The History of Leith

November 7, 2011

Sir James Hoom of Echills

18 Aprill 1667.—Receavit from the laird of Stichhill for Sir James Hoom of Echills his corpse standing in the Kirk one night £11: 12: 00.
(Note.—Sir James Home of Eccles had been slain in a desperate duel with swords on Leith Sands at Seafield. His adversary, Wm. Douglas, younger, of Whittinghame, was arrested and beheaded three days
later at the Cross of Edinburgh.)

source-South Leith Records

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