The History of Leith

January 26, 2011

SOUTH LEITH PARISH-18th century

In this parish are 5142 heads of families, 2439 male children,-2432 female children, 484 male Servants, 935 female servants, in all 11432 individuals, and 2893 families. Of thefe, 423 indviduals reside in Reftalrig, 557 in Abbeyhill, and 1497 in Calton of Edinburgh. The valued rent of this paris is L.6413:2:11 Scotch.
– In r784 the trade of Leith was estimated at half a million Sterling according to the following Statement.
Traders or companies dealing in flax, hemp,iron, afhes, tar, &c. – – £.160500
Do. in wood – 32000
Do. in teas, fpirits, and groceries – 65000
Do. in wine and fpirits, hops, &c. – 36500
in grain, both by confignment and purchafe
– – – 161000
, 2 Manufacturers of foap and candles – 13000
Rope works, raw materials L. 12200, labour
L. 14800 – 27000

Total L. 495000

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