Reported On This Day 280 Years Ago (May 29 1739): ‘I will not pay debts of my eloping wife,’ says husband

The front page of the Belfast News Letter of May 18 1739 (which is May 29 in the modern calendar)
The front page of the Belfast News Letter of May 18 1739 (which is May 29 in the modern calendar)
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From the Belfast News Letter of May 18 1739 (which is May 29 in the modern calendar):

May 3d 1739

WHEREAS ELIZABETH JOHNSTON, formerly of Ratten, in the Parish of Ardstra in the County of Tyrone, who intermarried with Robert Russel, of Omah [sic] in said County, hath lately eloped from her said Husband.

NOW, I the said Robert Russel do give this PUBLICK NOTICE, that none may credit her ther said Elizabeth; otherwise, if they do, they need not expect to be paid by me,

ROBERT RUSSEL.