History of Leith, Edinburgh

July 14, 2007

Admiral Duncan-Trinity House,Leith

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Henry Raeburn

He was made a freeman of the principal Crafts on 8th January 1798, and the Minute of Council for 26th October 1797, contains the following entry:~

“The Council unanimously resolve to present Admiral Lord Viscount Duncan with a piece of plate value One Hundred Guineas, with a suitable inscription, as a mark of their esteem for his Lordship, and of their high sense of the signal and splendid victory obtained by his Lordship over the Dutch Fleet on the Eleventh day of October last, of so much consequence to the prosperity of Great Britain.” for more click here

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