The History of Leith

May 28, 2006

The execution of Alexander Cain or O’Kane

This execution notice begins: ‘An account of the Trial of Alexander Cain, alias O’Kane before the High Court of the Justiciary, Edinburgh, for wounding severely on the head, and other parts of the body, Archibald Stewart, Cattle-dealer, while in Stirling, and robbing him of One Thousand and Ten Pounds ster. -who was found guilty, and sentenced to be hanged, at Stirling, on Friday the 21st of February, 1812.’ This sheet was published in Glasgow by Thomas Duncan.for more click here

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