presbytrie''.
regulat = regulated

From 'The Kirk' by The University of Glasgow

"The work of the session was focused on administration and discipline. It had a vast remit. It investigated and punished sexual deviance, drunkenness, quarrelling, doctrinal controversy and breaches of the sabbath. It also administered poor relief, promoted education, regulated marriage, baptism and burial,

More about the kirk sessions.
The kirk session was undoubtedly the most significant innovation of the reformed church.

It was the vehicle of choice in the drive to create a society of protestant Scots. With discipline pivotal to the church’s self-definition, the session was tasked with intervention in the parish community to ensure that exacting moral standards were met. In its direct contact with individuals and families it had no judicial rival.

The session comprised the parish minister and a group of local elders. In rural areas the elders were generally landholders but by the seventeenth century they could include substantial farmers. In the burghs they were usually drawn from the merchant class but also the wealthier craftsmen. Regardless of social class, service as an elder supplemented their established status as local elites or prominent men in the community.
The session met regularly, at least weekly, and each year elders were elected. A system of congregational election was the stated ideal, but elders tended to be nominated by the minister and their peers. There was also a degree of continuity in membership, suggesting that the sessions were not dissimilar to the self- perpetuating burgh councils.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Help Deciphering a Second Marriage Record
« Reply #3 on: Monday 29 April 19 08:18 BST (UK) »
And I think it's ' regulat conform to the Act of Presbytrie''.

Yes, you are quite right.  After reading your post I noticed the similarity to the capital A in Alexander on the same line.