The History of Leith

June 12, 2006

An account of the Trial and Sentence of John Wilson and Duncan Fraser

This crime report begins: ‘ An account of the Trial and Sentence of John Wilson and Duncan Fraser, two young men belonging to Edinburgh, who are to be Executed at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 28th, day of January, 1824. for breaking into the Shop of James Smyth Taylor, St. Mary’s Wynd Edinburgh.’ The report was published in December 1823, probably in Edinburgh, and priced at one penny. for more click here

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