The History of Leith

October 9, 2006

Trial and Sentence

This crime report begins: ‘A Full and Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of THOMAS BRAID and MARY BRAID or MORISON, Brother and Sister-german, who were tried yesterday (Monday) before the High Court of Justiciary, for INCEST and MURDER, and who are, Mary Braid or Morison to be Executed on Monday 17th February, and her body to be buried within the precincts of the Jail, and Thomas Braid to be Banished for Life.’ It was published by Menzies of Edinburgh, in 1834. for more click here

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