The History of Leith

June 16, 2011

To be put in a darke howse and shekels

5 Agust 1630 eeirs.—Ordained Jn hunter distracted of his wytte to be put in a darke howse and shekels to be put on hime & entertained wt vivers.
(Note—The Kirk-Session must have regarded this insane man as dangerous, and it was common until quite lately to put shackles on such persons. “Vivers ” means provisions.)

source-South Leith Records-1911

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