The History of Leith

March 2, 2008

A Hidden Birth in Leith c1720

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Sheriff Brae c 1850

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Sugarhouse Close

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Acknowledgement-NAS

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The Coal hill facing the Sheriff Brae early 19th century

Women who gave birth to still born children at this time could face execution for infanticide and this is what is concerning this case. It is interesting as the document mentions “John Forrest workman at the Sugarhouse Leith” and the accused “Catherine Walker” of the Sheriff Brae

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