History of Leith, Edinburgh

December 9, 2004

Ship “Henry and Francis” of New Castle, departed from the road of Leith, September 5, 1685

Perth Amboy. In 1685, George Scot, Baird of Pitlochie, was given his liberty in Scotland provided he transported to East Jersey many of the Covenanters who had refused to take the oath of allegiance to a tyrannical and profligate ruler. Thus authorized, he proceeded to gather his company from those confined in the tolbooth of Leith.

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