The History of Leith

June 13, 2006

A female foot-boy

An account of the Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Catherine Wilson, an interesting young woman, about twenty years of age, daughter of respectable parents, near Perth, who assumed man’s
apparel at the age of fourteen, and hired herself to a drover, when she came to Edinburgh, and got into a respectable gentleman’s family as foot boy, but being discharged was compelled to work as a bricklayer’s labourer ; how she assumed the name of John Thomson, and married her landlady’s daughter, Mary Gray, and on Saturday last resumed her petticoats. for more click here

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