The History of Leith

August 20, 2006

A woman who masqueraded as a man, c. 1820

A particular account of John Thomson, a journeyman plasterer, who has been working in one of the New Buildings in Lord Moray’s Park, for six weeks past. and lodged near the canal bason, and who was discovered by a strange accident,to be a Female, on Tuesday last, and who is the same woman that went under the name of John Oliver, last year in Glasgow, and followed the trades of a weaver. plasterer and Flesher. for more click here

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