The History of Leith

April 26, 2006

Broadside concerning the murder of a shearer, and the deaths of a mother and daughter.

This murder report begins: ‘An acconnt of that barbarous murder on the body of a shearer, in the village of currie near Edinburgh, by some journeymen masons on Monday last.’ Also contained on this broadside is another report which begins, ‘We copy this murder and suicide from the same paper. – The town and neighbourhood of Barnet was thrown into the utmost consternation, on Tuesday, by the report that two ladies were murdered at Hadley Green.’ for more click here

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