The History of Leith

June 14, 2011

The Poor and ancient Streets (Mostly gone now)-1794

Iin consequence of Intimation from the Pulpit on Sunday last and being constituted. Mr Dickson, Moderator, they proceeded to examine the case of the Poor who at present beg on the Streets and at the Doors of the Inhabitants. Also of those who have small weekly pensions from the Session ; and that the charitably disposed might distinguish the Poor of the parish from those who come from a distance they agreed to give badges to the following persons as in their opinion standing in need of public support : —
Residence.
Harper’s Land.
Muckle’s Close
Pedden’s Land.
Warden’s Land
Well Close
Muckle’s Close
Muckle’s Close
Leith Mills
Horse Wynd
Well Close
Peat Newk
Tods Hole
Tods Hole
Forsyth’s Land
Shereff Brae
Lamb’s Court
Leith Mills.
Workman’s Land.
Sherriff Brae.

James Smith
John Grant
Isabel Dawson
Janet Maciver
Janet Muir
Jean Somniervail
Jean Cleghorn
Martha Dewar
Hanah Hardie
Janet Maying
Isabel Thomson
Elizabeth Broun
Ann Steill
David Brow
Robert Pratt
Isabel Campbell
Grizel Hutton
Isabel Macleod
Margt. Levie

A list of the weekly pensioners is inserted in the Books of the Kirk Treasurer (Signed)
Robert Dickson, Moderator.

Source-South Leith Records

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