The History of Leith

November 7, 2011

South Leith Church used as a mortuary

Receavit from Johne Gilstone English man for to have the corpse of Mr . . . . Mair of Hull laid within the bodie of our church £060 : 00 : 00.
(Note.—There are numerous examples of the church being utilised as a mortuary. In this case, probably the Mayor of Hull had died in Scotland and his body lay in the church until his friends came to
remove it.)

source-South Leith Records

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