The History of Leith

May 28, 2006

‘Lamentation of George Giechrist

This report begins: ‘Lamentation of George Giechrist, who is to be Executed at Edinburgh, on Wednesday morning the 3d. August instant for the Robbing of the Prince Regent Coach, between Edinburgh and Glasgow, on the 24th. of March 1831.’ This sheet was published by George Craig of Edinburgh. A ‘lamentation’ was an act of expressing grief, regret and perhaps atonement.for more click here

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