History of Leith, Edinburgh

Archive for 2003

The life and times of Gilbert Edmonstoune

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

This Project began with a stroke of luck. I have been working on the history of the area covered by the parish of Newton in midlothian,since a local history society began 21/2 years ago. Being a relative incomer,and a librarian,I opted to pursue written material, and set out to comb the indices of any likely looking books, making a chronological card index of anything that I found
MARION M. T. RICHARDSON (c)
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From the History of Junction Road Church, Leith, Edinburgh 1896

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

IN 1493, Robert Ballantyne, Abbot of Holyrood, first spanned the Water of Leith by a solid stone bridge of three arches, thus connecting South and North Leith. The bridge crossed the stream from a point now known as Old Bridge End, off the Coalhill. (more…)

St Thomas-Junction Road Church-Leith Record

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

This article was written for the 150th anniversity of St Thomas-Junction Road Church and shows their commitment to not only only their Parish, but to the Town of Leith, and to the openess and the inclusiveness of the Christian faith. Welcoming everyone of faith and doubt. It is a wonderful inheritance and an example to all. (more…)

South Leith Records 2

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

The records from 4th January 1599 – 25th March 1613 for South Leith Parish Church (more…)

South Leith Records 1

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

Compiled from the Parish Registers for the year 1588 to 1700 and from other original sources, D. Robertson LL.B S.S, Session Clerk Printed by the authority of the Kirk Session by William R. Duff & Co, Leith, Published by Andrew Elliot, 17 Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1911 (more…)

The Story of Adam White-The first Provost of Leith

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

Adam White was a native of the Parish of Gifford and was born in 1760. He came to Leith at a very early age and after some training in business (more…)

South Leith Gravestones

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

The most important place to start in any research of the history and genealogy of Leith is South leith Churchyard. (more…)

The Life and Times of David Lindsay

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

Part 5 South Leith Records 1925. A record of a Commemoration Lecture given by Rev. William Swan.

David Lindsay returns to Leith to die but first he was involved in the Gowrie Conspiracy. One of the most mysterous in Scottish history. (more…)

David Lindsay

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

Part 4 South Leith Records 1925. A record of a Commemoration Lecture given by Rev. William Swan.

The Life and Times of David Lindsay-A Strange dream of the apocalypse (more…)

The life and Times of David Lindsay

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

Of Church,State and Civil War (The Life of David Lindsay (more…)

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