The History of Leith

October 31, 2011

A victim of the plague-1645

28 Julie 1645.—Forsameikle as yr is a sowme of money awand be ye session to Beatrix Smeaton for timber and dealls and seing ye said Beatrix is awand to Rot Brisone some moneyes, yrfor it is thought fit ye Sessione should give ane band to ye said Rot for ye said sowme yat ye Sessione is dew to hir pro tanto.
(Note.—The woman here named was a victim of the plague. The Treasurer’s accounts contain a charge “for furnishing of Andro Rea and Beatrix Smeaton his wif, ye tyme of yr seekness and for yr buriall.”)

source-The South Leith Records

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