The History of Leith

July 21, 2011

Vagening on ye Sabbath day

16th May 1700-Betha Andersons Servatrix to Mr Alexr. Losby and Mary Andersone her Sister from whom the Searchers caused plaids to be taken, being found vagening on ye Sabbath day in ye tyme of Sermon and they having no excuse which ye Session could sustain they were both rebuked and exorted to sanctifie the Sabbath in tyme comeing and were referrd to ye Magistrates for what concernes ye civil law.
(Note. — The searchers frequently appropriated the plaids or shawls of women found breaking the Sabbath day.)

Source-South Leith Records

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