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CS235Court of Session: Unextracted processes, 1st arrangement, Innes-Mackenzie office1673-1859
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference CS235/W/26/2
Title Miss Marrianne Woods and Miss Jane Pirie v Dame Helen Cumming Gordon: Damages and reparation
Dates 1812
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description This action by Miss Woods and Miss Pirie as individuals and in partnership as mistresses of a boarding school at Drumsheugh, Edinburgh against Dame Helen Cumming Gordon as a result of false, injurious and defamatory allegations and insinuations of improper or criminal conduct between the two pursuers contained in cards written by her ladyship to several of the parents, relations or guardians of the young ladies entrusted to the pursuers care. This resulted in the young ladies being taken away from the school by the parents, relations and guardians, and that the school itself has been entirely ruined and their characters deeply hurt and injured. The allegations against Miss Woods and Miss Pirie were first made by Lady Cumming Gordon's illegitimate grand-daughter, Jane Cumming who was half Indian and a boarder at the school. Jane Cumming was the daughter of the late George Cumming, Dame Helen Cumming Gordon's eldest son and his Indian mistress.
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Copyright There have been digital images produced for some items within this process and are available on Virtual Volumes by using reference number CS235/W/26/2
 

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