The History of Leith

June 16, 2011

Playing at ye gouffe-1649

25 Febr 1649.—Jhone Holmes younger being warned (for playing at ye gouffe ye last Lords day in tyme of divyne service) were called compeard and being severalie interrogat yei ansred and confessed yat yei were playing at ye goufe, There censour is continued till ye nixt dyat; all yir are young boys.
(Note.—This criminal offence was discussed at several meetings, and in the end the Session came to a very sensible decision. The boys “were recomended to yr parents to correct yrn and any of ym qo are
scollers to be corrected be yr maisters.”)

Source-South Leith Records

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