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A husband's right to answer in court for his wife
If a married woman was charged with wrongdoing by the town court, her husband could answer for her actions himself. However, note that the language of the law suggests that he was not required to do so.
Of a burges til ansuer for his wyff [Of a burgess to answer for his wife]
Ancient Laws and Customs of the Burghs of Scotland, Vol. 1.1124-1424 ed Cosmo Innes (Edinburgh: Scottish Burgh Records Society, 1868), Leges Burgorum, no 31, p.16 Translation by E. Ewan