The History of Leith

October 21, 2011

The mother of Earl Haig.

21 Octr. 1808.—The Moderator stated to the Session that the Clerkship of King James’s Hospital and St. Anton’s being vacant by the death of Mr Patison, moved that Mr H. Veitch should be elected to hold said office during the pleasure of the Session. On these terms Mr Veitch was unanimously elected to hold that Office, with the usual emoluments.
(Note.—It has been mentioned above that the Town Clerk of Leith was generally also Clerk of St. Anthony’s. Mr Hugh Veitch was a well-known personage in the town, being at this time town clerk, an
appointment which he continued to hold after Leith became a burgh in 1833. He had an estate at Stewartfield, now a railway siding lying between Newhaven Road and Bedbraes. A picture of his house is given in Grant’s ” Old and New Edinburgh.” His daughter married Mr Haig, distiller at Bonnington, and was the mother of Earl Haig.)

Source-South Leith Records

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