The History of Leith

April 16, 2007

The execution of Captain Thomas Green for piracy and murder



This report and ballad begins: ‘CAPTAIN / THOMAS GREEN’S / Last farewell to the OCEAN and all the world, who was Execute with two more of his Crew at Leith within the Flood-Mark, 11 April 1705, for Piracie and Murder.’ It seems the sheet was published in Edinburgh by someone called ‘G.J.’ for more click here

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