The History of Leith

August 9, 2011

Scots money

Julij Hth 1609.—Ressavit of pure silver frae William Sinclair . . . 1 lib 13s. 4d. for the repairing frae Thomas Harley, 4 lib. 4s. Visitors for the next day David Jamesone Younger and William Bickartoune for the repairing William Gibson.
(Note. —Lib is pounds. The money referred to is Scots money, value only one-twelfth part of sterling money. The visitors collected for the poor and for the fabric of the church. The Kirk Session had the duty of providing for the poor as the Parish Council now have.)

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