The History of Leith

September 12, 2011

The Poor

18th February 1794.—The Session having met in consequence of Intimation from the Pulpit on Sunday last and being constituted. Mr Dickson, Moderator, they proceeded to examine the case of %the Poor who at present beg on the Streets and at the Doors of the Inhabitants.
Also of those who have small weekly pensions from the Session ; and that the charitably disposed might distinguish the Poor of the parish from those who come from a distance they agreed to give badges to the following persons as in their opinion standing in need of public support:—•
James Smith
Joha< Grant Isabel Dawson Janet Maciver Janet Muir Jean Sommervail Jean Cleghorn Martha Dewar Hanah Hardie Janet Maving Isabel Thomson Elizabeth Broun Ann Steill David Brow Robert Pratt Isabel Campbell Grizel Hutton Isabel Macleod Margt. Levie Residence. Harper's Land. Muckle's Close Pedden's Land. Warden's Land Well Close Muckle's Close Muckle's Close Leith Mills Horse Wynd Well Close Peat Newk Tods Hole Tods Hole Forsyth's Land Shereff Brae Lamb's Court Leith Mills. Workman's Land. Sherriff Brae. A list of the weekly pensioners is inserted in the Books of the Kirk Treasurer (Signed) Robert Dickson, Moderator.

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