The History of Leith

October 16, 2006

Execution of Mrs McLeoid

This broadside begins: ‘The Last Farewel and Lamentation of Mrs McLEOID, who was execute in the Grass-Market of Edinburgh on the 8th of March 1727, for the Crime of Forgery, with her last Farewel to the World.’ The first verse begins: ‘All People now both far and near, / that sees my wretched State, / Lament my Case, for why I am / Oh! Most Unfortunate.’ A woodcut illustration of a woman surrounded by foliage has been included at the top of this sheet. for more click here

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