The History of Leith

March 19, 2011

Scourged

lo April, 1713, a prisoner named Jean Ramsay, who had dragged a weak and infirm man from his bed in the house of Isabel Lesly in Leith, near the South Church, and used him with such severity that he died, was sentenced to be scourged on her bare back from the Toibooth of Edinburgh to the Nether Bow, and from the Tolbooth of Leith to the door of Isabel Lesly, and from there to the Shore; “and the above warrant
was put in execution.” (Robertson’s “Antiquities”)

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