The History of Leith

May 15, 2008

The Case of Adam Dais-1532

Adam Dais was found guilty of with holding the “Prime Gilt” a tax on his cargo from Flanders which was due at this time to St Mary’s Kirk (ie South Leith Church). The Prime guilt later was transfered to the mariners who used it to maintain the sick and poor of their trade and for Trinity House.

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