The History of Leith

June 8, 2011

The Churchyard-1682

4th of May 1682,—The session do appoynt yt henceforth they who putt a turf on ye graves of yr friends buried within this churchyeard pay £3 scotts for ye behoof of ye poor.
(Note.—It was usual to leave churchyards in a neglected state, and the session do not appear to have encouraged attentions paid to graves.)

Source-South Leith Records

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