The History of Leith

July 15, 2011

The Timber Bush

22 Julie 1645.—The Bailies gave directions to Francis Wilkie to go to ye Timber Busse and take dealls (i.e., wood) affe any stacke yr to whomsoever yei appertain to ye use of ye publicke in yis pnt visitaone and mak note yrof how many he takes affe and to qm, yat ye merchants yrof gait no wrong.
(Note. —Timber Bush is a form of Timber Bourse. The spelling in this minute is interesting, as also the reference to the wood merchants.)

Source-South Leith Records

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