The History of Leith

July 15, 2011

Sir Wm. Dick

10 Julie 1645.^—Recomended to ye Bailies to wryt to Sir Wm. Dick to try if he will let his brewarie brew aill for ye publicke heir.
(Note.—This was Sir Wm. Dick of Grange House referred to in the “Heart of Midlothian” as the Scottish millionaire. He was ruined by Cromwell. His house and business premises still stand in the Advocate’s Close. The Dick Lauder family is well known locally.)

Source-South Leith Records

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