The History of Leith

November 8, 2011

Treasurers and the Plague of South Leith

14 of Agust 1645.—The qlk day Alexr Broune maltman in Leith was electit and choysen thesaurer.
(Note.—While the Session clerk continued to live through the plague the Treasurers fell victims to it in rapid succession. Mr Brown’s accounts were audited and signed by the Session clerk and among other entries there is this one, “ye said Alexr Broune wared upon ye building of ye kill conforme to his own particular compt the sum of ane hundreth three score four pounds.”)

source-South Leith Records

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