The History of Leith

October 20, 2006

Affray, and two murders

This crime report begins: ‘A particular account of the unlucky affray that happened on Saturday evening at the head of the Canongate, Edinburgh, between two Carters, viz Alexander M’Donald and [Ge]orge Sideserf, who lost his life by a blow from M’Donald. Likewise an account of that horrid and bloody murder, committed on the body of SERJEANT JENKINS, of the Pembrokeshire Cavalry, who was most cruelly stabbed by one Buttler, a private of said regiment, in many places, of which he died in about ten minutes, in great agony.’ for more click here

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