The History of Leith

September 29, 2006

Trial and Sentence of Mary McKinnon

This crime report begins: ‘An Interesting Account of the Trial and Sentence of MARY McKINNON, who is to be Executed at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 16th of April next, for the Murder of William Hewat, by Stabbing him in the Breast with a Table Knife, and her Body given for Public Dissection.’ This was published in Edinburgh by James McLean and would have cost a penny to purchase. for more click here

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