The History of Leith

August 2, 2011

The Advocate who later assisted the bloody Mackenzie

7 Now. 1661.—The Session ordained their clerck to draw up Jean Duncan her processe in forme and in order and to be given to William Purves of Widdeslie (i.e Woodhouselee) balie of the Barrony of Restalrig.
(Note.—This Purves was probably the Advocate who later assisted the bloody Mackenzie in prosecuting the Covenanters. He owned Abbeyhill House. His portrait by Lely is in the National Gallery, Queen
Street.)

Source-South Leith Records

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