The History of Leith

June 13, 2011

5th Lord Balmerino

1 Nov. 1722.—Reported by the Moderator that my Lord Couper signifies his willingness and inclination to have his part of the roof of the Kirk repaired as far as the Season of the year will allow. Orders advertisement to be given to the Weavers, shoemakers and neighbours of Caltoun anent the reparation of their part.
(Note.—Lord Couper was the eldest son of John 4th Lord Balmerino and took his title from Coupar Angus where the family possessed an estate. Lord Couper assumed his title when raised to the Bench in
1714. He succeeded his father as 5th Lord Balmerino and was the last of the family to reside in the old mansion in Coatfield Lane, where he died in 1746.)

source-South Leith Records

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