The History of Leith

May 27, 2011

The Restalrig Deanery

In 1492, John Fraser, dean of Restalrig, was appointed Lord Clerk Register; and in 1540 another dean, John Sinclair, was made Lord of Session, and was afterwards Bishop of Brechin and Lord President of the Court of Session. He it was who performed the marriage ceremony for Queen Mary and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, In 1592 the deanery was dissolved by Act of Parliament, and divided between ” the parsonage of Leswade and jarsonage of Dalkeith, maid by Mr. George Ramsay, dean of Reslalrig.”

Some Text