The History of Leith

June 4, 2011

Prisoners of the Barbary Pirates

21 ofAprill 1646.—The qlk day the mrs ‘ of ye new hospitall were choysene viz for ye maltmen Robert Murray; for ye trades and crafts Francis Wilkie for ye traffickers Jhone Brotherstons. Ordains to intimat ye nixt Lords day yat yr will be a voluntarie collectione at ye churche door upon ye Lords day for releise of Alexr Ruddoche and his brother James Ruddoche who are lying captive among ye Turks in Argeir. (Algeria)
source-South Leith Records

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