The History of Leith

May 5, 2006

The trial and sentence of William Allan

This trial report begins: ‘A Full and Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of WILLIAM ALLAN, who was tried at Edinburgh, on Tuesday the 27th of December, 1825, for the Barbarous Murder and Robbery of Alexander McKay, on the 17th September last, and who is to be Executed at Aberdeen, on Friday the 10th February, 1826, and his body to be delivered over to the Professor of Anatomy of that city for Dissection.’ This broadside was printed in Edinburgh for William Henry and priced at one penny. for more click here

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