The History of Leith

September 6, 2011

Laird of Grant

27 August 1719.—Reported by the Treasurer That he had received an hundred merks from the present Laird of Grant for the late Laird his corpse lying in the Session house.
(Note.—The late Laird of Grant was Alexander who had held Edinburgh Castle against the Rebels in 1715 and aided his friend the Duke of Argyle in driving Mackintosh of Borlum from the Citadel of Leith. He probably had been with his regiment in Leith and died at the Citadel.)

Source-South Leith Records

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