An Item of History
The following document has come to light:
Ancrambridge 13th Oct 1788
Received from W. Ogilvie Two pounds as my Salary as Baron officer in Eckford
to Whit: 1788
£2. Robert Ormiston
Salary of Baron Officer Eckford year at Whitsun day 1788 £2
The Baron Officer or Baron-Sergeant combined the modern role of court officer with that of a sheriff officer.