The History of Leith

November 1, 2011

The Lord Bishop of Edinburgh

14th August 1672

(Note. —There follows here an accusation against Mr Cant, who in his own house had struck Mr John Mackqueen after they had called each other liars. Later on Mr Mackqueen was colleague with Mr Cant
in Trinity College Ctrarch. The parties shook hands, and the report, after going into details, closes as follows :—)

Whairupon the Lord Bishop bravelie admonished him to be watchful over his wayes and never to fall in any such offence again which he promised to do; as also that he should apply himself in his preaching to the capacitie of his hearers and that he should be more dilligent in visitting the sick and in catechising. Then after prayer and thanksgiving to God for his presence and assistance to this meitting the visitation closed.
(Note.—The Lord Bishop of Edinburgh was George Wishart, minister of North Leith, who was driven from his church for refusing to sign the Covenant. He was the author of a Latin Memoir on Montrose, a
copy of which was suspended round the neck of the great marquis at his execution. Wishart was buried in Holyrood Abbey, where his magnificent tomb may still be seen.)

source-South Leith Record

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