The History of Leith

October 31, 2011

Scots money

Julij lith 1609.—Ressavit of pure silver frae” William Sinclair . . . 1 lib 13s. 4d. for the repairing frae Thomas Harley, 4 lib. 4s. Visitors for the next day David Jamesone Younger and William Bickartoune for the repairing William Gibson.
(Note.—Lib is pounds. The money referred to is Scots money, value only one-twelfth part of sterling money. The visitors collected for the poor and for the fabric of the church. The Kirk Session had the
duty of providing for the poor)

source-South Leith Records

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