The History of Leith

October 11, 2011

The Poor and Forgotten Streets of Old Leith

I8th 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 thr 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 :—
To whom given
James Smith
John, 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
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.

Source-The South Leith Records

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