The History of Leith

June 8, 2011

The faithful covenanter

13 Jully 1682.—The session desyres . . . for ye tryall of ye schoolmr of ye High School who is to be written for.
(Note.—Mr Sinclair, the master of the Grammar School, refused to take the Test, preferring to remain a faithful covenanter even at the cost of losing his appointment. What this meant to him we may judge
from the fact that later on he became an object of charity in the town.)

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