The History of Leith

June 20, 2006

The life of Elisabeth Watson

This sheet begins: ‘An Account of the Life and Death of MISS ELIZABETH WATSON, a Gentleman’s Daughter, who was betrayed and seduced by a young Gentleman; she became pregnant to him — his love soon turned to hatred . . . She was then reduced to poverty . . . and on Monday last, was found in a most deplorable condition, lying dead in a byre near mid Calder, together with a copy of an interesting Letter, and also a Copy of Verses . . . in her own hand writing.’ This sheet was published by Francis McCartney.for more click here

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