The History of Leith

June 20, 2007

Records of William Younger & Co Ltd, brewers, Edinburgh, Scotland

Tradition has it that William Younger I, aged 16, set up a brewery in Kirkgate, Leith, Scotland, in 1749. In 1853 he married Grizel Syme and became an exciseman, leaving the brewery to be run by Grizel. However, this account is flawed and inaccurate and cannot be substantiated. Grizel actually ran her deceased second husband’s brewery and it was this brewery and those of her sons that developed into the firm of William Younger & Co. for more click here

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