I have taken up my Memess research again after several years away and just found this message! I know James was accused of theft and whipped down the main road before being banished from Scotland - hence his arrival in Berwick - but I didn't know there were newspaper articles on him. He is my 3x great grandfather. His son Robert knew nothing of his fathers misdemeanours and was never able to find his baptismal certificate to gain admittance to the Chaterhouse in London. He was admitted even so on his good reputation! Don't know if you are still interested in the Memess line.
Sister Mary Joseph.