The History of Leith

November 15, 2011

Arrable land pertaining to the new hospitale called King James his hospital in Leith

9 March 1654.—The which day James Boag late taksman (i.e. tenant) of the five acres and ane half of that arrable land pertaining to the new hospitale called King James his hospital in Leith (left be umqll Bishop Lamb yrto) did quit his tak yrof in favours of Johne Riddoch.
(Note.—This ground is now Seafield Cemetery. The masters of King James Hospital continue to receive small feu-duties from ground at Hillhousefield, Newhaven, and Seafield.)

source-South Leith Records

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