Manage episode 273839753 series 2547967
The majority of research for this episode came from original archival material.
The front page of the newspaper discussing the missing livestock is the Inverness Courier from 28 November 1861.
The court records of the assault and murder trial are held at the National Records of Scotland, under the references of AD14/62/144 or alternatively JC26/1862//120.
Information about David Cumming and the Fergusson family was found in Scotland’s census records, birth, marriage and death papers.
We read extracts about the death and murder trial from the Inverness Courier published on 05 December 1861, 24 April 1862,01 May 1862. We also used the Elgin Courier from 02 May 1862 and the Renfrewshire Independent from August 9, 1862.