The History of Leith

April 14, 2007

The execution of the Radicals, Andrew Hardie and John Baird


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Even more affecting was the execution of Hardie and Baird at Stirling on the 8th September. They died declaring that they had come to the scaffold in the cause of truth and justice; and they and old James Wilson were regarded as Scottish Martyrs to that cause.

The eighteen other prisoners who were transported for life – out of Leith docks are as follows;

James Clelland,
Thomas McCulloch,
Benjamin Moir,
Allan Murchie,
Alexander Lattimer,
Alexander Johnstone,
Andrew White,
John McMillan,
David Thomson,
James Wright,
Andrew Dawson,
William Clarkson,
Thomas Pike,
Robert Gray,
Alexander Hart,
John Barr,
William Smith,
Thomas McFarlane.
Copyright Mr. DAVID CRAMB WILSON, 1980-2006

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